This time something really special...
It took me a lot of time to draw all these details, but it was worth definitely, as the Nile band is something exceptional and unique across the whole extreme metal scene. I'm really glad that I could deliver the second cover artwork for them.
Full view recommended.
Here is the part of my official statement:
The Story behind the title goes deeply beneath everything we have already known, and we may not be ready to face. With the art I excavated the theories of an elder ancient civilization which could give the origin to ancient Egypt. That's why you can find a new ingredient in the band imagery, pointing at some higher obscure intelligence, eroding and covered with time. That trace of a dismal legacy is resembled in the outer structure which radiates from the block, sealing the unknown, and it's only an adumbration of what we will meet, once it is removed.
The pyramid-shaped seal in the center doesn't contain a recipe for some Camel Stew or a Pharaoh's dining menu. An experienced eye will notice hieroglyphs taken from the "Book of the Dead", or the Seven Islands of Amentet glyph - depicting the ancient Underworld, and describing the elder reign of God-kings, which had ended circa. 9850 B.C. (perhaps some similarity with that of Atlantis?). But the main thing we should not miss here is a winged scarab sign in the exact center. We all know this most common Egyptian artifact giving protection... so the message is pretty clear... I hope it may become another fine element in band's repository for the Nile themed tattoos.
To sum it up: this album is definitely not a box of candies. Keep in mind that opening the package means you will deal with the deadliest essence...
However, it will be a hard task to hold on to your curiosity. Well... it's a new Nile!