2015 Nile interview with Karl Sanders
Karl Sanders is widely known as the founding member and principal songwriter of Nile. Formed in 1993, Nile has been an active full-time professional and worldwide recording/touring Act since 1998. With seven critically acclaimed full-length record releases worldwide and with three of them charting in the Billboard top 200, Karl was voted fourth 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 are 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.
Metalholic and Metal Wani had the recent honor of chatting with the legend Karl Sanders. During the conversation, Karl talked about in looking back at 2012’s At the Gates of Sethu album, drove him to make the new record less technical and more for the fans:
“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.”