Polish death metal veterans VADER will release their new studio album, "The Empire", on September 23 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Tibi Et Igni" was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland with producers Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.
A special ten-inch single, "Iron Times", will arrive on August 12. It includes the following songs:
02. Prayer To The God Of War
01. Piesc I Stal
The song "Prayer To The God Of War" will also be available digitally.
VADER's Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek states: "I am so excited to announce new VADER album, which will be released by nuclear blast again! 'The Empire' is planned to be out at the end of September 2016. However, we prepared limited EP called 'Iron Times' yet in August! There are two new tracks included plus two bonus songs. All will be available in beautiful folded ten-inch vinyl, for which Joe Petagno himself created amazing cover."
In a 2014 interview with Radio Metal, Wiwczarek spoke about the fact that VADER has been in existence for more than thirty years. He said: "On one hand, I was a bit surprised at how fast time is flowing, because we've been an active band for so many years and I didn't feel that way. It feels like I just started a year ago or something. [Laughs] There was plenty of hard work but so many albums recorded, so many fans, so many countries visited, so I'm kind of proud that although we came from Poland and knew hard times, we still did it as if we couldn't be stopped, thanks to our passion. Actually, passion was a fuel for us to break through all these problems in the past. We just love what we do. We love music. We love metal. We did it for thirty years, and we still have fans who really want to see us and waiting for us every year. That's the best. That's the biggest success for us."