Decapitated Vocalist & Bassist Formally Charged With Rape & Kidnapping & Plan To Pursue Bail

Decapitated singer Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek had their first court appearance in Spokane County on Friday for allegedly participating in a gang rape of a woman on their tour bus in Spokane on Aug. 31. With the aid of a Polish translator, Judge John Cooney communicated the charges of first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape to Piotrowski and first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape to Wiecek.

Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, the band’s bassist and drummer, had their first court appearance in Spokane on Oct. 13. Kieltyka was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape and Lysejko was charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape.

All four band members had their bonds set at $100,000. They also aren’t allowed to talk to each other while incarcerated and were forced to surrender their passports to their attorneys.

The band has been in Spokane County Jail after being extradited from California. They were arrested Sept. 9 in Santa Ana in connection with the case and charged on Oct. 12.

Attorney Jeffry Finer, who represents Piotrowski, said the men will be pursuing bail, but are waiting on documents from Poland to “impress the court” which could take over a week.

“Among this group, there are a number of advanced degrees and zero criminal history,” Finer said.

None of the men has a criminal history in the United States, according to prosecutors, but it’s unknown if they have criminal records in Europe.

According to court documents, two women told police they were invited onto the tour bus following the show. The alleged victim of the rape said that, after talking for some time, she went into the bus bathroom where she was “grabbed and spun around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom,” and subsequently raped by each of the members of the band.

The other woman told police that she was able to escape after kicking one of the band members in the groin.

Decapitated announced last month that it was canceling all previously announced tour dates. The band also publicly denied all accusations.

In an announcement last week, the Decapitated members stated that the charges against them were pressed “as a procedural formality” adding that “without doing so, the police would be forced to release band. This is not a conviction or any indication of guilt or innocence.”

The musicians added: “Some facts are indisputable at this point – that the original officer who took the complaint from the accuser stated, ‘I do not have probable cause that a rape occurred,’ and it’s taken a full thirty days to file charges, which is right up against the point at which the defendants would legally have had to be released.”

“The band firmly refutes the allegations and are confident that once the facts and evidence have been seen and heard, they will be released and able to return home.”

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Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater/Guns N’ Roses, Etc.) Premieres New Music Video For “Lost in Oblivion” From Brand New Album “Psychotic Symphony”

Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Dream Theater/Guns N’ Roses, etc.) premieres a new music video for “Lost in Oblivion”, taken from the brand new album “Psychotic Symphony”, out in stores now via Century Media Records.

Check out now “Lost in Oblivion” below.

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Devoid Of Thought Debuts Brand New Demo “Astral Necrosis”

Devoid Of Thought debuts the stream of the band’s brand new demo “Astral Necrosis”, which is out now in a limited edition of 200 pro-tapes via Caligari Records.

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Details Of New Album “Alpha/Omega” Posted By Masters Of Diguise, New Single Available

They are one of the hottest assets the German speed metal scene has to offer: Masters Of Disguise. The new album “Alpha/Omega” is bound to conquer the metal world when it drops via Limb Music on October 27th in Europe and November 24th in North America. Check out the new single “Shadows Of Death” in the player at the bottom.

Eleven songs including a mighty cover version of Exciter’s “Blackwitch” have been recorded to drive any speed metal maniac crazy. The speed smashers seem to have come from a time machine, still, the overall impression is enjoyably fresh and crisp and enthusiastic. Masters Of Disguise has come up with the third long player in a row that can be called a genuine classic.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Rise (And Fall) Of Kingdoms
2. Sacrifice
3. Demons From The Past
4. Shadows Of Death
5. Killer’s Redemption
6. Sign Of The Cross
7. Alpha/Omega
8. Witchhammer
9. Knutson III: Nemesis (I Am The Law)
10. The Leech
11. Blackwitch (Exciter Cover)

Check out “Shadows Of Death” here:

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Details Of New Album “Alpha/Omega” Posted By Masters Of Diguise, New Single Available

They are one of the hottest assets the German speed metal scene has to offer: Masters Of Disguise. The new album “Alpha/Omega” is bound to conquer the metal world when it drops via Limb Music on October 27th in Europe and November 24th in North America. Check out the new single “Shadows Of Death” in the player at the bottom.

Eleven songs including a mighty cover version of Exciter’s “Blackwitch” have been recorded to drive any speed metal maniac crazy. The speed smashers seem to have come from a time machine, still, the overall impression is enjoyably fresh and crisp and enthusiastic. Masters Of Disguise has come up with the third long player in a row that can be called a genuine classic.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Rise (And Fall) Of Kingdoms
2. Sacrifice
3. Demons From The Past
4. Shadows Of Death
5. Killer’s Redemption
6. Sign Of The Cross
7. Alpha/Omega
8. Witchhammer
9. Knutson III: Nemesis (I Am The Law)
10. The Leech
11. Blackwitch (Exciter Cover)

Check out “Shadows Of Death” here:

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Video Clip For New Song “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center” Posted By Communic

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a music video for the new song “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center.” The song is another taken from the new album “Where Echoes Gather,” which drops from AFM REcords on October 27th.

“Where Echoes Gather” will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled). The track listing is:

1. The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center
2. The Pulse of the Earth. Pt. 2: Impact Of The Wave
3. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant (see lyric video here)
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine (see lyric video here)
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 1: Journey Into The Source
9. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 2: The First Moment
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert) (Bonus Track)

Check out “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center” here:

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New Album “9-13” Streaming In Full From Iron Monkey

Cult U.K. doom/sludge outfit Iron Monkey is streaming the entire new album “9-13,” the band’s first new full-length in almost two decades, via its Bandcamp page, which you can access in the player below. The album is available today (October 20th) as a CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com over here.

The track list for “9-13” is:

1. Crown Of Electrodes
2. Omegamangler
3. 9-13 (see music video here)
4. Toadcrucifier – R.I.P.P.E.R.
5. Destroyer
6. Mortarhex
7. The Rope
8. Doomsday Impulse Multiplier
9. Moreland St. Hammervortex

Check out “9-13” in full here:

9-13 by Iron Monkey

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New Album “9-13” Streaming In Full From Iron Monkey

Cult U.K. doom/sludge outfit Iron Monkey is streaming the entire new album “9-13,” the band’s first new full-length in almost two decades, via its Bandcamp page, which you can access in the player below. The album is available today (October 20th) as a CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com over here.

The track list for “9-13” is:

1. Crown Of Electrodes
2. Omegamangler
3. 9-13 (see music video here)
4. Toadcrucifier – R.I.P.P.E.R.
5. Destroyer
6. Mortarhex
7. The Rope
8. Doomsday Impulse Multiplier
9. Moreland St. Hammervortex

Check out “9-13” in full here:

9-13 by Iron Monkey

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New Album “9-13” Streaming In Full From Iron Monkey

Cult U.K. doom/sludge outfit Iron Monkey is streaming the entire new album “9-13,” the band’s first new full-length in almost two decades, via its Bandcamp page, which you can access in the player below. The album is available today (October 20th) as a CD, LP, and digital formats via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com over here.

The track list for “9-13” is:

1. Crown Of Electrodes
2. Omegamangler
3. 9-13 (see music video here)
4. Toadcrucifier – R.I.P.P.E.R.
5. Destroyer
6. Mortarhex
7. The Rope
8. Doomsday Impulse Multiplier
9. Moreland St. Hammervortex

Check out “9-13” in full here:

9-13 by Iron Monkey

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