De Profundis (Vader album)

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De Profundis
Vader - De Profundis.jpg
Cover art by Wes Benscoter
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 5, 1995
RecordedModern Sound Studio, Gdynia, Poland, May 1995
GenreDeath metal
LabelCroon Records, System Shock/Impact Records, Pavement Music, Conquest Music, Metal Mind Productions, Avalon Marquee
ProducerAdam Toczko, Vader
Vader chronology
The Ultimate Incantation
De Profundis
Future of the Past
Singles from De Profundis
  1. "An Act of Darkness / I.F.Y."
    Released: 1995[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos10/10 stars[3]

De Profundis is the second album by the Polish death metal band Vader. The album was originally released in Poland by Croon Records and in the US by Pavement Music, but with no lyrics and a normal inner CD layout. It was re-released with a bonus track by Metal Mind Productions in 2003 with a Depeche Mode cover of the song "I Feel You". It was also re-released for Japan in 1997 by Avalon Records/Marquee Records with two bonus tracks.

De Profundis was recorded in May 1995 at Modern Sound Studio in Gdynia, Poland, and was produced by Piotr Wiwczarek and Adam Toczko. The album was mastered by Grzegorz Piwkowski.

A live music video was shot for the song "Incarnation" during the Marlboro Sopot Rock Festival in Poland.[4]

The album sold approximately 17,000 units in two weeks in Poland.

Track listing[edit]

1."Silent Empire"Paweł FrelikPiotr Wiwczarek4:02
2."An Act of Darkness"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek1:55
3."Blood of Kingu"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr Wiwczarek4:38
4."Incarnation"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek3:07
5."Sothis"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek3:42
6."Revolt"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr Wiwczarek3:35
7."Of Moon, Blood, Dream, and Me"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek3:51
8."Vision and the Voice"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek3:28
9."Reborn in Flames"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr Wiwczarek5:39
Total length:34:01
Japanese Bonus Tracks
1."De Profundis" (instrumental) Piotr Wiwczarek1:36
2."The Wrath"Piotr WiwczarekPiotr Wiwczarek4:53
US Bonus Track
10."I Feel You" (Depeche Mode cover)Martin GoreMartin Gore4:24


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

  • Paweł Frelik − lyrics
  • Paweł Wasilewski − lyrics
  • Tomasz Malinowski − photos
  • Mariusz Kmiołek − management
  • Tomasz "Tom" Bonarowski − sound engineering
  • Adam Toczko − sound engineering, production
  • Grzegorz Piwkowski − mastering
  • Wes Benscoter − cover art
  • Recorded at Modern Sound Studio, Gdynia, Poland, May 1995.

An Act of Darkness / I.F.Y.[edit]

An Act of Darkness / I.F.Y. is the first single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 1995 by Croon Records in Poland, and System Shock/Impact Records in the rest of Europe.

Track listing[edit]

1."An Act of Darkness"Paweł WasilewskiPiotr Wiwczarek1:55
2."I Feel You" (Depeche Mode cover)Dave GahanDave Gahan4:24

Release history[edit]

Formats Region Date Label
CS, CD Poland September 5, 1995[6] Croon Records
CD Europe 1996[7] System Shock/Impact Records
CD USA 1996[8] Conquest Music
CD USA June 30, 1998[9] Pavement Music
CD Japan March 23, 2000[10] Avalon Marquee
CD Poland March 30, 2006[11] Metal Mind Productions


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  2. ^ De Profundis at AllMusic
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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-12. Retrieved 2014-02-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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