Death metal aficionados know Karl Sanders as the driving force behind South Carolina’s Egyptian-themed death metal titans Nile. Formed in 1993, Nile have become a true force to be reckoned with. After 7 incredible albums, 2 decades of world tours, and an unmatched fierce dedication to their craft , Nile have garnered critical and fan loyalty from around the world. Karl Sanders (guitar/vocals /founder and principle song writer), has led Nile, through his unique and technical Guitar playing, and further with his lyrics; steeped in his vast interest in Egyptology and other ancient Middle Eastern cultures. These elements , along with a natural gift for composition, song craft , and a dedicated work ethic , have made Karl and Nile an unparalleled and unique Metal Band in the scene of Technical Death Metal. But there’s more to Sanders than ripping electric guitar solos, death growls and blast beats. – Sanders, who has been playing guitar for over four decades, certainly knows his way around the instrument ; but for his solo albums , Sanders opts for a more diverse musical palette , employing use of acoustic guitar , Baglama, Saz, Glissentar, Fretless guitar and other exotic instrumentation . He was voted 4th all-time greatest Death Metal Guitarist by Decibel Magazine, Voted Best Musician in Terrorizer International Magazine 2007 – Readers Poll, Voted # 5th best Modern Metal guitarist in Metal Sucks, and named 52/100 in Joel McIver’s book “The 100 greatest Metal Guitarists “.