Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nader Sadek Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the project these days?

We are currently writing finishing up writing 12 new songs, for an ep and a full length, The line up includes Flo, Rune, Novy and I. With Rune handling 99% of the writing. We have a new vocalist as well, but will have to be anounced later. 

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the live album?

I  think it turned out raw and dark, very punchy, In many ways, (and without putting the studio album down in anyway, as i was pretty happy with its sound)  the live album has more punch in the  sound of the drums, they really pop out, drum production is  always a problem for me, especially in live albums, i think it was done very well done in " Living Flesh".   Casey Smith who mixed and mastered it, is highly proffesional, he actually works in television his experience is invaluble, and i cant thank him enough for his hard work. He was also at the show, so he knew what the sound was like and successfully replicated.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that are explored with the music?

most of my work is based on themes of petroleum, how its a compound made of decomposed formerly living beings ranging from trees to dinosaurs, their bodies has transformed and become  the worlds biggest commodity. not to mention biggest source of pollution and wars. The lyrics mostly focus on a new god that the world is blindly worshiping, this new god is petroleum.


4. The album has a well known line-up in the extreme metal scene, how did you get in contact with these musicians?
I've known flo for a long time, i honestly dont remember how i got in touch, i think it may have been through the Cryptopsy website,  Runes contacts i got through Mayhem, when i toured with them. I was also talking to Alex Webster  to about good bassists in extreme metal, i asked him if he knew Novy and he immeditaly recommended him and gave me his contacts.  and Steve i  just emailed through Morbid Angels website. 

5. How would you describe the stage performance?

It was intense!  It was far too short of an experience, we did our best to make the songs longer in composition, when it was to benefit the song, because we knew the songs would be played faster.The guy get excited and they just go through the material,especially flo and rune,. I  try to do some interesting stuff between the songs, so while ppl are catching their breath they have something to provoke them visually.

6. Are there going to be any other albums in the future?

Yes with Flo Rune, Novy and I, as i meniteod there will be anew singer, and a ton of great guests. 

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the project by death metal fans?

I expected alot of negative feed back from the more traditional types of metal fans, which is that they dont understand a visual artist creating a band, they want things to be as generic and traditional as possible.Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and what makes sense to them. on the other hand, there was alot of ppl who understood it immediatley, they understood the connection between the band members the concept and what my role was and truly loved it, and i couldnt be happier with this reaction. 

8. Can you tell us a little bit more about your work with other musical artists?
I'v worked with Attila in making him masks which he wears with Sunn 0)) and Mayhem,
the process for that was great. He basically,told me todowhatever i wanted,so i tried ot make something that was him, dark and abstract. Ava inferi have asked meas well, and i've made2 masks for them. 
There were a few non metal musicians who i brought  to " in the flesh?  who are not metal musicians at all, one was an amazing opera singer Guadelupe Peraza and Miles Jay,  miles played layer of string instruments for the song "of this flesh".  Incredible multi-instrumentalist.

9. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?

the creative process, whether its music or video or sculpture,  just tryin to make the most out of nothing.

10. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview? 

yeah , i want to urge anyone who loves art to go make art, by loving art it already makes you a creative person, its just a matter of beleiving it, who cares if others like it? unless your making it for money, than you have to target an audience, and thats a totally different story alltogether. So make it for yourself,  when others embrace it-be happy, but make the work for yourself above all else.


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