Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

The Pole confirms his separation from the metal legend. This is how Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka said goodbye to Machine Head

Let us remind you that in September 2019 Wacław “Vogg” Kiełtyka was announced as a concert guitarist Machine Head. Formation commanded by Robb Flynn (vocals, guitar) redefined the sound of American metal in the 1990s. Death metal leader from Krosno Decapitated (check!) took part in a tour around Europe to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the album “Burn My Eyes”.

The musician also supported Flynn and the bassist Jared MacEachern in the album recordings “Of Kingdom and Crown” from August 2022. Polish guitarist (and also session drummer Navene Koperweis) however, did not appear in the studio.

At some of the concerts, Vogg, who had duties in the parent Decapitated, was replaced by Machine Head Reece Scruggs known for Havok.

Due to increasingly frequent questions about further appearances in Machno Head, Vogg decided to publish a statement on social media.

“The South American tour was my last with MH. I hope this explains everything. It had to happen sooner or later as both Decapitated and Machine Head are currently active bands. So it’s no surprise that some tours overlap with ourselves. Decapitated is my absolute No. 1 band and we have amazing plans ahead of us. We are all ready to go to the United States again this year, as well as on a European tour,” revealed Wacław Kiełtyka.

Vogg revealed that he is also going to have a studio recording session with Decapitated (the last album is “Cancer Culture” from May 2022).

“I wanted to thank Rob, Joseph, Jared, Matt and all the amazing crew members I had the pleasure of working with during my time at MH. I can’t thank you enough for the amazing opportunities and experiences I had there. I will always fondly remember the crazy times I had we survived together. I hope that MH will continue to develop in the future,” emphasized the Polish guitarist, adding that he was ready to provide emergency assistance to other bands.

Let us remind you that Machine Head (without Vogg) will be one of the three headliners of this year’s edition Mystic Festival in the Gdańsk Shipyard (June 5-8). The other two stars will be British group Bring Me The Horizon and one of the icons of thrash metalMegadeth.

Gdańsk will also feature, among others: Bruce Dickinson, Kerry King, Orange Goblin, Suffocation, Lord Of The Lost, Thy Art Is Murder, Asphyx, Satyricon, Accept, Life Of Agony, Biohazard, Leprous, High On Fire, Furia, Chelsea Wolfe, Ghostkid, Vio-lence, Body Count, Sodom, Enter Shikari, Kreator, Fear Factory, Vltimas, Manbryne, Zamilska, Crowbar, Blasphemy, Zeal & Ardor, Kadavar, Paradise Lost and Dark Funeral.