, the first-ever live performance from NADER SADEK
's critically acclaimed "In The Flesh"
project, will be released independently on February 27. 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 20, 2011 show featured the original lineup of musicians from the "In The Flesh"
record, as well as two new performers. The original lineup consisted of Flo Mounier
); Rune Eriksen
, AVA INFERI
); and Steve Tucker
) 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)))
. 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 to be announced."Living Flesh"
02. Nigredo in Necromance
04. Mechanic Idolatry
06. Rusted Skin
/ Drum Solo
07. Of this Flesh
08. Re: exhaust
* Rune Eriksen
(AURA NOIR, MAYHEM) - rhythm guitar
* Flo Mounier
(CRYPTOPSY) - drums
* Novy Nowak
(VADER, BEHEMOTH) - bass
* Sean Frey
- lead guitar
* Steve Tucker
(MORBID ANGEL) - main vocals
* Carmen Simoes
(AVA INFERI) - female vocals
* Nader Sadek
- vocals and samples