As we informed before – EP. „Iron Times” will be released worldwide in August 12th 2016. This is an appetizer before the full length „The Empire” and includes two new songs and two bonus tracks. Below You may see the project sketch made be the author of this brilliant cover – Joe Petagno. This is how the idea was developing…

You may PREORDER „Iron Reign” here:

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BLAST from India \m/

VADER has played on BANGALORE OA Festival last Saturday. It was very first band’s appearance in India and KILLER MADNESS indeed !!! There are few links connected to that event below:

Live shots by Mohit.Musicphotography

Private recorded “Go To Hell”

Interview for Metal Wani recorded few hours before VADER show


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New sound, new age? …

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:

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Summer offensive….


With a show on HellFest in city of Clisson in France VADER started the Summer festivals season. Last week we also visited beautiful Balafon lake area in Hungary on Rock Part fest and Rock Noc in city of Wagrowiec. THANK YOU ALL for that awesome atmosphere and support \m/ Our next shows are:

  • 01.07.2016 Roitzschiora (Germany) / With Full Force Fest
  • 09.07.2016   Bengaluru (India) / Bengalore Fest
  • 15.07.2016    Trutnov (Czech Rep) / Obscene Extreme
  • 16.07.2016    Gävle (Sweden) / Geffle Metal Fest

Below You can see some photos from Hellfest (by Krzysiek Wakor and La Fée Verte Photographie) and Rock Noc (by „Wągrowiec wyzwala energię”)

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Guitar tempest…

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:


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Last news from NUCLEAR BLAST

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:

Side A
01. Parabellum
02. Prayer To The God Of War
Side B
01. Piesc I Stal
02. Overkill

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!

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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. „


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)

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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/” 


Here You’ll find original “Overkill” played live by Motörhead themselves:


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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

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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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