Vader interview with Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek
Vader is a name synonymous with Polish death metal. Having originally started out as a traditional metal band and soon moving onto a more extreme and abrasive form of thrash metal, the band solidified this sound as their own and went onto become influential on the death and extreme metal scene with their early works. They have been cited by giants such as Darkthrone as a key influence. In addition to this, they were also the first major death metal band to have emerged from Poland, paving the way for other prominent names such as Behemoth and Decapitated. With a prolific and consistent catalog that never strayed from its thrashy death metal roots, the band recently released Tibi Et Igni, yet another testament to their longevity and artistic integrity.
The band was founded in 1983 by frontman Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek, who remains the sole original member. Joining Peter are guitarist Marek “Spider” Paj?k, bassist Tomasz “Hal” Halicki, and drummer James Stewart. Vader has released 10 studio albums to date, including the latest, Tibi Et Igni.
Frontman, vocalist, guitarist and longest standing member Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek took the time out for an interview with Metalholic writer and Metal Wani editor-in-chief Owais Nabi (alongside help from correspondent Achintya Venkatesh for the line of questioning) and touched upon a variety of topics; including the nature of the newest studio album, the thematic leanings and lyrical explorations of the album, the band’s stylistic consistency, and working with Joe Petagno (best known for creating Motörhead‘s Snaggletooth, apart from working with a slew of other giants) for the album’s artwork, among other topics.
Check out the full interview below.