Technical death metal Egyptologists NILE are proud to release their long-awaited ninth studio album, 'Vile Nilotic Rites', today via Nuclear Blast.
In celebration of the band's first full-length release in four years, today NILE are also unleashing a new single, 'Snake Pit Mating Frenzy'.
Karl Sanders talks through the idea behind the track...
"I stumbled across these videos about the Narcisse snake pits in Canada, where every year about 75,000, 80,000 snakes come for this great big get together where it’s basically a giant mating ball. The snakes will tangle themselves like 100 or so at a time. It’ll be 100 male snakes all trying to meet with one female. It’s like this big swirling mass with all these snakes getting all fucking wacky. It started reminding me a lot the mosh pits at extreme metal shows where you see everybody in this fucking tangled, swirling frenzy all crashing each other. And the fact that extreme metal audiences are like 95% male really kind of cemented this comparison in my mind, a mosh pit is kind of like a primitive animal mating ritual, just minus the mating part. But all the other animal behaviour is right in there.
This is the fun song. It’s meant to just get you in the pit and slam with your metal brothers and sisters. It’s not got a terribly deep meaning; we’re talking about snakes doing wacky shit. There’s nothing profound about it, but I don’t think songs always have to be laden with patience-testing deep meaning or explain the mysteries of cosmic existence, or make fucking tiresome profound philosophical statements. Sometimes you just want to bang your head or get in a mosh pit. That’s that’s what this song is for."
Check out the official lyric video for 'Snake Pit Mating Frenzy' below: