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Encyclopedia > Nile (band)
Background information
Origin South Carolina, USA
Genre(s) Technical death metal
Brutal death metal
Years active 1993–present
Label(s) Anubis Records
Relapse Records
Nuclear Blast
Website Official Site
Members
Karl Sanders
Dallas Toler-Wade
George Kollias
Chris Lollis
Former members
Jon Vesano
Chief Spires
Pete Hammoura
Tony Laureano
Derek Roddy
John Ellers
Joe Payne

Nile is a brutal / technical death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, USA assembled in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian mysticism, history, religion and art. Image File history File links Nile_logo2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Technical death metal, or tech death for short, is a term used to describe bands in the subgenre death metal. ... ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ... Karl Sanders Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1964) is the vocalist/guitarist of the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile and was born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Dallas Toler-Wade is the vocalist/guitarist from the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile. ... George Kollias is the current drummer for the American technical death metal band Nile, and Sickening Horror. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ... Tony Laureano is an extreme metal drummer originally from Puerto Rico that has played for an enviable list of bands including Dimmu Borgir, Nile, Angel Corpse, Malevolent Creation, God Dethroned, Acheron, Aurora Borealis, and Belphegor which he is currently working with. ... Joseph Joe Payne was born in Tampa, Florida in 1984. ... Death metal is a subgenre of heavy metal. ... Technical death metal, or tech death for short, is a term used to describe bands in the subgenre death metal. ... Greenville is the sixth largest city in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Khafres Pyramid (4th dynasty) and Great Sphinx of Giza (c. ... Mysticism (from the Greek μυστικός (mystikos) an initiate (of the Eleusinian Mysteries, μυστήρια (mysteria) meaning initiation[1])) is the pursuit of achieving communion or identity with, or conscious awareness of, ultimate reality, the divine, spiritual truth, or God through direct experience, intuition, or insight; and the belief that such experience is one... The title page to The Historians History of the World. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844–1926). ...

Contents

About

Nile's music is written mostly by founding member and vocalist / guitarist Karl Sanders. It combines traditional and technical death metal with elements of Middle Eastern music, incorporating traditional Egyptian instruments in some songs. Nile's music is also characterized by its extreme complexity and speed – for which the band has received acknowledgment from many music fans and journalists[citation needed] – and its extremely 'heavy' riffing, due to Nile's guitar and bass tunings. Karl Sanders Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1964) is the vocalist/guitarist of the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile and was born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The lyrical content is based on Karl Sanders' interest in Egyptology as well as other ancient Middle Eastern cultures such as Mesopotamia. Lengthy sleeve notes are included with the albums Black Seeds of Vengeance, In Their Darkened Shrines and Annihilation of the Wicked albums, explaining the inspiration or source for the lyrics of each song. Also, some of the songs are based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, an early 20th century author, who has also inspired many other bands from various genres. The Great Sphinx of Giza against Khafres Pyramid at the Giza pyramid complex. ... Mesopotamia refers to the region now occupied by modern Iraq, and parts of eastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and southwest Iran. ... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. ...


Karl Sanders has also released one solo album called Saurian Meditation. Saurian Meditation is the first solo album by Karl Sanders, the frontman of the death metal band Nile. ...


In May 2006, Nile signed a new recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records. On February 26, 2007 Nile entered the studio and began recording their fifth full-length album called Ithyphallic, which will be their first release with Nuclear Blast Records. Karl Sanders had confirmed a release date of June 29th via a posting on the band's message board, which was later pushed back to July 20 2007. As a special bonus Nuclear Blast Records gave several fans the opportunity to listen to the new album two weeks before it came out if they could decipher a hieroglyphic message. The answer was papyrus. Ithyphallic is the fifth album from the death metal band Nile. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ... Karl Sanders Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1964) is the vocalist/guitarist of the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile and was born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ...


On March 21 2007, Nile was confirmed as a "Second Stage" act for Ozzfest 2007. A message from Karl Sanders via Nile's MySpace page indicated that they were excited to finally bring true death metal to an Ozzfest audience. Critics of Ozzfest have cited Nile as "The most brutal band to go on a tour usually dominated by false alternative/hard rock bands and metalcore. Ozzy finally got smart this time."


Music

Nile is noted under a genre named "technical death metal," which is considered a branch of death metal featuring odd time signatures and complex guitar riffs and solos. The band categorizes their music as "ithyphallic death metal", in reference to their epic Egyptian themes. Egyptian and Middle Eastern instruments are featured in some songs as well to help accent the themes more. Death metal is a subgenre of heavy metal. ...


Discography

Studio albums

Album Cover Album Title
Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Black Seeds of Vengeance
In Their Darkened Shrines
Annihilation of the Wicked
Ithyphallic
  • Released: July 20, 2007
  • Label(s): Nuclear Blast Records
  • Singles: Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water

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Other Releases

Festivals of Atonement is the debut album from the American death metal band Nile. ... Ramses Bringer of War is a demo by American death metal band Nile. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Legacy of the Catacombs is a compilation CD by the death metal band Nile. ... Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is in the Water is a single by the band Nile. ...

Side projects

Karl Sanders Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1964) is the vocalist/guitarist of the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile and was born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Saurian Meditation is the first solo album by Karl Sanders, the frontman of the death metal band Nile. ... Dallas Toler-Wade is the vocalist/guitarist from the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile. ...

Line-up

  • Karl Sanders - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards, Additional Instruments (1993-)
  • Dallas Toler-Wade - Guitar, Vocals (1996-)
  • George Kollias - Drums (2004-)
  • Chris Lollis - Bass/Tour Session (2007-)

Karl Sanders Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1964) is the vocalist/guitarist of the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile and was born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Dallas Toler-Wade is the vocalist/guitarist from the Egyptian-themed death metal band Nile. ... George Kollias is the current drummer for the American technical death metal band Nile, and Sickening Horror. ...

Former members

  • Jon Vesano - Bass, Vocals (2000-2005)
  • Chief Spires - Bass, Vocals (1993-2001)
  • Pete Hammoura - Drums, Vocals (1993-2000)
  • Tony Laureano - Drums (2000-2004)
  • Derek Roddy - Drums (2000)
  • John Ellers - Guitars (1996-1997)
  • Joe Payne - Bass, Vocals (2005-2007)

This article should appear in one or more categories. ... Tony Laureano is an extreme metal drummer originally from Puerto Rico that has played for an enviable list of bands including Dimmu Borgir, Nile, Angel Corpse, Malevolent Creation, God Dethroned, Acheron, Aurora Borealis, and Belphegor which he is currently working with. ... Joseph Joe Payne was born in Tampa, Florida in 1984. ...

See also

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External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Nile (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Nile is a death metal band from South Carolina, USA assembled in 1993.
Nile's music is mostly written by founding member and guitarist Karl Sanders.
Nile's music is also characterized by its extreme complexity and speed, for which the band has received acknowledgement from many music fans and journalists.
Nile - definition of Nile in Encyclopedia (1130 words)
In particular, the farthest headstream of the Nile is the Ruvyironza River in Burundi, which is an upper branch of the Kagera River.
Where the Nile meets the Mediterranean, the Nile Delta, is the eponym of all river deltas worldwide.
The Nile (iteru in Ancient Egyptian) was the lifeline of the ancient Egyptian civilization, with most of the population and all of the cities of Egypt in the Nile valley.
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