Polish death metal legends VADER – who just concluded the “Crushing The North Tour 2017” with DECAPITATED, THY DISEASE and NOX VORAGO – have issued the recap message, while kicking off their North American Tour, started yesterday at Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore.
“VADERMANIAX !!!! We just finished absolutely great tour with Decapitated and Thy Disease (also Nox Vorago, Thrashered and Aktaion) in Scandinavia and Baltic Countries and NOW we are ready to strike US territory again !!! We start TONIGHT in Baltimore at Maryland Death Fest with a very special live performance: we will play the entire debut album from 1992 \m/ Oh YES !!! It is 25 years since “The Ultimate Incantation” was released and we’re gonna bring it back TONIGHT !!!! And this is just the beginning. We’ll continue the Imperial March across the American soil and visit 21 cities together with INTERNAL BLEEDING and SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER. Madness has been released. America… WE ARE BACK !!!!”
VADER is ready to invade The U.S! The band played at Maryland Death Fest yesterday, on May 26th, before meeting up with the package. The trek will stop in New Orleans, San Diego, and Chicago, before concluding at the Webster Hall in New York city on June 16th! Joining VADER on the 21-date tour are INTERNAL BLEEDING, SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER, VOICES OF RUIN, and MICAWBER! Following the tour, VADER will continue onto San Juan, Puerto Rico to play at La Respuesta on June 17th!
Confirmed dates for the Strike Of The Empire U.S. Tour are as follows:
5/26/2017 Maryland Death Fest – Baltimore, MD*
5/27/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
5/28/2017 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
5/29/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/30/2017 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
5/31/2017 Acadia – Houston, TX
6/01/2017 Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
6/03/2017 Blu Phoenix – Albuquerque, NM
6/04/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
6/05/2017 Malones – Santa Ana, CA
6/06/2017 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
6/07/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
6/08/2017 Las Vegas Death Fest – Las Vegas, NV
6/09/2017 Metro – Salt Lake City, UT
6/10/2017 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
6/11/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/13/2017 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
6/14/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
6/16/2017 Webster Music Hall – New York City, NY
6/17/2017 La Respuesta – San Juan, Puerto Rico *
* = Vader Only
Just recently VADER announced the tour KREATOR in Australia/New Zealand for September, as follows:
02nd September – The Studio – Auckland
05th September – Capitol – Perth
07th September – The Gov – Adelaide
08th September – 170 Russell – Melbourne
09th September – Manning Bar – Sydney
10th September – The Zoo – Brisbane
More details about the tour will be revealed soon.
VADER, released their crushing new album “The Empire” on November 4th via Nuclear Blast, and once again proved that their merciless riffs are made to unleash hell. Without doubt, “The Empire” falls under the category of VADER’s classic albums. The impressive monument that they have built with their 13th studio album immediately found its place in metal history and proves that VADER don’t need to make their peace with the world; they never did, and they certainly don’t now with “The Empire” – especially after writing more than 30 years’ worth of Death Metal history.
“The Empire” was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. The stunning cover artwork was created by Joe Petagno (Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Sodom).