The new NILE album, entitled “Ithyphallic” will be released by Nuclear Blast on the 20th of July in German and on the 23rd of July in the rest of Europe.
The cd was recorded at Sound Lab Studios in Colombia, South Carolina with Neil Kernon being the producer (also known for his work with NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE).
According to the announcement on the band’s page:
“We have finished the mixes and Mastering on the new NILE album, entitled ‘Ithyphallic’, our first album for Nuclear Blast [Records]. So far we have been nothing but thrilled to work with the entire cast at Nuclear Blast; they have treated us exceptionally well and have given the band a ferocious and inspirational new lease on life. Dallas [Toler-Wade, guitar/vocals], George [Kollias, drums] and I are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that this new record contains our best material yet, and Neil Kernon [producer] worked overtime to ensure that every single blasphemous note is heard in all its primal savagery.”
“There are nine songs and one short acoustic piece, two of which are epic length songs, yet overall a wide range of tempos, some doomy, exotic elements as well as some unbelievably fast and catchy metal.
A few songtitles: ‘Language of the Shadows’, ‘Even the Gods Must Die’, ‘The Infinity of Stone’, ‘Ithyphallic’, ‘Papyrii Containg the Spell to Preserve its Possessor Against Attacks from He who is in the Water’.
“We are, as could be expected, very much looking forward to our upcoming Australian tour. Our last trip down under went exceptionally well and we can’t wait to play again for the rabid Aussie metal fans.
We will also indeed be bringing the NILE brand of Ithyphallic metal to the uninitiated masses at the summer Ozzfest, and, quite welcomely, playing our own NILE headlining shows for the off Ozz days.
We are also anxious for the European NILE fall tour that is in the works where we will finally be able to play a nice long NILE set covering a wide range of material from all our albums.”