Waldemar Sorychta

Waldemar Sorychta
Born1967 (age 51–52)
Zabrze, Poland
OriginChorzów, Poland
GenresThrash metal, gothic metal, progressive metal, extreme metal, symphonic metal, groove metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, keyboards
Years active1986–present
LabelsSPV GmbH, Century Media, Metal Blade, Massacre
Associated actsDespair, Grip Inc., Voodoocult, Eyes of Eden, http://www.waldemar-sorychta.de/

Waldemar Sorychta (born 1967) is a Polish heavy metal musician, songwriter, producer and artist who lives in Dortmund, Germany since 1982.[1]


He initially worked with the German thrash metal band Despair, founded in 1986.[2]

In 1993 he founded the band Grip Inc., which featured former Slayer's drummer Dave Lombardo. He recorded four albums with Grip Inc.: Power of Inner Strength (1995), Nemesis (1997) Solidify (1999) and Incorporated (2004).

In 1994 he took part in the recording of the album Jesus Killing Machine by supergroup Voodoocult, led by German rock singer Phillip Boa.[3]

Sorychta is also well known as a record producer, working with such bands as Lacuna Coil, Sentenced, Tiamat, Samael, The Gathering, Tristania, Moonspell, and many others. In 1995 he was nominated for a Grammi in Sweden as "Producer of the Year" for his recording of Wildhoney by Tiamat.[4]

In 1999, he recorded the album Sleep of the Angels of the Greek metal band Rotting Christ as a session musician.[5]

Following the activity suspension of Grip Inc. in 2006,[6] he founded the gothic metal band Eyes of Eden. He recorded with this band the album Faith, released on 17 August 2007.[7] Also in 2006, he founded the thrash metal group Enemy of the Sun, which recorded the album Shadows, released on 7 December 2007.[8]

In 2009, he worked with Floor Jansen and Joost van den Broek, former members of the Dutch band After Forever, on their then new project called ReVamp.[9][10]

He is also a well-known guest player for several bands, e.g. Therion on their tour in 2010.[11]

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