Litany (album)

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Litany
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album by Vader
Released March 22, 2000
(See Release history)
Recorded Red Studio, Gdynia, November, 1999[1]
Genre Death metal
Length 30:48
Label Metal Blade Records, Metal Mind Productions, Avalon/Marquee
Producer Piotr Wiwczarek, Adam Toczko
Vader chronology
Black to the Blind
(1997)
Litany
(2000)
Reign Forever World
(2000)
Singles from Litany
  1. "Xeper / North"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos 9.5/10 stars[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]

Litany is the fourth album by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 2000 by Metal Blade Records. The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the category 'Hard & Heavy Album of the Year (Album roku - hard & heavy)'.[4]

Litany was recorded in 1999 at Red Studio in Gdańsk, Poland, and was produced by Piotr Wiwczarek and Adam Toczko. The album was mastered by Bartłomiej Kuźniak at Studio 333 in Częstochowa, Poland.

A music video was shot for the song "Cold Demons", which was directed by Adam Kuc.[5] The album charted at number 1 on Gazeta Wyborcza bestsellers list in Poland.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Wings"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:10
2. "The One Made of Dreams"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 1:49
3. "Xeper"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 4:00
4. "Litany"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:01
5. "Cold Demons"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:12
6. "The Calling"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:10
7. "North"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 1:36
8. "Forwards to Die!!!"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 1:38
9. "A World of Hurt"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 1:51
10. "The World Made Flesh"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:48
11. "The Final Massacre" (Rerecorded from The Ultimate Incantation) Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 4:31
Total length:
30:48

Personnel[edit]

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

Vader
Production
  • Paweł Wasilewski – lyrics
  • Paweł Frelik – lyrics
  • Adam Toczko – production, sound engineering
  • Tomasz Bonarowski – premastering
  • Bartłomiej Kuźniak – mastering
  • Jacek Wiśniewski – cover art, layout[8]
  • Katsumasa Yamaguchi – Japanese liner notes
Note
  • Recorded & mixed at Red Studio, Gdynia, November 1999.
  • Pre-mastered at Red Studio, Gdynia, November 1999.
  • Mastered at Studio 333, Częstochowa, December 1999.

Xeper / North[edit]

"Xeper / North"
Single by Vader
from the album Litany
Released 2000
Format Promo CD
Genre Death metal
Length 05:36
Label Thrash'em All
Producer(s) Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, Adam Toczko
Vader singles chronology
Carnal / Black to the Blind
(1997)
Xeper / North
(2000)
Angel of Death
(2000)

Xeper / North is the third single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released only in Poland in 2000 with special edition of Thrash'em All magazine entitled Super Poster" #2. Apart from promo single insert includes interview with band members, and additional information about the band.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Xeper"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 4:00
2. "North"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 1:36

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Poland March 22, 2000[9] Metal Mind Productions
Japan March 23, 2000[10] Avalon Marquee
USA/Europe May 9, 2000[11] Metal Blade Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vader - "Litany"". vader.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ Schwarz, Paul. "Vader - "Litany" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Vader "Litany" review". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Fryderyki 2000: nominowani i laureaci" (in Polish). www.zpav.pl. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Vader Videos". vader.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  6. ^ "Czego Słuchacie - Hity Na CD, cjg nr 0 dodatek do cjg nr 77, wydanie z dnia 31/03/2000 TO JEST GRANE, str. 9". Gazeta Wyborcza. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  7. ^ a b Walewski, Jacek. "Piotr Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)" (in Polish). www.magazyngitarzysta.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  8. ^ "Jacek Wiśniewski: works". www.artworks.isg.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  9. ^ "Vader - "Litany"". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  10. ^ "Vader - "Litany"" (in Japanese). www.marquee.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  11. ^ "Vader - "Litany"". www.metalblade.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16.