nileNile is an American death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, formed in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian mysticism, history, religion, and art, as well as stories by H. P. Lovecraft.Much of the lyrical content is based on Karl Sanders’ interest in Egyptology and other ancient Middle Eastern cultures, such as Mesopotamia.

A majority of Nile’s music is written by vocalist/guitarist Karl Sanders. It combines traditional and technical death metal with elements of Middle Eastern music, incorporating traditional Egyptian instruments in some songs. Nile’s music is also characterized by its extreme complexity and speed for which the band has received acknowledgement from many music fans and journalists and its extremely “heavy” riffing, due to Nile’s guitar and bass tunings.

Other Information

  • Origin: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
  • Genre: Technical death metal
  • Years active: 1993−present
  • Labels: Relapse, Nuclear Blast
  • Associated acts: 1349, Acheron, Angelcorpse, Belphegor, The Black Dahlia Murder, Brujeria, God Dethroned, Hate Eternal, Malevolent Creation, Nachtmystium, Nightfall
  • Website
  • Members:
  1. Karl Sanders − vocals, guitars, keyboards, additional instruments
  2. Dallas Toler-Wade − vocals, guitars
  3. George Kollias − drums, percussion
  4. Chris Lollis − bass, vocals



  • Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka (1998)
  • Black Seeds of Vengeance (2000)
  • In Their Darkened Shrines (2002)
  • Annihilation of the Wicked (2005)
  • Ithyphallic (2007)



~ by molco on May 15, 2009.

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