[Photo by Katarzyna Bujas]
Polish extreme metal legends VADER – currently at Grindstone Studio in UK to record their next full-length album –
will release a new lyric video & e-single “Grand Deceiver”
on April 26th.
Frontman Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek stated:
“VADERMANIAX !!! New EP “Grand Deceiver” will be out by Nuclear Blast world wide in May 31st. However, we have prepared a NEW lyrics video (made by Chris Huszar and Nuclear Blast) for You all with opening track “Grand Deceiver”, which will be released in APRIL 26th. This one will be available as e-single too.”
Below You will find few words from James Stewart about His work in Hertz Studio in January:
“We started easy by tracking the re-recording of the track “Litany” and our cover of “Steeler” on day one. For a drummer Litany is a challenge as it has a lot of changes between groovy parts and blasting so it’s a very intense song to record. Steeler is way more simple but the drumming doesn’t change much so it’s easy to lose your place in the song so requires a lot of focus.
Day two: the new tracks. I don’t remember any working titles so I’ll call them “the fast one”, “the groovy one” and “the faster one”. The fast one is pretty short and simple but packs a big punch. It was very quick and straightforward to track. The focus was on hitting hard and channeling the ‘inner Igor [Cavalera]’ to get the sound we needed. The groovy one is a classic mid-tempo Vader track. Lots of double kick and a heavy downbeat on the snare. The main challenge was to get interesting and musical drumfills into the song which called for some creativity. Also it meant giving up my ego a little and playing simpler ideas rather than trying (and failing miserably) to show off. Then comes the faster one. A lot of fast blasting and fills and very few breaks. Simply put; An absolute A*hole to record and I pulled a muscle in my left shoulder from blasting too hard. But we got it done! Listening back you can hear a lot of hard work went into the EP and it’s going to be a fun challenge doing the songs live! Over and out.”
James uses to record new album: TAMA drums, MEINL Cymbals, Los Cabos drumsticks and DL cables.
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 Bialystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wieslawski 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).
Order the CD and vinyl editions here: http://nblast.de/VaderTheEmpireNB
Or the digital version of the crushing release here: http://nblast.de/VaderDownloads
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