To the Nameless Dead

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To the Nameless Dead
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 27, 2007 [1]
RecordedJuly–August 2007 [2]
StudioFoel Studio (Llanfair Caereinion, Wales)
Genre Black metal, Celtic metal
Label Metal Blade
Producer Chris Fielding
Primordial chronology
The Gathering Wilderness
To the Nameless Dead
Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
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To the Nameless Dead is the sixth studio album by the Irish black metal band Primordial, released in 2007. It is also available in a limited edition as a digibook, featuring a different cover design, a 40-page booklet, and a bonus DVD. The album was recorded at Foel Studio, Wales, with producer Chris Fielding. It was recorded using all analog equipment and using mostly first or second takes for the final recording, making for a more raw and spontaneous sound.


To The Nameless Dead received virtually universal and overwhelming praise, rising to such accolades as being named 2008's Metal Album of the Year by Chronicles of Chaos (continuing an unprecedented back to back honoring for Primordial by the webzine).

Track listing

All lyrics are written by A.A. Nemtheanga.

1."Empire Falls"Ciáran MacUiliam8:12
2."Gallows Hymn"Micheál O'Floinn5:54
3."As Rome Burns"MacUiliam, Pól MacAmlaigh9:16
4."Failures Burden"O'Floinn6:38
5."Heathen Tribes"MacUiliam8:18
6."The Rising Tide" (Instrumental)Primordial1:32
7."Traitors Gate"MacUiliam6:48
8."No Nation on This Earth"MacAmlaigh, MacUiliam8:11
Total length:54:49
Bonus DVD tracks (recorded at the 2006 Rock Hard Festival)
1."The Golden Spiral" 
2."The Gathering Wilderness" 
3."Sons of the Morrigan" 
4."The Coffin Ships" 
5."Song of the Tomb" 
6."Gods to the Godless" 


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