The band’s Frontman Piotr Wiwczarek has issued the studio recap:
“VADERMANIAX! Here are some words about last VADER session in Hertz Studios.
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’s used for this recording:
James: TAMA drums, MEINL cymbals
Peter: Gibson Flying V and RAN InVader guitars; Warwick bass
Spider: Jackson guitars
Get more information on Hertz Studios, here.
“Thy Messenger” EP contains five songs:
Steeler (Judas Priest cover)
Just recently Piotr Wiwczarek revealed that “Two songs were written by a lyricist and our old Friend Harry Maat, who already has created a bunch of lyrics for the band. The last tune of the EP 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 live yet in this summer season.
VADER, released their latest crushing album “The Empire” on November 4th 2016 via Nuclear Blast, and once again proved that their merciless riffs are made to unleash hell. “The Empire” was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland and produced by Wojtek and Slawek Wieslawski. The stunning cover artwork was created by Joe Petagno (Led Zeppelin, Motörhead, Sodom).