Posted on May 24, 2011

More information about In the Flesh

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.

NADER SADEK recently shot a video for the “Sulffer” song, which can be watched here.

The video was premiered last week on the NPR media organization, to which Nader explained his concept: “My latest video piece for the song “Sulffer” 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.”

  1. Awakening
  2. Petrophilia
  3. Of this Flesh (Novus Deus)
  4. Exhaust Capacitor
  5. Soulless
  6. Rusted Skin
  7. Mechanic Idolatry
  8. Sulffer
  9. Nigredo in Necromance
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