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Behemoth's Nergal Launches Dark Blues / Country Project Me And That Man

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Me And That Man - a new project from Behemoth's Nergal - will release debut album "Songs Of Love And Death" on March 24th through Cooking Vinyl. The album's lead single "My Church Is Black" launched today via the Lynchian video below.

The duo is fronted by Behemoth founder Nergal, paired by rock musician John Porter, and puts away any pre-conceived ideas about what heavy music should be with the release of this side project. The duo draws heavily on blues, country, and folk to make exceedingly dark music.

"Songs Of Love And Death" is a journey through sun-bleached, dusty plains, soundtracked by low-slung acoustic guitars and steeped in the rawest essence of rock and blues.

"This album is not meant to turn Me and That Man fans into Behemoth fans," Nergal notes. "If one day they follow, OK. Something like 'My Church Is Black' is a strong declaration, a song that naturally invites people from the extreme metal world, and perhaps they'll want to enter this world too. They might even like it. With Me and That Man, I'm telling simple stories in a simple way, not overloaded with metaphors and hidden meanings. It's just got to be as natural, organic and stripped down as it can be."

He further explains, "With Me & That Man, the songs just come out in a very organic way. One would be bluesy, one would be more of a ballad, but put together they all made sense. I need Me & That Man to keep the balance, as the potential of my mother band seems limitless. It gets bigger and bigger, more advanced and more sophisticated... and darker... and blacker. But Me & That Man is at the opposite pole, artistically speaking. With all the best art, once you have it in you, you have to release it, otherwise it becomes intoxicating and dangerous to your own system. This is how I deal with my emotions and my dark feelings and shadows. This is not happy music, but it's liberating."

"This is a side-project, but I don't really know what it's going to grow into," Nergal concludes. The idea was just to get this music out to people There's no hidden agenda. It is what it is, and if you like it, it's cool. If you don't, that's cool too. This is the battle we've already won."

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1. mH writes:

Sounds like he's been listening to Wovenhand, Jay Munly, Nick Cave, or Slim Cessna. All sh** that's way better and already been there/done that.

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2. xFiruath writes:

At first I rolled my eyes at the dancing strippers, but then it sort of sunk in how dark this whole thing is and that's just what's on the surface. Reminds me of the only good part of True Detective season 2 - the music and the bar scenes. Kind of an interesting and intriguing project and I'd like to hear more.

# Jan 16, 2017 @ 5:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. 987654321 writes:

S H I T is the only word to describe it. This site is metal underground NOT C & W underground.

I personally am a fan of Behemoth, but could not give 2 F U X about this.

# Jan 17, 2017 @ 6:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Meh-stamp writes:

Sounds like pure Doors worship to me. Like almost trying to be a clone instead of more original.

# Jan 17, 2017 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm kinda digging it too Ty.

# Jan 17, 2017 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Houston from Houston writes:

Hmmm....let's see where this goes nergal

# Jan 17, 2017 @ 5:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. lawl writes:

Yeah, #3. Let's just confine musical artists to the realms of sound and personal expression that we want them to give to us and never let them experiment with things that they feel are a good way to pass the time.


"sh**" is kind of strong, anyway. I mean, hey, I'm all about the metal but holy hell go listen to some Johnny Cash sometime and listen to how depressing and "metal" his music is despite it being country. Dude is the shiznit, end of story.

So open your ears and mind a bit, kiddo. You might learn something.

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