Karl Sanders, founder of the extreme technical death metal band NILE, will be offering guitar lessons across the U.S. during the group's forthcoming tour in January and February of 2010.Lessons will include, but are not necessarily limited to: * Extreme metal guitar techniques,
* Melodic guitar application within a death metal context,
* Warm-up routines,
* Chops-building exercises. Sessions are intended for intermediate-to-advanced students. Lessons will be at the show venues in the cities along the routed dates of the NILE tour, and are on a first-come-first-served basis. The cost of lessons is $100 per hour. There will be a maximum of four students per day to insure that every student gets personal attention and a quality learning experience. Students will be invited to stay to watch NILE's sound-check after the lesson, and all students will be put on the guest list for the show. E-mail [email protected] for more information and to reserve a lesson. A list of dates can be found at the band's MySpace page. NILE recently released the first taste of its latest album, "Those Whom the Gods Detest". Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE), along with a drum-recording job by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE), the CD features the band's strongest production and perhaps its best material to date. The cover artwork was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, whom NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders had previously worked with on his second solo album, "Saurian Exorcisms". The song "Permitting the Noble Dead to Descend to the Underworld" is available for streaming at this location. 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." "Those Whom the Gods Detest" is scheduled for a November 3 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.