NILE with KAUSTIK House of Blues Sunset Strip 5/6/2014

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Technical death metal band NILE was founded by Karl Sanders over 20 years ago.

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In 2005, they opened for King Diamond at the very same venue with their relatively new drummer at the time, George Kollias.

They made a stop into Hollywood for the third leg of their “At The Gate of Sethu” headlining tour.

Local metal quarter Kaustik opened the show early with a short, decent set of death metal songs to the early bird head banging crowd.

The intermission between bands lasted longer than the opening set.

During this time, the music in the concert hall was pretty hysterical – they played a Crowded House song and an entire side of an old Whitesnake album. It was rather amusing.

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Nile’s set started and the madness ensued. Nile has an Egyptian theme to their music and, in many ways, experiencing their show was somewhat reminiscent of going on the…

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