#1
Drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATED passed away in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old.

Vitek and DECAPITATED singer Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek) were injured in an accident earlier in the week involving DECAPITATED's tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the Russia/Belarus border. Both musicians reportedly sustained serious head injuries in the collision, which is believed to have been the fault of the band's driver (although this has not yet been officially confirmed).

According to the Polish Internet portal Onet.pl, Vitek underwent trepanation, a form of surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull, and was due to be transported to a hospital in Krakow, Poland for further treatment.

Covan's family released a statement yesterday (Thursday, November 1) that the vocalist's condition had improved. At the time, the vocalist was still said to be at a hospital in Novozybkov, Russia, where he and Vitek were taken following the accident.


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R.I.P

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#4
^Poor taste, mate.

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He's was, IMO, The faster double bass drummer in a death metal band. If anyone wants ot sample some extreme double bass listen to "Eternity Too Short" Or buy their "Nihility" Album...
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#8
23? Damn! He was such a great drummer! I really admire his drumming skills, especially his double bass work, like on Spheres of Madness.

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Was he... decapitated...? *snicker*


No, and maybe next time you should think before you post something like that.

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#10
I thought by the title that the drummer died by decapitation....especially cuz' I dont know who this band is

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Was he... decapitated...? *snicker*

f*** you, bad call


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#14
Wtf, this sucks big time.
I listen to a load of Decapitated songs SOLELY for the drums, 'cause they are so good.

I aren't that huge a fan of Decapitated, but I feel hugely gutted because he really stood out as a drummer to me.

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#19
This is terrible, I loved his drumming! Decapitated's song Spheres of Madness is how I first got into death metal music. And that song's drumming is just so awesome sounding.
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Was he... decapitated...? *snicker*


Too soon bro, give it at least a week

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#23
Rest in peace :'( Awesome drummer
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Drummer Witold "Vitek" Kieltyka of the Polish extreme metal band DECAPITATED passed away in a Russian hospital from injuries sustained in a recent road collision. He was 23 years old.

Vitek and DECAPITATED singer Covan (real name: Adrian Kowanek) were injured in an accident earlier in the week involving DECAPITATED's tour bus and a truck carrying wood in Gomel, on the Russia/Belarus border. Both musicians reportedly sustained serious head injuries in the collision, which is believed to have been the fault of the band's driver (although this has not yet been officially confirmed).

According to the Polish Internet portal Onet.pl, Vitek underwent trepanation, a form of surgery in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the skull, and was due to be transported to a hospital in Krakow, Poland for further treatment.

Covan's family released a statement yesterday (Thursday, November 1) that the vocalist's condition had improved. At the time, the vocalist was still said to be at a hospital in Novozybkov, Russia, where he and Vitek were taken following the accident.


RIP...


If by today you mean 3 weeks ago, then you're pretty quick on the news.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/decapitated_drummer_dies_at_23.html

Anyway, RIP
#26
Why the hell are all the metal musicians dying ?? Seriously.....

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Was he... decapitated...? *snicker*

You mean Decaffinated?
Gallows humour aside, 23's no age to die. Never heard of the band myself. but that's a ****ter
(And also, didn't we hear he died a month ago?)
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#31
I always thought the man's drumming made Decapitated.


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He died a month or so a go but, It's ok we can still pay respects to him.
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Uh, this thread was started November 2nd....

Goddamn thread revivers...

#33
I read the title of this thread not knowing decapitated was a band. I was like "no ****"....

but seriously its sad to lose a musician, or anybody at that.
#34
He had a wife and kid.

At 23 though. I've never really listened to them.

The first few pages of of every issue of Zero Tolerance magazine are like an obituary column. :/
#35
His skills with a double bass pedal were amazing
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#36
I really wished I hadn't read this. It hits too close to home.
RIP dude.
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