Album Review: Vader – Solitude in Madness

Ever efficient death metal legends Vader have another killer release under their studded belts. After putting out killer new material almost every year it's time for a new LP, the band’s not so unlucky 13th, for a new dark age in 2020 - Solitude in Madness! Opener "Shock and Awe" sets the tone with its … Continue reading Album Review: Vader – Solitude in Madness

EP Review: Vader – Thy Messenger

With another LP in the works for release later this year, death metal workhorses Vader have returned with another pre-album EP, Thy Messenger, to get the rabid headbanging masses salivating. It's only a short one, with 3 new songs (each 3 minutes or less) as well as a re-recording and a cover, but it's nonetheless … Continue reading EP Review: Vader – Thy Messenger

Gig Review: Testament, Annihilator and Vader – QMU, Glasgow (2nd April 2018)

With an all-star thrash line-up, this gig is set to be a contender as gig of the year for many. With each band firing on all cylinders following their latest awesome releases (Testament’s Brotherhood of the Snake, Annihilator’s For the Demented and Vader’s The Empire respectively), heavy moshing good times are certain to lie ahead. … Continue reading Gig Review: Testament, Annihilator and Vader – QMU, Glasgow (2nd April 2018)

Testament announce 2018 UK dates with Annihilator / Vader

Announced a few minutes ago, a trio of thrash/death titans will be hitting the UK as Spring approaches early next year. Testament will be returning in support of Brotherhood of the Snake alongside Canadian legends Annihilator, themselves having recently released For the Demented (out Nov 3rd and reviewed here). Both bands played incredible sets at Bloodstock this … Continue reading Testament announce 2018 UK dates with Annihilator / Vader

Gig Review: Vader / Immolation / Monument of Misanthropy at Audio, Glasgow (13/4/2017)

With Summer imminent there are many ways in which to celebrate the holidays. Stuff your face with mountains of chocolate. Go somewhere hot and foreign, drink too much and turn a lovely shade of burnt. Bang your head like a maniac at a death metal show featuring legends of the genre. The choice is obvious. … Continue reading Gig Review: Vader / Immolation / Monument of Misanthropy at Audio, Glasgow (13/4/2017)

Review: Vader – The Empire

The wait is over. Polish death metal legends Vader’s new album The Empire is almost upon us. Their latest EP Iron Times gave us a taster of what's to come when it was released in August, and with The Empire Vader have definitely delivered. Opening the double-assault of “Angels of Steel” and “Tempest”. the album … Continue reading Review: Vader – The Empire