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Nader Sadek Releases "Re:Mechanic" Music Video

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!

"Additionally, re-recording this material has given me an opportunity to distance myself legally and creatively from commercial enterprises such as Season of Mist and Greyhaze Records, who I believe refused to understand the project as a whole and marketed it—to the limited extent that they did--as a 'band.' We are, in fact, putting together a band, and of course it will not bear my name as band name. More on that very soon. For now, I am very excited to take the project on the road for a Canadian and European tour. Thank you to all who have followed it so far."

You can also catch the band live on these dates:

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

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