Origin: Olsztyn, Poland  
Genres: Death Metal
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Vader

One of the earliest death metal bands from behind the Iron Curtain, Vader was formed in 1983 and is still going strong well over forty year in existence, making them unquestionably the most well-known Polish death metal band ever but also one of the most highly regard death metal bands ever, regardless of nationality. Their style is of the old school of brutal, heads-down death metal, without a great deal of change from album to album yet maturing and bettering themselves as time has progressed.

Recent album: Thy Messenger, released on May 31, 2019.

Current Members

Peter (Piotr Wiwczarek)

vocals/guitars

Spider (Marek Pajak)

guitars (Esqarial)

Tomasz Halicki

bass

James Stewart

drums (Sceptic)

Former Members/Guests

Vogg (Waclaw Kieltyka)

guitars (Decapitated, ex-Lux Occulta)

China (Jaroslaw Labieniec)

guitars

Mauser (Maurycy Stefanowicz)

guitars (ex-Christ Agony, ex-Dies Irae)

Jackie (Jacek Kalisz)

bass

Shambo (Leszek Rakowski)

bass

Simon (Konrad Karchut)

bass

Novy (Marcin Nowak)

bass (ex-Behemoth, ex-Dies Irae, Misteria, ex-Virgin Snatch)

Reyash (Tomasz Rejek)

bass (Christ Agony)

Doc (Krzysztof Raczkowski)

drums (ex-Dies Irae, ex-Moon) RIP: August 19, 2005, heart failure, age 34

Daray (Darek Brzozowski)

drums (guest for Dimmu Borgir, Vesania)

Pawel Jaroszewicz

drums (War-saw)

Pavulon

drums



Discography



The Ultimate Incantation  
1992 Earache
  1. Creation
  2. Dark Age
  3. Vicious Circle
  4. The Crucified Ones
  5. Final Massacre
  6. Testimony
  7. Reign-Carrion
  8. Chaos
  9. One Step To Salvation
  10. Demon's Wind
  11. Decapitated Saints
  12. Breath Of Centuries
  • Peter
  • China
  • Jackie
  • Doc



The Darkest Age - Live '93  
1994 Baron
  1. Macbeth (Intro)
  2. Dark Age
  3. Vicious Circle
  4. Crucified Ones
  5. Demon's Wind
  6. Decapitated Saints
  7. From Beyond (Intro)
  8. Chaos
  9. Reign-Carrion
  10. Testimony
  11. Breath Of Centuries
  12. Omen (Outro)
  13. Hell Awaits
  • Peter
  • China
  • Jackie
  • Doc



Sothis  
1994 Baron
  1. Hymn To The Ancient Ones
  2. Sothis
  3. De Profundis
  4. Vision And The Voice
  5. The Wrath
  6. R'Lyeh
  7. Black Sabbath
  • Peter
  • China
  • Shambo
  • Doc



De Profundis  
1995 Croon
  1. Silent Empire
  2. An Act of Darkness
  3. Blood of Kingu
  4. Incarnation
  5. sothis
  6. Revolt
  7. Of Moon, Blood, Dream, and Me
  8. Vision and the Voice
  9. Reborn in Flames
  10. I Feel You (bonus track)
  • Peter
  • China
  • Shambo
  • Doc
1995 Readers' Album #57




Future Of The Past  
1996 KOCH
  1. Outbreak Of Evil
  2. Flag Of Hate
  3. Storm Of Stress
  4. Death Metal
  5. Fear Of Napalm
  6. Merciless Death
  7. Dethroned Emperor
  8. Silent Scream
  9. We Are The League
  10. I. F. Y.
  11. Black Sabbath
  • Peter
  • China
  • Shambo
  • Doc



Reborn In Chaos  COMPILATION
1996
  1. Decapitated Saints
  2. Reborn in Flames
  3. The Final Massacre
  4. The Wrath
  5. From Beyond
  6. Chaos
  7. Vicious Circle
  8. Breath of Centuries
  9. The Final Massacre
  10. Reign-Carrion



Black To The Blind  
1997 KOCH
  1. Heading For Internal Darkness
  2. The Innermost Ambience
  3. Carnal
  4. Fractal Light
  5. True Names
  6. The Beast Raping
  7. Foetus God
  8. The Red Passage
  9. Distant Dream
  10. Black To The Blind
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Shambo
  • Doc



Kingdom  EP
1998 Metal Mind
  1. Creatures Of Light And Darkness
  2. Breath Of Centuries
  3. Kingdom
  4. Anamnesis
  5. Inhuman Disaster Mix
  6. Quicksilver Blood Mix
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Shambo
  • Doc



Live In Japan  
1998 Metal Mind
  1. Damien
  2. Sothis
  3. Distant Dream
  4. Black To The Blind
  5. Silent Empire
  6. Blood Of Kingu
  7. Carnal
  8. Red Passage
  9. Panzerstoss
  10. Reborn In Flames
  11. Fractal Light
  12. From Beyond
  13. Crucified Ones
  14. Foetus God
  15. Black Sabbath
  16. Reign In Blood
  17. Omen
  18. Dark Age
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Shambo
  • Doc



Litany  
2000 Metal Mind
  1. Litany
  2. Wings
  3. The One Made Of Dreams
  4. Xeper
  5. Cold Demons
  6. The Calling
  7. North
  8. Forwards To Die!!!
  9. A World Of Hurt
  10. The World Made Flesh
  11. The Final Massacre
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Shambo
  • Doc



Reign Forever World  
2001 Metal Mind
  1. Reign Forever World
  2. Frozen Paths
  3. Privilege Of The Gods
  4. Total Disaster
  5. Rapid Fire
  6. Freezing Moon
  7. Creatures Of Light And Darkness (live)
  8. Carnal (live)
  9. Red Dunes
  10. Lord Of Desert
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Shambo
  • Doc



Armageddon  COMPILATION
2001
  1. Dark Age
  2. The Wrath
  3. Blood of Kingu
  4. Revolt
  5. Reborn in Flames
  6. An Act of Darkness
  7. Fear of Napalm (Terrorizer cover)
  8. Dethroned Emperor (Celtic Frost cover)
  9. Carnal
  10. Foetus God
  11. Distant Dream
  12. Crucified Ones (live)
  13. Omen (Intro) (live)
  14. Hell Awaits (Slayer cover) (live)
  15. Creatures of Light and Darkness
  16. Breath of Centuries
  17. Vicious Circle (demo version)
  18. Red Passage (live)
  19. Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover) (live)
  20. Wings



Revelations  
2002 Metal Mind
  1. Torch of War
  2. The Wolftribe
  3. From the Ashes Thy Create
  4. Devotion
  5. Begotten Son of Fire
  6. When the Fallen Rise Again
  7. Epitaph
  8. The Absolut
  9. I Am Who I Am
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Simon
  • Doc



More Vision And The Voice  VIDEO
2002



(MCD) Blood  
2003 Metal Mind
  1. Shape- Shifting
  2. We Wait
  3. Son Of Fire
  4. As The Fallen Rise
  5. Traveler
  6. When Darkness Calls
  7. Angel Of Death
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Novy
  • Doc
2003 Readers' Album #78




Blood / Reign Forever World  COMPILATION
2003 Metal Blade
  1. Shape-Shifting
  2. We Wait
  3. As the Fallen Rise
  4. Son of Fire
  5. Traveler
  6. When Darkness Calls
  7. Reign Forever World
  8. Frozen Paths
  9. Privilege of the Gods
  10. Total Desaster (Destruction cover)
  11. Rapid Fire (Judas Priest cover)
  12. Freezing Moon (Mayhem cover)
  13. Creatures of Light and Darkness (live)
  14. Carnal (live)
  15. North (live)
  16. Forward to Die! (live)



(MCD) Beware The Beast  
2004 Empire
  1. Dark Transmission (333 version)
  2. Stranger In The Mirror
  3. Studio report (multimedia)
  4. Dark Transmission (video-clip)
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Novy
  • Daray
2004 Readers' Album #30




The Beast  
2004 Metal Mind
  1. Intro
  2. Out Of The Deep
  3. Dark Transmission
  4. Firebringer
  5. The Sea Came In At Last
  6. Stranger In The Mirror
  7. I Shall Prevail
  8. The Zone
  9. Insomnia
  10. Apopheniac
  11. Choices
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Novy
  • Daray



Night Of The Apocalypse  VIDEO
2004



The Art Of War  EP
2005 Regain
  1. Para Bellum
  2. This Is the War
  3. Lead Us!!!
  4. Banners on the Wind
  5. What Colour Is Your Blood?
  6. Death in Silence
  7. This Is the War (video clip)
  • Peter
  • Mauser
  • Novy
  • Daray
2005 Readers' Album #27




Impressions In Blood  
2006 Regain
  1. Between Day and Night
  2. ShadowsFear
  3. As Heavens Collide...
  4. Helleluyah!!! (God is Dead)
  5. Field of Heads
  6. Predator
  7. Warlords
  8. Red Code
  9. Amongst the Ruins
  10. They Live!!!
  11. The Book



XXV  COMPILATION
2008 Regain
  1. InVaders (Intro)
  2. Chaos
  3. Vicious Circle
  4. Crucified Ones
  5. Dark Age
  6. Reign-Carrion
  7. Silent Empire
  8. Sothis
  9. Incarnation
  10. Reborn in Flames
  11. Blood of Kingu
  12. Carnal
  13. Fractal Light
  14. Red Passage
  15. Black to the Blind
  16. Kingdom
  17. Wings
  18. Xeper
  19. Cold Demons
  20. Final Massacre
  21. Reign Forever World
  22. Epitaph
  23. Dark Transmission
  24. Fear of Napalm (Terrorizer cover)
  25. Wyrocznia (Kat Cover)
  26. Tyrani piekiel



Necropolis  
2009 Nuclear Blast
  1. Devilized
  2. Rise Of The Undead
  3. Never Say My Name
  4. Blast
  5. The Seal
  6. Dark Heart
  7. Impure
  8. Summoning The Future
  9. Anger
  10. We Are Horde
  11. When The Sun Drowns In Dark
  • Peter
  • Vogg
  • Reyash
  • Pawel Jaroszewicz
2009 Readers' Album #37




Welcome To The Morbid Reich  
2011 Nuclear Blast
  1. Ultima Thule
  2. Return To The Morbid Reich
  3. The Black Eye
  4. Come And See My Sacrifice
  5. Only Hell Knows
  6. I Am Who Feasts Upon Your Soul
  7. Don't Rip The Beast's Heart Out
  8. I Had A Dream...
  9. Lord Of Thorns
  10. Decapitated Saints
  11. They Are Coming...
  12. Black Velvet And Skulls Of Steel
  • Peter
  • Vogg
  • Tomasz Halicki
  • Pawel Jaroszewicz
2011 Readers' Album #15




Tibi Et Igni  
2014 Nuclear Blast
  1. Go To Hell
  2. Where Angels Weep
  3. Armada On Fire
  4. Triumph Of Death
  5. Hexenkessel
  6. Abandon All Hope
  7. Worms Of Eden
  8. The Eye Of The Abyss
  9. Light Reaper
  10. The End
  • Peter
  • Spider
  • Tomasz Halicki
  • James Stewart
2014 Readers' Album #41




Future Of The Past II - Hell In The East  COVERS
2015
  1. Ostatni diakon (Exorcist cover)
  2. Noc demona (Ghost cover)
  3. Necronomicon (Imperator cover)
  4. Totální destrukce (Krabathor cover)
  5. Sen schizofrenika (Markiz de Sade cover)
  6. The Beginning of Darkness (Merciless Death cover)
  7. Ostatni sakrament (Scarecrow cover)
  8. No Return (Slashing Death cover)
  9. Czas apokalipsy (Slaughter cover)
  10. Necromaniac (Thanatos cover)
  11. Czarny aniol (Thrasher Death cover)
  12. Wyrocznia (Kat cover)
  • Peter
  • Spider
  • Tomasz Halicki
  • James Stewart



The Empire  
2016 Nuclear Blast
  1. Angels of Steel
  2. Tempest
  3. Prayer to the God of War
  4. Iron Reign
  5. No Gravity
  6. Genocidius
  7. The Army-Geddon
  8. Feel My Pain
  9. Parabellum
  10. Send Me Back to Hell
  • Peter
  • Spider
  • Tomasz Halicki
  • James Stewart
2016 Readers' Album #43




Dark Age  
2017 Witching Hour
  1. Dark Age
  2. Vicious Circle
  3. Crucified Ones
  4. Final Massacre
  5. Testimony
  6. Chaos
  7. One Step to Salvation
  8. Demon's Wind
  9. Decapitated Saints
  10. Breath of Centuries
  11. Reign-Carrion
  • Peter
  • Spider
  • Mauser
  • Novy
  • Daray
  • James Stewart
  • Pavulon



Thy Messenger  
2019 Nuclear Blast
  1. Grand Deceiver
  2. Litany
  3. Emptiness
  4. Despair
  5. Steeler (Judas Priest cover)
  • Peter
  • Spider
  • Tomasz Halicki
  • James Stewart




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