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Combining the extreme speed and nihilism of modern death metal with the ancient styling of Middle Eastern music, Nile formed in their hometown of Greenville, SC, in 1993. With their self-proclaimed trademark of "Ithyphallic Metal," Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums) debuted with their Festivals of Atonement album in 1995, leading Nile to a southwestern tour in support of other big metal acts such as Obituary, Deicide, and Broken Hope. Viscera Productions was responsible for Nile's follow-up EP, Ramses Bringer of War, in 1997 and was going to release their second album, Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka -- that is, if they hadn't gone out of business later that year. However, Relapse Records was more than happy to put it out in early 1998, giving Nile a wider distribution and a chance to hit the road with Incantation and Morbid Angel. The follow-up, Black Seeds of Vengeance, was released in late 2000. A collection of remastered, hard to find recordings, In the Beginning was released later the same year. By 2002, the highly anticipated In Their Darkened Shrines was dropped and the buzz around it led to mainstream coverage the band had never experienced before. Nile returned in 2005 with Annihilation of the Wicked, their first album with new drummer George Kollias and their last album on Relapse. After signing with Nuclear Blast, the band quickly followed up in 2007 with Ithyphallic before setting out across the U.S. on the Ozzfest tour, as well as touring South Africa and Europe. In 2009 Nile went back into the studio with producer Neil Kernon (of Queensrÿche), and released their sixth studio album, Those Whom the Gods Detest, late that year. At the Gates of Sethu arrived in 2012, and What Should Not Be Unearthed, their eighth studio long player, followed in 2015. ~ Mike DaRonco
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  1.   Song
  2.   The Black Hand of Set
  3.   The Blessed Dead
  4.   Kheftiu Asar Butchiu
  5.   Ramses Bringer of War
  6.   Sarcophagus
  7.   The Black Flame
  8.   The Chaining of the Iniquitous
  9.   Sacrifice Unto Sebek
  10.   Black Seeds of Vengeance
  11.   Ethno-Musicological Cannibalisms
  12.   Chapter for Transforming into a Snake
  13.   The Fiends Who Come To Steal the Magick of the Deceased
  14.   Wind of Horus
  15.   The Gods Who Light Up the Sky At the Gate of Sethu
  16.   I Whisper in the Ear of the Dead
  17.   Negating the Abominable Coils of Apep
  18.   Annihilation of the Wicked
  19.   Lashed to the Slave Stick
  20.   Smashing the Antiu
  21.   Multitude of Foes
  22.   Serpent Headed Mask
  23.   To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed
  24.   Evil to Cast out Evil
  25.   Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water
  26.   Supreme Humanism of Megalomania
  27.   Tribunal of the Dead
  28.   When My Wrath is Done
  29.   The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh
  30.   Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
  31.   Surrounded By Fright
  32.   Nepenthe
  33.   Worship the Animal
  34.   La Chant du Cygre
  35.   Those Whom the Gods Detest
  36.   Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld
  37.   Kafir
  38.   Language of the Shadows
  39.   Eat of the Dead
  40.   Ithyphallic
  41.   Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve It's Possessor Against Attacks
  42.   As He Creates So He Destroys
  43.   Spawn of Uamenti
  44.   Cast Down the Heretic
  45.   Churning the Maelstrom
  46.   Unas Slayer of the Gods
  47.   Execration Text
  48.   In Their Darkened Shrines: III. Destruction of the Temple of the ...
  49.   Khetti Satha Shemsu featuring Bob Moore
  50.   The Nameless City of the Accursed
  51.   To Dream of Ur by Scott Wilson
  52.   Libation Unto the Shades Who Lurk in the Shadows of the Temjple of Anhur
  53.   Beneath Eternal Oceans of Sand
  54.   Kem Khefa Khesef
  55.   Stones of Sorrow
  56.   In Their Darkened Shrines: II. Invocation to Seditious Heresy
  57.   Barra Edinazzu
  58.   The Burning Pits of the Duat
  59.   Hittite Dung Incantation
  60.   The Eye of Ra
  61.   Die Rache Krieg Lied der Assyriche
  62.   In Their Darkened Shrines: I. Hall of Saurian Entombment
  63.   Wrought
  64.   Kudurru Maglu
  65.   Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten
  66.   The Howling of the Jinn
  67.   Mecca
  68.   The Infinity of Stone
  69.   Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the ...
  70.   What Should Not Be Unearthed
  71.   Defiling the Gates of Ishtar featuring Gary Jones
  72.   Natural Liberation of Fear Through the Ritual Deception of Death
  73.   Laying Fire Upon Apep
  74.   In Their Darkened Shrines: IV. Ruins
  75.   Utterances of the Crawling Dead
  76.   Nas Akhu Khan She en Asbiu
  77.   Call to Destruction
  78.   Slaves of Xul
  79.   Iskander d'Hul Karnon
  80.   What Can Be Safely Written
  81.   User-Maat-Re
  82.   Extinct
  83.   Dusk Falls Upon the Temple of the Serpent on the Mount of Sunrise
  84.   Ushabti Reanimator
  85.   Even the Gods Must Die
  86.   Opening of the Mouth
  87.   Liber Stellae Rubeae
  88.   Age of Famine
  89.   Invocation of the Gate of Aat-Ankh-es-en-Amenti
  90.   Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual in the Abandoned Towers of Silence
  91.   Pestilence and Iniquity
  92.   Masturbating the War God by Gary Jones
  93.   4th Arra of Dagon
  94.   Rape of the Black Earth
  95.   In the Name of Amun
  96.   The Essential Salts

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