Future of the Past (Vader album)

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Future of the Past
Future of the Past.jpg
Cover art by Krzysztof Iwin
Compilation album by Vader
Released December 3, 1996
Recorded Mar 1994-Sep 1996
Genre Death metal
Length 36:15
Label Koch International, System Shock/Impact Records, Pavement Music, Marquee / Avalon
Vader chronology
De Profundis
(1995)De Profundis1995
Future of the Past
Black to the Blind
(1997)Black to the Blind1997

Future of the Past is a compilation album by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 1996 by System Shock/Impact Records in Europe, and in Poland by Koch International. The CD consists entirely of covers by various bands.

Future of the Past was recorded between March and September 1996 at Selani Studio in Olsztyn in Poland produced by Vader. The album was mastered by Grzegorz Piwkowski at Modern Sound Studio in Gdynia in Poland. Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek commented on Chronicles of Chaos magazine about recording album:

Track listing[edit]

1."Outbreak of Evil" (Sodom cover)Chris Witchhunter, Frank Blackfire, Tom Angelripper2:05
2."Flag of Hate" (Kreator cover; featuring Cezary "Cezar" Augustynowicz)Mille Petrozza, Rob Fioretti, Jürgen Reil3:11
3."Storm of Stress" (Terrorizer cover)Oscar Garcia, Jesse Pintado, David Vincent, Pete Sandoval1:15
4."Death Metal" (Possessed cover)Jeff Becerra, Mike Torrao2:38
5."Fear of Napalm" (Terrorizer cover)Oscar Garcia, Jesse Pintado, David Vincent, Pete Sandoval2:45
6."Merciless Death" (Dark Angel cover)Don Doty, Eric Meyer, Jim Durkin, Rob Yahn, Jack Schwartz4:05
7."Dethroned Emperor (Warrior)" (Celtic Frost cover)Tom Gabriel Fischer4:06
8."Silent Scream" (Slayer cover)Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King2:56
9."We Are the League" (Anti-Nowhere League cover)Nick Culmer, Chris Exall2:35
10."I.F.Y." (Depeche Mode cover)Martin Gore4:20
11."Black Sabbath" (Black Sabbath cover; featuring Grzegorz Skawiński)Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward6:19
Total length:36:15


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

Additional musicians
  • Adam Toczko − sound engineering
  • Andrzej "Andy" Bomba − sound engineering
  • Tomasz "Tom" Bonarowski − sound engineering
  • Grzegorz Piwkowski − mastering
  • Krzysztof Iwin − cover artwork
  • Tomasz "Graal" Daniłowicz − layout
  • Takahisa Okuno – Japanese liner notes
  • Tracks 1 to 7 recorded at Selani Studio, September 1996.
  • Tracks 8 & 9 recorded at Selani Studio, May 1996.
  • Track 10 recorded at Modern Sound, May 1995.
  • Track 11 recorded at Modern Sound, March 1994.

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Europe/Poland December 3, 1996[3][4] System Shock/Impact Records, Koch International Poland
USA June 30, 1998[5] Pavement Music
Japan March 23, 2000[6] Avalon Marquee


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  2. ^ a b Walewski, Jacek. "Piotr Peter Wiwczarek (Vader)" (in Polish). www.magazyngitarzysta.pl. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vader – Future Of The Past". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Vader – Future Of The Past". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Vader – Future Of The Past". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Vader - "Reign Forever World"" (in Japanese). www.marquee.co.jp. Retrieved 2014-02-16.