Karl Sanders is widely known as the founding member and principle songwriter of Nile. Formed in 1993, Nile has been an active full-time professional and worldwide recording/touring Act since 1998. With 7 critically acclaimed full-length CD releases worldwide and with 3 of them charting in the Billboard top 200, Karl was voted 4th all-time greatest Death Metal Guitarist by Decibel Magazine, and voted Best Musician in Terrorizer (2007). Gearing up for the release of new album “What Should Not Be Unearthed”, much like its riveting artwork, Nile delivers a crushing slab of Technical Death Metal engraved skillfully with tenacious grooves that is bound to make you its perpetual slave (if you weren’t one already). “What Should Not Be Unearthed” delivers a sound that is flawless and intensely brutal. This is exactly how Death Metal should sound like.
“I think Sethu suffered a lot from feeling like we had to be super clean and very technical and musicianship oriented. We wanted to prove that we could do this and do that. After the album was done and I had a little time to separate myself from it and be a little bit objective, I started going, wait a minute: Who the fuck, gives a fuck? Everybody knows we can fucking play. What do we got to prove? We should be thinking more about the listener. We should be thinking about our fans–cause that’s why the fuck we’re here.”
He discussed new album “What Should Not Be Unearthed” (Read Our Review Here), songwriting, musical direction, why they planned to write an album with hooks and less technical, the concept behind the artwork, lyrical approach, vocals, George Kollias beast mode, upcoming tour with Suffocation and much more.