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Nile

Formed: 1993
From: Greenville, SC, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nile News

Below is our complete Nile news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Karl Sanders Unveils New Animated Video

Nile mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Karl Sanders recently announced that the subterranean slumber of his Eastern-ambient Saurian series has finally ceased with the impending release of its dark third chapter, "Saurian Apocalypse," out July 22, 2022 via Napalm Records.

After revealing the album's ominous first single, "The Sun Has Set On The Age Of Man," featuring a contextual acoustic guest solo by guitar virtuoso Rusty Cooley, Sanders returns with the cinematic second single, "Skull Fuck Ritual (Skull Breach Edition)." The score-like track begins with a cautionary chime before marching drums make way for eerie tribal voices and Middle Eastern-inspired leads on uniquely curated, exotic instruments. Its haunting aura inspires a calming yet foreboding look into the Saurian universe.

Witness the track for the first time today alongside another mind-bending animated music video.

Karl Sanders says about "Skull Fuck Ritual (Skull Breach Edition)":
"'Skull Fuck Ritual' was one of the earlier songs written for Saurian Apocalypse and it set the tone for much of the recording that followed. This song has a slow, hypnotic, ancient ritualistic vibe that will softly caress and then crack open your skull for Necromantic Carnal Communion with the Ancients. Please don’t listen to this track while driving or operating heavy machinery." More...

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Nile Founder To Release New Solo Album In July

NILE mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Karl Sanders is thrilled to announce that the subterranean slumber of his Eastern-ambient Saurian series has finally ceased with the impending release of its dark third chapter, "Saurian Apocalypse," out July 22, 2022 via Napalm Records. This segment of the hypnotizing saga arrives 13 years after the release of its predecessor, 2009’s "Saurian Exorcisms," and nearly 20 after 2004’s equally lauded "Saurian Meditation."

Emphasized by unique instruments like the baglama saz (Turkish lute), Ancient Egyptian Anubis Sistrum, Dumbek (Middle Eastern goblet drum), glissentar and gongs, the album’s score weaves cinematic auras and deep grooves, accented by the tribal percussive stylings of original Nile drummer Pete Hammoura and returning Saurian vocalist Mike Breazeale. A wealth of musical growth and refinement, both in Sanders’ guitar technique and compositional development, is strikingly evident. Eons more than just an album of interludes or ambient scores, Saurian Apocalypse is a shining advancement in the Saurian series, and the most dynamic, detailed Karl Sanders solo release yet. More...

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Voraath (Nile, Xael, Etc.) Premiere Music Video

Experimental death metal band Voraath (Nile, Xael etc.) premiere a new music video for “The Barrens”, streaming via YouTube for you below.


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Nile Announces European Tour Dates

Originally hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, international death metal legends Nile have become one of the most revered names in the worldwide heavy metal scene today, combining extreme traditional and technical death metal styles with their trademarked blend of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern soundscapes and historical mysticism. Today, Nile announce they will be touring Europe and the United Kingdom, starting in November 2022, bringing their unique presence to the stages!

Tickets for all dates are on sale now. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates. More...

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Vital Remains Frontman To Tour With Nile

American death metal veterans Nile has announced that Scott Eames, of fellow death metal stalwarts Vital Remains, will be helping them out on their upcoming tour across the United States with Incantation.

A message from Nile states: "Congratulations to Brian Kingsland on the arrival of his newborn son! While Brian takes time for family, veteran metal guitarist Scott Eames will be joining us on guitar and vocals. Scott is an exceptionally talented motherfucker who has worked his ass off and earned his spot on stage with Nile. The band is as strong as ever and we are primed and ready to bring metal to the fans on our upcoming tour starting in Nashville, TN on February 3rd! See you on the road!" \m/

Scott Eames adds: "NEWS IS OUT! I'm doing guitar & vocals for the legendary Nile! Tour starts Thursday! Get your tickets now!!!"

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Voraath (Nile, Xael, Etc.) Premiere Single & Video

Voraath - new project featuring Brad Parris (Nile) on vocals and guitar, Joshua Nassaru Ward (Xael, Rapheumets Well) on drums, vocals, and keys, Paul McBride (Implosive Disgorgence, Sweet Blood) on bass, and guitarists Daniel Presnell and Tylor Kohl - premiere their debut single and music video "Siren Head" streaming via YouTube for you below:

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Nile Signs With Napalm Records; Announces Tour

Originally hailing from Greenville, South Carolina, international death metal legends Nile have become one of the most revered names in the worldwide heavy metal scene today, combining extreme traditional and technical death metal styles with their trademarked blend of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern soundscapes and historical mysticism. Now, Nile takes the next step in their acclaimed journey by signing a worldwide contract with premier rock and metal label Napalm Records.

In addition, the band is thrilled to announce a slew of new U.S. headline tour dates scheduled to take place in early 2022, kicking off what will be a banner year for Nile. Featuring support from Incantation, Sanguisugabogg and I AM, the tour will kick off on February 3 in Nashville, TN, visiting several major cities before wrapping in Spartanburg, SC on March 12.

Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, September 24 at 10am local time. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.

Nile mastermind Karl Sanders says about the signing with Napalm Records:
"The band is eagerly looking forward to bringing fans the next chapters in the Nile saga, as part of the Napalm Family. We have been quietly working away, earnestly writing new songs for the next Nile album. It will be Nile's 10th record, and we are determined to make it especially killer for the fans." More...

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Xael (Nile, Rapheumets Well Etc.) Premiere Video

Xael (Nile, Rapheumets Well etc.) premiere a new music video for “Srai – The Demon of Erring”, taken from their latest album "Bloodtide Rising", out in stores now via Pavement Entertainment.


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Nader Sadek (Nile, Etc.) Premiere New Music Video

Nader Sadek (Nile, Serpents Rise, etc.) premiere a new music video for "The Serapeum Black Osiris", taken from their EP "The Serapeum", which is out in stores now via Bandcamp.

Check out now "The Serapeum Black Osiris" below.

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Nader Sadek Premiere New Song & Music Video

Nader Sadek premiere a new song entitled "The Serapeum (Polluted Waters)", taken from their upcoming new EP "The Serapeum", which will be out in stores , out November 20 via Bandcamp. The track and EP features Karl Sanders (Nile) and Derek Roddy (Serpents Rise, ex-Hate Eternal, ex-Malevolent Creation, etc.) among others.

Check out now "The Serapeum (Polluted Waters)" below.


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Sulphur Sun Premiere New Song "Trilobite Thief"

Bern, Switzerland-based dissonant/progressive death metal unit Sulphur Sun - featuring ex-Nile guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade - premiere their new single "Trilobite Thief" streaming via YouTube below.

The track is taken from their upcoming EP, Placodermic Heraldry, set for release on Friday, October 30th via Bandcamp.

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Nile's 2020 Fall North American Tour Rescheduled

Nile have rescheduled their 2020 North American fall tour to the fall of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That trek will now - hopefully - hit the below cities on the following dates in 2021: More...

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Desolator Posts New Song Online

Swedish death metal outfit Desolator has uploaded a new song entitled, "The Great Law Of The Dead." You can check it out below. The track boasts a guest appearance from Nile guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders and is taken from the group's forthcoming new album, "Sermon Of Apathy," which will be released on September 4th through Black Lion Records.

Desolator comments: "‘The Great Law Of The Dead’ is the album’s closing track, an almost nine-minute dive into Lovecraftian horror, featuring an awesome guest solo by Nile’s Karl Sanders. It’s one of Desolator’s most ambitious tracks so far, and it’s an honor to have one of our musical idols play on it." More...

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Nile Added To Mexico Metal Fest V Line-up

As Mexico Metal Fest continues to add to their already impressive line-up, death metal masters, Nile, become the latest addition. Nile in turn announced that they will be embarking on a 42 date tour to include the United States, Canada and of course, Mexico! More...

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Former Nile Bassist Joseph Payne Passes Away

Former Nile and Divine Heresy bassist Joseph Payne has passed away at the age of 35. His former Divine Heresy bandmate Dino Cazares confirmed the reports in a post on social media yesterday. A statement from Cazares reads as follows:

"Our metal brother Joseph Payne has passed away. Another one gone way to young. I wasn't going to say anything until I got confirmation from his family, which I now did. At this time no cause of death has been revealed.

"Joe was a great friend, a great band member and an incredible musician. Although he played bass in ?Divine Heresy?, he was an incredible guitarist. I first saw him playing bass in Nile and right then and there, I said, 'I want that guy in my band.' After having that first conversation that night, I realized he was a great dude and from there on, we've shared some amazing moments in life and on tour,from Australia to South America to Canada to Mexico to Europe, etc.

"Joe was a very outgoing funny guy with a very friendly personality. He was loved by many and he loved all his fans and road friends. He never complained when times got tough on the road. He always helped everyone and worked his ass off when he was in DH and I admired him for being that way.

"We love you and we will miss you. Rest In Peace, my friend." More...

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Nile Posts Second Lyric Video Online

Technical death metal Egyptologists Nile are proud to release their ninth album, "Vile Nilotic Rites," today via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the release the band offer fans the lyric video for the song, "Snake Pit Mating Frenzy." You can check it out below.

Karl Sanders comments, "The arrival of the release day of 'Vile Nilotic Rites' is the long-awaited culmination of not only years of passionate, dedicated work from everyone involved, but also the sweeping realization, the promised land of the collective hopes and expectations of our fans. In truth, this day of deliverance is also their day, not just ours. NILE fans have always been loyal and supportive through the years, and evidenced themselves particularly so over and over during the long wait while we slaved over this album. Their eternal metal faith and encouragement were a continuous source of inspiration for us to push ourselves to make this the best NILE record we possibly could. This album has been a long time coming; but it is here at last, here at last. Thank the metal gods almighty, 'Vile Nilotic Rites' is here at last." More...

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Nile Posts New Lyric Video Online

Technical death metal Egyptologists Nile are proud to reveal that their ninth studio album, 'Vile Nilotic Rites', will be released on November 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band offers a lyric video for the second single and title track, "Vile Nilotic Rites," which can be seen below.

Karl Sanders comments, "'Vile Nilotic Rites' was a depraved yet fun song to write and record. Now that we are playing it live on tour, we are for sure enjoying sharing the song onstage with metal fans. 'Vile' is a catchy track with a lot of variety in the tempo; from crushing heavy, to irresistible mid-paced groove, to uptempo blasting. It also has a creeping, heavy evil vibe yet with just the right amount of technicality to be an undeniably fun blast to play. The lyrics are some of my favorite on the album as are the vocal performances, par excellence from Brian and Brad, as well as some extremely brutal yet tasteful and enjoyable drum work from George. 'Vile' was one of the first songs written for this album so we have certainly impatiently waited a long time to be able to bring this track to metal fans."

"Vile Nilotic Rites" tracklisting:
1. Long Shadows of Dread
2. Oxford Handbook of Savage Genocidal Warfare
3. Vile Nilotic Rites
4. Seven Horns of War
5. That Which is Forbidden
6. Snake Pit Mating Frenzy
7. Revel in their Suffering
8. Thus Sayeth the Parasites of the Mind
9. Where is the Wrathful Sky
10. The Imperishable Stars are Sickened
11. We are Cursed More...

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Nile & Hate Eternal European/UK Tour Announced

Nile and Hate Eternal will be out touring Europe and the UK together this fall on the ‘A Vile Desolate Sands Tour‘. Vitriol and Omophagia will be joining them as supports. Below's where that trek will stop:

09/10 Warszawa, POL – Progresja
09/11 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/12 Krakow, POL – Zetpete
09/13 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
09/14 Vienna, AUT – Szene
09/15 Brno, CZE – Melodka
09/16 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/17 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
09/18 Mannheim, GER – MS Connection
09/19 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
09/20 Rome, ITA – largo
09/21 San Dona Di Piave, ITA – Revolver
09/23 TBA, FRA – TBA
09/24 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
09/25 Glasgow, UK – Slay
09/26 London, UK – The Dome
09/27 Mons, BEL – Lotto Mons Expo Club
09/27 Helmond, NET – Cacaofabriek
09/29 Essen, GER – Turock
10/01 Bremen, GER – Tivoli
10/02 Amstelveen, NET – P60
10/03 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Alte Druckerei
10/04 Lichtenfels, GER – Way Of Darkness Festival
10/05 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/06 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry

Nile themselves recently finished up mixing and mastering their new album and will have it out later this year.

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Nile & Terrorizer Officially Announce U.S. Tour

Nile and Terrorizer‘s ‘A Vile Caustic Attack Tour‘, has now officially been announced. Nile‘s upcoming new record is expected to be released later this year.

11/01 Atlanta, GA – Loft at Centerstage
11/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
11/03 Durham, NC – Motorco
11/04 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
11/05 Baltimore MD – Soundstage
11/06 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/07 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
11/08 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
11/12 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
11/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/14 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
11/15 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/16 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon
11/17 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/18 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
11/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/23 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/24 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
11/25 Fresno, CA – Strummers
11/26 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
11/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/29 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Grill
11/30 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
12/01 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
12/05 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
12/06 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
12/08 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
12/09 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
12/10 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
12/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
12/12 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
12/13 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
12/14 Greenville, SC – The Firmament

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Nile & Terrorizer U.S. Fall Tour Announced

Nile and Terrorizer will be touring the U.S. together this fall on the ‘A Vile Caustic Attack Tour‘. The below initial run of dates have been announced for it. That tour will find Nile out supporting their new record with the group having started recording that effort this past fall.

11/01 Atlanta, GA – The Loft (‘Mass Destruction Metal Fest 3‘)
11/02 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/03 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
11/04 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
11/05 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
11/06 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/09 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Palladium
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse Stage & Grill
11/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/14 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
11/16 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
11/17 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/24 Oakland, CA – Metro
11/25 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
11/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
12/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
12/05 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
12/06 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
12/12 Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater

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