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NILE have announced that "due to last-minute rehearsals with 19-year-old bass player Joe Payne, Karl and Dallas have decided that he will in fact be the bass player on the upcoming European dates starting next week," according to a posting on the group's official web site. "NILE and World Management would like to publicly thank Steve Tucker [ex-MORBID ANGEL] who, on the drop of a hat, had offered to fill in if needed. He is indeed a friend and member of our extended family."
As previously reported, bassist Jon Vesano left NILE last month for "personal and business" reasons.
NILE are scheduled to release their new album, "Annihilation of the Wicked", in March/April, to coincide with their support slot on the U.S. KING DIAMOND tour.
NILE have issued a statement on their official forum confirming the departure of bassist Jon Vesano. An official statement is expected shortly:
"Hello dearest Nile fans , I must now share some recent developments within the band.
Jon Vesano has left the band . He has decided that he will stay at his day job , which was not mutually compatable with Nile's Touring commitments. and work on his Dark Moon project on weekends/spare time.
Jon has emphasized that while he realizes the incredibly bad position his sudden decision puts the band , that there is absolutely nothing personal towards the other members of Nile involved in his decision , only that it is in his long term personal interest not give up his day job and lifestyle for the sake of the upcoming Nile tours. More...
Nile is hard at work on their much anticipated new album, Annihilation of the Wicked, due for a late Spring, 2005 release date via Relapse.
On the topic of the recording of the forthcoming album, Sanders states: "We finished the guitar, bass vocal and additional instrument tracking at the soundlab in Columbia, SC with Neil Kernon and Bob Moore . It was an utterly grueling session, with every single day of those 2 1/2 weeks being a 14-16 hour working frenzy. The next phase will be to start mixing at Rax Trax in Chicago. We have 10 days scheduled there with Neil Kernon mixing/ producing.
Based on what we have heard from the recordings so far, this is easily our strongest work yet. There are 10 songs as well as 2 reasonably short intro/instrumentals, with total album time weighing in at a pre-mix length of 65 minutes. We are seriously intense about these new songs, and can't wait for people to hear them. Be prepared to be crushed"
NILE will kick off a European headlining tour on March 8th in London, England. Support on the Terrorizer Magazine sponsored tour will be provided by labelmates DYING FETUS and NECROPHAGIST.
Nile's current touring schedul is as follows:
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
The Swedish black metal band Dark Funeral have signed a new record deal with the Swedish label Regain Records. The band are currently busy setting up plans for the future of the band among many other things. They will also start finalizing the material and songs for the new album so they can enter the studio as soon as possible to record the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium."
Also, Dark Funeral have been confirmed to play this years edition of Metal Mind Festival in Poland (March 12). And on the 13th the 16-date No Mercy Festival tour start, with Six Feet Under, Nile among others.
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.
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.
What to Win: More...
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
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...
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.
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.
Tour dates: More...
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).
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.
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!”
Confirmed dates so far: More...
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.
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.
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!"
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
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."
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.