Tue, Feb 04 2014: MENACE
MENACE, the brainchild of NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, just released a new video clip for the song “Painted Rust”, a number from debut album ‘Impact Velocity’. The video shows sand drawing by acclaimed Ukrainian artist Kseniya Simonova. You can watch it at the following locations:
‘Impact Velocity’ will hit the stores on March 14th (March 18th in North America). Here are the cover artwork and track listing:
MENACE previously released a video for “I Live With Your Ghost”.
‘Impact Velocity’ features contributions from Derek Roddy (drums), Fred Leclercq (bass), Nicola Manzan (violin, cello, viola), Shane Embury (bass), and Russ Russell (producer and navigator of paradoxology). The first pressing will come in Digipak and includes an exclusive bonus track entitled “Insult to Injury”. Pre-order it now at Season of Mist’s e-shop!
When making the “Painted Rust” video, Mitch established a connection with unique and passionate sand artist Kseniya Simonova. He had watched her life story documentary and followed her journey to win Ukraine’s Got Talent. “Her work was so touching and inspiring, the kind of thing that really intensifies human emotion”, the musician said. Kseniya performs her sand art live worldwide, and has focused much attention on helping generate funding for a Ukrainian children’s cancer charity. “Kseniya’s commitment has already generated much revenue for the cause, but still, there is an uphill climb with a long way to go”, he adds.
“What we are doing is focusing our attention on one girl in particular named Marina. She is a champion in calisthenical gymnastics, and we are both trying to make a difference and at least generate some hope for a family, which is the only tool we have at present. We realise it’s a difficult world that we live in, and there are many charities and causes. If one or two people join together, they can connect others, and at least try to make a difference, however small or large, it is the first of many steps.
“The message of “Painted Rust” is about failing infrastructure, neglect, solitude and alone in a place that seems cannot be reached or penetrated by anything or anyone. It’s important to remember that we are not alone, and even strangers could contribute, to make a difference. Kseniya achieved the perfect example of that - her contribution and focused message deliver the powerful and hopes to leave a lasting impression in hearts and souls on a global scale, directed towards improving life, and regaining the strength to pursue our most improbable dreams and goals.”
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