Behemoth lead vocalist Nergal was interviewed by Guitar magazine to share important details about his latest album as a part of his solo project. In addition, the singer praised Nick Cave and Iggy Pop‘s talents as singers while he pointed out to the similarities with his own style.
Nergal started his solo project Me And That Man, which aimed to combine different genres such as country, blues, funk, and folk in 2017. The band released their first album entitled ‘Songs of Love and Death’ in the same year. It was followed by ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit: Vol. 1.’
Then, Me And That Man released their latest studio album New Man, New Songs, Same Shit: Vol. 2 on November 19, 2021. Nergal collaborated with iconic musicians Exodus’ Gary Holt, Venom’s Mantas, and Iron Maiden’s Blaze Bayley for ‘All Hope Has Gone’ by defining it as ‘a fanboy dream.’
The Behemoth frontman also stated that he’s telling his own story while performing the song without any intention to show off. He focused on attitude, charisma, idea, and vision as an artist who was greatly inspired by Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Tom Waits when he chose to pursue a professional musical career.
Nergal shared his ideas saying:
“When I sing my songs, I’m telling you my story. It’s not like a Pavarotti thing, showing off and just trying to reach another scale with my vocal range. With singers like Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop – it’s more about the attitude. The charisma. The idea. The vision. It’s not about making songs tailored for radio. I don’t give a f’ck about radio!
On many levels, this record is also like a fanboy dream. I mean, you’ve got Iron Maiden, Slayer, and Venom on the same song. It’s not even metal! So deal with that!”
Furthermore, Nergal highlighted that he never wanted to produce songs and records for the radio to gain more money and fame. It was about sharing his own unique story with his fans in his own way.
You can listen to the song below.