STEPHANIE LEMUS | Go Venue Magazine
On their last night [February 28, 2020] of their North American tour, Vader brutalized Los Angeles at 1720. Providing support were: Vitriol, Hideous Divinity and Abysmal Dawn. They all warmed up the crowd in anticipation of Vader and it was a packed house with a line formed outside to get in.
When the band came on stage, the crowd roared and screamed their name. They opened with “Silent Empire” and performed their well-known songs like, “Triumph of Death” and “Wings.” During the set, they debuted their newest single, “Shock and Awe” and it didn’t disappoint. Fans were pitting, crowd surfing and stage diving all night; no one wanted the music to end. The band themselves were entertaining to watch and knew how to put on a show that everyone enjoyed. Singer, Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek, engaged with the crowd and was an amazing frontman. Guitarist, Marek “Spider” Pajak, was such an energetic guitarist and it was hard not to keep watching him. The entire band played so well together and captivated the fans that it was already one of the best shows of 2020.
After the crowd chanted for them to come back on stage after they had finished, they came back and closed out the show with their cover of Slayer’s “Raining Blood.” The entire venue went crazy and it was the perfect way to end their tour. They walked off stage to the “Imperial March” and everyone left talking about the show that they had just experienced. Everyone should catch Vader whenever they come into town because you’re guaranteed an entertaining show from some very talented musicians.