Decapitated signed with Earache way back in 1999, releasing four albums with the label, the most recent being Organic Hallucinosis in 2006. The band then signed to Nuclear Blast in 2007, before the tragic tour bus accident that took the life of drummer Witold “Vitek” Kiełtyka. Since then, the band has released two more albums on their new label, but legal-trouble is brewing with Earache.
The band posted the following notice on Facebook:
“Decapitated advises that they have resolved to take long-overdue action to redress various legal, copyright and financial disputes with their former label Earache Records. In response, Earache has removed from streaming sites the band’s entire catalogue of music released by Earache.
Although it is not their doing, Decapitated apologises to their fans for any disappointment and inconvenience and hopes that matters can be resolved as soon as possible.
We will keep you informed as to developments and thank you sincerely for your continuing loyalty, support and goodwill.”
As reported by Metal Sucks, Decapitated albums have been removed from the iTunes Store as well, so you can’t even purchase their older albums now, let alone stream them.
Decapitated will be supporting Soulfly’s headlining tour, along with Soilwork, and Shattered Sun. That tour starts in late September and runs all through October.