South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have finished recording the drums for their new album for an early 2012 release. Guitarist/vocalist Karl Sanders states, George [Kollias, drums], Dallas [Toler-Wade, guitar/vocals], [producer] Neil Kernon and I spent a week with Bob Moore at the Soundlab in Columbia, South Carolina tracking drums. We were expecting a long grueling session — some of this material is very compositionally challenging and technically demanding — but George knocked it out, finishing a full week ahead of schedule.
“Oh my God. Some of the drumming on this record will be boggling people’s minds for years to come.
“At the moment we are back in Greenville, and will commence tracking guitars any day now.”
“Those Whom The Gods Detest”, the latest 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”.