M.A.N, the band formed out of the ashes of Sweden's TRANSPORT LEAGUE (featuring former MNEMIC frontman Tony Jelencovich), has scrapped "Swastika Sweetheart" as the projected title for its second album, due next year.Commented the band: "We had an idea and we used 'Swastika Sweetheart' as a working title for our upcoming album, but we feel now that we have to reject it. The 'swastika' word is just too much connected to Nazi Germany in modern time and it will just be too offensive for our working partners, which we don't want. The title was meant to be a paradox between 'swastika' and 'sweetheart,' just like the band name MARILYN MANSON etc, but it will be too offensive. So we are by this statement rejecting it. The upcoming M.A.N album is therefore yet untitled." M.A.N entered Grand Recordings in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer/engineer Svein Jensen on October 19 to begin recording the new album. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Outnumbered", "Dead Universe", "Hacker Sapiens", "Kill It", "My Own Sickness", "Hypokrite", "Apocalypse", "Harness The Mind", "Worn Wigs", "Body Sewer" and "Blood Vanish". Watch the first "episode" of the M.A.N studio diary below. Commented the band: "The recording has gone smooth and nice so far. All drum and bass tracks are recorded, and Robguz has done six songs with guitars so far. We've recorded all drums and bass live to get that organic and groovy feeling to it all. Sounds driller killer, folks. We have used a two-inch 24-track recorder to tape all drums, bass and guitars, and then later on we'll dump it all to ProTools to get the rest recorded on the computer. Vocals soon coming up." M.A.N's next live appearance will take place on November 17 at Metal Club/Nöjesfabriken in Karlstad, Sweden. M.A.N recently uploaded several video clips taken at the group's June 30, 2007 concert at Virgin Oil Co in Helsinki, Finland. Watch them at YouTube.
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