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Formed: 1986
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'.

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 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:


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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."

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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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Vader Kicks Off Killfest Tour

Polish death metallers Vader kicked off their "Killfest" tour yesterday evening in Philadelphia. Vader will be touring North America alongside thrash act Overkill. Vocalist Peter Wiwczarek has checked in with the following update:

"Hello VaderManiax! We've just finished the third attack on Europe covering the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.... And today we kick off another tour in the US and Canada together with the legendary Overkill! KillFest - consisted of 30 shows (on two shows Vader appears as a headlining act). Marco Martell known from such bands as Against the Plagues or Malevolent Creation will join Vader to play the second guitar during this tour!!! Check out our myspace for more tour reports, coming soon!vStay Vaderized! ..m/. Keep your fingers crossed for another killer tour!"

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Against The Plagues Guitarist To Tour With Vader

Chicago's Against The Plagues has issued the following update about their guitarist Marco Martell performing with Vader:

"We are proud to announce that our new guitarist Marco Martell will play as a second guitarist for Polish death metallers Vader during the band's 'Killfest 2010' North American tour, which kicks off tomorrow night (Thursday, April 1) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Headlining the trek are veteran New Jersey thrashers Overkill, with additional support coming from God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile and Woe of Tyrants."

You can check out Woe of Tyrant's music at the band's official MySpace page.

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Vader Issues Road Report

Polish death metallers Vader have checked in from the road with the following tour report:

"The Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010 is going on without any major obstacles. Vader and their brothers in crime As You Drown and Divine Chaos are playing great shows every night. Gigs in London, Dublin, Glasgow, Groningen and Kassel were definitely the most special ones during the whole tour. Primarily due to ubiquitous Polish immigrants who come to the shows to support Polish death metal legend. We would like to thank you all for that huge, outstanding support! Jeszcze Polska nie zginela...

"We also want to apologize for the canceled show in Nottingham. Unfortunately, the venue rented for the show by a local promoter was definitely way too small. Actually, that's not a good place for a metal gig. We preferred to cancel the show rather than kill one another. OK, what's next? During the final part of the tour Vader and support acts are going to invade Scandinavia. Tomorrow (March 16) we will play a show in Kopenhagen. After that we'll appear on 4 shows in Sweden. Unfortunately, the currently running tour won't cover Norway, Finland and the Baltic States. See you next time!"

Video footage from Vader's current tour can also be viewed below. More...

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Vader Changes Two Tour Dates

Vader has issued the following update about changing two upcoming tour dates:

"With shows in Rostock and Hamburg Vader and the guest acts kicked off 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010.' The tour will last for over thee weeks from now. However, there have been two important changes in the previously announced tour schedule. The Tomahavk Festival scheduled for March 13 has been officially canceled due to a sluggish ticket sales. On this day (March 13) you can see Vader in Kassel (K-19). The show in Gothenburg scheduled for March 19 has been moved to a different location (Parten instead of previously announced Sticky Fingers). During the currently running tour Vader is going to present a different live set (compared to 'Funeral Nation Tour 2009 and 2010'). Right after the tour in Europe the band will appear on another tour in the US together with Overkill. Then, Vader will hit the road under the flag of 'Unholy Titans Tour 2010.' In the end of May Vader will attack the East on a tour covering Russia, Belorus, the Ukraine and Asia. More info will follow soon."

Vader's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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