Vader to re-issue early demos “Morbid Reich,” “Necrolust” and “Live in Decay”


Ripping death metal band Vader, who gained stature in the field of Morbid Angel/Slayer-influenced fast tremolo death metal, plan to re-issue three early demos on CD, cassette and LP via Witching Hour Records starting on April 3, 2015.

The three demos — “Live in Decay” (1986), “Necrolust” (1989), adn “Morbid Reich” (1990) — will see separate releases unlike the last collection of Vader demo material, 1996’s Reborn in Chaos which remains a sought-after release for its Pavement Records version which contains better sound than other variants. These capture the transition of Vader from aspiring speed metal/death metal hybrid to catching on to the new death metal style and picking a fast but explosive style that graced their first album, The Ultimate Incantation and subsequent albums De Profundis and Sothis EP.

As Vader continue to release material in a fast although simplified and more hookish style, these retrospectives may provide insight into the origins of this band back in the days of the Soviet bloc. It will be interesting to see what bonus tracks, if any, Witching Hour Records adds to pad these releases up to full-length duration.


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8 thoughts on “Vader to re-issue early demos “Morbid Reich,” “Necrolust” and “Live in Decay””

  1. Sniff my Stiff says:

    Vader seems like a very active band, anything worthy from them in the last 3 or 4 years ?

    1. vomit says:

      No. They’ve been on repeat since “Litany”. Less generous and more discerning folks would say that nothing is worthy past 1996.

      Either way you choose, avoid the new material.

      1. The Mighty Vaginator says:

        Speaking of old death metal, anybody remembers this mighty band ?

        Seriously dudes what’s up with no one celebrating this lost gem ?

        1. Ara says:

          They are back together and playing in Milwaukee again.

          1. Athletic Hessian with real sexy muscles says:

            Not as great as this:


            Now this folks is exactly how death metal should sound like, intense yet headbangable, see not all death metal fans are nerds, some of us are quite fucking athletic. That’s why we also listen to NWOBHM band Raven with their athletic Brand of heavy rock.

        2. Imposition says:

          Never heard them before, thank you for this.

  2. Phil says:

    Never listened to Vader before, Reborn in Chaos sounding pretty solid so far.

  3. Incantation Up the Ass says:

    “think music in general has gone to shit over the last 20 years. The good thing about it is that I think people are starting to appreciate bands like us and Autopsy. Some people say death metal is limited, but it’s only as limited as you let your mind limit it. ”

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