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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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Detonation Added to Nile Tour

Detonation will be joining Nile and Yyrkoon on their upcoming European tour for select dates. Detonation's dates with Nile and Yrkoon are as follows:

May 10 - London, ENG @ Camden
May 12 - Germany @ Exhaus Trier
May 13 - Holland @ Plato Helmond
May 14 - France @ Antipod Rennes
May 15 - Paris, France @ La Locomotive

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Ex-Hate Eternal, Nile Drummer Has "Fastest Feet"

Former HATE ETERNAL/NILE drummer Tim Yeung came in first in the "Fastest Feet" category at the NAMM International Fastest Drummer Contest on Sunday, January 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Yeung, who recently formed a new extreme-metal project with ex-FEAR FACTORY/BRUJERIA guitarist Dino Cazares, beat the competition with 872 beats in one minute. Meanwhile, Reese Bridges from London, England placed first in the "Fastest Hands" category with 1,007 beats in 60 seconds. You can check out a picture of Yeung and Bridges at this past weekend's competition.

All contestants for both "Fastest Hands" and "Fastest Feet" competitions were scored on playing single strokes (no bounces, presses or buzz) for ONE MINUTE and recorded by the Drumometer. Grand prizes for this year’s contest included: Two Pearl drum sets, a year supply of ProMark drum sticks (with winner’s name), two sets of Meinl cymbals, Axis LongBoard "A" double pedal, 50 Remo drum heads, a year subscription to Drum! magazine and much more.

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Lecherous Nocturne Signs With Deepsend Records

Deepsend Records has announced the signing of Greenville, SC, based extreme-metallers Lecherous Nocturne to the Deepsend Records roster.

The band is currently playing live shows throughout the east coast and finishing the recording process for their debut full-length album, "Adoration of the Blade," due in 2006 on Deepsend Records which will feature Nile guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade on drums and bassist Mike Poggione of Monstrosity.

Keep an eye out for a late spring/early summer release. For the time being, the band has uploaded unmastered versions of "Kompagne" and "Release in Flame" from Adoration of the Blade on their Myspace page.

Look for Lecherous Nocturne to be on the road supporting Adoration of the Blade sometime after the official release.

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Hypocrisy Cancel Memphis Show

Due to problems with the promoter and the venue, HYPOCRISY's scheduled performance on January 12 at the first show for the Annihilation World Tour in Memphis, Tennessee has been cancelled. By default, DECAPITATED will also not perform because they are traveling on the same tour bus. HYPOCRISY's inaugural performance on this tour will now take place at the Engine Room in Houston, Texas on Friday, January 13. The rest of the shows will remain as scheduled.

In addition to HYPOCRISY and DECAPITATED, the Annihilation World Tour features NILE, SOILENT GREEN, RAGING SPEEDHORN, and WITH PASSION.

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Nile Changes Portland Show Venue

The Nile show in Portland, Oregon has been moved to the Hawthorne Theater at 1507 SE 39th Ave. The original venue lost its license for all ages.

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The Haunted To Play Japan And Australia

The Haunted will be heading off to Japan & Australia February/March 2006 as the last segment of their world tour for rEVOLVEr. Here are the dates:

Extreme the Dojo Vol.15 with Nile and Exodus:

Feb. 28 Osaka, JAP - Big Cat
Mar. 01 Nagoya, JAP - Club Quattro
Mar. 02 Tokyo, JAP - O-East

Headlining Australian tour:

Mar. 05 Perth, AUS - Heat
Mar. 06 Melbourne, AUS - Hifi Bar
Mar. 07 Sydney, AUS - The Forum
Mar. 08 Brisbane, AUS - The Arena

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Close-Up Magazine Announce Top Albums Of The Year

A total of 30 metal, rock and punk writers at Sweden's Close–Up magazine have voted in the magazine's annual critics' album-of-the-year poll. The final results were as follows:

01. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – "Mezmerize"
02. OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"
03. NINE INCH NAILS – "With Teeth"
04. THE MARS VOLTA – "Frances the Mute"
05. MUNICIPAL WASTE – "Hazardous Mutation"
06. TURBONEGRO – "Party Animals"
07. NILE – "Annihilation of the Wicked"
08. HELLACOPTERS – "Rock & Roll Is Dead"
09. NEVERMORE – "This Godless Endeavor"
10. BLINDSIDE – "The Great Depression"
11. CANDLEMASS – "Candlemass"
12. DARK FUNERAL – "Attera Totus Sanctus"
13. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "Lullabies to Paralyze"
15. BIG BUSINESS – "Head for the Shallow"
16. STATIC–X – "Start a War"
17. CROWBAR – "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden"
18. HYPOCRISY – "Virus"
19. PORCUPINE TREE – "Deadwing"
20. DOZER – "Through the Eyes of Heathens"

For more information on Close-Up, visit www.closeupmagazine.net.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Japan, Korean Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder has just announced upcoming tour dates in Korea and Japan in support of their highly praised release Miasma! Trevor Strnad (vox), Brian Eschbach (guitar), and John Kempainen (guitar), have announced that Tony Laureano (ex-Nile) will sit in as the drummer and Bart Williams (Today I Wait) will be filling in on bass for these dates. The band will also embark on a European tour starting on January 20th in Essen, Germany with the band Liar.

Dec. 12 (Mon) Osaka @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro
Dec. 13 (Tue) Tokyo @ Daikanyama Club Unit
Dec. 16 (Fri) Korea @ TBA

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Lecherous Nocturne Debut Tracklisting Revealed

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE, the Greenville, South Carolina-based extreme metal band featuring NILE guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade on drums, have revealed the track listing for their upcoming debut album, "Adoration of the Blade", tentatively due in early 2006. The CD was recorded at SoundLab Studio in Columbia, SC.

"Adoration of the Blade" track listing:

01. Kampagne
02. Release in Flame
03. The Divine Wind
04. Adoration of the Blade
05. Singe Este Viata
06. Ritual Cacophony
07. Phalluscidal
08. Whorrified

LECHEROUS NOCTURNE recently parted ways with bassist Joe Payne due to his "lack of experience and enthusiasm," according to a statement released by the group's guitarist, Chris Lollis. "The slot has already been [filled] in a matter of minutes by a name undisclosed that is guaranteed to fulfill the entire job at hand that in which Joe Payne could not handle," says Lollis.

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Nile To Tour Austrlaia

Relapse Records recording artists Nile have announced the dates for the Australian portion of their headlining "Annihilation of The Wicked World Tour." This Aussie tour, Nile' s first ever appearance down-under, will kick off on November 25th in Sydney and come to a conclusion on December 3rd in Brisbane. A complete listing of Nile Australian tour dates follows this message.

Nile's Karl Sanders shared his thoughts on the band's first visit to Australia; " We have been looking forward for a very long time for the opportunity to visit Australia and play our music for the many kick-ass Australian Metal fans. Sincere thanks to the fans whose support has made it possible for Nile to Visit the Land Down Under."

Nile recently completed the European and Japanese legs of this world tour with the North American portion launching in January 2006.

Nile Australian tour dates:

11/25 Gaelic Club, Sydney Au
11/26 The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Au
11/27 Capitol, Perth , Melbourne Au
11/29 Uni Bar, Adelaide Au
12/1 Uni Bar, Adelaide Au
12/3 The Arena, Brisbane Au

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More Dates Added To Upcoming Nile Tour

Nile have added/changed some of the dates for their upcoming “Annihilation of the Wicked Tour”
with Hypocrisy, Soilent Green, Raging Speedhorn, Decapitated and With Passion. Tour dates are now as follows:

Jan. 12 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Café
Jan. 13 Houston, TX - Engine Room
Jan. 14 FT Worth, TX - Ridgles Theater
Jan. 15 San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
Jan. 17 Tempe AZ - Marquee Theater
Jan. 18 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theater
Jan. 19 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Jan. 20 San Francisco, CA - The Pound at Pier 96
Jan. 21 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Jan. 22 Portland OR - Barbati's Pan
Jan. 23 Seattle, WA - El Carazon
Jan. 25 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Jan. 26 Omaha, NB - Sokol Underground
Jan. 27 Lawrence KS - Granada
Jan. 28 Sauget IL - Pop’s
Jan. 29 Columbia Heights, MN - Star Central
Jan. 30 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Jan. 31 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Feb. 01 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Feb. 02 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Feb. 03 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Feb. 04 Worcester, MA - The Paladium
Feb. 06 New York, NY - BB Kings
Feb. 08 West Springfield VA - Jaxx
Feb. 09 Norvolk, VA - Norva
Feb. 10 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Feb. 11 Tampa, FL - Masquerade
Feb. 12 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Club

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Cazares Working on New Project w/ ex-Nile Drummer

Former Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares is currently working with ex-Nile drummer Tim Yeung on a new, as yet unnamed project. The duo are now looking for a suitable singer.

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Napalm Death Bassist Joins Insidious Disease

Napalm Death bassist Shan e Embury has joined supergroup Insidious Disease. The band also includes Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz, Jardar (guitarist with Old Man's Child) and Nile drummer Tony Laureano.

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Nile Announce More Dates With Hypocrisy

More dates have been unleashed for the "Annihilation of the Wicked" tour featuring Nile, Hypocrisy, Soilent Green, Raging Speedhorn, Decapitated and With Passion:

Jan. 12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Jan. 13 Houston, TX - Engine Room
Jan. 14 Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre
Jan. 15 San Antonio, TX - The Sanctuary
Jan. 17 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Jan. 18 Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Jan. 19 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 20 The Pound at Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
Jan. 21 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Jan. 23 El Carazon - Seattle, WA
Jan. 25 Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
Jan. 27 Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Jan. 28 Sauget, IL - Pop's
Jan. 30 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Jan. 31 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Feb. 01 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Feb. 02 Rochester, NY - Penny Arcade
Feb. 03 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Feb. 04 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb. 06 New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
Feb. 08 Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Feb. 09 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Feb. 10 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb. 11 Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
Feb. 12 Culture Club - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Hypocrisy, Nile, Soilent Green Tour Dates Revealed

Hypocrisy will be teaming up with Nile, Soilent Green, Raging Speedhorn, Decapitated and With Passion for the "Annihilation of the Wicked" tour. Tour dates are as follows:

Jan. 12 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
Jan. 13 Engine Room – Houston, TX
Jan. 14 Ridgles Theater - FT Worth, TX
Jan. 15 Sanctuary - San Antonio, TX
Jan. 17 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
Jan. 18 Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana, CA
Jan. 19 Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 20 The Pound at Pier 96 - San Francisco, CA
Jan. 21 The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
Jan. 23 El Carazon - Seattle, WA
Jan. 25 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Feb. 12 Culture Club – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Decapitated to Join Art of Noise 3 Tour

Decapitated will be joining Nile and With Passion in January on the Art of Noise 3 tour. Soilent Green may also join the bill. The first four dates are as follows:

January 13 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
January 14 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
January 15 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
January 17 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

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Nile Complete New Video

Nile have completed work on the first music video for their new album. The video is for the song "Sacrifice Unto Sebek," and was shot on location in Atlanta, GA with director Chad Rullman (Mastodon) for Supercollider Films. Featuring the band performing inside an Egyptian burial chamber, the video is expected to debut imminently.

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First Bands Officially Announced For Hellfest 2005

The first official listing of confirmed bands for this year's Hellfest, taking place August 19th to the 21st in Trenton, NJ, has been announced. They are as follows:


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Nile Drops Off Chimaira Tour, Six Feet Under Added

Due to scheduling conflicts, Nile has been forced to drop off Chimaira's upcoming headlining tour. Six Feet Under has signed on and will be taking their place.

Guitarist Rob Arnold had the following to say about the Six Feet Under Camp:

I am totally excited about the upcoming tour. I have been a fan of SFU since 1995 when the Haunted record hit the streets. I have also been a long time fan of Chris Barnes and his career in general. I'm looking forward to making new friends so I can request to hear my favorite songs live.

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