"Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame", the new video from the reigning kings of technical, historically themed brutality NILE, can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Jon Simvonis for Magnum Production Studios Co. and Arctos Broadcast Facilities. It also features the African Heritage group and photography by Philippos Kokkalis.
"It was truly an honor to direct the new NILE video; a band with so many diehard fans and such a strong impact in the metal scene," commented Simvonis. "The video concept, as a matter of fact, was inspired by the culture and the ritual habits of the Ancient Nubia, a region along the Nile River, which is located in northern Sudan and Southern Egypt. The research and design elements of the video led to a really interesting combination of the Ancient Egyptian myths, through the prism of the Nubian African Voodoo Burial rituals. Two worlds set so close yet so far from each other."
NILE will tour the United States once again this March and April, with 28 shows supported by three of the best local bands in every market. NILE will play two massive sets with music spanning their prolific, twenty-year career. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now at EnterTheVault.com.
"In order to commemorate our 20th year as a band," states guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders, "we want to bring NILE and all metal fans an evening of NILE music that spans our entire career and play two full sets with only a brief intermission.
"After years of many package tours, the necessary set time restrictions have often meant that NILE's had to streamline our set. Fans didn't always get to hear the songs they came to hear. Thankfully, some of those classic NILE songs we have been itching to play for years will now get a chance to be heard live. We are extremely fired up."
"Another facet of this tour which was very important to us," continues Sanders, "we have asked promoters to include the best three local bands from their respective areas on the bill. Supporting local bands in each city is a way for us to give something back to younger bands and the metal scene. We've asked promoters to keep ticket prices low, so that fans of all ages can come and join us for an evening of metal.
"In these difficult times of our recessionary economy, an evening of killer metal shouldn't have to break the bank. NILE are going to do our part: biting the bullet and rolling the dice to bring metal fans in the USA an unforgettable evening with NILE for a reasonable ticket price."
NILE's seventh full-length album, "At The Gate Of Sethu", sold 3,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 131 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 2 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
NILE's previous album, "Those Whom The Gods Detest", opened with 3,500 units back in 2009 to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 160.
"At The Gate Of Sethu" was released in Europe on June 29 and in the U.S. on July 3 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2009's "Those Whom The Gods Detest" was once again produced and mixed by Neil Kernon, who has previously worked with NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE and DEICIDE, among many others. The CD artwork was handled by a true genius of darkened visuals, Seth Siro Anton (SOILWORK, PARADISE LOST, SEPTICFLESH).