Karl Sanders Offers Update On New Nile Album: “So Far, We’ve Got 10 Songs Written”

During an interview with Guitar World, Karl Sanders offered an update on the new Nile album. He said the following:

“We’re working on a new Nile record right now. So far, we’ve got 10 songs written. We’re probably going to do three more, and hopefully start recording by the end of the summer. Then we’ve got a European tour coming up in November/December, and after that, we’ve got to finish the record and hopefully get it out sometime early next year.”

Nile Part Ways With Bassist/Vocalist Brad Parris

Nile have parted ways with bassist/vocalist Brad Parris. The musician is exiting the group “to focus on other projects and family concerns.”

The band issued the following statement:

“It’s time for us to share with our fans and the metal community that Brad Parris is leaving Nile this year. This is something that we have known about and have been working together with Brad through the transition.

Brad has been an exemplary band member of Nile since 2015, conducting himself at all times with professionalism and integrity. He is parting under the absolute best of terms to focus on other projects and family concerns.

Our friendship and brotherhood remain as strong as ever, and we wish him only the best as he continues his musical journey in life.

Nile’s touring and recording commitments remain in effect. It is natural for a band that’s been going strong for 25+ years to have changes and we promise our fans to stay as true and brutal as ever!

At this time we have a few strong candidates for bass/vocals, however any persons interested in auditioning should email nilebassistaudition@gmail.com.”

Nile Announce Fall European/UK Tour

Nile have announced a fall European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/02 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
11/03 Berlin, GER – ORWO Haus
11/04 Bochum, GER – End Of Days Fest
11/05 Louvain-la-Neuve, BEL – Mass Deathtruction
11/06 London, UK – The Garage
11/07 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/08 Glasgow, UK – Slay
11/09 Belfast, IRE – Limelight 2
11/10 Dublin, IRE – Button Factory
11/11 Coventry, UK – HMV Empire
11/12 Lille, FRA – Tyrant Fest
11/13 Nantes, FRA – Warehouse
11/14 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
11/16 Trier, GER – Mergener Hof
11/17 Lyon, FRA – CCO
11/18 Marseille, FRA – Jas Rod
11/19 Tarbes, FRA – La Gespe
11/21 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
11/22 Madrid, SPA – Cool Stage
11/23 Porto, POR – Hard Club
11/24 Lisbon, POR – RCA Club
11/25 Sevilla, SPA – Custom
11/26 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
11/27 Barcelona, SPA – Boveda
11/29 Luzern, SWI – Shuur
11/30 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
12/01 Rome, ITA – Largo Venue
12/02 San Dona di Piave, ITA – Revolver
12/03 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
12/04 Wien, AUT – Szene
12/05 Munich, GER – Backstage
12/07 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
12/08 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
12/09 Helmond, NET – Cacao Fabrik
12/10 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Druckerei
12/11 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan

Nile’s Brian Kingsland To Miss Band’s Upcoming U.S. Tour, Vital Remains’ Scott Eames To Fill In

Nile guitarist/vocalist Brian Kingsland will be missing the band’s upcoming U.S. tour, so he can be home following the birth of his son. During his absence, Vital Remains’ Scott Eames will be filling in.

The band commented:

“Congratulations to Brian Kingsland on the arrival of his newborn son! While Brian takes time for family, veteran metal guitarist Scott Eames will be joining us on Guitar and Vocals. Scott is an exceptionally talented motherfucker who has worked his ass off and earned his spot on stage with Nile. The band is as strong as ever and we are primed and ready to bring Metal to the fans on our upcoming tour starting in Nashville, TN on February 3rd! See you on the road! \m/”

Tour Dates (with Incantation, Sanguisugabogg, and I AM):

02/03 Nashville, TN – Basement East
02/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
02/05 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/06 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/08 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/09 Dallas, TX – GMB&G
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
02/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/16 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
02/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/22 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/23 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
02/24 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
02/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/27 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
03/01 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/02 Detroit, MI – El Club
03/03 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
03/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/06 Worcester, MA – Palladium (Upstairs)
03/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/10 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/12 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Nile Sign With Napalm Records, Announce 2022 U.S. Tour

Nile have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they are working on a new album.

Karl Sanders said the following:

“The band is eagerly looking forward to bringing fans the next chapters in the Nile saga, as part of the Napalm family. We have been quietly working away, earnestly writing new songs for the next Nile album. It will be Nile’s 10th record, and we are determined to make it especially killer for the fans.”

Drummer George Kollias continued:

“Absolutely thrilled that we are a part of Napalm Records and super excited for the new album that’s coming soon, first one with our new label! I feel this is a very crucial moment in our career and I would like to thank Napalm Records for their trust in us — I know we will do some incredible music together! Nile has always kept raising the bar without compromising a single thing and this is what we will do for the next album too. Working on our new album as we speak, and we are hungry as hell to deliver our very best yet!”

Sebastian Münch, Napalm Records A&R, added:

“For me, Nile has always been the most amazing technical death metal band in the world. Starting with ‘Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka’ in 1998, Nile have released nine ‘instant classic’ albums! Welcome to the Napalm family!”

In other news, Nile have also announced a U.S. tour with Incantation, Sanguisugabogg, and I AM:

02/03 Nashville, TN – Basement East
02/04 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)
02/05 Orlando, FL – The Haven
02/06 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/08 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
02/09 Dallas, TX – GMB&G
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater
02/13 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
02/15 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
02/16 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
02/18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/21 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
02/22 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
02/23 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
02/24 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
02/25 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
02/26 Joliet, IL – The Forge
02/27 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
03/01 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/02 Detroit, MI – El Club
03/03 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
03/05 Reading, PA – Reverb
03/06 Worcester, MA – Palladium (Upstairs)
03/08 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/09 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/10 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/11 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
03/12 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Nile Announce Rescheduled North American Dates

Nile have postponed their North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place in fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

09/24 Durham, NC – Motorco
09/25 Huntington, WV – V Club
09/26 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/27 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
09/28 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
09/29 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
10/01 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/03 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
10/04 Montreal, QC – The Fairmount
10/05 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
10/06 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/07 London, ON – Call The Office
10/09 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
10/10 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/11 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/12 Calgary, AB – The Palace
10/13 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/16 Nanaimo, BC – The Queens Nanaimo
10/17 Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret
10/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/20 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/21 Bend, OR – Domino Room
10/22 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/23 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
10/24 Fresno, CA – Strummers
10/25 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/27 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/29 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/30 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
10/31 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
11/02 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/03 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater
11/04 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/05 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
11/06 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11/07 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
11/09 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
11/10 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall at Greasy
11/11 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/13 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
11/14 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater

Nile Announce Fall North American Tour

Nile have announced a fall North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/26 Durham, NC – Motorco
09/27 Huntington, WV – V Club
09/29 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/30 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
10/01 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
10/02 Brooklyn, NY – Kingsland
10/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/04 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
10/06 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
10/07 Montreal, QC – The Fairmount
10/08 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
10/09 Toronto, ON – Opera House
10/10 London, ON – Call The Office
10/11 Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
10/12 Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
10/13 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/14 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/15 Calgary, AB – The Palace
10/16 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/18 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
10/19 Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret
10/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
10/23 Bend, OR – Domino Room
10/24 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
10/25 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
10/26 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/28 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/30 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
10/31 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/01 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/02 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater
11/03 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/04 Detroit, MI – Harpos
11/05 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
11/06 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall at Greasy
11/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
11/08 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/09 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/10 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
11/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
11/14 Monterrey, MEX – Expanda de los Sultanes

GoFundMe Launched To Raise Money For Joseph Payne’s (Ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) Funeral Expenses

As previously reported, Joseph Payne (ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) has sadly passed away at the age of 35. A GoFundMe campaign has since been launched to help pay for funeral expenses.

The following statement was issued:

“Joe was just 35 when he tragically passed away January 24th, 2020. He was an incredibly loving fiance, son, brother, and friend. Joe was an amazing soul, a dreamer and story-teller, easy to love and always willing to share that humor, love and energy with everyone he encountered.

Joe‘s most profound passion was his music and sharing it relentlessly. Self-taught thanks to endless hours listening to Metallica, whether he was playing guitar or bass, Joe‘s energy and skill captured the attention of all who listened and allowed him to share himself and his stories with so many all over the world.

Above all, whether it was making soupy mac ‘n cheese, being playful with his nieces or just being gross ‘Uncle Joe Joe”, protecting his family or just being the original “Lovey”, Joe was more then anything loved back by so many more.

So we are asking for all to help us celebrate one last time the life and times of Joseph Payne and ensure he has a funeral service that everyone can be apart of and appreciate. Thank you everyone!”

Joseph Payne (Ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) Passes Away

Joseph Payne (ex-Nile/Divine Heresy) has sadly passed away at the age of 35. No cause of death has been revealed at this time.

Payne’s former Divine Heresy bandmate Dino Cazares issued the following statement:

“Our Metal brother Joseph Payne has passed away. Another one gone way to young.
I wasn’t going to say anything until I got confirmation from his family, which I now did. At this time no cause of death has been revealed.

Joe was a great friend, a great band member and an incredible musician. Although he played bass in ‪Divine Heresy‬, he was an incredible guitarist. I first saw him playing bass in Nile and right then and there, I said, ‘I want that guy in my band.’

After having that first conversation that night, I realized he was a great dude and from there on, we’ve shared some amazing moments in life and on tour,from Australia to South America to Canada to Mexico to Europe etc..

Joe was a very outgoing funny guy with a very friendly personality. He was loved by many and he loved all his fans and road friends. He never complained when times got tough on the road. He always helped everyone and worked his ass off when he was in DH and I admired him for being that way. 

We love you and we will miss you Rest In Peace my friend.
–Dino Cazares“

UPDATE: Nile’s Karl Sanders has now commented as well:

“The members of Nile were saddened this weekend to learn of the passing of one of our own, Our Dear Metal Brother Joe Payne. We have no details as yet what caused this tragedy, but his loss is a profound one. During Joe’s time with Nile in 2005-07, Joe was a true brother and band member in every sense of the word. He always gave 110% onstage every day, was full of positive enthusiasm, and was a brightly burning Spirit. Joe joined us at the tender age of 19, on recommendation from Kreishloff of Lecherous Nocturne. Possessed of an incredible talent beyond his years, Joe was never afraid to face any of the challenges in stepping onto the world’s stages; the very first obstacle of course was learning the entire Nile set and stepping into the uncomfortably large shoes of recently departed legendary Nile bassist Jon Vesano. Just being able to play those difficult Nile songs on bass while doing Jon’s vocal parts was a herculean task, let alone pulling it all off convincingly in less than a week. But Joe fearlessly stepped up, and boldly walked out on the stages all across Europe to help promote the Annihilation of the Wicked album. Joe of course killed it from the first note, nailing the songs with an awesome stage presence and a supernova of metal energy. It became immediately clear that Metal was what Joe was born to do. The next 2 years of Touring for AOTW were an exceptionally busy time for Nile, and Joe’s fire and will to conquer never let up, not for a single moment. On and off stage, Joe was a great band member, traveling companion, and friend. The time Joe spent with us is something we will remember always. Rest in Peace, Brother Joe, You are a True Metal Warrior.”