Sep 182014


Blood Mantra, the fantastic new album by Poland’s Decapitated, will be released in 8-10 days from now, depending on where you live. Our man Andy Synn has reviewed it for us (here), writing that it “can be appreciated just as much for its cerebral prowess as its sheer physical intensity.” “It hits as hard and as fast as any Death Metal album you might care to mention, with Vogg’s mind-bending guitar work and Rafal’s cannibalistic bark (not to mention new drummer Mlody’s weapons-grade performance behind the drum kit) able to go toe-to-toe with the best of them.” And not long ago the band premiered the new album’s title track in the form of a lyric video — which you can see and hear right after the jump.

Blood Mantra is coming our way from Nuclear Blast… on September 26 (EU), September 29 (EU), and September 30 (NA). CDs, vinyls, and assorted bundles are available for order hereDecapitated will be accompanying GWAR and American Sharks on a U.S. tour this fall — the schedule appears after “Blood Mantra” — which you will hear next…



GWAR Eternal Tour 2014

10/15/14 The Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium “Rock and Shock Festival” – Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
10/21/14 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo’s “Housecore Horror Film Festival” – Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop’s Nightclub – Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air – Magna, UT
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA


  1. That Hideous Divinity track after Decapitated just smashed my skull in. Its tech death but not a lot of noodling. Good vocals.

  2. I dunno… This new record isn’t grabbing me as much as Carnival did. It has a few good tracks, but a few duds, too.

  3. this is awesome, i can’t wait to hear the full album

  4. though it’s more groove-focused than tech death, the writing here sounds rather complete to me, leaving no things half-baked. Looking forward to the whole album.

  5. Thank You very much for this review.

    Please check this new killer release from Poland. Maybe You will like it. Please? 🙂
    Thy Disease – Costumes Of Technocracy (2014) best polish industrial death metal of this year.

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