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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.   Chapter for Transforming into a Snake
  4.   The Blessed Dead
  5.   Sacrifice Unto Sebek
  6.   Ramses Bringer of War
  7.   The Fiends Who Come To Steal the Magick of the Deceased
  8.   Sarcophagus
  9.   The Black Flame
  10.   Kheftiu Asar Butchiu
  11.   Black Seeds of Vengeance
  12.   The Chaining of the Iniquitous
  13.   Ethno-Musicological Cannibalisms
  14.   Dusk Falls Upon the Temple of the Serpent on the Mount of Sunrise
  15.   I Whisper in the Ear of the Dead
  16.   Call to Destruction
  17.   Eat of the Dead
  18.   In Their Darkened Shrines: II. Invocation to Seditious Heresy
  19.   When My Wrath is Done
  20.   Die Rache Krieg Lied der Assyriche
  21.   Age of Famine
  22.   What Should Not Be Unearthed
  23.   In the Name of Amun
  24.   Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor Against Attacks From He Who Is In The Water
  25.   Tribunal of the Dead
  26.   Natural Liberation of Fear Through the Ritual Deception of Death
  27.   The Gods Who Light Up the Sky At the Gate of Sethu
  28.   Slaves of Xul
  29.   The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh
  30.   Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
  31.   Those Whom the Gods Detest
  32.   Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld
  33.   Kem Khefa Khesef
  34.   Kafir
  35.   Iskander d'Hul Karnon
  36.   Even the Gods Must Die
  37.   The Essential Salts
  38.   Laying Fire Upon Apep
  39.   Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve It's Possessor Against Attacks
  40.   Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten
  41.   Annihilation of the Wicked
  42.   Lashed to the Slave Stick
  43.   Cast Down the Heretic
  44.   Wind of Horus
  45.   Unas Slayer of the Gods
  46.   In Their Darkened Shrines: III. Destruction of the Temple of the ...
  47.   Wrought
  48.   Multitude of Foes
  49.   Libation Unto the Shades Who Lurk in the Shadows of the Temjple of Anhur
  50.   Opening of the Mouth
  51.   Pestilence and Iniquity
  52.   The Howling of the Jinn
  53.   La Chant du Cygre
  54.   Rape of the Black Earth
  55.   Execration Text
  56.   Supreme Humanism of Megalomania
  57.   Extinct
  58.   Ithyphallic
  59.   Invocation of the Gate of Aat-Ankh-es-en-Amenti
  60.   Stones of Sorrow
  61.   The Eye of Ra
  62.   To Dream of Ur by Scott Wilson
  63.   Worship the Animal
  64.   Hittite Dung Incantation
  65.   The Nameless City of the Accursed
  66.   Surrounded By Fright
  67.   Kudurru Maglu
  68.   Ushabti Reanimator
  69.   Nepenthe
  70.   Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual in the Abandoned Towers of Silence
  71.   Language of the Shadows
  72.   In Their Darkened Shrines: I. Hall of Saurian Entombment
  73.   Nas Akhu Khan She en Asbiu
  74.   Masturbating the War God by Gary Jones
  75.   Beneath Eternal Oceans of Sand
  76.   To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed
  77.   Barra Edinazzu
  78.   Liber Stellae Rubeae
  79.   Serpent Headed Mask
  80.   Evil to Cast out Evil
  81.   The Burning Pits of the Duat
  82.   Negating the Abominable Coils of Apep
  83.   As He Creates So He Destroys
  84.   Smashing the Antiu
  85.   Spawn of Uamenti
  86.   Defiling the Gates of Ishtar featuring Gary Jones
  87.   What Can Be Safely Written
  88.   4th Arra of Dagon
  89.   Mecca
  90.   User-Maat-Re
  91.   The Infinity of Stone
  92.   Utterances of the Crawling Dead
  93.   Khetti Satha Shemsu featuring Bob Moore
  94.   In Their Darkened Shrines: IV. Ruins
  95.   Churning the Maelstrom
  96.   Chapter of Obeisance Before Giving Breath to the Inert One in the ...

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