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Tibi et Igni is the tenth studio album by Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on May 30, 2014, through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded by the Wiesławski brothers at Hertz Studio in Poland. The album was preceded by the 7" EP Go to Hell, which was released on April 18, 2014.

Tibi et Igni
VaderTibiEtIgni.png
Cover art by Joe Petagno
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 30, 2014 (2014-05-30)
RecordedDecember 2013 – February 2014 at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland
GenreDeath metal
Length42:02
LanguageEnglish, Polish, German
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerWojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy
Vader chronology
Go to Hell
(2014)
Tibi et Igni
(2014)
The Empire
(2016)
Singles from Tibi et Igni
  1. "Where Angels Weep"
    Released: April 18, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
All About The Rock7/10 stars[1]
About.com4/5 stars[2]
SLUG Magazinemixed[3]
Teraz Rock4/5 stars[4]

Tibi et Igni is the first album to feature British drummer James Stewart, who replaced Pawel "Paul" Jaroszewicz in 2011.[5]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

During an interview in February 2013, frontman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek announced that Vader had begun working on a new studio album with the working title Straight to Hell, which was set to be released in late 2013.[6] In May 2013, Wiwczarek announced that Vader planned to enter the studio in December to record its upcoming album, which was set to be released in early 2014.[7]

On December 7, 2013, it was announced that Vader had entered Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland and had begun recording a new album, with a new working title, Tibi et Igni, which is a Latin phrase that means "For You and Fire". The band had planned to record 14 new songs and 4 bonus tracks, and revealed possible song titles, including "Abandon All Hope", "Bring Them to Me" and "Infernal Poetry".[8]

On December 29, Wiwczarek announced that tracking for the album would be completed by the end of January 2014, and the album would be completed by February. He also announced the album should be released by April or May 2014.[9] On March 7, 2014, Vader announced that the band had finished recording the album, and that it will be released on May 30, 2014, through Nuclear Blast.[10]

On March 27, Vader released a teaser for Tibi et Igni.[11] On April 16, a lyric video for the song "Where Angels Weep" was released.[12]

ReleaseEdit

Tibi et Igni is available as a standard CD, as a digipak CD with 2 bonus tracks, as a colored LP with a bonus 7" EP (including 2 bonus tracks), and exclusively through Nuclear Blast mailorder as a limited digipak edition with a signed Vader tourbook. The album features artwork from Joe Petagno, best known for his artwork for bands including Motörhead, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.[13]

The album reached number 18 on the US Billboard Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers), selling around 1500 copies in two weeks.[14][15] In Poland, Tibi et Igni landed at number 16, and dropped out two weeks later. The release also charted in France, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany.

To promote the album, Vader released three track by track videos.[16]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Go to Hell"4:37
2."Where Angels Weep"2:19
3."Armada on Fire"3:51
4."Triumph of Death"3:46
5."Hexenkessel"5:29
6."Abandon All Hope"2:24
7."Worms of Eden"3:35
8."The Eye of the Abyss"6:45
9."The Light Reaper"4:29
10."The End"4:56
Total length:42:02
Digipak bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Necropolis"4:16
12."Des Satans neue Kleider" (Das Ich cover)4:45
Total length:51:03
Bonus 7"
No.TitleLength
1."Necropolis"4:16
2."Przeklęty na wieki" (Cursed Eternally)6:36
Total length:10:52

PersonnelEdit

Production and performance credits taken from album liner notes.

VaderEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Marta Gabriel (Crystal Viper) – vocals ("Przeklęty na wieki (Cursed Eternally)")[17]

ProductionEdit

  • Wojtek and Sławek Wiesławscy – production, mixing, mastering, recording (at Hertz Recording Studio, Białystok, Poland, December 2013-February 2014)
  • Piotr Polak – sound engineering assistance
  • Joe Petagno – cover art
  • Mariusz Kmiołek – management
  • Adam Sieklicki, Robert Zembrzycki, Stefano Catalani – photography

"Where Angels Weep"Edit

"Where Angels Weep" is the ninth single by Vader. It was released on April 18, 2014, by Nuclear Blast.[18]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Harry Maat and Piotr Wiwczarek; all music composed by Piotr Wiwczarek.

No.TitleLength
1."Where Angels Weep (Demo version)"2:18

ChartsEdit

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[19] 16
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[20] 55
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 63
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 187
French Albums (SNEP)[23] 145
Japanse Albums (Oricon)[24] 183
US Top Heatseekers (Billboard)[25] 18

Release historyEdit

Formats Region Date Label
CD, LP + 7" EP Europe May 30, 2014 Nuclear Blast
CD, LP + 7" EP UK, France June 2, 2014 Nuclear Blast
CD, LP + 7" EP Poland June 2, 2014[26] Nuclear Blast/Warner Music Poland
CD South Korea Nuclear Blast/Evolution Music[27]
CD Russia Nuclear Blast/Soyuz Music[28]
CD Japan June 4, 2014[29] Avalon Marquee
CD, LP + 7" EP North America June 10, 2014 Nuclear Blast
CD Mexico June 10, 2014 Nuclear Blast/Scarecrow Records[30]

ReferencesEdit

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  24. ^ "ベイダーのCD・DVDリリース情報、ベイダーのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典 - Oricon Style" (in Japanese). Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved June 27, 2014.
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