Currently on their Final Declaration Northern 2022 Tour with Marduk, Polands Death Metal legends Vader have confirmed Michał Andrzejczyk as their new drummer.
“As many of you already noticed, there is a new drummer in Vader since the beginning of 2022,” Vader said. “Michał Andrzejczyk joined Vader on tour in Poland in February [Awakening of Tyrants Tour 2022], and you could watch his debut in Wrocław at the A2 club.
“Michał (vel. Michael) started to work with James Stewart on Vader songs in 2021. Then we rehearsed a few times together with the whole band in our brand new practice room later on. James decided to leave Vader during our tour in US in 2020. However, he played and worked with us as long as necessary until the new drummer was ready to replace him.
“Peter did not want to make it official until you could experience his high level and the spirit of this very young but already very powerful drummer with your own eyes and ears. And this is just the beginning.”
James Stewart, who joined in 2011, has left with the full respect of Vader. “James took a decision, and we respect it,” the band said. “He spent over ten years with Vader, recording many great albums and playing hundreds of crazy shows worldwide.
That was the most stable lineup in the band’s history. James will definitely explain it all in his own words soon. We wish him the best of luck in his bands and projects and THX for all those crazy years spent together as a real band.”
Vader will tour in September with Hate, covering the Baltic and Scandinavia. Dates to be announced soon
The remaining confirmd tour dates are:
25.03 GER) Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
26.03 (GER) Berlin / ORWO Haus
24.04.2022 SK – Bratislava / Randall
26.04.2022 A – Wien / Viper Room
27.04.2022 SLO – Ljubljana / Orto Bar
28.04.2022 SER – Novi Sad / SKCNS Fabrika
29.04.2022 CRO – Zagreb / Mocvara
30.04.2022 ITA – San Dona di Piave / Revolver
01.05.2022 ITA – Milano / Tbc
03.05.2022 CH – Martigny / Sunset
04.05.2022 CH – Zurich / Alte Kaserne
05.05.2022 GER – Munich / Backstage
06.05.2022 CZ – Praha / Black Pes
07.05.2022 CZ – Uherske Hradiste / MIR
08.05.2022 SK – Kosice / Collosseum