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 veterans Vader have announced that they have completed recording the drum tracks for their forthcoming new studio album, "Welcome To the Morbid Reich." The band has issued the following update:
"Last week we ended the drums recording session for the newest album. Below are Pawel's personal impressions."
Drummer Pawel states:
"Just the day before yesterday we finished recording drums for the new Vader's album - Welcome To The Morbid Reich. Our revisit in the Hertz Studio proceeded undisturbed and once again brothers Wieslawski proved to be professionals to the core.
"We started our session showing up in the studio on March 14th, at 9 PM after a few hours' drive on our perfect Polish roads with a trailer full of gear - I really recommend it! This day we only managed to do the load-in and hit the sack - as we were dead on our feet. More...
After entering Hertz Studios to begin recording a new album and recently announcing lineup changes, Polish death metal act Vader has now announced the "Summer Campaign" 2011. This string of tour dates will include stops at the Hellfest, Summer Breeze, Death Fest Open Air, Metal Hammer Festival, and more. The upcoming Vader tour dates are as follows:
11.04.2011 (POL) Lodz / Atlas Arena (with Slayer and Megadeth)
28.05.2011 (HOL) Dokkem / Dokk'em Open Air
10.06.2011 (GER) Gahlen / Gahlen Moscht Festival
11.06.2011 (POR) Grandola / Festival Metal GDL
13.06.2011 (UK) Liverpool / The Masque
14.06.2011 (UK) London / The Underworld
15.06.2011 (HOL) Eindhoven / Dynamo
16.06.2011 (BEL) Brussels / Magasin 4
17.06.2011 (FR) Clisson / Hellfest Festival
18.06.2011 (CH) Zurich / Dynamo
19.06.2011 (CH) Bulle / Ebullition
20.06.2011 (ITA) Bologna / Blogos
21.06.2011 (ITA) Gorizia / Pieffe Factory
22.06.2011 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
23.06.2011 (HOL) Leiden / LVC
24.06.2011 (GER) Osnabruck / Bastard
25.06.2011 (GER) Hunxe / Death Fest Open Air
26.06.2011 (GER) Aalen / Rock It
22.07.2011 (GER) Bertingen / R.U.D.E. Festival
23.07.2011 (BEL) As / Vlamrock Festival
30.07.2011 (ITA) San Giacomo degli Schiavoni / Armageddon In The Park
10.08.2011 (POL) Katowice / Metal Hammer Festival
13.08.2011 (CZ) Trutnov / Brutal Assault
17.08.2011 (GER) Dinkelsbuhl / Summer Breeze
20.08.2011 (POL) Nowy Staw / Metal Time Festival
26.08.2011 (ISR) Tel Aviv / Sublime
Vader bassist Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek announced last month that he was leaving the band. Vader has now issued the following statement about the split and about recruiting a new drummer:
"Hail to all Vadermaniax!!! I decided to write this - a little bit untimely - news to correct Reyash's official stance on leaving the band on Blabbermouth. I decided to thank Reyash for over two-year's cooperation in January 2011 and it was solely my decision. The decision was made on his recent behaviour only and definitely not due to his 'personal reasons.'
"Reyash is a great mate but this isn't enough to be the part of Vader. What's funny is that my expectations are really not that high as it might seem from the personal changes in the band throughout the recent years. Vader is appreciated by you just because of us keeping the style, sincerity and quality regardless the so-called public opinion. Reyash knew that he was to play till the end of the season (promotion of 'Necropolis') and his staying in the band depended exclusively on his work during the past two years. I can't understand his trying to give a good account of himself in this situation, the more so because it is insincere. More...
Polish death metal veterans Vader haved announced that they have begun recording their new studio album. A message from the group reads as follows:
"We started new recordings in Hertz Studios in Bialystok. We spent the whole afternoon being setting up drum kit, testing new skins and cymbals. There was also time to familiarize with new architecture of lately much rebuilded studio. Day One in production of Welcome To The Morbid Reich. We plan to record nine-ten fresh songs and three bonus pieces: redux of one old Vader classic (which is gonna be added to the refreshed live set for summer) and two cover songs (those will be kinda surprise for many for sure).
"Spider also prepared few songs for the record and this will be his debut in Vader as a composer. There will be several studio reports available soon. The first episode should be ready by the end of March. You will be informed about the progress of the album. Welcome to the new world of the Morbid Reich!"
The official Vader MySpace page has been updated with the following message about the band supporting Slayer and Megadeth at an upcoming live show:
"Massive Music and Live Nation are glad to inform that during the Polish concert within 'European Carnage Tour 2011' Slayer and Megadeth will be supported by...Vader! The show will be held on April 11 in Atlas Arena in Lodz. After the outstanding success of Slayer and Megadeth on Sonisphere Festival 2010 in Warsaw they decided to go on a tour together!
"Slayer and Megadeth smashed the Warsaw audience in 2010 giving the show for over 80,000 people. Their fans left the concert with a hunger for more. So what is the best news for them? Slayer and Megadeth will play together in April in Atlas Arena (Lodz)!
"We will be represented by our native Vader. Get a move on and buy the tickets - they're going to go like hot cakes! Tickets at the cost of 154, 176 and 209 PLN available on LiveNation.pl and in shops."
Vader also recently announced the departure of bassist Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek. A statement from Rejek can be found here.
Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek, bass player of Polish death metal veterans Vader, has announced that he has left the group, citing personal reasons. A statement from Rejek reads as follows:
"Ave! After over two years of cooperation, I've decided to quit Vader due to personal reasons. I'd like to thank my bandmates for hundreds of gigs played together, I wish you all the best. At the same time I'd like to inform that I shall continue my music adventure along with my bands Christ Agony, Supreme Lord and Witchmaster. See you in Hell."
Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
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."
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:
Grave *special 20th Anniversary set*
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.
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!"
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
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...
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!"
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!"
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