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Waldemar Sorychta

Waldemar Sorychta

Real/full name:
Waldemar Sorychta
56 (born Oct 30th, 1967)
Place of birth:
Poland (Zabrze, Silesia)


Born in Zabrze, Poland. In the 1980s, his family emigrated from Chorzów, Poland to Germany. He has lived in Dortmund since 1982.

Sorychta was the chief songwriter and producer for Despair. When Despair's singer, Robert Kampf, founded Century Media Records, Sorychta became the in-house producer for the label, working on most of the label's Europe-based bands' albums.

Later, Sorychta teamed ...


Though never officially "revealed", rumours persist that Sorychta actually performs (uncredited) several instruments on the albums he produces, to compensate for less skilled musicians and save time in the studio.


Guitars (1986-1993, 2017-present)

1988 History of Hate Songwriting (tracks 1-6, 8), Guitars, Vocals (tracks 4 & 9)
1988 Surviving You Always (Demo) Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 2-4) (as "Mayden")
1990 Decay of Humanity Vocals, Guitars, Songwriting
1990 Tour flexi EP (EP) Guitars
1992 Beyond All Reason Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Songwriting

Dortmunder Jungs


Enemy of the Sun

Guitars (2006-?)

2007 Shadows Guitars, Songwriting, Lyrics (track 12)
2010 Caedium Guitars

Eyes of Eden

Guitars (2005-?)

2007 Faith Guitars


Guitars (2018-present)

Grip Inc.

Bass, Guitars, Keyboards (1993-2006)

1995 Ostracized (Single) Guitars
1995 Power of Inner Strength Guitars
1997 Nemesis Songwriting, Guitars, Keyboards
1999 Griefless (Single) Guitars, Keyboards
1999 Solidify Guitars, Keyboards
2004 Incorporated Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
2015 Hostage to Heaven (EP) Guitars



1994 Jesus Killing Machine Guitars

Angel Dust

Bass (2022-present)


Guitars (2022-present)


Guitars (2016)


Bass (2010-2011)


2012 Limited Signed 3-track CD Single for Live Audiences (Single) Guitars (lead) (track 3)
2013 Of Unsound Minds Guitars (track 6)


1995 ...and Death Smiled Guitars (acoustic), Keyboards
1997 The Other Side Keyboards
1998 Revenge Keyboards

Charm Designer

2016 Everlasting Keyboards; guitar solo on #8

Dismal Euphony

1999 All Little Devils Guitars (additional), Keyboards


2016 The Raging Tides Guitars (track 12)
2016 The Raging Tides Guitars (track 12)
2016 The Raging Tides Guitars (track 12)

Lacuna Coil

1998 Lacuna Coil (EP) Keyboards
1999 In a Reverie Keyboards
2005 The EPs (Compilation) Keyboards (tracks 1-6)


2006 Convicted in Life (Split) Bass
2006 Memorial Bass

My Insanity

2001 Solar Child Guitars (additional)


2015 At the Gates of Nihilism Guitars (additional) (track 10)


2010 ReVamp Guitars, Bass

Rotting Christ

1999 Sleep of the Angels Guitars (lead) (tracks 3, 5)

Rusty Eye

2009 Possessor Keyboards, Guitars


1996 Down Keyboards
1998 Frozen Keyboards


1998 Vovin Guitars (additional)
1999 Crowning of Atlantis Guitars (additional), Guitars (lead) (tracks 1, 4, 7)
2000 Deggial Guitars (acoustic) (track 11)
2007 Vovin / Deggial (Compilation) Guitars (additional)
2010 Sitra Ahra Guitars


1991 The Astral Sleep Guitars (lead) (track 7)
1994 Wildhoney Keyboards
1994 Gaia (EP) Keyboards
2021 Do You Dream of Me? (Single) Keyboards


2012 Limited Signed 3-track CD Single for Live Audiences (Single) Producer
2013 Of Unsound Minds Producer, Mastering, Mixing


1995 ...and Death Smiled Engineering, Producer
1997 The Other Side Engineering, Producer
1998 Revenge Producer, Engineering


2018 Spiral of Silence Pre-production


1992 Crush the Cenotaph (EP) Producer


1997 The Olden Domain Producer

Charm Designer

2016 Everlasting Producer


1991 The Dying Race Producer

Dark Millennium

1992 Of Sceptre Their Ashes May Be (Demo) Mixing, Producer


1988 History of Hate Producer
1990 Decay of Humanity Producer
1992 Beyond All Reason Producer

Dismal Euphony

1999 All Little Devils Engineering, Producer

Enemy of the Sun

2007 Shadows Producer, Engineering
2010 Caedium Producer, Engineering


2012 Fire & Damnation Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2016 The Raging Tides Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Eyes of Eden

2007 Faith Engineering, Producer

Farmer Boys

1995 Countrified Recording, Mixing, Producer

Flowing Tears

2000 Jade Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2002 Serpentine Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2004 Teaser CD (Split) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2004 Razorbliss Mixing, Producer, Engineering

Grip Inc.

1995 Ostracized (Single) Producer
1995 Power of Inner Strength Producer, Layout, Design
1997 Nemesis Producer
1999 Griefless (Single) Producer, Engineering
1999 Solidify Producer, Engineering
2004 Incorporated Producer, Engineering
2015 Hostage to Heaven (EP) Producer


1997 D-fect Producer, Engineering


2010 Parasite Mastering


1996 When the Sun Is Dead... (EP) Co-producer


1996 Mind the Light (Single) Engineering
1997 Alien Engineering (assistant)

Lacuna Coil

1998 Lacuna Coil (EP) Producer
1999 In a Reverie Producer, Songwriting (track 5)
2000 Halflife (EP) Producer, Mixing
2001 Unleashed Memories Mixing, Producer, Engineering
2002 Heaven's a Lie (Single) Producer
2002 Comalies Producer, Engineering
2005 The EPs (Compilation) Engineering, Mixing (tracks 7-11), Producer
2006 Within Me (Single) Producer
2006 Our Truth (Single) Producer
2006 Karmacode Producer, Arrangement (tracks 1, 8)
2006 Enjoy the Silence (Single) Producer
(show all)


1996 Irreligious Producer, Mixing (as "Waldemar Sorychta (Waldy BVB)")
1996 Opium (Single) Producer, Mixing
1997 2econd Skin (EP) Producer
1998 Sin / Pecado Producer, Mixing
2003 Everything Invaded (Single) Pre-production
2003 The Antidote Pre-production
2006 Memorial Producer, Mixing, Engineering
2008 Night Eternal Pre-production, Arrangements


1992 The Cold Breath of the Moon (Demo) Producer

My Insanity

2001 Solar Child Mixing


2015 At the Gates of Nihilism Mastering, Engineering, Mixing, Producer


2010 Absolution Mastering


2010 ReVamp Engineering (drums, guitars, bass), Co-songwriting

Rusty Eye

2009 Possessor Mixing


1992 Blood Ritual Producer, Engineering
1993 After the Sepulture (Single) Producer
1994 Ceremony of Opposites Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1994 1987-1992 (Compilation) Producer
1995 Rebellion (EP) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1996 Passage Recording, Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1998 Exodus (EP) Producer
2004 Reign of Light Co-producer
2007 Aeonics - An Anthology (Compilation) Producer
2007 Valkyries' New Ride (Single) Producer
2007 Solar Soul Producer
2011 Lux Mundi Producer
2017 Hegemony Producer
2017 Blood Ritual Recording, Engineering, Mixing
(show all)


1996 Down Engineering, Producer
1998 Frozen Producer, Mixing


2010 In War and Pieces Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2013 Epitome of Torture Producer, Mixing, Engineering


2015 Valley of Tears Producer (drums), Recording (drums)

The Gallery

1998 Fateful Passion Engineering, Producer

The Gathering

1995 Mandylion Producer, Engineering

The Very End

2011 Mercy & Misery Producer, Engineering
2012 Turn Off the World Engineering, Producer


1991 The Astral Sleep Producer
1992 Clouds Producer (as "Waldemar "Is it now?" Sorychta")
1994 Wildhoney Producer, Engineering
2008 The Ark of the Covenant - The Complete Century Media Years (Boxed set) Producer


2007 Sanguine Sky (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2007 Illumination Producer, Recording, Engineering, Mixing, Songwriting (track 1)
2010 Rubicon Producer, Recording (vocals), Mixing, Songwriting (tracks 7, 9)


1991 Where No Life Dwells Producer
1992 Shadows in the Deep Producer
2008 Viking Raids 1991-2004 (Compilation) Producer


1994 Jesus Killing Machine Producer, Mixing, Recording


2009 Heretic Rapture Producer, Engineering
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