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Nile Reveals New Album "At The Gate Of Sethu" Artwork

Ancient Egypt-themed death metal act, Nile, has revealed the cover artwork of its upcoming album, "At The Gate Of Sethu," produced by Seth Siro Anton (Soilwork, Paradise Lost, Septic Flesh).

Band mastermind, Karl Sanders, commented, “Seth Siro Anton has designed the cover. I have been a fan of Septic Flesh [for] a long time, and as Seth expressed interest, I knew that he would deliver a great job. I would say his work is easily the best we've ever had. He has captured the darker side of the sound of Nile and reflected the music and ideas, the heart and soul of Nile are forming. Seth is a very talented man and understands exactly who we are.”

“It is no secret that I admire the powerful stylistic lines of the magical symbols that still transmit the aura of ancient Egypt, preserving in time the ancient mysteries,” added Seth Siro Anton. “Also, I am fascinated from the final frozen moment of the flesh captured in an eternal sleeping stasis, at the completion of the mummification process. So, with a great pleasure I accepted the challenge, to visualize the new masterpiece of Nile ‘At The Gate Of Sethu.'”

"At The Gate Of Sethu," the follow-up to Nile’s "Those Whom the Gods Detest," is due out on July 3rd in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

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1. Cynic writes:

I like the layout but it needs some color - same dull grey that was used on "Those Whom the Gods Detest" and reminds me of Borknagar's "Urd" too. I'll give Seth Siro Anton this though, it's amazing he finds time for such well developed art at the same time as SF.

# Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BrianMN writes:

Everyone knows what a Septic fantard I am so I won't gush too much.
Actually...I'm sort of on the fence on this.
I like the background, Seth is obviously VERY talented. His usage of grey seems to be one of his trademarks. The Great Mass album cover wall almost all grey.
That said my favorite cover from Nile has always been Ithyphallic...epic and beautiful. I think Cynic is right, this could use a splash of color. Otherwise, I love it. Very ominious.

# Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. No one better writes:

Who dare take on the mighty Nile

# Apr 27, 2012 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Brother B writes:

Will look frickin' cool in the vinyl sleeve.

# Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MoonSorrow writes:

Never heard of this artist before, nor have I seen his work, but I will say this looks f***in badass. If this cover is any indication the new Nile will be beyond awesome. Cannot wait to hear this new Nile album :)

# Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BrianMN writes:

@ MoonSorrow, probably one of my favorite songs from Nile is "Papyrus containing the spell to preserve its possessor against attacks from he who is in the water"
It's on Youtube, if you like that song, you'll like Nile.

# May 1, 2012 @ 9:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. silvermountains writes:

Fvck I love Nile \m/

# May 1, 2012 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. OverkillExposure writes:

Brian, I think MoonSorrow was referring to Seth. He also did Ex Deo's "Caligvla" cover. Good artist!

# May 1, 2012 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianMN writes:

@Overkillex....you're right, I really need to learn how to read lol.
Oh well, if he's never heard of Seth maybe he's never heard Septic before (?)
Communion or Great Mass are a great place to start. :)

# May 2, 2012 @ 9:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Analguest writes:

well if this album doesn't deliver i will definitely loose faith in metal and became a dub step fan

# May 2, 2012 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

^holy fvckin sh!t man, fvckin ANAL \m/

nice to see ya...and no fvckin dubstep!

I think record will be good

# May 2, 2012 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Analguest writes:

yeah i haven't been active for long time,but as i quit my job last week i have some more time to get updated on metal music, hope they won't go the same way as morbid angel did

# May 3, 2012 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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