For the last two weeks, Polish death metallers VADER have been working at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, recording their new album, tentatively titled "Impressions In Blood". The bandmamebers have issued the following comments regarding the process thus far:
Piotr Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals): "14 day of recordings at Hertz Studio in Bialystok. We've prepared 11 tracks and a bonus track which will be featured on the Asian version of the album. All the drum parts have been already completed and...what can I say? You should expect about 45 minutes of total carnage! The fastest VADER's stuff ever, even a little bit faster than 'Litany' album!!! Currently we are working on guitar sound and kicking off a pretty arduous, but probably the most interesting part of the process, I mean arranging our new songs and album as a whole. Impressions are going to be very bloody!!!"
Daray (drums) summed up his work: "The band entered the studio on 24th of [April]. First two days we spent on preparing everything, soundcheck and so on. Then I started recording my drum tracks which all in all took me 10 days... It's going to be the fastest album I've ever recorded, you will hear there a lot of blastbeats and fast double pedal drumming. This time for the recording I used OSCA 5B drumsticks, TAMA Starclassic drumkit with Ludwig 'Black Beauty' snare drum, Alchemy Professional cymbals, Aquarian Response II pads on toms and Hi-Energy on snare, Roland RT-7K triggers, D-DRUM module and finally, my current favourite thing — AXIS X-Longboards pedals which helped me to achieve a staggering level of speed."
The recording session will last until May 24, after which VADER will team up with DESTRUCTION and KATAKLYSM for a tour in America. Simuntaneously producers Slawek and Wojtek Wieslawscy will take care of mixes and mastering. The complete new album, featuring artwork/ design of Greek artist Seth (ROTTING CHRIST, PARADISE LOST) should be ready in the middle of July. "Impressions In Blood" will be released through Regain Records on September 4. On September 17, the band will kick off a huge European tour which will run through December 20.