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Nergal: Working with Corey Taylor has made my career

Adam 'Nergal' Darski and Corey Taylor
Adam 'Nergal' Darski and Corey Taylor (Image credit: Chiaki Nozu/WireImage, Francesco Prandoni - Getty)

Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski says that working with Corey Taylor on the new Me And That Man album has “made my career.”

The Slipknot (opens in new tab) frontman is just one of a number of guests who’ll appear on New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 which will be released tomorrow (March 27) through Napalm Records.

Asked by Loudwire (opens in new tab) if there were any surprises that came with working with some of the most recognisable names in metal, the Behemoth leader replies: “Loads. Ihsahn (opens in new tab) from Emperor surprised everyone with what he did. 

“All the people who’ve heard By The River (opens in new tab) have commented on how they never knew he could sing so emotionally. The world has never heard him perform like that before, which is amazing.

“And then with Corey Taylor, just the fact that he’s taking part in a niche project like this is mind-blowing to me. He’s such a busy guy, but he really took his time with this and contributed some awesome parts. Working with him has made my career, to be honest.”

Taylor appears on the track How Come? which also features Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, while other artists on the record include Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano, Swedish outfit Dead Soul, Trivium’s Matt Heafy, Madrugada’s Siver Høyem and Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth.

Negal adds: “To be completely frank, working on this record has made me feel like a teenager again, opening Christmas presents from all these artists I respect so much. 

“And I’m not taking this for granted: New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1 has been a great artistic adventure and challenge for me, and one I feel I’ve pulled off. Doing this has left me feeling very fulfilled.”

Last week, Me And That Man released a video for Confession.

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Me And That Man: New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1 (opens in new tab)
Me And That Man return with their second album New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1. Nergal is joined on the record by guests including Slipknot's Corey Taylor and Mastodon's Brent Hinds.

Me And That Man: New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol.1
1. Run With The Devil, feat. Jørgen Munkeby (Shining NO)
2. Coming Home, feat. Siver Høyem (Madrugada)
3. Burning Churches, feat. Mat McNerney (Grave Pleasures)
4. By The River, feat. Ihsahn (Emperor)
5. Męstwo
6. Surrender, feat. Rob Caggiano (Volbeat) / Dead Soul
7. Deep Down South, feat. Nicke Anderson (Entombed) / Johanna Sadonis (Lucifer)
8. Man Of The Cross, feat. Jerome Reuter (Rome)
9. You Will Be Mine, feat. Matt Heafy (Trivium)
10. How Come?, feat. Corey Taylor (Slipknot / Stone Sour) / Brent Hinds (Mastodon)
11. Confession, feat. Niklas Kvarforth (Shining SE)

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