Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED will return to North America for an annihilating headlining run this fall in support of their new album, "Carnival Is Forever". Support on the trek will come from DECREPIT BIRTH, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, RINGS OF SATURN and THE HAARP MACHINE.
Commented DECAPITATED guitarist Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka: "I'm here to tell everybody that the tour starts the 30th of September and we will play the biggest cities through the 30th of October. This tour is together with death metal beasts DECREPIT BIRTH, new death metal visionaries from Italy FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, and two new acts RINGS OF SATURN and THE HAARP MACHINE. It will be a great death metal party for sure!!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!!!!! On this tour we will play every song from the new album, 'Carnival Is Forever', together with old classics."
The dates are as follows:
Sep. 30 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
Oct. 01 - Kingdom - Richmond, VA
Oct. 02 - The Acheron - Atlanta, GA
Oct. 03 - State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
Oct. 05 - White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
Oct. 07 - Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ
Oct. 08 - SOMA - San Diego, CA
Oct. 09 - Foro Alicia - Mexico City, Mexico
Oct. 10 - The Whisky - Hollywood, CA
Oct. 11 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
Oct. 12 - Branx - Portland, OR
Oct. 14 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
Oct. 15 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
Oct. 16 - Republik - Calgary, AB
Oct. 17 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
Oct. 18 - Park Theater - Winnipeg, MB
Oct. 20 - Miramar Theatre - Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 21 - Mojoe's - Joliet, IL
Oct. 22 - Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Oct. 23 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 24 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
Oct. 26 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
Oct. 27 - Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
Oct. 28 - The Reverb - Reading, PA
Oct. 29 - Saints & Sinners Fest - Asbury Park, NJ
Oct. 30 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
"Carnival Is Forever" sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Carnival Is Forever" was released in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD's cover art was created by Lukasz Jaszak and can be seen below. The follow-up to 2006's "Organic Hallucinosis" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio in Poland with producer Wacek Kieltyka and engineer Arkadiusz "Malta" Malczewski. Drums were tracked with Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED), who also handled mixing duties.
DECAPITATED's lineup includes Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka on guitar, Kerim "Krimh" Lechner (THORNS OF IVY, TONE INTIMACY) on drums, Rafal Piotrowski (KETHA, FORGOTTEN SOULS) on lead vocals, and Filip "Heinrich" Halucha (VESENIA, ROOTWATER, UNSUN, MASACHIST) on bass.