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Nader Sadek has a new official video clip out now for "Re:Mechanic," which can be seen below courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
In the final video off "In The Flesh," the curse of petroleum traps faceless protagonists in a vicious cycle of dismemberment and rebirth. Breaking down body parts and reappropriating them into engine parts, the infernal Machine accumulates those parts in order to extend and intensify this process. Caught in this loop, the song functions as a ritual that links the divine skies with the underground, an ancient past with the cradle of damnation.
Sadek states: "For the final video, it was important for me to shoot at the ancient Crystal Altar in Egypt, cutting it with footage from the New York City underground. Conceptually, I wanted to broaden the scope and scale of the project, and to reaffirm the global afflictions caused by our petro worship. In a sense, the underground has risen and the surface has sunk, and with this video and the album 'In the Flesh,' listeners get snared in the protagonist's nonlinear time loop: manufactured, dismembered, and released into the vacant desert, his prayer for survival is denied as he is consumed by the unending circle of death.
"'In The Flesh' and the more music-based projects prior to it were exactly that, projects. Nader Sadek was never a band or band name for that matter. The projects continue to grow and change, and it's become very interesting to hear different artists reinterpret the material. Three years after its original inception, this song ('Re:Mechanic') needed some new personality, and I think the re-recording with Travis Ryan, Mike Hrubovac, Tim Rocheny, Orestis Nalmpantis and Kelly Conlon with a superb intro by Martin Rygiel, has given it more strength and power. Personally, I think the new version is refreshing. The 'Re:Mechanic' re-fix peaks with this video, and I'm honored that Decibel and Terrorizer are premiering it together! More...
Visual/performance artist Nader Sadek, who conceptualized the 2011 blackened death album "In the Flesh" and its live follow-up "Living Flesh," will return to the stage in late May with a string of Canadian and European dates.
Sadek's visually and sonically captivating live show has already become a hit thanks to the "Living Flesh" DVD/Bluray release and the artist has assembled a line-up guaranteed to meet all expectations. Tour dates are as follows:
5/20 Montreal, Quebec @ Petit Campus
5/23 Rome, Italy @ Traffic Live Club
5/24 Florence, Italy @ Cycle Club
5/25 Novara, Italy @ Rock'N'Roll
5/26 Martigny, Switzerland @ Sunset Bar
5/27 Paris, France @ Glazart
Russian act Defect Designer has posted a new music video online for "When Your Face Doesn't Melt Snowflakes," which was created by Nader Sadek. Check out the clip below.
"Living Flesh," the live audio/visual experience masterminded by famed artist and visual effects director Nader Sadek, is now streaming in full. Self-released last week, "Living Flesh" can now be seen and heard online in its entirety. To stream the audio portion of "Living Flesh," visit this location. The DVD is now playing for a limited time only below.
Recorded at Santos Party House in Manhattan during the band's first live performance of the 2011 release "In The Flesh," "Living Flesh" is available as a signed CD/DVD, CD/Blu-Ray (limited to 20 copies), LP/Blu-Ray combo, limited edition LP (500 copies), LP with digital video download and as a digital download. Next month will see Nader Sadek issue a unique piece relating to the release, with details coming soon.
Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, Nader Sadek has joined forces with MetalInjection.net and Decibel Magazine to premier two videos from the DVD portion of his live audio/visual experience entitled "Living Flesh."
Videos for "Sulffer" and "Nigredo in Necromance," both filmed live during a 2011 performance at Santos Party House in Manhattan, are now streaming at these links: Watch "Sulffer" at MetalInjection.net and "Nigredo in Necromance" over at DecibelMagazine.com. You can also view both videos below.
On February 27th, Nader Sadek will self-release the live CD/DVD "Living Flesh," which captured the first ever live performance of the 2011 release 'In The Flesh."
Capturing the inimitable stage presence of a unique collaboration of death metal and black metal giants, "Living Flesh" offers the heavy, haunting soundtrack of a society ever more soaked in the reanimated, decomposed bio-matter we know as petroleum.
The November 20th, 2011 show featured the original line-up of musicians from the "In the Flesh" record, as well as two new performers. The original line-up consisted of Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy); Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem); Novy (ex-Behemoth, Vader); and Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) in his first and last live appearance for this project. Those greats are joined by Sean Frey as guest live guitarist and Carmen Simoes on backing vocals. More...
Famed artist and visual effects director and driving force behind the all-star death metal project that bears his name, Nader Sadek is being featured as part of a group exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibit, which runs from February 6th until July 28th, 2013, will feature masks worn by Attila Cshiar during his performances with Sunn O))) and Mayhem. The masks where designed and fabricated by Nader Sadek in his NYC studio in 2007.
Mayhem then commissioned Sadek to make their stage set for their US shows in 2009, for which he sculpted a flesh and bone style version of the band's original logo. The work is being exhibited among other works, including works by Genesis P-orridge of Throbbing Gristle among others. For details on the exhibit, which is under the header "White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart," visit this location.
Famed artist and visual effects director Nader Sadek has teamed with GunShyAssassin.com for the exclusive world premier of "Petrophilia" off his forthcoming live CD/DVD, "Living Flesh."
The only song in Sadek's repertoire deemed intense and driving enough to close out the now legendary set where "Living Flesh" was recorded, which was the first time material from the project's 2011 debut "In The Flesh" was performed live, "Petrophilia" is now streaming at this location.
"Living Flesh" will be self-released on February 27th. Below is the cover art and tracklisting of the album.
1. Re:awakening (live)
2. Nigredo in Necromance (live)
3. Sulffer (live)
4. Mechanic Idolatry (live)
5. Soulless (live)
6. Rusted Skin / Drum solo ( live)
7. Of this Flesh (live)
8. Re: exhaust (live)
9. Petrophilia (live) More...
Living Flesh, the first ever live performance from Nader Sadek's critically acclaimed "In the Flesh" project will be self-released on CD/DVD February 27th. Capturing the inimitable stage presence of a unique collaboration of death metal and black metal giants, "Living Flesh" offers the heavy, haunting soundtrack of a society ever more soaked in the reanimated, decomposed bio-matter we know as petroleum.
The November 20th, 2011 show featured the original line-up of musicians from the "In the Flesh" record, as well as two new performers. The original line-up consisted of Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy); Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem); Novy (ex-Behemoth and ex-Vader); and Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) in his first and last live appearance for this project. Those greats are joined by Sean Frey as guest live guitarist and Carmen Simoes on backing vocals.
"Living Flesh" also brings you photos of that evening, demonstrating why Nader Sadek has been a favorite set-designer for the likes of SUNN O))) and Mayhem. Nodding to the petroleum theme, the Egyptian artist brought the drums to the front of the stage as a metaphorical engine driving the music, while the disembodied voices of the singers emerge from the rear of the stage, behind the guitars and bass. Sadek himself takes the stage to baptize small, gut-like objects in a black tar-like liquid and throw them into the crowd.
The songs themselves differ from the original studio album arrangements. Not only are they played at a much higher speed, but have been extended to allow the audience to sink into and absorb the relentless riffs. Carmen Simoes' operatic voice enhances the melodies and darkens the atmosphere. The live show also features one track that does not appear on the studio album: Flo Mounier's extraordinary drum solo that shifts from brutal mechanical noise to rhythmic musical patterns, paralleling the overlap of man and machine charted by Sadek's petroleum-based project. "Living Flesh" will also be released in a single, unique vinyl edition. Consisting of a very special packaging and extra content, this piece is limited to one exclusive copy worldwide. Details will be announced on Nader Sadek's website.
Fan-filmed footage has made its way online of Nader Sadek performing in New York on November 20th, 2011. You can check out the clip below, or find Nader Sadek's previously posted "Sulffer" music video at this location.
The band was performing in support of the new album "In The Flesh." The track listing is as follows:
3. Of this Flesh (Novus Deus)
4. Exhaust Capacitor
6. Rusted Skin
7. Mechanic Idolatry
9. Nigredo in Necromance
Sick Drummer Magazine has released the fifth "Brutal Beatings E-Compilation" online, which features metal songs available for streaming. Head over to this location and click "Launch Player" to check out the online compilation. This compilation features the following bands:
Anatomy of I
Death Toll Rising
The Scarlet Claw
Vale of Miscreation
Vale of Pnath
Your Pain is Endearing
Nader Sadek has posted a music video online for the song "Sulffer," which is off the band's "In the Flesh" album. The clip can be viewed below. Nader comments:
"The video features a character played by Steve Tucker, waist-deep in the primordial waters of creation. Stalactites hang from the ceiling of the cave like slow-drip syringes. Flashes of yellow crystal embedded in the rock walls suggest a fool's gold, sulphur. A byproduct of the petroleum-refinement plants heard in the opening 20 seconds of the video, down the processing chain sulphur makes its way into food and pharmaceuticals as a preservative.
"The effort to preserve life through a petroleum byproduct points to the central paradox of my In The Flesh concept album: the resurrection of dead matter through petroleum extraction, a resurrection that fuels new cycles of death and decay (for is not sulphur a key component of gunpowder?). The song's singer-protagonist himself, a prehistoric warrior who has slain the primeval serpent, sinks into the antediluvian ooze only to rise again, a mechanical butterfly emerging from a toxic chrysalis. He extracts sulphur crystals from the cavern-womb and hurls them toward humanity's machine-gun future. As he sings, 'Reborn as stone of fire / Man again is sulphur,' these crystals violently re-lodge themselves into humankind's waxy flesh, burning off the excess, preserving us as crystalline mineral deposits awaiting yet another resurrection."
Egyptian-born, New York-based conceptual artist Nader Sadek is now venturing into the recorded music realm with his first album, "In the Flesh." The album features a core band consisting of Steve Tucker (vocals), Flo Mounier (drums), and Rune Eriksen (guitars). The album also includes guest appearances by Attila Csihar (Mayhem, Sunn O))), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Tony Norman (Monstrosity, Terrorizer), Mike Lerner (Behold... The Arctopus), Descructhor (Morbid Angel), and Nick McMaster (Krallice).
The band is now streaming a new song, titled "Petrophilia," online. You can check out the track by heading over to MetalSucks.net at this location.
"In the Flesh" centers on the notion of humanity’s relationship with petroleum and how this exhumation of ancient life forms serves as a self-destructive fuel to society’s greed. The album was recorded in New York, produced by Sadek, co-produced and mixed by Tucker.
Season of Mist, in collaboration with Greyhaze Records, will be releasing the debut album from Nader Sadek on May 16th in Europe and May 17th in North America.
So far Egyptian-born artist Nader Sadek was mostly known as the designer responsible for the stage imagery on Mayhem's 2009 U.S. tour, but he decided to delve deeper into the metal world by forming his own project. He then teamed up with Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, AURA NOIR, ex MAYHEM), Steve Tucker (ex MORBID ANGEL), and Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY) to create a death metal project under his own name.
The artist recently commented on "In the Flesh", Nader Sadek's debut: "We created a monstrous machine of an art piece that I believe will shock the senses and open people's minds. The hybrid of influences is by far one of the most unique works to have come out in recent memory. Flo's attack resembles machinery inside a tank on a battlefield, while still being able to lucratively reproduce the sound of hive of knives swarming and tearing skin to vapor. Each hit and bang is strategically and intelligently placed. Building on top are the mind bending guitars of Rune, which quickly stab razor-like, shredding the inner layers of the skin with palm muted aggression and psychopathic minor chords, creating a sculpture of flesh and metallic bone. Flowing into the bloodstream of this skeleton immortal life is injected though the burning voice of a god, Steve performs with aggression and anger unheard before. I am truly proud of this creation and grateful to my new brothers. I cannot wait for it to be unleashed onto the world!"
"Being part of this first album was something amazing!" drummer Flo Mounier adds. "It's always great working with professionals to create music that's new and different. Rune, Steve and Nader have become good buddies in the process and we look forward to writing new stuff under the Nader Sadek name. That fact that all our backgrounds in life and music are so different enables us to create uniqueness!"
The track listing is as follows:
3. Of this Flesh (Novus Deus)
4. Exhaust Capacitor
6. Rusted Skin
7. Mechanic Idolatry
9. Nigredo in Necromance More...
Season of Mist has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Nader Sadek:
"Season of Mist is proud to welcome innovative Egyptian-born artist Nader Sadek to the roster! Known as the designer responsible for the stage imagery on Mayhem's 2009 US tour, Nader decided to delve deeper into the metal world by forming his own project. He thus teamed up with guitarist Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem), bassist Steve Tucker (ex-Morbid Angel) and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptospy) to create a death metal project under his own name.
"Nader Sadek's debut is entitled 'In the Flesh' and features compositions and performances by all four artists and has been set to a May 16th (one day later in the US) release."
Sadek also commented: "My general association with Death Metal, deals with the notion of false perceptions, and how great individuality can be smothered by the weight of an overwhelming environment. This idea is ever-present throughout all my work. Each of the players in this album played key roles in their respective bands, facing difficult challenges, and yet taking their bands to higher levels. Their talent as well as their tenacity has always intrigued me. As such, they fit perfectly in this project." More...
New York-based visual artist Nader Sadek has announced a long list of guest musicians set to appear on his debut record "In The Flesh". The long list of musicians set to appear on the album include Steve Tucker (ex -Morbid Angel), Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Mike Lerner (Behold… The Arctopus) and Destructhor (Morbid Angel, Zyklon) amongst many others. "In The Flesh" is planned for release sometime in 2011 through Florida based Greyhaze Records.
A video for the track "Nigredo In Necromance" featuring Flo Mounier and Rune Eriksen can be viewed below.