All Four Members Of Decapitated Accused Of Gang Raping A Girl On Their Tour Bus

Recently released court documents reveal disturbing details in Decapitated’s recent arrest. As reported earlier past week all four members of the band, Michal Lysejko, 27; Waclaw Kieltyka, 35; Rafal Piotrowski, 31; and Hubert Wiecek, 30, were arrested on September 09th after the band’s show in Santa Ana, CA with a potential charge of first degree kidnapping.

The charges stemmed from an incident which took place following the band’s August 31st show at “The Pin” in Spokane, WA. As it turns out, all four band members have now not just been accused of holding a female against her will, but also gang raping her on band’s tour bus, while also sexually assaulting the victim’s friend.

Spokesman.com have provided the following summary of the court documents that were revealed:

“The women said they ended up speaking with members of Decapitated and were invited to have drinks in the tour bus parked outside the venue, according to court documents. One woman “described being excited to be on the bus, and then one of the band members began grabbing her breasts,” court documents say. “He was later identified as the drummer, Michal Lysejko.”

The same woman “was uncomfortable and said the band members began speaking to each other in Polish,” court documents say. “She described the ‘vibe’ in the bus changed, and one of the members began looking at them like they were prey.”

The woman said she looked at her friend “to signal they needed to get out of there.” She then used the bathroom and was followed by the lead singer, Piotrowski, according to court documents. The woman told police Piotrowski began kissing her as she finished using the bathroom, and she began resisting when he started undoing her belt, according to court documents. She said she wanted to leave the bus with her friend, but a band member indicated her friend had already left, saying, “You have to have fun. She left you.”

The woman “attempted to push Piotrowski away but he grabbed her arm and spun her around to where she was facing the sink and mirror in the bathroom,” court documents say. “She saw in the mirror and out of the corner of her eye each of the band members taking turns raping her.”

The friend, meanwhile, said she watched the band members rape the other woman, and Piotrowski asked her to perform oral sex on him. When the friend refused, court documents say, “she was pushed to the ground and received bruises to her knees and shins.”

Shortly after leaving the tour bus and driving away, at 12:43 p.m., the friend was pulled over on North Washington Street near West Boone Avenue on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to court documents.

In the back seat of a patrol car, the friend was allowed to use her cellphone to call the other woman, who reported the rape. A state trooper said he couldn’t help without a specific location and proceeded with his DUI investigation.

The alleged victim “described her body as feeling broken,” court documents say. “After an unknown amount of time,” she told police, “Waclaw (Kieltyka) helped her put her clothing on and carried her out of the bus with another male.”

She walked north from The Pin and called several family members before calling 911, according to court documents. An officer found her near North Post Street and West Buckeye Avenue, about 2 miles from the venue. The officer also stopped by The Pin and “checked the area for the tour bus, but the band had already left Spokane for their next venue.”

The woman was taken to Providence Holy Family Hospital for a sexual assault examination.

Detectives noted she had “significant bruising to her upper arms consistent with being restrained” and “small abrasions to her knuckles that were scabbed over.” During the rape, she said, she “was digging her fist into the wall to try and distract herself from what was happening.”

Court documents say detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office interviewed the band members on Thursday.

Lysejko, the drummer, “made no comment other than he did not know who the girls were” when shown a picture of them. “He said he would not talk without using a translator,” court documents say.

Kieltyka, the lead guitarist, told detectives he saw both Piotrowski and Wiecek engaged in a sex acts with the woman in the bathroom. He agreed to have a DNA swab collected as evidence.

Piotrowski “admitted there was a party on the bus and (the women) were present. He then requested an attorney and a translator refusing to make any further statements,” court documents say. He declined to give a DNA sample.

Wiecek, the bassist, admitted the women had been on the bus, but said he “sat on the couch and did not see what was going on,” court documents say. “He then said he needed a translator so he did not misspeak. He also said no one was forced to get on the bus. He then said he did not recall what happened.”

Wiecek also declined to give a DNA sample.

A fifth man, Wojciech Cichocki, told detectives he was asleep in the cab of the tour bus and never saw the woman who reported being raped. Cichocki said he “only briefly” saw the friend who was later pulled over. “He also made a reference to (her) Instagram account but would not elaborate on it,” court documents say.”

All four members remain in custody in a Los Angeles County jail awaiting extradition to Spokane, WA. The band’s attorney Steve Graham had previously stated: “There is another side to this. We have witnesses that can testify to the fact that the accuser came to visit band of her own free will and left on good terms.”

In light of the most recent accusations now being made public, he commented: “Decapitated plan to fully fight the allegations that are brought against them, and we are fully confident that the other side of this story will be heard.”

He declined to comment further.

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George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher Of Cannibal Corpse Rode Out Hurricane Irma At An Elementary School

Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and his family rode out the worst of Hurricane Irma in an elementary school in Wesley Chapel, FL and are OK. Fisher posted the below pictures on Instagram regarding the storm:

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Below Parts Ways With Guitarist Berg

Swedish doomsters Below today announced the departure of guitarist Berg from the band. Below comments: “It is sad to lose a ‘member of the family, but we part as friends and we respect and accept Berg’s wish to leave the band. We want to thank him for everything he has done for Below both as a musician and as a friend. We wish him best of luck in the future.”

Berg had this to say: “It saddens me to inform you all that I have decided to quit Below. Having thought about it for months it is the only way for me and my well being. And it wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the band to continue in Below half-hearted. The reason is simple, I need to do something else, explore my own creativity beyond Below and doom metal. I wish the guys in the band all the best. And a huge thank you to all of you, the fans, who have helped Below become what it is today. You are a true inspiration.”

Filling Berg’s spot for upcoming live shows will be guitarist Jonte Bjoerkborg. Apart from being a close friend to the band (he’s even credited on “Across The Dark River”) he has previously played with Zeb & Doc in Malison Rogue.

In other news, Below is confirmed for two prestigious doom metal events: the Doom Over Vienna festival taking place in Vienna, Austria November 11th, and the Hammer Of Doom festival in Wurzburg on November 18th.

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Below announces departure of guitarist Berg, new live guitarist announced

– August 29th, 2017 –

Confirmed for Doom Over Vienna and Hammer Of Doom festivals

Swedish doomsters Below have announced the departure of their guitarist Berg from the band. Below comments: “It is sad to lose a ‘member of the family’, but we part as friends and we respect and accept Berg’s wish to leave the band. We want to thank him for everything he has done for Below both as a musician and as a friend. We wish him best of luck in the future.”

Berg comments: “It saddens me to inform you all that I have decided to quit Below. Having thought about it for months it is the only way for me and my well being. And it wouldn’t be fair to the rest of the band to continue in Below half-hearted. The reason is simple, I need to do something else, explore my own creativity beyond Below and doom metal. I wish the guys in the band all the best. And a huge thank you to all of you, the fans, who have helped Below become what it is today. You are a true inspiration.”

Filling Berg’s spot for upcoming live shows will be guitarist Jonte Bjoerkborg. Apart from being a close friend to the band (he’s even credited on Across The Dark River) he is an excellent guitar player and has previously played with Zeb & Doc in Malison Rogue.

In other news, Below is confirmed for two prestigious Doom Metal events: the Doom Over Vienna festival taking place in Vienna, Austria November 11th, and the Hammer Of Doom festival in Wurzburg on November 18th.

To preview and purchase Below‘s latest album, Upon A Pale Horse, please visit: metalblade.com/below

“The title track features mighty choirs and beats everything Candlemass released in the last 10 years. You could say the same about ‘Hours Of Darkness‘, but this one could be even on one of the 80s classic albums of the Epic Doom Gods. Killer album!” – Deaf Forever Germany, 9.5/10

“All in all a very strong proof of the talent of these Swedes, I didn’t expect such a high quality!” – Rock Hard Germany, 8.5/10

Below are a heavy hit!” – Break Out Germany

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Ashbringer Signs With Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records is excited to welcome Minnesota’s Ashbringer to the family. Specializing in equal parts brutality, melod,y and the ethereal, Ashbringer’s black metal metamorphosis began in 2013 as the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Nick Stanger.

Stanger comments on the signing: “We are thrilled to announce that we have signed with Prosthetic Records, and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of the band. For as long as I’ve been interested in music, I’ve always had a strange obsession with reading the credits and liner notes to every album I purchase in detail, and Prosthetic is a name that I grew up with. They released many albums that were absolutely integral to my development both as a listener and as a musician, and it’s so exciting to now become a part of that.”

The band is heading out for a short North American run, playing songs from previous two full-length albums, 2015’s “Vacant” and last year’s “Yugen.”

08/18 – Minneapolis, MN – Club Underground
08/24 – London, ON – The Richmond Tavern
08/26 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s
08/27 – Toledo, OH – Culture Clash Records
08/29 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
08/30 – Moline, IL – The Island

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Vuur Posts “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities” Trailer, Reveals Track Listing

Anneke van Giersbergen’s new band Vuur just unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for forthcoming debut album, “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities.” The 11-track LP is due for release on October 20th via InsideOut Music and a teaser trailer featuring snippets from the release can be heard below.

The album will be available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD (including etching on side D) & digital download. Pre-orders start today via this location.

Regarding the cover artwork, band founder Anneke says: “The cover is designed by Black & Finch with whom I’ve previously worked on the ‘Verloren Verleden’ release.

“The lyrical themes of this album revolve around cities and freedom. Exposure to big cities can be overwhelming and you can feel engulfed by everything around you. At the same time it’s easy to be a stranger in a big city and for me that brings out a feeling of freedom as well.

“This past year I’ve thought a lot about the virtues of rural versus urban life, since me and my family are moving back to the city. It’s very exciting, but at the same time I know that sense of urban solitude from past experiences. The cover artwork represents this duality.”

01. My Champion – Berlin
02. Time – Rotterdam
03. The Martyr And The Saint – Beirut
04. The Fire – San Francisco
05. Freedom – Rio
06. Days Go By – London
07. Sail Away – Santiago
08. Valley Of Diamonds – Mexico City
09. Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki
10. Save Me – Istanbul
11. Reunite! – Paris

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Former Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Has Died

Former Warbringer drummer Nic Ritter has died.

Shares the band’s vocalist John Kevill:

“A couple days ago we got some tragic news. Our former drummer, Nic Ritter, is dead. He passed either Wednesday or Thursday and I got the word Thursday night. I know few details of how he died. I had not seen Nic in many years, though I had spoken to him a few times fairly recently. I always will to regret that I never saw him again, and we never really caught up on all our old times traveling the world. Nic played approximately 400-450 shows with Warbringer between June 2008 through January 2011, the period where we were never off the road. His drum performance on “Waking into Nightmares” pushed the standard of technicality and musicianship in Warbringer to a new level and helped to shape the identity of the band to what it is today. He was an absolutely stellar player who in my opinion is a true innovator in thrash metal drumming. Sadly, “Waking into Nightmares” is, to the best of my knowledge, his sole recorded musical legacy. Shame that he never played on another record, at least I know he was very proud of our work on that one.
Rest easy, old buddy
–Kevill”

Nic Ritter’s cause of death was not revealed yet though his family members have referred to his death as being “unexpected” via social media.

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Former Warbringer Drummer Nic Ritter Has Died

Former Warbringer drummer Nic Ritter has died.

Shares the band’s vocalist John Kevill:

“A couple days ago we got some tragic news. Our former drummer, Nic Ritter, is dead. He passed either Wednesday or Thursday and I got the word Thursday night. I know few details of how he died. I had not seen Nic in many years, though I had spoken to him a few times fairly recently. I always will to regret that I never saw him again, and we never really caught up on all our old times traveling the world. Nic played approximately 400-450 shows with Warbringer between June 2008 through January 2011, the period where we were never off the road. His drum performance on “Waking into Nightmares” pushed the standard of technicality and musicianship in Warbringer to a new level and helped to shape the identity of the band to what it is today. He was an absolutely stellar player who in my opinion is a true innovator in thrash metal drumming. Sadly, “Waking into Nightmares” is, to the best of my knowledge, his sole recorded musical legacy. Shame that he never played on another record, at least I know he was very proud of our work on that one.
Rest easy, old buddy
–Kevill”

Nic Ritter’s cause of death was not revealed yet though his family members have referred to his death as being “unexpected” via social media.

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River Black (Ex-Burnt By The Sun, Revocation Etc.) Debuts New Song “Jaws” From Upcoming Self-Titled Debut Album

River Black (Ex-Burnt By The Sun, Revocation etc.) debuts a new song entitled “Jaws”, taken from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released July 07th via Season Of Mist. River Black features former members of Burnt By The Sun (vocalist Mike Olender, guitarist John Abudato and drummer Dave Witte) and Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger.

Check out now “Jaws” below.

Comments vocalist Mike Olender:

“‘Jaws‘ is about the paternal instinct of human nature. When I started a family I came face to face with certain forces I had not encountered before, rooted in the instinct to protect my family from harm. It was so deep that I found that I had to protect myself from my own emotions. A graphic news story about child abuse or predators could haunt me for days. I saw my sense of compassion and the need to understand why people do terrible things crumble with my acceptance of my own sin – wrath. This song is for the fathers and mothers who give of themselves selflessly to provide for their families, and it is dedicated to the victims of neglect and horrific abuse.”

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TesseracT Premieres New Song & Music Video “Smile” & Kicks Off Tour With Megadeth And Meshuggah

TesseracT premieres a new song and music video titled “Smile”, which the band recorded during the late spring of this year with producer Acle Kahney. Comments vocalist Daniel Tompkins:

“Lyrically, ‘Smile‘ carries a strong and forward sense of irony as we explore and darkest side of the human condition. The song will witness the manifestation of an ‘entity.’ Consciousness survives through constant manipulation only to propagate pessimism and hopelessness. Our entity observes, consumes and evolves, bearing witness to human existence, mimicking our presence in colossal form.”

Check out now “Smile” below.

Adds bassist Amos Williams:

“We chose this track as although it is part of a greater theme, and is in fact towards the end of a story arc, it stands alone very well. We have a solid idea of where we would like to take this track on the next album as it is in no way finished. It is merely one step in a journey. The verses and choruses stand very far apart from each other. There is a tension we wished to build through a minimalist approach, with small phrases that repeat against accompanying parts of different lengths. These undulate, seemingly getting lost against the nonconventional phrasing of the drums. All this is nothing new to TesseracT fans, but this time we have looked to really align the lyrical and musical messages.”

TesseracT is currently out touring with Megadeth, Meshuggah and Lillake:

06/25 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
06/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
06/28 Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion
06/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
06/30 Columbus, OH – Express Live
07/05 Windsor, ON – Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (no Tesseract/Lillake)
07/07 Saint Charles, MO – Family Arena
07/08 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
07/09 Houston, TX – Reventon Music Center
07/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

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