Vader is a cult Polish death-thrash metal band, founded in 1983 in the city of Olsztyn. Together with Behemoth and Decapitated, they are leaders on Polish extreme scene. The band was named in honor of Darth Vader, one of the main characters in Star Wars. The constant and unchanged leader of the band was and is the guitarist, as well as vocalist Petr Vivcharek. The lyrics of the band often refers to the works of H. P. Lovecraft. During 2002, number of sold albums reached more than half a million copies worldwide. From 2002 to the present day it has released 5 more albums, the latest of which Empire came to light in 2016 and received positive reviews from critics of European metal scene.