Guitarist/vocalist Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek of Polish extreme metal veterans VADER has issued the following update:

“The summer and festival season is almost over.

“The concert Fist Full Of Metal in Germany crowns the promotion of the album ‘Welcome To The Morbid Reich’ on the European continent.

“With VADER’s last record we’re gonna move yet to Australia/New Zealand (at the end of October), China, Taiwan and — again — South America (in November) and finally to USA early spring 2013.

“Before we’ll start working on next record (under the title ‘Straight To Hell’), we’re gonna perform VADER’s third album ‘Black To The Blind’ from 1997 as a whole!!! The tour, named ‘Back To The Black’, will include — besides mentioned record — many different songs from a variety of albums during a 70-minute-long set. We start in December in Poland and Czech Repuplic.

“At the beginning of 2013, we will tour with same set in Western Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic Lands too. More details soon!”

VADER’s latest album, “Welcome To The Morbid Reich”, was released in Europe on August 12, 2011 and in North America on September 13, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland and features the cover artwork of Zbigniew Bielak (DESTRÖYER 666, WATAIN). The band laid down a total of 12 songs for the CD, which was mixed and mastered in May 2011.

Due to “family matters,” drummer Pawel “Paul” Jaroszewicz left VADER last year and was replaced by the “very talented” 22-year-old English musician James Stewart, who has previously played with DIVINE CHAOS.