VADER continues work in Hertz studios. All guitars for “The Empire” are almost done!
“I am so excited with the whole work! New VADER sounds so much more aggressive and intense. I just can’t wait to show the album for our Fans and play them on stage live! It is really hard to compare the new records to any particular VADER album created in the past. There are definitely some “classic” elements in the songs but as a whole “The Empire” sounds more variously, tho’ still very, very brutal. The new VADER deals a lot about war and violence so are the titles: “Tempest”, “Iron Reign”, “Angels of Steel” or “Genosidius”.”
This time Peter was using His classical RAN “InVader” guitars and also old model Gibson Flying V. The amps were Mesa / Boogie Dual Recto (build 1993) , Marshall Plexi (from 70’s) , Randall WARHEAD (whatta name!!!) and EVH 50W.
Below a link to RAN Guitars and Hertz Studio sites:
Spider was working with His new songs in the studio. You will find few words about them right here:
„My first song („Tempest”) was pretty much inspired by so called „old school Death Metal”. This composition develops and turned in middle from classic riff to more modern , „broken” beat. Such kinda adventure from old school to the present. The main riff in next song was inspired by James, when He was playing one of His new drum patterns. We were jamming with that one on couple of sound checks so we created the backbone for „The Last Crusade”. Jimmy has sent me some midi with grooves and I added guitars. „Hexenkessel” from our last album was made in the same way, so I can say, that this is our next song made in team. This is very special tune in pretty modern rhythmic.”
Spider was playing JACKSON Guitars in the studio. There is link to the producer below:
Polish death metal legends VADER have announced the release of their new studio album, »The Empire«. The follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2014 album, »Tibi Et Igni«, was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.
»The Empire« will be released on September 23rd, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
VADER are also pleased to announce that they will be releasing a special 10″ single, taken from their upcoming album. The 10″ single is entitled »Iron Times« and includes the following songs:
02. Prayer To The God Of War
01. Piesc I Stal
The song ‘Prayer To The God Of War’ will also be available digitally. The vinyl and the digital version will be released on August 12th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order coming soon!
VADER’s Piotr states:
„I am so excited to announce new VADER album, which will be released by NUCLEAR BLAST again! „The Empire” – which is the title of the upcoming full lenght – is planed to be out at the end of September 2016. However, we prepared limited EP called „Iron Times” yet in August! There are two new trax included plus two bonus songs. All will be available in beautiful folded 10” vinyl, for which Joe Petagno Himself created amazing cover.”
More information coming soon – stay tuned!
„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. „
There is a link to original „Steel Fist” from 2006 below:
Also a picture from recording session in Olsztyn (from left: Witek, Peter and Szymon)
“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/”
Here You’ll find original “Overkill” played live by Motörhead themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlecTBevmzc
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
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
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
„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.”
Here is a link to the site about first tank battle in 1916: http://tanks.net/tank-history/first-tanks-in-battle.html