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A SWEET FALL TOUR: NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC AND KEEP OF KALESSINNovember seems like an eternity from now given that April is almost over but it’s still blustery and cold outside, but when you’re a foreign band trying to tour the U.S. it’s never too early to book a tour; just ask any of the countless bands who’ve been denied entry to the U.S. because they couldn’t get their visa papers together in time. So although it’s more than 6 months away, Egypt-themed (but U.S. born) death metallers Nile — who recently wrapped up their MetalSucks sponsored Those Whom the Gods Detest Tour — have announced a Fall U.S. tour with Ex Deo, Psycroptic and Keep of Kalessin in tow. That’s a damn solid lineup, and at this early juncture I proclaim it the best Fall tour to be announced so far!

Nile are Nile, and I’ve actually never seen ’em live; I look forward to getting pummeled live by the soundtrack that guided my camel journey to the Pyramids of Giza. I dig Maurizio Iacono’s Roman-themed Ex Deo project a whole lot more than I do his main squeeze Kataklysm, and ever since seeing the beyond-epic music video for “Romulus” I’ve wanted to see the band play live. Psycroptic are one of my absolute favoritest tech-death bands; their 2008 release Ob(servant) was one of my favorites of the year, and since they’re from Tasmania it’s rare for them to visit the U.S. And I’ve already waxed ecstatic about Keep of Kalessin enough in recent months for you all to know that I’d be stoked to see them live, especially since last time they reminded me of a troupe of Legolas look-a-likes.

Tour dates for the Those Whom the Gods Detest Tour II after the jump.

Oct. 31 – Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
Nov. 01 – Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
Nov. 02 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
Nov. 03 – Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
Nov. 04 – Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
Nov. 05 – Club Hell – Providence, RI
Nov. 06 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
Nov. 07 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
Nov. 08 – Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
Nov. 09 – Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
Nov. 12 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Nov. 13 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Nov. 14 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 15 – Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Nov. 16 – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 17 – U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
Nov. 18 – The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Nov. 20 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Nov. 21 – The Warsaw – Houston, TX
Nov. 23 – Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
Nov. 24 – Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

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