Why is this Frazetta Painting on my facebook post ? No reason. Its currently the wallpaper on my DAW screen, and was kinda inspiring as I am working on writing song # 12 for the new Nile record . We start tracking drums in Greece in a few weeks, and I am far too busy working on preproduction, to the exclusion of everything else in my life- to make an ACTUAL Facebook post . lol So , no, I am not dead , or MIA , just working long hours every day to make this next record KILLER. :-)
The Infamous Mike "Unas" Breazeale. Mike has been a contributor to Nile's Music for many years now; Going all the way back to his Nile debut as the Eternal Unas on Darkened Shrines Unas Slayer of the Gods. Since then Mike has appeared as a recurring special guest vocalist on every Nile record , and occasional live guest appearances onstage with the band for 2 decades now. Mike has a special , unique gift as a vocalist who can literally do ANYTHING - from Metal vocals , to clean operatic tenor , to Utterly Epic spoken word cinema style deliveries. Besides the well known guest highlighted vocal parts Like Unas Slayer of the Gods , Those Whom the Gods Detest , What Should Not be Unearthed, etc etc Mike also helps out with innumerable not-so-obvious background vocals as well, lending his unequaled talent and impeccable vocal technique to many , many Nile songs over the years. Mike also sang on both of the Saurian Albums I did ; and the list of diverse , eclectic vocal styles and techniques on display on those 2 records is far too comprehensive to list here. Besides being just a darn treasure of vocalist - Mike has also been a steadfast and loyal friend to the band through thick and thin, never wavering and always dependable to be there for us as a musician AND a great friend. Get ready for some Killer NEW performances from Mike on the upcoming New Nile album !
OMG. Such pure, delicious Evil. So good, I had to watch it twice. Thankyou Stewart Hardy :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9BzjVjY0kM&feature=youtu.be
One of the greatest guys I know, Mr. Richard Young Sr. All my guitar work , for the last 2 decades , has been entrusted to his care. Talented beyond belief , and one of the nicest people I know, Mr. Young works magic on guitars. Not only can he do every guitar repair / modification imaginable with grace and effortless perfection, , he often finds ingenious creative solutions to the most inexplicable Tour related guitar issues. He makes guitars play like a dream, and sound their absolute best. In the first pic , we can see him performing an IMPECCABLE scallop job on one of my Dean V's . Thank you Mr. Young , I appreciate you from the bottom of my Heart. https://www.facebook.com/EastsideGuitarsAndDrums/
Today, I had the good fortune to renew my Long Standing Artist Endorsement With Seymour Duncan Pickups. I have used the Invader Pickup in my guitars since the early days of Nile - and really enjoy working with the good folks at Seymour Duncan . From my official Artist Quote - “The Duncan Invader is all about Crushing Tone. Every single guitar note and chord is given huge, weighty Authority. The Invader is for when you need All-Conquering Deity -Slaying Power. I can’t even conceive of playing Nile’s music with some other pickup.” https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/backstage-pass/nile
One of my favorites days of the year , is Rusty Cooley Day. Rusty Cooley day, is anytime Nile is in in Houston, and I am lucky enough to get a guitar lesson and hangout with the Awesome - Rusty Cooley . Here we are , backstage, before the recent Houston Soulfly-Nile show , after another brain-melting , life shattering, soul-crushing and respawning , guitar lesson . Thanks Rusty, You are the Best. https://www.facebook.com/RealRustyCooley/
These are my last ones up! The “NILE Multipass” is definitely my favorite one of ours. PM me if you are interested in owning a keepsake of Nile history 🙂 The souvenirs and laminates in this album that are NOT marked “sold” are still available: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KarlSandersNileOfficial/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2178420558850548
I am Really thankful to be working with these two Gentlemen. Brad Parris and Brian Kingsland. Both are First class musicians, humble, down -to-earth Hard Workers, genuinely nice people , and fun to be around. They are each incredibly talented, gifted Metal Warriors , and I am really looking forward to finishing the new Nile album together with them and our dear Metal Brother, drummer George Kollias.
A few Months back I did a guest solo for Veld, a Killer Blackened Death Band from Poland . The track is called "Sacred War of Lawlessness" from their new album S.I.N. Spawned in Nothingness" I really enjoyed working on this Dark, Brutal track !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN12j-0mPS8&feature=youtu.be