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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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  • FCA19795

    Maybe he (Karl Sanders) is mad because he is a) not related to Colonel Sanders (assumptions on my part) or b) he is in fact not Egyptian (another assumption, but more than likely fact).

    Yesterday 5:03pm Reply
  • ArrTheMesia

    I remember I started listen to Nile in 2009 year from "Those Whom the Gods Detest". Still kick ass album! Try them from this one, I think you will like it. Just one song of them.

    Yesterday 2:00pm Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    nile the best !

    20 Aug 12:09am Reply
  • spiderferi

    i wanted to start listening to them, which album is good to begin with?

    19 Aug 1:53pm Reply
  • rocker657

    I fucking love Nile.

    10 Aug 11:41pm Reply
  • Fellkoast

    Best technical brutal death metal band for me.

    10 Aug 12:32pm Reply
  • neeyick

    kollias is god

    29 Jul 2:48pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    Karls Sanders is such a prick. I must stop liking his music immediately.

    28 Jul 8:11pm Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    @Emannikcufesin WOW throwing shit at you, that's so fuckin cheap. I mean he could have had a bad day/week, but that still doesn't justify him acting so immature. I've seen some of his interviews and he looked like a cool guy to be honest, I would've never guessed he would do such a thing.

    22 Jul 3:53pm Reply
  • Emannikcufesin

    When Nile was touring for Black Seeds of Vengeance. I received permission to videotape the Seattle show from their tour manager and venue for a local metal video show. Once my gear is setup the band is doing sound check and I hear yelling from the stage. I'm not really paying attention to what's happening so as the yelling gets louder I turn towards the stage and see Karl Sanders on the show floor coming right at me screaming about something. When he gets about 10' away I can clearly hear him telling me to get the f*ck out of the venue and that I'm not videotaping his show because I don't have his permission. When I begin to explain my side of it, he decides that rather than have an adult conversation, you know, using words. That the right way to solve this situation is start throwing shit at me. WTF?! None of my equipment was damaged but he acted like such a spoiled rock star that I lost all respect for him. Sorry you got red m&m's in your candy dish Mr Sanders. What a fucktard

    22 Jul 6:01am Reply
  • MrSweeetness

    @Emannikcufesin Lol what he do?

    21 Jul 3:31pm Reply
  • Emannikcufesin

    I was a fan of these guys until I met Karl Sanders in person. He's a prick,

    20 Jul 10:03pm Reply
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    16 Jul 11:56pm Reply
  • hellinjection

    why is as he creates so he destroys not at the top!!

    30 Jun 7:38pm Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    Приятные воспоминания связаны с этой бандой, причем даже не с их музыкой.

    25 Jun 7:15pm Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    The mid-range yells that they added with the last two albums ruin their newer stuff for me. I don't know why, but I hate those vocals.

    25 Jun 3:32am Reply
  • 6Eskhata6

    Oh man, I'd wish they make another album similar to the sound of Ithypallic...

    24 Jun 3:27pm Reply
  • TheWrathofThor

    How has someone not already made a meme of Dallas's facial expressions? I cant help but crack up laughing at the faces he makes in their videos

    11 Jun 3:47pm Reply
  • TheDeanMachine1

    Mad bass drops.

    8 Jun 9:30pm Reply
  • thyPPKERU

    exellent band scene of death metal

    5 Jun 4:44pm Reply
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