Oh, yes! Hard work in Grindstone Studio continues. This time Spider is tracking His new , blasphemous riffs. The new Vader album is closer and closer… The title of the album is still not yet confirmed. „..And then there was only Pain” is a title mentioned by Peter as „working name”. However we may reveal a few new songs titles, which are: SANCTIFICATION DENIED, VOICES IN MY HEAD or DECLARATION OF HATRED.
„The upcoming album will be absolutely the most ferocious and brutal in Vader history” – Peter said. „We put much attention on drums and vocal, which were never as vicious before. If You already listened GRAND DECEIVER from our new EP – then You know, what is coming up”.
Below You will find some pictures from Spiders recent visit in Grindstone Studio.
Jackson guitars: https://www.jacksonguitars.com/artists/marek-spider-pajak-bio
EVH amps: http://www.evhgear.com
NoLogo picks: http://nologopicks.pl
Ernie Ball strings: https://www.ernieball.com/guitar-strings/electric-guitar-strings,
Premiere of VADERs new song GRAND DECEIVER from the upcoming EP “Thy Messenger” TOMORROW ! You will also see new lyric-video clip created by Chriss Huszar and Nuclear Blast and a handful of new information from Grindstone Studio in Suffolk…
„We are so excited to give You new Vader song from our fresh record ! „GRAND DECEIVER” is the opening track on „Thy Messenger” EP and perfect explanation of what You all may expect with the upcoming releases. Sharp as razor and brutal as Hell track is just an appetizer before the new Vader album to come . Chriss and Nuclear Blast released this brilliant lyric-video clip , which You can watch while waiting for „Thy Messenger”. Sit comfortably, play it LOUD and…ENJOY !!!”
“We arrived to the beautiful Brockford Railway Siding late Sunday evening on April 7th, after James picked me up in Heathrow Terminal and drove to Suffolk for next three hours. Our really old school “Carriage 1” was ready to be our home for the next week. Soon after James’s Father joined us with another car filled literally up to the roof with drums and hardware. We were ready for next morning….but first for a proper sleep tho. On Monday morning we drove to “GRINDSTONE” studio situated about one klick from our “Station”. There we met Scott Attkins – the producer of new upcoming Vader album! Scott was working with many Metal oriented bands already (e.g Cradle of Filth, Sylosis , Gama Bomb, Amon Amarth or…Divine Chaos). Studio has pretty chamber character and “home feeling”. Reminds me a bit Sunlight Studio , where we were recording “The Ultimate Incantation” 27 years ago. The whole day One was setting up drum kit , microphones , skins and checking all channels or calibrating “the death machine”. There was also time to chat with Scott and plan work for next days to come. Really boring but so important day indeed. James has ambitious plan to record tracks for three songs each day. Hm…What can I say? He’s a Beast indeed 😉 ”
Peter (Brockford Station; Carriage One; April 2019)
Here is a link to the Grindstone Studio site: https://www.grindstonerecording.com/#home-section
James uses to record new album: TAMA drums: https://www.tama.com/eu/ , MEINL Cymbals: https://meinlcymbals.com , Los Cabos drumsticks: https://www.loscabosdrumsticks.com and DL cables: http://dlcables.com
VADERMANIACS!!! Here are bunch of final info about releasing of VADER new EP “Thy Messenger” .
The record will be released as 12″ vinyl and CD world wide by NUCLEAR BLAST on May 31st. We also decided to have all five recorded songs on it. The list is then:
- GRAND DECEIVER
- LITANY (MMXIX)
Good news for all those, who are waiting for Vader new online store! We are working hard to open it in May and we plan many nice surprises for the opening day, of course. Here is the new Vader-store logo. More info, address etc. soon…. Just keep following us on vadernews.pl \m/
VADERMANIAX! Here are some words about last VADER session in Hertz Studios by Peter.
“We arrived to Hertz Studio in Bialystok (East Poland) on Monday 14th afternoon. Setting up the whole drum kit took the rest of day and next morning. Jimmy started recording with “Litany” and “Steeler” and both were done by the evening. Three new songs were the task for Wednesday (January 15th). Around 6 pm we were yet after listening over all drum tracks. James did great work with many challenging themes , which You can hear on this EP. I started working with guitars just next morning and – same like Jimmy – I started with Priest cover and “Litany” and I made all guitars and base lines till end of work hours. That was the last day of the first part of THY MESSENGER session. We had a festival show in Germany on January 19th so I traveled there straight from studio.
The second (and last) session started on Monday February 4th. In next two days I finished all guitars/bases and -of course – vocals to GRAND DECEIVER, EMPTINESS and DESPAIR , also recorded earlier LITANY (in two versions) and STEELER. We left whole work with lead parts for the end. Spider sent us His lead parts by mail. That’s the way of work, that He prefers. He’s got more time to focus on songs in His own home studio in Wroclaw. All in all . the whole recording part was done by the end of Tuesday (February 5th). I had my travel tickets to Birmingham already in my hands and had to leave the studio at 9 am…. However I decided to change some lines in one text , also a part of one lead. I had 30 minutes to do it right before departure . And I did… 😉 ”
VADER was using for this recording:
- James: TAMA drums, MEINL cymbals
- Peter: Gibson Flying V and RAN InVader guitars; Warwick bass
- Spider: Jackson guitars
Below You can see some shots (by Hertz Studio) taken during the session. Enjoy and … come back! \m/
Link to the studio site: https://www.facebook.com/hertzrecording/
THY MESSENGER – it the title of brand new VADER EP, recorded in February 2019 in Hertz Studio in Bialystok (Poland) and contains four songs:
- GRAND DECEIVER
Two songs were written by a lyricist and our old Friend Harry Maat, who already created a bunch of lyrics for the band.
And here You can find a link to His site: https://www.facebook.com/HarryMaat.Lyricist/
The last tune is a cover of the band, that inspired so many extreme hordes in almost five decades! Here is our version as tribute and high respect to „the Priest” \m/
The cover art was created by Wes Benscoter – a fine Artist, who already made breath taking cover Art for „De Profundis” album in 1995.
EP will be released by our mother label Nuclear Blast in June. Will be available in all formats. More detailed info soon…. \m/
New songs will be performed life yet in this summer season.
VADERMANIAX !!! We wish You ALL much fun, satisfaction and health for the upcoming New Year 2019 !!! VADER also plans so many NEWS for You :
- NEW album at the end of the year
- NEW EP for late Spring as aperitif before full length
- NEW vader.pl site
- NEW online VADER store
- NEW set list for all shows before the new album will be out (what about the whole „Litany” as part of the show, he? )
- NEW updated edition of VADER biography (by Jarek Szubrycht) – hope also long awaited russian and english version finally
- NEW show for the upcoming album…
What can we add? … STAY VADERIZED \m/
photo: Kate Bujas
project: Irena Ivanova
VADERMANIAX !!! Here are all dates for our last tour in year 2018 in Western Europe. As we mentioned before – this time we will share stage with legendary ENTOMBED A.D. and some more supporting bands mentioned on the poster below. We are preparing some special designed merch for this tour as well. More detailed info about it soon.
VADERMANIAX !!!! We proudly announce the final VADER tour in Europe in 2019. We will perform over a dozen concerts with the legendary ENTOMBED A.D. as a very special guest! We prepare also a unique concert set for the 35th anniversary of the band, with special focus on the debut “The Ultimate Incantation” (25 years) and the third full-lengh “Black To The Blind” (20 years). We prepare a lot of surprises, more about which soon … CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN \m/
2018 is very significant year in history of VADER. It’s 35 years since the band was formed but also 25th anniversary of release ad promoting of debut „The Ultimate Incantation” album AND 20th anniversary of „Black to the Blind” record . For this occasion we prepare very special set for the upcoming tour in September. We start in Poland in last day of August and end in Japan in September 29th. VADER will visit 24 cities in 7 countries. The tour is organized by MASSIVE MUSIC and CREATIVE MUSIC. More detailed info soon. All dates below:
- 31.08.2018 (PL) – Warszawa / Progresja
- 01.09.2018 (PL) – Toruń / Od Nowa
- 02.09.2018 (PL) – Gdańsk / B90
- 04.09.2018 (PL) – Lublin / Graffito
- 05.09.2018 (PL) – Łódź / Magnetofon
- 06.09.2018 (PL) – Szczecin / TBA
- 07.09.2018 (PL) – Wrocław / Zaklęta Rewiry
- 08.09.2018 (PL) – Katowice / Mega Klub
- 09.09.2018 (PL) – Kraków / Kwadrat
- 13.09.2018 (Ukr) – Kiev/ Bingo
- 14.09.2018 (Bel) – Minsk / Re:Public
- 15.09.2018 (Ros) – St.Petersburg / Opera
- 16.09.2018 (Ros) – Moscow / Rock House
- 17.09.2018 (Ros) – Yaroslavl / Dzhao Da
- 18.09.2018 (Ros) – Novosibirsk / Podzemka
- 19.09.2018 (Ros) – Krasnoyarsk / The Moods
- 20.09.2018 (Ros) – Irkuck / Rock’n’Roll Pub
- 21.09.2018 (Mon) – Ulaanbaatar / Noise Metal Fest
- 22.09.2018 (Chi) – Tjanjin / Party Live
- 23.09.2018 (Chi) – Shanghai / Bandai Namco Base
- 24.09.2018 (Chi) – Hangzhou / Mao Livehouse
- 27.09.2018 (Jap) – Osaka / Shinsaibashi Soma
- 28.09.2018 (Jap) – Nagoya / Rad Hall
- 29.09.2018 (Jap) – Tokyo / Shibuya Ciclone