In a brand new interview with Australia’s “Scars And Guitars” podcast, guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka of Polish excessive steel veterans DECAPITATED mirrored on the very fact all 4 members of his band have been accused by a lady of gang-raping her after a live performance in 2017 in Spokane, Washington. In January 2018, rape and kidnapping expenses in opposition to the musicians have been dropped by prosecutors in Washington state. On the time, the prosecutors filed a movement in Spokane County Superior Courtroom dismissing the fees, citing solely the “well-being of the sufferer” as the rationale.
Trying again on the expertise, Vogg stated (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It actually was a very painful course of and actually traumatic. It is onerous to think about, in the event you’re not in this sort of scenario, the way it was, how it’s in actuality. Should you’re all of the sudden going for one thing which is such a scary factor, as a result of it was a scary factor.
“The worst factor [is] you are going through this sort of expenses which are crushing your complete profession and your private life,” he continued. “That is the one aspect. The opposite aspect is you are going through [the loss] of your longtime freedom if one thing goes unsuitable.
“It is so summary that being in a giant courtroom in entrance of all these individuals, seeing for the primary time in your life judges and prosecutors and going through this. And the individuals, they’re speaking some issues about you you did not do, they usually attempt to put you [in] jail just like the worst individuals on the planet. And also you say to your self, like, ‘The place I truly am? Is that this simply sort of a dream proper now? Or is it actual issues happening?’ It was a very irrational expertise. After which all today in a jail and all these months after.
“Yeah, it was very traumatic and actually simply unbelievable,” Vogg added. “However you must know proper now we really feel all means higher than throughout this. ‘Trigger it was already a number of years [ago], and we have been working onerous to exit from this in each attainable means. So proper now we’ve a brand new album. We have now stability in our households. And we begin to truly neglect about that [experience]… We take our lesson. We’re making an attempt to simply go ahead with none errors, to do exactly good choices [in] life, and it appears like every thing goes [in] the correct path.”
Kieltyka, drummer Michal Lysejko, singer Rafal Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek have been scheduled to start trial in January 2018 in Spokane County Superior Courtroom. However 11 days earlier than the trial date, a Spokane County deputy prosecutor filed a movement dropping all rape and kidnapping expenses with out prejudice, which means the 4 males might be prosecuted sooner or later.
Requested by “Scars And Guitars” if that implies that the complete case is now legally behind him and his DECAPITATED bandmates, Vogg stated: “Sure, that is for positive. The factor is that I do not need to clarify what is that this about as a result of I would wish to the touch some issues and speak about some individuals and about some procedures that we determined to not contact this matter. But it surely’s identical to a traditional U.S. process about instances like that.
“I do not wanna discuss a lot,” he continued. “As a result of I might clarify that, however I do not wanna cope with the monster. I do not wanna get up the monster. That is all behind [us]. All the fees are dropped.
“Think about [if we were] in a U.S jail and we’re 4 guys who actually did it. Do you actually consider they’d allow us to go like that? I do not assume so. In order that’s it. I might go along with that, however this interview should not be in regards to the regulation case within the U.S.”
The lady alleged she was gang-raped by the musicians of their tour bus toilet after DECAPITATED‘s August 31, 2017 live performance with THY ART IS MURDER at The Pin live performance venue in downtown Spokane as a part of the 2 bands’ “Double Murder” tour. The lady stated entered the bus for drinks with the band earlier than every member pressured themselves on her.
Deputies later acknowledged the sufferer had “important bruising to her higher arms in step with being restrained” and “small abrasions on her knuckles that have been scabbed over.” However DECPITATED‘s attorneys constantly argued their purchasers’ innocence, with Vogg‘s lawyer telling The Spokesman-Assessment that law enforcement officials could have been misinformed on what occurs at steel exhibits that would clarify the girl’s bruising.
Andy Marsh, a member of THY ART IS MURDER, supplied testimony for the protection, saying he noticed the girl violently dancing within the mosh pit in entrance of the stage. “She was smashing her palms, arms and physique in opposition to the steel barricade between the viewers and the stage,” he stated within the courtroom paperwork.
All 4 members of DECAPITATED have been arrested on September 9, 2017 in Santa Ana, California after performing on the Observatory. They have been held in Los Angeles County Jail earlier than being extradited to Spokane.
The musicians have been launched from jail as they awaited trial. As a part of their launch circumstances, they have been ordered to remain in Washington and have been required to show of their passports. Within the occasion that they did return to Poland, they have been ordered to signal waivers of extradition, which means they have been agreeing to be extradited to the U.S.
The DECAPITATED members have been launched on their very own recognizance and didn’t need to submit a bond.
Their trial was scheduled to start on January 16, 2018.
DECAPITATED will launch its eighth studio album, “Most cancers Tradition”, on Could 27 by way of Nuclear Blast Information.