NILE mainman Karl Sanders has issued the following update:
"We recently finished a four-show run in Finland, so we were holed up for some r&r [rest and recuperation] in a small town in Holland.
"The Finnish audiences were amazing — total metal fiends.
"So we were anxious to play after resting a few days!
"Today was day one of the Metalfest tour with SIX FEET UNDER, FINNTROLL and BELPHEGOR. This show was in Saarbrucken, Germany and everything went reasonably well for a first day. There was no time to get any prep work done, but the show kicked ass anyway. The audience was very generous with their appreciation, which made us feel very welcome. Fuck yeah.
"Can't wait for tour to get into full gear, so we can impale audiences across Europe with some vicious ithyphallic metal."
MetalKult.com has posted a 17-part video guitar lesson with NILE.
The footage was shot on August 21, 2007, when the South Carolina band came to New York City to play a one-off date from this summer's Ozzfest, in support of their new album "Ithyphallic" (Nuclear Blast).
In the interview, guitarists Karl Sanders and Dallas Toler-Wade demonstrate the key elements of their style, and show how to play NILE classics like "Barra Edinazzu", "Howling of the Jinn", "Black Seeds of Vengeance" and more.
Go to MetalKult.com now to check out these videos.
NILE shot a video for the song "Papyrus Containing The Spell To Preserve Its Possessor From Attacks From He Who Is In The Water" on November 18. The clip, which is rumored to feature live Nile crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus), was directed by Juan "Punchy" Gonzalez (producer for such acts as MORBID ANGEL and TERRORIZER).