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DECAPITATED  have released the album artwork to their fifth studio album and Nuclear Blast debut, Carnival Is Forever.  The album will be released in Poland and  North America on July 12th and rest of the Europe 15.07.2011.


Guitarist & founding member Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka shares a few words about the cover art’s intent and photography by Lukasz Jaszak:


"Very intriguing and quite strange for a metal album but surely staying in memory.  A vital thing is that it's a photo. We did not want any computer graphics this time or anything artificial or plastic.  The same regards the production of the album. We had actually been thinking about getting a painting for the cover but unfortunately we couldn't do it. Maybe next time.”



About the album title, Vogg has previously stated:

"Carnival: war, rape, lies, pathology, evil displayed through certain events and situations of the latest years in the world.  Is Forever - I guess it doesn't need explaining. Both the text and the title are bitterly ironic." 



Carnival Is Forever is the follow-up to 2006’s Organic Hallucinosis and was produced by Wacek Kiełtyka and sound engineered by Malta Arkadiusz Malczewski.  Drums & mixing duties were handled by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, KEEP OF KALESSIN, DEFLESHED).  The author of the album’s lyrics is Jarek Szubrycht, music journalist, author of No Mercy, the world’s first biography of thrash metal legends SLAYER.


The band will be self-releasing the new album in their native Poland.



DECAPITATED - Carnival Is Forever - Out on July 12 (North America) and July 15, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast RecordsDECAPITATED - Carnival Is Forever - Out on July 12 (North America) and July 15, 2011 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records