The reigning kings of technical, historically-themed brutality NILE will hit the road in North America as part of the second tour in support of their new album, "Those Whom The Gods Detest". Joining them will be the ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO, Tasmanian tech-death masters PSYCROPTIC, Norwegian extreme metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN and brutal death grinders PATHOLOGY.
"Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II" dates:
Oct. 31 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
Nov. 01 - Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY
Nov. 02 - Sonar - Baltimore, MD
Nov. 03 - Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
Nov. 04 - Rocko's - Manchester, NH
Nov. 05 - Club Hell - Providence, RI
Nov. 06 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 07 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
Nov. 08 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
Nov. 09 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
Nov. 12 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Nov. 13 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
Nov. 14 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 15 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
Nov. 16 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 17 - U.B.'s Bar - Mesa, AZ
Nov. 18 - The Rock - Tucson, AZ
Nov. 20 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Nov. 21 - The Warsaw - Houston, TX
Nov. 23 - Club Firestone - Orlando, FL
Nov. 24 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reduced-service charge tickets go on sale today through EnterTheVault.com and will be made available through all major ticketing services after May 27.
"Those Whom The Gods Detest", the new album from NILE, sold 3,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 160 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD landed at position No. 3 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
Produced and mixed by Neil Kernon (NEVERMORE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, QUEENSRŸCHE), along with a drum-recording job by Erik Rutan (CANNIBAL CORPSE, VITAL REMAINS, GOATWHORE), "Those Whom the Gods Detest" features the band's strongest production and perhaps its best material to date. The cover artwork was created by Michal "Xaay" Loranc, whom NILE guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders had previously worked with on his second solo album, "Saurian Exorcisms".
Fan-filmed video footage of NILE's January 18, 2009 performance in New York City can be viewed below (courtesy of "loginkill"). More clips are available at this location.