Nile is undergoing programming. South Carolina death metal dealers are parting ways with bassist-vocalist Brad Parris and have yet to name his replacement.
The split appears to be amicable as the band praised Parris’ work during his tenure with the band and commented, “He’s parting ways on the absolute best of terms to focus on other projects and family concerns. “
The band revealed that the bassist’s exit was something they were aware of and were working with him to make the transition a smooth one for everyone involved. Their full statement on this can be read below:
It’s time for us to share with our fans and the metal community that Brad Parris is leaving Nile this year. It’s something we knew and worked with Brad through the transition. Brad has been an exemplary member of the Nile Group since 2015, conducting himself at all times with professionalism and integrity. He separates on the absolute best terms to focus on other family projects and concerns.
Our friendship and brotherhood remain stronger than ever, and we wish him the best as he continues his musical journey through life.
Nile’s touring and recording commitments remain in effect. It’s natural for a band that’s been going strong for over 25 years to have changes and we promise our fans to stay as loyal and brutal as ever!
At the moment we have a few strong candidates for bass/vocals, but anyone interested in auditioning should email [email protected]
As noted, the bands are undergoing lineup changes and Parris brought some stability to the bassist position in 2015, becoming their fifth musician to fill the role. Although he arrived in 2015, his first and only album appearance came with 2019. Infamous Nilotic Rites.
Nile will hit the road again at the end of 2022, playing a long series of shows in Europe in November and December. Dates can be found here.
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