Decapitated Issues First Statement After Arrest

After being arrested for allegedly kidnapping and gang raping a fan their tour bus, the members of Decapitated have now issued their first public statement. The group posted this message online via Facebook:

“While we are not perfect human beings, we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals. As such, we strongly deny the allegations that have recently been brought against us.

“We ask that everyone please reserve their judgement until a definitive outcome has been reached, as charges have yet to be pressed. Full testimony and evidence will be presented in due time, and we have faith in that process.

“As there is uncertainty regarding a timeline for prospective proceedings and out of respect for fans and promoters, due to the severity of the claims, we have cancelled all planned touring.

“All social media platforms have been temporarily disabled as they have been used as destinations for defamatory and malicious remarks. We would like to point out that the statements in the published police report were given prior to an arrest. At that point, no member of the band was aware of an active warrant being issued.”

An in-depth (and extremely graphic) police report detailing the alleged events was also released and can be read here. The band was arrested in Santa Ana, California and is currently awaiting extradition back to Spokane to face criminal charges.

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Warbeast Announces New Bassist Andre Karst

Texas act Warbeast has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new bass player:

“After weeks of intense auditions with some several talented musicians… Warbeast has finally made our decision on a new bassist. Warbeast would like everyone to welcome Dre’ Karst to our Warbeast lineup.

“Dre’ is originally from New Orleans and moved to the D/FW area 6 years ago after the Hurricane Katrina disaster. That makes it seem even more appropriate because of the tight bond that many New Orleans and D/FW musicians have had going all the way back to the 80s. Not to mention that is where Housecore Records label owner Philip Anselmo is from. Even though that didn’t have anything to do with the actual reasons we chose Dre’ to join our band. We just think that is a cool connection to have. Dre’ has been playing for over 20 years and thrash metal is in his blood. So he already fits in nicely with the rest of us. Dre’ will be leaving with all of us next Saturday (May 5) to head to Louisiana to record the 2nd Warbeast album.

“Just like the debut Warbeast album, we will be recording it at Philip Anselmo’s studio Nodferatu’s Lair. Philip Anselmo will once again be the Producer for the album. We want to also take this time to thank the other bass players that came out to audition. It really was a tough decision that we took alot of time to make. But we all felt that Dre was the right man for the job. So everyone please welcome Dre’ Karst to the Warbeast family.”

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