When it comes to technicality and brutality, few bands hold a candle to death metal legends Nile. Combining a passion for Ancient Egyptian culture with serious technical chops, the band's creative, history-infused approach to the genre is truly one-of-a-kind. On tour in 2013, Nile treated fans to razor-sharp renditions of tracks like "Supreme Humanism of Megalomania" and "Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame," setting big expectations for their 2014 shows.
Formed in South Carolina in 1993, Nile had already built a substantial regional following by the time their 1998 debut full-length Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka introduced them to national audiences. After relatively moderate success in the early '00s, the band really hit their stride with the 2007 release of Ithyphallic, cracking the Billboard 200 and landing a coveted spot on the Ozzfest Tour. In 2012, Nile released their seventh album At the Gate of Sethu to a No. 2 spot on Billboard's Top Heatseakers chart, marking their highest position to date and setting the stage for a 2014 headlining tour.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Nile... blew my mind. They sound just as good live as they do on disc, which I find to be very rare. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend going to see them."
"This was by far the sickest, most brutal, and most enjoyable concert I have ever attended, by any band! I would HIGHLY recommend this event, and any other Nile concert, to any fan of death metal."
"Unbelievable show! If you are looking for brutality and technicality rolled into one package, Nile never fails to deliver."