Polish portal Interia.pl reports that drummer Dariusz "Daray" Brzozowski and guitarist Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz have left the veteran Polish death metal band VADER. According to the Meinl Cymbals web site, Daray will join the Norwegian black metal group DIMMU BORGIR while Mauser will reportedly concentrate on his UNSUN project, which will release its debut album, "The End Of Life", on September 22 via Century Media Records. Their rumored replacements in VADER are former LOST SOUL drummer Adam Sierzega and either Jacek Hiro from SCEPTIC or Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka from DECAPITATED on guitar.
Daray and Mauser will apparently play their final concert with VADER tonight (Saturday, August 30) as part of the band's 25-year anniversary show at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. The gig, which is officially sold out, will also feature performances from GRAVE, ROTTING CHRIST, DISMEMBER, GOREFEST, MARDUK, NILE, ENTOMBED and SAMAEL. VADER will play a two-hour-plus set, featuring songs from old demo tapes as well as the more popular tracks from the group's recent studio albums. The show will be filmed for an anniversary DVD, tentivately titled "XXV" (to be released in 2009).
As previously reported, VADER has teamed up with Hertz Polska for the production and promotion a new energy drink called "Vader". The band's anniversary gig will be the first opportunity for the fans to enjoy the unique taste of this new drink.
Hertz Polska is going to extend its co-operation with VADER to promote this energy drink on the Polish market. More details will follow soon.
A preview of VADER's "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw" DVD in the form of the track "Helleluyah!!! (God Is Dead)" is available below.
(Thanks: Marcin "DingirXul" Watras)