Vader is a Polish death metal band from Olsztyn. Formed in 1983, the group was founded by then-bassist Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek and guitarist Zbigniew “Vika” Wróblewski. Vader went through several lineup changes over the years, and since 2011 comprises Wiwczarek on guitars and vocals, guitarist Marek “Spider” Pająk, bassist Tomasz “Hal” Halicki, and British drummer James Stewart.
Starting as a heavy metal group, Vader eventually went to thrash, speed, and then in the late 1980s became a death metal band. The band’s name was inspired by Darth Vader from the Star Wars film series. Lyrical themes include stories by H. P. Lovecraft, World War II, horror, and anti-religious messages.
Formed in 1991, Internal Bleeding are pioneers of the style of death metal called “slam.” Their sound has paved the way for a whole generation of death metal and death-core bands who put heavy, groove laden riffs in the forefront of their music. After a long hiatus to settle their post-Internal Bleeding careers, raise families and settle down a bit, the core of the classic lineup is back to play shows and write new material that will hopefully end up on a release.
SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER is an American Death Thrash band from Southern California. Formed in 2001 by vocalist Steve Worley, the band has been hard at work in the underground community for over a decade. With label support coming for the first time in the bands history in 2009, SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER released their debut full length “Spontaneous Suicide” worldwide via Crash Music/EMI.
A rigorous touring schedule would ensue including multiple stints all through out Europe and North America along side many tour mates such as MASTER, PESTILENCE, VITAL REMAINS and many more.
VOICES OF RUIN
Voices of Ruin have received violent praise opening for high profile metal acts like Dark Tranquillity, Insomnium, Watain, Finntroll, Ensiferum, The Devin Townsend Project, Skeletonwitch, and many other international bands.
Voices of Ruin can be seen scorching stages all over Southern California and the western half of the US!!!
Formed in 2007, and after undergoing a series of sound and line-up changes, Green Bay, Wisconsin’s 4 piece death metal act “Micawber” has
finally found a sound of their own and is definitely making an impact on today’s metal community. Micawber strives to break away from the slow, boring, half-time chugs that have infected the metal scene today, while still maintaining enough energy in their music to put on an intense live show. The band’s line up consists of
Guitarist/vocalist Leighton Thompson, Sean Thompson on guitar,Nick Gouin playing bass, and drummer Tyler Lachowichz. With two self released
CD’s behind them and a relentless tour schedule ahead of them, make sure to keep an eye out for Micawber in a city near you!