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Transport League

Formed: 1994
From: Partille, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Transport League News

Below is our complete Transport League news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Transport League Posts New Studio Clip

Transport League has posted a new studio video clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Transport League has entered the IF Studios with producer Roberto Laghi & assistant Hasse Asteberg. 14 songs have been nailed down, and it will all be mixed shortly for a spring 2012 release, stay tuned and hope you like the vibes of music and sound that you hear in the background."

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Transport League Announces Reunion Show

Sweden's Transport League are booked to play an intense reunion show at the Terass stage at Henriksberg in Gothenburg/Sweden on Friday May 15th. Doors open at 21.00 and Transport League on stage around 23.00.

The band issued the following statement about the show:

"We'll just play tracks from our two first albums "Stallion Showcase" and "Superevil" :), happy- boogie-evil- times ! Pre-sale at this location. Spread the word folks. Thanks."

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M.A.N. Bassist Hospitalized

Bassist Rob of M.A.N. - the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's Transport League (featuring former Mnemic frontman Tony Jelencovich) — was rushed to the hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden on July 16. Rob was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, a complication of the gallstone surgery that he underwent earlier in the week. Acute pancreatitis is life-threatening, and the rest of the M.A.N members are said to be "shocked and saddened" by the situation. According to the group, "Rob is under good supervision and is under heavy painkilling medication."

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M.A.N To Film New Video

M.A.N, the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), will film a video for the song "?" during the band's March 31 concert at Debaser in Stockholm, Sweden

M.A.N has scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 31 - The Tube Club/Debaser - Stockholm, Sweden
Apr. 01 - Logo - Hamburg, Germany
Apr. 02 - Movie - Bielefeld, Germany
Apr. 03 - Gaschessel - Biel/Bienne - Bern, Switzerland
Apr. 04 - Pub de Manoir (TBC) - St. Maurice - Wallis, Germany
Apr. 05 - Happy Day Club - Wolfenscheissen, Switzerland
Apr. 26 - Pub Anchor - Stockholm, Sweden
May 03 - Tiefdruck Festiva - Hamburg, Germany
May 23 - Belsepub - Göteborg, Sweden

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M.A.N Update Tour Schedule

M.A.N, the act featuring MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich and members of TRANSPORT LEAGUE, have confirmed more tour dates in support of their second album "Peacenemy," which was released on March 14th in Europe thru Tiefdruck-Musik/Universal.

The band's itinerary is as follows:

31 - The Tube Club/Debaser - Stockholm, Sweden

1 - Logo - Hamburg, Germany
2 - Movie - Bielefeld, Germany
3 - Gaschessel - Biel/Bienne - Bern, Switzerland
4 - Pub de Manoir (TBC) - St. Maurice - Wallis, Germany
5 - Happy Day Club - Wolfenscheissen, Switzerland
26 - Pub Anchor - Stockholm, Sweden

3 - Tiefdruck Festiva - Hamburg, Germany
23 - Belsepub - Göteborg, Sweden

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M.A.N Announce More Tour Dates

M.A.N, the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), has scheduled the following dates:

Mar. 20 - Ballroom/Henriksberg - Gothenburg, Sweden
Mar. 31 - Debaser - Stockholm, Sweden
Apr. 01 - Logo - Hamburg, Germany
Apr. 02 - Movie - Bielefeld, Germany
Apr. 03 - Gaschessel – Bern, Switzerland
Apr. 26 - Pub Anchor – Stockholm, Sweden
May 23 - Belsepub – Gothenburg, Sweden More...

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The Fifth Sun Are Hard At Work On New Album

Minnesota-based melodic death metallers THE FIFTH SUN, whose current recording lineup includes Swedish drummer Patrik J. Sten (PASSENGER, ex-KEROZENE, TRANSPORT LEAGUE), have issued the following update:

"We are hard at work on our new album. Thus far it appears to be much more thrashy and heavier than our previous efforts, while still retaining our old-school feel."

"Don't worry: [there is] none of the weak-ass, paint-by-the-numbers crap that 99% of the labels are putting out."

"We are entertaining offers we have received to play some shows this summer. Some very big, some less so."

THE FIFTH SUN's second album, "The Hunger to Survive", was released in 2005. The CD was recorded at Studio Fredman and is the follow-up to the group's debut album, 2001's "The Moment of Truth".

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Harms Way Recording Debut Album

HARMS WAY, the new Swedish quartet featuring Fredrik "Eugene" Lindgren (guitar; ex-UNLEASHED, BORN OF FIRE, TERRA FIRMA, LOUDPIPES, CELESTIAL PAIN), Mr. Dim (vocals and bass; BORN OF FIRE), Erik Wallin (guitar; ex-MERCILESS) and Stefan Carlsson (drums; ex-MERCILESS, DIA PLASMA, TRANSPORT LEAGUE, BLACKSHINE), have inked a deal with Black Lodge Records. The band are currently at White Chapel Music Machine studio in Stockholm, Sweden recording their full-length debut, due later in the year.

According to a press release, HARMS WAY "creates a fresh and heavy form of catchy stoner/metal/rock in the vein of BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN and early IRON MAIDEN but with an touch of the 21st century and bands like QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE etc. without any boundaries whatsoever."

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Angel Blake Completes Self-Titled Debut

Former THE CROWN guitarist Marko Tervonen has finished recording the self-titled debut album of his new solo project ANGEL BLAKE. “Angel Blake” will be released by Metal Blade Records on April 4th, 2006.

Marko: “THE ALBUM IS DONE!!!!!! Oh yeah!! And I must say I’m very happy with it! Expect the unexpected boyz and girls.”

Here’s the tracklisting of “Angel Blake”:

1. The Force
2. Retaliate
3. Lycanthrope
4. Self – Terminate
5. Solitude My Friend
6. Autumnal
7. The Forsaken
8. Thousand Storms
9. Paint It Black
10. Till The End More...

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Mnemic Confirm Departure Of Lead Singer

The rumors are true - Mnemic have parted ways with frontman Michael Bøgballe.

Commented on the band: “It is sad it has come to this, but Michael has chosen a different path in his life and wishes to leave the band. This last weekend, we did our last gig together in Gothenburg, Sweden – which was one of the most intense and energetic gigs we have ever done, and this night will not be forgotten for a very long time. Thanks to all of our friends in Impious, Engel, Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy and most important Patric Ullaeus, who came out and made it all special for everybody! We now would like to take this time to wish Michael all the best and good luck in future endeavours.”

Michael has a few farewell words to say as well, to all of you out there wondering.

“It is with great sadness that I must announce my departure from Mnemic. From today I´m no longer officially the singer of Mnemic. There´s a thousand ways to put this but none seem just accurate right now, so I´m just gonna be honest with ya all. There are two main reasons in my life for doing this. One is that my girlfriend is pregnant with my baby and I therefore want to spend some more time at home. Second is , that I´m sick and tired of being broke all the time. This is by far the hardest decision I ever had to make cuz I love the metal, the tours and the band. What we did together, no one can take that away from me and I´ll remember every country we´ve visited for as long as I live. And to the people I´ve met on the road and all the fans: Thank you so much for being there. You made all the difference to me.....

"I know for sure that the remaining four boys in Mnemic will not slow down. We part as best friends and will remain so......You guys are the shit!! Thank you

"And Bobo from the Summerbreeze Festival: Fuck you!

"Goodbye everybody....I had a blast...and who knows.....maybe we´ll see each other somewhere in the future...........


With Michaels imminent departure, former Transport League/B-Thong singer Tony Jelencovich will step into the machine to take over vocal duties.

Commented on the band: “Tony has been a long time friend of the band, and we are 100% confident that he is the right man for the job!”

"Also SPECIAL THANKS to video director Patric Ullaeus and his wife Tara at ww.Revolver.se spending time with the band to do another brilliant shoot in Gothenburg this weekend.

"This line up change will NOT, in any way, effect Mnemic's North American Fall tour with Meshuggah, God Forbid and The Haunted.

"More news to come!


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Headline News

Transport League Splits Up

Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE have officilally split up. The group's statetement on the mater reads as follows:

"TRANSPORT LEAGUE is no more!! We have decided to bury this ship for good! After several years of hard work and releases of four CDs, we've now decided to move on! The TRANSPORT LEAGUE sound has changed so much since the release of 'Stallion Showcase' 1996 and 'Superevil' 1997, and many member changes has affected the sound so much... etc., a cleansing was needed !.

"Out of the ashes rises the new era, the new band, a new level of art: M.A.N!!! The lead singer, Tony [Jelencovich], has also decided to put away the guitar, and just concentrate on the singing and to front the band better than ever!!!

"M.A.N is yet unsigned, but negotiations are going on."

As previously reported, M.A.N recently recorded 13 songs at Gothenburg, Sweden's Grand Recordings towards their planned debut album, "Obey, Consume, Reject" (originally a TRANSPORT LEAGUE projected album title). A fall release is expected.

"The sound of M.A.N is maybe a bit more brutal than in TRANSPORT LEAGUE, and we just felt that we had make something out of these crushing riffs!" said Jelencovich.

You can check out samples of M.A.N's music at Transport League's Myspace page.

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