The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality, NILE, are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album “What Should Not Be Unearthed“.
Produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon. The album will be released August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-order your copy here.
The artwork was handled this time by Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc.
Mastermind Karl Sanders states: “All of us in NILE are happy to announce our upcoming newest album »What Should Not Be Unearthed«. It’s our 8th official album, and this time we believe we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. The focus this time around is on brutally Heavy Metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an »Annihilation Of The Wicked« approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. Our last record, »At The Gates Of Sethu«, was super surgically clean and very “musicianship oriented” whereas the new disc is a polar opposite; »Unearthed« is aimed straight at utter metal heaviness and memorable songwriting. Although »Unearthed« is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from NILE over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around. These songs will be a blast to play live, and we are stoked at the opportunity to bring these songs to metal fans everywhere. See you on tour!”
Xaay states about the artwork: “At first, I would like to express that it was great experience to work on another Nile cover / artwork again. I’m really grateful having been a big fan of the band for all these years. The Story behind the title goes deeply beneath everything we have already known, and we may not be ready to face. With the art I excavated the theories of an elder ancient civilization which could give the origin to ancient Egypt. That’s why you can find a new ingredient in the band imagery, pointing at some higher obscure intelligence, eroding and covered with time. That trace of a dismal legacy is resembled in the outer structure which radiates from the block, sealing the unknown, and it’s only an adumbration of what we will meet, once it is removed.
The pyramid-shaped seal in the center doesn’t contain a recipe for some Camel Stew or a Pharaoh’s dining menu. An experienced eye will notice hieroglyphs taken from the “Book of the Dead”, or the Seven Islands of Amentet glyph – depicting the ancient Underworld, and describing the elder reign of God-kings, which had ended circa. 9850 B.C. (perhaps some similarity with that of Atlantis?). But the main thing we should not miss here is a winged scarab sign in the exact center. We all know this most common Egyptian artifact giving protection… so the message is pretty clear… I hope it may become another fine element in band’s repository for the Nile themed tattoos. To sum it up: this album is definitely not a box of candies. Keep in mind that opening the package means you will deal with the deadliest essence… However, it will be a hard task to hold on to your curiosity. Well… it’s a new Nile!”
NILE will hit the road together with their label mates SUFFOCATION as special guests, to support their upcoming masterpiece “What Should Not Be Unearthed”.
“What Should Not Be Unearthed” – European tour 2015 NILE, SUFFOCATION & guests:
29.08.2015 POL Warszawa / Progresja Music Zone /Massivefest
30.08.2015 POL Wrocław / Alibi
31.08.2015 GER Berlin / K17
01.09.2015 GER Bremen / Tivoli
02.09.2015 GER Saarbrucken / Garage
03.09.2015 GER Munich / Backstage
04.09.2015 CH Huttikon / Meh Stuff! Metal Festival
05.09.2015 FR Torcy / Fall Of Summer
06.09.2015 UK Plymouth / The Hub
07.09.2015 UK Manchester / Sound Control
08.09.2015 UK London / The Dome
09.09.2015 UK Bristol / The Marble Factory
10.09.2015 HOL Nijmegen / Doornroosje
11.09.2015 GER Andernach / Death Feast Open Air
13.09.2015 FR Toulouse / Connexion Live
15.09.2015 SP Bilbao / Santana 27
16.09.2015 POR Porto / Hard Club
17.09.2015 POR Lisbon / RCA Club
18.09.2015 SP Madrid / Arena
19.09.2015 SP Barcelona / Razzamataz 2
20.09.2015 FR Marseille / Moulin
21.09.2015 CH La Chaux-de-Fonds / Bikini Test
23.09.2015 ITA Brescia / Circolo Colony
24.09.2015 SLO Ljubljana / Kino Siska
25.09.2015 HUN Budapest / A38
26.09.2015 A Wien / Szene
27.09.2015 SK Kosice / Collosseum