Decapitated Issue Statement: “We Are Not Kidnappers, Rapists Or Criminals”


Decapitated have given the below public statement regarding their recent arrest for suspicion of kidnapping in the first degree. The incident in question took place after the band’s August 31st show in Spokane, WA and has since resulted in allegations of gang raping a female on their tour bus. The band were arrested in Santa Ana, CA on the night of September 09th and have remained in police custody since awaiting extradition to Spokane, WA.

Taking to their social media today (September 14th,) they stated:

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“While we are not perfect human beings, we are not kidnappers, rapists, or criminals. As such, we strongly deny the allegations that have recently been brought against us.

We ask that everyone please reserve their judgement until a definitive outcome has been reached, as charges have yet to be pressed. Full testimony and evidence will be presented in due time, and we have faith in that process.

As there is uncertainty regarding a timeline for prospective proceedings and out of respect for fans and promoters, due to the severity of the claims, we have cancelled all planned touring.

All social media platforms have been temporarily disabled as they have been used as destinations for defamatory and malicious remarks. We would like to point out that the statements in the published police report were given prior to an arrest. At that point, no member of the band was aware of an active warrant being issued.”

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