Night of Great Death Metal from Nile & Terrorizer at Club Red

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Nile at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona on November 30th, 2019

Review and Photos by Fred Kuhlman
Promoter: 13th Floor Entertainment
Venue: Club Red
Date: Saturday November 30th, 2019
Tour: A Vile Caustic Attack Tour 2019

Lately most of the big metal bands playing in Phoenix area have been coming from Europe.  But tonight, we were privileged to see and hear 4 very good death metal bands from the USA.  Nile is from Greenville, South Carolina and Terrorizer is from Los Angeles, California.  They were joined by 2 local Phoenix, Arizona area death metal bands, SaintBreaker and Brutal Covenant.  From the very start it was a night of intense mosh pit activity.  The one thing I can say about the mosh pits tonight, they were very physical, but if anyone fell, the group would stop and help that person up.

I listened to both Nile and Terrorizer prior to going to the show and I can say that their live performance was much better compared to the studio music.  Now, granted I was listening to MP3s with headphones, but the live experience was so much better.  If you get a chance to see these great death metal bands, I would highly recommend them.

For whatever reason they seemed to have gotten the sound issues fixed from one of the previous shows I attended at Club Red.  Also, the person running the lights tonight seemed to understand that all blue or yellow light for an entire band’s performance is not great.

Sorry, I only have the setlist for Nile.  If anyone has the setlist for the other bands, please email at fkuhlman@beneathadesertsky.com and I will update the review with the data.



Nile

Nile at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona on November 30th, 2019

Nile was formed in 1993 and hail from Greenville, South Carolina, USA and have been unleashing brutal Egyptian and Lovecraftian inspired Technical Death Metal upon the masses ever since.  In the past 26 years they have produced 9 studio albums with their first album being released in 1998. Their latest album, Vile Nilotic Rites was just release in 2019 and for tonight’s show they played 3 song from it. They also played something from each of their studio albums except for Ithyphallic.

The current touring line up consists of guitarists Karl Sanders and Brian Kingsland with bass player Brad Parris and drummer George Kollias.  There is no single lead singer, but Karl, Brian and Brad all provide vocals.  The driving force for the music was provided by the double bass of George on drums and the thundering bass lines by Brad.  The power riffs by both Karl and Brian provided the frenzy that drove the mosh pit to ever fast rotations.  No only were the mosh pits very active, but almost everyone in the audience was head-banging or head-spinning with the music.

You can find out more information about Nile and their upcoming tour dates on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nilecatacombs and at their record label, Nuclear Blast: https://www.nuclearblast.com/en/music/band/about/71047.nile.html .

Photos © Fred Kuhlman 2019, All Rights Reserved


Nile Setlist:                                                    (Album)
Sacrifice Unto Sebek                                     (Annihilation of the Wicked)
The Blessed Dead                                           (In Their Darkened Shrines)
Kafir!                                                                (Those Whom the Gods Detest)
Call to Destruction                                         (What Should Not Be Unearthed)
Long Shadows of Dread                                (Vile Nilotic Rites)
In the Name of Amun                                    (What Should Not Be Unearthed)
The Fiends Who Come to Steal the Magick of the Deceased          (At the Gate of Sethu)
Vile Nilotic Rites                                             (Vile Nilotic Rites)
Snake Pit Mating Frenzy                              (Vile Nilotic Rites)
The Howling of the Jinn               (Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka)
Sarcophagus                                                   (In Their Darkened Shrines)
4th Arra of Dagon (second half only)        (Those Whom the Gods Detest)
Black Seeds of Vengeance                            (Black Seeds of Vengeance)



Terrorizer

Sam Molina, lead singer and bass player for Terrorizer at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona with Nile on November 30th, 2019

Terrorizer was formed in 1986 and is a grindcore / death metal band from Los Angeles, California.  Only 1 of the original members is currently part of the band, drummer Pete “Commando” Sandoval.  Pete was joined by guitarist Lee Harrison, and Sam Molina on bass and lead vocals.

To find out about Terrorizer’s upcoming tour dates or more information about them, please check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/terrorizerofficial/ .

Photos © Fred Kuhlman 2019, All Rights Reserved



SaintBreaker

Jacob Williams, guitarist for SaintBreaker at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona with Nile on November 30th, 2019

SaintBreaker was formed in 2013 by guitarist Jacob Williams and is “Desert Thrash Guerrillas” from Mesa, Arizona.  Jacob was joined by bass player Sebastian McGinley, drummer Vance Eastland and lead singer Nick Schellbach.

You can check out SaintBreaker on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaintBreaker/ .  You can check them out at The Yucca Tap Room in Tempe, Arizona on January 14th, 2020.

Photos © Fred Kuhlman 2019, All Rights Reserved



Brutal Covenant

Brutal Covenant at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona with Nile on November 30th, 2019

Brutal Covenant is a local Mesa, Arizona Grindcore / death metal band that consists of lead singer Mike Rovella, guitarist Jose Gutierrez and drummer Robert Madueño.

Additional information about Brutal Covenant is available on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Brutal-Covenant-2168023863511146/ .  You can check them out when they open for Vale of Pnath At Club Red on February 21st, 2020.

Photos © Fred Kuhlman 2019, All Rights Reserved

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