Annihilation of the Wicked

Annihilation of the Wicked is the fourth studio album by American technical death metal band Nile. The album was released on May 23, 2005, by Relapse Records. This is the first Nile album to feature George Kollias on drums, replacing Tony Laureano. This album marks Nile's last record released by Relapse. The liner notes detail the theme and writing/recording process of each song. A music video for "Sacrifice Unto Sebek" was produced. It is also the first Nile album produced by Neil Kernon.

Annihilation of the Wicked
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 23, 2005 (Europe)
May 24, 2005 (North America)
RecordedDecember 2004 – January 2005 at The Sound Lab, Columbia, South Carolina Mixed at Rax Trax in Chicago.
GenreTechnical death metal
ProducerNeil Kernon
Nile chronology
In Their Darkened Shrines
Annihilation of the Wicked
Legacy of the Catacombs
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]


"Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten" is German for "Of Unspeakable Cults", which is also the title of a fictional book from H.P. Lovecraft's universe.


A limited edition box set comes in a tin box with a custom Serpent Ankh necklace, full color album poster, vinyl sticker and an embroidered patch, limited to 5,000 copies.

Track listingEdit

All songs composed by Karl Sanders, except where noted.

1."Dusk Falls Upon the Temple of the Serpent on the Mount of Sunrise" (Instrumental) 0:51
2."Cast Down the Heretic" 5:45
3."Sacrifice Unto Sebek" 3:03
4."User-Maat-Re"Sanders, Toler-Wade9:14
5."The Burning Pits of the Duat"Toler-Wade3:52
6."Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns" 5:21
7."Lashed to the Slave Stick"Toler-Wade4:18
8."Spawn of Uamenti" (Instrumental) 1:14
9."Annihilation of the Wicked" 8:36
10."Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten" 9:46
Total length:52:00


The Japanese release doesn't have the album title on the front cover


Additional musicians
  • Mike Brezeale − exorcism chants and Pazuzu bowl on "Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the Presence of the Crescent Shaped Horns"
  • Bob Moore − engineering
  • Orion Landau − artwork, layout
  • Neil Kernon − recording, mixing, producer