Nile was founded in 1993, and in 1997, guitarist and vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade came on board. Toler-Wade performed on every Nile album from 2000's Black Seeds Of Vengeance to 2015's What Should Not Be Unearthed, playing both guitar and bass, as well as assisting on vocals.
Now in 2017, Toler-Wade has "decided to leave the band to focus on his own plans and recordings," and is replaced by guitarist and vocalist Brian Kingsland of Enthean. Here's what founding guitarist and vocalist Karl Sanders had to say about the lineup switch.
"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 3 months has been focused and relaxed; with 4 positive, energized, 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 secnd 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."
Nile is expected to release a new album early 2018, and has slated the following tour dates with Overkill.