Vader have recently parted ways with former Christ Agony bassist Tomasz "Reyash" Rejek. Due to "family matters," also drummer Pawel "Paul" Jaroszewicz will leave the band. However, he'll still be laying down tracks for the band's new album, Welcome To The Morbid Reich, and taking part in the group's already confirmed concerts in summer.

Mariusz Kmiołek from Massive Music Management released the following statement on behalf of the band: "New musicians, some changes and, hopefully, new great news - hence the new opening in the band. The beginning of the year was marked with Peter's decision about line-up reshuffle - he thanked Reyash for two-years' cooperation. The band and Reyash parted their ways because the latter recently failed on many fields. The main reason for this news is also his statement about reasons for leaving the band which are not true.

Here's Peter's explanation on the situation: "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."

Another change was made behind the drums. Due to family matters Pawel "Paul" Jaroszewicz decided to leave the band. He is, however, recording the new album with us and will support Vader on the already settled gigs, festivals and tours in May, June and July. His natural successor became very talented 21-year-old English musician James Stewart playing in Divine Chaos. Under this link you can watch him in action when recording the album for his band. James will join Vader in summer season, we don't know yet since which concert.

The choice was obvious, we know James from one of the Vader tours, his band supported us on several gigs. We gave him an assignment to do; he prepared some tracks, presented them on the video and became the new member of our crew! So simple, isn't it? He's a very young, talented and disciplined musician. He belongs to the new wave artists - ambitious, exquisite in their technique, keeping track of the technical novelties. At the same time he's a nice guy, drinking his tea with milk (brrrr!) and craving for success. I believe in this guy!"

Band profile: Vader
Posted: 22.03.2011 by Abattoir


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BudDa - 22.03.2011 at 12:38  
Whats wrong with Vader? They haven't had a stable lineup in over 5years. People always walk in and out of this band
Axe Argonian - 22.03.2011 at 15:04  
I think they ought to replace the vocalist while they're at it.

I intend no offense towards the vocalist, but he simply hasn't done anything interesting with the band for several years. Every album sees the same deep-voiced Darth Vader impersonator doing absolutely nothing interesting with his voice. He should either experiment with his vocal range to keep things interesting and fresh or simply stop.
LeChron James - 23.03.2011 at 01:21  
Peter's such a dick. "no he didn't leave for family reasons, he left cuz i thought he was a dick" is essentially what he said.

and it shoulda been HellHammer to fill in for them.

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