Welcome to the Morbid Reich

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Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Cover art by Zbigniew Bielak
Studio album by Vader
Released August 12, 2011
(See Release history)
Recorded 2011, Hertz Studio, Białystok, Poland
Genre Death metal
Length 37:37
Label Nuclear Blast, Avalon Marquee
Producer Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy[1]
Vader chronology
Necropolis
(2009)
Welcome to the Morbid Reich
(2011)
Go to Hell
(2014)
Singles from Welcome to the Morbid Reich
  1. "Come And See My Sacrifice"
    Released: July 26, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Blistering 9/10 stars[2]
Blabbermouth 8/10 stars[3]
Chronicles of Chaos 9.5/10 stars[4]
Revolver 4/5 stars[5]
About.com 3.5/5 stars[6]
Teraz Rock 4/5 stars[7]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[8]
Exclaim! favorable[9]

Welcome to the Morbid Reich is the ninth studio album by the Polish death metal band Vader. The album was released on August 12, 2011 by Nuclear Blast.[10] The release was preceded by a digital download single for the song "Come And See My Sacrifice", which was released on July 26, 2011. The album has won a Fryderyk Award in the category 'Heavy Metal Album of the Year (Album roku heavy metal)', [11] and reached number 17 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers), and number 25 on the Hard Rock Albums. In Poland, Welcome to the Morbid Reich landed at number 6, and dropped out four weeks later. The release also charted in France, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany.

On April 5, 2011, Vader released the first part of their studio report for the album.[12] Subsequently, the second part was released on April 14, the third part was released on April 30, the fourth part was released on May 11, the fifth part was released on May 24, and the sixth part was released on June 7.[13][14][15][16][17]

Welcome to the Morbid Reich was recorded between March and April 2011 at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland, and was produced by the Wiesławscy Brothers, and features cover artwork by Zbigniew Bielak. The album is the final Vader release to feature drummer Paweł "Paul" Jaroszewicz, and the first to feature guitarist Marek "Spider" Pająk as band member. Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek described work on the album, saying:

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ultima Thule" (instrumental)   Krzysztof Oloś 0:48
2. "Return to the Morbid Reich"   Harry Maat, Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:26
3. "The Black Eye"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 4:12
4. "Come and See My Sacrifice"   Piotr Wiwczarek Marek Pająk 4:44
5. "Only Hell Knows"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 2:13
6. "I Am Who Feasts Upon Your Soul"   Piotr Wiwczarek Marek Pająk 4:50
7. "Don't Rip the Beast's Heart Out"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:58
8. "I Had a Dream…"   Piotr Wiwczarek Marek Pająk 3:02
9. "Lord of Thorns"   Harry Maat, Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 2:38
10. "Decapitated Saints" (Rerecorded from The Ultimate Incantation) Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 2:41
11. "They're Coming…" (instrumental)   Marek Pająk 1:46
12. "Black Velvet and Skulls of Steel"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:19
Total length:
37:37

Personnel[edit]

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

Vader
Additional musicians
Production
  • Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy – production, sound engineering, mixing, mastering
  • MK (Optimal Media Production) – mastering (LP Edition)
  • Rafał Konopka – sound engineering assistant
  • Zbigniew M. Bielak – cover art, layout[20]
  • Mariusz Kmiołek – management
  • Takahisa Okuno – Japanese liner notes
Note
  • Recorded, mixed & mastered at Hertz Recording Studio, Białystok, Poland, March-April 2011.

Come and See My Sacrifice[edit]

"Come and See My Sacrifice"
Single by Vader
from the album Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Released July 26, 2011
Format digital download
Genre Death metal
Length 09:27
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer(s) Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy
Vader singles chronology
We Are the Horde
(2009)
Come And See My Sacrifice
(2011)
Where Angels Weep
(2014)

Come and See My Sacrifice is the eight single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on July 26, 2011 by Nuclear Blast.[21]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Come and See My Sacrifice"   Piotr Wiwczarek Marek Pająk 4:44
2. "Come and See My Sacrifice" (demo version) Piotr Wiwczarek Marek Pająk 4:43

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart[22] 6
German Albums Chart[23] 73
Swiss Albums Chart[24] 94
French Albums Chart[25] 154
Japanese Albums Chart[26] 233
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[27] 17
US Billboard Hard Rock Albums[27] 25

Monthly[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Poland (ZPAV Top 100) 18[28]

Release history[edit]

Formats Region Date Label
CD, LP Europe August 12, 2011[29] Nuclear Blast
CD Russia Nuclear Blast/Irond Records
CD, LP Poland August 15, 2011[30] Nuclear Blast/Warner Music Poland
CD Japan August 24, 2011[31] Avalon Marquee
North America September 13, 2011 Nuclear Blast
CD Mexico Nuclear Blast/Scarecrow Records[32]

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