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DECAPITATED – All Members Plead Not Guilty

All four members of Polish metal act, DECAPITATED, reportedly pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape today (October 24) in Spokane, Washington, according to a report at KOMO News.

Decapitated members Rafal Piotrowski, Hubert Wiecek, Waclaw Kieltyka, and Michal Lysejko entered their plea before the judge in English, each wearing a yellow jumpsuit and handcuffed.

The members of the band have been jailed since September when they were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping (and ultimately raping) a woman on their tour bus following a concert in Spokane. Bail is currently set at $100,000 each.

A trial date has been scheduled for December 18, however, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Annette Plese said that the date would likely be pushed back to early 2018.

DECAPITATED As a Teenage Death Metal act DECAPITATED averaged an age of just 17 by the time of their debut album but incredibly drummer Vitek was a mere twelve years old upon their formation in 1996. Both guitarist Vogg and bassist Martin also held down membership of Black Metal act LUX OCCULTA . In 1997 the trio of vocalist Sauron, guitarist Vogg and Vitek added the 13 year old bassist Martin. DECAPITATED, hailing from Krosno, debuted with the demos Cemeteral Gardens in 1997 and 1998 “The Eye Of Horus”. Further exposure was garnered by the inclusion of tracks on the 2000 Relapse Records ‘Polish Assault’ compilation alongside YATTERING , LOST SOUL and DAMNABLE . The first album, recorded for Earache subsidiary Wicked World, was produced by VADER Piotr Wiwczarek and sees a cover of SLAYER Mandatory Suicide. DECAPITATED early demos were pressed up onto CD by Poland’s Metal Mind Productions entitled The First Damned, adding two live tracks from the ‘Thrash ’em All’ festival. The band toured as support to VADER in early 2001. DECAPITATED’s February 2002 album ‘Nihility’ would include a cover version of NAPALM DEATH ‘s ‘Suffer The Children’.

The band scored a valuable coup later that same year, being chosen to perform at the Polish ‘Ozzfest’ event in late May. By August DECAPITATED was on the road in North America with tour partners INCANTATION , VEHEMENCE and DEAD TO FALL . The band, shooting a promotional video for the track ‘Spheres of Madness’ to further promote the album, would form up part of a strong package bill topped by VADER for a run of dates across mainland Europe from late August alongside KRISIUN and PREJUDICE .

Source: metalunderground