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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 Premiere New Live Video "Streaming Madness"

Vader premiere their new live music video "Streaming Madness", which was captured during their online live set at the "Od Nowa Club" in Torun, Poland on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Check out now the entire show streaming via YouTube below.

Explains frontman Piotr Wiwczarek: More...

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Vader Added To Mexico Metal Fest VI Line-up

The sixth edition of Mexico Metal Fest will include Poland's death metal legends, Vader. The festival will take place on October 29th, 2021 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

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Vader Announce Fall 2020 European Tour

Vader announced their fall 2020 European tour. That trek is set to find them out on the road this September with Chronosphere and Fallcie as support acts. It will hit the below cities:

09/01 Berlin, GER – Nuke Club
09/02 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
09/03 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Druckerei
09/04 Amserfoort, NET – Fluor
09/05 Essen, GER – Turock
09/06 Uden, NET – De Pul
09/07 Martigny, SWI – Sunset
09/08 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
09/09 Rome, ITA – Traffic
09/10 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver
09/11 Graz, AUT – Explosiv
09/12 Zagreb, CRO – Boogaloo
09/13 TBA – TBA
09/14 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/15 Bratislava, SLO – Randal
09/16 Kosice, SLO – Colloseum

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Vader Frontman Discusses New Single

Polish death metal legends Vader have returned with their 16th studio album, Solitude In Madness, released last week via Nuclear Blast. Never one to rest or relax, Vader have done it all over the course of their 37-year history. From playing super-aggressive thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland to touring the globe and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there’s no stopping the Piotr 'Peter' Wiwczarek-led outfit. Speed and power are back as the driving factors in Vader's fiendish yet proficient death metal!

In a trailer released today, Peter discusses new single "Bones" and how it all came together. Find out more below. More...

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Vader Posts New Album Trailer Online

Polish death metal legends Vader have returned with their 16th studio album, "Solitude In Madness," out on May 1st 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Never one to rest or relax, Vader have done it all over the course of their 37-year history. From playing super-aggressive thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland to touring the globe and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there’s no stopping the Piotr 'Peter' Wiwczarek-led outfit. Speed and power are back as the driving factors in Vader's fiendish yet proficient death metal!

For "Solitude in Madness," Vader went outside their comfort zone to Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England, where the band teamed up with one-stop-shop Scott Atkins to engineer, produce, mix, and master for four weeks in summer 2019. In a new trailer released today, Peter discusses that time in the studio and how the album came together More...

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Vader Premiere New Track & Music Video

An official music video for Vader‘s new track “Into Oblivion” has premiered online streaming below. The single is from the group’s upcoming record, “Solitude In Madness“, out May 01st through Nuclear Blast.

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Vader Reveals New Album Details

Polish death metal legends Vader have returned with their 16th studio album, "Solitude In Madness," out on May 1st 2020 via Nuclear Blast. Never one to rest or relax, Vader have done it all over the course of their 37-year history. From playing super-aggressive thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland to touring the globe and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there’s no stopping the Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek-led outfit. Speed and power are back as the driving factors in Vader's fiendish yet proficient death metal!

"Humanity never learns from its lessons," says Wiwczarek. "I feel tensions continuing to rise around the world. People have forgotten about true pain, from a bigger picture standpoint. Generationally, the new generation doesn’t respect the old, and I’d challenge they don’t even respect themselves. Our everyday lives are on TV, so there’s no soul left. Everything’s empty. I think technology is also sucking the humanity out of us. There are more lonely people now than ever before, and yet we’re supposed to be connected together by technology. It’s madness! That’s where the title Solitude in Madness came from, actually. Of course, I approach these topics in a very Vader way. I love telling stories and expressing myself through those stories." More...

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Vader's North American 2020 Tour Destroys Arizona

Vader’s 2020 North American tour is so laden with death metal, it (insert your favorite witty metaphor here…)!!! But in all seriousness, Vader’s supporting act entourage consisting of Abysmal Dawn, Hideous Divinity and Vitriol, is everything a true fan of underground death metal lover could wish for in a tour package. The second date of this death metal mini festival made a stop in Mesa, Arizona recently and even though it’s early in the year, I’m pretty sure I’ll remember to include this specific show when the time arrives to write up my personal “Best of 2020” end of the year lists.

After the only local supporting band finished its short set, Vitriol, the self-described extreme metal band from Portland, Oregon, was able to get the crowd at Club Red to take notice of them immediately. The dual vocal stylings, along with the chaos that ensued onstage, showcased Vitriol as a gritty no-bullshit death metal quartet. Vitriol made the most of their half-hour allotment and by the end of their set, it was very noticeable change how much of the crowd had relocated closer to the stage.

Hideous Divinity from Italy followed Vitriols flawless set. Their style of technical death metal was a mind jolt that the crowd craved on this night chock full of complimenting death metal sub genres. Hideous Divinity was tight, full of kinetic energy and their vocalist, Enrico “H.” Di Lorenzo, looked like he wanted to tear the head off anything that would cross him while he was in the moment. I had never heard of Hideous Divinity before tonight, but their version of death metal prowess will result in me listening to their recorded discography for sure.


Next up from Los Angeles, California, was Abysmal Dawn. This veteran band with more of a traditional death metal style, has been around since 2003. By the time they took the stage, the venue was really starting to fill up. Abysmal Dawn took advantage of this and played an intense set comprised of material from their four full-length albums released to date. To the crowd’s delight, the band announced that their Season of Mist label debut would be released in April of this year.

The time had finally arrived for Vader’s return to Arizona. It has only been three years since their last visit, but it felt like an eternity. Vader is in a class by itself when it comes to death metal, and tonight, they laid waste to Club Red. Setting the tone with “Silent Empire,” Vader ripped through a setlist that blanketed their 30 plus year existence. The precision that Vader nails each and every note is rarely matched within the metal cosmos. They are masters at their respected instruments and vocalist/guitarist Piotr Wiwczarek is one of the most underrated front men in all of heavy metal. At one point he mentioned about the storms they had to go through to get to Arizona and that they brought that storm onstage with them. The rabid crowd roared at this. When Vader finished their encore, there were diehards screaming for another round.

Will Vader continue to make more albums and tour into their 40 year of existence? I wouldn’t bet against it. Vader shows no signs of slowing down and judging by the quality of supporting bands they take on tour with them, they will continue to tour well into their golden years… More...

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Vader Premiere New Song & Lyric Video

A lyric video for the new Vader song “Shock And Awe” has premiered online and is streaming via YouTube for you below. “Shock And Awe” will be the opening track of the group’s impending new album, “Solitude In Madness“, out in stores this spring through Nuclear Blast.

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Vader Announces North American Tour

Polish extreme metal veterans, Vader, have announced their 2020 North American tour. The 23-date trek will kick off at Brick By Brick in San Diego on February 4 and will make stops in Orlando, Brooklyn and Chicago before concluding on February 28 at 1720 in Los Angeles. Joining the band on tour are special guests Abysmal Dawn and Hideous Divinity.

The band comments, "VADERMANIAX in North America! I am so excited to inform you all about our come back to USA and Canada after almost three years. 2020 is very special for Vader and that’s why we are so proud to start on your continent. In cooperation with Continental Concerts, Massive Music and Nuclear Blast, we will visit 23 cities in February and we will indeed bring madness for you. Three albums have anniversaries and we’ll focus on those: De Profundis - 25 years; Litany - 20 years and The Art of War - 15 years. We will definitely play some tunes from our last record Thy Messenger and something real fresh from Vader’s upcoming album. ARE YOU READY?!"

Vader will be touring in support of three album anniversaries as well as their latest EP, Thy Messenger.

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming full length album, which was recorded by Scott Akins at Grindstone Studios in the UK. A new song will be coming soon.

Ticket for the tour will be available for purchase this Friday at 9 AM, Pacific. More...

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Vader Posts New Song Online

Polish extreme metal veterans Vader will be releasing a new EP titled Thy Messenger on May 31st this year. Today, the band has revealed the lyric video for new track and digital single 'Grand Deceiver'. Check it out below.

The band states: "We are so excited to give you new Vader song from our fresh record! 'Grand Deceiver' is the opening track on Thy Messenger EP and perfect explanation of what you all may expect with the upcoming releases. Sharp as razor and brutal as Hell track is just an appetizer before the new Vader album to come. Chris of Nuclear Blast created this brilliant lyric video, which you can watch while waiting for Thy Messenger. Sit comfortably, play it LOUD and…ENJOY!!!" More...

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Vader Announces New EP Release

Polish death metal veterans Vader has announced that they will be releasing a new EP later this year entitled, "Thy Messenger," with a full length set to follow. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"VADERMANIAX!!! As announced, we’d like to present you a new VADER release. EP titled THY MESSENGER contains four of the five recorded songs, whose titles will be announced soon. The material was made in about a week in January and February at the Hertz Studio in Bialystok under the supervision of the Wieslawski Brothers. Below we present the cover painted by Wes Benscoter - the same Artist who created a beautiful picture for the cover of "De Profundis" or other bands like Slayer, Kreator or Sinister. The material will be available at the turn of spring and summer this year. Exactly at the same time, a full VADER album will be created, the premiere of which is planned for the end of 2019. More details are coming soon." More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy Looking For New Members

European brutal death metal stronghold Monument Of Misanthropy announce they are looking for new guitarists and a new bass player. European musicians with their own material are being preferred, but it is NOT mandatory. Get in touch with the band via this email: monumentofmisanthropy@yahoo.de or their official bandpage on FB: Monument Of Misanthropy Official Band Site

Explains the inventor of the Monument Of Misanthropy brand-imprint, band founder and frontman George "Misanthrope" Wilfinger:

"Neither will I be using any empty bullshit phrases like "due to artistic differences", "because of unsurmountable personal differences", nor will I be washing Monument Of Misanthropy's dirty laundry in public. Fact is that after the last very successful years, three awesome European tours and two acclaimed releases, for me it feels like I should carry on with a new team of guitarists and bass player. Artists who still have the fire inside to go beyond their limits and with an iron will to produce a brutal new death metal album for Monument Of Misanthropy with me and one of the best drummers out there in the brutal death metal world. People willing to play festivals, to go on tours, even if the fee won't buy them a Porsche. Musicians who live for the cause. Just sincere, motivated musicians willing to go the extra mile, that's all I'm asking for. Musicians from Europe and with their own material are preferred, but it's NO must."

Monument Of Misanthropy have been recording and touring with drum-gods Romain Goulon (ex-Necrophagist, ex-Benighted), Simon Schilling (ex-Belphegor) and David Diepold (ex-Benighted, Cognizance).

To give you an impression what is awaiting you being one of their new members, the band include their recent touring history below: More...

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Vader & Entombed A.D. European/UK Tour Announced

Vader and Entombed A.D. will be out touring together this fall for a European/UK co-headlining run. Below's where that trek will hit:

10/16 Uherske Hradiste, CZE – Klub Mir
10/17 Pilsen, CZE – Divadlo Pod Lampou
10/18 Schaffhausen, SWI – Kammgarn
10/19 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver Club
10/20 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri Music Factory
10/21 Milan, ITA – Legend 54
10/22 Munich, GER – Backstage
10/23 Saint-Maurice, SWI – Manoir Pub
10/24 Nilvange, FRA – Le Gueulard Plus
10/26 Rennes, FRA – Garmonbozia
10/27 Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont, BEL – Le Cercle
10/28 Osnabruck, GER – Bastarcd Club
10/29 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
10/30 Mannehim, GER – MS Connextion Complex
11/01 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
11/02 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
11/03 Leeds, UK – Damnation Festival
11/04 Coventry, UK – Empire
11/05 London, UK – The Dome
11/07 Apeldoorn, NET – Podium Gigant
11/08 Helmond, NET – De Cacaofabriek
11/09 Trier, GER – Mergener Hof
11/10 Essen, GER – Turock
11/11 Ludwidgsburg, GER – Rockfabrik

Further support bands for the trek are expected in the next few weeks.

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Testament, Annihilator & Vader Touring UK/Ireland

Testament, Annihilator and Vader will be touring the UK and Ireland together in March/April 2018. Check out all dates below.

03/29 Bristol, UK – Motion
03/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
03/31 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
04/01 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
04/02 Glasgow, UK – QMU
04/04 London, UK – Koko

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5Rand Joining Vader Tour

Rock On Agency today announces that Italian band 5Rand will join Vader, Immolation, and Monument Of Misanthropy on tour next month. Dates are available below.

5Rand released debut album “Sacred/Scared” on the 24th of February 2017, recorded at Kick Recording Studios (Rome, Italy), engineered and mixed by Marco Mastrobuono, and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Helsinki, Finland) by Mika Jussila.

Catch the band live:

Apr 01 Slowianin Szczecin, Poland
Apr 02 Hellraiser Leipzig, Germany
Apr 04 De Kreun Kortrijk, Belgium
Apr 05 Doornroosje Nijmegen, Netherlands
Apr 06 P60 Amstelveen, Netherlands
Apr 07 Hypothalamus Rheine, Germany
Apr 08 Royal Metal Festival Aarhus, Denmark
Apr 09 Roxy Concerts Flensburg, Germany More...

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Documentary On Immolation’s Ross Dolan Streaming

Fret12 just released a new short documentary on Immolation vocalist/bassist Ross Dolan. It’s the latest contribution in its ongoing "The Sound And The Story" series. Immolation‘s new album "Atonement”"saw a release last month. Catch the band live this April supporting Vader and Monument Of Misanthropy on the upcoming "Rise Of The Empire - European Tour 2017". Check out all dates after the jump.

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Monument Of Misanthropy Working On New EP

Austrian/French brutal death metal maniacs of Monument Of Misanthropy are currently working on their upcoming new EP titled "Capital Punisher". French drum-wizard Romain Goulon (Necrophagist, Benighted) will be providing studio-drums again. In other news the band welcomes new band members Sam Terrak on bass and Cedric Lorin on live-drums. The album's cover artwork was again created by Remy Cuveillier of Headsplit Design, Paris, France.

"Capital Punisher" will contain the following new tracks:

- "Capital Punisher"
- "Killing Spree"
- "At Death's Door"
- "Pull The Plug" (Death cover)

+ one new secret track

Catch the band live this April supporting Vader and Immolation on the upcoming "Rise Of The Empire - European Tour 2017". Check out all dates below: More...

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Vader Announces Complete European/UK Tour

Massive Music proudly announces the 2nd leg of the upcoming Vader "Rise Of The Empire - European Tour 2017", with Immolation and Monument Of Misanthropy as support acts. More support acts will be confirmed soon.

Catch this killer tour package on the following dates below: More...

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