An avid World War II enthusiast, VADER guitarist/vocalist Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek shares his thoughts on "The War" by Kevin Burns and war memorials:
"I heard about this documentary and definitely will possess it soon. I like to watch war movies BUT this is way more interesting… to know more about the real war and the men of war.
"It is so popular today to judge soldiers and whichever side they represent, but unless we see the death of our comrades or fight the enemy in close combat, we can say nothing about war and we should NEVER judge the soldiers. War shows what is the worst and the best in us, indeed. I've seen many graves and have visited many war memorials in Europe; just two World Wars left enough of them around. I'm sure there are graves in the U.S., too, 'cause you have a short but bloody enough history. I've visited the [U.S. Army Ordnance] Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum [one of the world's best tank museums, located in Maryland] twice and General Patton Memorial in California. I wished we had enough time to see everything more than just venues in the cities we play in."
VADER will embark on the 38-date "Decibel Presents: Nuclear Blast's Monsters Of Death Tour" through North America beginning November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The complete billing for the trek is as follows:
SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY
Pre-sale tickets for the "Monsters Of Death Tour" are available online at EnterTheVault.com through July 17. On July 18, tickets go on sale through all normal ticketing outlets.
The "Monsters of Death Tour" will mark the North American debut of VADER's current lineup:
Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek - Guitar/Vocals
Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka (DECAPITATED) - Guitar
Reyash - Bass
Pawel Jaroszewicz (SOUL SNATCHER) - Drums
VADER's new album, "Necropolis", will be released in North America on September 22. The CD was recorded at Hertz studios in Bialystok, Poland with the Wieslawski Bros.. Tue Madsen, who previously worked with such bands as MOONSPELL, CATARACT, HEAVEN SHALL BURN and many more, mixed the CD at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
"Necropolis" will be released in two formats: a regular jewel-case (11 tracks only) and a limited edition digipack with the following bonus tracks + bonus DVD:
02. Rise Of The Undead
03. Never Say My Name
05. The Seal
06. Dark Heart
08. Summoning The Future
10. We Are Horde
11. When The Sun Drowns In Dark
12) Black Metal (VENOM cover) *
13) Fight Fire With Fire (METALLICA cover) **
* With guest Bart Krysiuk (HERMH)
** With guest Maciek Taff (ROOTWATER, BLACK RIVER)
The bonus DVD features a portion of a benefit show VADER performed at on April 26 in Krakow, Poland for Covan (DECAPITATED). The Studio Club show was recorded by five cameras and has HD quality courtesy of Inbornmedia Company from Wroclaw.
"To Live!!!" bonus DVD track listing:
01. Crucified Ones
02. Black To The Blind
03. The Epitaph
06. This Is The War
07. Lead Us!!!