Blood (EP)

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Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
EP by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 2003
RecordedRG Studio, Gdańsk, July 2003; Red Studio, Gdańsk, February-March 2002
GenreDeath metal
LabelMetal Blade, Metal Mind, Avalon Marquee
ProducerPiotr "Peter" Wiwczarek
Vader chronology
The Beast
Professional ratings
Review scores
Teraz Rock3.5/5 stars[1]

Blood is an EP by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on September 22, 2003 in Europe via Metal Blade, and day after in Poland by Metal Mind. Japanese edition was released on October 22, 2003 by Avalon Marquee.

Tracks 1-2 were recorded and mixed in July 2003 at RG Studio in Gdańsk, Poland. Mastering took place at RG Studio in Gdańsk, Poland. Tracks 3-7 were recorded and mixed between February and March 2002 at Red Studio in Gdańsk, Poland during Revelations (2002) sessions, and mastered at Studio 333 in Częstochowa, Poland.

This is the last release with dummer Krzysztof Raczkowski, the first one with Marcin Nowak as bass player (without performing on the tracks), and featuring Jacek Hiro's performance, it is the only release with the participation of all members from Dies Irae.

Track listing[edit]

1."Shape-Shifting"Paweł FrelikPiotr Wiwczarek4:49
2."We Wait"Paweł FrelikPiotr Wiwczarek3:53
3."As The Fallen Rise"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr Wiwczarek2:11
4."Son Of Fire"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr Wiwczarek2:09
5."Traveler"Łukasz SzurmińskiPiotr Wiwczarek2:06
6."When Darkness Calls"Łukasz SzurmińskiPiotr Wiwczarek5:16
7."Angel of Death" (Thin Lizzy cover; featuring Jacek Hiro)Phil Lynott, Darren WhartonPhil Lynott, Darren Wharton6:33
Total length:26:56
Japanese Bonus Track
8."Immortal Rites" (Morbid Angel cover)David VincentTrey Azagthoth, David Vincent3:59


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

Additional musicians
  • Jacek Wiśniewski - cover art
  • Piotr Łukaszewski - sound engineer
  • Massive Management - management
  • Bartek Kuźniak - mastering (tracks: 3-7)
  • Michał Mielnik - mastering (tracks: 1-2)
  • Tracks 1-2 Recorded & mixed at RG Studio, Gdańsk, July 2003.
  • Mastered at RG Studio, Gdańsk.
  • Tracks 3-7 Recorded & mixed at Red Studio, Gdańsk, February/March 2002.
  • Mastered at Studio 333, Częstochowa.



Chart (2001) Peak
Polish Albums Chart[4] 44


Chart (2001) Peak
Poland (ZPAV Top 100) 31[5]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Europe September 22, 2003[6] Metal Blade Records
Poland September 23, 2003[7] Metal Mind Productions
Japan October 22, 2003[8] Avalon Marquee


  1. ^ Brzeziński, Adam. ""Vader "Blood" review" (in Polish). Teraz Rock. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. ^ Pratt, Greg. "Vader "Blood" review". Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  3. ^ a b Walewski, Jacek. "Piotr Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)" (in Polish). Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  4. ^ "OLiS - sprzedaż w okresie 06.10.2003 - 12.10.2003" (in Polish). OLiS. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  5. ^ "Top 100 - lista miesięczna Wrzesień 2003" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2014-03-13.
  6. ^ "Vader - "Blood"". Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  7. ^ "Vader - "Blood"" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  8. ^ "Vader - "Blood"" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-02-16.