After a big speculation, Decapitation pronounced about a mysterious cassette across the socials networks. On June 4th, the Polish Tech Death Metal band, will release their early well worked demo in a considerate hand-picked collection called "The First Damned".
Will be officially released via Nuclear Blast for the first time. Their early demos haven't been remastered, remixed or messed with in any way. Rather, this is an exciting work by the Polish quartet with a lot of energy and a bright future ahead.
"For some of you, the story behind these demos might be an awesome way to learn about the band or refresh your memory on our history. Demo tape is at the core of the band’s DNA and when I think about it now, I am really surprised that we were able to record both demos at such a young age.
I am excited that it was possible to work on this release with a great team and deliver something for our die-hard fans. “The First Damned” is unique, with an awesome layout and bio, which some of you might not be familiar with.
If it wasn’t for Sauron who came up with the idea of starting a band, my brother Vitek who played drums at the age of 12, and Martin who had the idea of going to the studio to record those tracks - there wouldn’t be a band called Decapitated. We were just a bunch of young guys who were inspired by thrash and death metal.
Now, with the help of great people: Dom Lawson, Micah Ulrich, Marcelo Vasco, and all the team who worked on this release, we were able to create- in my opinion - a cool design and honouring the true demo cassette vibe.
For the first time this record will be released on LP, and we couldn’t of course forget about cassettes, which are another cool way to keep the memories alive. We didn’t change anything with the sound. We took the sound from the original DAT masters, so it’s the real, organic sound of the music we recorded back in the days.
I hope you will enjoy it the same way I do."
Back on 30th of April the band releases the track 'Destiny' (Demo, 1997), as a first snack to DECAPITATED's early works, launching this passionate journey from the past. The single is available on all digital streaming platforms for download.
Formed in 1996, the Polish Tech Death Metal lords, DECAPITATED built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, DECAPITATED have released seven studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century.
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