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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 Announces European Tour

Nile is now announcing Part II of the “At the Gate of Sethu” European tour 2013. These shows will be in continued support of the band's new album of the same name (reviewed here).

Karl and the guys are looking forward to playing some new cities with their friends in Ex Deo (Canada) and Svart Crown (France). Dates for the trek are as follows:

30.08.2013 (POL) Warszawa / Progresja
31.08.2013 (POL) Wroclaw / tbc
01.09.2013 (POL) Katowice / Mega Club
02.09.2013 (A ) Vienna / Escape Metalcorner
03.09.2013 (HUN) Budapest / Club 202
04.09.2013 TBC
05.09.2013 (GER) Munich / Backstage
06.09.2013 (ITA) Bologna / Zona Roveri
07.09.2013 (CH) Spreitenbach / Open Circle Festival
08.09.2013 (GER) Darmstadt / Steinbruchtheater
09.09.2013 travel
10.09.2013 (UK) London / The Garage
11.09.2013 (UK) Manchester / NQ Live
12.09.2013 (UK) Glasgow / Audio Glasgow
13.09.2013 (IRE) Dublin / Button Factory
14.09.2013 (UK) Dudley / Rock Zombie
15.09.2013 (UK) Brighton / The Haunt
16.09.2013 (UK) Cardiff / Bogiez Rock Bar
17.09.2013 tba
18.09.2013 (GER) Wurzburg / Posthalle
19.09.2013 (HOL) Breda / Mezz
20.09.2013 (BEL) Vosselaar / Biebob
21.09.2013 (HOL) Haarlem / Patronaat
22.09.2013 (HOL) Leeuwarden / Romein
23.09.2013 TBC
24.09.2013 (DEN) Copenhagen / Amager Bio
25.09.2013 (GER) Hamburg / Markthalle
26.09.2013 (GER) Rostock / Alte Zuckerfabrik
27.09.2013 (POL) Szczecin / S³owianin
28.09.2013 (POL) Gdynia / Ucho
29.09.2013 (POL) Toruñ / Od Nowa

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Nile Announces Australian Tour Dates

American death metal outfit Nile has announced that the band will be heading to Australia this November for a string of headlining shows in support of seventh studio album, "At the Gate of Sethu," which was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records.

Joining Nile on the trek down under will be fellow Americans, The Faceless. The tour dates are as follows:

November 14 - Brisbane, Australia - The Hifi
November 15 - Sydney, Australia - The Manning Bar
November 16 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel
November 17 - Perth, Australia - Amplifier Bar

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Tyr Taps George Kollias For New Album

Tyr, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, is currently recording a new album with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) at his studio in Denmark.

For drum tracking on this album, Tyr has enlisted the services of George Kollias, primarily known for his work in Nile and Nightfall. A video featuring drum tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias, is available below.

George Kollias comments on the experience: "Hey Týr fans, this is George Kollias and I hope you are ALL ready for a crushing new album from Týr! I had the pleasure to record the drums on the new album, we had an absolutely great time in the studio and I gotta tell you, the material is super strong and catchy, I'm 100% sure you will all love this new album!! Big thanks to Heri, Terji and Gunnar for the opportunity and to Jacob Hansen for his incredible work with the recordings!"

The band adds: "It was a pleasure to have George in studio. He's an amazing drummer and he certainly made an impact on this album. We're very excited to release this album." More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Video Interviews Available

Drugmetal.ru has posted a five part video series online featuring interviews from the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.

Check out the playlist below, which features members of In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Nile, Doro, 3 Inches Of Blood, Tiamat, and Anaal Nathrakh.

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Nile Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

American death metal masters Nile have uploaded a making-of clip for “Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame," providing behind-the-scenes impressions of last year’s intense video shooting in Greece.

The track is taken from Nile’s latest necromancy “At The Gate Of Sethu” (reviewed here), out on Nuclear Blast since June 29th, 2012. Check out the clip below.

The clip was directed by Jon Simvonis (Septic Flesh, Devil's Train), who remembers: “Filming Nile, a band with such a strong connection and retrospection to the Ancient Egyptian spirit, was really a creative challenge. I found myself almost traveling in time and space through the whole research process prior to making the video.All of our production and creative department teams, within Magnum Production Studios Co. were really excited to take on this project and bring it to life. Approaching Ancient Egypt, through Africa and using Nubia, a region along the Nile river, was for me the perfect marriage of Egyptian iconic imagery and the regions long religious history. A region that dealt in the underworld and was also the birthplace of the very first Voodoo practices. Two worlds so close, but yet so far one from another.” More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Psycho Spoon To Release New Album In April

Psycho Spoon, which features former Nile member Pete Hammoura, is proud to announce that production of the band's debut CD entitled “Incognito” will begin in January, with a scheduled released date of April 2013. Psycho Spoon comments:

“We’re very pleased that Karl Sanders (Nile) is in charge of production. Grammy award winning producer Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Elton John, Rolling Stones and Queensryche, to name a few) will mix and master the final production."

Further details will be announced as they become available, and you can find more info on the band via Facebook. Psycho Spoon is:

Rick Ballenger - Vocals
Pete Hammoura - Drums
Gene Jewell - Guitar
Decha Tangkitkietikul - Guitar
Mark Turner - Bass

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Delain And Heidevolk Confirmed For 70K Tons Cruise

Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:

Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ensiferum
Evergrey
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween More...

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Nile Releases New Music Video

Nile, the reigning kings of technical historically-themed brutality, has posted a music video online for “Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame" online, which is available below.

The clip was produced and directed by Jon Simvonis for Magnum Production Studios Co. and Arctos Broadcast Facilities. It also features the African Heritage group and photography by Philippos Kokkalis.

“It was truly an honor to direct the new Nile video; a band with so many diehard fans and such a strong impact in the metal scene,” commented Simvonis. “The video concept, as a matter of fact, was inspired by the culture and the ritual habits of the Ancient Nubia, a region along the Nile River, which is located in northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. The research and design elements of the video led to a really interesting combination of the Ancient Egyptian myths, through the prism of the Nubian African Voodoo Burial rituals. Two worlds set so close, yet so far from each other.” More...

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Tyr Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Tyr for the 2013 edition:

"After crossing the North Atlantic 70,000 Tons of Metal stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some of their good old friends. Please welcome TÝR on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Now they continue their journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East. And what are their Scouts on the European mainland doing... how far East will they go?

"Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!

"And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...

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George Kollias Releases Instructional DVD

Hudson Music is pleased to announce the release of "Intense Metal Drumming II," with metal drummer and educator George Kollias (Nile). Produced independently by Kollias, and appearing on the Hudson Ltd. label, this brand-new 2 disc set comes 4 years after George’s first instructional DVD release. The following press release was issued about the DVD set:

"Providing multiple workouts and specific concepts, Intense Metal Drumming II is a highly educational product that goes beyond 'licks' and gives you a meaningful program that can help you in pushing your abilities to the next level. Topics covered include blast beat concepts and workouts, extreme fill-ins, developing speed around the kit, and odd time concepts.

"George also covers reading concepts, practicing systems, general tips, and warm-ups, which take this DVD beyond just 'metal' and make it useful and helpful for drummers of all styles. Another highlight of the DVD is a complete section on double bass speed, control, balance, and expanded vocabulary.

"Bonus features include a PDF containing all the exercises on the DVD, a documentary from George's 2010-2011 clinic tour, backstage footage, an equipment tour, and extensive interview with George." More...

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Angra To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Angra:

"Have you prayed enough to get news from the ship? So long that you all became a little bit Angra? Yes! Please welcome Angra, who will play their first show with a new singer on board 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. They're now sailing North along the South American East Coast...

"...when will you hear from them again? Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!"

The following 20 out of 40 bands have already been announced: More...

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Metal Daze: The Metalcamp Diaries, Part III

... Continued from Part II...

WEDNESDAY 8/8

11:00am. After two full days of brushing my teeth with bottled water, “morning” and “night” (relative terms), without a sink, I have toothpaste streaked in white stains all over my army-green shorts. I’ve already lost count of people who’ve asked me how much I’ve been jerking it.

12:00pm. A bracing gust of wind pummels the gazebo. So far, the guy lines and tent pegs anchoring the flimsy metal stanchions to the ground have held (with some occasional coaxing), but they’ve taken a beating from the continuous breeze. We’re situated on the crest of a slope that scoops up the air and sends it hurtling into our camp. More...

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Helloween And More To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming more bands for the event:

"No news from the ship? But news from 70,000 Tons of Metal's scouting party in Germany: They didn't want to wait until Helloween so they went to the country in the South: Switzerland. But there was too much traffic at the Gotthard and they decided to go back to Germany to meet their Kreator! Three more heavy hitters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

"So are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location. and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!

"And unlike others they also remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...

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Kreator/Morbid Angel Tour Trailer Posted

A trailer for the upcoming Kreator, Morbid Angel, Nile and Fueled By Fire European tour was posted online today. The tour starts on November 1, 2012 in Antwerp. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at this location.

Check out the trailer here:

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Bloodstock Festival Live Feed Available

This weekend's Bloodstock Festival is streaming live over at this location and in the player below. At the time of this post, Behemoth's headlining performance is streaming live.

The festival is scheduled for two more days, featuring Chthonic, Testament, Machine Head, Sanctuary and Mayhem on Saturday and Nile, Evile, Black Dahlia Murder, Anvil, Paradise Lost, Dimmu Borgir and Alice Cooper on Sunday.

Check out the live stream here:


Bloodstock Festival 2012 by BloodstockFestival

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Flotsam and Jetsam Confirmed For 70k Tons Of Metal

Flotsam and Jetsam is the latest confirmation for the upcoming 2013 edition of the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise.

70000 Tons Of Metal will sail Monday, January 28, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty Of The Seas from Miami, FL to Grand Turk (of the Turks and Caicos Islands), and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, February 1, 2013.

Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$299 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service.

The initial confirmations are as follows:

Anacrusis
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Flotsam and Jetsam
Helstar
Immolation
In Flames
Lacuna Coil
Nile
Sabaton
Subway To Sally

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Tourniquet Streaming New Songs

Tourniquet has posted two songs online from the band's new album "Antiseptic Bloodbath." Check out the opening song "Chart of the Elements" and "Chamunda Temple Stampede," which features an opening solo from Karl Sanders of Nile, in the clips available below. The album's track listing is:

1. Chart of the Elements (Lincchostbllis)
2. Antiseptic Bloodbath
3. The Maiden Who Slept in the Glass Coffin
4. Chamunda Temple Stampede
5. Flowering Cadaver
6. 86 Bullets
7. Duplicitous Endeavor
8. Lost Language of the Andamans
9. Carried Away On Uncertain Wings
10. Fed By Ravens, Eaten By Vultures More...

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Dragonforce Playing 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Dragonforce for the 2013 edition:

"After a short visit to the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, London, they are now sailing under Dragonforce through The Channel. Their Course: West-Southwest.

"Round 3 of 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, went on public sale on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 12PM noon Eastern Time.

"Imagine starting the year in style: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go once again to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?

"Make no mistake, this is not one of the cruises where you share the ship with regular cruise guests... and don't get intimidated by copy-cats! Unlike others we remove the seats in the theater, or do you like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival, featuring the biggest Open Air Stage to sail the open seas. Enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, our infamous Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!"

The following 13 out of 40 bands have already been announced:

ANACRUSIS
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DORO
DRAGONFORCE
ENSIFERUM
HELSTAR
IMMOLATION
IN FLAMES
LACUNA COIL
NILE
SABATON
SUBWAY TO SALLY
TURISAS

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Bloodstock Open Air Trailer Posted Online

This year's edition of the U.K. Bloodstock Open Air Festival is set to take place from August 9th - 12th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of BOA 2012 have now posted a teaser trailer for the event, which can be viewed below.

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