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Rootwater - 3.jpg
During concert in Mega Club in Katowice.
Background information
Origin Warsaw, Poland
Genres Nu metal, thrash metal, metalcore
Years active 2002–2010[1]
Labels Fonografika, Mystic Production
Associated acts Vesania, Vader
Members Maciej Taff
Sebastian Zusin
Filip "Heinrich" Hałucha
Marcin "Valeo" Walenczykowski
Grzegorz "Oleynik" Olejnik
Past members Paweł "Paul" Jaroszewicz
Tomasz "Yońca" Jońca
Paweł Jurkowski
Przemysław Bieliński
Michał Truong
Artur Rowiński

Rootwater was a Polish nu metal band, formed in Warsaw, Poland in 2002 by Sebastian Zusin, Tomasz "Yońca" Jońca and Paweł Jurkowski. Soon, Maciej Taff has joined the band as a vocalist. In their music there are many hardcore, trash, folk and punk, or even ambient influences clearly hearable. The name of the band comes from a Magic: The Gathering card captioned "Rootwater Commando". The band is famous for their psychedelic, technically perfect album covers. Many critics[who?] are comparing Rootwater's music to System of a Down's music, which is probably caused by a similar use of native "folkish" melodies by both groups. Rootwater's vocalist, Maciej Taff usually sings in English, but some songs refer to Hebrew (Hava Nagila),[2] or are sung in traditional Roma language (Caje Sukarije), Polish, or French (Climchoque).


Last line-up
Former members
  • Paweł "Paul" Jaroszewicz - drums (2008)
  • Michał Truong - guitar (2004-2009)
  • Artur Rowiński - drums (2004-2008)
  • Tomasz "Yońca" Jońca - guitar (2002-2004)
  • Paweł Jurkowski - drums (2002-2004)
  • Przemysław Bieliński - bass guitar (2002-2004)


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
  • Released: April 27, 2004
  • Label: Fonografika
  • Formats: CD
The Legends of Hava Nagila (EP)
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Fonografika
  • Formats: CD
Limbic System
  • Released: March 1, 2007[3]
  • Label: Mystic Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download[4]
  • Released: June 15, 2009[5]
  • Label: Mystic Production
  • Formats: CD, digital download[6]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Directed Album
2004 "Hava Nagila"
2010 "Living in the Cage" Mania Studio[7] Visionism


  1. ^ [1] Archived May 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Rootwater - Hava Nagila". YouTube. 2006-07-29. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  3. ^ "Rootwater - Limbic System - Muzyka w". 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Limbic System by Rootwater". 2007-03-01. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  5. ^ "Rootwater - Visionism - Muzyka w". 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Visionism by Rootwater". 2009-06-15. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Aktualności - ROOTWATER u Lynch'a - Wytwórnia płytowa - Mystic Production". 2009-11-04. Retrieved 2015-07-26. 

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