MILLENCOLIN To Release 'Machine 15' In May

Revered Swedish punk rock outfit MILLENCOLIN is back with "Machine 15" — the band's first record in three years and the follow-up to 2005's "Kingwood". The album will be released on May 6 through Epitaph Records.

With an impressive string of releases behind them, nearly two million records sold worldwide and having shared stages with the likes of BLINK 182, FOO FIGHTERS and QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, the Örebro-based quartet of vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic, guitarists Erik Ohlsson and Mathias Färm and drummer Fredrik Larzon shows that it is on top of its game.

While upholding the classic MILLENCOLIN sound, the band chose to diversify, evolve and progress on the new album. The explosive result is pop-infused punk at its all-time best with driving beats, anthemic choruses and irresistible melodies that prove the band is back to kick ass and take names.

"I think it's great. It's different from what we've done before and we're stoked," guitarist Mathias Färm enthuses. A perfect example of this willingness to try new approaches is the first single "Detox" — "Ripe with harmony vocals, an infectious melody that gives nods to both THE BEATLES and the BEACH BOYS, and seven chord changes," Erik Ohlsson explains.

For "Machine 15", MILLENCOLIN re-teamed with producer Lou Giordano (SUGAR, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, PLAIN WHITE T'S), who previously worked with the band on 2003's "Home From Home". "We wanted the kind of crisp sound that Lou is notorious for. Plus we have a great chemistry with him," guitarist Erik Ohlsson adds.

Mixed in Berlin by Michael Ilbert, who lent his skills to records by the likes of THE HIVES and ROXETTE, "Machine 15" achieves the perfect blend of skillful and contagious music. "This time, especially, it feels like we have something extraordinary to present," vocalist Nikola Sarcevic adds.

"Machine 15" track listing:

01. Machine 15
02. Done Is Done
03. Detox
04. Vicious Circle
05. Broken World
06. Come On
07. Centerpiece
08. Who's Laughing Now
09. Brand New Game
10. Ducks & Drakes
11. Turnkey Paradise
12. Route One
13. Danger For Stranger
14. Saved By Hell
15. End Piece

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