Black Seeds of Vengeance

Black Seeds of Vengeance is the second album by American technical death metal band Nile, released on September 5, 2000 through Relapse Records. It was the first album in Nile's discography to mark a more complex musical direction, as well as feature extensive liner notes in the booklet, written by Karl Sanders to explain the concept and themes behind each song. It also was the band's first album recorded with vocalist/guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade (who performed with the band until 2017), and features Derek Roddy as a session drummer, temporarily replacing previous drummer Pete Hammoura who left the band due to injuries sustained while touring.

Black Seeds of Vengeance
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Studio album by
Released5 September 2000
Recorded2000, at The Sound Lab, Lexington, South Carolina
GenreTechnical death metal
LabelRelapse Records
ProducerBob Moore, Karl Sanders
Nile chronology
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Black Seeds of Vengeance
In the Beginning
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

All songs composed by Karl Sanders, "Multitude of Foes", written by Dallas Toler-Wade.

1."Invocation of the Gate of Aat-Ankh-es-en-Amenti" (Instrumental)0:43
2."Black Seeds of Vengeance"3:35
3."Defiling the Gates of Ishtar"3:38
4."The Black Flame"3:21
5."Libation Unto the Shades Who Lurk in the Shadows of the Temple of Anhur" (Instrumental)1:32
6."Masturbating the War God"5:41
7."Multitude of Foes"2:09
8."Chapter for Transforming into a Snake"2:25
9."Nas Akhu Khan she en Asbiu"4:15
10."To Dream of Ur"9:07
11."The Nameless City of the Accursed" (Instrumental)2:51
12."Khetti Satha Shemsu"3:32
Total length:42:49


Additional Musicians
  • Pete Hammoura - vocals, drums on "To Dream of Ur"
  • Boz Porter - vocals on "Defiling the Gates of Ishtar"
  • Mostafa Abd el Aziz - Arghul on "Invocation of the Gate of Aat-Ankh-es-en-Amenti"
  • Ross Dolan - vocals on "Khetti Satha Shemsu"
  • Gary Jones - vocals on "Defiling the Gates of Ishtar", "Masturbating the War God" and "Khetti Satha Shemsu"
  • Bob Moore - vocals on "Khetti Satha Shemsu"
  • Aly et Maher el Helbney - respirations on "The Nameless City of the Accursed"
  • Scott Wilson - lead vocals on "To Dream of Ur", backing vocals on "Khetti Satha Shemsu"
  • Mohammed el Hebney - additional vocals on "Khetti Satha Shemsu"
  • Bob Moore - engineering, mixing, producer
  • Wes Benscoter - cover art
  • Dave Shirk - mastering
  • Karl Sanders - producer
  • Adam Peterson - graphics, imagery