Sphynx (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sphynx (album).jpg
Studio album by Melechesh
Released March 24, 2003
Recorded November 30, 2002 - December 21, 2002 at Los Angered Studios, Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre Black metal
Oriental metal
Length 63:02
Label Osmose Productions
Producer Andy LaRocque
Melechesh chronology
The Ziggurat Scrolls
(2004)The Ziggurat Scrolls2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Sphynx is Melechesh's third full-length album. The album presents the band's Mesopotamian/Sumerian metal in a more aggressive and intricate manner. The CD version includes an enhanced multimedia section featuring a trip to the world of Melechesh (lyrical overviews, wallpaper, photos, glossary of terms, and a videoclip for the track "Genies, Sorcerers and Mesopotamian Nights"). There is a guest appearance from Andy LaRocque on the track "Purifier of the Stars".

The Limited LP version contains a cover of Celtic Frost's "Babylon Fell".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Of Mercury and Mercury" Ashmedi 6:34
2. "Secrets of Sumerian Sphynxology" Ashmedi 5:33
3. "Annunaki’s Golden Thrones" Ashmedi 6:42
4. "Apkallu Counsel" Al'Hazred, Ashmedi, Moloch, Proscriptor 5:12
5. "Tablets of Fate" Ashmedi 5:30
6. "Triangular Tattvic Fire" Ashmedi, Proscriptor 4:29
7. "The Arrival Ritual" Ashmedi, Moloch 5:48
8. "Incendium Between Mirage and Time" Al'Hazred, Ashmedi, Proscriptor 5:48
9. "Purifier of the Stars" Ashmedi 4:42
10. "Caravans to Ur" Ashmedi 12:38


  • Produced, Engineered & Mixed By Andy LaRocque
  • Mastered By Atti Bauw


  • Ashmedi: Lead Vocal, Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
  • Moloch: Lead & Rhythm Guitars
  • Al'Hazred: Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Proscriptor: Drums, Percussion