Nile/Ex Deo/Keep of Kalessin/Psycroptic/Pathology

By Cristina Gonzales

Published on Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cosmos Gaming’s newest photographer Cristina Gonzales had the chance to check out Nile’s current headlining tour at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Check below for her impressions of Ex Deo as Nile, as well as pictures of Nile, Ex Deo, Psycroptic, Keep of Kalessin and Pathology.

Ex Deo:

This was the first time I heard about Ex Deo. I asked some of my friends who were really excited to see Ex Deo, if that band was good. Most of the responses I got were that they were AWESOME!. I waited in front of the stage for Ex Deo to come on. I saw the costumes they were wearing and I was very intrigued. They opened up with the song “Cruor Nostri Abbas.” Once I heard this song, I pretty much in love with Ex Deo. My heart was pulled into liking Ex Deo. I think that the overall crowd response for Ex Deo was perfect. As far as me, I headbanged and windmilled for almost all of their songs. I felt the adrenaline taking over, and it was an amazing feeling. I can now say Ex Deo, goes into my list of one of my favorite bands.

Nile:

I mainly went to this show to see Nile. This was my first Nile concert, and I was very excited and pumped! The venue was not as packed as I thought it would. There were not that many people, which made it easier to stick to a spot. I didn’t have to fight to keep my spot up front, which was plus to this show. I think this was mainly because the show was on a Tuesday, and as expected people have to either work, or go to school the next day. I was lucky enough that I didn’t have classes the next morning.

As Nile was setting up on stage, and putting their little set list on the floor. Chris (the bassist) allowed people to take photos of the set list. I took a photo of him holding the set list on his hands. As followed, Nile opened up with the song “Kafir!” which is a song from the new album. This was then followed by the song “Sacrifice Unto Sebek,” one of my favorite Nile songs. I think that the crowd response for Nile was phenomenal. They played several songs that people really enjoyed like “Those Whom The Gods Detest,” “Sarcophagus,” “Cast Down to the Heretic,” and last but not least “Lashed to the Slave Stick.” By far, this concert has marked me. Like my friend Alex Conti said “[you] can still feel that Aura,” and all of the energy from that amazing night.

Photos (Bands Listed in Alphabetical Order):

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