MENACE, the brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris currently premiere the third new song taken from their debut album: “Impact Velocity”, which will hit the stores on March 14th. The track “To the Marrow” is presented in the shape of a video clip featuring the celebrated Ukrainian sand painter and winner of “Ukraine’s Got Talent” Kseniya Simonova and now streaming via the following media partners:
Mitch and Kseniya have teamed up to support a Ukranian Children’s Cancer Charity. Two videos have been created combining the music of MENACE with Kseniysa’s art for a charity in aid of a young girl struggling for her life against cancer. In the words of the guitarist:
“We are trying to raise funding and support for Marina Loskutova, a Ukranian child and sports champion with kidney cancer”, explains Mitch. “Marina has qualified for treatment in the UK, and so far we have managed to raise 68,000 Euros already, which is halfway towards our final goal of 121.000 Euros. Marina is about to begin the next stage of treatment, but there is still a large sum to generate.
We hope that the powerful creative message behind our goal is enough to inspire some to help in any way they can. So much passion, preparation and positive energy has gone into the production of this unique collaboration. You’re in a position to make a difference to a family in desperate need, and help a small group of people rebuild their future.
Here is a Paypal link:
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volunteer Tatyana Potarina.
If you would feel kind enough to donate anything, even 1 Euro/Dollar would increase Marina’s chances of survival and will give hope to her family without a voice in this desperate situation.”
You can find further explanation and information on Marina Loskutova and the charity through the following web-links below:
“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). The album is now available for pre-order on the Season of Mist e-shop. Tracklist and artwork can be found below:
1. I Live with Your Ghost
2. Painted Rust
3. Multiple Clarity
4. To the Marrow
5. I Won’t See the Sun
6. Drowning in Density
8. Everything and Nothing
9. Within Context
10. Malicious Code
11. Impact Velocity
12. Seamless Integration
13. Insult to Injury [bonus track]
MENACE is a project for those who dare to be challenged. It is a journey across genres; neither claiming nor conforming to any particular known style, and a result of all musical history and culture.
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 forMENACE began with a plan to work with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) and drummer Brann Dailor (MASTODON). Although Brann recorded 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 forMENACE I needed to see the album through myself.
“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.).
Harris concludes, “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.”
Cygnus: vocals (Mitch Harris)
Synergus: guitar & synth (Mitch Harris)
Samorost: drums & percussion (Derek Roddy)
Serpens: bass (Fred Leclercq)
Radix: strings, electro sub (Nicola Manzan)
Erebus: bass (Shane Embury)