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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Polish death metal act Vader is currently working on a new album and follow-up to previous release "Welcome to the Morbid Reich." The band comments:
"Straight from Hertz Studio-we have a bunch of fresh news about Vader's empire. First of all: WE'RE STARTING WITH THE NEXT ALBUM!
"Today yet nice and easy we're calibrating the heavy weapon for James, so his drumming can blow heads off your necks. From tomorrow we record all these bloody tracks of new incantations.
"The next chapter, a new bible for all those hungry for extreme massacre and dark challenges is called: TIBI ET IGNI 'For You (And Only You) and Fire' - so we can translate from Latin this pretty symbolic title.
"10 songs PLUS 4 bonuses are in plans to be created.... More details soon. Will we set anxiety in your minds? We film the recording process to show the whole thing in a while. Of course, we'll keep You informed about each next step in recordings regularly. Stay alert!"
After a 3-year lull since their last trek west, Poland’s extreme metallers Vader are returning to the U.S. to headline the "Back To The Black 2013" tour with Vital Remains, Sacrificial Slaughter, Execration, and Extremely Rotten.
The tour launches on September 6th in Santa Ana, California and boomerangs back to The Whisky in Hollywood, California for the tour-closing show on September 29th.
While Vader' headlining set will definitely include selections from 2011’s "Welcome To The Morbid Reich," frontman/guitarist Peter W. states the band will reach as far back as 1994’s "Sothis" EP to satisfy long-time fans.
09/06/13 Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
09/07/13 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
09/08/13 Alhambra Theatre - Portland, OR
09/09/13 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
09/10/13 The Venue – Caldwell, ID
09/12/13 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
09/13/13 Aftershock – Kansas City, MO
09/14/13 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
09/15/13 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
09/16/13 The Detroit Pub – Detroit, MI
09/17/13 The Paper Box – Brooklyn, NY
09/18/13 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
09/19/13 Kings – Raleigh, NC
09/20/13 Oasis – Charleston, SC
09/21/13 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
09/22/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/24/13 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
09/25/13 Korova - – San Antonio, TX
09/26/13 The Boiler Room – Dallas, TX
09/27/13 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
09/28/13 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
09/29/13 Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA More...
Sumerian black / thrash pioneers Melechesh will hit the road together with fellow label mates Vader for an upcoming European run. The dates are as follows:
12.04.2013 (DEN) Aarhus / Metal Royal Festival*
13.04.2013 (FR) Nancy / Metal Ride Festival
14.04.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
15.04.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage
16.04.2013 (CRO) Zagreb / Mochvara
17.04.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Blue Hell
18.04.2013 (ROM) Timisoara / Daos
19.04.2013 (ROM) Bucarest / Fabrica
20.04.2013 (BUL) Sofia / RBF
21.04.2013 (SER) Belgrade / Gun
23.04.2013 (ITA) Bari / Demode
24.04.2013 (ITA) Rome / Jailbreak
25.04.2013 (ITA) Milano / The Theatre Live Music
26.04.2013 (CH) Bern / Kultarena
27.04.2013 (GER) Annaberg / Alte Brauerei
28.04.2013 (CZ) Ostrava / Barrak More...
Vader has announced dates for the first leg of the “Back To The Black Tour” 2013, which will also feature Aborted and Bonded By Blood. A teaser trailer for the trek is now available online and can be viewed below. The tour will also feature opening guests on the these dates:
Bloodshot Dawn /21.01-2.02/
Flayed Disciple /17.01-20.01/ More...
Vader has posted drum cam footage online from the "Back to the Black" tour 2012. Check out a video shot at the Rude Boy Club in Bielsko below. Vader also has upcoming January European tour dates with Bonded By Blood, with full details on the run available at this location.
Bonded By Blood has confirmed the dates for a 2013 European tour with Vader. The "Back to the Black" tour kicks off on January 17th in Berlin, Germany, and also features Aborted. The tour will be Bonded By Blood's first visit to Europe since the release of their new album, The Aftermath.
Bonded By Blood drummer Carlos Regalado comments: "We are excited to announce that in January we are heading oversees to Europe to tour with the legendary Vader! It's been a while since we have done a proper European tour and we just can't wait to get back out there and support The Aftermath live. We look forward to meeting some new fans and seeing some familiar faces. See you on the road!"
See Bonded By Blood on tour in Europe at the following shows: More...
Poland's Vader has issued the following announcement about hitting the road in Europe alongside Aborted and Bonded By Blood:
"In the mid-January 2013 there starts long-awaited 'Back To The Black Tour' in Europe. Vader will give around 30 shows presenting the whole cult albums 'Black To The Blind' and 'Sothis.' You won't miss the bands hits too and a couple of surprises. Peter announces a real high quality death metal strike.
"The tour will be supported by the guests from Belgium's Aborted and Bonded By Blood from California, USA. Aborted is one of the leading brutal gore death metal bands. They have quite a lot albums and tours that were a great success. Recently on tour as a direct support for Cannibal Corpse. Bonded By Blood is one of the revelations of the rebirth of thrash metal.
"We will announce the full line-up and tour schedule soon."
In addition to working on a new album, the mighty Polish death metal overlords Vader have now checked in with the following update about new tour dates:
"It's time for Polish shows! Long awaited 'Back To The Black' tour is confirmed and we'll start promotion soon. With great pleasure we present almost all cities Vader will visit with new concert set prepared by the General & co.
"As Peter announced, full material from the cult 'Black To The Blind' and 'Sothis' will be played during the tour. On top of that, you can also expect the biggest hits of the band. Get ready for 75-minute show! We start on November 28th with a show in Kwidzy.
"Vader will give 18 gigs in Poland, 4 in the Czech Republic, and one in Slovakia. We invited special guests to jazz up the tour. Their names and places where they will perform will be revealed in the nearest future. More about the shows, tickets distribution and other organisational details soon.
"Nevertheless, we can confirm that the tour will be ended in Progresja Club in Warsaw during Metal Christmas Eve. It will be a small festival, bands meeting and a real winter feast. We plan to invite 6-7 Polish bands to take part in this event. Check our website for their names soon. Stay VADERized!"
Polish act Vader has announced the band will soon begin work on the follow-up to "Welcome to the Morbid Reich" (reviewed here), which is currently titled "Straight to Hell." The band comments:
"Summer and the festival season is almost over. Concerts on the Fist Full of Metal in Germany crowns the promotion of the album 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich' on the European continent.
"With Vader's last record we're gonna move to Australia/New Zealand (at the end of October), China, Taiwan and - again - South America (in November) and finaly to the USA in early Spring 2013.
"Before we'll start working on the next record (under the title 'Straight To Hell'), we're gonna remind Vader's 3rd album 'Black To The Blind' from 1997 as a whole! The tour named BACK TO THE BLACK will include - besides the mentioned record - quite many different songs from a variety of albums on the 70 min. long set.
"We start in December in Poland and Czech Republic. At the beginning of 2013 we will tour with the same set on Western Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic lands too. More details soon! Stay in tune, stay Vader'ized!"
Polish death metal act Vader has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming tour activity through the end of the year and beginning of 2013:
"Tomorrow Vader will start their overseas journey to South America. They will visit Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, and Argentina. We plan a second leg of the tour at the end of 2012.
"Due to their performance at the Metalfest Open Airs in May, Vader will not be seen on most of the major summer festivals. Nevertheless, we have confirmed Ragnarock Open Air (20.08), Queens of Metal (21.08) and Fist Full of Metal (01.09).
"At the end of August Vader will also set off for the long awaited tour in smaller Polish towns as a sequel of Blitzkrieg VI! It will be a mega treat for Vader fans, as Peter already announced that they will play all 'Black To The Blind' and 'Sothis.' The main part of this tour will take place at the end of 2012 and will cover over 14 dates with Polish supports.
"In November Vader will go to China for their first tournee in this country. We are working on their come-back to USA and Canada. There will also be a European tour at the beginning of 2013 with Vader as a headliner."
For full details on upcoming Vader live appearances, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.
Kataklysm, Marduk, Vader, Gods Tower, and Dark End will be embarking on the "Flaming Arts Anniversary" tour this coming May. The currently announced shows are as follows:
11.05 – Irkutsk “Megapolis”
13.05 – Krasnojarsk “DK Kraza”
14.05 – Novosibirsk “Rock City”
16.05 – Ekaterinburg “Tele Club”
17.05 – Magnitogorsk “Universal”
18.05 – Ufa “Agava”
20.05 – Moscow “KKZ Moscow”
21.05 – Voronezh “Tarantul”
22.05 – Minsk “Re:Public More...
Polish metal band Crystal Viper revealed more details on the band's forthcoming new album "Crrimen Excepta." In the latest post on Facebook, the band announced two guest appearances and one cover song for the release:
"It's time, to reveal few more details about our new album... There will be two special guests on 'Crimen Excepta': David Bower, vocalist of Hell appear in the title track, while Vader mainman Peter will be heard in the cover version of the classic Vader song 'Tyrani Piekiel,' which will be available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. So most probably Crystal Viper is the first ever Heavy Metal band, which re-arranged and recorded Death Metal cover song."
Singer Marta Gabriel commented on the new album and the guest appearances:
We already announced that fans should expect the unexpected. The new album is different than everything Crystal Viper did in the past. Of course it's still traditional Metal, and it's still Crystal Viper - but this time, everything was different, starting from the compositions, through our attitude and inspirations, up to equipment we used and the recording session itself. It was amazing to have Peter in the studio, we all are huge fans of Vader, and I think he was also amazed when he heard how our voices sound together in this Heavy Metal version of 'Tyrani Piekiel'. And when you will hear the lines of William The Judge recorded by David of Hell, you will have jaw on the floor. We had.
"Crimen Excepta" is scheduled for release on April 27, 2012 via AFM Records.
Adimiron has posted a podcast online detailing the band's time support Vader and Gorgoroth on the "Sign of Hell" European tour in 2011. The clip is available below, and the band also commented:
"Podcast #3 finally online. If you're wondering how touring with Gorgoroth and Vader was...then check it out! Next European shows coming soon, stay tuned!"
Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about offering a sampler for free download online:
"Nuclear Blast says thank you, for an awesome year to their fans and friends, by offering a free download compilation, exclusively on our Facebook page. Surf to this location and like the page and get the free sampler! Have a merry and rocking Christmas and an ass-kicking 2012!"
The track listing is as follows:
01. Destruction - The Price
02. Hell - Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us
03. Demonaz - All Blackened Sky
04. Scar Symmetry - lluminoid Dream Sequence
05. Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
06. Hammerfall - One More Time
07. Pain - Dirty Woman
08. Rhapsody Of Fire - Aeons Of Raging Darkness (edit)
09. Symphony x - Dehumanized
10. Communic - Destroyer Of Bloodlines
11. Vader - Come And See My Sacrifice
12. Seven - Get It
13. Fleshgod Apocalypse - The Violation (edit)
14. Tasters - Please Destroy This World
15. Cipher sytem - Communicate The Storms
16. Anthrax - Fight'em Till You Can't
17. Biohazard - Vengeance Is Mine
18. Textures - Singularity
19. We Came As Romans - Mis/understanding
20. Threat Signal - Fallen Disciples
21. Texas In July - 1000 Lies
22. Graveworm - See No Future
23. Like Moths To Flames - You Won't Be Missed
24. Gotthard - Remember It's Me
25. Battle Beast - Enter The Metal World
Vader has posted another tour blog online from the band's current run on the "Sign of Hell" tour with Gorgoroth. Vader had this to say:
"Savigny le Temple. A small town near Paris (they say so) where it’s hard to get to and even worse to get back home from at night. I think that was the reason of a bit smaller audience than usually. A day before we had day off (spent next to the club) so we’ve already got familiar with surroundings – Valkyrja and Gorgoroth even found a pub!
"The club was nice and the show – I think that, as usually, everyone has played the material so many times that we don’t even need notation. After the show we had two occasions to celebrate – Vlad’s birthday and a small anniversary – 20 shows behind us! (and 20 more ahead…) But we had no time to party. There was a long way to cover to Switzerland so we had to pack the gear fast and smoothly and set off on the road!"
You can also check out photos from the road recently uploaded by Vader by heading over to this location.
Vader is currently on the "Sign of Hell" tour with Gorgoroth, and the band has now checked in with the following tour blog:
"If you read our previous reports from shows in England, you would probably know what to expect from Bristol. In fact, not much changed, except for the name of a club and its size. Again – great turnover, many Polish people coming to see us and the show itself went, as usually, according to the plan.
"No accidents, some minor technical problems which are unavoidable – like for example a fan jumping on stage and switching off Peter’s or Spider’s guitar effects what results in Vader giving an unplugged show ;-)
"This time instead of The Sickening we had a local support which I didn’t have a chance to see as I was writing tour reports. Valkyrja, typically, gave a smashing show. One can tell at once that they put a lot of passion in their performance and music is what counts most for them! Gorgoroth gave their show staying at their usual level as well.
"After the gig we got back to the nightliner to have a well-deserved beer and go straight to bed. The next day would be the last show on the English land – Plymouth. We need to be at our best!"
You can also check out photos from the tour by heading over to the Vader Facebook profile here.
Vader is currently embarked on "The Sign of Hell" tour, and the band has now checked in with the following tour blog:
"Welcome MetalManiacs! We kick off with another tour, really long and hard one! We will destroy the whole old continent - from Scandinavia through the British Isles to Balkans and Spain. 40 gigs, that sounds like a lot. Keep the track of this tour as Massive Music's Commando moves throughout Europe. The artists and our crew will keep you updated on what's going on out there!
"And here we are, on the road again! Welcome to the Morbid Reich!!! The Berlin’s premiere show started European The Sign of Hell Tour 2011. It’s the first tour officially promoting our newest album 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich.' It covers 40 shows in most European countries. We share the stage with Gorgoroth, Swedish Valkyrja, Italian Adimiron and few other supporting bands.
"With this short introduction we will start a series of short tour reports which are focused on presenting you some bits of our tour life. We will try to show you how it looks on stage but also behind the scenes. The journey we started is going to be pretty long so we can promise you exciting and interesting material! You can read first news below! Keep your fingers crossed and see you out there. Stay Vaderized!
"01.11.2011 - Berlin - SO36 Club. Day 1 started for us at the Central Railway Station in Wroclaw. At midnight we got into a train to a city of Krzyz ('Cross' in English, sic!!!), then another change to a train to Kostrzyn on the border of Germany. We were picked up there by the Massive Music crew around 8 a.m. And it all felt like home… our second home for the upcoming 1,5 month. We got to Berlin around noon. It was a first show of the tour so there was really lot of work and preparations. We even managed to make a sound check for each band! When we have Oscar at a mixing table and a close team of Kuba and Vacek on stage – nothing can go wrong. More...
Death Angel has just confirmed its participation in Metalfest 2012 and will raise hell by performing a song selection of the '87 classic “The Ultra Violence." Of course there are some more members of the Nuclear Blast family who are going to play at Metalfest 2012. You can look forward to:
Blind Guardian (not playing Metalfest Dessau)
Dates are as follows:
31.05.-02.06.2012 Mining, Metalfest Austria
31.05.-02.06.2012 Dessau, Metalfest Germany/East
01.06.-03.06.2012 Jaworzno, Metalfest Poland
02.06.-05.06.2012 Zadar, Metalfest Croatia
05.06.-07.06.2012 Milan, Metalfest Italy
07.06.-09.06.2012 Loreley, Metalfest Germany/West
07.06.-10.06.2012 Pratteln, Metalfest Switzerland
08.06.-10.06.2012 Plzen, Metalfest Czech Republic
Adimiron will join the last part of the "Sign of Hell Tour 2011," supporting the black metal masters Gorgoroth and the legendary Vader during the first two weeks of December. Details are as follows:
06.12.2011 (MAC) Skopje / Havana
08.12.2011 (SLO) Ljubljana / Menza Pri Koritu
09.12.2011 (ITA) Roma / Init Club
10.12.2011 (ITA) Pinarella di Cervia / Rockplanet
11.12.2011 (FR) Montpellier / Secret Place
13.12.2011 (POR) Porto / Hard Club
14.12.2011 (POR) Lisboa / Cine Teatro Corroios
15.12.2011 (SP) Sevilla / Fanatic
16.12.2011 (SP) Valencia / Rock City
17.12.2011 (SP) Barcelona / Mephisto
Vader has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming "The Sign of Hell" tour with Gorgoroth and Valkyrja:
"The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011 with Gorgoroth, Vader, and Valkyrja and their guests is getting closer! We start the tour with a show in Berlin on November 1st and visit Rostock the on next day. The following shows go as previously announced. There was a change of club in Goteborg - we will play in Parken instead of Musiken Hus.
"There are also some new shows added to the schedule - we give a show in Plymouth (UK) and Hengelo (the Netherlands). We will also visit Prague (the Czech Republic), Kosice (Slovakia), Skopje (Macedonia) and Novi Sad (Serbia).
"Unfortunately, we won't play in Budapest and Grenoble. Soon we will provide you with the names of bands supporting the main line-up of our tour. During 'The Sign Of Hell Tour 2011' the bands will promote their newest albums: Gorgoroth's 'Under The Sign Of Hell,' Vader's great received 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich' (Nuclear Blast) and Valkyrja's 'Contamination' (Metal Blade)!"