Upon the departure of former guitarist and vocalist, Dallas Toler-Wade who decided to leave the band to focus on his own plans and recordings, Nile have announced Brian Kingsland as their newest man on the frontline.
On Dallas’ departure, Brian’s introduction and their tour with Overkill, original member and guitarist Karl Sanders says:
I would like to personally thank Dallas Toler-Wade for his many years with the band, and sincerely wish him well with his music. All of us in Nile are truly happy and thankful to be working with Brian. Not only is he a seriously talented extreme metal guitar shredder, but he has a great brutal metal voice, with a very versatile range.
Brian is also a genuine, down-to-earth hard-working and motivated guy who has helped reignite and re-establish a sense of team work back into Nile. With the addition of Brian on guitar and vocals, the band right now seems to me a lot more like the early years of Nile – the classic Nile era when we were all functioning as a cohesive unit, in viciously brutal triple vocal attack mode. The mood in the Nile rehearsal room for the last three months has been focused and relaxed; with four positive, energised, hard working people all on the same metal page. We simply can’t wait to share what we have been working on with metal fans on the upcoming Overkill Tour. Between the addition of Brian, and bassist / vocalist Brad Parris now in his second year in the band, this line-up is going to crush skulls. Seriously, the last time I felt this strongly about a Nile Line-up was when George Kollias joined the band.
Also weighing in is drummer George Kollias who comments;
I want to thank Dallas for everything he did for Nile all these years, it’s been some amazing years and I wish him the best with his new project! Also, I want to say a big “Welcome to Nile” to Brian Kingsland! Brian is an amazing guitar player/vocalist and he has brought a very fresh vibe to the band, we are so looking forward to getting out there and delivering the best metal you ever heard from us! See you all on the road!
The band began their North American tour with Overkill yesterday (Feb 14th) which marks Brian’s debut as Nile’s newest member, guitarist and joint vocalist. Following this, the band are set to return to Europe this summer for a series of metal festivals and a Latin American tour supporting their newest album What Should Not Be Unearthed (first single “Call To Destruction” can be seen below). And if you thought for some reason that they weren’t busy enough then do note that they are hard at work on their next album which will be recorded in late 2017, for an early 2018 release with more info to be released in the coming months. Exciting times for the extreme ones.
What Should Not Be Unearthed is available now via Nuclear Blast