Swedish metal legends Transport League signed a record deal with Mighty Music and are now ready to release their next album – the eight in a career that goes back to 1994 – in the second half of the year.
Drummer Mattias Starander states: “We are happy to announce that we have signed a record deal with the reputed label Mighty Music, and we are really looking forward to a good and successful co-operation. Our new album “A Million Volt Scream” will be released during the second half of 2019, but a new single & video will appear already in mid-march, stay tuned” Guitarist and vocalist Tony Jelencovich add: “With blood, sweat & tears we managed to wrap up a new album ” A Million Volt Scream” with our longtime friend and producer Roberto Laghi ( In Flames, Grand Magus, Entombed AD, Raised Fist etc). The album rocks and grooves at times in a typical Transport League manner, but we certainly forged ourselves into an even better shape than before, see ya on the road folks, horns up!“
Michael H. Andersen, Mighty Music “Fact is Transport League inspired Michael Poulsen to shape the Volbeat-sound. And why do I know this? Well, because Poulsen and I used to listen to albums like “Super Evil” and “Stallion Showcase” together in good friends’ company back in the days. In recent years, Transport League have found their top form again with 2017 comeback album “Twist And Shout At The Devil” being a true masterpiece. And you know what, the upcoming album “A Million Volt Scream” is even better! No need to say I am excited like hell to welcome this amazing band to Mighty Music“.
Transport League upcoming shows:
Release gig for new video & single + Euro tour kick off!
Fri 15 March - Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg - S
European tour 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 booked shows:
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
More touring dates will be announced soon for autumn 2019.
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 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. “Of course there’s boogie again, but also doom and hardcore, fast songs and hard riffs,” vocalist/guitarist Tony Jelencovich describe the new album. “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.
Talking of inspiration: ““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”” Jelencovich summarises the basic direction of the new material”.
“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.
Tracklist “A Million Volt Scream”
A Million Volt Scream * 1200 Goddamned * Monster Human * Dawn of Lucifer * Vultures * Vanished Empire * Facedown Bondage * Slave in Orbit * Creature Grunts * Rabid Horizon
Stallion Showcase (1996)
Satanic Panic (2000)
Multiple Organ Harvest (2004)
Boogie From Hell (2014)
Napalm Bats & Suicide Dogs (2015)
Twist And Shout At The Devil (2017)
A Million Volt Scream (2019)