Revelations (Vader album)

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Revelations
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album by Vader
Released May 22, 2002
(See Release history)
Recorded Red Studio, Gdynia, February–March, 2002[1]
Genre Death metal
Length 33:28
Label Metal Blade Records, Metal Mind Productions, Avalon/Marquee
Producer Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek
Vader chronology
Reign Forever World
(2000)
Revelations
(2002)
Blood
(2003)
Singles from Revelations
  1. "Angel of Death"
    Released: April 10, 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 stars[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]

Revelations is the fifth album by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 2002 by Metal Blade Records. The release was preceded by the single "Angel of Death", which was released on April 10, 2002. The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the category 'Heavy Metal Album of the Year (Album roku - heavy metal)'.[4] The working title of the album was Epitaph.[5]

Revelations was recorded between February and March 2002 at Red Studio in Gdańsk, Poland, and was produced by Piotr Wiwczarek.[5] The album was mastered by Bartłomiej Kuźniak at Studio 333 in Częstochowa, Poland. It features guest appearances from Polish metal musicians Nergal of Behemoth, who provides vocals on the track "Whisper", and Ureck of Lux Occulta, who plays keyboards on the tracks "Torch of War" and "Revelation of Black Moses".

A music video was shot for the song "Epitaph".[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Epitaph"   Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 3:44
2. "The Nomad"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:50
3. "Wolftribe"   Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 2:25
4. "Whisper" (featuring Adam "Nergal" Darski) Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 3:26
5. "When Darkness Calls"   Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 5:16
6. "Torch of War"   Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 2:45
7. "The Code"   Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 2:24
8. "Lukewarm Race"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:26
9. "Revelation of Black Moses"   Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 6:56
Total length:
33:28

Personnel[edit]

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

Angel of Death[edit]

"Angel of Death"
Single by Vader
from the album Revelations
Released April 10, 2002
Format CD
Genre Death metal
Length 21:31
Label Empire Records
Producer(s) Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek
Vader singles chronology
Xeper / North
(2000)
Angel of Death
(2002)
Beware the Beast
(2004)

Angel of Death is the fourth single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released only in Poland on April 10, 2002 by Empire Records. The release features two songs "When Darkness Calls", Thin Lizzy cover "Angel of Death", studio report, and multimedia presentation with 44 photos.

Main part of studio report shows drums recording, and equipment setup by Krzysztof "Doc" Raczkowski. The video consists also introduction by engineer Piotr Łukaszewski, interview with Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, Maurycy "Mauser" Stefanowicz guitar warming up, with addition of guest appearance by keyboardist Jerzy "U.reck" Głód from Lux Occulta.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "When Darkness Calls"   Łukasz Szurmiński Piotr Wiwczarek 5:16
2. "Angel of Death" (Thin Lizzy cover; featuring Jacek Hiro) Phil Lynott, Darren Wharton Phil Lynott, Darren Wharton 6:33
3. "Revelations Studio Report" (video)     9:42

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart[9] 22

Monthly[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Poland (ZPAV Top 100) 20[10]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan May 22, 2002[11] Avalon Marquee
Poland May 27, 2002[12] Metal Mind Productions
USA/Europe June 4, 2002[13] Metal Blade Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vader - "Revelations"". www.vader.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ Noll, Matthias. "Vader - "Revelations" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Vader "Revelations" review". exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  4. ^ "Fryderyki 2002: nominowani i laureaci" (in Polish). www.zpav.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  5. ^ a b "VADER Begin Recording New CD, Announce Title Change". www.blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Vader Videos". vader.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  7. ^ a b Walewski, Jacek. "Piotr Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)" (in Polish). www.magazyngitarzysta.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  8. ^ "Jacek Wiśniewski: works". www.artworks.isg.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  9. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart" (in Polish). OLIS. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  10. ^ "Top 100 - lista miesięczna Maj 2002" (in Polish). muzyka.interia.pl. Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  11. ^ "Vader - "Revelations"" (in Japanese). www.marquee.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  12. ^ "Vader - "Revelations"". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  13. ^ "Vader - "Revelations"". www.metalblade.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16.