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Transport League unveil a music video for the brand new track »Criminal Energy«

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Swedish sludge/doom veterans Transport League led by singer Tony Jelencovich (ex-B-Thong, ex-Angel Blake, ex-C-187, ex-Outshine, Death Destruction) unveil a music video for the brand new track »Criminal Energy« from their new studio album, »Kaiserschnitt«, out in the Summer 2021 via Mighty Music. Video was created by Alfiearg.

The band comments: “»Criminal Energy« deals with powers within a human entity. The undisputed, unchained strength of abilities that guides the way to a better life and understanding which will and should be untamed.”

Formed in September 1994, Transport League was heavily influenced by early Clutch with some hints of Cathedral and Corrosion Of Conformity.

Transport League is:
Tony Jelencovich – Vocals, Guitar
Peter Hunyadi – Guitar
Dennis Österdal – Bass
Mattias Starander – Drums

Mighty Music on their latest release, »A Million Volt Scream«:

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 are 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. Transport League are set to launch another artistic landmark, when the band are scheduled to release their new album »A Million Volt Scream« thru Mighty Music before going on to present their latest material live on stage with their familiar merciless energy. That’s when everybody will understand why the media like to refer to the group’s style by the album title of its 2014 release: »Boogie From Hell«!

Said boogie is also present on »A Million Volt Scream«, albeit not exclusively so. 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 describes 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 Transport League’s new bassist Dennis Österdal who has joined the fold to replace Lars Häglund, the latter having had to leave the group due to health problems.

Photo by Pontus Fagerstedt

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 own 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 A.D., 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.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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