I know that, for a lot of people I have spoken to, Nader Sadek is something of a confusing project.
Is it a band? Kinda. Really, Nader Sadek is an artist who basically enlisted a bunch of kick-ass musicians to craft tunes intended to act as the soundtrack to his creative concepts.
A Nader Sadek album was released in 2011, along with a live LP later on — hence, many people (myself included, at first) figured Nader Sadek was a band. And it still is. Sort of.
Basically, it is a band, but it bears the name of the guy who worked behind the scenes to put them all together for the purpose of making music. Kind of like the extreme metal version of Lou Pearlman.
Well, Nader Sadek have some dates booked for this spring, and a slightly different makeup.
Former Morbid Angel frontman Steve Tucker is seemingly no longer involved with the project, which — live — will feature Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation on vocals.
Travis did some backup vocals on the In the Flesh album.
Rune Eriksen of Aura Noir and formerly of Mayhem returns on guitars with former Death guitarist Bobby Koelble. Bass is still Marcin “Martin” Rygiel (ex-Decapitated) and drums, once again, will be handled by Cryptopsy’s Flo Mournier.
Word has it a second Nader Sadek album could be in the making, but we will let you know for sure when anything is made official.
In the meantime, here’s where Nader Sadek will be playing and when:
5/20: Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
5/23: Rome, ITA @ Traffic Live Club
5/24: Florence, ITA @ Cycle Club
5/25: Novara, ITA @ Rock’N’Roll
5/26: TBA @ TBA
5/27: Paris, FRA @ Glazart
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