Transport League stream their ninth full-length album, »Kaiserschnitt«, which was just released on August 27st, 2021 via Mighty Music.
02. Criminal Energy
03. Me The Cursed
05. Titty Coma Status
07. March, Kiss, Die
09. Autumn Moon
10. Death Klinik
11. Unburden Woes
Mixed by Svein Jensen at Grand Recordings.
Cover artwork by Rob Hakemo.
From Mighty Music:
There’s something irreversible about going full-speed on a highway. Every split second counts for the decisions you’re making, every mile running below your feet is left behind and can’t be repeated, not on that trip, not on that moment. Transport League career is, in many ways, a speed-running drive on the highway. The Swedes never looked back since, in 1994, they were formed by ex-B-Thong vocalist Tony Jelencovich.
In the following decade, they released four albums, one EP, run through the world in tours, and got their »Boogie From Hell« tag from experience, talent, and from impressive shows, from which the more vibrant were Hultsfred Festival (1997) and Dynamo Festival (1998).
»Boogie From Hell« was also the title of the Transport League comeback album in 2013, after a brief pit stop. The engines were running again and Tony and the boys seemed to be back at full speed, with four more studio albums dispatched until 2000 (with an average speed of a record every second year). Live appearances highlights included Gothenburg Sound Festival (2014), Getaway Rocks Festival (2015), Close-Up Cruise (2018), a European tour supporting a Pale Horse Named Death (2019), and a mythical US Tour which included Milwaukee Metal Fest in 2000, alongside bands such as Entombed and King Diamond. All was running full-speed for TL… Until pandemics broke.
“The pandemic struck us hard just like it did to the whole music business & live scene,” Tony Jelencovich admits. But, never a band to bow down to adversity, Transport League kept moving forward, even with the road behind them bursting into flames. “At the end of April 2020 we decided to wrap up our songwriting sessions and drag ourselves into the studio”, the vocalist and guitar player states. The result is »Kaiserschnitt«, a collection of songs with the Transport League trademark, but with the new urgency of the times we’re all living so desperately. “The 11 tracks breathe a lot of live-take energy and with some moody breakdown tracks as well. The album has a Transport League signature all over!”
Photo by Patric Ullaeus
»Kaiserschnitt«, with all its moods and different rolls, had some space for Transport League friends to step in as well. Sal Abruscato (ex-Type O Negative, A Pale Horse Named Death) helped colour the groovy track »March, Kiss, Die«, while Christian Sture (H.E.A.L.) paid his dues to the hellish boogie kings with a guest appearance in the title track. All in all, valuable contributions to a groovy, energetic, and catchy album that has Transport League rock’n’roll signature all over!
»Kaiserschnitt« will be released in digital, LP, and CD formats by Mighty Music on 27th August 2021.
Transport League is:
Tony Jelencovich – Vocals, Guitar
Peter Hunyadi – Guitar
Dennis Österdal – Bass
Mattias Starander – Drums
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