|Secret of the Runes|
|Studio album by|
|Released||8 October 2001|
|Recorded||May − June 2001|
|Studio||Modern Art Studio (Stockholm, Sweden)|
|Label|| Nuclear Blast |
Digipack: NB 683-2
|Producer||Therion, Christofer Johnsson|
Secret of the Runes is the tenth full-length musical album by Swedish symphonic metal band Therion. It's a concept album based on Norse mythology, where each song describes one of the nine worlds. Cover artwork was made by Thomas Ewerhard, it features nine Scandinavian runes, each corresponding to a certain mythological world.
Album also includes two cover versions as bonus tracks. A music video was filmed for the Summer Night City cover.
All songs written by Christofer Johnsson.
Digipak contains two bonus tracks:
Limited edition also contains two bonus tracks:
Runes shown on the front cover (and also in the booklet) are Nordic runes with the Elder Futhark alphabet. On the back cover every song has its own rune character:
Secret of the Runes title is written in the Elder Futhark alphabet on the front cover as:
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and it is transliterated as: "sekret of þ e runes".
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||74|
|Polish Albums (ZPAV)||38|
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