Black to the Blind

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Black to the Blind
Vader - Black to the Blind.jpg
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album by Vader
Released October 13, 1997
Recorded 1997, Selani Studio, Olsztyn, Poland
Genre Death metal
Length 28:47
Label System Shock/Impact Records, Koch International Poland, Pavement Music, Witching Hour Productions, Avalon Marquee
Producer Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, Andrzej Bomba
Vader chronology
De Profundis
(1995)
Black To The Blind
(1997)
Litany
(2000)
Alternative cover
studio cover of 2012 re-release
studio cover of 2012 re-release
Singles from Black to the Blind
  1. "Carnal / Black to the Blind"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 stars[2]
Teraz Rock favorable[3]

Black to the Blind is the third album by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on October 13, 1997 in Europe and Poland by System Shock/Impact Records and Koch International Poland, respectively. Japanese edition with one bonus track was released by Avalon/Marquee. The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the category 'Hard & Heavy Album of the Year (Album roku - hard & heavy)'.[4]

Black to the Blind was recorded between July and August 1997 at Selani Studio in Olsztyn, Poland, and was produced by Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek and Andrzej Bomba. The album was mastered by Julita Emanuiłow. The album features cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski. Song "Carnal" from the album was used in Polish action movie Gniew (Anger) from 1998, directed by Marcin Ziębiński. It was also released by Koch International as part of soundtrack for this movie.

In 2012 Witching Hour Productions released remastered edition of Black to the Blind with new cover art, and layout by Zbigniew Bielak. Remastering was made by Wiesławscy Brothers, and it took place at Hertz Studio, Białystok in Poland.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Heading for Internal Darkness" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:46
2. "The Innermost Ambience" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 1:32
3. "Carnal" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:09
4. "Fractal Light" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:42
5. "True Names" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:36
6. "Beast Raping" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 2:42
7. "Foetus God" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 2:43
8. "The Red Passage" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:01
9. "Distant Dream" Tomasz Krajewski Piotr Wiwczarek 2:25
10. "Black to the Blind" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 4:08
Total length: 28:47

Personnel[edit]

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

Vader
Production
  • Paweł Frelik – lyrics
  • Tomasz Krajewski – lyrics
  • Paweł Wasilewski – lyrics
  • Andrzej Bomba – sound engineering, production[6]
  • Julita Emanuiłow – mastering
  • Jacek Wiśniewski – cover art[7]
  • Michał Pasich – photos
  • Takahisa Okuno – Japanese liner notes
  • Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy – remastering[8]
  • Zbigniew Bielak – cover art, layout (re-release)[8]
Note
  • Recorded & mixed at Selani Studio, Olsztyn, July & August 1997

Carnal / Black to the Blind[edit]

Carnal / Black to the Blind is the second single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released only in Poland in 1997 with special edition of Thrash'em All magazine entitled Super Poster" #1. Apart from promo single insert includes interview with Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek, Polish translation of lyrics from Black to the Blind, and additional information about the band.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Carnal" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 2:09
2. "Black to the Blind" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 4:08

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Europe, Poland October 13, 1997[9][10] System Shock/Impact Records, Koch International Poland
USA April 21, 1998[11] Pavement Music
Japan March 23, 2000[12] Avalon Marquee
Poland November 27, 2012[13] Witching Hour Productions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vader - "Black to the Blind" review". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  2. ^ Schwarz, Paul. "Vader - "Black to the Blind" review". www.chroniclesofchaos.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ Celiński, Krzysztof. "Vader - "Black to the Blind" review". www.terazrock.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Fryderyki 1997: nominowani i laureaci" (in Polish). www.zpav.pl. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Walewski, Jacek. "Piotr Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)" (in Polish). www.magazyngitarzysta.pl. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Vader - "Black to the Blind"". www.vader.pl. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  7. ^ "Jacek Wiśniewski works". www.artworks.isg.pl. Archived from the original on February 22, 2008. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  8. ^ a b "DWA LEGENDARNE ALBUMY VADER SĄ JUŻ DOSTĘPNE!!!" (in Polish). www.hertzrecording.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  9. ^ "Vader - "Black to the Blind"". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  10. ^ "Vader - "Black to the Blind"". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  11. ^ "Vader - "Black to the Blind"". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  12. ^ "Vader - "Black to the Blind"" (in Japanese). www.marquee.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  13. ^ "Vader - "Black to the Blind"". www.witchinghour.pl. Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-16.