Nile Unveil Ninth Album ‘Vile Nilotic Rites’ + Debut New Song
This year we're taking a trip back to Egypt as Nile have just revealed the details to their ninth album, Vile Nilotic Rites. The album comes out Nov. 1 on Nuclear Blast and you can hear the opening track, "Long Shadows of Dread," now.
This full length marks the band's recording debut with vocalist and guitarist Brian Kingsland, who replaced long-time member Dallas Toler-Wade in 2017. It's also the first for bassist Brad Parris, who joined in 2015 following the exit of Todd Ellis.
It's a seamless transition for the group who still retain the distinct vocal characteristics Toler-Wade brought to the band and "Long Shadows of Dread" delivers a pummeling four minutes of blistering, spidery guitar work and George Kollias' blast beat marathon endurance fraught with crunching doom.
"I am thankful the day has finally arrived that we can share with fans the first single from Vile Nilotic Rites. It’s the opening track on the new disc, and a song we will be thoroughly enjoying playing live on our upcoming European and USA tours," commented founder, guitarist and co-vocalist Karl Sanders.
He continued, "'Long Shadows' was chosen as the first song we want people to hear from this upcoming album as this crushing track should leave NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind concerning the uncompromising, brutal, destructive intent evident throughout the entirety of the Vile Nilotic Rites album. I would also like to thank our fans who have been patiently waiting while we worked tirelessly to make this record undeniably the best Nile record in many years."
"’m super excited for the release of our new album and very happy our fans will finally get their first taste! It’s a special album for all of us since each member contributed on this a lot," added Kollias." I feel it represents the team work spirit Nile has right now and that shows on stage as well. I look forward to touring and playing these songs live for all the Nile fans!!”
Nile, "Long Shadows of Dread"
Nile, Vile Nilotic Rites Album Art + Track Listing
01. "Long Shadows of Dread"
02. "Oxford Handbook of Savage Genocidal Warfare"
03. "Vile Nilotic Rites"
04. "Seven Horns of War"
05. "That Which Is Forbidden"
06. "Snake Pit Mating Frenzy"
07. "Revel in their Suffering"
08. "Thus Sayeth the Parasites of the Mind"
09. "Where Is the Wrathful Sky"
10. "The Imperishable Stars Are Sickened"
11. "We Are Cursed"
Nov. 01 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Loft At Centerstage
Nov. 02 — Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground
Nov. 03 — Durham, N.C. @ Motorco
Nov. 04 — New York, N.Y. @ The Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 05 — Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
Nov. 06 — Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club
Nov. 07 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Theatre Of Living Arts
Nov. 08 — Poughkeepsie, N.Y. @ The Chance
Nov. 09 — Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
Nov. 11 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ The Crafthouse
Nov. 12 — Westland, Mich. @ Token Lounge
Nov. 13 — Joliet, Ill. @ The Forge
Nov. 14 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall
Nov. 15 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Cabooze
Nov. 16 — Iowa City, Iowa @ Wildwood Saloon
Nov. 17 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Royal Grove
Nov. 18 — Denver, Colo. @ Hermans Hideaway
Nov. 19 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ Liquid Joe's
Nov. 21 — Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon
Nov. 22 — Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 23 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver
Nov. 24 — Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
Nov. 25 — Fresno, Calif. @ Strummers
Nov. 26 — West Hollywood, Calif. @ Whisky A Go Go
Nov. 27 — San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick
Nov. 29 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Backstage Bar & Grill
Nov. 30 — Tempe, Ariz. @ Club Red
Dec. 01 — Tucson, Ariz. @ The Rock
Dec. 03 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater
Dec. 04 — Colorado Springs, Colo. @ Sunshine Studios
Dec. 05 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ 89th Street Collective
Dec. 06 — Dallas, Texas @ Trees
Dec. 07 — Austin, Texas @ Come And Take It Live!
Dec. 08 — San Antonio, Texas @ Rock Box
Dec. 10 — New Orleans, La. @ Southport Hall
Dec. 11 — Orlando, Fla. @ Soundbar
Dec. 12 — West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Kelsey Theater
Dec. 13 — Tampa, Fla. @ Orpheum
Dec. 14 — Greenville, S.C. @ The Firmament
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