Three days into the recording sessions for the new VADER album entitled The Beast, longtime VADER drumgod, Doc, suffered an unfortunate accident at the studio, seriously injuring his hand and leg. The band was forced to cancel the session and postpone the recordings until May. Unfortunately, Doc’s injuries require a longer time of convalescence; therefore he won’t be playing the drums on the new album. VADER is now planning on recording the album at PR Studio in Gdansk, Poland with Daray from Polish black metal band, VESANIA, joining the band as a session musician, taking over the drums on the new record. He will also play with VADER on the band’s forthcoming gigs and tours. The new album is scheduled to be released in Fall 2004.