“We arrived to the beautiful Brockford Railway Siding late Sunday evening on April 7th, after James picked me up in Heathrow Terminal and drove to Suffolk for next three hours. Our really old school “Carriage 1” was ready to be our home for the next week. Soon after James’s Father joined us with another car filled literally up to the roof with drums and hardware. We were ready for next morning….but first for a proper sleep tho. On Monday morning we drove to “GRINDSTONE” studio situated about one km from our “Station”. There we met Scott Attkins – the producer of new upcoming Vader album! Scott was working with many Metal oriented bands already (e.g Cradle of Filth, Sylosis , Gama Bomb, Amon Amarth and Divine Chaos). The studio has pretty chamber character and “home feeling”. Reminds me a bit Sunlight Studio, where we were recording “The Ultimate Incantation” 27 years ago. The whole Day One was setting up drum kit, microphones, skins and checking all channels or calibrating “the death machine”. There was also time to chat with Scott and plan work for next days to come. Really boring but so important day indeed. James has ambitious plan to record tracks for three songs each day. Hm…What can I say? He’s a Beast indeed 😉 ” – Peter (Brockford Station; Carriage One; April 2019)
Get more information on Grindstone Studio, here.
As recently announced, VADER will release the new EP “Thy Messenger” on May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. “Thy Messenger” is now available for pre-order in CD Jewel Case and Colored Vinyl, at this location. Ships Worldwide.
The effort was recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art was painted by Wes Benscoter, who previously worked with VADER on the De Profundis LP and has collaborated with such bands as SLAYER, KREATOR and SINISTER. A new full VADER album will be recorded later this year for a tentative autumn release.
Thy Messenger track listing:
01. Grand Deceiver
Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek commented: “We decided to record the new EP because we knew that the full length new album won’t be released before the end of 2019. The EP includes three new tracks – mostly really vicious and aggressive tracks, even for VADER. ‘Emptiness’ is more groovy in the main riff but really heavy at the end. All the songs are fast and short, but pretty intense, I guess. We’ve also added a new version of our classic title track from ‘Litany’ . It is 20 years since we recorded that album at the Red Studio. ‘Litany’ – as a song – and many more from that album have never been performed live. This album is still one of the fan favorites in the VADER discography and in 2019 we will resurrect this whole record as part of our live shows this autumn. Another bonus is the absolute classic cover of ‘Steeler,’ which was always one of my all time favorite PRIEST songs.”
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).