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Formed: 1987
From: Umeå, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Meshuggah news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Meshuggah Posts Recording Footage

The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers (and accidental djent creators) from Meshuggah are in the homestretch of the release of their eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason."

Today a fifth behind-the-scenes trailer comes online where Tomas discusses recording at Puk Studios. Check it out below. "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" will see official release on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Meshuggah Posts Drum Playthrough

The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers from Meshuggah will release their upcoming eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason," on October 7th. Last week, the band released second single "Nostrum" (still available here).

Today, the band also premieres a drum play through for the song - check it out below. You can pre-order your copy of the album on either iTunes or Amazon and receive "Nostrum" and "Born In Dissonance" as an instant grat track. The full track listing is:

1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay More...

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Meshuggah Posts "Nostrum" Lyric Video

Inspired by a Goya painting titled "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters," new Meshuggah album "The Violent Sleep of Reason" will be released on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today another advance track comes online - check out the 360 degree lyric video for "Nostrum" in the player below.

If you missed it, previously posted song "Born In Dissonance" is available here, and a video clip discussing the album's lyrical content is online at this location.

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Tomas Haake Discusses Lyrics On New Album

Tomas Haake of Swedish extreme technical metal pioneers Meshuggah has dropped a new video discussing the lyrical inspiration of eighth album, "The Violent Sleep of Reason."

Inspired by a Goya painting titled "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters," the album will be released on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

You can order your own copy at this location. The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark.

For the cover art the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya, who created the artwork for "Koloss" and "The Ophidian Trek" as well as new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EPs featured in the "25 Years of Musical Deviance" box set.

1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay More...

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Meshuggah Posts New Song Online

A new Meshuggah song titled "Born In Dissonance" has come online today, taken off the band's eighth album "The Violent Sleep Of Reason," which is due out October 7th via Nuclear Blast.

Tomas Haake comments: "Basically, the whole idea of why we chose the title is it kinda connects with the lyrical content of the album. Which is to a fair degree about current events and what you see is going on as far as terrorism today, extremist views on ideals, and religious dogma and the violent implications that you get from being asleep so to speak and not acting/reacting to what is going on in the proper way"

The album was produced by Meshuggah and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya, who created the artwork for "Koloss" and "The Ophidian Trek" as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP's featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.

The album's track listing consists of:

1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay More...

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Meshuggah Discusses New Album

Tomas Haake of Meshuggah discusses the title and cover artwork for the band's eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason," in a new video clip available below.

"The Violent Sleep Of Reason" is due out October 7th, 2016 and will feature the following track listing:

1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay

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Just For Fun

Meshuggah Mashed Up With The Simpsons

Meshuggah is gearing up to release eighth album "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

While waiting for that release, an intrepid YouTuber decided to sync up a Simpsons episode with some quality classic Meshuggah. Get ready for the giggles and hit play below!

This isn't the only epic Meshuggah mashup to land online recently - if you missed it, check out the CS:GO gunfire cover here. More...

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Headline News

Meshuggah Announces New Album

Meshuggah has revealed the title and other details of the band's upcoming eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason."

Inspired by a Goya painting called The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters, the album will be released on October 7th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya, who created the artwork for "Koloss" and "The Ophidian Trek," as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EPs featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay More...

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Hear Meshuggah's "Bleed" With CS:GO Gun Sounds

26-year-old French electro / metal artist and producer Remi Gallego's The Algorithm today premieres a new video utilizing the sound of various gunfire from "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive" and re-purposing it for a cover of Meshuggah's classic "Bleed." Check out the gaming / metal madness below.

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Chicago Open Air Day One

I've never been to an open air music festival. Mostly since most music fests have only one or two artists who I like and try to jam as many different styles of music into one festival as possible to the point where they have no target audience anymore. Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest offender in that regard to he point where it appeals to both everyone and nobody simultaneously. But thankfully Chicago finally got a metal festival of its own to compensate for a lot of the directionless festivals that the city is known for that have kept me at bay for so long.

Milwaukee Metalfest closed up around a decade ago so Chicago getting a heavy metal festival was (literally) music to my ears. The Rust Belt had nothing in the way of metal festivals and the only other big metal fests have been Rocklahoma, Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and 70,000 Tons of Metal. As somebody who doesn't live within driving distance from Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts or Florida, I was incredibly excited for something to hit the Midwest as it was long overdue.

But the part that got me most excited was the potential for the future. Specifically a future where artists who only do festivals and mini-tours can finally hit a big outdoor stage and do so in my hometown. Think Anaal Nathrakh, Samael, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer and Zardonic being able to not only play a real festival show in the Midwest but also be introduced to a whole new audience who would be coming for the far more mainstream headliner. At the very least, the fest could use some less obscure second stage openers and some more foreign bands who haven't come to America for years like Primordial, Vreid or Orphaned Land. But for a brand new festival, the lineup wasn't bad by any means, particularly when it came to headliners. It's a possible future outlet for all the cool stuff that I would never otherwise get to see in coming years which is what got me psyched more than anything else.

I waited in the mother of all lines upon arriving on Friday for a full 90 minutes. Everyone wanted to be in early to catch the opening band on the opening day of the inaugural festival. And the person in front of me was the evil doppelganger of a friend of mine from college. Same body. Same haircut. Same facial features. Same teeth. It was just completely uncanny, especially since one of them lives in west Iowa and the other in east Nebraska. More...

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High On Fire Announces Tour With Meshuggah

Metallic trio High On Fire has announced a fall North American tour as direct support to Sweden's Meshuggah.

The titanic team-up will kick off on October 11th in Atlanta, GA, running through November 6th in Silver Spring, MD. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 22.

Upcoming High On Fire tour dates are as follows:

August 27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues (as part of Psycho Las Vegas)
September 25 San Francisco, CA Stinky's al Fresco More...

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Meshuggah Announces New Album

Meshuggah is finally going to follow the 2012 "Koloss" release with a new full-length album later this year.

The news broke through a brief teaser trailer, which is available below. Stay tuned for full details to arrive shortly as the new disc is set to drop this coming autumn.

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OpEd

Metal Must Evolve

My biggest issue with metal in the 2010s is that in contrast to the past three decades, there's just a lack of creativity. Newer metalcore is being increasingly influenced by nu-metal and post-hardcore as the new musicians who are in their 20s and 30s are now playing music that's entirely an amalgam of what they grew up with as teens rather than creating anything new.

Blackgaze was novel for the first few years but now feels like the light beer version of black metal at this point that doesn't have the same edge that metal is supposed to have. I'm not sure if I want black metal to have a kinder, gentler, dare I say, “cuddlier” face when compared to the antisocial behavior that defined the second wave. When I hear a band like Alcest or Deafheaven, I don't feel like these are maniacs with serious mental issues precisely because it sounds way too calculated and professional for my aging ears.

Djent is nice but often feels too monotonous to really do justice to how technical it is. For, “progressive metal” the songwriting lacks the same level of unexpected changes in direction that make progressive rock acts like Rush and Yes so appealing. Yeah, Djent is heavy but it's also often predicable when unconventional songwriting is half of what separates metal and makes it so special and unique. Blackened sludge on the othe rhand is only going to appeal to people who want extremely raw production... who will never be great enough in number to establish a trend rather than a fad. More...

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New Fear FestEvil Event Announced

The next Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil event will be a Murder Mystery Dinner / VIP Party at the legendary Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA on Friday April 10th, followed by another spectacular two-night Fear FestEvil musical punch at RockBar Theater on April 11th and 12th.

On the 10th, guests attending the Fear FestEvil VIP Party will enjoy a classic night of whodunnit mystery madness, dining alongside Kirk Hammett, touring the infamously eerie and atmospheric mansion, and trying to figure out who killed who.

Guests can expect twists, turns and clues from some very special horror royalty as they try to crack the mystery open.

On Saturday the 11th and 12th, Fear FestEvil friends heading to the RockBar Theater can expect to see some of the finest pieces in any modern horror collection as Kirk Von Hammett unveils more of The Crypt publicly, before throwing down some heavy music courtesy of Meshuggah, High On Fire, Orchid, Blues Pills, Agnostic Front, and Asada Messiah. Sirius Radio's Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin and 107.7 the Bone's Nikki Blakk will preside over proceedings.

"It has always been my intention that Fear FestEvil events carry both the weird and the loud," says Kirk Hammett, "and what better way to achieve another extension of what we want to do than eat dinner in a haunted house while solving criminal acts before a weekend of super kick-ass music?!" More...

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Album Covers Inspired By Movie Posters

Facebook community And Justice For Art and Metal Underground keep exploring the world of look-alike album covers. This time we're focusing on three artworks that are inspired (or keep a reasonable resemblance) with well-known movie posters. Were the bands and visual artists aware of this at the moment of creating the artworks or is it just a coincidence? Let's find out what they have to say... There will be more of these in future "And Justice For Art" episodes. Stay alert!

MESHUGGAH Vs. "ALIEN"

The first one is the artwork for Meshuggah's "Alive." In 2010, the infamous Swedish genre-bending band, decided to pay homage on the cover of their live CD/DVD to one of the most revered SciFi/Horror movies in history.

Drummer Tomas Haake took inspiration from the now iconic poster for the first "Alien" film and designed a cover that visually and conceptually praises the virtues of the original image, which features the Alien egg opening upside down and the unforgettable tagline "In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream."

In Meshuggah's case, Hakke changed the egg for the head of vocalist, Jens Kidman, and added the phrase "In Space No One Can Hear You Unless You Scream." This gives the whole effort, an humorous punch which is enhanced by the positioning of the lettering—pretty much identical to the original poster.

No doubt, the overall effect is quite satisfactory, especially because it comes from a band whose intricate music sometimes seems to come from outer space! More...

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Car Bomb To Support Meshuggah On Tour

Long Island's explosive technical metal quartet Car Bomb has been declared as direct support for the mighty Meshuggah on the upcoming "25 Years Of Musical Deviance" tour in Europe this December.

The six-city run, from December 12th through 21st, will see the bands inundating venues in Switzerland, Italy, Holland, France, England and Germany. Additional support will come from Semantik Punk.

12/15/2014 Les Docks - Lausanneles, CH
12/16/2014 Live Club - Milan, IT
12/18/2014 Melkweg Max - Amsterdam, NL
12/19/2014 Cabaret Sauvage - Paris, FR
12/20/2014 Roundhouse - London, UK
12/21/2014 FZW - Dortmund, DE More...

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"Here's the Metal" Compilation For Free Download

A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.

The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:

1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day

You can download the compilation here.

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Meshuggah Posts "The Ophidian Trek" Trailer

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the recording of the band's first EP, Swedish experimental extreme metal band Meshuggah will release a concert DVD / 2CD set and Blu-ray, "The Ophidian Trek," on September 26th (EU) and 30th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

With visual footage shot in Europe during "The Ophidian Trek" tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed and edited by Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand and mastered by Mats "Limpan" Lindfors.

Nuclear Blast HQ gave Meshuggah a ring to discuss the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release, "The Ophidian Trek." Here's how it went down... watch the new trailer here: More...

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Meshuggah Posts "I" Re-Issue Trailer

The re-mastered, re-issue edition of Meshuggah's "I" is due out this coming September 26th (Europe), 29th (U.K.) and 30th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today a teaser trailer for the re-issue has been made available and can be heard below.

The full track listing is as follows:

01. I (remastered)
02. Bleed (live)
03. Dancers To A Discordant System (live)
04. Pitch Black

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Meshuggah Posts Live Video

Extreme music fans of all things deviant can check out a live video for “Do Not Look Down” by Sweden’s Meshuggah below, courtesy of Drum Magazine.

The footage comes from Meshuggah’s upcoming live DVD / Blu-Ray + 2-CD release, "The Ophidian Trek" - which celebrates the 25-year anniversary since the recording of the band’s first EP - due out in North America on September 30th.

Footage was shot in the U.S. & Europe during The Ophidian Trek tour and includes festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany. The live audio was processed & edited by Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand, and mastered by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors. More...

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