Technical death-metal experts Nile are famous for their Egyptian themes and crushing, mid-tempo grooves, and on their latest single “Vile Nilotic Rites,” the North Carolina brutes deliver all that inside a vessel of ever-shifting tempos and time signatures to boot.
“Vile Nilotic Rites” is the title-track from Nile’s forthcoming ninth studio album, which is set to arrive November 1st via Nuclear Blast Records. The new track — the second single, following the previously shared “Long Shadows of Dread”— arrives with a beautifully rendered lyric video that showcases the group’s consistent dedication to Ancient Egypt and its timeless appeal. Ankhs, eyes, pyramids, and myriad other symbols reminiscent of the mystical culture of the country’s early civilization provide a colorful backdrop for the song.
“The lyrics are some of my favorite on the album as are the vocal performances, par excellence from Brian [Kingsland] and Brad [Parris],” explains guitarist and bandleader Karl Sanders, “as well as some extremely brutal yet tasteful and enjoyable drum work from George [Kollias].” He continues: “’Vile’ is a catchy track with a lot of variety in the tempo; from crushing heavy, to irresistible mid-paced groove, to uptempo blasting. It also has a creeping, heavy evil vibe yet with just the right amount of technicality to be an undeniably fun blast to play.”
On November 1st, the same day of Vile Nilotic Rites’ release, the band will embark on a six-week run with Terrorizer called A Vile Caustic Attack Tour, starting in Georgia and wrapping around the United States until it ends up back in South Carolina on December 14th. Find tickets for the show closest to you here, and pre-order Vile Nilotic Rites at this location.
1.”Long Shadows of Dread”
2. “Oxford Handbook of Savage Genocidal Warfare”
3. “Vile Nilotic Rites”
4. “Seven Horns of War”
5. “That Which Is Forbidden”
6. “Snake Pit Mating Frenzy”
7. “Revel in their Suffering”
8. “Thus Sayeth the Parasites of the Mind”
9. “Where Is the Wrathful Sky”
10. “The Imperishable Stars Are Sickened”
11. “We Are Cursed”