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M.A.N

From: Sweden
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Below is our complete M.A.N 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.

M.A.N Posts New Music Video Online

"Don't Wake Up", the new video from M.A.N can be viewed below. The video was filmed with director Gabriel Engberg, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "Logocide", "Blood Vanish" and the Bob Marley cover "Get Up, Stand Up". "Don't Wake Up" is included on M.A.N's third studio album, "Massive Audio Nerve", which was released on March 26 via the German label Tiefdruck Musik.

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M.A.N Parts Ways With Guitarist Rob Guz

M.A.N has announced the departure of guitarist Rob Guz and has announced his replacement as Marcus Bertilsson. A new band photo of M.A.N can be seen here.

The band comments on the line up change, "We have to inform you the sad news that our guitarist Rob Guz has decided to leave M.A.N and the music business. A personal statement will be official in the upcoming days. But we are also happy to announce Marcus "Skägget" Bertilsson as our new guitarist in M.A.N. New fresh blood will pour in the veins of M.A.N, and we are looking bright at the future. Marcus also swings his axe in the bands Inevitable End and The Weakening. Marcus will do his premiere show with M.A.N at Sticky Fingers (Gbg-Sweden) on Oct 22nd!" More...

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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:

March
31 - The Tube Club/Debaser - Stockholm, Sweden

Apr
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

May
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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M.A.N Reveal Final "Peacenemy" Track Listing

M.A.N, the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), has revealed the final track listing for its new album, "Peacenemy", tentatively due in early 2008. The CD was recorded at Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/engineer Svein Jensen and will be mastered by Göran Finnberg at Mastering Room.

Commented the band: "The sound has developed into something more technical, more MESHUGGAH kinda sounding, but it feels great, and we are very happy with the result."

"Peacenemy" features a guest appearance on vocals by Burton C. Bell from FEAR FACTORY/ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS on the track "My Own Sickness". M.A.N members commented in a statement, "We are really excited to have Burton's vocals on our album. FEAR FACTORY has always been a great band and also an influence for us in the band, so this is awesome!"

"Peacenemy" final track listing:

01. Peacenemy
02. Worn Wings
03. Blood Vanish
04. My own Sickness (feat. Burton C. Bell)
05. Outnumbered
06. Body Sewer
07. Harness the Mind
08. Hacker Sapiens
09. 44 Teeth
10. Dead Universe
11. Peacenemy Epilogue More...

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M.A.N Post Fifth Studio Diary Episode Online

M.A.N, the band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), entered Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/engineer Svein Jensen on October 19 to begin recording its new album, entitled "Peacenemy", for a tentative early 2008 release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Outnumbered", "Dead Universe", "Hacker Sapiens", "Kill It", "My Own Sickness", "Hypokrite", "Apocalypse", "Harness The Mind", "Worn Wigs", "Body Sewer" and "Blood Vanish".

Watch the fifth "episode" of the M.A.N studio diary here.

M.A.N's next live appearance will take place tonight (Saturday, November 17) at Metal Club/Nöjesfabriken in Karlstad, Sweden. More...

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M.A.N Post Fourth Episode Of Studio Diary Online

M.A.N, the band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), entered Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/engineer Svein Jensen on October 19 to begin recording its new album, entitled "Peacenemy", for a tentative early 2008 release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Outnumbered", "Dead Universe", "Hacker Sapiens", "Kill It", "My Own Sickness", "Hypokrite", "Apocalypse", "Harness The Mind", "Worn Wigs", "Body Sewer" and "Blood Vanish".

Watch the fourth "episode" of the M.A.N studio diary here.

M.A.N's next live appearance will take place tonight (Saturday, November 17) at Metal Club/Nöjesfabriken in Karlstad, Sweden.

M.A.N recently uploaded several video clips taken at the group's June 30, 2007 concert at Virgin Oil Co in Helsinki, Finland. Watch them at YouTube. More...

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M.A.N Post Third Episode Of Studio Diary Online

M.A.N, the band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), entered Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/engineer Svein Jensen on October 19 to begin recording its new album, entitled "Peacenemy", for a tentative early 2008 release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Outnumbered", "Dead Universe", "Hacker Sapiens", "Kill It", "My Own Sickness", "Hypokrite", "Apocalypse", "Harness The Mind", "Worn Wigs", "Body Sewer" and "Blood Vanish".

Watch the third "episode" of the M.A.N studio diary here. More...

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M.A.N Rethink Working Title For New Album

M.A.N, the act featuring MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich and members of TRANSPORT LEAGUE, check in with the following:

"We had an idea and we used Swastika Sweetheart as a working title for our upcoming album, but we feel now that we have to reject it. The "swastika" word is just too much connected to Nazi Germany in modern time and it will just be too offensive for our working partners, which we don't want."

"The title was meant to be a paradox between "swastika" and "sweetheart", just like the band name MARILYN MANSON etc, but it will be too offensive."

"So we are by this statement rejecting it. The upcoming M.A.N album is therefore yet-untitled." More...

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M.A.N Begin Recording New Album

M.A.N, the band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), entered Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/engineer Svein Jensen on October 19 to begin recording its new album, entitled "Swastika Sweetheart". Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Outnumbered", "Dead Universe", "Hacker Sapiens", "Kill It", "My Own Sickness", "Hypokrite", "Apocalypse", "Harness The Mind", "Worn Wigs", "Body Sewer" and "Blood Vanish".

Watch the first "episode" of the M.A.N studio diary here.

Commented the band: "The recording has gone smooth and nice so far. All drum and bass tracks are recorded, and Robguz has done six songs with guitars so far. We've recorded all drums and bass live to get that organic and groovy feeling to it all. Sounds driller killer, folks. We have used a two-inch 24-track recorder to tape all drums, bass and guitars, and then later on we'll dump it all to ProTools to get the rest recorded on the computer. Vocals soon coming up." More...

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M.A.N Signs European Deal With Gain Records

M.A.N, the new band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), has signed a deal with the Gothenburg-based label Gain Records for the European release of the group's debut album, "Obey, Consume, Reject". The CD, which was originally issued in Sweden in March 2006, is expected to surface late March.

M.A.N recently began making pre-production demos of the material that will appear on the group's upcoming second album. This is the first recording featuring the band's new members, Andreas Engberg (drums), Robert Hakemo (bass; RELEVANT FEW, ex-ENGEL, GARDENIAN, KEROZENE, GOOSEFLESH) and newly recruited guitar maestro RobGuz.

Commented Jelencovich: "These new songs are the softest and most melodic songs we have ever written. Listening to the new outcome just feels like hearing angels singing while sitting on beautiful pink clouds. The lyrics has also gotten into another level; the songs deal with love, flowers and ...just happy things."

"Obey, Consume, Reject" was recorded and mixed at Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden by Svein Jensen. The mastering took place at the Mastering Room by Göran Finnberg.

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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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