‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit Vol. 2’ showcases the black metal musician’s versatility and features Gary Holt, Alissa White-Gluz, Mary Goore, Randy Blythe, Myrkur, Devin Townsend, David Vincent, Doug Blair, Hank von Hell and Olve ‘Abbath’ Eikemo.
While it may be a stretch to say Nergal is showing off his warm and fuzzy side with his folks/blues-inspired side project Me and That Man, the project utilizes a more laid-back approach to his heart of darkness. While the Behemoth frontman is usually used to dominating the extreme metal circuit, he is currently generating headlines for the announcement of Me and That Man’s third studio album, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.2. Further garnering conversation is the release of the record’s first track “Got Your Tongue” — a rowdy rock ’n roll tone featuring Turbowolf’s Chris Georgiadis.
“Here we go again, mother lovers!” Nergal says of the newest work. “You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months. Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired!”
Nergal is not exaggerating with his claim that he recruited top talent. Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Mary Goore, Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Myrkur, Devin Townsend, David Vincent, Doug Blair (W.A.S.P), Hank von Hell (Turbonegro), and Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (Immortal, Abbath) are all confirmed participants. These big names, however, should not overshadow Me and That Man’s established members — seasoned composers Łukasz Kumański, Matteo Bassoli, and Sasha Boole.
The second volume of the Me and That Man’s New Man series will feature occult themes that garnish the gritty, grayscale lens through which the quartet interprets all things Americana. The work’s predecessor was considered quite the feat coming from Nergal, who enlisted the help of Southern rocker Brent Hinds of Mastodon, but also stayed true to his roots through the inclusion of DSBM legend Niklas Kvarforth (Shining). Originally formed in Poland in 2017, Me and That Man released their debut album Songs of Love and Death amidst a burgeoning gothic folk movement — a shift also shared by extreme metal artists like Xasthur.
Given the uncertain times, Me and That Man have yet to announce a tour in support of the new album. However, Nergal has stated that he will “try his best to make it happen.” In the meantime, Polish fans can catch a show this weekend, and select Scandinavian dates have been announced for 2022. For dates and all things up to the minute with Me and That Man visit the band online – HERE
New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.2. releases November 19 via Napalm Records in digital, CD, and vinyl formats with an exclusive 48-page booklet. Preorder/presave – HERE