Switchblade (album)

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Studio album by
Released21 September 1994
RecordedVictor Aoyama Studio, Inning Recording Hostler, Master Rock Studios (UK), Ranch Apocalypse (UK), Matrix Recording Studio (UK), Livingston Studios (UK)
LabelVictor Entertainment
ProducerMaki Fujii, Hisashi Imai, Raymond Watts
Schaft chronology

Switchblade is a 1994 album by Schaft. A promotional video for the song "Arbor Vitate" was filmed, and was later re-used by PIG for their version of the song.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicMixed byLength
1."Olive"Maki FujiiFujiiCoil, Danny Hyde5:04
2."The HEROINside"Hisashi Imai, Raymond WattsImai, WattsJohn Fryer4:01
3."Thirsty Fly"WattsWattsWatts6:27
5."Nothing"WattsImai, WattsWatts5:11
6."Slice"WattsImai, WattsWatts7:50
7."Broken English"Marianne Faithfull, Barry Reynolds, Joe Mavety, Steve York, Terry StannardFaithful, Reynolds, Mavety, York, StannardFryer6:33
8."Merry Christmas on Mars"instrumentalImaiSugar J6:32
9."inFORMation"Jonny StephensFujii, StephensMeat Beat Manifesto4:24
10."Visual Cortex"Susanne BramsonFujii, ImaiCoil, Danny Hyde8:03
11."Fetid Air"WattsWattsWatts6:04
12."Arbor Vitate"WattsFujii, Watts, CRA¥Fryer4:59
13."Cold Light"WattsFujii, Imai, WattsKeith LeBlanc5:15


Additional personnel[edit]

All tracks arranged by Schaft, except 1, 4, 7 (Fujii), 6 (Imai), 8 (Imai, Watts).


  • The song "Broken English" on this album is a Marianne Faithfull cover, and is the music accompanying the original version of the first trailer of Hellsing Ultimate as shown at Anime Expo 2005. The track was later used in the series proper as an insert song for episode 5.