Published Sep 16, 2011Considering ancient Egypt-inspired extreme metal combo Nile haven't unleashed any Phrygian scale-referencing shredders since 2009's Exclaim!-approved Those Whom the Gods Detest, fans are no doubt getting pretty hungry for some new tunes. Thankfully, the band are ready to issue another release this fall, but the recordings date back to the outfit's early days.
While hardly as old as the pyramids, the upcoming Worship the Animal - 1994 the Lost Recordings EP highlights a handful of tracks crafted well before Nile's 1998 debut LP Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka. The five-song affair, which acted as their demo tape, features the original lineup of guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders, bassist/vocalist Chief Spires and drummer Pete Hammoura.
The mini-set is sure to showcase the band's hyper-technical blend of punishing death metal rhythms and Eastern melodies, not to mention Sanders's unique fascination with hieroglyphics and ancient history. That said, the song title "Surrounded by Fright" comes across like a metal cliché. Let's just chalk that up to the band still finding their footing.
Worship the Animal - 1994 the Lost Recordings comes out October 11 via Goomba Music. You can check the tracklisting below and the cover above.
Thanks to Blabbermouth for the tip.
Worship the Animal - 1994 the Lost Recordings:
1. "La Chant Du Cygre"
2. "Worship The Animal"
4. "Surrounded By Fright"