August 17, 2023
Photo: Maciej Hevi Janas

Death metal paragons Decapitated have been unstoppable since the release of their latest studio album Cancer Culture, and today, the band are pleased to announce a lengthy, 17-date tour across the UK and Ireland set for this winter. Decapitated will be performing their classic, second studio album Nihility in full each night. Accompanying them on the road as special guests will be label mates Obscura, as well as Inferi and The Materia.

Guitarist Vogg stated, “Boom! I know that Nihility has a special place for many fans and musicians following Decapitated for the last 20 years. For me as well. That’s why we decided to celebrate this album and perform the whole thing live in concert for the first time! Join us in spheres of madness!”


ObscuraInferiThe Materia

  • 29.11.23 UK Bristol @ The Fleece
  • 30.11.23 UK Milton Keynes @ MK11
  • 01.12.23 UK Bournemouth @ The Old Fire Station
  • 02.12.23 UK Torquay @ The Foundry
  • 03.12.23 UK Merthyr Tydfil @ Redhouse Cymru
  • 04.12.23 UK Liverpool @ O2 Academy2
  • 06.12.23 Ireland Limerick @ Dolan’s Warehouse
  • 07.12.23 Ireland Dublin @ Opium
  • 08.12.23 UK Belfast @ Limelight 2
  • 09.12.23 UK Glasgow @ Slay
  • 10.12.23 UK Newcastle @ The Grove
  • 11.12.23 UK Leeds @ The Key Club
  • 12.12.23 UK Norwich @ The Waterfront
  • 13.12.23 UK Southend-on-Sea @ Chinnerys
  • 14.12.23 UK London @ 229
  • 15.12.23 UK Manchester @ Club Academy
  • 16.12.23 UK Birmingham @ Asylum

Across eight studio albums, Decapitated grew from the adolescent dream of teenagers from a small Central European town to one of the leaders of the metal genre. Each successive album further expands the band’s sound with genre-bending authenticity and integrity. As Metal Injection rightfully observed, “any self-respecting death metalhead knows the name well.” Like a rose in the devil’s garden, the Decapitated story builds triumph from tragedy. The gleeful grotesquery of extreme metal imagery and riff-tastic bludgeoning beckons listeners to uncover broader truths.

Their latest studio album Cancer Culture was released in 2022, with instantly recognisable devastation and deceptively sinister hooks abound. Newly minted Decapitated anthems like Last Supper, Hello Death, Just A Cigarette, No Cure, Iconoclast, and Cancer Culture shimmer with sonically sharp production and unrelenting bombast. There’s also a newly increased emphasis on melody, even venturing into darkly romantic territory. Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka (guitar), Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski (vocals), Paweł Pasek (bass), and James Stewart (drums) are at the top of their game, delivering the goods at peak performance. Jinjer vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk and Machine Head front man Robb Flynn make impressive guest appearances. Flynn contributes a hauntingly beautiful vocal to the Cancer Culture track Iconoclast, with  Shmayluk, a formidable screamer, going the the clean vocal route on track Hello Death. 

Decapitated is:
Waclaw ‘Vogg’ Kieltyka – 
Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski – vocals
James Stewart – drums
Paweł Pasek – bass (live)

Decapitated online:

Official Website