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 legends Vader just revealed the cover artwork for upcoming album "Tibi Et Igni." The artwork was handled this time by Joe Petagno and can be seen below. Vader mastermind Piotr states:
“Joe is a Legend! Not just because he created Motorhead logo or breathtaking artworks for many outstanding albums. Joe is over all times and his imagination touches the Hell itself….And this is enough reason to ask him for painting 'a Hellfire' for Vader’s new music. He accepted it and… made me so proud!“
Joe Petagno adds: “They have been on my 'get in touch' list for years. Finally we managed it and for a Killer album very appropriately titled: Tibi et Igni.”
The album's track listing is as follows:
01. Go To Hell
02. Where Angels Weep
03. Armada On Fire
04. Triumph Of Death
06. Abandon All Hope
07. Worms Of Eden
08. The Eye Of The Abyss
09. Light Reaper
10. The End
12. Des Satans Neue Kleider
Bonus 7“ Vinyl Version:
Side A: 01. Necropolis
Side B: 01. Przeklety Na Wieki (Cursed Eternally) More...
Polish death metal legends Vader just announced the release of a special 7“ single off their upcoming album “Tibi Et Igni.” The 7” single is titled “Go To Hell” and includes following songs:
Side A: “Where Angels Weep”
Side B: “Triumph Of Death”
The song “Where Angels Weep” will also be available digitally. The vinyl and the digitally version will be released on April 18th via Nuclear Blast. Vader comments:
"We are almost ready with final mix and master 'Tibi et Igni,' the new Vader album. To give you a little touch of what is coming at the end of May - we prepared two songs for special 7' vinyl even before we started to work with mixing process. This limited little 'fire breath' is called 'Go To Hell' and includes tracks: 'Where Angels Weep' and 'Triumph Of Death.'
"It will be available soon in April. Digital version - just one track - is gonna be available too. The mix and some details are different then all You will find on the album in May. ENJOY ... and call the fiery winds of Hell!" More...
The Polish death metal legends in Vader have just finished recording the follow up to 2011 album, “Welcome To The Morbid Reich.”
The new album is titled “Tibi Et Igni” and is set to be released on May 30th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The band recorded the album at Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) and it was produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. Vader comments:
“The Fire was released!! The word made flesh and new Vader album - 'Tibi Et Igni' - is done! We were working four weeks in Hertz Studio between December and February. 10 brand new songs plus 4 bonus tracks are recorded and ready for YOU. Two songs in special mix versions shall be released as 7' yet in April. The whole album at the end of May.
"In April and May Vader and Nuclear Blast are preparing some videos to close up the process of work and the album itself. Be ready for interviews and other surprise until 'Tibi et Igni' will be in your hands. The absolute heaviest VADER album in the history!!!! Demons are knocking to your door now \m/”
Polish death metal veterans Vader have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Tibi Et Igni" sometime this Spring, with an April or May date most likely.
This will be their first album since "Welcome To the Morbid Reich," which was released in the Summer of 2011. A message from the band reads as follows:
"2013 is over. This year was for us very active and successful indeed. We were touring twice in Europe, we visited Brazil and took part in many great festivals in summer season. We also came back to US with amazing tour after three years of silence. 2013 was a year crowning our last album Welcome To The Morbid Reich. It is time for NEW quality and challenges! NEW album - Tibi Et Igni - is in progress in fiery crucible of Hertz Studio. All track will be done till the end of January and whole thing by the February.
"Expect the album in stores about April/May 2014. To all expecting new forms, artistic experiments or other pathetic garbage we say: GO TO HELL!! We are devoted to metal and loyal to our fans. Vader was born in the heat of the stages and it was YOU, who always keep that Fire burning. This new album is our dedication for that power and loyalty! We'll hit the road yet in Spring , so You can check some flames form the new Vader's Hell. To all of you we wish ALL THE BEST IN THE UPCOMING NEW YEAR 2014!! See you in hell soon brothers and sisters."
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.