Official press release:
Season of Mist is proud to welcome MENACE (@menaceofficial) to its ever-expanding roster of artists. MENACE, the brainchild of Mitch Harris (NAPALM DEATH, MEATHOOK SEED) is a project for those who dare to be challenged. It is a journey across genres, neither claiming allegiance nor conforming to any particular 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 began with a plan to work with Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) 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.)"
Harris concludes, “Those familiar with my previous work will be in for a surprise and should expect the unexpected, as 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.”
MENACE’s debut album will be released in the first half of 2014 and features contributions from Derek Roddy (drums), Fred Leclercq (bass), Nicola Manzin (violin, cello, viola), Shane Embury (bass), and Russ Russell (producer and navigator of self-paradoxology).
Stay tuned to @menaceofficial for more updates, sights, and sounds.
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