Upon the release of 2017’s Anticult, Metal Hammer declared Decapitated “a serious successor to the likes of Pantera and Lamb Of God – a band who can draw new legions into the metal world as its new champions.” Today, the band are happy to announce their diverse follow-up, 2022’s Cancer Culture out on May 27th – an album that delivers on that promise.
Instantly recognisable devastation and deceptively sinister hooks abound. Freshly minted Decapitated anthems, like the title track ‘Cancer Culture‘, shimmer with sonically sharp production and unrelenting bombast.
Waclaw ‘Vogg’ Kieltyka on the first single,
“It wasn’t easy to pick the first single from ‘Cancer Culture’. Each song has a different vibe that we want to show as soon as possible and are proud of them all. Since ‘Cancer Culture’ is the first song from the album, we decided that this would be the perfect way to introduce you to new music. It is the album’s opening chapter, and you know what you can expect.”
“Finally, after so many months of waiting, we reached it. The announcement of our brand new album ‘Cancer Culture’ and a new single is on! The expectations were high, and we also gave ourselves a massive challenge with this album. But I think hard work pays off. We had an opportunity to gather amazing people who took care of the production and helped us deliver the best we could with this album.
Again, Jarek Szubrycht (Carnival is Forever) has written amazing lyrics for us about the disproportion between the dreams, ambitions, and aspirations of humanity. The leading engineer on the album was Tomasz Zed Zalewski (Anticult), David Castillo, responsible for mixing the album, and Ten Jensen for the final touch for mastering.
For the cover, for the first time, we worked with Fabio Timpanaro, an Italian artist whose art perfectly describes what we wanted to tell through visual art.
Don’t misinterpret the meaning of the album title. It has a much broader context. You will be surprised at what we have delivered this time.”
Gatefold 1LP Red – UK exclusive
Gatefold 1LP Clear Black Splatter – US Retail and Mailorder
Gatefold 1LP Silver – US Independent Record Stores
Cassette Transparent Tinted Green – US only
CD Jewel – US only
Gatefold 1LP Red Black Marble – EU exclusive Mailorder
Gatefold 1LP Gold Black Splatter – EU Retail and WS
Gatefold 1LP Clear Black Marbled – EMP exclusive
Gatefold 1LP Black regular
Digipack – Mailorder + band exclusive
CD Jewel – EU only
Gatefold 1LP Black regular with Blood cover – band exclusive #1
Gatefold 1LP Black and Red ink spot – band exclusive #2
Cassette Black Sonic – band exclusive
Decapitated are also pleased to have their re-scheduled Irish/UK 25th Anniversary Tour dates coming up this month. They’ll be accompanied on the road by new special guests Signs Of The Swarm and Harbinger.
DECAPITATED – 25 Year Anniversary EU/UK Tour 2022
w/ Signs Of The Swarm, Harbinger
23.03.22 UK Southampton @ The Loft
24.03.22 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
25.03.22 UK Peterborough @ The Met Lounge
26.03.22 UK London @ The Underworld (SOLD OUT)
27.03.22 UK Leeds @ The Key Club
28.03.22 UK Glasgow @ The Classic Grand
30.03.22 Ireland Limerick @ Dolan’s Warehouse
31.03.22 Ireland Dublin @ Opium
01.04.22 UK Manchester @ The Bread Shed
02.04.22 UK Swansea @ Sin City
03.04.22 UK Bristol @ Thekla
04.04.22 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy 2
05.04.22 UK Norwich @ Brickmakers
06.04.22 UK Brighton @ The Arch
07.04.22 UK Milton Keynes @ MK11
Waclaw ‘Vogg’ Kieltyka – guitars
Rafał “Rasta” Piotrowski – vocals
James Stewart – drums
Paweł Pasek – bass (live)