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Nile Announce Listening Party, Signing Session
October 27, 2009
The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, Nile, have announced a listening party and signing session for their new album 'Those Whom the Gods Detest' to be held on Friday November 6th at 7pm at Earshot Records (www.earshot.com ) in Greenville South Carolina. Hear 'Those Whom the Gods Detest' in its entirety and buy the album and have Karl Sanders, Dallas Toler-Wade and George Kollias sign it right then and there! Former members and contributors Jon Vesano, Mike Breazeale, Pete Hammoura and touring bassist Chris Lollis will also be on hand to celebrate. The event is open to the public and can be attended by showing up at the following address 1418 Laurens Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 on the before mentioned date and time.

Nile's
latest state-of-the-death-metal-art release, 'Those Whom the Gods Detest', was produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche), along with a stellar drum recording job by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore). 'Those Whom the Gods Detest' features the bands strongest production and perhaps their best material to date! The album can be pre-ordered (with or without an exclusive t-shirt design) at this location.

The cover artwork (see below) was brought to realization this time around by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, whom Karl Sander’s had previously worked with on his 2nd solo record 'Saurian Exorcisms'.

'Those Whom the Gods Detest'
Track Listing:
1. Kafir!
2. Hittite Dung Incantation
3. Utterances of the Crawling Dead
4. Those Whom the Gods Detest
5. 4th Arra of Dagon
6. Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld
7. Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual in the Abandoned Towers of Silence
8. Kem Khefa Kheshef
9. The Eye of Ra
10. Iskander D'hul Karnon

'Those Whom the Gods Detest'
is scheduled for release in North America on November 3rd 2009. The track “Utterances of the Crawling Dead” can be streamed at this location.

Catch Nile on their North American headlining tour presented by Decibel Magazine and MetalSucks.net with legendary label mates Immolation, Brazilian death metal kings Krisiun, Abigail Williams and female fronted blackened/deathsters Dreaming Dead. Confirmed date are as follows:

01/15/10 - Sonar – Baltimore, MD
01/16/10 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
01/17/10 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
01/18/10 - The Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
01/20/10 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/21/10 - Metro / Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
01/22/10 - Rave – Milwaukee, WI
01/23/10 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/24/10 - The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
01/25/10 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/27/10 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
01/28/10 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
01/29/10 - The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/30/10 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
01/31/10 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/02/10 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/03/10 - House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/04/10 - U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
02/05/10 - The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/06/10 - Gator’s – Farmington, NM
02/08/10 - House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
02/09/10 - Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
02/10/10 - Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/11/10 - Trees – Dallas, TX
02/12/10 - Marquee – Tulsa, OK
02/13/10 - Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
02/14/10 - Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
02/16/10 - Gil’s Bar & Grill – Virginia Beach, VA
02/17/10 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/18/10 - Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
02/19/10 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
02/20/10 - Music Farm – Charleston, SC
 
 
 
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Nile Stream Another New Track Online
October 24, 2009
Nile, the reigning kings of extreme, technical, historically-themed brutality, have debuted the track “Utterances of the Crawling Dead” via NoiseCreep.com. The song comes from their latest state-of-the-death-metal-art release, 'Those Whom The Gods Detest', scheduled for North American release on November 3rd, 2009.

Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Queensrÿche), along with a stellar drum recording by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore), 'Those Whom The Gods Detest' features the band’s strongest production and perhaps their best material to date. Cover artwork is by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, the man responsible for the art on Karl Sander’s 2nd solo album, 'Saurian Exorcisms'.

'Those Whom the Gods Detest'
can be pre-ordered here with or without an exclusive t-shirt design.

Catch Nile's live show during their North American headlining tour sponsored by Decibel Magazine and MetalSucks.net with legendary label mates Immolation, the Brazilian death metal kings Krisiun, Abigail Williams, and female- fronted blackened deathsters Dreaming Dead. The 32-date tour commences on January 15th, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. A full list of confirmed dates is as follows:

01/15 - Sonar – Baltimore, MD
01/16 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
01/17 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
01/18 - The Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
01/20 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/21 - Metro / Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
01/22 - Rave – Milwaukee, WI
01/23 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/24 - The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
01/25 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/27 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
01/28 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
01/29 - The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/30 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
01/31 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/02 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
02/03 - House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/04 - U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
02/05 - The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/06 - Gator’s – Farmington, NM
02/08 - House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
02/09 - Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
02/10 - Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/11 - Trees – Dallas, TX
02/12 - Marquee – Tulsa, OK
02/13 - Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
02/14 - Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
02/16 - Peppermint Beach Club – Virginia Beach, VA
02/17 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/18 - Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
02/19 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
02/20 - Music Farm – Charleston, SC

For more info visit: www.nile-catacombs.net & www.myspace.com/nilecatacombs.
 
 
 
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Nile Post New Song Online
September 25, 2009
Nile, the reigning kings of extreme, technical, historically-themed brutality, have debuted the track “Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld” on their MySpace page. The song comes from their latest state-of-the-death-metal-art release 'Those Whom The Gods Detest', scheduled for North American release on November 3rd, 2009.

Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Queensrÿche), along with a stellar drum recording by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore), 'Those Whom The Gods Detest' features the band’s strongest production and perhaps their best material to date. Cover artwork (see below) is by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, the man responsible for the art on Karl Sander’s 2nd solo album, 'Saurian Exorcisms'.

The track listing for 'Those Whom the Gods Detest' is as follows:
1. Kafir!
2. Hittite Dung Incantation
3. Utterances Of The Crawling Dead
4. Those Whom The Gods Detest
5. 4th Arra Of Dagon
6. Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
7. Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual In The Abandoned Towers Of Silence
8. Kem Khefa Kheshef
9. The Eye Of Ra
10. Iskander D'hul Karnon

Catch Nile's live show during their North American headlining tour with legendary label mates Immolation, the Brazilian death metal kings Krisiun, Abigail Williams, and female- fronted blackened deathsters Dreaming Dead. The 32-date tour commences on January 15th, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.

For tour dates, visit www.nile-catacombs.net & www.myspace.com/nilecatacombs.
 
 
 
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Nile Reveals New Album Artwork, Tracklist
September 18, 2009
The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, Nile, have revealed the track listing and artwork for their latest state-of-the-death-metal-art release, 'Those Whom the Gods Detest'. Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (Nevermore, Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche), along with a stellar drum production job by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains, Goatwhore), 'Those Whom the Gods Detest' features the bands strongest production and perhaps their best material to date!

The cover artwork was brought to realization this time around by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, whom Karl Sander’s had previously worked with on his 2nd solo record 'Saurian Exorcisms'.

'Those Whom the Gods Detest'
Track Listing:
1. Kafir!
2. Hittite Dung Incantation
3. Utterances of the Crawling Dead
4. Those Whom the Gods Detest
5. 4th Arra of Dagon
6. Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld
7. Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual in the Abandoned Towers of Silence
8. Kem Khefa Kheshef
9. The Eye of Ra
10. Iskander D'hul Karnon

'Those Whom the Gods Detest'
is scheduled for release in North America on November 3rd 2009.

Catch Nile on their North American headlining tour with legendary label mates Immolation, the Brazilian death metal kings Krisiun, Abigail Williams and female fronted blackened/deathsters Dreaming Dead.

Confirmed date are as follows:
01/15 - Sonar – Baltimore, MD
01/16 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
01/17 - The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
01/18 - The Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
01/20 - Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
01/21 - Metro / Smart Bar – Chicago, IL
01/22 - Rave – Milwaukee, WI
01/23 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
01/24 - The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO
01/25 - Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/27 - El Corazon – Seattle, WA
01/28 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
01/29 - The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
01/30 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
01/31 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/02 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
02/03 - House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/04 - U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
02/05 - The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/06 - Gator’s – Farmington, NM
02/08 - House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
02/09 - Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
02/10 - Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/11 - Trees – Dallas, TX
02/12 - Marquee – Tulsa, OK
02/13 - Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
02/14 - Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
02/16 - Peppermint Beach Club – Virginia Beach, VA
02/17 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
02/18 - Amos Southend – Charlotte, NC
02/19 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
02/20 - Music Farm – Charleston, SC
 
 
 
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Nile Set To Enter Studio
June 10, 2009
There’s a famous story about AC/DC going to Jamaica to record 'Back In Black' and entering the studio wearing flip-flops. Once they realized they were jeopardizing the recording, they put their boots back on and got down to business. Guitarist/songwriter Karl Sanders gives us a glimpse into what Nile is doing to ensure upcoming recording sessions at Mana Studios in Florida with Erik Rutan and Neil Kernon are crisis-free:

George [Kollias] is notorious for drumming himself into ill-health during pre-production. He maniacally, slavishly, works at his craft - Extreme Metal Drumming - like a fiend 8 or 10 hours every single day with no breaks for weeks, all the while attempting to subsist on a diet consisting solely of long periods of self-imposed starvation and only occasionally interrupted by coffee, doughnuts, chocolate bars and bargain drive-thru cheeseburgers.

So, inevitably (no surprise here), over the course of the pre-production rehearsals, he runs his health completely into the ground every time. Exhaustion, fatigue, and injuries seem to plague him on every album. So what Dallas and I always have to do is just refuse to allow George to rehearse anymore, force-rest him, and nearly tie him down in order to force feed him some steaks, veggies and potatoes. Sheesh. Drummers.

I suppose though, that I really appreciate a serious workaholic attitude like George displays - he gives 500% of himself to Metal. He's dedicated, ready, willing and able to work hard, sacrifice and do whatever it takes to play the demanding Nile material. I wouldn't trade him for anybody.”

Producer Neil Kernon adds:
“The more preparation you do prior to recording the better, so as soon as the recording starts, things go smoothly and keep on the schedule you've set. The more thoroughly everyone involved knows what they have to do, the less chance there is of the ball being dropped once we're under way.

Nile's
work ethic is fantastic. They are one of the hardest working bands I know, and each member of the band is constantly pushing the others to excel in what they do, and to try new things. That attitude keeps everyone striving to do better each time around. This new stuff is absolutely the most intense and challenging material they have thrown at me yet, and I'm loving it!

Doing pre-production in the same room together really helps gel the project. We have discussions about drum heads, drum sticks, and guitar and bass strings - making sure we have plenty of all the right types etc. We also get the amps re-tubed if necessary, and the guitars go off to the shop to be cleaned up so that everything is in perfect running order so we hit the ground running.

Me learning the material is a very important issue. I like to be as prepared as I can possibly be. It gives everyone an opportunity to go over the material over and over again ‘off the clock’ to make any tweaks or adjustments before we get into the studio itself - that way there's no loss of momentum. Any changes made to the songs are worked in, absorbed and executed with confidence and without uncertainly. I like to feel the momentum pick up when rehearsals are wrapping up, the vans are loaded up, and we all head off on the road trip to the studio. It's like a battalion going off to war, and is a really exciting feeling.”

From Mana Recording Studios, Erik Rutan checks in with an update on new equipment purchased specifically to record the new Nile album:
“An album is like a canvas, and you only have so much space to fit everything. By using various mic pres with different characteristics, you can create more space and have each individual instrument have more of its own vibe and distinct tone. After talking to George [Kollias] and Neil [Kernon] and finding out that George likes to have only acoustic toms rather than sampled toms, I decided to buy a Vintech 473 mic pre, which has 4 channels. This way I would be able to track all six of George's toms through all six of these incredible mic pres. I love the way they sound for toms and guitars. Very warm and rich. I also recently purchased a Great River MP2NV, which sounds amazing for ride and hats, or for overheads. Various mic pres have different colors - so to speak - so everything has its own organic sound and vibe.

We’ll be using my Amek Mozart console for the recording, but the biggest assets will be from Neil and myself. I have been playing death metal for 20 years and have been producing for 10 years. Neil has worked on over 500 records and has a great relationship with Nile. This massive amount of collective experience and understanding of the music will really help decipher what exactly Karl, Dallas, and George want out of this album. Their professionalism and talent is impeccable, so there will be a great chemistry in the studio for sure. It is our job to get the best performances out of them, to bring out their vision of what they perceive their album to be, to bring to light their dream of a massive and devastating album with all the nuances that they imagine, to capture the magic that they create. Music lasts for an eternity so it is our goal to make it stand up to the test of time. I feel that all together we are going to make an album that is something very special, brutal, and dynamic!”

Nile
enter the studio on Thursday, June 11th.

Visit the band online at www.nile-catacombs.net & www.myspace.com/nilecatacombs.
 
 
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