DECAPITATED Reveal Track Listing For Upcoming ‘Blood Mantra’

Thursday, 17th July 2014

Nuclear Blast will release DECAPITATED’s sixth album, Blood Mantra on September 26. The album was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland with producers Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. The CD cover artwork was created by the Polish artist Lukasz Jaszak, who also created the artwork for previous album, Carnival Is Forever.

Blood Mantra track listing:

1. Exiled In Flesh
2. The Blasphemous Psalm To The Dummy God Creation
3. Veins
4. Blood Mantra
5. Nest
6. Instinct
7. Blindness
8. Red Sun
9. Moth Defect (digipack bonus track)

Comments DECAPITATED guitarist and founding member Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka: “Extreme and groove — I think that’s the best way to describe our new album.

“This time we feel that we have something totally crushing and huge.

Blood Mantra is the most heavy and mature album we ever did in our carrier. I cannot wait to start to play songs live because riffs are soo deep and powerful.”

DECAPITATED’s forthcoming effort will mark the recording debut of the band’s new drummer, Michal Lysejko, who joined the group in time for their tour with LAMB OF GOD in January.

Vogg previously stated that the musical direction of the next DECAPITATED album: “We flirt with various tempos mixing death metal with grindcore and almost outright black metal atmosphere together with more, so to speak, ‘crowd-puller’ beats verging on groovy, almost stoner-rock climates. There are also a few more modern metal rhythmic riffs where we return to the climate of ‘Organic Hallucinosis’ album. I’m certain that the very fact we are again, after 9 years, in Hertz studio will evoke the spirit of that album. The vocals sound very promising. Rasta [Rafał Piotrowski] is a much more experienced vocalist compared to the Carnival Is Forever album times. And his voice sounds more powerful and deeper.”

Carnival Is Forever sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 11 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.