No other musician under the sun is as prolific as Adam Darski, better known as Behemoth’s Nergal, also of Me And That Man. In addition to pushing forward with his world-famous black metal pursuits, he also regularly releases music in collaboration with other artists under the Me And That Man moniker.  

His latest release, New Man New Songs Same Shit Vol. 2, is out November 19 via Napalm, and features collaborations with Gary Holt of Slayer and Exodus, Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, and more.  

While there were definitely some struggles to solidify guests for each track and get everything to come together while the world was in chaos, just like with his other releases as Me And That Man, things more than came together in regards to the amazing pairings on the record.  

“It’s a lot of work, trust me,” Nergal says of the process it takes to cobble together a record that is all collaboration and connection. “You have to reach out to and connect to everyone, and then it’s even more work when you think about all the bureaucracy and the paperwork that must be done in order to get things moving. But it’s worth it because this approach to the project is vital.” 

In addition to the work that it takes to put out a record like this, Nergal still finds himself nerding out over how much fun it is to work with some of his favorite musicians on these projects, despite having major star status.  

“I’m 44, and I started listening to metal in the ’80s,” he explains. “I grew up listening to and worshiping bands like Venom and Slayer. And now, fucking four-and-a-half decades later, some of my biggest icons and idols are not only my colleagues, or friends, or people I know, but also people who have contributed on the records I wrote and curated.” 

“It’s a dream, but I also know it didn’t come out of fucking nowhere,” he continues. “I earned it. And I was really lucky with all the factors that have made things possible, but still, sometimes it feels impossible for me to be in this situation. It still makes me speechless. It feels like I’m dreaming, but I’m not. It’s beautiful.”  

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