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