Hard steel from the past…

„Next song on  „Iron Times” EP is not quite a cover. I wrote it for the band PanzerX 10 years ago. This Heavy Metal project was pretty successful combination of musicians from different Metal generations and besides me They were: Grzegorz Kupczyk (Turbo, Ceti), Spider and Witek Kiełtyka (Decapitated), who died in accident in 2007. We have recorded a bunch of songs in Olsztyn, which were released then by MMP as „Steel Fist” mini album. The whole studio session was engineered by our Friend Szymon Czech (who died in 2012). VADER version is heavier and I wrote new text…in Polish (that’s why the title is now „Stal i Piesc”). This very typical battle song tells about „clash of steel titans” times and fulfills „Iron Times” perfectly. „

Peter

There is a link to original „Steel Fist” from 2006 below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgv56p7w6Jc

Also a picture from recording session in Olsztyn (from left: Witek, Peter and Szymon)

panzer x sesja

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Tribute to the Hero…

“Lemmy left us forever at the end of 2015. Motörhead ceased to exist in the same day…. This is so sad. That was one of the first extreme Metal band , I ever listened to and “Ace of Spades” my very favorite album for years. VADER made a lot of classic covers in the past but never Motörhead. It’s about the time to do it now! I choose “Overkill”. I love this tune and it does fit perfect to the EP. called “Iron Times” and the concept. And Joe Petagno created the cover, of course 😉 Our cover sounds different. There are two guitars and bass in VADER and we were not going to copy the unique Motör-sound. However , we remind great song of even greater band of the greatest man ever: Mr. Lemmy Kilmister! My hero \m/” 

Peter

Here You’ll find original “Overkill” played live by Motörhead themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlecTBevmzc

 

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Summer season starts soon…

VADER will take part in numbers of Festivals this Summer. You will find list below. We are waiting to meet You soon \m/ \m/

17.06.2016 (F) – Hellfest OA

23.06.2016 (H) – Balatonszemes / RockPart’16

25.06.2016 (PL) – Wągrowiec Rock / Noc festiwal

01.07.2016 (D) – With Full Force Open Air

09.07.2016  (Ind) – Bangalore OA Fest

15.07.2016 (CZ) – Obscene Extreme Fest

16.07.2016 (S) – Gavle / Gefle Metal Festival

30.07.2016 (D) – Nord Open Air

04.08.2016 (D) – Wacken  Open Air

06.08.2015 (CZ) – Ostrava / Ostrava v plamenech Fest

17.08.2016 (D) – SummerBreeze OA

19.08.2016 (PL) – Cieszanów / Cieszanów Rock Festival

27.08.2016 (PL) – Wałbrzych / Metal Mine Fest

01 hellfest-2016-poster-1 02 rockpart balaton 03 Wagrowiec 2016 04 WFF_2016_Banner_Facebook_Header_fertig 05 Bengalore fest India 06 Obscene Fest 2016 PLAKAT 07 GMF BANNER VADER 300dpi 08 nord 2016 09 Wacken-2016 10 Ostrava_v_plamenech_2016_-_lednovy_banner.png 11 summer-breeze-2016-570x570 12 cieszanow fest

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IRON TIMES come in August

10″ EP “Iron Times” is planed to be released by NUCLEAR BLAST in middle of August. This is gonna be very first touch of the new VADER full length “The Empire”. This four songs record includes two brand-new tunes in slightly different versions plus two covers. “Parabellum” opens the EP and this is really brutal , fast song , so much typical for the band. Next one – “Prayer To The God Of War” – a bit slower but still pretty brutal Metal anthem. Which are those two mentions covers? You will know soon….. \m/

Below next piece of JOE PETAGNO cover puzzle

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The Polish wing of VADERs tour in Europe CONFIRMED!!!

We proudly inform You all about the tour in Poland , which is confirmed at the end of 2016 !!! The next traditional Blitz Tour –  under subtitle: “Imperium Poloniae” – starts in Poznan in November 22nd and ends in Olsztyn in December 4th.  INFERNAL WAR and INSIDIUS will be guests on this event. More details will follow soon.

22.11.2016 – Poznań / Blue Note

23.11.2016 – Toruń / Od Nova

24.11.2016 – Zabrze / Wiatrak

25.11.2016 – Wrocław / Alibi

26.11.2016 – Katowice / Mega Club

27.11.2016 – Rzeszów / Life House

28.11.2016 – off

29.11.2016 – Kraków / Kwadrat

30.11.2016 – Białystok / Zmiana Klimatu

01.12.2016 – TBA

02.12.2016 – Warszawa / Progresja

03.12.2016 – Gdańsk / B90

04.12.2016 – Olsztyn / Andergrant

 

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Hard times demand Hard Music….

„What more about „IRON TIMES” and general inspiration for the upcoming new VADER album? It is obvious , that „The Empire” is not just another Star Wars movie inspiration (tho’ it is a touch of the general subject , if I can say so ;)). It is more about kinda feeling today. The feeling, that „there is something in the air”, if You know , what I mean. The whole world get a bit crazy and the escalation of hatred is so much visible. Similar situation is known in history of 20th century. Not so long time ago… Strain, insecurity, doubts. Civilians work on their body form, condition much more intense. More people learn , how to shoot (yet still on shooting-range). Does it herald something? Hard to say…. The other historical event is 100 years anniversary of The Great War, known as World War One. The first appearance of tanks in masses(even the name „tank” came from those times) , first armor battle was in 1916. That was Iron Time indeed. 

You can see also next piece of the puzzle: the „Iron Times” EP cover created by JOE PETAGNO.”

Peter

Here is a link to the site about first tank battle in 1916: http://tanks.net/tank-history/first-tanks-in-battle.html

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Iron Empire….

“Welcome again ! This time I have few words to say about EP, which is gonna be released before the full length , yet in Summer. This mini album and preludium for “The Empire” consists with 4 songs. Which songs? This is, what I will inform You about next time 😉 Famous Art Master – JOE PETAGNO, once again created amazing cover art, which is totally connected to the title and songs. Folded cover for 10″ vinyl looks killer indeed. Do You like puzzle? Here is the first piece of the whole Thing.  Till soon , my Friends \m/ “

Peter

photo by Tomasz Sagan

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foto Tomasz Sagan

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Hard stick in Your hand … is real secret of Power \m/

James uses LOS CABOS drum sticks.

Here is a link to this company from Canada: http://loscabosdrumsticks.com

drum sticks

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A Soul of a drum kit….

If all wood and metal parts can be named “a heart” of each drum kit , CYMBALS are definitely its “soul”. Here You can see all cymbals used by James in the studio. He is endorsed by great MEINL Cymbals.

List of cymbals used in Hertz Studios in “The Empire” session:

01 Byzance Brilliant 16″ China

02 Classics Custom 12″ Splash

03 Byzance Dark 14″ Hi Hats

04 Byzance Traditional 16″ Medium Thin Crash with Byzance Brilliant 8”Splash

05 Mb20 10″ Rock Splash

06 Byzance Traditional 18″ Medium Thin Crash with Byzance Traditional 8″ Splash

07 Byzance Traditional 12″ Medium Hi Hats

08 Byzance Dark 20″ Raw Bell Ride

09 Byzance Brilliant 18″ China

10 Classics Custom 18″ Trash Crash

And here is Jimmy’s page on official MEINL website: http://meinlcymbals.com/artists/Artist/show/james-stewart-705

 

01 Byzance Brilliant 16%22 China 02 Classics Custom 12%22 Splash 03 Byzance Dark 14%22 Hi Hats 04 Byzance Traditional 16%22 Medium Thin Crash with Byzance Brilliant 8%22Splash 05 Mb20 10%22 Rock Splash 06 Byzance Traditional 18%22 Medium Thin Crash with Byzance Traditional 8%22 Splash 07 Byzance Traditional 12%22 Medium Hi Hats 08 Byzance Dark 20%22 Raw Bell Ride 09 Byzance Brilliant 18%22 China 10 Classics Custom 18%22 Trash Crash

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Jimmy’s new Babies

Here You can see the whole drum kit , which was used during the recording of last album. James uses TAMA Starclassic Performer B/B  (Indigo Sparkle Burst Finish) and He is so proud of it. The whole set is:

2x 22×18″ Kick Drum

8×7″Rack Tom

10×8″ Rack Tom

12×9″ Rack Tom

14×12″ Floor Tom

16×14″ Floor Tom

The Snare is 14×6″ Starphonic Maple Snare Drum

Below You can also see the specific set up of the whole drum kit.

More technical details and more about the recording in next infos….

drumsdrums1drums2Vader setup 2016

 

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