With the recent news that longtime guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade has announced his departure from the band we thought that we would celebrate his career with the band as a send off!
Consistency within Death Metal is often a word that get thrown around. Used freely without a true sense of merit the word can often be diffuse of its meaning. However after the release of their Imhotep conjuring words of caution What Should Not Be Unearthed last year, its fair to say Nile wholly deserve this accolade. Having previously spoken to Nile guitarist Karl Sanders on their previous first heat of the UK we were able to once again sit down with the band outside Tufnell Park’s The Dome. Speaking this time with the vocal demon that is Dallas Toler Wade we found out what the singer / shredder’s experience of creating the new record was like, that the man is a huge fan of Zelda and some VERY interesting news regarding this years Summer Slaughter tour in the US.
Cautioning us against what would be most wisely left avoided Nile released their gut wrenchingly destructive effort What Should Not Be Unearthed last year. Having already treated us Brits to their premier league Death Metal back in September the band return once more into the tombs of The Dome in the catacombs of Tufnell Park.
Nile will return to Europe and two dates in the UK once more complete with support from Melechesh and Embryo.
Smashing its way into today’s Album of the Year category we see scarab summoners, mummification masters and history’s most brutal excavators at Day Twenty.
Having released their brand new album two months ago Nile have just begun their latest chapter in the band’s extreme life. Yet another chapter that has been opened for the Pharaoh worshipping Death Metal king pins. Stating in our previous chat that the new album brings the focus back to the idea of the age old brutality of Death Metal, the record has unfairly been classified as sounding very samey. We were lucky enough to speak to Karl Sanders, Nile main man for a second time this year, asking exactly what the reaction to What Should Not Be Unearthed was like from the fans, what some of his favourite Egyptian mythology might be and is the new album the first evidence of the band bringing modern day ideologies with a Nile type filter? Listen to the full unedited interview below before we saw them destroy Tufnell Park’s The Dome.
The capital date, where both bands and fans have a huge anticipation that can turn even the most mundane of Tuesday nights into the stuff of legend. Tending to miss out on some of the excellent tours that have been making their way through the US, the UK sometimes loses out but not this time. Coming together for an absolutely devastating double header both Nile and Suffocation have banded together to deliver some of the most devastating tours in recent memory. Nevertheless before the two Death Metal demi gods are set to appear we were able to check out Blood Truth.
For those among you who might not yet know, Wes Craven has sadly passed on it was announced this morning. Dying at the age of 76 we can all take comfort in the fact that the man well and truly lived his life, though after death there is still life. In the shape of his absolutely archetypal films his memory will forever live on. Making some of the most Metal movies and being one of the heroes of horror we thought that we would make a quick list of five Metal songs to do with the classic concept, dreams.
Poised to release their brand new album What Should Not Be Unearthed later this week, Nile are embarking on their brand new journey. Delivering a record that is decidedly their most punishing yet, whilst also ushering the band into the modern day. Set to tour the world over in support of the new record, the first stop will a European Tour. Nevertheless before that we were lucky enough to speak to Karl Sanders the band’s Egyptologist and guitarist extraordinaire about the brand new album, how the band got their name, what birthed the idea for the explanation of the lyrics in the booklet and of course whether or not they had ever been to Egypt!
In the world of music, Death Metal itself as a genre is a niche market to say the least, though over the years it has garnered a fierce and eclectic following. With a plethora of sub genres being formed, there seemed to be one such sub genre that was up for grabs, Egyptian themed Technical Death Metal. A deserved accolade goes to none other than South Carolina’s Nile.
After giving us a taste of what we will be expecting from their brand new album What Should Not Be Unearthed the band return with a second track which is just as devastating.
Releasing their brand new record What Should Not Be Unearthed the band will be heading out on the road, first up the band tackle the UK and Europe this September with Suffocation