- FORMED: 2000 by main songwriter/producer/frontman J. Bergman (J.B)
- MEMBERS: Solo project of J.Bergman with various musicians. Live musicians during 2014 through 2016 are Anders Sevebo (bass), Mattias Johansson (guitar), Nicolas Podolski (drums).
- STYLE OF MUSIC: Heavy/thrash Metal
- RELEASES: "Mention" (CD 2001). "Be Like The Dog You Are And Enter The Circle" (EP CD 2004). "The Devils Blues…to hell and back" (digital free download EP 2005). "White Trash Devil In a Jesus Christ Pose" (CD 2010). "Lean Back, Relax, And Watch The World Burn" (CD 2012). "The Cross" (CD EP 2014). "Box Of Horrors" (CD 2016)
- HIGHLIGHTS: Two videos in the PS3 / X-Box 360 game "The Darkness". 1st position at My Space (Swedish chart) for a week and top 50 for a month. "Lean Back And Watch The World Burn" was critically aclaimed and landed on multiple listings of top ten charts around the world. 15 tour dates over Sweden with Raubtier and 16 tour dates over Europe with PRONG (USA). Performed at Sweden Rock Festival, Sabaton Open Air, Findustrial Festival, Rock At Sea, Rockbitch Bat and other festivals.
“BERGMAN SCREAMS WITH AN INTENSITY THAT WOULD SCARE EVEN LEMMY HIMSELF! YOU RARLY HEAR METAL MORE POWERFUL AND GENUINELY MEAN!” // Close-Up Magazine
Since J. Bergman and his creation Man.Machine.Industry had the opportunity to appear in the PS3 / X-Box 360 game “The Darkness” things moved on fast for the band.
MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY is the solo project of producer J. “J.B” Bergman who has a history as the drummer in SLAPDASH (Nuclear Blast/MNW) and ROSICRUCIAN (Black Marc Prod).
After playing Sweden Rock Festival in 2009 MMI signed a deal with GMR Music and released their second album “White Trash Devil In a Jesus Christ Pose” in 2010.
The album got great response and the band went on the road playing with bands such as Dr: Midnight & The Mercy Cult, Sonic Syndicate, Deathstars, Corroded, Raubtier, Engel, Sparzanza among others.The band also climbed as high as number ONE on the My Space top chart of Swedish bands and held the position for one week and held top 50 for a whole month.
In April 2012 J.B and his machine released the critically acclaimed album "Lean Back, Relax and Watch The World Burn" getting the best response possible by both fans and media world wide. When 2012 was over the album came at 7:th place on rock journalist Erik Sandberg´s chart in his “Best of 2012 chart” in Sweden's second bigest rock magazine Close-Up Magazine. The radio show Klasycy Rocka in Poland rated MMI one of the best albums that year along with Green Day and Colplay and others.
The album also claimed 5:th place on Rocknytt.net (over 60 000 followers) at review writer Sven Möréns top chart of the year. An offer to open up for Devin Townsend Project and Fear Factory was made by Live Nation but was sadly missed due to unforeseen circumstances . But other offers was made reality such as
Sabaton Open Air, co-headlining at Rockbitch Boat (40h metal cruise) and in 2014 a support tour of five weeks through sold out houses in Sweden with Raubtier which was a total success.
J.B calls the music he makes HEAVY METAL with an industrial touch. Nothing more, nothing less. J.B and his projects are well known in Sweden both for the music he create and for his drive to work hard. In 2016 a new album is due to be released and you can now hear a taste of the direction MAN.MACHINE.INDUSTRY has taken on the 4-track EP “THE CROSS” (Spotify, iTunes).
J.B has now started his label KMP to release MMI, and his other projects as well, but are open for negotiations with record labels and such.
"Bergman screams with an intensity that would scare even Lemmy himself.
You rarely hear metal more powerful and genuinely mean"
"They grab the attention of the audience, like it's the most natural thing, and when the tempo is increased in each song towards the end, we can't really ask for more when it comes to high octane hellish metal"
ALBUM REVIEWS : THE CROSS (EPCD 2014)
ALBUM REVIEWS : LEAN BACK, RELAX, AND WATCH THE WORLD BURN (2012)
5/5 METAL JUKEBOX
"as strong as industrial metal can be in 2010"
4/4 FABRYKA MAGAZINE
"MMI sound very much their own"
92/100 INDUSTRIALIZED METAL MAG
"I honestly can't see any industrial metal fan not liking this"
8/10 CLOSE-UP MAGAZINE
"should appeal to most people that favor metal of a more modern cut"
8/10 ZERO MAGAZINE
"There are no bad songs here"
4/5 HEAD FULL OF NOISE
"Never leting you go untill the song is over"
7/10 TWIST MAGAZINE
"it gives each song a unique feeling"