Debuting at #5 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart & #24 on the Billboard Hard Music chart is Blood Mantra, the sixth studio album by Polish technical death metallers..

Debuting at #5 on the American Billboard Heatseekers chart & #24 on the Billboard Hard Music chart is Blood Mantra, the sixth studio album by Polish technical death metallers DECAPITATED, which scored a perfect 10 review in Outburn Magazine and was hailed as “death metal brutality with modern flare and flawless execution in a way that cements [the band’s] position as extreme music royalty.”

Checking in from his home studio as the band prepares for their upcoming North American tour, DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka shares the following about the recent chart debut:

“We debuted on the Billboard charts again? We couldn't be more happy that Blood Mantra has such big support! The album also entered the Polish charts at the amazing #11 position, which is our highest chart entry ever. Thanks a lot to our fans for their big support and to our label Nuclear Blast and the Mystic Production Team for their passion and hard work to make that happen. In few days we start our tour with GWAR and American Sharks. Hope to see you there. For those who can make it, come to our three headlining shows with Misery Index!”

DECAPITATED will be touring in support of Blood Mantra as direct support to GWAR on the first leg of the “GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” with American Sharks launching on October 15th in Norfolk, Virginia and ending in Seattle on November 12th. The trek includes five headlining DECAPITATED off-dates. Pre-sale ticket links for all dates are available on DECAPITATED’s official Facebook page.

“GWAR Eternal Tour 2014” dates + DECAPITATED headlining dates are:

10/15/14 The Norva - Norfolk, VA
10/16/14 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
10/17/14 Sherman Theater - Stroudsburg, PA
10/18/14 The Palladium "Rock and Shock Festival" - Worcester, MA
10/19/14 The Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
10/20/14 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH ***DECAPITATED ONLY***
10/21/14 Expo Five - Louisville, KY
10/22/14 New Daisy Theater - Memphis, TN
10/23/14 Gas Monkey Live - Dallas, TX
10/24/14 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
10/25/14 Emo's "Housecore Horror Film Festival” - Austin, TX
10/26/14 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX
10/28/14 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/14 Pop's Nightclub - Sauget, IL
10/30/14 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
10/31/14 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
11/01/14 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
11/02/14 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
11/03/14 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/04/14 Knitting Factory Concert House - Reno, NV
11/05/14 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
11/06/14 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
11/07/14 Hard Rock Live - Las Vegas, NV
11/08/14 The Great Salt Air - Magna, UT
11/09/14 Babcock Theater - Billings, MT ***DECAPITATED ONLY***
11/10/14 Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise, ID
11/11/14 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
11/12/14 Showbox SODO - Seattle, WA
11/14/14 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL ***DECAPITATED with Misery Index***
11/15/14 Alrosa Villa - Columbus, OH ***DECAPITATED with Misery Index***
11/16/14 St. Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY ***DECAPITATED with Misery Index ***

Watch the official “Instinct” video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel:

Fans can order the deluxe digi-pak of Blood Mantra (which includes a bonus DVD) or an exclusive colored vinyl version from the album’s landing page:

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