Nile Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka on Limited Edition Colored LP
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All four of South Carolina technical death metal band Nile's classic Relapse Records albums will be available again on vinyl for the first time in over a decade including Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka (1998), Black Seeds of Vengeance (2000), In Their Darkened Shrines (2002) and Annihilation of the Wicked (2005). All four of the albums will be pressed on limited edition colored vinyl and will include a download card for the entire record.
Formed in 1993 by Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals), and Pete Hammoura (drums), Nile wasted little time combining their interest in Egyptian history, culture and lore with the ferocity of modern death metal. Using a symphonic approach to songwriting and arrangement, Nile unleashed an uncompromising attack that fused unique, technical death metal with organic Middle Eastern tones. Their unique lyrical approach was inspired by Sanders' interpretation of ancient Egyptian inscriptions, temple carvings, papyri, hieroglyphics and tomb paintings depicting ancient battles, rituals and religious ceremonies.
Each following year brought a new recording, which marked a large step forward in their musical evolution. Things really began to gel in 1996 when, after recording and shopping three new songs, they landed a deal with upstart label Visceral Productions and began recording their debut full-length in addition to adding second guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade. However, the deal would not last as Visceral folded in late 1997.
Relapse Records swiftly stepped into the picture and, after hearing the record and witnessing the band's live show, a deal was struck for the release of Nile's debut full-length Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka, a monumental testimony of power that took the metal world by storm. Vicious guitar riffs lashed out among tremendous drum blasts, frenzied guitar solos and a savage three-vocalist onslaught. Adorning their brutal attack with exotic instrumentation, symphonic Middle Eastern passages and haunting chants Nile formed an all-out assault of the likes not heard before.
Nile Amongst The Catacombs Of Nephren-Ka Track Listing:
1. Smashing The Antiu
2. Barra Edinazzu
3. Kudurru Maqlu
4. Serpent Headed Mask
5. Ramses Bringer Of War
6. Stones Of Sorrow
7. Die Rache Krieg Lied Der Assyriche
8. The Howling Of The Jinn
9. Pestilence And Iniquity
10. Opening Of The Mouth
11. Beneath Eternal Oceans Of Sand