Nile is a technical death metal band from USA. They formed in their hometown of Greenville, SC, in 1993. They combine extreme speed and brutality of modern death metal with the ancient styling of middle eastern 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.

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(video) NILE Mastermind KARL SANDERS Releases Third “Saurian Apocalypse” Single, “The Evil Inherent In Us All”

The wait is almost over – NILE mastermind and multi-instrumentalist KARL SANDERS will finally unleash the impending third chapter of his haunting Eastern-ambient Saurian solo project, Saurian Apocalypse, this Friday, July 22, 2022 via Napalm Records.          After revealing the album’s cinematic first and second singles, “The Sun Has Set on the Age of Man” and “Skull Fuck Ritual (Skull Breach Edition)”, KARL SANDERS provides a… Read more »

NILE – Immortalizing The Gods

Nile began brushing away the ancient sands of time in ‘93 giving death metal voice and breath to the gods with technical blast beat precision, a well-researched thorough knowledge of the middle east and the land of the pyramids and guitars that delivered pestilent fury.  Guitarist/ vocalist Karl Sanders takes great pride and patience with… Read more »

OVERKILL & NILE – Grind Through Columbus

Ancient Egypt and East Coast Jersey invaded Columbus Thursday, February 16 as Nile and Overkill smashed through The Park Street Saloon on night three of their 26 date U.S. tour.  Nile, with newly acquired vocalist and guitarist Brian Kingsland took their trademark technical death assault from the crypts to the mosh-ready minions with the full… Read more »

Photos – OVERKILL & NILE – Grind Through Columbus

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NILE – Announce New Member  + Tour Kicks-Off February 14th

NILE will be embarking on their next tour in support of their latest release What Should Not Be Unearthed on Feb 14, 2017.  The tour will be with the legendary OVERKILL and will visit 24 cities across America. The band would also like to announce that Dallas Toler-Wade has decided to leave the band to focus on his own plans… Read more »


Masters of historical-themed brutality, NILE, have released a lyric video for the brand new track entitled “Evil To Cast Out Evil” off the upcoming album What Should Not Be Unearthed. Produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon, the album will be released August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Watch the official lyric video for “Evil… Read more »

NILE & KAUSTIK Live – HOB Hollywood, CA Photos

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NILE & KAUSTIK Live – HOB, Hollywood CA, 5-6-14

Local metal quartet Kaustik and Nile made a stop into Hollywood for the third leg of their  ‘At The Gate of Sethu’ headlining tour on Tuesday, May 6th, at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California.  Kaustik opened the show early with a short, decent set of death metal songs for the early bird head banging crowd… Read more »

NILE: North American Tour in 2014 Announced!

The reigning kings of technical historically-themed brutality, NILE, will tour the United States once again this April and May with 27 shows supported by three of the best local bands in every market. NILE will play a massive set with music spanning their entire prolific career, including several never-performed-before-live songs. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at…. Read more »

NILE Post The Making of “Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame” Video

The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, have uploaded a making-of “Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame” video here or below. Watch as the group provides a behind-the-scenes impression of last year’s intense video shoot in Greece. The clip was directed by Jon Simvonis (SEPTIC FLESH, DEVIL’S TRAIN – and the track is… Read more »