Polish death metallers VADER see their site updated with the following:
"We would like to proudly announce that Polish death metallers Vader have inked a deal with German giant - Nuclear Blast Records! We are very glad that after so many years Vader finally joined one of the biggest metal labels in the world. 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 is 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!.
The upcoming album, Necropolis, currently being recorded and produced at Hertz and Antfarm Studios, will be released by Nuclear Blast at the end of August. Vader will start to promote the album a bit earlier, appearing on a pre-summer tour and some summer festivals, such as Hellfest, With Full Force, Summer Breeze, Metalcamp and others. Regular Polish and European tours are planned for autumn.
Furthermore, Vader is going to appear on extensive tours in the US, Canada, South America, Japan and Asia, Australia and Russia. More info concerning band's future plans will follow soon. The last but not least, we would like to thank Regain Records for all these years of our cooperation- all the best to you!"
"This is absolutely amazing, that Vader is now a part of Nuclear Blast Family!!! Can't find words how proud we are !!! Only great things may happen when traditions meet together... I so much believe, that Vader will give one more Blast to this Nuclear history of Metal!!! Let start the Fire - TOGETHER!!!" - Peter / Vader
"Nuclear Blast is very proud to announce the signing of the legendary death metal kings from Poland - Vader!!! 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 is 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 start the propaganda machine!" - Jaap Wagemaker / A&R Nuclear Blast
Vader are hard at work on the next full length album, Necropolis, at Hertz Studio.
A recent update reads: "Hereby we would like to present The Gates Of Necropolis- a series of video reports that will show you Vader at the studio, working hard on the new full length album entitled Necropolis.
It's some kind of a supplement to Peter's reports, presented on our website in a written form. So far you have only had an opportunity to see a bunch of pictures from the recording session and read some Peter's comments. Today, for the first time you have a chance to watch a fresh video report from the Hertz Studio.
The first part of the report focuses on the drums recordings. Paul unveils some of his secrets from behind his impressive drum kit. The report features also some comments of Peter and Wojtek Wieslawski (engineer, producer and co-owner of Hertz Studio). Ejnoy watching it and stay tuned for the next part of The Gates Of Necropolis!"
Check out the footage, below.
A previous update from the band reads: "During the Polish leg of Blitzkrieg 5, Vader will be teaming up with BLINDEAD and ROOTWATER!
On the tour, Rootwater are going to promote their third full length album, Visionism (Paul from Vader appeared on it as a session drummer!). The album will be released in May/ June through Mystic Productions. The band will appear on the tour in the new lineup featuring Taff (vocals), Zusin (guitars, samples, vocal), Heinrich (bass, samples), Valeo (guitars) and Oley (drums).
The second guest act, Bliindead, is considered to be one of the most sensational bands on the Polish music scene in recent years. Their music has been compared to such bands as CULT OF LUNA and NEUROSIS. Some time ago they released their highly acclaimed second album, Autoscopia/Murder in Phazes. Blindead features Nick (vocals), Havoc (guitars), Deadman (guitars), Konrad (drums), Zwierzak (bass), Hervy (soundscapes & samples), K-Vass (visualisation).
The tour will also feature some local supports and special guest. More details will follow soon.
Blitzkrieg 5 Tour 2009 dates include:
29 - Warszawa, Poland - Stodola
30 - Olsztyn, Poland - Olsztynskie Lato Artystyczne
1 - Gdansk, Poland - Parlament
2 - Szczecin, Poland - Slowianin
3 - Poznan, Poland - Eskulap
4 - Lodz, Poland - Dekompresja
5 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
6 - Opole, Poland - MOK
7 - Wroclaw, Poland - Firlej
8 - Kraków, Poland - Loch Ness
9 - Rzeszów, Poland - Pod Palma
10 - Radom, Poland - Strefa G2
11 - Lublin, Poland - Graffiti
12 - Bialystok, Poland - Gwint
13 - Torun, Poland - Od Nowa
Vader have also announced the following festival appearances for this year:
2 - Hauzenberg, Germany - Walpurgis Metal Days IX Festival
3 - Leeds, England - UK Deathfest
6 - Brnenec/Letovice, Czech Republic - Hardline Therapy Festival
20 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
27 - Wachenroth, Germany - Suffering Life Festival
4 - Flugplatz/Roitzschjora, Germany - With Full Force Festival
6 - Tolmin, Slovakia - Metal Camp Festival
18 Kijow, Ukraine - Pro Rock Festival
15 - Kinkelsbuehl, Germany - Summer Breeze Festival