I’ll admit that I am not too up on the music that Egyptian artist Nader Sadek makes with his band outside of the choice tune here or there that I have heard blasting via the Interwebs but that does not stop me from sharing the news that just was posted on his Official Facebook several hours ago with you all. Check out the poster and some notes from Nader and then we can chat a bit more.
Press Statement: “NEW TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT, but first i must extend more thanks to the crew of the ABORTED/NADER SADEK guests Alkaloid and Sallos in Cairo show. My bros Ahmet Kalvin, Shady Khaled, Brutal Mitch, Abdel-Rahman S. Mohamed, Aly ELashry, Nader Casper Theres no way this would have happened as smoothly as it did without you! Now, I will be opening for one of my fav bands IMMOLATION, California Deathfest 2015, then playing 2 single shows NEW YORK citeh, and Montreal, both having SICK line ups. Less than a month away. oct 11, 13,14!” Continue reading Nader Sadek Announces 3 Exclusive North American Dates→
I’m just going to let the official overview of the second part of the series do it’s talking but since the band revealed the full “7” musicians trying out I will add that in right later on. Let’s get onto the scoop about part two shall we?
About The Clip: The search continues as Dream Theater auditions more of the worlds best drummers. In this episode see Derek Roddy, Marco Minnemann, Thomas Lang and Virgil Donati behind the kit. Please note that during Derek Roddy’s audition we experienced some technical difficulties. We only picked up sound from the camera mics. We apologize profusely!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So of course you already know who is in this clip but here are the bands that all of them have some experience in. They are Aquiles Priester (Angra, Paul Di’anno), Peter Wildoer (Darkane), Marco Minnemann (Kreator, Necrophagist, Ephel Duath, Joe Satriani), Virgil Donati (Planet X, Seven The Hardway), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal, Nile, Today Is The Day), Mike Mangini (Steve Vai, Extreme, Annihilator), Thomas Lang (John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Glenn Hughes). Of the group, Derek was the youngest at 36 while Donati the oldest at 52. Age has nothing to do with the level of skill and presentation of course but that’s just my three cents. Now my humble opinion on this grouping is that Minnemann was the one who was the most stand out in terms of the kind of music that DT is playing. The others either made a quick mistake here and there or did some interpretation of the material that would not lock into the proper place in the minds of longtime fans. As I’ve noted already I was backing Mangini but after seeing this installment I am thinking that Marco might actually beat him to the punch. The others are terrific too but I am not of the mind that DT wants to go too far left of center from what they with Mike Portnoy. What do you think? You can add your own opinion to these blog posts down below.