M.A.N — the group formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich) — will team up with NEMHAIN for the following European tour dates:
May 12 - Logo - Hamburg - D *
May 13 - Metal Militia Festival X- Rotenburg-D *
May 14 - Underground - Cologne - D *
May 15 - Turock - Essen - D *
May 16 - [to be announced] - CH
May 17 - Modra Vopice - Prague - CZ
May 18 - Stadsmitte - Karlsruhe - D **
May 19 - Nachtleben - Frankfurt - D**
* WithTHE CUMSHOTS
** With SUPERBUTT
"Logocide", the new video from M.A.N, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed the weekend of February 13-14 at Redbergs Theatre in Gothenburg with director Gabriel Engberg, who previously worked with the band on the videos for "Blood Vanish" and the BOB MARLEY cover "Get Up, Stand Up".
"Logocide" comes off M.A.N's third album, "Massive Audio Nerve", which was released on March 26 via the German label Tiefdruck Musik. The CD was recorded at Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with engineer Svein Jensen and was mixed by Ulrich Wild, who has previously worked with WHITE ZOMBIE, STAIND, STATIC-X, DEFTONES, PANTERA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others. The mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in Encino, California. The band states, "The sound is insanily good; we are very VERY happy with the outcome."
"Massive Audio Nerve" track listing:
02. Identical Abuse
03. Don't Wake Up
04. False Memory Syndrome 1.0
06. Vivid Heart
07. Slave Program
08. Mock At My Motion
09. False Memory Syndrome 2.1 (instrumental)
10. Dead Set
11. Last Light Drains
The song "Identical Abuse" is now available for streaming on the M.A.NMySpace page.
M.A.N recently declared itself the very first metal band ever to have incorporated what it calls the "Full Scale Quarter Tone System" into its music — and metal music genre as a whole. According to the group, "'Full Scale Quarter Tone Systems' [our own term] means that there are 24 quarter semi tones, instead of 12 'ordinary' semi tones, within reach of an octave [1200 cent]. This has led to new kinds of expressions and possibilities that have never been heard before, especially when this concept — cultivated and formed by M.A.N — is featured by more than just a solistic issue in order of solo instrumentalist matter or a solo part, but covered by the string instrument section in whole songs, with state of equilibrium with the ordinary semi tone system."