Polish metal extremists Decapitated have revealed details of their upcoming seventh album Anticult, out July 7 via Nuclear Blast. The band has also dropped the new song “Never,” which is available as an Instant Grat track for all fans who pre-order the album digitally via iTunes and Amazon. Anticult is available for pre-order here and here.
Anticult highlights just how vital Decapitated have remained two decades deep into their career. Decapitated have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with Anticult, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years.
“Anticult represents the legacy and future of Decapitated,” said guitarist Vogg. “We’re extremely proud of the record, in both the song compositions and the production. This is the best representation of our music and we’re really excited for the world to hear it!”
The album’s massive musical leap forward is evidenced by “Never.” It’s a song with an incredible bite and retains Decapitated’s signature fury. But it’s also undeniably catchy and takes up residence in your brain and stays there.
“‘Never,’ the first track we are showcasing from the record, is fast, it’s technical, and most importantly, it’s heavy,” Vogg commented. “For us, it’s what Decapitated is all about… and it will be really fun to play live. Enjoy it!”
Vocalist Rasta weighed in about the subject matter of “Never,” offering this insight into the lyrical content: “There is no mystical, doomish fate waiting for us. The only judgment pending is our own. The simple relationship between cause and effect is what determines our future. We are now witnessing something that should never have happened — our homes have become our civilization’s grave.”