After four years with the group, Decapitated drummer Michal Lysejko has decided to part ways. The Polish death metal giants announced they have recruited Vader drummer James Stewart to fill in for their upcoming tour. The band didn’t reveal a reason for the split. However, it appears amicable as they wish him “well on his new path.”
The band issued the following statement:
“Although we finished 2018 completely tired, we are happy.
We would not have been able to end this year on such a positive note without you – our fans, our families & friends, our labels Nuclear Blast and Mystic Production, and our booking agents. Everyone gave their best to help us on this journey and we have given our everything not to let anyone down.
It was a totally new & stressful experience for us: To pick up our instruments again, return to the stage, and play this music that we love. What we got back in return from all of you was worth it. What an incredible feeling.
This also marks Michal’s last year with us. We would like to thank him for his friendship, his huge support, and his hard work as the drummer for DECAPITATED. We wish him well on his new path. All the best, BROTHER!
We will take some time before we find and announce our new drummer. Until then, our friend James Stewart (Vader) will join us as a session drummer. Luckily, he found some free time between VADER shows and is able to play some selected live shows. You will all experience his talents soon.
The start of our 2019 tour, Killing The European Cult, will arrive shortly, and I hope to see you there, headbanging and sweating along with us. We are going to prepare a special set for these live shows which I hope will satisfy you all. More shows & festival appearances are still to be announced because we are truly hungry to play more and more.
We thank you sincerely for your continuing loyalty, support, and goodwill.
See you on the road in 2019!
Always… FROM PAIN TO STRENGTH”