Polish death metal legends VADER released their third album “Black To The Blind” on October 13th, 1997, celebrating today its 20th Anniversary!
The band’s Frontman Piotr Wiwczarek stated:
“20 years ago VADER released Their 3rd full length album: “Black To The Blind”. The album was absolutely new look on the style for the band – in composition, sound and overall character. Songs were even more aggressive but also more mature and polished. Doc reached His top level in extreme drumming and Maurycy Stefanowicz – aka. Mauser – just joined the band as guitarist.
With “Black To The Blind” VADER established Their style. The album was recorded in Olsztyn in Selani Studio and original cover art was created by Jacek Wiśniewski. In 2012 the album was released for the first time in vinyl format by NIGHT of the VINYL DEAD recs SRHC and re-released by WHR (with new beautiful cover art created by Zbyszek Bielak).
Very intense tour, that followed the release of “Black To The Blind” ended with release of the next important album: “Live in Japan”. Among songs like “Distant Dream”, “Red Passage”, “Fractal Light” or title track “Black To The Blind” it was “Carnal”, that became absolute strongest point and a must on every VADER show up to this days.”
Watch the video clip for “Carnal”, created by the Artists from Chile Abysmo Films. Music to the video is taken from the hit compilation album “XXV” released by VADER in 2008. Enjoy!
Furthermore, to celebrate the debut album “The Ultimate Incantation” (out November 16th, 1992), just recently VADER announced special 25th Anniversary shows in Poland. See the details below.
08.12.2017 – Iława / Iowa Music Bar
09.12.2017 – Słupsk / SOK
10.12.2017 – Olsztyn / Andergrand (special event)
15.12.2017 – Rzeszów / Live House
16.12.2017 – Łódź / Magnetofon
17.12.2017 – Skarżysko Kam. / Semafor
29.12.2017 – Bydgoszcz / Estrada
30.12.2017 – Szczecin / K4
VADER will kick off their European tour, with KREATOR, on January 11th in Lille, France. See below the full list of the shows.
January 11 – Splendid, Lille (FR)
Janaury 12 – Cartonnerie, Reims (FR)
January 13 – Le 106, Rouen (FR)
January 14 – Le Rocher Palmer, Bordeaux (FR)
January 15 – Transbordeur, Lyon (FR)
January 16 – Docks, Lausanne (CH)
January 17 – Zona Roveri, Bologna (IT)
January 18 – Kino Siska, Ljubljana (SI)
January 19 – Hala Sportova, Berlgrade (RS)
January 20 – Principal Club Theater, Thessaloniki (GR)
January 21 – Pirateus 117 Academy, Athens (GR)
January 23 – MKC, Skopje (MK)
January 24 – Mixtape 5, Sofia (BG)
January 25 – Arenele Romane, Bucharest (RO)
January 26 – Barba Negra Music Club, Budapest (HU)
January 27 – Masters Of Rock Cafe, Zlin (CZ)
January 28 – Meetfactory, Prague (CZ)
VADER, released their crushing new album “The Empire” on November 4th 2016 via Nuclear Blast, and once again proved that their merciless riffs are made to unleash hell. Without doubt, “The Empire” falls under the category of VADER’s classic albums. The impressive monument that they have built with their 13th studio album immediately found its place in metal history and proves that VADER don’t need to make their peace with the world; they never did, and they certainly don’t now with “The Empire” – especially after writing more than 30 years’ worth of Death Metal history.
“The Empire” was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesławski. The stunning cover artwork was created by Joe Petagno (Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Sodom).