Polish extreme metal veterans VADER have entered Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros. to begin recording their next studio album, "Necropolis", tentatively due in August/September. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, will mix the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
Commented guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek: "We just finished the first week of recordings! 11 drum tracks chosen for the upcoming album are done. Nine of them will be available on every standard edition. Two of the songs we're gonna keep as bonuses or to play on VADER's official MySpace site... in summertime."
He adds, "'Necropolis' is kind of a mix of the atmosphere of the 'De Profundis' album and the aggression known from 'Litany'... We recorded tracks which are even more brutal."
Songtitles set to appear on the new CD include:
* Dark Heart
* When We Arrive
* We Are Horde
* Rise Of The Undead
Check out photos from the studio at this location.
"Necropolis" will mark the recording debut of VADER's new lineup:
Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (guitar, vocals)
Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (DECAPITATED) (guitar)
Pawel Jaroszewicz (SOUL SNATCHER) (drums)
Famous Polish artist Jacek Wisniewski (who created the art for previous VADER albums "Black To The Blind", "Revelations" and "The Beast") will take care of the album artwork and design.
VADER recently made a pre-production/demo version of the song "Impure", available for free download at this location. The track was recorded in December 2008 at Hertz studios.
Commented Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek: "The title of the album — which is the very first VADER song ever — is chosen not by chance. It will be connected with recordings like 'De Profundis' or 'Litany' with themes of forgotten worlds, mythos or ancient powers still living in humans subconsciousness."
A previously released "Necropolis" demo track, "Rise Of The Undead", is available for download at this location.
In early September, Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will kick off a tour of their home country in support of "Necropolis". The Polish leg of the tour will consist of approximately 12-13 shows in some of the country's biggest cities. Every concert will be preceded by a fan meet-and-greet at the EMPik chain of stores. The trek will be a continuation of VADER's Blitzkrieg tour formula from the previous years. At the end of September, VADER will invade the rest of the European continent as part of a two-month tour with Swedish black metallers MARDUK.