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'.
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This year, Metalunderground.com is figuratively handing out an award of its own for "Best Metal Album of The Year." Everyone else hands out "best of year" awards or lists, so why shouldn't we? Afterall, the staff here at metalunderground.com has very diverse tastes, and we know our metal. So this year I asked each of our writers to pick their top 5 albums of 2004 and rank them form 1 to 5. What I saw was a lot of different opinions, but among the differences, two albums rose to the top.
Without further ado...[drum roll, please]...the winner of Metalunderground.com's "Best Metal Album of The Year" honor for 2004 is: More...
If Hope Dies will be hitting the road with Kreator, Vader and Death Angel in April, dates are as follows:
April 03rd New York, NY - BB Kings Blues Club
April 06th Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
April 07th Baltimore, MD - Thunderdome
April 08th Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
April 09th Montreal, QC - Medley
April 11th Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
April 12th Chicago, IL - Joes on Weed St.
April 15th Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theater
April 16th Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 22nd San Francisco, CA - The Pound
April 23rd Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
April 24th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
April 25th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
April 26th Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Band's participation in the X-Mass Festivals 2004 will close this year touring season. Vader will hit the road along with bands like Marduk, Napalm Death and others. The tour starts on the 5th of December in Paris and ends on the 19th of December in Antwerp (Belgium). After the aformentioned trip the band will take well-deserved rest until March, to charge their batteries before pretty intense touring plans scheduled for the rest of 2005. Some of those plans have been recently confirmed and for instance in March the band will play a tour through Great Britain. US tour along with bands like Kreator and Death Angel starts on the 1st of April. Probably on May/ June band's postponed tour through Japan and Indonesia will finally come into effect and maybe there will be also a chance to set up some RPA dates. In the second half of 2005 Vader will play a pretty short tour through Poland and later on September/October the guys are going to raze some other European countries to the ground. Right after the European tour the band will headline another US tour so as you can see, Panzer Division Vader will be extremely busy until December. There are also some plans to fix up a few additional dates in Scandinavia, The Balkans and some of the Eastern European countries. In the end of 2005 the band is going to write some new songs for a successor of "The Beast", scheduled for release in early 2006.
First confirmed dates for the Kreator/Vader/Death Angel U.S. tour are: More...
The Black Dahlia Murder is confirmed to play the Barfly in London, England on December 3rd 2004 and will then head out to tour through Europe with Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader and more! For a full list of dates in the tour update section.
X-Mass Festivals 2004 w/ Marduk, Napalm Death, Vader tour dates:
12/05 Paris, France La Locomotive
12/06 Essen, Germany Zech Carl
12/07 Osnabruck, Germany Hype Park
12/08 Berlin, Germany Columbia Club
12/09 Prague, Czech Republic Lucerna Music Club
12/10 Engelsdorf, Germany Hellraiser
12/11 Vienna, Austria Planet Music
12/12 Innsbruck, Austria Hafen
12/13 Milan, Italy Transylvania
12/14 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
12/15 Ludwigsburg, Germany Rock Fabrik
12/16 Frankfurt, Germany C. Royal
12/17 Strasbourg, France La Laiterie
12/18 Tilburg, Holland 013 w/ Dark Funeral and more
12/19 Antwerpen, Belgium Hof Ter Loo w/ Dark Funeral and more
Birmingham's fathers of grindcore, Napalm Death, kickoff their 36-date North American tour tonight with their headlining show in Toronto, Canada. The first eight dates the band performs with Misery Index, and the remaining dates take the band across the U.S. with Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm, and Goatwhore.
Always outspoken about politics, Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway had this to say about the elections:
If Bush gets voted in for another term, people really need to take a long, hard look at themselves. With Bush back in power, there'll be more unjustified military intervention, more shitty healthcare provisions for the poor, a country mired further in religious dogma etc. Not to mention seeing more of Jeb Bush's fat head on TV. On the other hand, the Democrats don't offer a real alternative. They're very close to the Republicans on a few issues, which is disappointing. I noted how some of the anti-war advocates in the Democratic Party were silenced quite early on. The crazy thing is that voting for the Green Party guy Ralph Nader is considered a pointless exercise, where as he is one of the only people to offer radical thinking. Based purely on his thoughts, I would probably go for Nader if I was an American.
That said, I think the whole system needs an overhaul. That whole 'vote-rig' thing by the Republicans in Florida last time was such a farce, people outside of the U.S. just could not believe that Americans would let something like that pass. I find it really amusing that the Republicans cast themselves as pillars of honesty when everything they do is steeped in corruption and self-interest. Similarly, I lived through Thatcher's ruthless conservatism in Britain, and I would not want to go through it again.
Napalm Death released their Century Media debut, "Leaders Not Followers: Part 2" on October 5.
The band's full North American tour itinerary: More...
Vader have been forced to cancel the upcoming North American tour with Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Goatwhore, and Kataklysm due to an injury suffered by vocalist/guitarist, Peter Wiwczarek, while on tour. The band's manager Mariusz Kmioek has released this official statement:
We are sorry to inform everyone that during Scandinavian tour (October 2004) Peter has suffered from a minor spinal injury (vertebra-related) and will have to undergo a procedure to set things right (1 week at hospital and 2 weeks of rehabilitation). The only possible date to enter the hospital and fix it is in October, so we have decided on not going on our US tour! Our first idea was to schedule the procedure at hospital next year, but it would be big risk for Peter's health.
We'd like to apologize all people - Metal Blade USA, First Row Agency, Cannibal Corpse and their booking agency, Napalm Death and all maniacs - we are very sorry and we'd like to thank everyone for all their hard work in booking and arranging this tour! It's the first cancelled tour in our long (18 years) activity, and it's really a shock for us!
Let's keep our fingers crossed everything will turn out OK.
Canadian death metallers KATAKLYSM have finalized their European and North American tour itineraries. Confirmed dates are as follows:
"No More Serenity" European Tour 2004 w/ Graveworm, Mystic Circle, Into Eternity: More...
Armageddon Over Wacken
Street Date: October 19, 2004
Catalog Number: CMU 61127
Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany.The festival started out 14 years ago and has now amassed an attendance up to 35,000 people and is the largest metal gathering in Europe. Crash Music is proud to release the live concert two DVD set.
The DVD includes performances by many well known metal gods such as Twisted Sister, Saxon, Nile, The Crown, Testament, Vader, In Flames, Gamma Ray and many more. Also includes backstage and behind the scenes footage of the Wacken Open Air festival. The DVD was shot in 5.1 Surround Sound for exceptional audio quality.
Artist & Song Listing: More...
Polish death kings Vader were involved in another bus crash while on tour in Germany. The posting on their official website reads:
On the way to Falkenstein (Germany) near Leipzig Vader's new tour bus was involved in a car accident! The bus has been seriously smashed but fortunately its occupants managed to escape unharmed. The band was forced to spend a few hours at local police station and due to that, the gig in Falkenstein has been cancelled. We would like to apologize all the fans and organizers for the abcence at the show. It really didn't depend on us! Now we are waiting for a new car because the police has kept the broken one and hope that everything will go smoothly. Hope to visit you in the near future!
Vader's new album, "The Beast," will be released on September 20 through Metal Blade Records.
Cannibal Corpse and Napalm Death will be teaming up for a North American tour this coming fall. They will also be joined by Kataklysm, Vader and Goatwhore. Here are the tour dates:
Oct. 29 - Engine - Room Houston, TX
Oct. 30 - The Back Room - Austin, TX
Oct. 31 - Trees - Dallas, TX
Nov. 02 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Nov. 03 - House of Blues - Los Angeles West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 04 - Canes Bar and Grill - San Diego, CA
Nov. 05 - House of Blues - Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Nov. 08 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
Nov. 09 - Granada Theatre - Lawrence, KS
Nov. 10 - The Quest - Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 11 - The Rave Bar - Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 12 - Harpo's Concert Theatre - Detroit, MI
Nov. 13 - House of Blues - Chicago Chicago, IL
Nov. 14 - Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 16 - The World - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 17 - Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Nov. 18 -The Downtown - Farmingdale, NY
Nov. 19 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
Nov. 20 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
Nov. 22 - Masquerade - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
Nov. 23 - Masquerade - Tampa - Tampa, FL
Nov. 24 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Visit the MP3 section http://www.vader.pl/mp-e.html and download an exclusive foretaste of Vader's new album. The song is called "Dark Transmission" and it's probably the slowest part of the album.
"The Beast" will rise on 20th of September.
On September 21st "The Beast" will rise. Right, we are talking about the new album from almighty Vader!
"The Beast" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio with producer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign Forever World," "Revelations," "Blood") and was mixed while the band were away on the first part of their European tour. Jacek Wisniewski was responsible for the album artwork and other graphics. The mastering session took place on July 1.
Here’s the track listing of "The Beast":
2. Out Of The Deep
3. Dark Transmission
5. The Sea Came In At Last
6. I Shall Prevail
7. The Zone
And for all you hardcore Vader fans, the European version of "The Beast" will be released as a limited first edition that will contain a bonus-DVD! The bonus DVD includes a report from the studio, a video clip recorded during the session, and some fragments of one of the most important gigs in 2003.
Finnish deadly maniacs Torture Killer will take Deepred's place for the upcoming European Tour. The band will be supported by the bands Cropment (SWI) and Poppy Seed Grinder (CZE). A complete tour schedule will follow soon.
Furthermore, the band will support Death Metal veterans Vader early September on their Finnish dates:
03/09 : Klubi in Turku
04/09 : klubi in Tampere
05/09 : Lutakko in Jyvaskyla
06/09 : Kuusisaari in Oulu
07/09 : Nosturi in Helsinki
An official statement from the band:
We are happy to announce that we are continuing our deal with Karmageddon Media. The new album is titled 'Multiple Counts of Murder' and will be recorded late October - early November and it's scheduled for an early 2005 release.
Following CANNIBAL CORPSE’s Scandinavian tour with SPAWN OF POSSESSION, the band will head out for some North American dates with NAPALM DEATH, KATAKLYSM, VADER and GOATWHORE.
Confirmed Cannibal Corpse tour dates currently include: More...
The newest record "The Beast" is ready to be released. Many people who have heard the album describe it as the best work in Vader's entire discography. Now take a look at the album cover. On 31st of August the first single from the album entitled "Beware The Beast" will be released, attached to 4/2004 issue of Thrash'em All. The single contains 2 brand new cuts, report from the studio and a video. On 20th of August Vader kick off another tournee, consisting of 3 festivals in Germany and 15 dates in Scandinavia "InVaders In The North Tour 2004." A new t-shirt pattern will be available exclusively during the tournee. Scandinavian fans will also hear on live one of the leading tracks from the upcoming album "Dark Transmission." More info will follow soon.
Upcoming Goatwhore shows:
07/25 Dallas, TX Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Deadman Circus, and Demonseed)
07/26 San Antonio, TX The Sanctuary (w/ Cannibal Corpse and The Black Dahlia Murder)
07/27 Oklahoma City, OK Bricktown Live (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
Dates with Cattle Decapitation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watch Them Die
07/28 Denver, CO Climax Lounge
07/29 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
07/30 Milwaukee, WI Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
07/31 Des Moines, IA Hairy Mary's
08/01 Minneapolis, MN Ascot Room @ Quest Club
08/02 Omaha, NEB Ranch Bowl
08/03 Detroit, MI The Shelter at St. Andrew's
08/04 Toledo, OH Masonic Auditorium
08/05 Reading, PA The Silo
08/06 Irvington, NJ Cricket Club
08/07 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
08/08 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre / Underground
08/09 Farmingdale, NY Downtown
08/10 Richmond, VA Nanci Raygun
08/11 Baltimore, MD Thunderdome
08/13 Portland, ME The Asylum
08/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium
08/16 Hagerstown, MD Wilson Ruritan
08/17 Nashville, TN The 5 Spot More...
Italian-Norwegian black metal masters ANCIENT have invited Bulgarian symphonic black metal band KOROZY to support them on their upcoming Eastern European tour, set to take place in September/October, KOROZY's mastermind G. McManus has told the Bulgarian music webzine tokkata.tk.
KOROZY, who will support Polish death metal veterans VADER at their show in Bulgaria's capital Sofia this week (July 20), will shortly being work on their fourth full-length album. The follow-up to 2001's "From the Cradle to the Grave" is expected to contain 11 tracks.
Polish death metal veterans VADER have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Beast", due on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, including two new songs, will be released on August 25 with the 4/2004 issue of Thrash 'em All magazine. A limited –edition version of the album will contain a bonus DVD including a report from the studio, a video clip recorded during the session, and "a fragment of one of the most important gigs in 2003," according to a posting on the band's web site.
"The Beast" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio with producer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign Forever World", "Revelations", "Blood") and was mixed while the band were away on the first part of their European tour. Jacek Wisniewski is drawing the album artwork and other graphics. The mastering session took place on July 1.
"The Beast" track listing:
- Dark Transmission
- The Sea Came In At Last
- I Shall Prevail
- The Zone
- Stranger In the Mirror (Japanese bonus track)
Polish death metallers VADER were involved in a "serious car accident" on Monday (June 28), according to a posting on the band's web site. "VADER had just finished up the first part of their European tour and had been driving down A1 towards Torun (Poland) when the other bus hit them, throwing the bus out on the opposite lane. Cracked car, destroyed trailer, but fortunately the band, staff and equipment managed to escape unharmed."
As previously reported, VADER's new album, "The Beast", is scheduled for release on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, including two new songs, will be released on August 25 with the 4/2004 issue of Thrash 'em All magazine.
"The Beast" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio with producer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign Forever World", "Revelations", "Blood") and is currently being mixed while the band are away on the first part of their European tour. Jacek Wisniewski is drawing the album artwork and other graphics. The mastering session is scheduled for July 1.
Polish death metal veterans VADER have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Beast", due on September 20 through Metal Blade Records. The first single, including two new songs, will be released on August 25 with the 4/2004 issue of Thrash 'em All magazine.
"The Beast" was recorded at Radio Gdansk Studio with producer Piotr Lukaszewski ("Reign Forever World", "Revelations", "Blood") and it is currently being mixed while the band are away on the first part of their European tour. Jacek Wisniewski is drawing the album artwork and other graphics. The mastering session is scheduled for July 1.
"The Beast" track listing:
02. By Any Means Necessary
04. Dark Transmission
07. Out of the Deep
08. Stranger in the Mirror
09. The Sea Cause in the Last
10. The Zone