In Their Darkened Shrines
In Their Darkened Shrines is the third studio album by American death metal band Nile. It was released on August 20, 2002 through Relapse Records. It is the only album to feature Tony Laureano on drums. In addition to being Nile's longest studio album, the title track holds the distinction of being the band's longest song ever made at over 18 minutes in length.
|In Their Darkened Shrines|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 20, 2002|
|Recorded||2002 at The Sound Lab, Columbia, South Carolina|
|Genre||Technical death metal|
The lyrics to "In Their Darkened Shrines IV: Ruins" are borrowed from the H. P. Lovecraft short story, "The Nameless City". These lyrics are not actually spoken in the song, as it is an instrumental. Along with "In Their Darkened Shrines I: Hall of Saurian Entombment", the lyrics are supplementary to the theme of the instrumental.
Music videos were made for "Execration Text" and "Sarcophagus".
- All songs composed by Karl Sanders, except where noted.
|1.||"The Blessed Dead"||4:53|
|2.||"Execration Text"||Sanders, Dallas Toler-Wade||2:46|
|4.||"Kheftiu Asar Butchiu"||3:52|
|5.||"Unas Slayer of the Gods"||11:43|
|6.||"Churning the Maelstrom"||3:07|
|7.||"I Whisper in the Ear of the Dead"||5:10|
|8.||"Wind of Horus"||Toler-Wade||3:47|
|9.||"In Their Darkened Shrines"
- Karl Sanders – guitars, vocals, bass
- Dallas Toler-Wade – guitars, vocals, bass
- Tony Laureano – drums
- Additional musicians
- Jon Vesano – additional vocals
- Mike Breazeale – additional vocals