Polish death metallers Decapitated have just released their eighth studio album Cancer Culture. The most versatile album in their catalogue, it will undoubtedly surprise fans with new elements, such as guest vocal appearances from Tatiana Shmayluk (Jinjer) and Robb Flynn (Machine Head).
To celebrate the release of Cancer Culture, Decapitated has yet another surprise in store. Robb Flynn from the mighty Machine Head has contributed hauntingly beautiful vocals to the track “Iconoclast,” and features in the accompanying video.
Rob Flynn comments:
“An Iconoclast is ‘a destroyer of images used in religious worship.’ This song had to address the hateful, growing fascist Evangelical movement growing around the world. The cruel men who wish to hide their cruelty under a cloak of faith and zealotry.”
“Cancer Culture is out!!! We’ve been waiting for this special moment for a very long time. It seems like ages – it’s been five years since our latest release Anticult, with sixteen months of working on the Cancer Culture album, plus waiting almost a year to be able to share it with you finally. You can expect to hear varied tracks, outstanding production values, fantastic artwork, and of course, as always, something you won’t have heard before on a Decapitated album.
“To celebrate this day, we decided to release a video for “Iconoclast”. To mark this occasion, we returned to the studio where it all started, where we recorded drums for the album, to once again feel an incredible energy and cool vibes, while making the video.
“As you probably know, we have an exceptional guest on the track, the metal legend and friend of ours, the one and only Robb Flynn. His contribution became one of my favourite parts of this album. It’s a huge honour to have Robb in this project, and I hope you will dig the song. It’s a different song – not blasting madness as most of the songs on this record, but still powerful, fast, and crushing.”
Robb Flynn commented further on the collaboration:
“When Vogg asked me to sing on this Decapitated track, I was honoured to jam with pioneers and such insane musicians. When he sent the track I was blown away at this incredible melodic section in the middle. When he told me the song was called Iconoclast, I knew exactly what needed to be said. An Iconoclast is “a destroyer of images used in religious worship”. This song had to address the hateful, growing fascist Evangelical movement growing around the world. The cruel men who wish to hide their cruelty under a cloak of faith and zealotry.”
Cancer Culture is out now through Nuclear Blast Records and you can order your copy here.