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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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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."

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Vader Frontman Checks In

Piotr Wiwczarek, frontman of Polish death metal veterans Vader, has checked in with an update from the band's current European tour. The message reads as follows:

"The time has come, time for the next invasion! After a very successful two weeks tournee across the southern part of Europe Vader is ready for the UK and Scandinavia!!! On February 22 in Rostock we kick off the final chapter of the Necropolis promotional campaign in Europe. The tour will cover the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and the Benelux. On April 1 we start off an American tour together with legendary Overkill (that's actually their anniversary tour!!!). In other news, a few European summer festivals have been added to our schedule. We are glad to announce Vader's appearance on Seven Festival in W?gorzewo (Poland) on July 11 and Unholy Titans in Cracov (Poland) in May. Actually- Unholy Titans is a part of our another European tour consisted of ten gigs. See you soon!!! Expect a few surprises...in May."

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Overkill Adds More Tour Dates

New Jersey thrash metal veterans Overkill will embark on their 25th anniversary North American tour, dubbed Killfest 2010, in April and May 2010. The trek will span the length of the U.S., hitting spots in Canada, with one final show at New York City's Nokia Theater. Support on the tour will come from Vader, God Dethroned, Warbringer, Evile, and Woe of Tyrants.

Commented vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "The road never ends, and that's a good thing kids! We've all been tearing this up for over 25 years now and still going strong. April it starts again and this time it's 'Ironbound', live and in your face, let the games begin!!"

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Vader Adds New European Tour Dates

Polish death metallers Vader has issued the following statement about adding on new tour dates:

"Vader has finally confirmed the entire tour schedule of the upcoming 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010.' Seven new dates (covering mostly Scandinavia and northern part of Germany) have been added to the previously announced tour schedule. The entire gig's list can be viewed in the tour dates below. It's going to be the third part of the band's European tournee promoting their 'Necropolis' album, released last year under the wings of Nuclear Blast. During the first two legs of the campaign Vader appeared on the 'Funeral Nation Tour' in Europe with Marduk. The band's current line up features new guitarist Marek Pajak, who replaced Vogg some time ago. During the upcoming 'Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010' Vader will be supported by the young and very talented bands As You Drown and Divine Chaos."

The confirmed dates for the Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010 are as follows:

23.02.2010 (GER) Rostock / Alte Zuckerfabrik
24.02.2010 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
25.02.2010 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
26.02.2010 (FR) Paris / Glazart
27.02.2010 (UK) Colchester / Colchester Arts
28.02.2010 (UK) Bristol / Bierkeller
01.03.2010 (UK) London / Underworld
03.03.2010 (IRE) Belfast / Limelight
04.03.2010 (IRE) Dublin / Whelans
05.03.2010 (UK) Glasgow / Ivory Blacks
06.03.2010 (UK) Leeds / The Well
07.03.2010 (UK) Nottingham / The Central
10.03.2010 (HOL) Zaandam / De Kade
11.03.2010 (HOL) Breda / Mezzo
12.03.2010 (HOL) Groningen / Vera
13.03.2010 (GER) Hamm / Alfred Fischer Halle
14.03.2010 (GER) Flensburg / Roxy
16.03.2010 (DEN) Copenhagen / The Rock
17.03.2010 (SWE) Orebro / Virus
18.03.2010 (SWE) Borlange / Cozmos
19.03.2010 (SWE) Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
20.03.2010 (SWE) Stockholm / The Cave

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Novy Puts Together New Band, Road's End

Rumor has it that Novy, formerly of Behemoth, Vader and Dies Irae is currently putting together a new band, tentatively called Road's End, with lead guitarist Chris Cannella (N17, Autumn's End) and drummer Kevan Roy (ex-Mastery). Word is, they're still looking for another lead guitarist.

Novy is currently available for Studio/Session work individually or as part of a rhythm section. Drummer Kevan Roy (ex-Mastery) rounds out the Rhythm Section from Hell. For further details, contact their management at mj@desertcore.com or visit www.desertcore.com.

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Vader Posts Video Interview And Live Footage

Polish death metallers Vader have posted a video interview online, conducted by Metal Hangar 18, with drummer Paul Jaroszewicz at their recent Sofia, Bulgaria tour date. The video clip can be viewed below, and fan-filmed footage from the show can be found after the jump.


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As You Drown To Open for Vader on European Tour

Swedish death metal band AS YOU DROWN has announced that they will be the direct support for the upcoming "Blitzkrieg 5 tour" of Polish death metal band VADER. VADER is still on tour with MARDUK, but will invade the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Germany and Scandinavia right after. UK's very own DIVINE CHAOS will also be supporting Vader.

"Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2010" dates with VADER + AS YOU DROWN + DIVINE CHAOS are as follows:

23/02/10 – DE - Rostock - Das Toxis
24/02/10 – DE – Hamburg - Marx
25/02/10 – BE - Vosselaar - Biebob
26/02/10 – FR - Paris - Glazart
27/02/10 – UK - Colchester - Colchester Arts
28/02/10 – UK - Bristol - Bierkeller
01/03/10 – UK - London - Underworld
03/03/10 – IE - Belfast - Limelight
04/03/10 – IE - Dublin - Whelans
05/03/10 – UK - Glasgow - Ivory Blacks
06/03/10 – UK - Leeds - The Well
07/03/10 – UK - Nottingham - The Central
10/03/10 – NL - Zaandam - De Kade
11/03/10 – NL - Breda - Mezzo
12/03/10 – NL - Groningen - Vera
13/03/10 – DE - Hamm - Alfred Fischer Halle

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Deicide, Marduk And Vader To Tour Together

Fans of extreme metal music in Europe are set to be in for a huge treat in May when three of the most popular bands in the field will be teaming up for the Unholy Titans tour. Florida based death metal legends Deicide will be headlining the trek and they will be joined by Swedish black metal outfit Marduk and Polish death metal veterans Vader. There will also be other bands joining the trio on select dates, though no names have been confirmed as of yet.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 13 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Metalfest Open Air Switzerland
May 14 - Dessau, Germany - Metalfest Open Air Germany
May 15 - Mining am Inn, Austria - Metalfest Open Air Austria
May 16 - Strasbourg, France - Laiterie
May 17 - Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy - Rock And Roll Arena
May 18 - Rome, Italy - Blackout
May 19 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
May 20 - Nova, Slovenia - Gorica Mostovna*
May 21 - Budapest, Hungary - Metalfest Open Air Hungary
May 22 - Krakow, Poland - Studio
May 23 - Pilsen, Czech Republic - Metalfest Open Air Czech

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Evile Announces New North American Tour Dates

British thrashers, EVILE have recently announced that they will be embarking on their first major North American tours with such legendary acts as KREATOR and OVERKILL. EVILE frontman/guitarist, Matt Drake recently took some time to proclaim his (and the band's) excitement to hit the road across the pond in March through early-May:

"Well it's about time it happened, we can finally say that we are coming to the USA!! It's been a long time coming because we've tried before, we've had a few plans made in the past to get to the states but they always fell through but it's finally confirmed and happening. We couldn't be happier that we get to lay waste to peoples senses on a nightly basis with such legendary bands that we have nothing but respect for, we're looking forward to meeting people who have listened to our cd's but never had the chance to see us live and we're also looking forward to introducing ourselves to a lot of new people and instead of easing ourselves into it by doing a week or so we're going for a full on two month straight tour with only a few days off, the way it should be!! I'm personally looking forward to being able to visit such iconic places as New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco as these are the kind of places i never thought i would be lucky enough to see. Ladies and gentlemen the British are coming!!!!" More...

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Mastic Scum Joins Funeral Nation Tour

Austria's Mastic Scum have been added to the January stops of the European Funeral Nation tour featuring Marduk and Vader. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

08.01.2010 (GER) Leipzig - Hellraiser Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Lyfthrasy
09.01.2010 (CZ) Brno - Faval Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
10.01.2010 (SK) Nitra - Nova Pekaren Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
11.01.2010 (AUT) Vienna - Viper Room Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Reanima
12.01.2010 (HUN) Gyor - Red Rocket Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
13.01.2010 (ROM) Cluj Napoca - Irish & Music Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
14.01.2010 (ROM) Bucarest - Studio Martin Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
15.01.2010 (BUL) Sofia - Blue Box Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
16.01.2010 (GRE) Thessaloniki - Mylos Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
17.01.2010 (GRE) Atheens - Sin City Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
19.01.2010 (SER) Beograd - SKC Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate
20.01.2010 (CRO) Zagreb - Mochvara Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
21.01.2010 (ITA) Ronchi dei Legionari - Rock Club Live Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support
22.01.2010 (AUT) Innsbruck - Hafen Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate, Indyus, Hyperion Deathbionics & Support
23.01.2010 (GER) Koeln - Underground Marduk, Vader, Mastic Scum, Sinate & Support

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Vader Issues New Year Update

Front man Peter Wiwczarek of Polish death metal band Vader has issued the following update about the band's upcoming touring activity:

"Hell-o all VaderManiax! On behalf of Vader commando I would like to wish You extremely metal year 2010! Let it be a fulfillment of your dreams and expectations!!! I also take the occasion to briefly summarize the past year 2009...It was another hard-working year in our career. We played nearly 150 gigs! It was also a time of trial for the new line up of the band and... we passed the exam, just because 'when there's a WILL, there's a WAY!' The band was well received by both European and US Fans (worth to mention that in the US we played nearly 40 gigs closing the year 2009). But of course, the most important for us is a new record deal with mighty Nuclear Blast and the new album 'Necropolis.'

"The album was released in the end of August (Europe) and September (the US) and immediately gained a huge number of supporters- both among diehard Vader's maniacs and also large amount of new Fans. Thank You for this! I'm so sorry to say that our 'favorite' Internet instigators and trolls (I am talking here mainly to our Polish countrymen ...) didn't see band's collapse and downfall. Vader still exists and 'Necropolis' is just the beginning!

"How about recent news from the band's camp? Guitarist Marek Pajak known from the Polish band Esqarial will join Vader on the upcoming tour with Marduk in January. Vogg who played with us during the last year is going to hit the road with his great band Decapitated. We wish Him all the best for the future, another crushing album of 'Decaps' and would like to thank for a great time He spent with Vader. Let the Power be with You, Brother! In mid February we kick off a tour in the UK, Ireland and Benelux. Right after the tour we hit the road again, appearing on US KillFest together with Overkill....Once again THANK YOU for a great 2009! Stay Metal!"

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Semargl Completes Recording of New Album

Ukrainian metallers SEMARGL have finished recording their new full-length album, "Ordo Bellictum Satanas," for an early 2010 release via German label Twilight Vertrieb. The recording sessions for the fourth SEMARGL's CD took place at Blacklight Recording Studio in Kiev. Guest musicians on this album include: Jonny Maudling (BAL-SAGOTH, MY DYING BRIDE), Nera (DARZAMAT), Iscariah (IMMORTAL, DEAD TO THIS WORLD, NECROPHAGIA), Novy (DIES IRAE, BEHEMOTH, VADER), Vrangsinn (CARPATHIAN FOREST, NATTEFROST).

A preview version of a new song from upcoming album is available for streaming on the band's official website and MySpace page. More...

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