Transport League premieres music video for the first song called “Monster Human” from the upcoming new release “A Million Volt Scream”, which will be released on the August 30th via Mighty Music Records.
This is a industrial metal song, with the most electronic influences. It’s interesting how drums are mixed in a great way with this electronic sound, it sounds so fresh, and so modern, produced very well, and the music video as well. About the concept and the theme of the video, you can see the guys are dressed in the costumes of the animals, showing through ironic message the abuse of the animals, as well the dark and evil side of humanity, and how humans can be cruel on so many levels. The most interesting thing about it is that they work in museum where the animals are stuff with the chorus “Monster Human”, which is quite symbolic that part of the video, they are sending the message that the animal abuse must stop. About the influence there are definitively some Rammstein influences here, and they did awesome combining those influences in the song. Great catchy song with a strong massage, worth of listening.
Main-man Tony Jelencovich states this about the new music video and the song, and the true meaning of the song:
“Monster Human is about how nasty and evil a human can be. A portrait of a mindset and action when everything is shattered and torn and revenge is the only thing certain. We feel that the guitar melody in the chorus is strongly influenced by “We are the robots” by Kraftwerk, and the german language came smoothly & nicely along”.
”A Million Volt Scream” was produced at Oral Majority Recordings and at the Top Floor studios under the direction of Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Entombed AD, Raised Fist, Sonic Syndicate, Mustasch, Hardcore Superstar etc), who also mixed the album.
About twenty years after the arrival of their debut “Stallion Showcase”, Transport League are ready to present “A Million Volt Scream”,not only their eight album to date but further evidence of their inexhaustible creative power.
It doubtlessly takes a lot of mental strength to stay on your chosen path, despite all the imponderables that the music industry entails.
Transport League are from Sweden is a prime example of determination and perseverance. As the critics’ faves, they have been praised to the skies, as a down-to-earth band they’ve always remained in tune with the times and close to their fans, while their rhythmic, powerful and stylistically diverse heavy metal has left an impressive mark on the international hard’n’heavy scene.
Spawn in 1994, the Swedish band soon made put a flag in the scene with the debut album “Stallion Showcase” and paved the way for one of the most solid careers in the European metal scene. Two and a half decades and half dozen albums later, the collective is back with a new record, but the same boogie, but not exclusively that. Transport League appear to have opened Pandora’s metal box with intent and are now busy blazing their trail through all those strong ideas that they have unleashed.
Vocalist/Guitarist Tony Jelencovich states this about the upcoming new release:
“Of course there’s boogie again, but also doom and hardcore, fast songs and hard riffs,Our sound may have changed a few times, but not the band’s raw power and our penchant for strong grooves”.
The three longstanding band members Tony Jelencovich, Peter Hunyadi (guitar) and Mattias Starander (drums) recorded the album together with bassist Dennis Österdal.
Jelencovich is referring to rigorous numbers such as “Monster Human”, set to be supported by a video clip, which has him state: “Leben, Sterben”. “Dawn of Lucifer” is no less uncompromising,
Transport League by all appearances having been inspired by acts such as Black Sabbath and certainly doing the term “doom metal” credit.
The band statement about the inspiration for the upcoming new release:
“A Million Volt Scream” is a return to our TL roots and mixes them with influences that had already surfaced on our two previous releases, “Boogie From Hell” and “Twist And Shout At The Devil.”
Transport League upcoming shows:
Release gig for new video & single + Euro tour kick off!
Fri 15 March – Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg – S
European tour dates as support to A Pale Horse Named Death:
Fri 22 March – 02 Islington Academy 2 – London – UK
Sat 23 March – Rebellion – Manchester – UK
Sun 24 March – 02 Academy 3 – Birmingham – UK
Tue 26 March – Elpee Live Club – Deinze – B
Wed 27 March – Bogen F-Zürich – CH
Thu 28 March – Universum – Stuttgart – D
Fri 29 March – Strom – München – D
Sat 30 March – Eventwerk – Dresden – D
Sun 31 March – Bii Nu – Berlin – D
Tue 2 April – Logo – Hamburg – D
Wed 3 April – Blue Collar – Eindhoven – NL
Thu 4 April – Rockpalast – Bochum – D
Fri 5 April – Tube – Düsseldorf – D
Sat 6 April – MS Connection Complex – Mannheim – D
Other show dates:
Thu 18 April – TBA
Fri 19 April – Rockbåten – Helsingborg – S
Fri 10 May – Nord Inn – Ulricehamn – S
Sat 11 May – GHK – Gävle – S
04-06 October – Tabernas Rock Fest – Almeria – SP
Check out the premiere and the stream of the music video for the song “Monster Human” here, enjoy it: