Well, this is certainly shocking. All four members of Decapitated have been arrested for kidnapping a woman after their August 31st show in Spokane, Washington. The Spokemsan-Review reports that on September 1, a woman that was apparently at the band’s August 31st show at The Pin reported around 2am on September 1set that she’s been kidnapped. The band were arrested last night (8) after their show in Santa Ana. The band’s They have been identified as 27-year-old Michael M. Lysejko, 35-year-old Waclaw J. Kieltyka, 31-year-old Rafal T. Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert E. Wiecek are in the Los Angeles County Jail awaiting extradition. Spokane Police Department spokeswoman Cpl. Teresa Fuller says additional charges may be filed.
Decapitated have hired defense attorney Steve Graham, who’s services were retained on Thursday after the band found out about the incident. “There is another side to this,” Graham said. “We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit band of her own free will and left on good terms.” He told the Spokesman-Review that he’s concerned they’ll languish in jail in Los Angeles, but won’t fight extradition. The band are all Polish nationals. The band’s tour with Thy Art is Murder, Fallujah and Ghost Bath is set to go on until September 24th. Tonight’s show in Mesa is continuing, but without it’s headliner. It’s unclear as to whether the tour will continue on minus Decapitated if they’re held up for much longer. This is obviously a breaking story, and we’ll continue to bring you up to date on it.