The reigning kings of technical historically-themed brutality, NILE, have posted the music video for “Enduring the Eternal Molestation of Flame”. The clip was produced and directed by Jon Simvonis for Magnum Production Studios Co. and Arctos Broadcast Facilities. It also features the African Heritage group and photography by Philippos Kokkalis.
“It was truly an honor to direct the new NILE video; a band with so many diehard fans and such a strong impact in the metal scene,” commented Simvonis. “The video concept, as a matter of fact, was inspired by the culture and the ritual habits of the Ancient Nubia, a region along the Nile River, which is located in northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. The research and design elements of the video led to a really interesting combination of the Ancient Egyptian myths, through the prism of the Nubian African Voodoo Burial rituals. Two worlds set so close, yet so far from each other.”
NILE will tour the United States once again this March and April with 28 shows supported by three of the best local bands in every market. NILE will play two massive sets with music spanning their prolific, twenty year career. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at EnterTheVault.com.
“In order to commemorate our 20th year as a band,” states guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders, “we want to bring NILE and all metal fans an evening of NILE music that spans our entire career and play two full sets with only a brief intermission. After years of many package tours, the necessary set time restrictions have often meant that NILE’s had to streamline our set. Fans didn’t always get to hear the songs they came to hear. Thankfully, some of those classic NILE songs we have been itching to play for years will now get a chance to be heard live. We are extremely fired up.”
“Another facet of this tour which was very important to us,” continues Sanders, “we have asked promoters to include the best three local bands from their respective areas on the bill. Supporting local bands in each city is a way for us to give something back to younger bands and the metal scene. We’ve asked promoters to keep ticket prices low, so that fans of all ages can come and join us for an evening of metal. In these difficult times of our recessionary economy, an evening of killer metal shouldn’t have to break the bank. NILE are going to do our part: biting the bullet and rolling the dice to bring metal fans in the USA an unforgettable evening with NILE for a reasonable ticket price. We are sincerely looking forward to seeing all our friends and fans at the shows in 2013!”
NILE tour dates with local support:
03/05/13 Kingdom – Richmond, VA
03/06/13 Empire – West Springfield, VA
03/07/13 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
03/08/13 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
03/09/13 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
03/10/13 BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
03/11/13 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
03/12/13 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
03/13/13 Screamin Willies – Columbus, OH
03/14/13 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
03/15/13 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
03/16/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
03/17/13 The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
03/19/13 Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
03/20/13 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
03/22/13 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
03/23/13 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/24/13 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
03/26/13 Las Vegas Country Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
03/27/13 The Grove – Anaheim, CA
03/28/13 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
03/30/13 Trees – Dallas, TX
03/31/13 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
04/01/13 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
04/03/13 State Theater – St. Petersburg, FL
04/04/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
04/05/13 Hooligans Music Hall – Jacksonville, NC
04/06/13 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
NILE’s seventh full-length studio album, At The Gate Of Sethu, was released on July 3rd and debuted on the American Billboard Top 200 album chart at #131. The album also secured the #2 position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and #10 on the Current Hard Music charts.
At The Gate Of Sethu was produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE). Cover artwork is by Greek artist Seth Siro Anton (EXODUS, SOILWORK, PARADISE LOST).
NILE will be performing on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise in January 2013 and at Circo Volador in Mexico City on March 2nd, 2013.