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Formed: 1986
From: Olsztyn, Poland
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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'.

Latest Vader News

Below is our complete Vader news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Vader To Record New Album

Vader has issued the following update about performing at the Metal Hammer Festival, recording a new album, and lining up summer tour dates:

"Vader on Metal Hammer Festival! Summer Campaign 2011! August 10th in Spodek (Katowice). The headliner of this event will be Judas Priest which will appear in Poland for the first and sadly for the last time in its classic line-up. There will turn up many special guests as well. We would proudly like to inform that one of them will be Vader The band has been waiting for such a concert for 25 years! More information on the show are available at this location.

"Just at the beginning of June Vader will start their summer concert season! The band will be shortly after recording their new album (May, 2011) and they promised they will present 1-2 new tracks on stage. 'Summer Campaign 2011' will cover summer festivals and club gigs. We're on the point of discussing the details with promoters and the full schedule will be known soon. Few great festivals in Europe and Poland are already confirmed. The band will also visit a couple of smaller towns in Poland, some of them for the first time! We plan on going to Israel as well. Many surprises are waiting for you! The June part of Vader tour will be joined by Krisiun as a special guest! More details on 'Summer Campaign 2011' soon."

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Malevolent Creation To Play Death Feast Open Air

Malevolent Creation has issued the following announcement about performing at the upcoming 2011 edition of the Death Feast Open Air in Germany:

"The festival season starts in a couple of months. Malevolent Creation were now confirmed for Germany's Death Feast Open Air! The festival, which will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year, will take place from June 23-25, 2011 at Airport Schwarze Heide in Hünxe, Germany. A 3-day-ticket incl. camping costs 49€ w/o fees. A 1-day-ticket costs 25€ w/o fees (for June 23rd und June 24th) and 30€ w/o fees (for June 25th). You can also order a shower/toilet flat-rate for 10€. For further information visit here."

The currently announced billing is as follows:

Amagortis
Beheaded
Bloodsoaked
Decaying Purity
Depression
Devourment
Disavowed
Exhumed
Facebreaker
Gorezone
Gorguts
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
Impaled
Inhumate
Kastrated
Katalepsy
Krisiun
Misery Index
Morgoth
Nuclear Vomit
Pandemia
Pestilence
Putridity
Septycal Gorge
Sufferage
The Rotted
Vader
Vomitory

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Vader Issues New Album Update

Polish death metal veterans Vader have posted the following update online;

"The band is about to prepare for recording of the newest studio album 'Welcome To The Morbid Reich.' For a long time I've been thinking about new tracks and the album concept; more and more things start to be clear. For the most part I'd like Spider (Marek Pajak - guitars) to take part in the process of album creation. I also have in mind relating to the good old times with a new layout for the album. I met with Zbyszek Bielak, a very talented artist, who will design the new layout, merchandise and scenic elements. Zbyszek has already worked with such bands as Watain, Absu, Behemoth... The new album will mainly focus on the Morbid Reich feeling combined with brutal riffs and tempo of the previous albums. We also have a surprise for our devoted fans, we're going to come back to our old logo."

"Draft titles of a few tracks: 'Lords of Thorns,' 'I Am Who Feast Upon Your Souls,' 'Only Hell Knows,' 'Return to the Morbid Reich,' and 'I Had A Dream.' We will have a chance to listen to 1 or 2 tracks on Vader concerts and summer festivals, as Peter announced. This year's Blitzkrieg will start a bit later, probably in October and Vader will play a completely new set!"

Recording will take place in Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland from March 15th to April 10th, 2011 with mixing and mastering set to take place in May, 2011.

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Vader Working On New Album

Vader has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming activities, including word that they're working on a new album:

"Forgive us this unusually longer delay. All this, because our intensive playing on distant continents. Last two months we have spent on tour in USA/Canada with Immolation/Abigail Williams, in Brazil with Norwegian Ragnaroak and in Mexico. We were performing a nice mix of Vader's classics and - first time in history -our second album 'De Profundis' as a whole. It is 15 years since this record came out. Your response for this idea was more then great so we decided to repeat this in the future with other Vader titles too.

"The silence in media in last weeks is 'a silence before the storm.' We're finishing slowly promotion of last album to start work upon the successor of 'Necropolis.' Some Music, Words also Designs are already initiated... I will inform You about the progress in proper time and give a little inside information of 'secrets of the returning Morbid Reich.' We start recording in Hertz Studion in March 2011. Till then we'll show yet in Switzerland (Sylvester Festival) and some places in Europe. More details soon... And one more news: the band Vader (and me personaly) was awarded a yearly prize by Warmia&Mazury Region's Mayor for promotion and support of the region in the World for over 25 years...Better late then never;) Thanks alot! We'll talk to you soon!"

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Vader Updates Mexican Tour Schedule

Polish death metal act Vader has issued the following update about Mexican live shows taking place in December:

"After the ongoing tour in South America the postponed gigs in Mexico will take place. Vader will play 3 concerts and give a show at Metal Forest Festival. Actual schedule of Mexico tour:

02.12 GUADALAJARA @ LA BORRASCA
03.12 MORELIA @ LA SANTISIMA
04.12 SAN LUIS POTOSI @ STIC
05.12 VALLE DE MONJAS @ METAL FOREST

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Unsun Posts New Song, "Home," Online

Polish female-fronted goth metallers UNSUN, featuring ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, will release their sophomore album, "Clinic For Dolls," on October 12 via Armoury Records. The follow up to their 2008 "The End Of Life" debut was recorded at Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader etc.) in Bialystok (vocal tracks were recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn). UNSUN features ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, vocalist Annelyse “Aya” Stefanowicz’s, bassist Heinrich (Decapitated, Rootwater, Masachist, Vesania) and drummer Vaaver (Induki).

In preparation for the release, Plug In Music is currently streaming "Home," the seventh track off "Clinic For Dolls." Check it out here.

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Immolation Concert To Be Broadcast Live Online

TheRave.com will be streaming New York death metal band Immolation live in concert from The Rave/Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA. Vader, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne are also scheduled to be part of the concert and the live webcast. The worldwide broadcast will begin at 8pm CDT (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific/1a GMT) on Thursday, October 7th. The concert will also be rebroadcast at a later date to be determined.

The stream is FREE for fans around the world to view from the comfort of their home computers.

Immolation also recently had the audio from their entire New York set released online for free download as well.

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Unsun Posts New Music Video Trailer Online

Polish female-fronted goth metallers UNSUN, featuring ex-Vader guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz, will release their sophomore album, "Clinic For Dolls," on October 11 via Armoury Records/Eagle Rock. In conjunction with the record's release, the band recently shot a video for the song "Home." Check out the trailer below:

In addition, two new tracks -- “Not Enough” and “Clinic For Dolls” -- are currently streaming at the band's official MySpace page. More...

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Sawthis Posts Tour Video Diary Online

Sawthis have published the video diary of the promotional tour of the new album "Egod" in Eastern Europe supporting the legendary Polish band Vader. To watch the video link is as follows:

The new album "Egod” is entirely available for listening on the band's official MySpace profile.

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Hexfire Announces Another Guest Musician

Poland's Hexifre, which previously announced Amorphis bassist Niclas Etelavuori has appeared as a guest on the band's new album, has now announced another guest spot. The latest guest musician to appear on the new Hexfire album is former Behemoth and Vader bassist, Marcin “Novy” Nowak.

Hexfire vocalist Jacob Liszko commented: "Novy is my friend and one of the most extreme bass players I’ve ever seen. Last week, he recorded a guest bass track to the fastest song from our forthcoming album. That’s awesome. I must say the bass track is incredible and I can ensure you that it really kicks ass!"

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Vader Issues Tour Recap

Vader front man Peter Wiwczarek has checked in with the following recap of the band's recent run of tour dates:

"Another three successful festivals are behind us. Pretty exhaustive weekend, thousands of kilometers we spent on the road, first bus, then plane, bus and again. Fortunately we managed to appear on these three stages and play pretty cool shows. If someone is disappointed, because of the canceled interviews, because we had no chance to meet the fans after the show - a very sorry!

"But sometimes we were not able, like on the Rock Harz Festival and Seven, where almost straight from the bus, after a grueling journey we had to jump on stage and play the show! Now we free and finally we have a chance to get some rest. We will be back in late August! VADERized Stay!"

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Vader Announces More Festival Appearances

Vader has issued the following update about confirming three more European festival appearances:

"Time is running so fast and we almost forgot to announce Vader's appearance on three confirmed summer festivals. This year, after a very intense touring season the band is going to take some vacation. So if you wanna see Vader on stage this summer, you shouldn't miss the following events: The first one is Rock Harz Festival in Germany, featuring also Kreator, Therion, Marduk, Subway To Sally, Overkill, The Haunted and many more.

"The second one is Gateway Rock Festival in Sweden with Slash, Motorhead, Megadeth, Deftones, Cavalera Conspiracy and more. The third festival takes place in Poland: Seven Festival in Wegorzewo where the band will share the stage together with such bands as Hey, Hunter, Coma, Lacrimosa, Sepultura."

The details are as follows:

09.07.2010 (GER) Ballenstedt/Harz - Rock Harz Festival
10.07.2010 (SWE) Gavle - Gateway Rock Festival
11.07.2010 (POL) Wegorzewo - Seven Festival

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Vader Announces Polish Tour

"Glosy z Otchlani (De Profundis 1995- 2010)" is the name of Vader's upcoming tour through Poland. These dates will be the last Vader Polish shows of 2010. The band's mainman Peter checks in:

"Playing such a special tour, consisted mostly of places passed over during the latest Blitzkrieg campaign, I would like to give it some kind of a special rank. So, to make the upcoming tour even more unique, in connection with the 15th anniversary of Vader's classic record, we are going to play the entire 'De Profundis' album as a part of our standard live set. Hopefully Vader's fans will enjoy the idea and we will be able to repeat it during some band's future tours."

The dates are as follows:

20.08.2010 (POL) Gdynia / Ucho
21.08.2010 (POL) Koszalin / Generacja 2010
22.08.2010 (POL) Kutno / Pub 73
24.08.2010 (POL) Ostrów Wlkp. / Afera
25.08.2010 (POL) Legnica / Spizarnia
26.08.2010 (POL) Gliwice / Rock'a Music Club
27.08.2010 (POL) Skarzysko Kamienna / Semafor
28.08.2010 (POL) Ilawa / Fama Rock Festival

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Vader Reveals New Album Title

Polish death metal veterans Vader has announced that they have already decidedon the title of their next studio album. The record will be named "Return Of The Morbid Reich" and the band is scheduled to begin recording the album next spring. Stay tuned for further details.

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Pathology Posts New Song, "Code Injection," Online

American brutal death metal band, PATHOLOGY, is thrilled to announce that they will be sharing the stage with Immolation, Vader, Abigail Williams, and Lecherous Nocturne on their upcoming US tour. A full list of dates can be seen below. “We're incredibly excited to be touring with both Immolation and Vader. These are 2 bands that I grew up listening to, and to be touring with them is extremely cool!” comments drummer, Dave Astor. The tour will be in support of PATHOLOGY’s upcoming Victory Records debut, "Legacy of the Ancients," slated for release on July 6th.

The band has posted the song “Code Injection” on their >MySpace page.

Tour dates with Immolation are as follows:

09/29 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
09/30 - Farmingdale , NY - Crazy Donkey
10/01 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
10/02 - Manchester , NH - Rocko’s
10/03 - Montreal, ON – Foufounes Electriques
10/04 - Toronto, ON - MOD Club
10/05 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
10/06 - Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
10/07 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
10/08 - St Paul , MN - Station4
10/10 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/11 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
10/12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/13 - San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
10/14 - West Hollywood, CA – The Whiskey
10/15 - Santa Ana ,CA - The Galaxy
10/16 - Ramona , CA - Ramona Mainstage
10/17 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.’s
10/18 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
10/20 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
10/21 - Houston, TX - The Warsaw
10/22 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
10/23 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
10/24 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
10/25 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
10/26 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
10/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theatre
10/28 - Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club

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Immolation Announces U.S. Headlining Tour

Immolation has announced a U.S. headlining tour this Fall in support of the band's new album "Majesty and Decay." Joining Immolation will be the Polish death metal tank and label mates Vader, along with Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology.

“We are very excited to announce this upcoming tour here in the States,” commented the band. “It will be our first official tour for the Majesty and Decay album and we are really looking forward to playing our full live set debuting material off the new record as well as a lot of our older material off our previous 7 albums. Joining us on the tour will be our good friends of 22 years, Vader! Vader is a tremendous band that we have a lot of respect for not only for their longevity and immense contribution to the extreme music scene, but simply put, they are a great band and we are also huge fans! Also joining us will be Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology, so we hope it will be something that will appeal to all fans of extreme metal. We look forward to seeing you all in Sept/Oct."

The currently announced tour dates are as follows: More...

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Vader Announces "Blitzkrieg 5" Tour

Polish death metal band Vader will appear on the "Unholy Titans Tour 2010" together with Deicide and Marduk. Right after the tour the group will cross the eastern border of Poland to kick off the next part of "Blitzkrieg 5." The tour consists of 12 shows that will cover Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, and Moldovia.

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

26.05.2010 (Belarus) Minsk / Reactor
27.05.2010 (Belarus) Mogilev / Liga
28.05.2010 (Belarus) Gomel / Europa
29.05.2010 (Ukraine) Kiev / Bingo
30.05.2010 (Moldavia)Kishinev / New-Z
31.05.2010 (Ukraine) Iljichevsk / Golden Leon
02.06.2010 (Ukraine) Lugansk / Colosseum
03.06.2010 (Russia) Krasnodar / Strike Arena
04.06.2010 (Russia) Rostov-on-Don / DK Rostselmash
05.06.2010 (Russia) Voronezh / Tarantul
06.06.2010 (Russia) Moscow / XO
07.06.2010 (Russia) St-Petersburg / Orlandina

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Vader Posts Performance Footage

Polish death metal act Vader has posted two new live videos online, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following comment about the clips:

"Hail to all Vader Maniacs!! Below you will find two links to two great high res videos from Vader, playing live in Zaandam (NL) @ de Kade on 10/03/2010. Thanx to Sanne! Enjoy, Stay Sworn and Vader'ized."

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Evile Issues Tour Report

British thrashers EVILE are getting well acquainted with the American touring circuit, having just finished a North American tour with German legends KREATOR and now making their way around once again with New Jersey's OVERKILL.

EVILE are currently in the midst of the Killfest tour, which also features VADER, GOD DETHRONED, WARBRINGER and WOE OF TYRANTS.

EVILE lead guitarist OL DRAKE reports from the tour:

"Currently sat in bed in a Japanese hotel in San Francisco. This place is awesome! Love San Francisco. We played the Regent Ballroom last night and had a brilliant time. We felt very welcomed, and in such an amazing venue. Me and Ben walked around San Fran at about 3am looking for food - we even tried to be a car to go through the Burger King drive-thru. Day off today
as the Vegas show was cancelled (boo!) and to be honest I need it. I ate some American fish n' chips, and that didn't go down well. As I've said before, leave fish n' chips to England!"

"Got a lot of ideas for album 3 - we basically have the title and album art concept decided too. Got a very good feeling about the new material!" More...

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