ME AND THAT MAN
A collaboration between Nergal, Behemoth's free-thinking visionary and British/Polish rock musician, John Porter, ME AND THAT MAN showcases a different side of the charismatic frontman. Their debut, Songs of Love & Death is a collection that draws on dark narratives familiar to fans of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. It is a journey across bleak, dust-ravaged plains, soundtracked by low-slung guitars and steeped in the rawest essence of rock and blues.
Nergal is ready to burn the preconceptions people may have about his creative vision. Songs Of Love & Death isn’t sonic esoterica, it is an album of simple, yet timeless ideas, all filtered through Nergal’s pitch-black poetic prism. He tells us, “My Church Is Black is a strong declaration. 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.”
Admirers of everything from Johnny Cash’s American Recordings through to the grim, frontier polemic of Wovenhand will be drawn in by these songs. The collection may appear vastly different to what Nergal is best known for, but as far as he is concerned, ME AND THAT MAN is a necessary and vital a part of his creative life: a new way to express the same ideas of individualism, defiance and darkness.
SHINE A LIGHT: FIELD RECORDINGS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN RAILROAD (2016)
TOOTH & NAIL (2013)