A dark folk, country, and Gothic blues project that started as an offshoot for Nergal, who is best known as the frontman of Polish black metal group Behemoth, Me and That Man emerged in 2017 with a brooding sound that looked to artists like Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Nick Cave for inspiration.
The band was created as another source of emotional relief for Nergal, allowing him to express thoughts and feelings that he couldn't quite fit into the world of black metal, although some of the prevalent themes were covered, the tone was markedly different from anything he had written before. Unable to fully realize the project alone, Nergal recruited British/Polish rock musician John Porter to create the sound he was looking for. Me and That Man's debut album, the Napalm-issued Songs of Love and Death, saw release in 2017. Three years later the group returned with their sophomore effort, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1, which featured guest spots from Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Brent Hinds (Mastodon), Matt Heafy (Trivium), and Sivert Høyem (Madrugada). ~ Liam Martin, Rovi