Published Apr 14, 2009Polish outfit Vader have been haunting the seedy side of death metal for 22 years. Over that time, they've pretty much called every label home. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that they've finally managed to squeak onto Nuclear Blast.
Naturally, that also means the band will presently jump into the studio and create a new album to seal the deal. That album will apparently be called Necropolis, tentatively due out in late August. As you read this though, Vader have already overtaken Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros. to begin recording. Moonspell, Cataract and Heaven Shall Burn producer Tue Madsen will mix the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
"We are very glad that after so many years Vader finally joined one of the biggest metal labels in the world," goes the band's official statement. "We really believe in their potential, experience and famous German reliability. We are pretty confident that the cooperation will be successful both for the band and the record label. Now, Vader are ready to explode! We have been waiting for such a solid record deal for sooo long so it's safe to say that the new era in Vader's career has just begun!"
Having their say in the matter, Nuclear Blast is equally excited about the union. Says A&R man Jaap Wagemaker, "Vader have a history of almost 25 years of releasing death metal highlights and have built up a reputation of being one of the hardest touring bands in the scene! After many attempts both parties have finally come together and Vader have found a new home at Nuclear Blast! This summer, Vader will release their new album, Necropolis, which will not only be their debut for Nuclear Blast but also another chapter in the history of the band with a totally renewed line up! Watch out for the new Vader as they will only return stronger than ever! Vader are still improving after all these years, so it is safe to say that the best of these death metal kings is still to come, so we at Nuclear Blast are looking forward to starting the propaganda machine!"
You have been warned.