Polish death metal legends VADER have just finished touring Asia. The Band has issued the tour diary for Day 6 and 7, read below:
Day 6 – First show in Tokyo (09.07)
We left Osaka at around 5am because we wanted to avoid any traffic and a possible typhoon along the 7-hour journey. During our last tour in Japan we travelled everywhere by bullet train, which was awesome because you get to your destination really quickly but this time we were driving which takes a lot longer but the scenery was incredible so I didn’t mind all.
Straight to the venue for the usual drill: load-in, set-up and soundcheck. After all that was completed we had a quick meet and greet with some of the fans. The people were all really friendly and a few brought us some really nice gifts, most notably, a personal, handmade silver pendant each! It was really overwhelming! After this we only had a short time until the show so I stayed behind at the venue to see some of the up-coming Japanese bands. Once again, I was not disappointed! All really great bands, a very promising scene is growing in Japan!
The show was really awesome! It was very nice to see so many people come out to see us and we had such a great response from the audience. It was very refreshing not to have to pack the equipment and it was time for some food and sleep. A very nice evening indeed and we were excited about playing again the next day.
Day 7 – Second show in Tokyo (10.07)
The day started very slowly for me. A lie-in. Awesome. Then we went out for some sushi and a little sight-seeing, then back to the venue for the second meet and greet. Almost all the people at the session had come the day before, so I had a real sense of déjà-vu during the signing!
Then we got a chance to see a little more of downtown- there’s so much of it I don’t know if I could ever successfully navigate this place! We ended up in a really killer music store with cds I never would have expected to find in Japan, such as the new Corruption album and the first album of Maschine (another band that I’m playing in)!!
As with the signing session, the whole show had a sense of déjà-vu about it. But at least we changed the setlist a little to make it different for everyone that had seen the performance the day before. It was really fun to bust out Cold Demons for the first time in almost two years with no rehearsal!
Sadly, there was not so much time to party – I had to pack all the Tama drums for shipment back to the company and then we had to pack all of our equipment to fly to China. We still managed to hang around for a little while and drink a little with the fans that stayed behind but it would have been nice to have a day off to really see Tokyo more. I guess all that is left for now is to say thanks to Takuro Imazu our translator and all-round helper who really made this part of the tour very smooth, Mitch Odanaka from Hoshino Gakki for arranging the Tama drums for Japan and all of you that came out to support us. Thank you all so very much – I hope we return again with more songs from Tibi et Igni!!!
Setlist for Tokyo-shows:
COME AND SEE MY SACRIFICE
REBORN IN FLAMES
RETURN TO THE MORBID REICH
TRIUMPH OF DEATH
WHERE ANGELS WEEP
GOD IS DEAD
THIS IS THE WAR
RAINING BLOOD (SLAYER)
Check out below the taster from the Tokyo show:
Check out all the tour dates below:
July 05 – Seoul, Korea @ Jalya Art Hall
July 08 – Nagoya, Japan @ 3 Star Imaike
July 09 – Osaka, Japan @ Namba-Rockets
July 10 – Tokyo, Japan @ Garret
July 11 – Tokyo, Japan @ Garret
July 12 – Beijing, China @ Yu Gong Live House
July 14 – Singapore, @ Ossuary
July 15 – Live In Bangkok @ The Rock Pub