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1) Nile is a band from USA. They formed in their hometown of Greenville, SC, in 1993. They combine extreme speed and brutality of modern with the ancient styling of music.

With their self-proclaimed trademark of “Ithyphallic-metal”, Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums) debuted with their “Festivals of Atonement” album in 1995, leading Nile to a southwestern tour in support of other big metal acts such as Obituary, Deicide and Broken Hope.

Viscera Productions was responsible for Nile’s follow-up EP “Ramses Bringer of War” in 1997 and was going to release their second album “Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka”, if they hadn’t gone out of business later that year.

However, relapse records was more than happy to put it out in early 1998, giving Nile a wider distribution and a chance to hit the road with Incantation and Morbid Angel.

The follow-up, “Black Seeds of Vengeance”, was released in late 2000. Prior to this release, Pete Hammoura left the band due to injuries sustained in an accident, feeling he could no longer drum at the level which Nile required. Derek Roddy drummed on all of the tracks (except “To Dream of Ur”) as a guest. Also prior to “Black Seeds of Vengeance”, Dallas Toler-Wade joined as a second guitarist/vocalist. A collection of remastered, hard to find recordings, “In the Beginning” was released later the same year.

Chief Spires left the bands a few months after the release of “Black Seeds of Vengeance”, citing personal and professional differences. He was replaced by John Vesano. The band also found a new drummer in Tony Laureano.

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