The Rise Of The Empire


Polish death metallers do track by track and announce tour

The longest living and most resilient tank of Poland’s Death Metal fleet, VADER, are set to unleash another sonic attack with The Empire, to be launched to the masses on November 4th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the first track-by-track commentary trailer. Click to hear what Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek has to say about ‘Tempest,’ ‘Prayer To The God Of War,’ and ‘Iron Reign‘:

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The band recently released a digital double single entitled Prayer To The God Of War / Parabellum. Pre-orderThe Empire via iTunes and get both songs instantly:

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Watch VADER‘s latest video here:
Prayer To The God Of War’ OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS:

The stunning cover artwork of The Empire was created by acclaimed artist Joe Petagno who has also created artwork for PINK FLOYD, LED ZEPPELIN, MOTÖRHEAD, MARDUK, ILLDISPOSED and SODOM.

Mastermind Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek states:
“Here is the cover art for ‘The Empire’ created by Joe Petagno himself! The whole design includes many details connected to the main theme influencing me before and during the process of recording: war and the “cold crisis” around us today… There are also links to couple of famous movie series, which influence the generations and erupt with violence, hate and “imperial tendencies”… Is this just a fantasy or maybe a sign of the 21st century generation? You have to answer that yourself… and the future will show us, how real that feeling is? Enjoy »The Empire« and… join us on tour soon!”

The EmpireTracklisting:
01. Angels Of Steel
02. Tempest
03. Prayer To The God Of War (Album Version)
04. Iron Reign
05. No Gravity
06. Genocidius
07. The Army-Geddon
08. Feel My Pain
09. Parabellum (Album Version)
10. Send Me Back To Hell

The globally conquering weapon was produced, mixed and mastered by Wojtek and Slawek Wiesawski. The Empire was completed within the secret bunkers of Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland.

VADER live:
23.09.  T          Taipei – The Wall
24.09.  J           Osaka – Shinsaibashi Paradigm
26.08. SK  Terchova – Terchovsky Budzogan Festival PIRO
02.09. F    Torcy – Fall of Summer Fest

The Empire Rising Europe 2016

04.11.  D         Bad Oeynhausen – Druckerei
05.11.  D         Andernach – JUZ Live Club
06.11.  B          Arlon – L’Entrepot
07.11.  D         Jena – F-Haus
08.11.  D         Weinheim – Café Central
09.11.  CH       Zurich – Dynamo
10.11.  D         Flensburg – Roxy
11.11.  I           Brescia – Circolo Colony
12.11.  D         Munich – Backstage
13.11.  NL        Rotterdam – Baroeg
14.11.  UK       London – The Dome
15.11.  UK       Birmingham – The Rainbow Courtyard

16.11.  D         Bremen – Tivoli
17.11.  NL        Haarlem – Patronaat
18.11.  D         Berlin – Nuke
19.11.  D         Essen – Turock
20.11.  D         Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik

Imperium Poloniae – Trasa 2016
22.11.  PL        Poznan – Blue Note
23.11.  PL        Torun – Od Nowa
24.11.  PL        Zabrze – Wiatrak
25.11.  PL        Wroclaw – Alibi
26.11.  PL        Katowice – Mega Club
27.11.  PL        Rzeszow – Life House
29.11.  PL        Krakow – Kwadrat
30.11.  PL        Bialystok – Zmiana Klimatu
01.12.  PL        Lublin – Graffiti
02.12.  PL        Warszawa – Progresja
03.12.  PL        Gdansk – B90
04.12.  PL        Olsztyn – Andergrant

10. – 12.08.     D         Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air

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