Masters of extreme technical death metal NILE are partnering up with longtime friends IMMOLATION and KRISIUN as well as ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and DREAMING DEAD for the first round of American tour dates in support of their new album, scheduled for worldwide release this fall on Nuclear Blast Records.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jan. 15 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Jan. 16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (MA)
Jan. 17 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Jan. 18 - New York, NY - The Blender Theatre
Jan. 20 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Jan. 21 - Chicago, IL - Metro/Smart Bar
Jan. 22 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Jan. 23 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Jan. 24 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Club
Jan. 25 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
Jan. 27 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Jan. 28 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 29 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Jan. 30 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Jan. 31 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Feb. 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Feb. 03 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Feb. 04 - Mesa, AZ - U.B.'s Bar
Feb. 05 - Tucson, AZ - The Rock
Feb. 06 - Farmington, NM - Gator's
Feb. 08 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
Feb. 09 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
Feb. 10 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Feb. 11 - Dallas, TX - Trees
Feb. 12 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
Feb. 13 - Louisville, KY - Headliner's Music Hall
Feb. 14 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Feb. 16 - Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach
Feb. 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb. 18 - Charlotte, NC - Amos Southend
Feb. 19 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Feb. 20 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
Pre-sale tickets for the "Those Whom The Gods Detest" tour go on sale today exclusively at EnterTheVault.com through August 13. On August 14, tickets will become available through all normal ticketing outlets.
NILE's new album is being recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL) and Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE).
Sanders told Revolver magazine earlier in the year that the band's sixth full-length album will likely be NILE's most eclectic offering to date. "We're going to some very unexpected places," he said. "I've been listening to some oud music [the oud is a Middle Eastern lute — Ed.], Iranian music, and some Hindu stuff, and that stuff's definitely rubbing off on the new songs."
Karl Sanders's second solo album, "Saurian Exorcisms", was released on April 14 via The End Records. The CD — which was recorded at Serpent Headed Studios, mixed by Bob Moore at the Soundlab in Columbia, South Carolina, and mastered by Juan Punchy Gonzalez at D.O.W. Studios in Tampa, Florida — contains nine carefully constructed dark cinematic songs that work in harmony to create a uniquely moving emotional experience.
NILE's fifth studio album, "Ithyphallic", came out on July 17, 2007 via Nuclear Blast. Engineered by Bob Moore and produced by Neil Kernon, the CD was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina.