30 april 2013

NEW RECORD / MANAGEMENT DEAL SIGNED FOR ALL 5 PROJECTS

OFFICIAL PRESSRELEASE BELOW (For Swedish click Here)

GMR backs up J."JB" Bergman and his five projects.

The record label/management GMR Music Group, which also houses Crucified Barbara, Krux, Zombiekrieg and Kamchatka amongst others, released the album "White Trash Devil In a Jesus Christ Pose" by JB’s solo project MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY in 2010.
The co-operation was successful and GMR also released JB’s next album which was to become the critically acclaimed album "Lean Back Relax And Watch The World Burn" (2012).

JB was, in the 90´s, drummer in bands such as Rosicrucian (Black Mark Rec) and Slapdash (Nuclear Blast Rec) but after Slapdash split up Berget took a break from the drums to focus on songwriting and especially his solo project MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY who released their debut in 2001. But JB did not only have MMI in mind.

When time was given he wrote songs with Swedish lyrics along with Ronnie Nyman for their project PANZAR,
and a more traditional style of heavy metal to a project he calls FILTH HOUND FOUR.
Also he felt a strong desire to write thrash metal in the Bay Area style cause of the love he has for the music style since the 80´s and his first band to front as singer/guitarist/songwriter was a thrash band Project E.A.P back in 1988 (later on called “Slapdash.Inc” where Slapdash 1996 took its name ). This project was to be called THE DEED.

One might think that J.B would stop there ... but, No.
JB has recently started a new project called TRIA, with two other powerful frontmen from Sweden who both have a name on the Swedish metal scene.

At TRIA´s Facebook they announce that they will reveal the members on May 5..
Also their first single is beeing recorded right now and released a.s.a.p.
 
GMR has now signed a management deal with J.“JB” Bergman that applies to ALL of his projects which will be produced by himself. And within reasonable time GMR hopes getting these projects on the market and the first one is the somewhat mysterious project TRIA.

 JB says this regarding signing to GMR: "It feels great and exciting. For years I have wanted to get my other projects, besides Man.Machine.Industry, out there and to finally have this opportunity feels wild.
That a record / management label is even willing to take on an artist like this today is a rare luxury.
I also look forward to working with all involved musicians in these projects. I have chosen musicians I respect and who can deliver what is demanded. The bar is set high and it will be delivered with certainty, confidence, and one hell of an attitude.”

RECORD LABEL / MANAGEMENT
TRIA Facebook
www.facebook.com/triasweden

MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/manmachineindustry

(Stage photo by Lars Lindén. Off stage photo by Renee Dahlberg)

27 mars 2013

OVER 18 000 PLAYS AT METALVIDEO.COM

MOSH METAL HEADS!     (Swedish blog HERE)

The video for the track THE HUNT out of the "White Trash Devil In a Jesus Christ Pose" album has now gained over 18 000 plays at the american metal site METALVIDEO.COM.
They have now also put up the latest MMI video TO A BLOOD RED SKY. Check it:
http://www.metalvideo.com/manmachineindustry/to-a-blood-red-sky-video_9a53ee081.html
 
MMI is still on the chart for Best In Category (industrial) at 2, 3 and 8. Fuckin awesome.
Much stuff is going on so dont think I have died, haha. Just got tons of work to do and focus is on some new tunes for MMI and some other stuff that you dont wanna miss.

Dont forget to get the latest MMI album
"LEAN BACK RELAX AND WATCH THE WORLD BURN" (links to your right, world wide release).

Also check out the new issue of MACHINE ROCK MAGAZINE (if ya live in sweden) where you´ll find an awesome two pages interview with me, J.B. (Get it at PRESSBYRÅN).

3 mars 2013

J.B and HIGH ON FIRE hang out!

(blog in swedish here

METAL HEADS!!! ARE YOU LOUD ENOUGH?
Hope yall had a great weekend.
Me, J.B, had an awesome weekend hanging out with the ulta heavy HIGH ON FIRE when they visited Sthlm for an awesome show in the name of extra heavy metal.

My friend Tristan (voc in Mass Murder Agenda) called me up and asked me if I could come down to the arena where he works to help out the guys in HoF to get their stuff up and take care of them and make them feel welcome.
My response was -Hell fuckin yeah I can.
Im a big fan of High On Fire (a somewhat new one though, discovered them as late as 2010) and had not seen them live yet so it was truly an honor to help out and hang with the guys.

Matt Pike (voc) and I hanged out some and talked about our dogs and family life on the road and our devoted love for the band MANOWAR. Great guy and I wish him all the luck in the future.

Jeff Metz (bass) was proud as hell when showing me his new Bathory t-shirt he got from someone in Sthlm. He played in it the entire show to show the swedes his support. Real nice dude I thought.


Des Kensel  (drums) I did not get the chanse to hang out with so much but DAMN what a kick ass drum performance he did. Dave Lombardo better watch out, haha.

At the end of the evening they had a nick name for me.... "The Viking", haha.
I pointed out that my friends tease sometimes me in calling me Gimli after the dwarf in Lord Of The Ring because my short hight and beard.
Their response to that was
-FUCK THAT MAN. Youre a fucking viking. Bad ass!
Hahaha...well dont know about that but I am a hard worker and like to do my work proper and they where very apreshiative which made it yet more fun to cary their bag ass shit on and of stage :)-

Its not often I share my personal life here at the MMI blog but this was truly a great show and I had such a good time with the HoF crew and band and hope to keep in contact with them all.

NOW TO THE REASON WHY I AM HERE!
There is MUCH going on in the name of J. Bergman and my Man.Machine.Industry.
A negotiation regarding a management deal is now beeing looked at and as it seams things are gonna take a different but real good turn in the future.
I cant get into details just yet but you all are in for a real surpsise. That much I can say.

RED LEMON ART IN SAN DIEGO, USA!
Red Lemon Art in the states is a company pushing and selling music to video games, computer games and sometimes movies have taken MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY in their stable of artists.
The first step was to mix a few of the MMI tracks without vocals more fiting for games and such.
RLA was amazed by the result and said this in an e-mail:
"Listening now, Blows me away. This I MUST get on a soundtrack. Fucking awesome!"
 // Red Lemon Art.
So keep your fingers crossed that their presentation of MMI bares fruit over there.

Thats it for now and dont forget to check out our videos and live clips at
YOU TUBE


Signing of with one of my fave HIGH ON FIRE trax this time just to support the boys.
Peace n nothing but respect to ya guys!

By the way... have you bought your ticket to ROCKSTAD FALUN FESTIVAL?!

3 februari 2013

OUR FANS ARE THE BEST. ANOTHER TATTOO MADE

(blog in swedish here)

MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY
has the best fuckin fans in the world. Truly hard core. Fuckin love ya for staying true!

This dude has made his SECOND MMI tattoo. The first one was the logotype.
 His second MMI tattoo he made was his fave song on the new album.
Check out his fave song HERE!

This fan, named Stefan, bought a pakage deal from us the other day containing 4 CDs, 2 T-shirts and some signed posters and flyers and pins... and guess what?! He wants to buy our leather wrist bands, dog tags and the two T-shirts he couldnt get a hold of this time. You rule, thanx man.
This guy, to the right, is thrilled to have the album signed.
This guy proudly poses at the ROCK AM RING festival with an MMI T-shirt
MMI in Portugal hanging out with a moose?!
Somewhere in the USA you find the White trash devil album up to the right

If you have a picture wearing your MMI T-shirt or posing with some of our kick ass albums, put them up at our Facebook and we share them showing the world we got the best fans out there.
www.facebook.com/manmachineindustry

27 januari 2013

LIVE VIDEOS AND WE WHERE BEST IN 2012

(blog in swedish HERE)
 
Hey freaks and metal heads!
J.B here. Hope all is good and ya had a great weekend.
I had a great week. Saw our pals in Mass Murder Agenda and Corroded live the other day and saw Entombed and Candlemass deliver some true evil yesterday. Fuckin awesome.

Much is going on and has happened in the MMI camp. First of I wanna take you through the
BEST OF 2012 charts we have climbed up on.

FRONT ROW FOREVER in Portugal:
BEST ALBUMS 2012: Lean back relax and watch the world burn At SECOND place.
BEST VIDEOS 2012: To a blood red sky At SECOND place.
Thtank YOU Renata and Front Row Forever. Much respect comes your way. Hope you´ll enjoy the next album as much if not even more.

CLOSE-UP MAGAZINE in Sweden:
Erik Sandberg, writer for Close-Up Magazine, put together his chart for the magazine and
BEST ALBUMS 2012: Lean back relax and watch the world burn landed at place SEVEN.
This is actually the second time MMI lands a spot in their Best years chart. Fist time around was in 2001 with the debut album "Mention" then by Martin Larsson.

ROCKNYTT.NET:
Rocknytt is the largest news site in Scandinavia on Rock/Metal with over 44 000 followers.
So its a GREAT honor to be on the writer Sven Mörén´s charts this round.
BEST ALBUMS 2012: Lean back relax and watch the world burn landed at place FIVE.
BEST SONG 2012: We Are The Walking Dead.
Thank YOU for loving the album Sven. Rocknytt ROCKS!


POLAND... SEAMS YOU DIG US!
There is a local radiostation in Poland reaching about a million listeners... and the DJ on that station got the chanse to put together a Best of 2012 chart on NATIONAL Polish radio reaching MILLIONS of people on the program Klasychy Rocka.
And guess what?!?! Among big named bands such as Coldplay, Green Day, Led Zeppelin and so on you can find TWO MMI songs at spot number SIX!
Truly amazing. Thank YOU Poland and keep rocking! Hope to see ya on tour soon.

LIVE:
Our first festival booking infor 2013 has now been carved into stone and you will see us crushing the stage at ROCKSTAD FALUN this summer with artists such as Magnum, Bullet, Hard Core Superstars, Raubtier, Sabaton and many many more.
More festivals are to be booked so keep a look out so ya dont miss us this summer.

NEW LIVE CLIPS AT YOU TUBE:
We have put up two awesome live clips from when we played Sthlm November 28:th.


By the way, did ya know the album is up at SPOTIFY now?
But of coz we wrather see ya buy it at the links to your right ;)-
Peace and nothing but respect friends and beasts. Keep metal TRUE!

6 december 2012

NEW VIDEO AND...

(IN SWEDISH HERE

MOSH METAL HEADS!
Hope all is good with you all.

We have finally released our second video
TO A BLOOD RED SKY out of the critically acclaimed album
"Lean Back relax And Watch The World Burn".
When we recorded the album we invited fifteen fans to do some back up singing on this song.
At the same time we filmed the crew in the MMI rehearsal room to be
able to edit in them in the video later on.

In the video you also find lead singer Ronnie Nyman of hard-core metal band Always War.
Ronnie lends his voice on the pre-chorus of the song and
J. B has this to say about the back up crew and Ronnie:

"I have had the idea for a long time, to invite fans to sing on one of my albums. I was just waiting for the right tune.
As soon as I had the lyrics done for To A Blood Red Sky I knew that this is the one.
Me and Ronnie, Always War, has been close friends since 1996 when I played drums in Slapdash (Nuclear Blast, MNW records)

and we met at one of our gigs for the first time.
We have for a long time wanted to do something together so I wrote the pre-chorus in the song specially for him.

I even put the words:
-Always War, the enemy within, WAR CRY!
in the lyrics for him to scream to make him feel part of it 100%, haha
."


MASS MURDER AGENDA + MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY LIVE
 We have so far done three shows together and we have had a real blast.
We have given the audience a 110% live show spareing no energy.
Some live clips are coming up soon from one of the shows and J.B is
gonna edit some crazy live material for you to enjoy as well.

Next show is:
DEC 15
BOLLNÄS @ TRANAN
Facebook event here.

Shows for 2013 are beeing booked as we write this. Stay tuned! Spread the video! Heavy Metal!

6 november 2012

INSANE TIMES ARE COMING!

(BLOG IN SWEDISH HERE)

HEY METAL HEADS!
We know we keep going on and on and on about it but...
its not our fault the awesome reviews just keeps on coming, haha.
Here is a great one that is one of our favorits coz it really presents the album in all its glory.
It gets down the depth of it all and we sugest you read it coz its fuckin awesome.
4 OUT OF 4 : FABRYKA MAGAZINE

ROCKBITCH BOAT HALLOWEEN PARTY IS OVER
As many know we played this years halloween cruise and it was fuckin insane.
Fuckin loved every sec of it. Special thanx to Erik and Alf of Mass murder Agenda,
David "The German" Wiltz of Brainchild and all the other great bands on the cruise.
Thanx to Renee and Carl Dahlberg and Adde Larsson for taking such good care of us.
And thank you Rocknytt, Rockbladet and Sweden Metal.
Some pics by Sweden Metal is up here!

NEXT GIG WILL TOP EVERYTHING! / FACEBOOK EVENT
On Nov 28 at GÖTA KÄLLARE (sthlm) we will top ALL our previous shows.
We got some new ideas for a great show and we are gonna kick some horrible asses!

ALSO WORLD PREMIERE OF THE NEW VIDEO!
HELL FUCKIN YEAH! We will premiere the new video at the gig as well.
"TO A BLOOD RED SKY"
You do NOT want to miss this show where we share stage with Sthlms best known electro/EBM bands, Guilt Trip and The Pain Machinery, and of coz our friends in MASS MURDER AGENDA.
Check this video and you´ll understand why you wanna be there with us!



ALSO WE PLAY IN KARLSTAD ON NOV 30 / FACEBOOK EVENT
Rocknytt.net has invited MMI and Mass Murder Agenda to play their club in Karlstad
called ROCKNYTT LAJV at Glada Ankan on Nov 30.
We are VERY glad that they wants us there and are gonna give them one helluva show!


SNARE UP YOUR COMBAT BOOTS AND PUT YOUR GAS MASKS ON...
HELL COMES TO TOWN !


23 september 2012

WANNA HANG OUT WITH US AT A CRUISE?

(IN SWEDISH HERE

DUDS AND DUDETS!
Its been way too long since the last Blog update. You might think that nothing is going on worth to report but DAMN there is much going on with the band and THATS the reason for us not having time to update.
So, Here is the latest awesome kick as news people:

REVIEWS:
We thought that the "review season" for this new awesome album was over but damn we where wrong.
ZERO MAGAZINE (read it)
FRONT ROW FOREVER (read it)
HEAVY METAL HEAVEN (read it)
HEY SUGAR MAGAZINE (read it)
NT (Written by Close-Up Magazines Erik Sandberg) (read it)
HOME OF ROCK Daz Rock magazine (read it)
And from what we heard it does not end here. More top reviews are in the making.
Nina, whos the editor in chief at FABRYKA MAGAZINE had this to say about the album:
"It's a great album, better than any MMI released before"
// Nina / Editor in chief @ Fabryka Magazine

So we are waiting for another top review from her. They also posted This banner at their web site:

THE MACHINE ON TOUR
We got LOTS of shows coming up and the ones that are closest are:

Raubtier + MMI
This cruise is the kick off for our tour with our friends in Mass Murder Agenda
MMI + Mass Murder Agenda + The Pain Machinery + Guilt Trip
MMI + Mass Murder Agenda
MMI + Mass Murder Agenda
We also nailed our first main festival gig for summer 2013 the other day and its a great one.
But more on that one later.
Lots of more shows are beeing negotiated right now and as soon as they are set to stone we throw them up at our Facebook.

COMPETITIONS
Wanna get involved in a kick ass contest?
Win a cabin for you and your friend to join on the 40 hour Rockbitch Halloween cruise and hang out with
Man.Machine.Industry and Mass Murder Agenda and also get some cool free shit.
read what to do in this article at ROCKNYTT.NET.

We are doing some more competitions later on our tour with MMA so be sure to check out our FB from time to time.

VIDEO
We know there a LOTS of you waiting for the new MMI video TO A BLOOD RED SKY
where Ronnie Nyman of Always War makes a guest performance and also 15 of our fans and friends is in the video. however, the video is actually DONE! so now we are awaiting clearance from our recordlabel to release the video. Soon folks, soon its out there.
So long we hope you are spreading the EIGHTIES video to your friends.



Much more stuff is on the incoming so stay tuned freaks and beasts.
Get ready for one helluva ride through fall/winter/spring with THE MACHINE!

8 juli 2012

MMI and MMA tear up Sweden this fall

This fall we will do a bunch of shows with our friends in 
MASS MURDER AGENDA.
We are looking forward to share stage with these maniacs
and both MMI and MMA will deliver a 100%
crazy ass awesome show for sure.
We are looking at at least five too six dates.
So far you can see the dates to your left here and more info will come soon.

10 juni 2012

MMI, SLAYER STUFF AND NEW SHOWS

First of all, thank you all of you who supported us at NEMIS METAL FEST
and thank you to all bands we shared stage with.
Most of all thank you NAIL who jumped in for "13" on bass.
He did an awesome gig with us and it was real nice having
him on stage with us again since he left the band in 2010.

As many might have seen our bass player ”13″
has done some modeling for some new SLAYER products.




More info at the Brand For Fans link below.
http://www.brandsforfans.se/bff/shop/reign-in-blood-red-apron.html

Next gig for us will be the CURE CANCER FESTIVAL in Linköping on Sep 8:th and after that we visit Västerås and do another show with the mighty RAUBTIER on Sep 29:th.
After that we will once again take part in the awesome Halloween Cruise ROCKBITCH BOAT 2012 on Okt 27:th. We are now headlining the cruise together with bands such as THE RESISTANCE, SKITARG, DEGRADED, FRANTIC AMBER, SIDEBURN.
Our friends in Brainchild and Mass Murder Agenda are also playing at this party so get yer halooween party booked coz you do NOT want to miss this one.
We are also gonna do some shows this fall togeather with MASS MURDER AGENDA.
Gonna be one hell of an industrial package coz both MMI and MMA is much into doing it visualy awesome as well as the performance it self.

Here is a video clip from when "13" had the photo shoot for the Slaer BBQ Apron, check it out.

Behind the scenes of "Slayer Barbeque Apron" photoshoot from Jesper Hedlund on Vimeo.