|Born on: 05.06.1964
Karl Sanders is a vocalist/guitarist and founding member of the Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile. He was born in California, and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. He is known for his extremely fast and technical guitar work. Karl is endorsed by Jackson Guitars and Dean Guitars, and has a signature model by Kxk-guitars. He is ranked 4 in the Decibel Magazine ranking of the 20 best death metal guitar players of all time. He has a strong knowledge of Egyptian mythology which heavily influences his work.
Sanders began his own solo side project in 2004. Much of the music that he plays includes similar elements of his band Nile.
He has recorded one solo full-length album, Saurian Meditation, released on October 26, 2004 under the Relapse record label. He is currently also working on tracks for a new solo album. The music will be a full length exploration of the atmospheric interludes heard on Nile's previous albums, and still draws on ancient Egyptian themes for inspiration. Karl will also also now draw inspiration from other types of music such as Tibetan, Indian and Arabic. This album is almost finished and it will be released under the label "The End Records", recorded at "Serpent Headed Studios" and "The Sound Lab". The release date is anounced for April 14, 2009.
Sanders guested on Behemoth's 2004 CD release, Demigod, playing a guitar solo on the track "XUL". He also performed solo at the end of the track "God of Our Own Divinity" by Morbid Angel, on their 2003 album Heretic.