Necropolis (album)

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Necropolis
Vader - Necropolis.jpg
Cover art by Jacek Wiśniewski
Studio album by Vader
Released August 21, 2009
(See Release history)
Recorded 2009, Hertz Studio, Białystok, Poland
Genre Death metal
Ambient
Length 33:33
Label Nuclear Blast, Avalon Marquee
Producer Tue Madsen[1]
Vader chronology
Impressions in Blood
(2006)
Necropolis
(2009)
Welcome to the Morbid Reich
(2011)
Singles from Necropolis
  1. "We Are The Horde"
    Released: September 1, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blabbermouth 7.5/10 stars[4]
Chronicles of Chaos 7/10 stars[5]
Blistering 9/10 stars[6]
Teraz Rock 4/5 stars[7]
Exclaim! favorable[8]

Necropolis is the eighth studio album by the Polish death metal band Vader. The album was released on August 21, 2009 by Nuclear Blast.[9] The album was nominated for a Fryderyk Award in the category 'Heavy Metal Album of the Year (Album roku heavy metal)'.[10] On April 8, 2009, Vader released the first part of their studio report for the album.[11] Subsequently, the second part was released on April 22, and the third part was released on May 27.[12][13]

Necropolis was recorded between March and April 2009 at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland, and was produced by Tue Madsen. Mixing and mastering for the album took place at Antfarm Studio in Denmark by Madsen, except the songs "The Seal" and "Summoning The Futura", which were mixed at VooDoo Gates Studio in Olsztyn, Poland. Necropolis is the first Vader release that features drummer Paweł "Paul" Jaroszewicz. A video was shot for the song "Never Say My Name", which is based partially on the book "The Gospel According To Satan" by Patrick Graham.[14] Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek talked about working on the set for videoclip, saying:

The album sold around 1,130 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album reached number 19 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers). In Poland, Necropolis landed at position No. 5, and dropped out five weeks later. The album also charted in France and Germany.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Devilizer"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:19
2. "Rise of the Undead"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 3:52
3. "Never Say My Name"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 2:01
4. "Blast"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 1:50
5. "The Seal"     Piotr Wiwczarek 2:10
6. "Dark Heart"   Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 2:59
7. "Impure"   Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 3:40
8. "Summoning the Futura"     Piotr Wiwczarek 1:05
9. "Anger"   Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 2:14
10. "We Are the Horde"   Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 3:10
11. "When the Sun Drowns in Dark"   Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 4:33
Total length:
33:33

Personnel[edit]

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

Vader
Additional musicians
  • Marek Pająk (Esqarial) – lead guitar (tracks 3, 9, 11, 13)
  • Bartłomiej Krysiuk (Hermh) – backing vocals on "Black Metal"
  • Maciej Taff (Black River) – lead vocals on "Fight Fire with Fire"
Production
  • Tue Madsen – production, mastering
  • Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy – sound engineering
  • Harry Maat – lyrics
  • Jacek Wiśniewski – artwork[16]
  • Maciej Pawełczyk – production (DVD)
  • Jakub Jakielaszek – editing, postproduction (DVD)
  • Bartosz Chmielewski – audio recording, mixing (DVD)
Note
  • Recorded at Hertz Studio, Białystok, Poland, March-April 2009.
  • Mixed at Antfarm Studio, Aabyhoej, Denmark, May 2009.
  • Mastered at Antfarm Studio, Aabyhoej, Denmark, May 2009.
  • Tracks 5 & 8 recorded at Hertz Studio, Białystok, Poland, March-April 2009.
  • Mixed at VooDoo Gates Studio, Olsztyn, Poland, May 2009.

We Are the Horde[edit]

"We Are the Horde"
Single by Vader
from the album Necropolis
Released September 1, 2009
Format digital download
Genre Death metal
Length 09:27
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer(s) Tue Madsen
Vader singles chronology
v.666
(2008)
We Are the Horde
(2009)
Come and See My Sacrifice
(2011)

We Are the Horde is the seventh single by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on September 1, 2009 by Nuclear Blast.[17]

We Are the Horde was also released on 7" picture disc as split with American technical death metal band Nile.[18]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "We Are the Horde"   Harry Maat Piotr Wiwczarek 3:10

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart[19] 5
German Albums Chart[20] 64
French Albums Chart[21] 188
US Billboard Top Heatseekers[22] 36

Release history[edit]

Formats Region Date Label
CD, CD+DVD, LP Europe August 21, 2009[23][24][25] Nuclear Blast
CD Russia Nuclear Blast/Irond Records
Mexico Nuclear Blast/Scarecrow Records[26]
CD, CD+DVD Poland August 24, 2009[27] Nuclear Blast/Warner Music Poland
CD Japan August 26, 2009[28] Avalon Marquee
CD, CD+DVD, LP North America September 22, 2009 Nuclear Blast

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