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NILE Announces 2025 USA Tour + Reveals Second Single “To Strike with Secret Fang”

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American death metal icons NILE recently announced their highly-anticipated 10th album, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23 via Napalm Records, and the first reviews are in! The album’s breakneck first single, “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, arrived to much acclaim from long time fans, and was instantly dubbed by Consequence as “kinetic, technically dense brutality”, while MetalSucks hailed it as “face disfiguring death metal from start to finish”.

The album’s second single and most succinct standout, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, pushes that unrelenting prowess to the next level. Out today via a new lyric video and streaming on all major platforms, the track blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, rhythmic vocal mastery and brutal conviction. Listen below!

Alongside the single, NILE have also announced their upcoming 2025 USA co-headline tour with death metal greats Six Feet Under. The tour begins January 7, 2025 in Nashville, TN and will feature support from Psycroptic and Embryonic Autopsy. Tickets for this unmissable onslaught go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10:00AM EDT! Pre-show meet and greets will also be available for both headliners. Visit https://nile-official.com/ for tickets and more information, and see below for all tour dates.

NILE’s Karl Sanders comments on the new track and tour announcement:
“‘To Strike with Secret Fang’ is a straight-to-the-point, uptempo blasting venomous assassin’s blade of a metal song. It’s the shortest track off the new record, The Underworld Awaits us All, which of course in Nile fashion has several long form complex metal compositions. But ‘Fang’ instantly goes right for the throat and will no doubt be a burner for live Nile shows.  

“Speaking of, Nile is very pleased for the opportunity to once again share the stage with the guys in Six Feet Under and Psycroptic. We are also primed and ready to play some of the killer songs from the new Nile album for metal fans, as well as classic Nile tracks that have become live favorites over the years. We have no doubt that metal will take place!” 

NILE & Six Feet Under 2025 USA Co-Headliner
“Revenge of the Underworld Tour”

w/ Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy

01/07/25: Nashville, TN @ Basement East
01/08/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01/10/25: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
01/11/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
01/12/25: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
01/13/25: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
01/14/25: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
01/15/25: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
01/17/25: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
01/18/25: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Underground
01/19/25: Albany, NY @ Empire Live
01/20/25: Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts
01/21/25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
01/23/25: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
01/24/25: Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs
01/25/25: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
01/26/25: Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
01/27/25: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
01/29/25: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
01/30/25: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
01/31/25: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
02/01/25: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
02/02/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
02/04/25: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
02/06/25: Las Vegas, CA @ Sinwave
02/07/25: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
02/08/25: Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
02/10/25: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
02/11/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
02/13/25: Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
02/14/25: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
02/15/25: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
02/17/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
02/18/25: Farmington, NM @ Lauter Haus
02/20/25: Dallas, TX @ Haltom Theater 
02/21/25: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
02/22/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

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Boasting airtight technicality and unrelenting brutality, the new album pushes each member of NILE – founding mastermind/guitarist Karl Sanders, longtime drum master George Kollias, vocalist/guitarists Brian Kingsland and Zach Jeter, and bassist Dan Vadim Von – to their furthest extremes both in artistry and performance. Once again produced and recorded at Sanders’ own Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, the band returned to Vile Nilotic Rites engineer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Whitechapel) for mixing and mastering.

Facing the planet’s inevitable end with their diehard fans at their side, NILE waste absolutely no time with histrionics on The Underworld Awaits Us All, distilling their trademark Egyptology driven tempest down to its most streamlined essence. Charging into battle as its namesake depicts, “Stelae of Vultures” makes an immediate impact with dissonant guitar chords and supernatural drumming, teasing the auditory evisceration to come. Topped by impressive screams and gutturals, the track leads into “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, citing the Egyptian Book of the Dead’s 181st chapter. The album’s most succinct track, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, before album standouts such as “Naqada II Enter the Golden Age” and “Overlords of the Black Earth” breathe new life with thrash and fusion experimentation, as well as real human choirs – adding a raw element to the NILE fold. Each track soars as a technical tour-de-force – featuring career-defining extreme drumming from Kollias, as well as razor-sharp soloing from all three active guitarists and palpable bass exploration. A perfect example of this equation is pinnacle burner “Under the Curse of the One God”, combining sinister atmospherics with breakneck pacing and whirlwind, vicious riff acrobatics. 

Throughout the remainder of its 11 pummeling tracks and intricate interludes, NILE masters full-tilt speed and ferocious musicality. 30 years into their heavy reign, The Underworld Awaits Us All proves that NILE is marching onward and undoubtedly upward, bleeding metal for their fandom for as long as the sands of time will allow.

Pre-Order The Underworld Awaits Us All HERE:

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The Underworld Awaits Us All’s mind-bending art was once again envisioned and created by Michał ‘Xaay’ Loranc, with reference to the cycle of life and judgment at its end. 

The Underworld Awaits Us All track listing:
1. Stelae of Vultures
2. Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes
3. To Strike with Secret Fang
4. Naqada II Enter the Golden Age
5. The Pentagrammathion of Nephren-Ka
6. Overlords of the Black Earth
7. Under the Curse of the One God
9. Doctrine of Last Things
10. True Gods of the Desert
11. The Underworld Awaits us All
12. Lament for the Destruction of Time

The Underworld Awaits Us All will be available in the following formats:       
-2LP Gatefold GOLD (Napalm mail order only – limited to 300) – NEW!!
-2LP Gatefold MARBLED ORANGE RED BLACK w/ 24 Page Vinyl Booklet and Slipmat (Napalm mail order only – limited to 200)
-2LP Gatefold SPLATTER DARK GREEN YELLOW (Napalm mail order only – limited to 300)
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR (North American indie stores only – limited to 500)
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR w/ signed card (limited North American Newbury Comics exclusive)
-2LP Gatefold BLACK
-6 Page CD Digipak
-6 Page CD Digipak w/ signed card (limited North American Newbury Comics exclusive)
-6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500) – SOLD OUT in North America, only 50 left in international store!
-Cassette Tape Edition YELLOW (Napalm mail order only – limited to 200)
-Digital Album

Additional NILE Tour Dates:

NILE Underworld Europe Tour 2024:
September 3, 2024 – Essen, GER @ Turock
September 4, 2024 – Amstelveen, HOL @ P60
September 5, 2024 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
September 6, 2024 – Glasgow, UK @ Slay
September 7, 2024 – Dublin, IRE @ Opium
September 8, 2024 – Belfast, N.IRE @ Limelight2
September 10, 2024 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
September 11, 2024 – London, UK @ Underworld
September 12, 2024 – Drachten, HOL @ Iduna
September 13, 2024 – Uden, HOL @ De Pul
September 14, 2024 – Brugge, BEL @ Het Entrepot
September 15, 2024 – Mannheim, GER @ MS Connexion Complex
September 17, 2024 – Barcelona, SP @ Salamandra
September 18, 2024 – Valencia, SP @ Almassera
September 19, 2024 – Sevilla, SP @ Custom
September 20, 2024 – Lisbon, POR @ RCA
September 21, 2024 – Porto, POR @ Hard Club
September 22, 2024 – Madrid, SP @ Mon
September 24, 2024 – Moncalieri (TI), ITA @ Audiodrome
September 25, 2024 – Rome, ITA @ Largo
September 26, 2024 – Modena, ITA @ Notte Tempio
September 27, 2024 – Aarau, CH @ KiFF
September 28, 2024 – San Dona’ Di Piave, ITA @ Revolver
September 29, 2024 – Munich, GER @ Backstage

NILE Japan Tour 2024:
October 8, 2024 – Tokyo @ Space Odd
October 9, 2024 – Tokyo @ Space Odd
October 10, 2024 – Osaka @ Varon

NILE in Bangkok:
October 12, 2024 – Bangkok, TH @ Mr. Fox Live House

NILE Australia & New Zealand Tour 2024:
October 15, 2024 – Perth, AU @ Milk Bar / Civic Hotel  
October 16, 2024 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
October 17, 2024 – Brisbane, AU @ The Brightside
October 18, 2024 – Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
October 19, 2024 – Hobart, AU @ Uni Bar
October 20, 2024 – Sydney, AU @ Crowbar
October 22, 2024 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy

NILE Festivals:
May 22-25, 2025 – Baltimore, MD, USA @ Maryland Deathfest XX

NILE is:
Karl Sanders – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
George Kollias – Drums
Brian Kingsland – Guitar, Vocals
Zach Jeter – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Vadim Von – Bass
 
NILE online:
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