NILE (USA/SC)


Formed in 1993 by Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums), NILE wasted little time combining their interest in Egyptian history, culture and lore with the ferocity of modern death metal. Using a symphonic approach to songwriting and arrangement, NILE unleashed an uncompromising attack that fused unique, technical death metal with organic Middle Eastern tones. Their unique lyrical approach was inspired by Sanders' interpretation of ancient Egyptian inscriptions, temple carvings, papyri, hieroglyphics and tomb paintings depicting ancient battles, rituals and religious ceremonies. Each following year brought a new recording, which marked a large step forward in their musical evolution. Things really began to gel in 1996 when, after recording and shopping three new songs, they landed a deal with upstart label Visceral Productions and began recording their debut full-length in addition to adding second guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade. However, the deal would not last as Visceral folded in late 1997. Relapse Records swiftly stepped into the picture and, after hearing the record and witnessing the band's live show, a deal was struck and the two prepared for the release of NILE's debut full-length 'Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka.'


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1994 DEMO

Pro printed covers and cassettes. Has lyrics.

TRACK LISTING:
-  Le Chant du Cygne
- Worship the Animal
- Nepenthe
- Surrounded by Fright
- Mecca

 

RAMSES BRINGER OF WAR 1996 DEMO

Pro printed covers and cassettes. Has lyrics.

TRACK LISTING:
- The Howling of the Jinn
- Ramses Bringer of War
- Die Rache Krieg Lied der Assyriche

RAMSES BRINGER OF WAR 1996 DEMO TAPE:

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