Waldemar Sorychta

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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, Enemy of the Sun

Waldemar Sorychta (born 1967) is a Polish heavy metal musician, songwriter, producer and artist who has lived 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]


Enemy of the Sun[edit]

  • Shadows (2007) - guitar, producer
  • Caedium (2010) - guitar, producer

Eyes of Eden[edit]

  • Faith (2007) - guitar, producer


  • History of Hate (1988) – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Decay of Humanity (1990) – guitar, producer
  • Beyond Reason (1992) – guitar, producer

Grip Inc.[edit]

Rotting Christ[edit]


As producer[edit]


  • Metalmeister Vol. 2 (1997)
  • 21st Century Media Blitz Vol. 2 (1999)
  • Beauty in Darkness Vol. 3 (1999)
  • Metal Dreams (1999)
  • Metal Dreams Vol. 3 (2001)
  • Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary (2002)
  • Anthems for the Rotten Vol. 1 (2003)
  • MTV2 Headbangers Ball (2003)
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse Original Soundtrack (2004)
  • Alone in the Dark Original Soundtrack (2005)


  1. ^ "The official myspace site of Waldemar Sorychta". MySpace. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  2. ^ "Despair profile". Encyclopaedia Metallum. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  3. ^ "Voodoocult - Jesus Killing Machine". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  4. ^ Malmstedt, Kalle (2002). "Two days in Copenhagen with TIAMAT". Release Magazine. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  5. ^ "Rotting Christ - Sleep of the Angels". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  6. ^ "GRIP INC.'s WALDEMAR SORYCHTA: We Never Split Up". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  7. ^ "Eyes of Eden - Faith". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  8. ^ "Enemy of the Sun profile". Encyclopaedia Metallum. 2009-12-03. Retrieved 2010-05-06.
  9. ^ http://floorjansen.com/biography/
  10. ^ http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Waldemar_Sorychta/5876#artist_tab_guest
  11. ^ http://www.waldemar-sorychta.de/newsbig.html
  12. ^ Roque, Ruby. "WitchBreed Pre Production with Waldemar Sorychta". youtube.com. Witchbreed. Retrieved 11 March 2015.

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