Nile (1993-present): a Death Metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
usical group Nile quickly rose to the top of the class of old-school American death metal. Much has been written about their fascination with Egypt and Mid-East rites, but such writing was simply overstated as the similarities go only lyric deep for the music bared little resemblance. With the membership of Chief Spires (bass/vocals), Pete Hammoura (drums/vocals) and Karl Sanders (guitars/vocals) they would start off with the release of Festivals Of Atonement (1995), to follow it with Ramses Bringer Of War (1997), Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka (1998) and In The Beginning (2000; actually a re-release the first two albums merged together). In 2000 Black Seeds Of Vengeance saw Nile return with a massive membership change of the original three adding Dallas Toler-Wade (guitar/vocals) and Derek Roddy as guest drummer. By the follow-up In Their Darkened Shrines (2002) the line-up featured Roddy and Spires gone and Jon Vesano (bass/vocals) and Tony Laureano (ex-God Dethroned/ex-Angel Corpse; drums).
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For the follow-up, Annihilation of the Wicked (2005), George Kollias (drums) and Jon Vesano (bass/vocals) had joined. It would be several years, however, before the band world record a full length again in the form of Ithyphallic (2007), Those Whom the Gods Detest (2009), At the Gate of Sethu (2012) and What Should Not Be Unearthed (2015) all featuring only Sanders, Toler-Wade and Kollias who also shared songwriting credits over the various tracks. For Vile Nilotic Rites (2019), Brad Parris (bass/vocals) and Brian Kingsland (guitars/vocals) joined the team; Parris, however, would be gone by 2022.
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