De Profundis (Vader album)

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De Profundis
Vader - De Profundis.jpg
Cover art by Wes Benscoter
Studio album by Vader
Released July 5, 1995
Recorded Modern Sound Studio, Gdynia, Poland, May 1995
Genre Death metal
Length 34:01
Label Croon Records, System Shock/Impact Records, Pavement Music, Conquest Music, Metal Mind Productions, Avalon Marquee
Producer Adam Toczko, Vader
Vader chronology
The Ultimate Incantation
(1992)The Ultimate Incantation1992
De Profundis
(1995)
Future of the Past
(1996)Future of the Past1996
Alternative cover
studio cover of the bonus track version
studio cover of the bonus track version
Singles from De Profundis
  1. "An Act of Darkness / I.F.Y."
    Released: 1995[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 10/10 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]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Silent Empire" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 4:02
2. "An Act of Darkness" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 1:55
3. "Blood of Kingu" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 4:38
4. "Incarnation" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:07
5. "Sothis" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:42
6. "Revolt" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:35
7. "Of Moon, Blood, Dream, and Me" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:51
8. "Vision and the Voice" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:28
9. "Reborn in Flames" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 5:39
Total length: 34:01
Japanese Bonus Tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "De Profundis" (instrumental)   Piotr Wiwczarek 1:36
2. "The Wrath" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 4:53

Personnel[edit]

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

Vader
Production
  • 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
Note
  • 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]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "An Act of Darkness" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 1:55
2. "I Feel You" (Depeche Mode cover) Dave Gahan Dave Gahan 4:24

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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