Latest news: Fri, Jul 24 2015, MENACE
MENACE, the musically many-faceted brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, is currently engaged in extra-terrestrial activity. Mastermind Mitch explains his involvement with NASA's New Horizon mission to Pluto and the One Earth Message project below.
Mitch comments: "Years ago, I was affiliated with the Beagle 2 Mission to Mars, which sadly failed to send a monumental signal to Earth. I admired the efforts of Colin Pillinger and his ambition to combine music, art and science with the best intentions of finding life elsewhere in the solar system.
"It's always been one of my wildest dreams to compose a song, or a MESSAGE that might have the potential to reach deep space with an unknown recipient for an unlimited timescale spreading concept, intelligence and awareness of Humanity.
"I'm hopeful that the efforts of Jon Lomberg's One Earth Message, NASA and the New Horizons’ mission to study Pluto and beyond our solar system will be a success! We're doing our best to complete the worthy effort at present to be beamed to the New Horizon's craft and we are eager for the end result.
"Wish us luck! Your support will help project a lifetime of dedication for the benefit of Universal Purpose. I feel honored to be considered for such a monumental task! Only your participation can make this vision happen.
"Right now I’m completely over the moon, and I’m grateful that they are featuring one of my favorite MENACE tracks and video for “To The Marrow”. It’s an extremely emotional song, with the kind of futuristic enthusiasm humanitarian approach that could inspire a younger generations’ interest in space exploration.
"Thankfully, I’m working with the help of our long time producer RUSS RUSSELL on the project, and you can expect some interesting results."
For more information on the project and the MENACE song "To the Marrow", please read below.
The track "To the Marrow" originally appears on the critically acclaimed MENACE debut album 'Impact Velocity' (REVOLVER album of the week March 2014). The video features the celebrated Ukrainian sand artist Kseniya Simonova and can be viewed here and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland there.
Find out more about the One Earth Message and New Horizon projects at the links below:
NASA’s PROJET SUPPORT
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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