De Poolse death metal legendes van Vader hebben laten weten dat ze op 31 mei de metalhead gaan verblijden met een nieuwe release. Dan zal de groep via Nuclear Blast de EP Thy Messenger uit gaan brengen.
De band laat weten: „We decided to record the new EP because we knew that the full length new album won’tbe released before the end of 2019. We’re back on the road in June and we plan to have some new tunesready for our fans throughout the summer. We’re due to start the recording process for the new VADER LP in April in England. For the time being we’ve named the album: „…And Then There Was Only Pain” and it should be completed by the end of May – when „Thy Messenger” EP is due to be released worldwide. The EP includesthree new tracks – mostly really vicious and aggressive tracks, even for VADER. „Emptiness” is more groovy in the main riff but really heavy at the end. All the songs are fast and short, but pretty intense, I guess. We’ve also added a new version of our classic title track from „Litany” . It is 20 years since we recorded that album at the Red Studio. „Litany” – as a song – and many more from that album have never been performed live. This album is still one of the fan favourites in the VADER discography and in 2019 we will resurrect this whole record as part of our live shows this autumn. Another bonus is the absolute classic cover of „Steeler”, which was always one of my all time favorite PRIEST songs.”
Deze release is de opvolger van de in 2016 uitgekomen langspeler The Empire.