Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett and Agents Of Mercy, released his latest solo album ‘Courting The Widow’ late last year, and now he is pleased to reveal the video for the track “Where the Martyr Carved His Name”


ad had this to say: “The most interesting aspect of prog-rock, is that you’re never safe.
Not musically or lyrically. This is where funk, soul, rock, symphony and musical get new life in the prog melting pot. My musical background comes forth into the present, refined with one of life’s real song birds – Nick Beggs, who also is one of the main cornerstones on the whole album. You like drama? This one’s for you. And hold on to your heads…”
‘Courting The Widow’ received fantastic reviews upon release, with Prog Magazine calling it “an exquisite epic and an unabashed treat”, while Powerplay called it “a treasure box of sparkling gems”.
A trailer for the album was put together featuring samples of the album.

The full track-listing is as follows:
1.Carry Me Home
2.Courting The Widow
3.Echoes Of Ekwabet
4.To Turn The Other Side
5.Ship’s Cat
6.The Killing Of The Calm
7.Where The Martyr Carved His Name
8.Long Slow Crash Landing
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Nad had this to say about the album: “During these past years with Steve Hackett, I have developed a character known as the “Vampirate”. I have here set him loose, and so he has invited you all on-board his great ship, to take you on a musical journey
you have never been on before.
The main character – the widow herself, is a symbol of death – and is to be courted through every song, one way or another. It is indeed a dark album, but full of loving light”
Nad has most recently been seen performing alongside the legendary Steve Hackett as part of his Genesis Revisited show, continuing his stint into the latter part of this year. Nad adds: “In a little less than four years, I was snatched up by two iconic guitarists,
namely Roine Stolt and then Steve Hackett. That must mean something to the world, because it sure means an awful lot to me”. Nad formed Agents of Mercy with Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) in 2009, and have released three albums to date.
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