NILE - Unveil New Album Details2015-05-28
Today is a big day for fans of NILE because the band just revealed pretty much everything about their new album. The follow-up to At The Gate Of Sethu is finally coming and will be called What Should Not Be Unearthed. The kings of technical death metal are currently in the studio wrapping up the mix of their upcoming album which was produced by NILE and mixed by Neil Kernon. The album will be released on August 28th, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records. Also, check out the cover art that will grace the record.
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 said about the artwork: "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."
NILE will hit the road together with their label mates SUFFOCATION as special guests, to support their upcoming opus What Should Not Be Unearthed. Pre-order the album here if you wish.