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.”

Nile Premiere “Vile Nilotic Rites” Lyric Video

Nile have premiered a lyric video for the title track of their new album “Vile Nilotic Rites “ That effort will be released on November 1.

Karl Sanders commented:

“‘Vile Nilotic Rites‘ was a depraved yet fun song to write and record. Now that we are playing it live on tour, we are for sure enjoying sharing the song onstage with metal fans. ‘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. The lyrics are some of my favorite on the album as are the vocal performances, par excellence from Brian and Brad, as well as some extremely brutal yet tasteful and enjoyable drum work from George. ‘Vile‘ was one of the first songs written for this album so we have certainly impatiently waited a long time to be able to bring this track to metal fans.”

Nile Premiere New Song “Long Shadows Of Dread”, Reveal Details For New Album “Vile Nilotic Rites”

Nile have premiered a new song titled “Long Shadows Of Dread.” This track is from the band’s new album “Vile Nilotic Rites,” which will be released on November 1.

Karl Sanders commented:

“I am thankful the day has finally arrived that we can share with fans the first single from ‘Vile Nilotic Rites‘. It’s the opening track on the new disc, and a song we will be thoroughly enjoying playing live on our upcoming EU and USA tours. ‘Long Shadows‘ was chosen as the first song we want people to hear from this upcoming album as this crushing track should leave NO DOUBT in anyone’s mind concerning the uncompromising, brutal, destructive intent evident throughout the entirety of the ‘Vile Nilotic Rites‘ album. I would also like to thank our fans who have been patiently waiting while we worked tirelessly to make this record undeniably the best Nile record in many years.”

George Kollias added:

“I’m super excited for the release of our new album and very happy our fans will finally get their first taste! It’s a special album for all of us since each member contributed on this a lot. I feel it represents the teamwork spirit Nile has right now and that shows on stage as well. I look forward to touring and playing these songs live for all the Nile fans!”

“Vile Nilotic Rites” Track Listing:

01. “Long Shadows Of Dread”
02. “Oxford Handbook Of Savage Genocidal Warfare”
03. “Vile Nilotic Rites”
04. “Seven Horns Of War”
05. “That Which Is Forbidden”
06. “Snake Pit Mating Frenzy”
07. “Revel In Their Suffering”
08. “Thus Sayeth The Parasites Of The Mind”
09. “Where Is The Wrathful Sky”
10. “The Imperishable Stars Are Sickened”
11. “We Are Cursed”

Nile Announce European/UK Tour With Hate Eternal, Vitriol, & Omophagia

Nile have announced a fall European/UK tour. Hate Eternal, Vitriol, and Omophagia will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/10 Warszawa, POL – Progresja
09/11 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
09/12 Krakow, POL – Zetpete
09/13 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
09/14 Vienna, AUT – Szene
09/15 Brno, CZE – Melodka
09/16 Munich, GER – Backstage
09/17 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
09/18 Mannheim, GER – MS Connection
09/19 Milano, ITA – Slaughter Club
09/20 Rome, ITA – largo
09/21 San Dona Di Piave, ITA – Revolver
09/23 TBA, FRA – TBA
09/24 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
09/25 Glasgow, UK – Slay
09/26 London, UK – The Dome
09/27 Mons, BEL – Lotto Mons Expo Club
09/28 Helmond, NET – Cacaofabriek
09/29 Essen, GER – Turock
10/01 Bremen, GER – Tivoli
10/02 Amstelveen, NET – P60
10/03 Bad Oeynhausen, GER – Alte Druckerei
10/04 Lichtenfels, GER – Way Of Darkness Festival
10/05 Leipzig, GER – Hellraiser
10/06 Wroclaw, POL – Zaklete Rewiry

This news comes after Nile recently revealed that their new album is done.

Nile Finish New Album

Nile have officially finished their new album. Drummer George Kollias commented:

“Listening to the new album mixed/mastered as I type, I cannot find the words to tell you how fucking great this album sounds!!! Mark Lewis nailed it, best production we ever had!!!! Prepare for this release, this album is a classic one…..mark my words!! #nileband #newalbum2019″


More Dates Added To Nile & Terrorizer’s U.S. Tour

More dates have been added to Nile and Terrorizer’s fall U.S. tour. You can find the updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

11/01 Atlanta, GA – Loft at Centerstage
11/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
11/03 Durham, NC – Motorco
11/04 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
11/05 Baltimore MD – Soundstage
11/06 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/07 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
11/08 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
11/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
11/12 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
11/13 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/14 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
11/15 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
11/16 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Saloon
11/17 Lincoln, NE – Royal Grove
11/18 Denver, CO – Hermans Hideaway
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
11/21 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/22 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/23 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/24 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
11/25 Fresno, CA – Strummers
11/26 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
11/27 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/29 Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Grill
11/30 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
12/01 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
12/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
12/05 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
12/06 Dallas, TX – Trees
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
12/08 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
12/10 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
12/11 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
12/12 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
12/13 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
12/14 Greenville, SC – The Firmament