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Vader Discusses "The Empire," Movie References And Life In Communist Poland

When undertaking my hectic schedule of interviews and shows last year, I was lucky enough to experience a great night of death metal at the Kentish Town Forum in London, which included Hate Eternal (see my interview with frontman Erik Rutan here) and Threat Signal among others. Headlining the evening was Polish legends Vader, in their only UK show of the tour (a planned show in Birmingham was cancelled.) I caught up with Vader frontman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and drummer James Stewart (who I had also interviewed earlier in the year) to discuss their latest album, "The Empire," what life was like in Communist Poland and more.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. hellrat writes:

nice bro! I love how you delve into the past and get guys talking about the history of of the band... the musical climate of their respective home regions, the influences, how they made it work, etc

good sh!t man! love the Empire as well, think i'll throw er on right now \m/

NP----Angels of Steel

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Thanks a lot mate! Can't tell you how much positive feedback means to me. Brand new one with Napalm Death next week!

And yes, The Empire is a beast.

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3. hellrat writes:

he'll yeah brother, looking forward!

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4. Westfallen writes:

Thanks Oz! I fn love The Empire. Tempest and Send Me Back to Hell are a couple of face smashers.

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