As much as there has been some absolutely pedigree Metal released in 2016, it was perhaps not the best of years. Trump is soon to be president, we lost a truly insane amount of celebrities amongst some were David Bowie, not to mention all the disasters that occurred every day and to cap it all off the horrendous news of Team Rock’s potential demise.
Swamps, The Polish and Mexicans!
It always sucks to hear that the business side of the music industry isn’t all farts and smiles, but sadly it is just the way it is. Technical death metallers Decapitated have now had to take legal action over their former label for unpaid royalties.
Decapitated have brought forward a video showing them what they do best, performing live.
Definition of a band can be a double edged sword, known for their machine like accuracy from their infancy Decapitated have shared a rhythmic unity that most bands could only hope for. Limitless in their ability strangely it has pigeonholed the band into the niche of Technical Death Metal. Ever evolving owing to many different line up changes the band have indeed been out through their paces. Releasing their most recent effort Blood Mantra saw the band once again strive in a new direction. Adopting techniques implemented throughout their career the band decided to go for an all important groove approach. With a relentless touring schedule the band are among some of the hardest working in the business. Making a pit stop at London’s Electric Ballroom we were lucky enough to be able to speak to both Vogg and Rasta about the band, their current incarnation and the pioneering search of their sound soon to be exhibited when they enter the studio this December.
In the ever expanding world of Metal tour packages are slowly becoming more and more eclectic. With the likes of many a band in the states opting for a variety in their performance tonight we are shown variety in a more European sense. Teaming up to head out together on a short co-headline tour British born Sylosis and Polish underdogs Decapitated should be polarising opposites but the pairing is a fantastic combination making for a variety in the very pedigree of Metal bands of the modern day.
Set to embark on their UK co-headline tour with label mates Decapitated, Sylosis have announced that they have released brand new track.
With their album ‘Blood Mantra‘ being one of the technical metal gems of 2014, the band have released a new video for the pummelling track ‘Veins‘.
In more excellent news that UK fans have to look forward to in 2016 Modern Metal heavyweights Sylosis will be returning this time with Decapitated in tow for a double header.
A year and a day ago last year we saw the release of one of Metal’s best come back albums in years. The year before was the released of the now eponymous Surgical Steel but last year saw the rebirth of At The Gates.
Decapitated stunned the world with their release ‘Blood Mantra‘ over a year ago, and we got to interview the maestro who made it all, Vogg. We ask a few questions about the change in sound with the album, life on the road, and just how he writes his brilliantly complex music.
Just when you thought that all was well within the band. It seems that whatever trajectory this band is on, something always happens.