Polish extreme metallers VADER will spend four weeks at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland starting on March 15 recording their new album, "Welcome To The Morbid Reich". The band will lay down a total of 12 or 13 songs for the CD, which will be mixed and mastered in May for a tentative late 2011 release. Working songtitles set to appear on the effort include "Lords of Thorns", "I Am Who Feast Upon Your Souls", "Only Hell Knows", "Return to the Morbid Reich" and "I Had A Dream".
Commented guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek: "For a long time I've been thinking about new tracks and the album concept, more and more things start to be clear. For the most part I'd like Spider [Marek Pajak; guitar] to take part in the process of album creation. I also have in mind relating to the good old times with a new layout for the album. I met with Zbyszek Bielak, a very talented artist who will design the new layout, merchandise and scenic elements. Zbyszek has already worked with such bands as WATAIN, ABSU, BEHEMOTH...
"The new album will mainly focus on the 'Morbid Reich' feeling combined with brutal riffs and tempo of the previous albums. We also have a surprise for our devoted fans, we're going to come back to our old logo."
VADER will debut one or two tracks from "Welcome To The Morbid Reich" during the band's summer festival appearances.
VADER recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its classic second album, "De Profundis", by performing the LP in its entirety. Piotr stated, "[The fans'] response for this idea was more than great so we decided to repeat this in the future with other VADER titles, too."
VADER's latest album, "Necropolis", sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD landed at position No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Necropolis" was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, mixed the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.