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Vader lineup changes, part ways with bassist and drummer

Posted by katstat on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 2:50 PM (PST)

Polish legends Vader have released more information on recent changes to the band’s lineup. Bassist Reyash announced in February 2011 his decision to leave the band, though frontman Piotr Wiwczarek recently came out to discuss the reasons for his leaving. A recent blog from Vader states that the band and Reyash parted their ways because the latter recently failed on many fields. Click here to see what Piotr had to say regarding the situation and the lineup changes.

Furthermore, Vader said goodbye to drummer Pawel, who decided to leave the band due to family matters. He will, however, be supporting on the already settled gigs, festivals and tours in May, June and July, as well as recording with the band on their upcoming “Welcome to the Morbid Reich” album, set to be released through Nuclear Blast this year. Pawel’s successor will be 21-year-old English musician James Stewart from Divine Chaos. James will join Vader in the Summer season, yet the band is still unsure as to when exactly.

Piotr, on the departure of bassist Reyash from Vader, Hail to all Vadermaniax!!! I decided to write this – a little bit untimely – news to correct Reyash’s official stance on leaving the band on Blabbermouth. I decided to thank Reyash for over two-year’s cooperation in January 2011 and it was solely my decision. The decision was made on his recent behaviour only and definitely not due to his “personal reasons”. Reyash is a great mate BUT this isn’t enough to be the part of Vader. What’s funny is that my expectations are really not that high as it might seem from the personal changes in the band throughout the recent years. Vader is appreciated by YOU just because of us keeping the style, sincerity and quality REGARDLESS the so-called public opinion. Reyash knew that he was to play till the end of the season (promotion of “Necropolis”) and his staying in the band depended exclusively on his work during the past two years. I can’t understand his trying to give a good account of himself in this situation, the more so because it is insincere. Nevertheless, me and all people contributing to the presence of Vader Commando wish Reyash success, all the best and satisfaction from his work! One should keep good memories only. We’re also glad that after Reyash’s official statement appeared, we were contacted by lots of bass players willing to join the band, most of them from abroad. However, the decision about who will replace Tomek was made a few weeks ago. We invited Hal (Hermh, Dead Infection, Abused Majesty). This line-up will be seen on stage since April.

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