Greek demons SEPTICFLESH (now written as one word) have been confirmed for VADER's 25-year anniversary gig, scheduled for August 30 at Stodola Club in Warsaw, Poland. Also scheduled to appear are ENTOMBED (Sweden), GRAVE (Sweden), NILE (U.S.), ROTTING CHRIST (Greece), GOREFEST (the Netherlands) and KRISIUN (Brazil).VADER will play a two-hour-plus set, featuring songs from old demo tapes as well as the more popular tracks from the group's recent studio albums. The show will be filmed for an anniversary DVD, tentivately titled "XXV" (to be released in 2009). The band will prepare not only a special live set, but also a special stage design and other surprises. More information will be made available soon. VADER released its latest DVD, "And Blood Was Shed In Warsaw", in Europe on October 15, 2007 via Metal Mind Productions. The group's third DVD, which was made available in North America via MVD, features footage from the band's February 12, 2007 concert at Stodola Club in Warsaw, documenting the final stop of the group's tour in support of their latest album, "Impressions in Blood". A brand new track from SEPTICFLESH, entitled "Lovecraft's Death", is available for download at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "Communion", due in Europe on March 17 (March 25 in the U.S.) via Season of Mist. Commented the band: "This song is a tribute to the well known grandmaster of science fiction/horror, H.P. Lovecraft. It is an imaginary story describing his final hour in this world... The lyrics are basically a strange puzzle created from the titles of his books, that are combined together in order to create the specific meaning. Enjoy the nightmare!" According to a press release, "Communion" "contains nine gates to unearthly dreams and nightmares. The 'rituals' of 'Communion' took place in the famous Studio Fredman in Sweden. The massive heavy guitar sound of the album is supported by a haunting triumphant orchestration that surpasses every past attempt of the band on that field. The classical arrangements are composed and directed by Chris Antoniou (guitar) and performed by the 80-piece full orchestra and 32-piece choir of philharmonic orchestra of Prague. As a result the music besides being brutal is also very 'visual,' like the soundtrack of an occult movie projected straight to your mind. Concerning the vocals, Seth is growling as a hellish beast in contrast with the melodic, yet intense and emotive vocals of Sotiris V. This album is definitely the more dark, brutal and at the same time avant-garde release of the band to date, crossing the borders of death and black metal. Yes, this album is not recommended to people resonating with holy ideals and bright emotions."
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