NILE Call to Destruction Lyric Video Released

Technical death metal band Nile are set to release their eighth earth shattering ancient Egyptian themed opus to the masses this summer.  The record, entitled What Should Not Be Unearthed, was recorded and produced at guitarist and front-man Karl Sanders,  Serpent Headed Studios.

What Should Not Be Unearthed will be vented onto the world from August 28th 2015 via Nuclear Blast and can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast web-store, but in the meantime the band has put out an official lyric video for the song Call To Destruction.  

The artwork was created by Polish artist Michal ‘Xaay’ Loranc, who has previously created art for 2009 Nile album Those Whom the Gods Detest, Xaay commented on the artwork as follows

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…

Speaking on the release of What Should Not Be Unearthed Karl Sanders explained:

The focus this time around is on brutal Heavy Metal riffing and songwriting; kind of like of an Annihilation Of The Wicked approach but very streamlined to achieve maximum destructive impact. So we believe that we have a truly crushing disc to bring to metal fans. Although Unearthed is still full of the kind of undeniable musicianship people have come to expect from us over the years, it’s the songs themselves that will hit listeners over the head this time around….. These are some of our heaviest-yet-memorable tracks ever.

What Should Not Be Unearthed Track listing:

01. Call To Destruction
02. Negating The Abominable Coils Of Apep
03. Liber Stellae Rubeae
04. In The Name Of Amun
05. What Should Not Be Unearthed
06. Evil To Cast Out Evil
07. Age Of Famine
08. Ushabti Reanimator
09. Rape Of The Black Earth
10. To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed

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Nile will be embarking on a series of European tour dates with Suffocation from August through September 2015 in support of the record.

Aug. 29 – POL – Warszawa – Progresja Music Zone / Massivefest
Aug. 30 – POL – Wrocław – Alibi
Aug. 31 – GER – Berlin – K17
Sep. 01 – GER – Bremen – Tivoli
Sep. 02 – GER – Saarbrucken – Garage
Sep. 03 – GER – Munich – Backstage
Sep. 04 – CH – Huttikon – Meh Stuff! Metal Festival
Sep. 05 – FR – Torcy – Fall Of Summer
Sep. 06 – UK – Plymouth – The Hub
Sep. 07 – UK – Manchester – Sound Control
Sep. 08 – UK – London – The Dome
Sep. 09 – UK – Bristol – The Marble Factory
Sep. 10 – HOL – Nijmegen – Doornroosje
Sep. 11 – GER – Andernach – Death Feast Open Air
Sep. 13 – FR – Toulouse – Connexion Live
Sep. 15 – SP – Bilbao – Santana 27
Sep. 16 – POR – Porto – Hard Club
Sep. 17 – POR – Lisbon – RCA Club
Sep. 18 – SP – Madrid – Arena
Sep. 19 – SP – Barcelona – Razzamataz 2
Sep. 20 – FR – Marseille – Moulin –
Sep. 21 – CH – La Chaux-de-Fonds – Bikini Test
Sep. 23 – ITA – Brescia – Circolo Colony
Sep. 24 – SLO – Ljubljana – Kino Siska
Sep. 25 – HUN – Budapest – A38
Sep. 26 – A – Wien – Szene
Sep. 27 – SK – Kosice – Collosseum


Author: Staff Writer

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