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Behemoth’s Nergal says “welcome home brothers” to Decapitated

Posted by on January 9, 2018

When Decapitated were initially arrested, Behemoth’s Nergal was one of the first to respond to their worst nightmare. During that time, he urged everyone to refrain from judgement along with explaining that his Polish tech death metal friends are a bunch of good guys and “decent and hard-working fellas.” Now, the weight (or wait?) has […]

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Breaking: All rape and kidnapping charges dropped against Decapitated

Posted by on January 5, 2018

Last year, the metal community was shocked when Polish death metal band Decapitated were arrested on rape and kidnapping charges stemming from an incident that took place in Spokane on August 31st. The band were in jail for the majority of the last half of the year, with the band scheduled to stand trial for […]

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Metal Insider’s 11 most shocking moments of 2017

Posted by on December 20, 2017

For a while now, we’ve been recapping the year in metal by looking at some of the most surprising, sad, ridiculous or generally WTF moments that have taken place over the prior 12 months. With things like Tim Lambesis’ and Randy Blythe’s brushes with the law, Baroness’ near-fatal bus crash and Lostprophets Ian Watkins being […]

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Metal Insider editor Bram Teitelman’s top 10 of 2017

Posted by on December 14, 2017

What a year, amirite? Between the suicides of beloved 90’s and ’00s singers, the jarring difference between our last and current leader of the country, and the just-passed news of net neutrality ending, it’s been a rough year. Fortunately, as always, there’s always music to seek solace in, and this year was a pretty good […]

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All members of Decapitated released from jail, trial pushed to January

Posted by on December 13, 2017

According to the Spokesman-Review, all four members of Decapitated have been released from jail while they await trial of their accusations facing rape and kidnapping charges. Despite the bail being set for $100,000 for each member, they were released on their own recognizance. They are still a long way from home since Judge Julie McKay […]

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Metal Insider contributor Zenae Zukowski’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 7, 2017

When 2017 began, I was overly excited to hear countless new albums from artists including Ensiferum, Myrkur, Chelsea Wolfe, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse Iced Earth and, many more. Unfortunately, a multitude of these new releases by talented artists felt more as a contractual obligation instead of a brilliant creative execution. The overall production quality remained […]

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Decapitated enter not guilty pleas for rape and kidnapping charges, trial date set

Posted by on October 24, 2017

In early September, Decapitated  were accused of kidnapping and rape by a woman. Since then, the band, who were in Fresno when arrested, have all been expedited to Spokane, where they’ve been all charged and held on bail. Today, according to komonews, all four members pleaded not guilty to the charges. Also, a trial has […]

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Bail set at $100,000 for all Decapitated members

Posted by on October 22, 2017

This past Friday (20th), Decapitated vocalist Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek had their first court appearance in Spokane County for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping a woman on their tour bus after their show on August 31st at the Pin in Spokane, Washington. According to The Spokesman-Review, the two members sat down in front […]

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Decapitated drummer and guitarist’s bail set at $100,000 each

Posted by on October 16, 2017

Waclaw Kieltyka (guitarist) and Michal Lysejko (drummer) from Decapitated made their Superior Court appearance in Spokane, Washington this past Friday (13). According to The Spokesman-Review, Superior Court Judge Annette Plese set their bail to $100,000 each and both had to surrender their passports to their attorneys. Earlier it was reported that Kieltyka was charged with […]

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Decapitated releases statement on official rape charge

Posted by on October 13, 2017

Earlier this morning we discovered that all Decapitated members have been extradited from California to Washington and are faced with kidnapping and rape charges. The Polish death metal band has shared an official statement, their first since September 14th, explaining a few details surrounding their case: “An update – following extradition from California to Washington, […]

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