Nile are getting ready to hit the road providing direct support for Overkill and they'll look a bit different when they step onstage. The Egyptian-themed death metal vets have announced that long time guitarist / vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade has left the band after 20 years of service.

Toler-Wade had become Nile's most prominent singer amongst their three-way vocal threat since joining in 1997, making his first appearance on the underground favorite Black Seeds of Vengeance. He has been replaced by Brian Kingsland of Enthean (pictured above, bottom left) and the band has already been rehearsing with the new musician.

Founder Karl Sanders has released the following statement.

"I would like to personally thank Dallas Toler-Wade for his many years with the band, and sincerely wish him well with his music .

All of us in Nile are truly happy and thankful to be working with Brian. Not only is he a seriously talented extreme metal guitar shredder, but he has a great brutal metal voice, with a very versatile range. Brian is also a genuine, down-to-earth hard-working and motivated guy who has helped reignite and re-establish a sense of teamwork back into Nile. With the addition of Brian on guitar and vocals, the band right now seems to me a lot more like the early years of Nile- the classic Nile era when we were all functioning as a cohesive unit , in viciously brutal triple vocal attack mode. The mood in the Nile rehearsal room for the last three months has been focused and relaxed; with four positive, energized, hard working people all on the same Metal page. We simply can’t wait to share what we have been working on with Metal Fans on the upcoming Overkill Tour. Between the addition of Brian and bassist / vocalist Brad Parris now in his 2nd year in the band, this lineup is going to crush skulls. Seriously, the last time I felt this strongly about a Nile Line-up was when George Kollias joined the band."

Toler-Wade left Nile in favor of working on his own plans and recordings, leaving behind a legacy laid out over seven albums, the latest being 2015's What Should Not Be Unearthed. The only known active metal project the musician has is Narcotic Wasteland, a four-piece death metal outfit who released their eponymous debut album in 2014.

Nile's tour with Overkill kicks off tomorrow in Philadelphia and runs through March 11. Appearing on select dates will be Amorphis and Swallow the Sun and a list of stops and more info can be found at our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.

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