Following several other extremely layered videos to emerge since the album's release, in the final video for In The Flesh, the curse of petroleum traps faceless protagonists in a vicious cycle of dismemberment and rebirth, with the song, "Re:Mechanic." Breaking down body parts and re-appropriating 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.
Musically, "Re:Mechanic" was re-recorded with vocals by Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), backing vocals by Mike Hrubovac (Monstrosity, Vile) and Tim Rocheny (Mausoleum), drums by Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), main guitars from Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem), leads from Orestis Nalmpantis, and bass by Kelly Conlon (Pessimist, ex-Death, Monstrosity). Yet in the ever-morphing fashion of the NADER SADEK entity, the video hosts an altered cast. While Eriksen and Mounier are featured, the rest of the filmed lineup is rounded out with bassist and vocalist Novy Nowak (Condemnation, ex-Vader), as well as SADEK himself not only directing the video but also appearing as the Desert Druid.
Filmed on multiple continents, in both underground NYC locations as well as at the ancient Crystal Altar in Egypt, "Re:Mechanic" is not only a pummeling excursion into avant/extreme metal but also a stunningly cutting-edge and still very organically-delivered visual masterwork.
In a double-header premiere, today fans can see view the "Re:Mechanic" video at Decibel Magazine HERE and Terrorizer HERE.
An even different incarnation of the NADER SADEK collective will perform live once again this month, with six shows booked in Canada, Italy, Switzerland and France between May 20th and 27th. The touring lineup for this run will include Travis Ryan, Martin Rygiel, Rune Eriksen, Bobby Koelble and Flo Mounier.
NADER SADEK Live:
5/20/2014 Le Petit Campus - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5/23/2014 Traffic - Rome, Italy
5/24/2014 Cycle Club - Calenzano, Florence, Italy
5/25/2014 Circolo Colony, Bresciara, Italy
5/26/2014 Sunset Bar - Martigny, Switzerland
5/27/2014 Le Klub - Paris, France
The next phase of thisproject is coming to fruition with new music expected in the coming months. More info will be released shortly.
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 by bands such as Mayhem and Sunn O))), Sadek has also ventured into the realm of recorded music. In 2011, the band NADER SADEK emerged 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 (Warfather, ex-Morbid Angel), drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) and composer/guitarist Rune Eriksen (Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem). A host of guest appearances lends additional weight to the musical impact of In The Flesh, which is stylistically based on masterfully executed Floridian death metal with a pitch black twist. The conceptual art for 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.