NILE Announce 2025 US Tour With SIX FEET UNDER; Band Reveal New Single "To Strike With Secret Fang"; Lyric Video

July 9, 2024, a week ago

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NILE Announce 2025 US Tour With SIX FEET UNDER; Band Reveal New Single "To Strike With Secret Fang"; Lyric Video

American death metal icons, Nile, recently announced their 10th album, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23 via Napalm Records. 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.

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 US 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 AM, EDT!.Pre-show meet and greets will also be available for both headliners. Visit 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!"

Watch the official lyric video for "To Strike with Secret Fang":

Dates for Nile and Six Feet Under's 2025 "Revenge Of The Underworld Tour" with Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy are listed below.

Dates:

January
7 - Nashville, TN - Basement East
8 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10 - Orlando, FL - The Abbey
11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
12 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum
13 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
14 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room
15 - Greensboro, NC - Hangar 1819
17 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
18 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium Underground
19 - Albany, NY - Empire Live
20 - Mechanicsburg, PA - Lovedrafts
21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Preserving Underground
23 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
24 - Columbus, OH - The King Of Clubs
25 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
26 - Grand Rapids, MI - Elevation
27 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
29 - St. Louis, MO - Red Flag
30 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
31 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's

February
1 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
2 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
4 - Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
6 - Las Vegas, CA - Sinwave
7 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory
8 - Roseville, CA - Goldfield Roseville
10 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
11 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
13 - Berkeley, CA - Cornerstone
14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst
15 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720
17 - Phoenix, AZ - Nile Theater
18 - Farmington, NM - Lauter Haus
20 - Dallas, TX - Haltom Theater
21 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It Live
22 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live

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 pummelling 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.

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 will be available in the following formats:  
     
- 6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500)
- 2LP Gatefold Marbled Orange Black w/ 24 Page Vinyl Booklet and Slipmat (limited to 200)
- 2LP Gatefold Splatter Dark Green Yellow (limited to 300)
- 2LP Gatefold Black
- 2LP Gatefold Clear (North American retail stores only - limited to 500)
- Cassette Tape Edition Yellow (limited to 200)
- 6 Page CD Digipak
- Digital Album

Pre-order here.

The Underworld Awaits Us All tracklisting:

"Stelae of Vultures
"Chapter For Not Being Hung Upside Down On A Stake In The Underworld And Made To Eat Feces By The Four Apes"
"To Strike With Secret Fang"
"Naqada II Enter The Golden Age"
"The Pentagrammathion Of Nephren-Ka"
"Overlords Of The Black Earth"
"Under The Curse Of The One God"
"Doctrine Of Last Things"
"True Gods Of The Desert"
"The Underworld Awaits Us All"
"Lament For The Destruction Of Time"

"Chapter For Not Being Hung Upside Down On A Stake" video:

More Nile tour dates are listed below.

Underworld Europe Tour 2024:

September
3 - Essen, Germany - Turock
4 - Amstelveen, Holland - P60
5 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
6 - Glasgow, UK - Slay
7 - Dublin, Ireland - Opium
8 - Belfast, N.Ireland - Limelight2
10 - Manchester, UK - Rebellion
11 - London, UK - Underworld
12 - Drachten, Holland - Iduna
13 - Uden, Holland - De Pul
14 - Brugge, Belgium - Het Entrepot
15 - Mannheim, Germany - MS Connexion Complex
17 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra
18 - Valencia, Spain - Almassera
19 - Sevilla, Spain - Custom
20 - Lisbon, Portugal - RCA
21 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
22 - Madrid, Spain - Mon
24 - Moncalieri (TI), Italy - Audiodrome
25 - Rome, Italy - Largo
26 - Modena, Italy - Notte Tempio
27 - Aarau, Switzerland - KiFF
28 - San Dona' Di Piave, Italy - Revolver
29 - Munich, Germany - Backstage

Japan Tour 2024:

October
8 - Tokyo, Japan - Space Odd
9 - Tokyo, Japan - Space Odd
10 - Osaka, Japan - Varon

Nile in Bangkok:

October
12 - Bangkok, Thailand - Mr. Fox Live House

Australia & New Zealand Tour 2024:

October
15 - Perth, Australia - Milk Bar / Civic Hotel  
16 - Adelaide, Australia - The Gov
17 - Brisbane, Australia - The Brightside
18 - Melbourne, Australia - Max Watts
19 - Hobart, Australia - Uni Bar
20 - Sydney, Australia - Crowbar
22 - Auckland, New Zealand - Whammy

May 2025
22-25 - Baltimore, MD - 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

(Photo - Casey Coscarelli)



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