Nile ticket give away

Nile at Empire

South Carolina’s masters of death metal, Nile, are playing on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at Empire in Springfield, Virginia. On this tour Nile will be playing two full sets of songs spanning the band’s entire history to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. This show is not to be missed so is going to give away a pair of tickets to one of you lucky readers. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me which song from Nile’s entire discography (see it here) you want them to play the most! What will you pick? Maybe Lashed To The Slave Stick or Black Seeds Of Vengeance or Unas Slayer Of The Gods? That song with the really long title that starts with the word Papyrus? Nile has so many classic songs to choose from! On Friday, March 1st at 5pm EST I’ll pick one lucky winner from all valid entries at random (using to win the pair of tickets. Please don’t enter if you cannot attend, I want to make sure the winner gets to see this killer show. Be sure to enter with a valid email address you check regularly so I can contact you if you do win. Don’t worry, I won’t add you to any email lists or anything like that, I hate spam too. If I haven’t heard back from the winner in 24 hours another winner will be chosen. If you enter more than once then all of your entries will be disqualified. If the contest is over when you read this or you simply can’t wait to find out if you won the tickets you can buy tickets from Amped & Alive for $17 here.

Nile has bee playing their technical style of death metal, led by guitar virtuoso Karl Sanders, for 20 years now. In that time neither the band’s aggressiveness nor obsession with ancient Egypt have waned. You may remember Amon Amarth similarly performed two sets like this in 2011, however, they spent one of their sets playing their newest album straight through. Nile will not be doing that and instead will be playing a double set retrospective of their career. Nile has also made it clear that they want to support local musicians on this tour so they will have local bands playing each of these shows that will be different in each city. For the show at Empire we get Cannabis Corpse, a Richmond based death metal band with weed themed songs that parody famous death metal songs by bands like Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel and Deicide. The band features Land-Phil Hall of Municipal Waste fame on bass and vocals. There will also be sets by locals Mikhail and Acid Deth Kvlt (you can give them a listen by clicking on their names). Well check out these recent videos by Nile and Cannabis Corpse below and leave a comment with what song you want to hear Nile play the most in their retrospective set!


  1. Those Whom the Gods Detest would be good.

  2. Cast Down The Heretic off of Annihilation of the Wicked. They didn’t play it when I saw them tour with The Black Dahlia Murder last spring so I’m hoping they play it this time around.

  3. Lashed to the Slave Stick!

  4. Sarcophagus

  5. I’d love to hear them play something off the early ‘Festivals of Atonement’ EP, specifically “Wrought.”

    It’s gonna be an awesome show regardless!


    We always have that song playing when me and a group of adventurers are comminting dice-induced-violence in D and D!

  7. My vote is for Kafir!

  8. So excited bout Nile coming up! Love them ol’ boys, I think i’ll go apeshit when I hear unas slayer of the gods.

  9. Even if Unas is a tribute song, I’d love nothing more than to hear it live and relive early college years!

  10. I’d love to hear them play “Masturbating the War God”. It’s not only one of their best songs, but I also really want to hear the crowd shout out the title with Dallas when he introduces it. Priceless.

  11. Execration Text!

  12. Annihilation of the Wicked!!!! Yes, I love long songs. >=3

  13. Lashed to the slavestick!

  14. Lashed to the slavestick!

  15. Sarcophagus was particularly excellent live when they toured last year

  16. User Maat Re from the album Annihilation of the Wicked. Rooaaah! I love it.

  17. “Opening of the Mouth”, definitely!

  18. anything by nile is good and technical

  19. Utterances of the Crawling Dead \m/

  20. Black Seeds Of Vengeance

  21. Black Seeds of Vengeance

  22. 4th Arra of Dagon

    psyched for cannabis corpse as well

  23. I want to see Smashing the Antiu. \m/

  24. Kafir!

  25. Iskander D’hul Karnon

  26. Ramses Bringer of War all the way.

  27. “The Blessed Dead.” One of my favorite opening tracks.

  28. Ramses Bringer of War.

  29. Lashed to the Slave Stick

  30. Kafir!

  31. Pestilence and Iniquity

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