The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE have announced a momentous 31-date trek across North America in 2016. The tour launches in Tampa, Florida on January 8th, hits New York, West Hollywood, Pittsburgh, and wraps up at a very special hometown show in Greensville, South Carolina on February 12th.
Nile mastermind Karl Sanders checked-in about their 2016 tour: “We are extremely happy to bring our new album What Should not be Unearthed to NILE fans in the states. We will of course be playing a wide variety of classic NILE tunes as well each night as we take this tour to US cities both familiar and new to us. As long time supporters of the metal underground, NILE is also happy to announce that This tour will be further blessed by having local metal bands in each city as support acts. Also noteworthy and of special meaning to the band, is the homecoming show at the close of the tour; it has been ten years since we have played in our own hometown. Join us for an extreme evening of brutal metal!”
Advanced tickets for the confirmed tour dates are now on sale exclusively at EnterTheVault.com.
Tickets will go on sale August 22nd at all other ticket outlets.
Confirmed dates for the upcoming NILE 2016 tour are:
01/08/2016 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
01/09/2016 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
01/10/2016 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
01/12/2016 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
01/13/2016 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
01/14/2016 – The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
01/15/2016 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
01/16/2016 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
01/17/2016 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
01/19/2016 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
01/20/2016 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
01/20/2016 – Token Lounge – Westland, MI
01/22/2016 – Rave – Milwaukee, WI
01/23/2016 – The Tree– Joliet, IL
01/24/2016 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
01/25/2016 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
01/26/2016 – Granada – Lawrence, KS
01/27/2016 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
01/29/2016 – The Eclypse – Garden City, ID
01/30/2016 – El Corazon – Seattle. WA
01/31/2016 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
02/01/2016 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/02/2016 – Whiskey a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
02/03/2016 – The Grove – Anaheim, CA
02/04/2016 – Club Red – Tempe, AZ
02/05/2016 – LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
02/06/2016 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
02/08/2016 – Trees – Dallas, TX
02/09/2016 – Red 7 – Austin, TX
02/10/2016 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/12/2016 – Gottrocks – Greensville, SC
NILE’s eighth full-length studio album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, is scheduled to be released on August 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. Produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon. The artwork is by Michal “Xaay” Loranc.
Pre-order your copy of NILE’s new masterpiece What Should Be Unearthed on the Nuclear Blast Webshop: http://goo.gl/dR3wTQ
Watch the lyric video for “Call To Destruction” on the Nuclear Blast Youtube channel: https://goo.gl/5DJMy5
Founded by Karl Sanders (guitars, vocals), Chief Spires (bass, vocals) and Pete Hammoura (drums) in 1993, NILE released their first EP Festivals Of Atonement (1995) through their own label, Anubis Records. The band’s second EP Ramses Bringer Of War was released via Visceral Productions. Dallas Toler-Wade (guitars) joined the band in time to support the release of their first album Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka (1998), with NILE touring the US as support of the famous MORBID ANGEL, and Europe as support for VADER and SIX FEET UNDER. The debut was followed up by two other blasting records – Black Seeds Of Vengeance (2000) and In Their Darkened Shrines (2002). Drummer George Kollias joined the band in 2004, becoming the 4th legendary drummer to occupy the drum throne of NILE. Several long months of intense songwriting and pre-production by the band culminated with the release of their paramount album Annihilation of The Wicked (2005). NILE’s continuing success led the band to signing with the record label par excellence Nuclear Blast; releasing NILE’s NB label debut finally in 2007, called Ithyphallic. A two month long blitzkrieg tour as support on Ozzfest in the USA brought the band to the attention of a much wider, diverse audience; gaining new NILE fans across a wide demographic and expanding the band into new touring opportunities worldwide.
After releasing their remarkable follow-up albums Those Whom The Gods Detest (2009) and At The Gate Of Sethu (2012), NILE are ready to unleash their new, eighth bone-crushing masterpiece to the masses now – What Should Not Be Unearthed.
The band had only one goal for their new record: “The goal for the new record was sheer epic brutality,” guitarist Karl Sanders jokes, but then he answers seriously: “Really though, the focus this time around is on brutal Heavy Metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an »Annihilation Of The Wicked« approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to