Polish legends Vader and Thy Disease are heading Down Under! Playing a selection of songs from throughout their massive career, headliners Vader will hit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne stages with Thy Disease in October 2022. After a very quiet couple of years, this is the way to get heavy back Down Under…

The Polish death metal legends released their sixteenth studio album, Solitude In Madness, via Nuclear Blast, in 2020 and Covid-starved fans must now be very keen to see it in action, live! Never an act to rest or relax, Vader have done it all during the course of their thirty seven-year history. From playing super-aggressive, thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland… signing a worldwide deal with popular UK indie label Earache Records… to touring the globe (after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991, of course) and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there’s no stopping the Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek – led outfit. Proof of that lies in the exceptionally great Solitude In Madness, where speed and power are back as the driving factors in Vader’s fiendish yet proficient death metal style. Further evidence can be found in the differences that separate previous pounder The Empire from Solitude in Madness.

With the band dynamic stable – Marek “Spider” Pająk (guitars), Tomasz “Hal” Halicki (bass), and James Stewart (drums) whom have been in Vader for almost a decade – the song-writing sessions were similar to Tibi et Igni (2014), The Empire (2016), and the tour-only release Dark Age (2017). They were easy and smooth. Although things weren’t always like this in the Vader camp, the current line-up has afforded Wiwczarek a platform on which to focus the band’s most important trait: the music.

Support comes from Thy Disease, an industrial metal band from Kraków. Their lyrics generally deal with nihilism, apocalypse, and war. The band was formed in 1999, by musicians formerly active in bands like Sceptic, Anal Stench and Crionics.


WED 12 OCT – Brisbane – The Triffid

THUR 13 OCT – Sydney – Manning Bar

FRI 14 OCT – Melbourne – Max Watts