NILE, the Egyptian-themed death metal powerhouse hailing from South Carolina, has unveiled their new touring lineup
Joining the band’s founder, Karl Sanders (guitar, vocals), and the long-standing drummer, George Kollias, are two formidable talents: Dan Vadim Von (known for his work with MORBID ANGEL and INCANTATION) on bass/vocals and Zach Jeter (of HIDEOUS DIVINITY and OLKOTH fame) on guitar/vocals.
The band says: “Vadim and Zach are both highly experienced professionals who fit in perfectly with NILE‘s brutal, highly demanding technical music.
“Through the lineup changes over NILE‘s career we have always strived to take these opportunities to bring NILE‘s performance to a higher level, while remaining true to our own musical identity and creative vision. This is another step up for us and we welcome what Zach and Vadim are bringing to the team.
“We are thrilled to continue bringing NILE‘s music to our fans and look forward to seeing everyone at 70k [70000 Tons Of Metal cruise in late January 2024] and beyond. Get ready, it’s going to be epic!”
The band has been hard at work in the studio, crafting their eagerly anticipated tenth studio album, with a tentative release planned for 2024.
Originating from Greenville, South Carolina, NILE has risen to international acclaim as a revered name in the global heavy metal scene. They are known for seamlessly blending extreme traditional and technical death metal elements with their trademark fusion of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern musical influences, creating a tapestry of historical mysticism.
Their previous album, “Vile Nilotic Rites,” was unleashed in November 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The album’s recording and production took place at Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, under the meticulous guidance of Karl Sanders, with the exception of the drums, which were recorded at Esoteron Music Studios in Athens, Greece, overseen by Jim Touras and George Dovolos. Mark Lewis at MRL Studios handled the mixing and mastering.
For the album artwork, the band collaborated once again with the talented artist Michal “Xaay” Loranc, a partnership that has spanned over a decade.