Vader The Beast on 180g LP
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) 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.
There are very few bands that have managed to weave a web of mystery around them. Very few have survived and kept going strong until this day. Perhaps the only band from Europe which has sustained it´s status for a number of years, Vader is the cult of musical brutality and the urge to succeed. Few may remember that Vader was the first band from behind 'the Iron Curtain' to ever 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.
The year 2004 started for Vader with a Doc's accident just at the beginning of a recording session for the next full album. As a consequence, the recordings were put off until June in Radio Gdansk Studio and...there was a change in drum section for a few months. Doc's return to addiction made it impossible for the band to function properly, so once and for all he was ordered to go to a rehab. The band organized some auditions and a young Vesani drummer Daray became the band's new member.
The Beast album, the band's sixth, was his debut in Vader. Simon was also replaced by Novy, (Behemoth and Devylin). The album was promoted by over 200 gigs over the world, including the first concerts in the East (Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine.) and Balkans (Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania). 180g gatefold vinyl reissue.
Vader The Beast Track Listing:
2. Out of the Deep
3. Dark Transmission
5. The Sea Came In At Last
6. I Shall Prevail
7. The Zone