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

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