Mega Kuusinen from Get in the Pit TV conducted an interview with NILE guitarist/vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade prior to the band's November 23, 2007 concert at Hellä in Tampere, Finland. Watch the interview in two parts below.Headbanger's Blog has uploaded NILE's video for the ridiculously titled but face-shredding song "Papyrus Containing the Spell to Preserve its Possessor From Attacks Against he Who is in the Water". "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect The Possessor From Attacks From He Who Is In The Water" comes off NILE's fifth studio album, "Ithyphallic", which came out on July 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Engineered by Bob Moore and produced by Neil Kernon (CANNIBAL CORPSE, NEVERMORE, DEICIDE), the CD was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Columbia, South Carolina. In a Decibel magazine article penned by journalist Rod Smith, guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders provided the background story for "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Protect The Possessor From Attacks From He Who Is In The Water", which debuted on the official Ozzfest web site on June 6. "It's from 'The Book Of Overthrowing Apep'," he said. "There's a spell in there, a chant that's supposed to stop crocodiles from attacking your boat. I tried to picture it and thought, 'Your boat's being attacked by crocodiles. Are you really supposed to dig out your scroll, fumble through it, find the right chapter, repeat the words, and the crocodiles are gonna leave you alone? When the croc is about to bite you in half, are you gonna be able to find that chapter fast enough?' It's a ridiculous concept. I found myself thinking, 'This song needs to have the words said as fast as possible.' We decided this song would be frantic, fast as anything we'd ever done, with the words super-frantic fast, for that 'trying to escape from the jaws of the crocodile' feeling." Part.1:
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