Ted Kirkpatrick set to release The Doom In Us All: A Tribute To Black Sabbath through Pathogenic Records January 20th, 2016

THE DOOM IN US ALL: A tribute to Black Sabbath


Tourniquet drummer Ted Kirkpatrick teams up with several notable names to pay tribute to Black Sabbath as they get ready to embark on their final tour “The End”.

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Nile What Should Not Be Unearthed album Review

Karl Sanders: Guitars, Vocals, Instrumentals
Dallas Toler-Wade: Guitars, Vocals
George Kollias: Drums
Brad Parris: Bass, Vocals

1: Call to Destruction

This song starts out with a small block of blast beats and a long drawn out vocalization.  The beginning riff is a killer fast paced assault on the senses. The words “Call to Destruction” growling on the vocals, set up the first verse.  This has a great death metal feel so far.  The deep low guttural vocals bring that classic Nile tone that we all know. This song is pretty impressive in how it is brutal while keeping the fast pace. The few moments when the song does slow down it has a punchy and heavy feeling to it maintaining that brutal feel. George Kollias is a very impressive drummer and this song broadcasts that well.

2: Negating The Abominable Coils of Apep

This one starts out with a featureless yet heavy and low death metal guitar riff. It has a decent mid paced groove to it that picks up in tempo after a few bars.  It does slow down a bit and go into an unfortunate sludgy feel at times. This song does not keep my energy level where I would want it to be.

3: Liber Stellae Rubeae

This has a good solid groove to make up the introduction of this track.  The verse has a preaching feel to it that leaves me feeling divided on how I feel about this track. On one hand it has a solid groove. On the other hand, the vocals are pretty bland for the verses. For the most part I have been just enjoying the drums. If there is one thing I can say, it’s that George Kollias is the reason I enjoyed this song.

4: In the Name Of Amun

This song starts out with Egyptian wind chimes. A melodic and eerie sound to start the song off, that goes on for almost a minute until George hits us with a drum roll out to kick things off into high gear.  With some solid blast beats and drum fills the song is not too shabby. Right around the half-way point of the song we get a fast shredding guitar solo. However after that solo the song seems to drag out a little bit too long for my liking.

5: What should not be unearthed?

This starts out with a wailing guitar riff and a mean drum intro. The song begins with a slow and sludgy feel to it. The song has a few bars or fast paced blast beats and guitar riffing but goes right back into that slow feel. I am not a fan of the slow sludgy feel to death metal songs. After listening to the entire song I must admit, I was very disappointed in this song.

6: Evil to Cast out Evil

This starts out with a malevolent and threatening guitar riff that is absolutely bad ass. When the verse comes in we see the song pick up slightly in tempo and give us a solid beat we can move to. The second verse is also a nice solid feel, and then goes into a blast beat up-tempo section. I am enjoying this as it reminds me of older Nile. The chorus is solid, “evil to cast out evil” and rolls out nicely back into the intro riff I enjoy. This song may be my favorite off this album. It has more to offer with the complexity of the guitar solo, the catchy riffs, and the solid chorus. Let’s not forget the drums either, as on this track they are very appropriate.

7:  Age of Famine

This song has a slow and sludgy feel to it for almost the entirety of the song and to be honest, I just plain and simple did not enjoy it. The highlight of this song is listening to George on the drums for me.

8: Ushtabi Reanimator

I have always been a fan of Nile when it comes to the Egyptian ambiance, it does add a little flavor to the style metal.  This turns out to be a mellow instrumental that was not too long. In fact the length was spot on as it was pretty straight to the point.

9: Rape Of The Black Earth

The song has a hearty beginning; it has blast beats and a chugging riff to introduce us to the verse. This may not be a very eventful track but there is something about it that I like. Half way in to the song and this song upholds its mission of a direct and persistent attack of blast beats and relentless guitar riffs.  This song is one of the better ones on the album without a doubt.

10: To Walk Forth From Flames Unscathed

This song has a cool feel to it, and Georges drumming is top notch. This song hits us with killer guitar riffs, they just have this evil feel to them. While this song may not be a rapid fire blast beat filled, high energy song. It has about the right tempo to get some bodies moving, with sections that are straight up low and slow with a punch.  The guitar solo is just mean, melodic, and menacing. I’m absolutely loving the guitar solo of this song due to the intricacies and emotion behind it.

After listening to this album a few times I must say, there is no equal to Nile. They bring more than just death metal to the table with the whole Egyptian vibe. However, I would find myself wanting to skip to the next song. If it wasn’t for George on the drums I would not rate this well at all. In fact I would go as far as to say George Kollias is the reason the guys are still putting out good music. This album was not a disappointment but I found myself wanting to skip to the next song every now and again.

-Badger \m/

Nile album announcement @nilecatacombs

Nile Announce a new album!

The Egyption based Death metal band Nile are set to release their 8th album titled; What Should Not Be Unearthed on August 28th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album is produced by Nile and mixed by Neil Kernon

They have Michal Loranc to thank for the artwork which is pretty badass you can see that right here;

Karl Sanders had this to say “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!”

SO for any Nile fans out there August 28th will be a great day, as we see an album that the band is saying will be as brutal as “ Annihilation of the Wicked” with that said I can’t wait to hear it when it comes out.

So to get you pumped up for a new album lets check out some videos from their past albums with the Greek drumming demigod George Kollias playing percussion;

And a personal favorite ;

-Badger \m/


Nile tour and album news

Based on what Nile has up on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nilecatacombs?fref=ts

They will be touring in late summer and run throughSeptember. Their tour will be titled  “What Should Not BE Unearthed” Tour  and unfortunatley for North Americans it will be taking place in Europe .  The album will be released this Summer and then they start  touring in Europe on August 29th at Massivefest in Warszawa, Poland and dates continue through Sept 27, 2015 The tour will have  Suffocation and a unknown at this time  undercard. The tour is being booked and promoted by Massive Music.Tour date s are listed below for Europian Fans, or anyone planning on taking a trip to Europe this summer and may be in the areas.  At any rate, if you arent going to see them on their tour then at least its a safe bet to make that you can listen to, or pick up their new album when it gets released.

Check out their tour schedule below;

“What Should Not be Unearthed” TOUR 2015 Europe

29.08.2015 POL Warszawa 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 Essen Turock
12.09.2015 FR Limoges/Lyon
13.09.2015 FR Toulouse
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 ITA/FR Marseille
21.09.2015 CH La Chaux-de-Fonds Bikini Test
22.09.2015 ITA/FR tbc
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

Also for some who havent heard Nile or just need a little nudge to give you the motivation you need to check them out here https://youtu.be/NIVkEvWT1GU?list=PLWj1VJYOhco2H9ehA57rDH5xpxOW4ny5C

-Badger \m/

Greek drumming mastermind George Kollias (Nile drummer) solo album streaming today!

So May 12th 2015 we saw the musical talent that is George Kollias in motion.  George’s solo album, and I do mean solo he plays every instrument besides the drums on this album. If you aren’t familiar with his name allow me to bring you up to speed. George Kollias born in Corinth, Greece has played the drums for the Greek metal band Nightfall and left back in 2005 to join the band Nile. Nile a metal band whose music is based on ancient Egyptian mythology, religion, and history. George joined the band to play on the “ Annihilation of the wicked” album.

Today we see George doing his own solo project playing the drums as well as the guitars, bass, and vocals.  George is a killer drummer who has his own foot technique in which the faster the bass drum beats the more stable his legs become while also adding a swivel like motion that he explains it uses the unused energy and utilizes it for a faster BPM bass drum roll. Whether or not you are a fan of Nile George is a pretty badass drummer, his solo album is streaming right now at a few different websites. The one website he had posted a link on from his facebook page http://rockhard.gr/rockhard/news/13880-live-streaming-nile-invictus. At some point I will end up listening to the whole album and giving my two cents but for now check it out on soundcloud streaming the entire album.