Nile Nile


Line Up
Membres actuels
    Karl Sanders – Guitares, Chant
    Dallas Toler-Wade – Guitares, Chant
    George Kollias – Batterie
En deux (ou trois) mots
  • Genre(s): Death Metal
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
Source: Nuclear Blast

Formed in 1993 by Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums), NILE wasted little time combining their interest in Egyptian history, culture and lore with the ferocity of modern Death Metal. Using a symphonic approach to songwriting and arrangement, NILE unleashed an uncompromising attack that fused unique, technical death metal with organic Middle Eastern tones. Their unique lyrical approach was inspired by Sanders' interpretation of ancient Egyptian inions, temple carvings, papyri, hieroglyphics and tomb paintings depicting ancient battles, rituals and religious ceremonies.

In 1996, Dallas Toler-Wade joined the band as second guitarist and NILE began recording their debut full-length album "Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka" – an adventurous and awesome effort, released by Relapse Records in 1998, which earned them a world tour with no one else but Morbid Angel. By the time the tour ended with their jaw-dropping European debut at Dynamo Open Air 1999 and subsequent European Tour, NILE were already being touted as one of Metal's most ambitious and fastest rising stars.

Upon their return home in August 1999, Sanders and co. began work assembling and arranging the pieces and ideas that had been brewing since 1997. Sanders spent every night composing, arranging, re-arranging and piecing together all the movements like a symphony orchestra. The lyrics alone took him almost a year as he sought to integrate them seamlessly with the music making the combination of both form one unified piece, with each serving the other and working together to achieve the same thing. In late Spring 2000, NILE entered the Soundlab Studios in Columbia with long-time producer Bob Moore to give shape to "Black Seeds Of Vengeance", a relentless, scathing Death Metal assault. Once again NILE hit the road and over the next year, in support slots and as the headliner, the band proved they had no equal in the live arena. NILE's unrelenting style left little in its wake. The album's impact on the Death Metal scene was huge and their hard work culminated with "Black Seeds Of Vengeance" being voted Album of the Year by Terrorizer Magazine.

In 2002, "In Their Darkened Shrines" took NILE's astute songwriting and invention to dizzying new heights. Strong tour packages with Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Voivod, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DANZIG, Opeth and SUPERJOINT RITUAL among others followed, accompanied by renowned festival appearances at Gods Of Metal (IT) and Fields Of Rock (NL).

"Annihilation Of The Wicked" marked the biggest success of NILE so far, with even hitting the Swedish album charts on position 27! The addition of drumming sensation George Kollias to the existing NILE base of Karl Sanders and Dallas Toler-Wade strengthened an already stellar lineup of musicians.
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