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NILE – Vile Nilotic Rites Europe Tour 2022 – Dates, Cities And Venues Listed

Posted in Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2022 by Metal Odyssey



OVERKILL – Thrash Metal Warriors Announce 2017 North American Tour With NILE!

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have announced their 2017 North American trek with Egyptian themed Technical Death Metal champions and label mates NILE. The 25-date tour will kick-off on February 14th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, make stops in Chicago, Anaheim, and Washington, DC before ending at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “Can’t wait to roll ‘the wheel’ down the road. This Feb & Mar, USA, coming to a stage near you! Let’s make it another one to remember! Onward! Upward!”

OVERKILL will be touring in support of their upcoming album, The Grinding Wheel, which will be released February 10th via Nuclear Blast. Recently, the band released the video for Our Finest Hour.

NILE is touring in support of their latest release What Should Not Be Unearthed.

“All of us in NILE are really looking forward to the upcoming USA Tour with OVERKILL. This Tour is going to be Metal as Fuck,” comments NILE Mastermind Karl Sanders.

Joining OVERKILL and NILE for select shows are melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS and melodic Doom/Death merchants SWALLOW THE SUN.


Tickets for the confirmed shows are now available for purchase at and all other ticket outlets.

Catch OVERKILL live at the following dates:

2/14/2017 Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
2/15/2017 Agora Ballroom (w/ LORDI) – Cleveland, OH
2/16/2017 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
2/17/2017 Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
2/18/2017 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
2/19/2017 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
2/20/2017 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
2/22/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/23/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/24/2016 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/25/2017 City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
2/26/2017 Club Red – Tempe, AZ
2/27/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/28/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
3/01/2017 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
3/02/2017 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
3/03/2017 Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
3/04/2017 The Ritz Ybor – Ybor City, FL
3/05/2017 Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
3/6/2017 The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC **
3/7/2017 The NorVa – Norfolk, VA **
3/8/2017 Howard Theatre – Washington, DC **
3/9/2017 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY **
3/10/2017 Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/11.2017 Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ **








NILE – “At The Gate Of Sethu” Hits The Charts!

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce that the new NILE album AT THE GATE OF SETHU entered the official German charts at the position #27. In Austria and Switzerland the album hit the charts on position #61.
It is the best chart result ever for NILE in these three countries. Congratulation Boys!!!

Band mastermind Karl Sanders states:
“WOW! Recognition and thanks to all the Metal Fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – who are CLEARLY Metal As Fuck. This makes me twice as anxious to come to these countries this fall as part of the KREATOR Tour”

Guitar player Dallas adds:
“I am Utterly Speechless , that is just awesome”

Lyric-Video “The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased“:

Track-by-Track Trailer Part I:

Track-by-Track Trailer Part II:

Get your copy of the CD, Digipak + Vinyl at the Nuclear Blast Webshop under:

NILE on iTunes:


* Stone Adds: At The Gate Of Sethu, the seventh full-length album from NILE, sold 3,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 131 on The Billboard 200 chart. A #37 chart position was reached in Finland. – Source: NILE facebook


(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on NILE, click on the link below!



Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Posted in Death Metal, Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, metal music, Music, people, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

On a recent trip to f.y.e., I was accompanied by Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale and he discovered this unreal and not readily easy-to-find Sepultura EP (pictured above). Tribus – Australian Special Tour Edition was released back in 1999, via Roadrunner Records. This primo Sepultura find was in a large bin of unused CD’s that were drastically reduced in price. I paid 50 cents for it. 50 cents!! Ring that bargain Metal bell and whoa. There’s more to come in this post, about this f.y.e. trip…


I am currently in the preliminary stages of relocating with my family. Where to? Hint: the Pretenders had a hit single about this state (My City Was Gone) and it can be found on this album:

Pretenders – Learning To Crawl

Released: (1983 U.K.) (1984 U.S.) on Sire


Just when you think you’ve seen everything, well, think again. I guess we all get stunned every once in-awhile. Now… take a look at this… if you dare:

Yup. An ABBA tribute band. They’re called ARRIVAL. They’re also dubbed “The worlds greatest ABBA tribute band” too. The scary thing about all of this; is the clear fact that people are paying to see them perform. Metal be thy name and may the Metal Gods save my Metal soul.


My apologies for showing the above, my Metal brethren. At least now, you know stuff like this actually exists. To remedy any aftershock from what you’ve just read and saw, stare at the album cover below:

NILE – At The Gate Of Sethu (Nuclear Blast)

Yes, by staring at the cover art for At The Gate Of Sethu, it will rid you of any possible ABBA cover band nightmares. This new NILE album is incredible. What else can be expected from NILE? Buy it. Play it. Play it often. Play it F’n loud. NILE F’N RULES. I couldn’t be more Metal precise than that.


As mentioned at the beginning of this post, Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale and I had a Metal reunion! The last time I saw him was on our trip to the 2010 M3 Rock Festival down in Columbia, Maryland. The family and I took a trip up to Connecticut from Pennsylvania this past weekend and putting aside a few hours to hang out with Coverdale was Metal mandatory. Coverdale just returned from a 3 week trip to Lebanon and London. We only had a short window of time to see each other; so here is where we went:

Yes, Scott Coverdale and I found out that the Metal was aplenty at the f.y.e. in Torrington, Connecticut (both used and new CD’s). Believe it or not, we spent just under 2 hours there! We had to make comments about every damn CD we picked up; yelling across the aisles whatever we had to say, we were like 2 old ladies at a bingo hall! Coverdale and I both spent (about) $40 each; with used CD’s being the rule. As Coverdale always says: “you get more Metal bang for your buck, when you buy used CD’s”. I honestly can’t argue with him there.

Hey. Speaking of “bingo hall”… can you keep a secret? Stone used to oversee the entire operation of a parochial school bingo. It was a huge weekly event; one which raised a handsome amount of money for the school. Metal be thy name.

Alright. Enough about F’n bingo. Coverdale and I then left the f.y.e. store and drove our cars 50 feet to:

Ninety Nine. It’s a restaurant. It’s a bar. It has a family atmosphere too. Burgers, fries, chicken, salads, etc. are served up there. I’ve always liked the food and service at Ninety Nine. Coverdale and I opted to sit at the bar and take in on the big screen: the warriors from the Bronx, a.k.a. New York Yankees pounding on the hapless Boston Red Sox. What did we eat you’re wondering? We shared a huge plate of hot wings. What did we drink it all down with? Cold beer.

I’m a devout Yankees fan and Coverdale is, well, a Red Sox fan. Our baseball rivalry has always made for memorable debates! Once we both knew it was time to say goodbye, it kind of sucked. Our schedules and distance keeps us apart, still, we are… Best Metal Buddies to the end! Metal be thy name.


Thank you for sticking around and reading my Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts. It is appreciated. Now remember: during these hot and humid Summer months, watch where you’re walking in parking lots. Why? You don’t want to step on any gooey and sticky-as-shit bubble gum that some dork threw on the ground.






The word “gooey” was used in this post.


NILE – Free Song Download, Songpier and Tour Dates for November/December 2012!

Posted in Death Metal, death metal bands, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

2012-05-31 – US-based Death Metal legends NILE offer a morbid foretaste of their upcoming pitch-black studio record “At The Gate Of Sethu” (out on June 29th in Europe, July 3rd in North America) in the form of the song `The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of the Diceased´. Download this manifesto of brutality for free and check out the wicked NILE songpier smartphone app plus other great gimmicks at:F

Craving for a live hammer blow right in your face? Here’s a big early Christmas present for you: NILE will emerge on an European tour together with KREATOR, MORBID ANGEL and FUELED BY FIRE in November/December – don’t you dare to miss it!


01.11. B Antwerpen – Trix

02.11. D Giessen – Hessenhalle

03.11. D Geiselwind – Music Hall

04.11. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar

05.11. F Rennes – L’Etage

06.11. F Paris – Bataclan

22.11. H Budapest – Club 202

23.11 A Wien – Arena

28.11. SK Bratislava – TBA

30.11. D Leipzig – Hellraiser


10.12. S Stockholm – Lilla Arenan

11.12. S Gothenburg – Traedgarn

12.12. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio

13.12. DK Aarhus – Voxhall

14.12. D Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36

15.12. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn

16.12. NL Leeuwarden – Schaaf

19.12. D Saarbrücken – Garage

20.12. D Hannover – Capitol

21.12. D Munich – Backstage

22.12. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle


(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on NILE, click on the links below:…



NILE – Reveals Cover Art For “At The Gate Of Sethu”

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 28, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Ancient Egypt-themed Death Metal act NILE have just revealed the cover artwork of their upcoming album: ‘’At The Gate Of Sethu’’

Artwork was handled this time by a true genius of darkened visuals, Seth Siro Anton (Soilwork, Paradise Lost, SepticFlesh).

Band mastermind Karl Sanders commented:

“Seth Siro Anton has designed the cover. I have been a fan of SEPTIC FLESH 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. ”

Seth Siro Anton states:

“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.

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’’ will be released June 29, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.


(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on NILE, click on the link below:

NILE – Catacombs – Official Site



NILE – New Album Title Announced and 2012 Asian & U.S. Tour Dates

Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

NILE – The reigning kings of technical, historically themed brutality, NILE, are proud to announce they are touring Asia this April/May. This marks the band’s first time in these markets and the guys are extremely excited to be playing for their Asian Metal brothers. “The whole idea of spreading NILE’s music into this part of the world has been a long time coming” commented the band. “We are extremely pleased to go to there and are looking forward to an amazing cultural exchange and experience”.

* NILE are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their latest effort At The Gate of Sethu with producer Neil Kernon. The album is tentatively scheduled to be released the 2nd quarter of 2012.


April 26 Diablo Open Air Singapore , Singapore
April 28 Hammersonic Jakarta International Metal Festival, Lapangan D, Jakarta INDONESIA
May 2 A.U.A. Auditorium, Bangkok, Thailand. (w/ HATE ETERNAL)
May 5 Summer Blaze Metal Festival, New Delhi INDIA
May 6 Nile live in Bangalore, E-Zone Club, Bangalore India

Prior to that NILE will be the main support to Detroit, Michigan’s Melodic Death Metal outfit THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Additional support on this package is to come from SKELETONWITCH and HOUR OF PENANCE. Those dates will kick off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, Michigan at The Intersection and wrap on April 20 in Worcester, Massachusetts at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.


The dates are as follows:

Mar. 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar** NILE only
Mar. 23 – Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s** NILE only

Mar. 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Mar. 25 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club
Mar. 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Station 4
Mar. 27 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Mar. 28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada ** NILE only
Mar. 29 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Mar. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Apr. 02 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Apr. 03 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Apr. 04 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
Apr. 05 – West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
Apr. 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
Apr. 07 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Apr. 09 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
Apr. 10 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Apr. 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Apr. 13 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Apr. 15 – Detroit, MI – Blondies ** NILE only
Apr. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Apr. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
Apr. 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Apr. 20 – Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest at The Palladium

NILE have made the video clip for the song “Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld” available for streaming at the following location . The track come off the bands the latest release Those Whom the Gods Detest and was directed by Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez.

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!


(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on NILE, click on the link below:

NILE – Catacombs – Official Site




Posted in Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, melodic death metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – Detroit Michigan’s Melodic Death Metal outfit THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be hitting the road this March marking the band’s first headline run of 2012. Joining THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will be Nile, Skeletonwitch, and Hour of Penance. The tour kicks off on March 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection and wraps up on April 20 in Worcester, Mass. at the New England Metal & Hardcore festival.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER w/ Nile, Skeletonwitch, & Hour of Penance:

03/24 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

03/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club

03/26 Minneapolis, MN Station 4

03/27 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge

03/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

03/30 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

03/31 Las Vegas, NV ** Extreme Thing ** buy tickets HERE

04/02 Seattle, WA El Corazon

04/03 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater

04/04 San Francisco, CA Slims

04/05 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

04/06 Phoenix, AZ Nile Theater

04/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

04/09 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar

04/10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit

04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live

04/13 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

04/14 TBA TBA

04/15 Toledo, OH ** Jamboree Festival ** buy tickets HERE

04/17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live

04/18 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts

04/19 New York, NY Irving Plaza

04/20 Worcester, MA New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium – buy tickets HERE

**BDM only

(Source: Metal Blade Records News Update)

* For more info, click on the links below:


NILE – myspace




NILE – Worship The Animal / 1994 The Lost Recordings: 5 Songs Of Essential, Savage Metal

Posted in album reviews, Death Metal, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

NILE – Releasing on October 11th, 2011, on Goomba Music, is the five song hidden Metal treasure from NILE: Worship The Animal / 1994 The Lost Recordings. Let’s put this (new) release from NILE into Metal perspective here, these are five Extreme/Death Metal songs recorded back in 1994 that obliterate a noteworthy percentage of the average and “good” albums that cross my Metal path in 2011. These “lost recordings” from NILE are without a doubt in my Metal mind, essential to pick up and listen to on a continued timetable. Metal be thy name.

This early demo from NILE is saturated with crunchy riffs from Karl Sanders and a Thrash colliding with Death Metal wall of sound. Haunting vibes run rampant throughout, while slivers of Doom Metal resonate from many guitar parts, with Surrounded By Fright being a fine example of this. No where is there a dull moment on these songs, they are raw and in your face with a real-feel that I cannot deny. The bass of Chief Spires and drumming of Pete Hammoura are stuff of underground Metal legend on these songs… enough thundering stump to create a sink hole beneath your tower speakers.

The vocals are fierce and hair-raising, just what any NILE fan would come to expect. The union of these mammoth vocals and Metal are an all-encompassing experience of just how incredible NILE did sound at their onset. The chant-like backing vocals on the title track are immediately haunting and it’s elements like this that made NILE stand out among their Death Metal peers of yesterday and even now. This title track is my favorite out of the five and I can’t get enough of it. Metal as my witness, I’m placing this Worship The Animal song on my personal list of greatest Metal songs ever. You bet it is, in all of its non-technical, stripped down and riff heavy glory.

NILE has certainly come a long way since these lost recordings were created, always raising their own bar on jaw-dropping technicality heard swirling within their legendary Death Metal style. Listening to these songs makes me realize that NILE and Karl Sanders were destined to persevere and exist with Death Metal authority in 2011. The Ancient Egyptian themes all started here, a lyrical trademark with NILE. These never before mass-released recordings are the building blocks of what has evolved over time, with this ever successful Death Metal juggernaut. The original NILE lineup has easily been anointed legendary, only these lost recordings power-stamp this Metal fact.

NILE – Original Lineup:

Karl Sanders – guitar & vocals

Chief Spires – bass & vocals

Pete Hammoura – drums

Worship The Animal / 1994 The Lost Recordings Track List:

La Chant Du Cygre

Worship The Animal


Surrounded By Fright


* For more info on NILE, click on the link below:

NILE – myspace



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