Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed (2xLP)
Nuclear Blast - NB3334-1 - 0727361333416
Call To Destruction
Negating The Abominable Coils Of Apep
Liber Stellae Rubaeae
In The Name Of Amun
What Should Not Be Unearthed
Evil To Cast Out Evil
Age Of Famine
Rape Of The Black Earth
To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed
• With numerous critically acclaimed albums and countless world tours under
their belt, South Carolina’s Nile have raised the bar for extreme metal bands
musically, lyrically and conceptually. Their withering live performances are
nothing short of legendary.
• 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. Albums such as 2002’s ambitious ‘In Their
Darkened Shrines’ and the most recent ‘At The Gate Of Sethu’ took Nile’s
astute songwriting and invention to dizzying new heights.
• The band’s eighth studio release, ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’, once
again sees them team up with mixer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Scorpions).
The focus this time around is on brutally heavy metal riffing and songwriting,
recalling the ‘Annihilation Of The Wicked’ album but streamlined in order to
achieve maximum destructive impact. Sanders explains: “Although ‘…
Unearthed’ is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have
come to expect from Nile over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will
hit listeners over the head this time around.”
• Gatefold double LP features etched vinyl on side 4.