When we caught up with Karl Sanders and George Kollias of Nile on this year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, their excited about the new album that they were recording was palpable, both in their voices and their descriptions of the new release. (Read our interview here!)
The time is nearing for the album to reach the masses, and Nile have announced that Vile Nilotic Rites will be released on November 1 via Nuclear Blast Records.
Not only have the band formally announced the album, but they have released the first single, “Long Shadows Of Dread.”
I am thankful the day has finally arrived that we can share with fans the first single from Vile Nilotic Rites. It’s the opening track on the new disc, and a song we will be thoroughly enjoying playing live on our upcoming EU and USA tours. ‘Long Shadows’ was chosen as the first song we want people to hear from this upcoming album as this crushing track should leave NO DOUBT In anyone’s mind concerning the uncompromising, brutal, destructive Intent evident throughout the entirety of the Vile Nilotic Rites album. I would also like to thank our fans who have been patiently waiting while we worked tirelessly to make this record undeniably the best NILE record in many years.“
I’m super excited for the release of our new album and very happy our fans will finally get their first taste! It’s a special album for all of us since each member contributed on this a lot. I feel it represents the team work spirit Nile has right now and that shows on stage as well. I look forward to touring and playing these songs live for all the NILE fans!
Watch the lyric video below, and pre-order the album here!