Menace Announces "Impact Velocity" Release
Menace, the recently announced new project of Mitch Harris (Napalm Death), has announced further details on a forthcoming debut.
The band's first effort is titled "Impact Velocity" and will be released via Season of Mist on March 18th in North America (March 14th worldwide). "Impact Velocity" features contributions from Derek Roddy (drums), Fred Leclercq (bass), Nicola Manzan (violin, cello, viola), Shane Embury (bass), and Russ Russell (producer and navigator of paradoxology).
Mitch comments: “The band is called Menace, but to me it is more than just a band or a solo project, it is the result of my life’s work. It's a concept that has been in production for some time with most of the songs and intense work done in the last two years.
"The initial idea for Menace began with a plan to work with Max Cavalera and Brann Dailor (Mastodon). Although Brann recorded for two songs initially, his responsibilities with Mastodon didn’t allow time for such an intricate collaboration. In fact, we all became incredibly busy and as a result new directives evolved, and to achieve my goal for Menace I needed to see the album through myself.
"To me Menace is the old meeting the new; heavy and melodic, descriptive and adventurous, epic and futuristic, carnal and primitive, and so on. Menace brings unrealized dreams closer to fruition. It is about overcoming loss and hardship, and a combination of many interests including spiritual philosophy, psychology, science, physics, theatrics, the supernatural, the paranormal, film, poetry, photography, art, sculpture and video; the things I’ve focused all my energy on over the last twenty years. It's an organic-meets-technological approach to exploration and self discovery through a direction I term audio-installationism (A.I.).
"Those familiar with my previous work will be in for a surprise and should expect the unexpected, but I’m a firm believer that even the most improbable dreams should be explored. Menace is a statement in itself, a way of saying that there is always a way forward, no matter how difficult it seems. If you are still alive, then there is still something to achieve."
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