In a silver lining, Adrian “Covan” Kowanek, the former frontman of Decapitated has received a new a more modern wheelchair as a result of the generosity of Decapitated and Covan’s fans. The fundraising effort via Crowdfunding earned more than $14,000. Details and photographs can be found below via a facebook post from Covan’s sister. Kowalik has been disabled since the 2007 tour bus crash that left him severely injured and ultimately claimed the life of drummer Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka. Continue reading
In a message to Machine Head fans welcoming Vogg Kieltyka to the band, Vogg confirmed that he plans to do double duty in both bands, and Decapitated will work on a new album, in addition to new shows booked for 2020. Vogg joined the band as the new lead guitarist via a social media announcement this past weekend (September 28th). As of now, Machine Head has an extensive world tour booked with only a Hollywood show planned for North America this December. As of now, there is a gap in the MH Touring schedule following that show, until April 2020. A new Machine Head USA tour and standalone single are said to be announced any time now as well. Decapitated’s last album was the acclaimed AntiCult record, released in 2017.
Right after announcing Matt Alston as their new drummer, Machine Head has named death metal legend Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka of Decapitated as their new lead guitarist. Alston and Vogg will join the band on their upcoming world tour, “Burn My Eyes 25”. Watch video of Vogg jamming with Robb Flynn below! Continue reading
For twenty years the band Origin has set the standard for what excellent, American Death Metal should sound like. They have been blaring an uncommonly heavy, technical sound since the late nineties. Founding member and guitar player, Paul Ryan has been working on this signature style long before Origin was actually formed. Abiogenesis – A Coming Into Existence (Agonia Records) is a release of rarities from Origin’s vault that includes previously unreleased tracks from the pre-Origin era and a remastered version of Origin’s first EP. Continue reading
Spread across the three adjoining Academy venues in deepest, darkest Birmingham, the third annual HRH Metal indoor fest is well into its second day when I finally arrive (a long story involving illness and unforeseen hospitals), and gathering pace on the main stage with Nottingham stoner trio Witch Tripper. The band’s beer-fuelled, Black Sabbath inspired riffery capturing the attention of a respectably sized early evening audience.
Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival! New bands added include Parkway Drive, Azusa, Nordjevel, Combichrist, Caspian, Violent Magic Orchestra, Caspian, Déluge, Frog Leap, and Hexis. the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.
Brutal Assault 2019 has added another bunch of bands for the next edition of the festival Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Triumph of Death, Coven, Demolition Hammer, Wall Of Jericho, The Arson Project, The Contortionist, Vampilla, and Skeletal Remains to join the bill with more to come. One-hundred and thirty bands will play in the ancient and legendary Josefov Fortress castle on four stages all weekend from 7 -10 August 2019. The full list of bands so far can be seen below and tickets are on sale now from the event page.