Living Flesh, the live audio/visual experience masterminded by famed artist and visual effects director, NADER SADEK, is now streaming in full.
Self-released last week to an outstanding reaction from fans across the globe, Living Flesh can now be seen and heard online in its entirety. To stream the audio portion of Living Flesh, visit www.nadersadek.com/shop. The DVD is now playing, for a limited time only, at this location.
Recorded at Santos Party House in Manhattan during the band’s first live performance of the 2011 release, In The Flesh, Living Flesh is available as a signed CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray (limited to 20 copies), LP/Blu-ray combo, limited edition LP (500 copies), LP with digital video download and as a digital download. Next month will see NADER SADEK issue a unique piece relating to the release. Details coming soon. Visit www.nadersadek.com/shop to order.
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 line-up of musicians from the In the Flesh record, as well as two new performers. The original line-up consisted of Flo Mounier (CRYPTOPSY); Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM); Novy (ex-BEHEMOTH and ex-VADER); and Steve Tucker (ex-MORBID ANGEL 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))) and MAYHEM. 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.
“While the darkness and extremity of this record is very in your face, the subtleties like the use of female vocals and ambience only highlight the heavy parts making them that more devastating. Living Flesh is a compelling document of how great individuals can produce an even grander beast.” – Ghost Cult Mag
Rune Eriksen – rhythm guitar (Aura Noir, ex-Mayhem)
Flo Mounier – drums (Cryptopsy)
Novy Nowak – bass (ex-Vader/Behemoth)
Sean Frey – lead guitar
Steve Tucker – main vocals (ex-Morbid Angel)
Carmen Simoes – female vocals (Ava Inferi)
Nader Sadek – vocals and samples