"Nile" is a brutal/technical death metal band from South Carolina, USA assembled in 1993. Their music and lyrics are inspired by Ancient Egyptian mysticism, history, religion and art.
Nile's music is mostly written by founding member and guitarist Karl Sanders. It combines traditional death metal with elements of Middle Eastern music, incorporating traditional Egyptian instruments into some of the songs. Nile's music is also characterized by its extreme complexity and speed, for which the band has received acknowledgement from many music fans and journalists.
The lyrical content is based on Karl Sanders' interest in Egyptology as well as other ancient Middle Eastern cultures such as Mesopotamia. Lengthy sleeve notes are included with the albums ''Black Seeds of Vengeance'', ''In Their Darkened Shrines'', and ''Annihilation of the Wicked'' albums, explaining the inspiration or source for the lyrics of each song. Also, some of the songs are based on the fictional work of H. P. Lovecraft, an author who has inspired many bands from various genres.
Karl Sanders has also released one solo album called Saurian Meditation.
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|country||South Carolina, USA|
|music genre|| Technical death metal|
Brutal death metal
|current members|| Karl Sanders|