Nergal’s blackened blues project Me And That Man has released another track from upcoming album, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. “By The River” takes you on a drive with the Devil himself, as desert-tinged soundscapes weave throughout the song, Ihsahn of the legendary Norwegian band, Emperor lends his entrancing vocals to the single.

Nergal tells us “When the rumours first emerged of me collaborating with Rob Halford and Ihsahn, the idea sparked imagination. I guess people would expect a Nergal and Ihsahn partnership to be extreme, but what came out was a bare bones, blues banger! I’ve got to tell you; it wasn’t an easy sell…at first Ihsahn didn’t think there was much he could add – luckily, I knew different and I gave him a simple instruction, ‘have fun’. A week later I got the track back and I was totally blown away! Considering the status of the man, he is humble and professional to the core. It was my pleasure to work with him and now it’s our pleasure to present to you, “By The River”!”


Three years after their initial debut, Me And That Man return with their new collection New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. The album, set for release on March 27, 2020, visits a completely new spectrum of dark vibes and sees notable heavy music names such as Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Brent Hinds, Matt Heafy (Trivium), Ihsahn (Emperor) and Sivert Høyem (Madrugada).

New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 Track Listing:

01. Run With The Devil, feat. Jørgen Munkeby (Shining NO)
02. Coming Home, feat. Sivert Høyem (Madrugada)
03. Burning Churches, feat. Mat McNerney (Grave Pleasures)
04. By The River, feat. Ihsahn (Emperor)
05. Męstwo
06. Surrender, feat. Dead Soul / Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)
07. Deep Down South, feat. Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer) / Nicke Anderson (Entombed)
08. Man Of The Cross, feat. Jerome Reuter (Rome)
09. You Will Be Mine, feat. Matt Heafy (Trivium)
10. How Come?, feat. Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour) / Brent Hinds / Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)
11. Confession, feat. Niklas Kvarforth (Shining SE)

Pre-order your copy of New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 from here.

Me And That Man play an exclusive album launch show with special guests, including Mat McMerney, on March 27, 2020 at Islington Assembly Hall in London.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.