In support of his debut full-length album “In the Flesh” released earlier this year, Egyptian-born, New York-based visual and conceptual artist Nader Sadek has announced the details of his first ever live appearance in support of the album, taking place November 20th at Santos Party House for FREE in New York City.
Death Metal - Egypt / United States
“In the Flesh” is the brainchild of Egyptian-born, New York-based conceptual artist Nader Sadek. Known for his impressively twisted sculptures, masks, and installations used for example by bands such as MAYHEM and SUNN O))), Sadek is now venturing into the realm of recorded music- including songwriting credits on this album!
The band NADER SADEK emerges out of a collaboration between Sadek and some of extreme music’s most talented artists with its core made up out of songwriter/vocalist Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL), CRYPTOPSY drummer Flo Mounier and Norwegian composer/guitarist Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM). A host of guest-appearances lends additional weight to the musical impact of “In the Flesh” by leading artists such as Attila Csihar (MAYHEM), Travis Ryan (CATTLE DECAPITATION), Tony Norman (MONSTROSITY), Descructhor (MORBID ANGEL), and Nick McMaster (KRALLICE). “In the Flesh” is firmly based on a technically masterfully executed unique style of Death Metal with a pitch black twist that creates a multi-cultural symphonic abyss where melody and corrosion meet.
As a work conceptual art “In the Flesh” is best explained like this:
NADER SADEK invite you on a journey to the depths of the earth, where substances of a repulsive nature dwell. Beneath the earth’s crust, over millions of years creatures have disintegrated and decayed until taking on ghastly new life as petroleum. Like a return of the undead, petroleum and its derivates have wrought cross-cultural conflict, environmental pollution, and economic distress. With a visual and aural assault, Sadek’s new work “In The Flesh” re-interprets petroleum’s sinister insinuation into our everyday lives. Nine songs and a series of original drawings video works explore several aspects of the commodified resource we find ourselves fatally dependent on.
“In the Flesh” exploits the sonic links between death metal and gasoline-dependent heavy machinery such as automobile and airplane engines. These links shaped the process of musical composition itself: The album opener, “Petrophilia”, kicks in with a sound evoking an engine starting up. Another song, “Of This Flesh (novus deus)”, follows the sonic structure of a car shifting gears. While continuing to link musical composition to mechanical transformations, other songs depart from engine-based references. The outro to the album, “Nigredo in Necromance” which is already accompanied by a video, dwells on an individual’s recognition that he must die in order to reunite with his deceased lover. The song riffs on the life-in-death of an oil-drenched society, as the lovers’ reunite in their decomposition and rebirth as petroleum. This theme also drives the track “Mechanic Idolatry”, which channels the uncanny thrust of Sadek’s recent artistic output, as live human beings provide the fuel for machines transforming themselves into flesh.
- Nader Sadek : Songwriting, artwork design, production
- Steve Tucker : Vocals
- Rune Eriksen : Guitars
- Flo Mounier : Drums
This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.
NADER SADEK, the supergroup born from the union of the eponymous Egyptian-born artist with Rune Eriksen (AVA INFERI, AURA NOIR, ex MAYHEM), Steve Tucker (ex MORBID ANGEL) and Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY), saw the release of their debut album “In The Flesh” last week on Season of Mist, in collaboration with Greyhaze Records.
On next May 16th (one day later in North America), Season of Mist will release the debut album of NADER SADEK in collaboration with Greyhaze Records. So far Egyptian-born artist Nader Sadek was mostly known as the designer responsible for the stage imagery on MAYHEM’s 2009 US tour, but he decided to delve deeper into the Metal world by forming his own project. He thus 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.
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 in collaboration with Greyhaze Records. He thus 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.