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

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