From: Olsztyn, Poland
Last Known Status: Active
Formed in Poland in 1986, it was three years before the band's 'Necrolust' demo saw them attain the attention of the underground, and led to the band's now infamous 'Morbid Reich' cassette release via the Polish Carnage Records, a release which legend has it was one of the biggest selling Death Metal demos/cassettes ever. The band signed to Earache in 1992 and in July of that year Vader recorded their one and only Earache album 'The Ultimate Incantation' with producer Paul Johnson.
Subsequently the band toured Europe with Bolt Thrower and Grave, and also hit the US with Deicide and Suffocation, but then left Earache to puruse a career on many and varied labels, gaining a gretaer reputation with each release for a more intellectual lyrical stance as well as sound based heavily around drummer Doc's amazing blastbeat control. As the band continued churning out album after album, they moved towards their own unique style of death-thrash metal fusion with the landmark releases of 'Litany' and 'Revalations'.
Vader Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Vader.
When undertaking my hectic schedule of interviews and shows last year, I was lucky enough to experience a great night of death metal at the Kentish Town Forum in London, which included Hate Eternal (see my interview with frontman Erik Rutan here) and Threat Signal among others. Headlining the evening was Polish legends Vader, in their only UK show of the tour (a planned show in Birmingham was cancelled.) I caught up with Vader frontman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and drummer James Stewart (who I had also interviewed earlier in the year) to discuss their latest album, "The Empire," what life was like in Communist Poland and more. More...
At a recent show in Bristol with American thrash metal legends Overkill (see review here,), James Stewart, drummer for Polish death metal veterans Vader was able to take some time to speak Metal Underground about how it feels to be a member of such a respected band, how the tour with Overkill had gone and when we can expect to hear a new Vader album. You can watch the interview below. More...