Latest news: Thu, Sep 18 2014, MENACE
MENACE, the musically many-faceted brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, is premiering a new video featuring a track taken from their album 'Impact Velocity'. The amazing clip for the song "Malicious Code" is now exclusively streaming via these official media partners:
Frontman Mitch Harris explains the idea behind and execution of "Malicious Code": "We wanted to save this video for later, since it’s a completely different vibe than the others. Its unique, twisted view on rebuilding society creates a dark post-apocalyptic vision that I have not experienced before. The combination of music and visuals transfixes the viewer by enhancing the lyrics the perfectly. Malicious Code generates an invasive, vulnerable standpoint, an atmospheric mood beneath a controversial underlying message. ‘Malicious Code' was an artistic project based on the concept of AI (Audio Installations). I created a montage from the short film by Floris Kaayk called The Origin of Creatures. Floris Kaayk is an artist based in the Netherlands. He has a unique style and truly embraces the concept of artist interaction. Floris was kind enough to contribute his footage to support the concept of A.I. A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster, but due to miscommunication this mission is doomed to fail. The storyline of The Origin of Creatures is based on one of the most well-known tales about collaboration, the Tower of Babel. This tale is transformed and twisted and is set in an imaginary future, after the world is hit by a catastrophe. Among the remains of a devastated city, lives what is left of humanity.”
Here is a link for Floris Kaayk's original full length, animated short 'The Origin of Creatures', which already won a series of awards in prestigious film festivals worldwide.
MENACE are the brainchild of Mitch Harris (NAPALM DEATH, MEATHOOK SEED). "The band is called MENACE, but to me, it is more than just a band or a solo project", comments the musician. "It is the result of my life's work." Not surprisingly regarding such an adventurous and prolific musician, the result is stunningly eclectic and absolutely unique. Within their driving, creative heavy rock or audio-installationism (A.I.) in the artist's own words, Harris and MENACE explore dissonance, melody, relating the width and breadth of human emotion and experience. This delicious musical cocktail contains many tasty ingredients ranging from the mystery and emotionality of TOOL to eccentric VOIVOD and even delivering thrashy riffs. Yet none of these comparisons and labels fully fit as MENACE always add their own twist finding a new way of expression. Tracks such as "I Live With Your Ghost" and "Painted Rust" are infectious anthems both personal and obscure; distilling and amplifying the sum of Harris' experiences from good to tragic and all in between. "MENACE bring unrealised dreams closer to fruition", he adds. "It is about overcoming loss and hardship, and a combination of my many interests." ‘Impact Velocity’ is not just an outstanding collection of modern heavy rock, but comes equally as a challenge and with a surprisingly broad appeal. Expect the unexpected!
|Mitch Harris||Guitars, vocals, synths|
|Nicola Manzan||Violin, cello, viola|
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