VADER (POLAND)


Different sources see the beginnings of VADER and interpret it in various ways. The truth is, however, that the band was set up in the autumn of 1983 by two people crucial for the band: Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek ("Bardast" and later "Behemoth" back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek "Vika" Wroblewski. The band started its activity in Poland, the country that was stuck in a completely different reality. Metal was associated only with the two officially existing bands: TSA and Kat... Extreme metal was just about to be born and VADER was among the pioneers of that genre (and the only one left since then) in the newly emerging Underground. Few years had passed and many people had tried to find their own place in the band, when at last in 1985 VADER started to play its first club gigs in its home town Olsztyn. The line up presented itself as follows: Czarny - vocal, Behemoth (Peter) - guitar (in fact, just after the first month I switched from the bass to this instrument), Vika - guitar, Astaroth (later 'Rob') - bass and Belial (later Jacho) - drums. Those days we appeared in the "New Talents" broadcast in a local radio station where 3 tracks were recorded (after many years they came out as a band's 'demo', which is a total bullshit! It wasn't recorded as a demo.) The crucial point in VADER history was its participation in the first Polish (and the first across the Eastern Europe) Heavy Metal festival - Metalmania in 1986. It was the first big step (an audience of about 5000 people) and the first band's success beyond the local area. After the show we were invited to some countrywide radio-broadcasts and a few gigs in Poland. Since Metalmania some drastic changes in line up took place. The Vader co-founder "Vika" left the band to play less aggressive type of Metal in RAXAS. The members of VADER in 1986-88 were: Peter (still as "Behemoth") - guitar, Astaroth - bass, Belial - drums and Czarny - vocal. At the end of 1986 in the assembly hall of present Warmia University this line up recorded a concert which was released as "Live in Decay" demo in 1988 (plus two rehearsal bonus tracks on the tape). This is the only first official release which the band name became known in the world with. 1988 brought on some new line up changes and another step towards even more extreme playing. Due to some personal reasons (a wedding and leaving the country) the band was left by Czarny. I took over the vocals and the drums were taken care of by a SLASHING DEATH hardcore group's drummer - Docent (later better known as Doc) who took place of Jacho - leaving for the police service. During the next few months also Rob abandoned the band. In the spring of 1989 the VADER crew: Peter - guitar/voc. and Doc - drums recorded the first official material in the broadcast station in Olsztyn: a 4-track demo "Necrolust". This was also the first studio release that reached beyond the Polish borders and earned some excellent reviews in many zines across the globe. These were also times when VADER met other extreme underground bands in the world. It was then that the group was joined by Jackie (bass), EVIL DEATH ex-member. 1989 was also the beginning of the ongoing partnership and friendship with Mariusz Kmiolek - VADER manager. "Morbid Reich", a demo recorded in a studio in Olsztyn was the effect of our cooperation. It was also released as a complete novelty in Poland of those days (1990) by a newly created independent record label Carnage Rec. from Warsaw. This material was the first global success of VADER!!! There were two official (and several unofficial) tape editions of this release and also some CD split editions with "Necrolust" demo as "Reborn in Chaos" (and a Picture Vinyl released by Hammerheart Rec.) few years later. Just in the first years of launch "Morbid Reich" gained the status of the best selling demo in the history, being sold in 4,000 pieces. Soon the leading metal label Earache Rec. got interested in our material and, as a result, 2 years later we signed a record deal for the first album. The debut of VADER under the name of "The Ultimate Incantation" was finally recorded (after the unfortunate session in Sunlight Studios, Stockholm, in the spring of 1992 - unofficially available among Fans as the "Swedish album version") in the summer of 1992 in Rhythm Studio in England with a producer Paul Johnson.


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Unborn
Raxas


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LIVE IN DECAY 1986 DEMO

Xerox covers and recorded onto regular tapes!

TRACK LISTING:
-  Intro
- Satans Wrath
- Till Your Death!
- Deathlike Carrion
- Tyrants of Hell
- Deathlike Carrion (studio)
- Satans Wrath (studio)
- Tyrants of Hell (radio edition)

 

NECROLUST 1989 DEMO

Regular Xerox covers. Regular tapes. First of Three versions. This is the original!!

TRACK LISTING:
- Decapitated Saints
- Reborn in Flames
- The Final Massacre
- The Wrath

NECROLUST 1989 DEMO TAPE:

 

NECROLUST 1989 DEMO

Regular Xerox covers. Regular tapes. Second of Three versions. Possible bootleg??

TRACK LISTING:
- Decapitated Saints
- Reborn in Flames
- The Final Massacre
- The Wrath

 

NECROLUST 1989 DEMO

Regular Xerox covers. Regular tapes. Third of Three versions. Possible bootleg??

TRACK LISTING:
- Decapitated Saints
- Reborn in Flames
- The Final Massacre
- The Wrath

 

MORBID REICH 1990 DEMO

Pro printed covers. Lyrics on back. Cassettes were studio tapes with stickers on the shell. This tape was to go down in Metal history, spectacularly selling in excess of over 4,000 copies.

TRACK LISTING:
- From Beyond (Intro)
- Chaos
- Vicious Circle
- Breath of Centuries
- The Final Massacre
- Reign-Carrion

MORBID REICH 1990 DEMO TAPE:

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