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NEW DECAPITATED DRUMMER HAS SOME BIG SHOES TO FILL

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Per a posting on their MySpace blog, Decapitated have named Kerim “Krimh” Lechner from Thorns of Ivy as their new drummer.

As you probably recall, the band’s previous drummer, Witold “Vitek” Kieltyka was killed in a tragic car collision back in 2007. He was only 23 years old. Vocalist Adrian “Covan” Kowanek also sustained serious injuries in the accident – injuries which, as far I know, he still has not fully recovered.

Shortly after the accident, the band announced plans to soldier on and signed with Nuclear Blast. Then, earlier this, guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka announced that he was soldiering on with the Decapitated name, even if it meant hiring a new vocalist. At the time I questioned the logic of such a move, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t at least curious to hear a new Decapitated album.

Here’s some footage of Krimh playing. The dude certainly has chops, even if it is going to be hard to shake the memory of Vitek, whose drumming was a huge part of Decapitated’s sound.

-AR

Thanks to Tom Fassnidge for the tip.

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