UK-based death-heads, consider this your rallying cry for what will not only be one of the summer’s most gnarly nights of death metal, but a crucial fundraiser for former Decapitated vocalist, Adrian “Covan” Kowanek. Decapitated, Hades Lab, Dead Beyond Buried and Ted Maul tear up the Camden Underworld’s dilapidated bowel on 29 June 2012. Doors are at 6pm: tickets cost £15.00. The gig is part of Decapitated’s Wake The Fuck Up Covan shows. The Polish death metallers tour at the beginning of the year raged on in the name of their injured comrade, who was seriously injured in the 2007 bus crash that also claimed the life of Decapitated drummer and founding member Witold “Vitek” Kiełtyka. Covan subsequently suffered a cardiac arrest and cerebral hypoxia, which has had a devastating on his life. As the Polish news footage below shows, Covan's need for treatment is huge. He is showing signs of improvement and, as the organizers say, there is hope that he will get some decent quality of life if he can afford some pioneering stem-cell treatment in Köln, Germany. But sadly, that shit's not cheap.
The organizers are looking for drinks sponsors, merchandise for prize draws, and equipment: if anyone wants to get involved and can help in any way, you can get in touch via the Facebook events page HERE.
And you can buy tickets HERE.
Blastbeats, death growls and weird, sick riffs, all in a good cause: so buy a ticket, get involved, buy some merch and help a brother out. The last time Decapitated tore through the capital it was pretty savage: expect nothing less.