Polish death metal legends Vader are very pleased to announce that they will performing as Special Guests to Overkill on their highly anticipated ‘Killfest’ tour 2016.
Playing in support will be British metallers One Machine.
You can see Vader and Overkill slay the UK at the following shows:
(inc. ticket links)
April 5th – Birmingham, Rainbow Warehouse
April 6th – Manchester, Sound Control
April 7th – Leeds, Stylus
April 8th – Glasgow, Classic Grand
April 9th – Belfast, Limelight 1
April 10th – Dublin, Academy
April 12th – Bristol, The Fleece
April 13th – London, O2 Islington Academy
Vader released the ‘absolute heaviest’ studio album of their career last year, according to frontman Peter W.
The album in question is ‘Tibi Et Igni’ which was released globally via Nuclear Blast Records to widespread critical acclaim.
“Once again, Poland’s death metal masters obliterate all-comers with another imperious display of shrewd song craft and flagrant savagery.”
Metal Hammer (UK)
“Furious, flat-out thrashing and blasting brutality. ”
Iron Fist (UK)
“Vader are a f****** death metal war machine of unmatched power and potency… (‘Tibi Et Igni’) is monstrous – a staggering display of skill and strength. This is a master-class in death metal.”
There is some contention as to the beginnings of Vader, but the truth is that they began in the autumn of 1983 by Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek (‘Bardast’ and later ‘Behemoth’ back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek ‘Vika’ Wroblewski. Extreme metal was about to be born in Poland and Vader were among the pioneers of that genre in the newly emerging underground – and the only band from that era still reigning! The first crucial point in the band’s history was their participation in the first Polish heavy metal festival – Metalmania in 1986, where they played to an audience of around 5000 persons.
Vader recorded their first official material in 1989 in Olsztyn which became the 4-track demo ‘Necrolust’. This was their first studio release that reached beyond the Polish borders and earned them some excellent reviews across the globe. They released the demo ‘Morbid Reich’ in 1990 which eventually gained the status of being one of the bestselling metal demos in history. ‘Morbid Reich’ was also the first release to host Vader’s now infamous logo.