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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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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"
14. ANNIHILATION TIME – "II"
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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THE ACACIA STRAIN
ANTI FLAG
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
BLACKLISTED
BOLO
BOUNCING SOULS
THE CASUALTIES
CHAMPION
THE CHARIOT
CONVERGE
CRYPTOPSY
CURL UP AND DIE
DEAD TO FALL
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
EMANUEL
THE END
FALL RIVER
GHOST OF THE SALTWATER
GHOSTS OF WAR
GOOD CLEAN FUN
GYM CLASS HEROES
HATEBREED
HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW
IF HOPE DIES
LONG SINCE FORGOTTEN
MADBALL
MEAN SEASON
MISERY SIGNALS
NILE
PIG DESTROYER
RAMALLAH
RECEIVING END OF SIRENS
THE RED CHORD
REMEMBERING NEVER
RISE AGAINST
SHATTERED REALM
SICK OF IT ALL
SILVERSTEIN
SINAI BEACH
STRETCH ARMSTRONG
SUFFOCATION
TERROR
THIS DAY & AGE
UNDERMINED
WINTER SOLSTICE
WITH HONOR
YOUTH OF TODAY

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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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Nile 'Annihilation Of The Wicked' E-Card Online

NILE have unveiled a new e-card previewing two songs from their highly anticipated new album "Annihilation of the Wicked". The new NILE album hits stores on May 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Relapse Records. You can check out the e-card, which contains the new NILE songs "Lashed to the Slave Stick" and "Sacrifice Unto Sebek" as well as tour dates, pre-order and e-mail / AIM-to-a-friend capabilities at this location. Additionally, several brand new images from NILE's two recent official photo shoots (with photographers Scott Kinkade and Selena Salfen) as well as the album art for "Annihilation of the Wicked" have been made posted online.

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.

It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...

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Schedule For NEMHF 2005 Announced

The 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival is set to take place April 22-24 in Worcester, MA. As previously announced, this year's festival features stellar headlining acts such as KING DIAMOND, HATEBREED, DANZIG, OBITUARY, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and BEHEMOTH among others.

The following set times have been posted ( subject to change):

Main Stage Friday, April 22:

3:00 - 3:20- Winter Solstice
3:30 - 3:50- Kylesa
4:00 - 4:20- The Esoteric
4:30 - 4:50- Nora
5:00 - 5:20- Since the flood
5:30 - 5:50- Haste The Day
6:00 - 6:20- Premonitions Of War
6:30 - 7:00- All That Remains
7:15 - 7:45- Throwdown
8:00 - 8:30- As I lay dying
9:00 - 10:00- Obituary
10:30 - 11:30- Unearth
12:00 - 1:00- Hatebreed

Second Stage, Friday:

3:10 - 3:30- Ion Disonanance
3:40 - 4:00- Catastrophic
4:10 - 4:30- Scurvy
4:40 - 5:00- T.B.A.
5:10 - 5:30- The Minor Times
5:40 - 6:10- With Honor More...

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Listen To New Nile Track Online

An exclusive NILE track, from their forthcoming CD Annihilation of the Wicked, entitled "Lashed to the Slave Stick", has been posted online at Relapse.com here (click "Downloads" from there).

NILE's, Annihilation of the Wicked, will be released on May 24th via Relapse Records. A special collector's edition of the album is currently available for pre-order. Featuring exclusive NILE artifacts: a custom Serpent-Ankh necklace, full-color album poster, vinyl sticker and embroidered patch not available anywhere else, this limited edition will only be available for a short time.

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.

Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.

Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.

Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.

Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.

Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

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