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Olsztyn, Poland (1983 – present)

Vader is a band from Olsztyn, Poland founded in 1983.

They stand as one of the best-known European death metal bands utilizing a style of death metal different from that of their American counterparts, but their approach is firmly based upon the template created by Morbid Angel. For example, many bands of this genre tend to play guitar solos and lead parts which do not adhere strictly to traditional musical principles and make extensive use of tremolo bar, creating a rather dissonant sound.

Vader, whilst often playing in this style, occasionally diverge and play diminished, augmented, and minor scale solos. The band is also different in that vocalist Piotr Wiwczarek’s vocals do not follow the standard sound widely considered acceptable for death metal. While his vocal delivery remains extreme, it is a much throatier approach, giving him the ability to enunciate words more clearly than most death metal vocalists.

Vader were the first band ever from behind the Iron Curtain to sign to a Western label and their 1990 demo “Morbid Reich” is still considered to be the best selling demo tape in the history of death metal.

In 1993 they released their debut album titled “The Ultimate Incantation” (Earache) which has since become one of the milestones of European death metal. These were also the first brutal sounds from behind the Iron Curtain which reached the audiences all over the world.


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  • Thorgrimm6

    Anyone want to recommend some of their older albums, haven't heard much of Vader.

    31 Aug 12:22am Reply
  • blyoung305

    If you get the limited edition digipack for the new album Tibi et Igni, you get 3 bonus songs. One of them, Cursed Eternally, has a guest vocal intro by a lady named Marta Gabriel. But if you buy the vinyl version instead, it comes with a bonus 7" single, and a different version (without Marta) of that song Cursed Eternally.

    20 Aug 9:28am Reply
  • Metalfight667

    New album is awesome! Great work! [22] Cheers from Brazil \\m/

    19 Aug 3:46am Reply
  • oko345

    New album is awesome! Great work! [21]

    15 Aug 9:33am Reply
  • JoeWilson27

    All that i need is forcing my ear listen to The Eye of the Abyss 'til the sun goes down

    7 Aug 5:04am Reply
  • PP667


    5 Aug 2:40pm Reply

    Great new album. Really like the touches on tracks like Hexenkessel without them going overboard - they give the album a lot of variety.

    5 Aug 5:19am Reply
  • Danda19

    New album is awesome! Great work! [20]

    29 Jul 4:29pm Reply
  • Damianek666XD

    no to czekam na was w Rzeszowie ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    18 Jul 11:08pm Reply
  • rocker657


    17 Jul 12:13am Reply
  • Archenemy_Roy

    New album is awesome! Great work! [19] SICK ALBUM!

    12 Jul 2:34am Reply
  • Fadriqe247

    New album is awesome! Great work! [18]

    10 Jul 9:59pm Reply
  • TwiSentinel

    New album is awesome! Great work! [17] Indeed! So damn awesome! "The Eye of the Abyss" is my own favorite from the album !

    9 Jul 6:22pm Reply
  • mattfca

    Is it weird that I kinda want to fuck the new album

    6 Jul 5:24pm Reply
  • DKRafi

    Darth Metal

    3 Jul 10:32am Reply
  • jonowev

    Hail VADER

    2 Jul 2:03pm Reply
  • rrafalg

    New album is awesome! Great work! [16]

    2 Jul 12:06pm Reply
  • unkldrtnp


    2 Jul 3:37am Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    New album is awesome! Great work! [15]

    1 Jul 10:34am Reply
  • darek696

    New album is awesome! Great work! [14] Hail VADER...

    27 Jun 8:03pm Reply
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