Nader Sadek is releasing a new four-song EP, The Malefic – Chapter III! The EP will feature not just Nader Sadek’s usual collaborators — those being Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan, Cryptopsy’s Flo Mounier, and Aura Noir’s Rune Eriksen — but will also feature appearances from Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Bobby Koelble (ex-Death), Martin Rygiel (ex-Decapitated), Carmen Simoes (Moonspell, ex-Ava Inferi) and Olivier Pinard (Cryptopsy, ex-Neuraxis). The EP is going to be a FREE CD insert in upcoming issues of Decibel (#122), Terrorizer (#254), and Legacy (#94). And just to make things extra-super-duper interesting, the Decibel version of the EP will have a different mix and master from the Terrorizer and Legacy versions.
Here's an interesting story for ya. Nader Sadek is an Egyptian dude and a very innovative visual/conceptual artist working with and for Mayhem and SunO))). By now, he obviously knows how stuff works in the world of extreme metal, so he thought of a project. This is what he came up with.He formed a team consisting of former Morbid Angel's vocalist Steve Tucker, Mayhem's guitarist Rune Eriksen and fucking Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier. He himself handled the concepts and direction of the album.What emerged is an excellent death metal release. Solid as fuck, superbly written.
ETERNITY'S END is the realization of a vision that Christian Muenzner, well known in his capacity as guitarist extraordinaire, solo artist, special guest on many albums and as member of bands like Alkaloid, Necrophagist, Obscura and Paradox, had since many years of forming his very own band in order to return to the style of music that was his first love and, to this day, is his biggest passion … Aggressive, neoclassical power metal with a progressive twist and with a powerful and classic metal vocalist!
To all but the hardcore followers of Algerian music, the names of the performers on this double-CD set will mean nothing. But to those who love (or want to discover) the roots of modern Algerian music, these 30 tracks, culled from the vaults of Algerian radio, are a treasure trove. From the sha'bi (or chaabi) style, the people's music with its accessible sound and sweeping lyrics, and frequent guitar accompaniment, or the roots of the better-known rai, the hawz, or the folk Kabyle style, which was revitalized after the Second World War (well-represented here by Slimane Azem, this covers a very wide and gratifying range). Probably the only familiar track here is the stirring "Ya Rayah," which was covered in the mid-'90s by Rachid Taha, although in its own way, the original rocks very hard. But never mind the unfamiliarity; this is all remarkable stuff indeed, performed with a rare fire and grace.