Sothis (EP)

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Cover art by Krzysztof Lutostański
EP by Vader
Released 1994
Recorded March 1994 at Modern Sound Studio in Gdynia and
March 1994 at W. Świech Studio in Olsztyn for tracks 1, 3, and 6[1]
Genre Death metal
Length 23:43
Label Baron Records, Repulse Records, Metal Mind Productions, Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records, Witching Hour Productions[2]
Producer Tomasz Bonarowski, Vader, Mariusz Kmiołek[3]
Vader chronology
The Darkest Age
De Profundis
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Chronicles of Chaos 4/10 stars[5]

Sothis is an EP by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released in 1994 by Baron Records. Tracks 2 and 4 appear on their next release, De Profundis, and track 7 appears on Vader's tribute album Future of the Past.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hymn to the Ancient Ones"   Piotr Wiwczarek 1:52
2. "Sothis" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:45
3. "De Profundis" (instrumental)   Piotr Wiwczarek 1:31
4. "Vision and the Voice" Paweł Wasilewski Piotr Wiwczarek 3:26
5. "The Wrath" Piotr Wiwczarek Piotr Wiwczarek 4:54
6. "R'Lyeh" (instrumental)   Piotr Wiwczarek 1:53
7. "Black Sabbath" (Black Sabbath cover) Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 6:19
Total length: 23:43


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

Session musician
  • Leszek "Shambo" Rakowski – bass guitar (credited, did not perform)[6]
  • Tomasz "Tom" Bonarowski – sound engineering, mixing, producer
  • Krzysztof Lutostański – cover painting
  • Jan Polakowski – computer design
  • Mariusz Kmiołek – executive producer, management
  • Marcin Ograbek – sound engineering assistant
  • Wojtek & Sławek Wiesławscy – remastering[7]
  • Zbigniew Bielak – layout (re-release)[7]
  • Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7 recorded and mixed at Modern Sound Studio, Gdynia, March 1994.
  • Tracks 1, 3, 6 recorded and mixed at W. Świech Studio, Olsztyn, March 1994.

Release history[edit]

Formats Region Date Label
CS, CD Poland 1994 Baron Records
CD Spain 1995 Repulse Records
CS, CD Poland 1998 Metal Mind Productions
CD Poland August 29, 2006[8] Metal Mind Productions
LP Italy June 23, 2012[9] Night Of The Vinyl Dead Records
CD Poland November 27, 2012[10] Witching Hour Productions