Dear friends, time to follow up on our roster ride once again, with another heavy hitter, the third headliner of the upcoming 11th installment of our/your Czech metal feast. Get ready for the iconic Vader!
This Polish death metal colossus, established in Olsztyn in 1983 by Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek and Zbigniew “Vika” Wróblewski, surely needs no lengthy introduction. It is interesting to observe that VADER originally began as a heavy/speed metal act, reorienting to death metal not until several years later with their first demo “Live in Decay”. On the other hand, you can say that the band was simply predestined for this extreme subgenre, given that for example in the year of their founding, two other death metal legends, namely Possessed and Death, were also formed. The breakthrough year for VADER was 1990, which saw the release of their demo “Morbid Reich”, which sold around 10 000 copies, thereby becoming one of the most sold metal demos ever and making VADER a global sensation. Two years later came the debut “The Ultimate Incantation” and with it first shows abroad. Another huge milestone came in 2004, when VADER opened for Metallica on a stadium in Chorzow in front of a crowd of 50 000, a show captured on DVD “Night of the Apocalypse”. From the rich band discography, let us further mention the compilation “XXV”, created for the 25th anniversary of VADER and containing 25 of their most important songs, also the latest full-length piece “The Empire”, which proves that after 35 years VADER are still a fierce force, and finally a special piece from last year, “Dark Age”, which is the 25th anniversary re-release of their 1992 debut. Simply put, there is no stopping this mighty warmachine and its premier invasion to MGCDF is for you a must!
Enjoy and more next time!