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DECAPITATED Announce New Vocalist; North American Tour Taking Shape

July 6, 2005

After nine years, Sauron has announced he is leaving Polish death metallers DECAPITATED. Covan, a previous member of ATROPHIA RED SUN, has already been recruited as his replacement. He is going to take part in the recording of the new album and the forthcoming gigs with the band.

Here’s Sauron’s statement regarding his decision to leave the group:

“After long consideration, I have decided to leave DECAPITATED. It was not an easy decision. However, I could reconcile the welfare of the band with my personal plans, and hence quitting appeared to be the best solution not hampering the evolution of DECAPITATED. In the face of the wide-scaled plans of the band I had to decide between being a member of DECAPITATED and my personal objectives. Moreover, another reason that contributed to my decision have been some health complications.

“In the first place I would like to thank my friends from the band for those nine years. I would also like to salute all the fans and people who supported us throughout all those years. I’m turning the mic over to an appropriate person, and what is more, I’m sure that this change will do good to the band.

“Respect and good luck, Covan! For my part, I’m going to keep track of DECAPITATED and support them in every possible way.”

In other news, the band will set out with VADER and DEW-SCENTED on the Bliztkrieg 3 tour in the U.S. and VADER in Canada for a run of dates.

Bliztkrieg 3 tour dates:
Nov. 05 - Worcester, MA
Nov. 06 - Springfield, VA
Nov. 07 - New York City, NY
Nov. 08 - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 09 - Chicago, IL
Nov. 10 - Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 11 - Winnipeg
Nov. 12 - Regina
Nov. 13 - Saskatoon
Nov. 14 - Calgary
Nov. 15 - Edmonton
Nov. 16 - Vancouver
Nov. 17 - Seattle
Nov. 18 - Portland
Nov. 19 - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 20 - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 21 - Santa Ana, CA
Nov. 22 ??” Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 24 - Corpus Christi, TX
Nov. 25 - San Antonio, TX
Nov. 26 ??” Houston, TX
Nov. 27 - Oklahoma City, OK
Nov. 28 ??" St. Louis, MO
Nov. 29 - Dayton, OH
Nov. 30 - Utica, NY

Canada tour dates with VADER:
Dec. 01 - Toronto, Ontario (ON)
Dec. 02 - Cambridge, Ontario (ON)
Dec. 03 - Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec (QC)
Dec. 04 - Ottawa, Ontario (ON)
Dec. 05 - Montreal, Quebec (QC)
Dec. 06 - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (QC)
Dec. 07 - Montreal, Quebec (QC)
Dec. 08 - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec (QC)
Dec. 09 - Rimouski, Quebec (QC)
Dec. 10 - Quebec City, Quebec (QC)