The Nephilim, Fields of the Nephilim's second studio album, was released in September 1988 by Situation Two/Beggars Banquet Records. The record debuted at number 12 in UK album charts.

The album was recorded in The Justice Rooms, a former courthouse in England’s Somerset countryside where defendants who were sentenced to death were hanged on site. “The place had a really cool vibe,” recalls bassist Tony Pettitt.

The Nephilim’s opening track, “Endemoniada," shares its name with a 1968 Mexican horror film, and features a man growling “penitentziagitae!,” sampled from Ron Perlman’s hunchback character, Salvatore, in The Name of the Rose. The album's top-charting single, "Moonchild," shares its name with Aleister Crowley's novel. The lyrics for "Moonchild" and "Last Exit for the Lost" reference H. P. Lovecraft's character Cthulhu.

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Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
The Nephilim CD 9 Rebel Rec. (West Germany punk, wave & underground, sublabel of SPV) SPV 85-2878 4001617287804
The Nephilim 12" Vinyl 8 Situation Two SITU 22 5012093102214
The Nephilim CD 9 Situation Two SITU 22 CD 5012093102221
The Nephilim Cassette 8 Situation Two SITC 22 5012093102245
The Nephilim CD 9 RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle) 8511-2-H 07863585112
The Nephilim Cassette 8 RCA (RCA Records: simple ‘RCA’ or 'RCA' with lightning bolt in circle), Beggars Banquet 8511-4-H 078635851144
The Nephilim CD 9 Beggars Banquet, Situation Two BBL 22 CD 607618002220
The Nephilim CD 9 Soyuz Music (Союз Мьюзик) BBL 22 CD 4601250335285


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