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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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Disbelief Post Video Clip Online

After producing a video for the track "Rewind it all (Death or Glory)" off their upcoming album “66 Sick”, german Death metallers Disbelief have uploaded footage from the shoot and the clip at this location in the mpg-format (9.12 MB).

The new album will be released March 14th via Nuclear Blast. It was produced by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic) at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The 11 tracks include "Crawl," "For God?," "Edges," and "Lost in time."

Disbelief recently amicably parted ways with guitarist Jan-Dirk Löffler. They will take part in the No Mercy Festivals all over Europe, together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract. Touring starts March 13th.

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Enter To Win King Diamond Or Vader Tickets & More

Since it’s Pivotal Rage’s 1-year anniversary of being online, they’ve teamed up with Metal Blade Records and Blackmarket Activities to sponsor the latest contest. Metal Blade was the first to sponsor a contest on Pivotal Rage.

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More King Diamond, Nile, Black Dahila Murder Dates

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming North American tour headlined by KING DIAMOND. Also appearing on the bill will be NILE, BEHEMOTH and THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 14 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Apr. 15 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Apr. 19 – New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 20 – New York, NY @ BB King's
Apr. 22 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr. 23 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
Apr. 24 – Worchester, MA @ Metal Fest at the Paladium
Apr. 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Apr. 27 – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 28 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
Apr. 29 - St. Louis, MO / Sauget IL @ Pop's
Apr. 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
May 02 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
May 05 – Seattle, WA @ The Fenix
May 06 – Portland, OR @ Roseland
May 07 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
May 08 - Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues
May 09 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
May 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
May 12 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 13 - El Paso, TX @ Club Xscape
May 14 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunset Station
May 15 – McAllen, TX @ La Villa Real
May 17 – Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Ballroom
May 18 – Houston, TX @ Engine Room
May 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
May 21 – Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade

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Disbelief Parts Ways With Guitarist

Disbelief have parted ways with guitar player Jan-Dirk Löffler – the split took place by mutual agreement. For the upcoming tour activities of Disbelief, the band has hired an old friend: Ex-Disbelief guitarist Tommy Fritsch will help the guys out.

The new Disbelief album "66 Sick" gets in stores on March 14th 2005. On the same day, the No Mercy Festivals will kick off, check out the tour dates with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus, Cataract and Wykked Wytch: More...

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Nile Album Update From Karl

From the official Nile website, posted by Karl Sanders:

"Thursday, Dec 2
All the New Nile songs for the new record have been 'finished writing/arranging' for well over a week now - except for the very last song - the big lumbering end of the world doom apocalypse type Nile epic- which we finished Sunday nite. From now until we enter the studio, we will be playing the songs over and over, getting them insanely tight and full of Dark Evil Malevolennt Conviction. I can tell folks that so far , The band has really benefitted from all the long hours of rehearsal time we have put in every night with George - the drums are super locked down, which in turn allows Dallas and I and Jon to be cement tight - and I have not heard us sound this good in years.

"Monday, George Dallas and I go down to start tracking drums with Neal Kernon and Bob Moore at the Soundlab. Jon will likely be joining us on weekends and evenings as his work schedule permits for drum tracking. We hope to have all the drum tracks finished by Dec 18th, when we will break for the holidays. The plan is then to reconvene in Columbia Jan 8th to track everything else, and then Mix at Rax Trax in Chicago.

"Sat Dec 5
We just finished the last rehearsal before the record, and everything is sounding really ready. We will rest on sunday, then pack up and head for the Soundlab in Columbia to start tracking drums.

Can't wait."

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Disbelief Announce Album Release Date

Disbelief just completed work on their new album "66 Sick" with producer Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark. The record is scheduled to get in stores on March 14th 2005 and will contain eleven tracks, among them the titles "Crawl," "For God?,""Edges" and "Lost In Time."

On March 13th 2005, Disbelief will set off for the New Mercy Festival Tour together with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Cataract.

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Nightwish Confirmed For Next Year's NEMHF

The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 7 will be held on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. The latest act confirmed for the festival, according to Pollstar.com is NIGHTWISH, who will perform on April 23rd.

Acts confirmed for the festival now include: NIGHTWISH, CRYPTOPSY (23rd) and KING DIAMOND, NILE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and BEHEMOTH (24th).

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Cataract's "Nothing Left" Video Posted Online

Cataract's video for the track "Nothing's Left" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de.

"Nothing's Left" comes off the Swiss metalcore bands latest CD, "With Triumph Comes Loss", available now on Metal Blade Records. The band recorded the CD at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen. A vinyl version of the album was released through Dead Serious Records.

Cataract will be teaming up with Six Feet Under, Nile, Dark Funeral, Dying Fetus and Disbelief for the No Mercy Festivals 2005 European tour beginning in early March. A complete list of currently confirmed tour dates can be found at this location.

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Behemoth To Tour With Suffocation

Behemoth have been confirmed for the upcoming King Diamond/Nile/Black Dahlia Murder tour happening in April of 2005. The tour follows their January/February co headlining run with Suffocation. Here's what Nergal (guitars/vocals) had to say:

“Hey f(r)iends! We're touring Europe right now with Incantation and Krisuin in support of our brand new record, Demigod. The new songs have been sounding great live and we can't wait to play them for our U.S. fans! It seems we will be conquering North America a few times next year; I have just gotten the confirmation for the King Diamond/Nile tour. All I have to say is this is my dream line up! Playing before living legends such as the King and Nile is more than an honor! We hope to see you all soon! HORNS UP!”

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Crytopsy Confirmed For New England Metal Fest

King Diamond and Cryptopsy have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a two-day event set to be held April 23-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. Also expected to perform at the festival are King Diamond's touring mates on the upcoming U.S. trek, Nile, Behemoth and The Black Dahlia Murder. Cryptopsy will perform on April 23 while King Diamond will take the stage on April 24. More confirmations will be announced soon.

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System Shock Records Video For "Devil Wish"

System Shock recorded a video for their song "Devil Wish," taken from the band’s debut album "Arctic Inside."

The band is also working on new material for their second album, which will become a concept album based on a science fiction story, written by 2 band members. Recordings are scheduled in the summer of 2005 in Tico Tico studio, Finland.

Drummer George Kollias (also active in Nightfall) has officially become the new drummer of Nile. As far as things look now he will still record the new System Shock album next year.

The band is planning a Scandinavian tour with some other Karmageddon Media acts.

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Behemoth Confirmed For King Diamond U.S. Tour

Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH have been confirmed for the upcoming KING DIAMOND/NILE/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour happening in April of 2005. The tour follows their January/February co-headlining run with SUFFOCATION. Here's what Nergal (guitars/vocals) had to say:

Hey f(r)iends! We’re touring Europe right now with INCANTATION and KRISUIN in support of our brand new record, 'Demigod'. The new songs have been sounding great live and we can’t wait to play them for our U.S. fans! It seems we will be conquering North America a few times next year; I have just gotten the confirmation for the KING DIAMOND/NILE tour. All I have to say is this is my dream line up! Playing before living legends such as the KING and NILE is more than an honor! We hope to see you all soon! HORNS UP!"

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King Diamond, Nile, BDM Tour Dates Announced

King Diamond, Nile and The Black Dahlia Murder will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in April 2005. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Apr. 14 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Apr. 15 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Apr. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero / Balcony Bar
Apr. 19 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Apr. 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Apr. 22 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Apr. 23 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Apr. 24 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Apr. 26 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Apr. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Apr. 28 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Apr.29 – Sauget, IL @ POPS
Apr. 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
May 02 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 05 - Seattle, WA @ Fenix / Fenix Underground
May 06 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

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Nile Recruits New Drummer

Nile have hired George Kollias of Nightfall/Sickening Horror notoriety as the Nnw Nile Drummer.

"We would like to thank everyone that auditioned, sent videos and demos, and emailed us concerning the available position. We appreciate all of you. We would also like to thank Derek Roddy for his recomendation of George , as well many thanks to Pete Hammoura for being so helpful in so many ways.

"Sincere thanks also to the many people who have expressed their support and encouragement recently."

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Behemoth Finish Video For New Song

Polish black metallers Behemoth have finished filming a video for the track "Conquer All," off their upcoming CD, "Demigod."

"We worked with Joanna Rechnio, one of the most talented Polish video producers," Behemoth frontman Nergal said in a statement. "The whole filming session took us about 11 hours and I believe we did a great job. It's for sure the best thing we have done so far."

"Demigod" was mixed by Behemoth frontman Nergal and producer Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames) at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden. Mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm. A guest appearance by Nile's Karl Sanders is included in the track "Xul."
"Demigod" is tentatively scheduled for release this fall on Regain Records in Europe, Mystic Records in Poland, Raven Music in Israel and Irond in Russia. A U.S. release is planned for early 2005.

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Nile Bassist Goes Solo

The vocalist/bassist from Nile Karl Sanders is going to release a solo album on October 26 through Relapse Records. The track list of "Saurian Meditation" is as follow:

01. Awaiting the Vultures
02. Of the Sleep of Ishtar
03. Luring the Doom Serpent
04. Contemplations of the Endless Abyss
05. The Elder God Shrine
06. Temple of Lunar Ascension
07. Dreaming Through the Eyes of Serpents
08. Whence No Traveller Returns
09. The Forbidden Path Across the Chasm of Self Realisation
10. Beckon the Sick Winds of Pestilence

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Wacken Open Air Festival DVD Info

Armageddon Over Wacken
Various Artists
Street Date: October 19, 2004
Catalog Number: CMU 61127

Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany.The festival started out 14 years ago and has now amassed an attendance up to 35,000 people and is the largest metal gathering in Europe. Crash Music is proud to release the live concert two DVD set.

The DVD includes performances by many well known metal gods such as Twisted Sister, Saxon, Nile, The Crown, Testament, Vader, In Flames, Gamma Ray and many more. Also includes backstage and behind the scenes footage of the Wacken Open Air festival. The DVD was shot in 5.1 Surround Sound for exceptional audio quality.

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New Nile Website

Nile have launched their brand new website, you can head to www.nile-catacombs.net to check it out.

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Behemoth Album To Feature Nile Leader

Karl Sanders, guitarist and vocalist from American death metallers NILE has recorded a guest solo for the song 'Xul' off of BEHEMOTH's forthcoming record, Demigod. The album is still being recorded at Hendrix Studios (in Lublin, Poland) and soon we'll be mixed in Dug Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad).

Behemoth guitarist/vocalist Nergal commented:

"I've known Karl and all the guys in Nile for quite a few years now. Whenever we cross paths we always have a great time and get along really well. Moreover, I've always been totally astonished by their great works, precision, devotion and unquestionable originality. When I asked Karl, if he'd like to put some solo on the album, the reaction was very enthusiastic. It was a really quick job. I handed him a rough mix of the song and next night I found this great lead part in my email box. It sounded TERRIFIC! I'm more than happy about the fact of his contribution. Thank You Karl for such an excellent gift! It is an honor!"
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Dimmu Borgir Recruit New Drummer For Ozzfest

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have recruited NILE's Tony Laureano as a session drummer for the duration of Ozzfest 2004 after the group's Danish skinsman, Reno Kiilerich, was unable to obtain a U.S. work visa in time to join the band on the road.

A spokesperson for DIMMU BORGIR's management has confirmed that the Norwegian symphonic black metal outfit have recruited NILE's Tony Laureano as a session drummer for the duration of Ozzfest 2004. "There have been problems to get the visa in time for Ozzfest for [the group's Danish skinsman] Reno [Kiilerich] due to super-slow processing at immigrations in the U.S. and the fact that the U.S. embassy in Oslo and all other close European countries where not able to give him an appointment for his personal interview in time to get the visa for Ozzfest," the spokesperson said.

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