Sunday, April 5, 2020

Episode 125: Vader

Here is episode 125 of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Piotr Wiwczarek of Vader.

The podcast is available through the following portals (click to listen):
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Vader are a seminal force in the history of death metal. Emerging from Poland in the early Eighties, they became the first death metal band from that country to be have a release on an international label when their debut The Ultimate Incantation came out on Earache Records. Their thrashy style paved the way for future blast worshippers like Krisiun, as well as the plethora of Polish death metal bands who emerged in Vader's wake.

I spoke with Vader's founder Piotr Wiwczarek about the writing and recording of the soon to be released album Solitude In Madness. Piotr also indulged me by discussing at length the creation of Vader's third album, Black To The Blind - a landmark album both in death metal's rebirth at the turn of the millennium, and my own musical journey.

My thanks to Piotr for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


"Silent Empire"
taken from the album De Profundis

"Into Oblivion"
"Shock And Awe"
taken from the album Solitude In Madness

"Fractal Light"
"Black to the Blind"
taken from the album Black to the Blind

"Final Massacre"
taken from the album Litany

Vader on Facebook
Vader on Bandcamp

Vader Shop (through Nuclear Blast)

Blasts From The Past:

an interview
with Azarath