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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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Nile Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Death metal outfit Nile has officially signed with Nuclear Blast Records, marking an end to the band's business relationship with Relapse Records. Here's a statement from Nile's Karl Sanders:

"Nile is pleased to announce the recent signing of its new record deal with Nuclear Blast. We are excited about the possibilities and potential of this new partnership with the wonderful people at Nuclear Blast. We are most certainly eagerly looking forward to working on the next Nile album and to fearlessly continue bringing Nile's unique brand of Ithyphallic Brutal Death Metal to our fans."

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Frost To Perform w/ 1349 At Transistor Metal Fest

Norwegian black metallers 1349 will be performing at this weekend's Transistor Metal Fest with their regular lineup - including drummer Frost (real name: Kjetil Haraldstad) of SATYRICON - according to a posting on the band's official web site. Transistor Metal Fest is set to take place April 29 at Kroa i B? in Telemark, Norway.

1349 recently announced that they will be utilizing the services of former NILE drummer Tony Laureano on most upcoming dates as Frost is busy with promoting SATYRICON's recently released "Now, Diabolcal" CD. 1349 will be making their first live appearance in the U.S. as the headliners of the Death in the Forest festival, set to take place May 20 at the Orange County Fair Grounds in Middletown, New York.

1349 released their third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. last October via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a European tour with Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH.

Formed in 1997, 1349 features vocalist Ravn, guitarists Tjalve and Archaon, bassist Seidemann and drummer Frost. Their Candlelight debut, "Liberation", was released in 2003. Returning in 2004, the band recorded "Beyond the Apocalypse".

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Psycroptic Reveal European Tour dates

Psycroptic post an update with tour dates on their Myspace site:

CANNIBAL CORPSE
KATAKLYSM
LEGION OF THE DAMNED
PSYCROPTIC
GRIMFIST

04.04.06 DE ESSEN @ ZECHE CARL
05.04.06 DE LUDWIGSBURG @ ROCKFABRIK
06.04.06 DE BERLIN @ FRITZ
07.04.06 DE GLAUCHAU @ ALTER SPINNEREI
08.04.06 CZ PRAGUE @ ABATON CLUB
09.04.06 AT WIEN @ PLANET MUSIC
10.04.06 DE MUNICH @ BACKSTAGE
11.04.06 CH PRATTELN @ Z7
12.04.06 FR STRASBOURG @ LA LAITERIE
13.04.06 DE FRANKFURT @ BATSCHKAPP
14.04.06 AT DORNBIRN @ SPIELBODEN
15.04.06 FR PARIS @ LA LOCOMOTIVE
16.04.06 BL ANTWERPEN @ HOF TER LOO
17.04.06 NL TILBURG @ 013

NILE
YYRKOON
PSYCROPTIC

20-04-06 GER Bastard Club, Osnabrück
21-04-06 GER East Club, Bischofswerda
22-04-06 GER Rockstation Halle, Saale
23-04-06 AUT Planet Music, Vienna
24-04-06 SLO Media Park, Ljubljana
25-04-06 HUN A 38, Budapest
26-04-06 CZR Black Pez, Praha
27-04-06 POL WZ Wroclaw, Poland
28-04-06 LIT Nooruse Maja, Tartu
29-04-06 LAT Salamandra, Riga
30-04-06 EST Nõmme Cult, Tallinn
01-05-06 FIN Nosturi, Helsinki
02-05-06 travel
03-05-06 NOR Blaest, Trondheim
04-05-06 NOR John Dee, Oslo
05-05-06 SWE Klubben, Stockholm
06-05-06 SWE Skylken, Linkoping
07-05-06 DEN Studenthuset, Aalborg
08-05-06 GER Markthalle, Hamburg
09-05-06 NLD Melkweg, Amsterdam
10-05-06 ENG Underworld, London
13-05-06 NLD Dynamo, Einhoven

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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"
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

European dates w/ Liar: More...

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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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