DECAPITATED’S VOGG + RASTA DISCUSS POLITICAL INFLUENCES ON ANTICULT — OUT NOW
Polish metal extremists Decapitated released their seventh album,Anticult,last Friday, July 7, via Nuclear Blast.
The 8-track slasher opens with the trail-blazing masterpiece “Impulse” and doesn’t let up until the closing track “Amen.”
Thematically and lyrically, Anticult deals with the abstract idea of who and what we, as humans, are. Conceived and written by vocalist Rasta, it’s existentialism at its finest.
The lyrics discuss, as Rasta says, “the hourglass of life.”
As for the title Anticult, it posits a world where everything has input in our lives. The forces of modern society have an impact on everything we perceive and do. The idea behind it is to rage against the so-called machine. To be an individual. And to stand up for yourself and define your own code.
With this in mind, guitarist Vogg and Rasta discuss the political influences on the album in a new trailer, which can be viewed here.
“You can find ‘cults’ everywhere and in everything we do,” explains Vogg. “Anticult, from one point of view, is a rage against all of these values. An impulse. It makes you think: ‘What kind of world do we live in? Who or what pulls the strings? And what is our role here?’ So think of the title as finding your own ‘cult.’ In that regard, Anticult is, from another point of view, about illumination. Or Noesis.”
Decapitated will hit the road in support of the new album later this summer. Joining them on tour with be Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, and Ghost Bath. The tour runs from August 20 through September 23. All dates are below.
Ahead of the release, the band premiered the throttling new song “Never.”
The band also shared the video for the new track “Earth Scar.” Watch it here.
A guitar playthrough for “Never” premiered via Gear Gods. Watch the riff mastery here.
Drummer Michal Lysejko showed off his chops in the drum playthrough for “Never,” which you can view here.
Watch Vogg and Rasta discuss the album, lyrical progression and the inspirations behind it in Trailer 1.
Watch Vogg and Rasta discuss the how the band’s sound has evolved over the years in Trailer 2.
Watch Vogg and Rasta talk about their favorite tracks from the new offering in Trailer 3.
ANTICULT TRACK LISTING:
3. Kill the Cult
4. One Eyed Nation
5. Anger Line
6. Earth Scar
DECAPITATED TOUR DATES:
WITH THY ART IS MURDER, FALLUJAH, GHOST BATH
8/20 — Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater
8/21 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
8/22 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger
8/23 — Atlanta, GA — The New Masquerade
8/24 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
8/25 — Houston, TX — Scout Bar
8/26 — Austin, TX — Come and Take It Live
8/27 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar ‘N Grill
8/29 — Denver, CO — The Summit Music Hall
8/30 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
8/31 — Spokane, WA — The Pin
9/1 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
9/2 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
9/3 — Seattle, WA — Studio Seven
9/5 — Reno, NV — Jub Jub’s
9/6 — San Francisco, CA — DNA Lounge
9/7 — West Hollywood, CA — The Roxy Theatre
9/8 — Santa Ana, CA — The Observatory
9/9 — Mesa, AZ — Club Red
9/10 — El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
9/11 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
9/13 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
9/14 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
9/15 — Grand Rapids, MI — The Intersection
9/16 — Toronto, ON — The Opera House
9/17 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/18 — Ottawa, ON — Brass Monkey
9/19 — Boston, MA — Brighton Music Hall
9/20 — Syracuse, NY — The Lost Horizon
9/21 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
9/22 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
9/23 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage