Decapitated

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

This Polish death metal unit formed while all its members, Vogg (Waclaw Kieltyka, Poland; guitar), Vitek (b. Witold Kieltyka, 24 January 1984, Krosno, Poland, d. 2 November 2007, Novozybkov, Russia; drums) and Sauron (b. Wojciech Wasowicz, Poland; vocals), were in their early teens and still studying music in their respective schools. Adding bass player Martin (b. Marcin Rygiel, Poland), the band recorded their first demo, Cemeterial Gardens, in 1997. Unsurprisingly heavily influenced by Poland’s leading death metal outfit Vader, the demo was an impressive affair, especially considering the band’s young age. A second demo, The Eye Of Horus, appeared the following year and was eventually released as part of Relapse Records’ Polish Assault compilation. Winds Of Creation followed in 2000, a furious blast of technical grinding death metal, it rapidly led to a bidding war eventually won by Earache Records, who signed the band to its Wicked World...

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