Infobox musical artist
Name = Decapitated

Img_capt = Left to right: Covan, Vitek and Vogg in 2006.
Background = group_or_band
Alias =
Origin = Krosno, Poland
Genre = Technical death metal Death metal
Years_active = 1996–present
(on indefinite hiatus since 2008) [Blabbermouth [ DECAPITATED Guitarist: 'We Are On Indefinite Hiatus For Now'] ; retrieved August 13 2008]

Label = Metal Mind Records
Earache Records
Nuclear Blast
Associated_acts = Lux Occulta
Atrophia Red Sun
URL = []
Current_members = Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka
Adrian "Covan" Kowanek

Past_members = Witold "Vitek" Kiełtyka
Wojciech "Sauron"/"Pig" Wąsowicz
Jacek Hiro
Richard Gulczynski
Marcin "Martin" Rygiel

Decapitated is a technical death metal [ Encyclopaedia Metallum - Decapitated (Pol) ] ] band from Poland.They formed in 1996 in Krosno in southern Poland, when all the members were still attending music school.

They released their first demo "Cemeterial Gardens" in 1997 and their second demo, "The Eye of Horus" in 1998. After these releases, the band was considered as genuine contenders of the underground metal community, and eventually signed with Wicked World/Earache Records for the release of the debut album, "Winds of Creation".

With Vitek (1984-2007) and Vogg (being aged 23) they are one of the youngest bands in the genre to have had success. Martin and Vogg conjointly hold gigs with the Polish experimental symphonic/technical black metal band Lux Occulta.

Decapitated also toured the UK upon the release of "Winds of Creation", and in light of a phenomenal response, the band was led to being voted "Best Newcomer" in Terrorizer Magazine's 2000 Reader's Poll, and a further European tour in 2001 with Immolation continued to contribute to the band's musical reputation.

Band history

Decapitated released their first demo entitled "Cemeterial Gardens" in 1997 and released their debut album, called "Winds of Creation", three years later. "Nihility" was the follow-up of Winds of Creation.

Their 2004 album, "The Negation", along with their latest effort "Organic Hallucinosis" both have a fuller, more classical death metal tone. In summer 2005, the band's vocalist Sauron quit the band. According to Sauron, the reason was due to "health complications". Sauron's replacement was Covan, a previous member of Atrophia Red Sun. The group is currently signed to Earache Records.

"Organic Hallucinosis" was released on the 13th of February 2006. Martin rejoined Decapitated after the army wanted him for conscription in Poland and nearly faced going to court despite the rumours of problems concerning the label, which were proven to be untrue. Fact|date=November 2007

Incident in Belarus

On 29 October 2007, while travelling to a show in Gomel, Belarus, the band was involved in an automobile accident. Their tour bus collided with a truck carrying wood, injuring Vitek and Covan. While it was initially believed that they were taken to Moscow to be treated after treatment at a local hospital,Fact|date=February 2008 it was later confirmed that they were only taken to be treated in Novozybkov.Fact|date=February 2008

Covan has since shown signs of improvement. The bus was said to be 'beyond repair' following the crash, an indication of the impact of the collision.Fact|date=February 2008 On 2 November 2007, the band's drummer Witold "Vitek" Kiełtyka died in the hospital from head injuries sustained in the accident.

Band members

Last known line-up

*Adrian "Covan" Kowanek - Vocals (Atrophia Red Sun)
*Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka - Guitar (Lux Occulta)

Former/past members

*Wojciech "Sauron" Wąsowicz - Vocals (Anal Stench, Masachist) (1996-2005)
*Marcin "Martin" Rygiel - Bass (Lux Occulta, Vader)
*Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka (R.I.P.) - Drums (Dies Irae, Panzer X)


tudio albums

*"Winds of Creation" (2000)
*"Nihility" (2002)
*"The Negation" (2004)
*"Organic Hallucinosis" (2006)


*"Polish Assault" (2000)
*"The First Damned" (2000)


*"Human's Dust" (2008)


* [ Decapitated] at Allmusic
* [, Decapitated] at Rockdetector


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Official MySpace profile]
* [ Decapitated] at Earache Records website

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