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KARL SANDERS Recruits Original NILE Drummer For First New Solo Album In 13 Years, Streams New Single

Plus a Rusty Cooley solo.

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Nile mastermind and multi-instrumentalist Karl Sanders is now streaming "The Sun Has Set On The Age of Man" off his first new solo album in 13 years, Saurian Apocalypse due out July 22. The album features original Nile drummer Pete Hammoura and returning Saurian vocalist Mike Breazeale, as well as a killer acoustic solo by guitar virtuoso Rusty Cooley on the below single.

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"'The Sun Has Set on the Age of Man' is a great choice for people's first exposure to this album," said Sanders. "It's the opening track of the new Saurian record, very cinematic and an eerie mood setter. Much like the score of an opening scene of a Sci-Fi movie, the song serves as an introduction for the many twisted journeys of the album that follows. It uncannily evokes that feeling we all get right after the sun has gone down and night is upon us, conjuring an awareness of the ancient, evolutionary dread of the unknown dark and its terrors that have been imprinted on the human psyche since early prehistoric man first realized that there were things in the night that would prey upon him.

"The track is also very special to me as it features two dear longtime friends of mine, original Nile drummer Pete Hammoura on percussion, and legendary guitar shredder Rusty Cooley on guest acoustic solos. Although Rusty certainly is a prolific electric guitar shredder, this track marks his debut on acoustic guitar. Thank you, Pete and Rusty!"

Pre-orders for Saurian Apocalypse are available here.

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No skulls were penetrated during the making of this single. Probably.

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