Nile Release New Single


American death metal icons NILE recently announced their highly-anticipated 10th album, ‘The Underworld Awaits Us All’, out August 23 via Napalm Records, and the first reviews are in! The album’s breakneck first single, “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, arrived to much acclaim from long-time fans, and was instantly dubbed by Consequence as “kinetic, technically dense brutality”, while MetalSucks hailed it as “face disfiguring death metal from start to finish”.

The album’s second single and most succinct standout, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, pushes that unrelenting prowess to the next level. Out today via a new lyric video and streaming on all major platforms, the track blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, rhythmic vocal mastery, and brutal conviction. Listen below!

Alongside the single, NILE have also announced their upcoming 2025 USA co-headline tour with death metal greats Six Feet Under. The tour begins January 7, 2025 in Nashville, TN, and will feature support from Psycroptic and Embryonic Autopsy. Tickets for this unmissable onslaught go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10:00 AM EDT! Pre-show meet and greets will also be available for both headliners. Visit HERE for tickets and more information, and see below for all tour dates.

NILE’s Karl Sanders comments on the new track and tour announcement:

“‘To Strike with Secret Fang’ is a straight-to-the-point, uptempo blasting venomous assassin’s blade of a metal song. It’s the shortest track off the new record, ‘The Underworld Awaits Us All’, which of course in NILE fashion has several long-form complex metal compositions. But ‘Fang’ instantly goes right for the throat and will no doubt be a burner for live NILE shows.

“Speaking of, NILE is very pleased for the opportunity to once again share the stage with the guys in Six Feet Under and Psycroptic. We are also primed and ready to play some of the killer songs from the new Nile album for metal fans, as well as classic NILE tracks that have become live favorites over the years. We have no doubt that metal will take place!”

Watch the new official lyric video for “To Strike with Secret Fang” HERE:

NILE & Six Feet Under 2025 USA Co-Headliner

“Revenge of the Underworld Tour”

w/ Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy

01/07/25: Nashville, TN @ Basement East

01/08/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

01/10/25: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey

01/11/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

01/12/25: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

01/13/25: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

01/14/25: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room

01/15/25: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819

01/17/25: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

01/18/25: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Underground

01/19/25: Albany, NY @ Empire Live

01/20/25: Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts

01/21/25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground

01/23/25: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

01/24/25: Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs

01/25/25: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop

01/26/25: Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation

01/27/25: Joliet, IL @ The Forge

01/29/25: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag

01/30/25: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

01/31/25: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

02/01/25: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

02/02/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

02/04/25: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

02/06/25: Las Vegas, CA @ Sinwave

02/07/25: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

02/08/25: Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Roseville

02/10/25: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom

02/11/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

02/13/25: Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone

02/14/25: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst

02/15/25: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720

02/17/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater

02/18/25: Farmington, NM @ Lauter Haus

02/20/25: Dallas, TX @ Haltom Theater

02/21/25: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live

02/22/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Boasting airtight technicality and unrelenting brutality, the new album pushes each member of NILE – founding mastermind/guitarist Karl Sanders, longtime drum master George Kollias, vocalist/guitarists Brian Kingsland and Zach Jeter, and bassist Dan Vadim Von – to their furthest extremes both in artistry and performance. Once again produced and recorded at Sanders’ own Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, the band returned to ‘Vile Nilotic Rites’ engineer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Whitechapel) for mixing and mastering.

Facing the planet’s inevitable end with their diehard fans at their side, NILE wastes absolutely no time with histrionics on ‘The Underworld Awaits Us All’, distilling their trademark Egyptology-driven tempest down to its most streamlined essence. Charging into battle as its namesake depicts, “Stelae of Vultures makes an immediate impact with dissonant guitar chords and supernatural drumming, teasing the auditory evisceration to come. Topped by impressive screams and gutturals, the track leads into Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, citing the Egyptian Book of the Dead’s 181st chapter. The album’s most succinct track, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, before album standouts such as “Naqada II Enter the Golden Age” and “Overlords of the Black Earth” breathe new life with thrash and fusion experimentation, as well as real human choirs – adding a raw element to the NILE fold. Each track soars as a technical tour-de-force – featuring career-defining extreme drumming from Kollias, as well as razor-sharp soloing from all three active guitarists and palpable bass exploration. A perfect example of this equation is the pinnacle burner “Under the Curse of the One God”, combining sinister atmospherics with breakneck pacing and whirlwind, vicious riff acrobatics.

Throughout the remainder of its 11 pummeling tracks and intricate interludes, NILE masters full-tilt speed and ferocious musicality. 30 years into their heavy reign, ‘The Underworld Awaits Us All’ proves that NILE is marching onward and undoubtedly upward, bleeding metal for their fandom for as long as the sands of time will allow.