Nergal’s darkened blues project ME AND THAT MAN has just released yet another single fresh off its upcoming album, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. “By The River” takes you on a drive with the Devil himself, straight through the aberrations of the graveyard and back. Creating a uniquely captivating atmospheric concept, the desert-tinted soundscapes weave throughout the song. Ihsahn of the legendary Emperor lends his entrancing vocals to this single and will bewitch the listener. Slow hypnotizing riffs round off the track, while a masterfully escalating guitar solo closes “By The River” on a high note. Bridging the gap to the vintage atmospheres of the previously released videos, “By The River” is the next ritual of initiation, straight into the distinctive aesthetics and stories ME AND THAT MAN tells on the upcoming album. The peculiarly alienated spaces and desert landscapes framed by an enchanting soundtrack unfold gradually in front of the viewer, taking form in a captivating odyssey through Southern landscapes, cities, villages and empty crossroads. There, maybe even a personal encounter with the Devil himself is possible! Nergal on “By The River”: “When the rumours first emerged of me collaborating with Rob Halford and Ihsahn, the idea sparked imaginations. I guess people would expect a Nergal and Ihsahn partnership to be extreme, but what came out was a bare bones, blues banger! I’ve got to tell you; it wasn’t an easy sell…at first Ihsahn didn’t think there was much he could add – luckily, I knew different and I gave him a simple instruction, ‘have fun’. A week later I got the track back and I was totally blown away! Considering the status of the man, he is humble and professional to the core. It was my pleasure to work with him and now it’s our pleasure to present to you, “By The River”!”
Watch The Official Video For “By The River” HERE!
Three years after their initial debut, ME AND THAT MAN has returned with an offering that is indeed different from the first, but in no way less brilliant. The mysterious collective has surpassed themselves with their bewitching new collection New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 – featuring ominous lyricism atop unfiltered blues, gothic-laced folk, outlaw country and Americana-influenced anthems. The enthralling album, set to be released on March 27, 2020, visits a completely new spectrum of dark desert vibes and sees notable heavy music icons such as Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Brent Hinds, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Ihsahn (Emperor) and Sivert Høyem (Madrugada) join the pact with the devil. New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 is a diversified, dynamic masterpiece that presents Nergal in a completely new light, providing a strong contrast to the heavier sounds of Behemoth. Evil has truly never sounded so good.
Pre-Order New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 HERE!
New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 Tracklisting: 01. Run With The Devil, feat. Jørgen Munkeby (Shining NO) 02. Coming Home, feat. Sivert Høyem (Madrugada) 03. Burning Churches, feat. Mat McNerney (Grave Pleasures) 04. By The River, feat. Ihsahn (Emperor) 05. Męstwo 06. Surrender, feat. Dead Soul / Rob Caggiano (Volbeat) 07. Deep Down South, feat. Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer) / Nicke Anderson (Entombed) 08. Man Of The Cross, feat. Jerome Reuter (Rome) 09. You Will Be Mine, feat. Matt Heafy (Trivium) 10. How Come?, feat. Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour) / Brent Hinds / Rob Caggiano (Volbeat) 11. Confession, feat. Niklas Kvarforth (Shining SE) New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 will be available in the following formats:
CD Jewel CaseCD Media BookLP Gatefold (Black)Deluxe Box (Wooden Box with exclusive 7inch, Pin, Patch, handmade woodcut print)Digital Album
Exclusive New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 Release Show:
w/ special guests,
including Mat McNerney:
27.03.20 UK - London / Islington Assembly Hall
Catch ME AND THAT MAN live on tour and jam with the Devil himself!
New Tour, New Songs, Same Shit 2020 Tour
w/ Frank The Baptist, Mulk
02.04.20 PL - Wroclaw / Zaklete Rewiry
03.04.20 PL - Szczecin / Kosmos
04.04.20 PL - Gdansk / Stary Manez
05.04.20 PL - Torun / Lizard King
15.04.20 PL - Warsaw / Palladium
16.04.20 PL - Krakow / ZetPeTe
17.04.20 PL - Poznan / Tama
18.04.20 PL - Gostyn / Hutnik
19.04.20 PL - Katowice / P23
20.06.20 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
21.06.20 BE - Dessel / Graspop Festival
25.06.20 ES - Rivas-vaciamadrid / Auditorio Miguel Rios
26.06.20 ES - Madrid / Rock The Night Festival
28.06.20 IT - Verona / Rock The Castle
09.07.20 SE - Gävle / Gefle Metal Festival
31.07.20 DE - Wacken / Wacken Open Air
02.08.20 FR - St. Maurice de Gourdans / Sylak Open Air
05.08.20 CZ - Jaromer / Brutal Assault
22.08.20 PL - Cieszanow / Cieszanow Rock Festival
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