Stream Menace’s New Album ‘Impact Velocity’ Exclusively With Terrorizer

By on 5 March 2014


Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris has recently embarked on his own solo project, named Menace, and has teamed up with Terrorizer for an exclusive full album stream of his debut ‘Impact Velocity’…

Menace’s sound is worlds apart from Harris’ light speed work with Napalm Death, mining instead an industrial yet strangely anthemic vein itself – just wrap your ears around the absurdly catchy chorus for lead single ‘I Live With Your Ghost’ if you don’t believe us!

‘Impact Velocity’ features contributions from an all-star cast including Derek Roddy (drums), Fred Leclercq (bass), Nicola Manzan (violin, cello, viola), Shane Embury (bass), and Russ Russell (producer and navigator of paradoxology).

Mitch himself explained the project as such:

“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 (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 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.”

The album isn’t due to be released until next week, but you can hear the entire thing below right now…

‘Impact Velocity’ is due to be released on March 14th via Season of Mist, and is available to pre-order here.

You can find Menace on Facebook.

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