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

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Pit Stories: Fungus Enhanced Meshuggah

The mosh pit is home to some of the craziest events known to the musical world, from flying body parts to bizarre sexual encounters, and each week we find metal bands to share their most interesting mosh pit stories. Today we've got the following tale of Kasey from Ninth Moon Black experiencing technical metal live in a whole new way, courtesy of a few psychedelic fungi:

I once took mushrooms right before going into a Meshuggah concert. For a very brief moment, I contemplated the ramifications then shrugged them away. I quickly popped the magical fungi into my mouth thinking I’d have plenty of time to adjust once I got through the doors but the mushrooms had other plans. While I stood in line for what seemed an eternity, the psilocybin took over my senses. My stomach churned, my mind turned sideways and the antennae of heightened awareness tuned into the world with that bizarre psychedelic slant. As I entered the venue I felt like a ship navigating some alien terrain.

The Faceless were in full swing and never before had I experienced music so terrifying, yet so awesome. The venue was already near capacity and the floor a sea of movement. I hugged the walls trying desperately to avoid any contact with the people moshing as well as the extraterrestrial spirits hovering above the crowd. They watched me with their sinister gaze that was most likely only visible to my eyes. I managed to make my way to the back of the room, anchoring myself to the wall until Cynic took the stage. Their entrance was serene and they lured me away from the walls as they calmed the crowd with their meditative musings. I closed my eyes throughout the duration of their set, allowing myself to journey through their progressive zen. As they finished off their set with "Evolutionary Sleeper," I opened my eyes only to realize I was damn close to the front row.

It was time to make a quick decision; take the plunge and enter the dark waters of Meshuggah or steer my inebriated vessel back to where I had watched The Faceless, and witness Meshuggah from the safety of the “outside.” Since the very reason I was there that evening was to see Meshuggah, I decided I needed to brace myself and grabbed tightly to the barrier between myself and the stage. A moment later, Fredrik Thordendal positioned himself right in front of me with Jens Kidman just off to my right. They began to play, their music taking hold of sanity and commanding bodies into rhythmic collisions. Song after song, I fought the wave of bodies crashing into my own when suddenly I had an epiphany, the madness of the mosh pit becoming a metaphor for my life. Rather than fight the aggression, why not ride it?
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Decapitated Gearing Up For North American Tour

Polish metallers Decapitated are getting ready to kick off a North American tour providing support for label mates Meshuggah and Baroness. The tour launches April 29th in Houston, TX and runs to May 23rd in New York, NY.

Decapitated guitarist / founding member Vogg commented: "FUCK YEAH! Decapitated with Meshuggah! We're so proud and happy to be part of this amazing tour! It will be a huge honor to share one stage with such a great fuckin' band! Cannot wait!"

Decapitated's "Carnival Is Forever" (reviewed here) debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last July and captured the #43 position on GuitarWorld.com's "Top 50 Albums of 2011" list. More...

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Meshuggah Posts New Music Video

Meshuggah has posted a music video online for the track "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion," which was directed by Owe Lingvall of Village Road Film. Check out the video clip below. The song is taken off Meshuggah's new album "Koloss," available in stores and online now.

The track listing for "Koloss" is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down (stream this at this location)
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Meshuggah Streaming Entire New Album

Meshuggah will be releasing the album "Koloss" on March 23rd, 2012 (EU) and March 26th, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records. The entire album is now available for streaming online at this location, where the band originally revealed the "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion" track.

The track listing for "Koloss" is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down (stream this at this location)
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Meshuggah Offering New Song As Free Download

Meshuggah has teamed up with Scion A/V to give fans a stream and free download of the opening track "I Am Colossus" from the upcoming "Koloss" album, due out March 27th, 2012. The track can be downloaded here or through the player below.

Tomas Haake comments on the track, "'I Am Colossus’ is way more straightforward than the thrash metal we grew up with. At the same time, it does pose its own difficulties for us as players. It will probably be one of the first songs we attempt to play on tour. The solo - which is basically two long notes that are slow bends - just turned out beautiful. Such an understatement as a guitar solo. Sometimes a slow song is just as aggressive as a fast one."

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Meshuggah Posts "Do Not Look Down" Lyric Video

Meshuggah posted a new lyric promo video for the song "Do Not Look Down." The song appears on the band forthcoming album "Koloss" due out on March 23, 2012 (EU) and March 26, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Koloss" is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down (stream this at this location)
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

Check out the video here:

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Meshuggah Posts New Album Trailer

Meshuggah's new album "Koloss" is due out on March 23rd (EU) and March 26th, 2012 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has now posted a teaser trailer for the album online, which can be found below. You can also listen to the full song "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion" at this location.

The "Koloss" track listing is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Meshuggah Offers Free Song Download

Meshuggah is offering a free mp3 download of the new track "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion" from the band's forthcoming album "Koloss." The track download is available by heading over to this location.

The track listing for "Koloss" is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down (stream this at this location)
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Meshuggah Streaming New Song

“Do Not Look Down,” a second track off the upcoming new Meshuggah album "Koloss" is available for streaming exclusively at the Nuclear Blast USA web shop. Head over here to check out the song and find pre-order info for the new album.

"Koloss" is set for release on March 23rd, 2012. To hear more of "Koloss," head over to this location to check out a lyric video for the song "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Seamless Streaming Meshuggah Cover

Seamless has posted a cover online of the Meshuggah track "Lethargica," which can be heard in the player below. A recently posted promo clip for the new Seamless album "Clarity" is also available at this location.

In Meshuggah news, the band is set to drop the upcoming album "Koloss" on March 23rd, 2012. You can find a lyric video for a new song off the album, titled "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion," here.

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Meshuggah Releases Lyric Video

Meshuggah previously leaked an unnamed song online, which has been confirmed as "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion."

The band has now posted an official lyric video online for the song. Check out the clip below. "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion" is off Meshuggah's upcoming new album "Koloss," due out March 23rd, 2012.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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New Meshuggah Track Available Online

A new Meshuggah track off the band's upcoming album "Koloss" has been posted online via the website Iamaleak, apparently "leaked" by the band's management. Check out the song in the player below.

"Koloss" will be released March 23rd, 2012 and has the following track listing:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Meshuggah To Tour North America With Decapitated

Swedish progressive metal icons Meshuggah have revealed that they will be returning to North American shores this coming May in support of its forthcoming new album "Koloss." Rounding out the bill are Polish death metal veterans Decapitated and American sludge-rockers Baroness. The currently announced dates for "The Ophidian Trek 2012" can be found below. Additional dates are currently pending and not confirmed.

4/29 Houston, TX - House of Blues
4/30 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
5/1 Austin, TX - Emo's
5/3 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
5/4 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
5/5 Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
5/6 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
5/8 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
5/9 Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo
5/11 Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
5/13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5/15 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
5/16 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
5/17 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
5/18 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
5/19 Worcester, MA - Palladium
5/20 Montreal, QC - Olympia de Montreal
5/22 Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
5/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

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Meshuggah Album Listening Party Footage Available

Video footage from last Thursday’s "Koloss" listening party at The Slidebar Rock'N'Roll Kitchen in Fullerton, California has been uploaded to the band's YouTube channel and can be viewed below. "Koloss" will be released March 23rd, 2012 and features 3-D artwork created by Luminokaya.com.

The track listing for the jewel-case version of "Koloss" is as follows:

01. I Am Colossus
02. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
03. Do Not Look Down
04. Behind The Sun
05. The Hurt That Finds You First
06. Marrow
07. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
08. Swarm
09. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil

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Meshuggah Announces "Koloss" Details

Meshuggah has announced the new album "Koloss" is set for North American release on March 27th and European release on March 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork can be viewed below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. I Am Colossus
2. The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
3. Do Not Look Down
4. Behind The Sun
5. The Hurt That Finds You First
6. Marrow
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
8. Swarm
9. Demiurge
10. The Last Vigil More...

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Meshuggah Titles Upcoming Album

Meshuggah and Nuclear Blast have made the following announcement via Facebook about the title of the band's upcoming album:

"Meshuggah have chosen KOLOSS as the title to their eighth studio album, set for North American release on March 27th and European release on March 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

"Drummer Tomas Haake has issued the following warning: 'As always, we try to take our music in a slightly different direction with each album and with KOLOSS we feel that we really nailed what we were going for. Organic brutality, viscera and groove all crammed into a 54-minute metalicious treat, best avoided by the faint of heart!!'"

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Re-recording Metal - For Better or for Worse?

Back in 2005, Dimmu Borgir was a band still basking in the unholy success of its latest outing “Death Cult Armageddon.” And yet instead of launching into a new opus for fans to consume the band members decided on a new approach; they would re-release an early and often praised album (“Stormblåst”) by completely re-recording it, updating the sound with modern production and slap “MMV” on the end. There had of course been prior examples of bands making this choice, but it was perhaps here that best truly crystallized the new era of metal re-recordings. No doubt you have heard of similar re-recordings in the same vein, perhaps most recently Gorgoroth’s “Under the Sign of Hell 2011” or Burzum’s “From the Depths of Darkness”? Perhaps not, but that’s what I aim to uncover for you here. More...

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Meshuggah Completes New Album

Swedish metal band Meshuggah has completed work on the band's seventh studio release. The album, the title of which has not been confirmed, will be released on March 27, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. The album will mark the much anticipated follow up to the 2008 release "ObZen."

In a statement to the world, the band commented: "After a long time of deep soul searching and intense wrecking of the psyches, the new album is finally done. Soon you will meet this colossus that will pulverize your being. Welcome to the other side on March 27."

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Animals As Leaders To Embark On European Tour

Prosthetic Records has issued the following announcement about Animals As Leaders embarking on a European tour:

"Animals as Leaders will head back to Europe in April/May for their first headlining tour on that side of the Atlantic. As you may remember, the last time the progstrumetal titans were there, they supported deftones on several dates and Between the Buried and Me on an entire tour. Not bad, right?

"You can check out their headline dates down below. You may notice there's a gap in there, AND that they're not playing in the UK, and you're thinking, 'Well, that's weird,' right? Well, they're going to be supporting the legendary Meshuggah there!"

4/1 Tilburg, Holland- 013KZ
4/2 Brusells, Belgium- AB Club
4/3 Paris, France- Batofar
4/4 Bielefeld, Germany- Kamp
4/5 Kiel, Germany- Die Pumpe
4/7 Hamburg, Germany- Logo
4/8 Berlin, Germany- Magnet
4/9 Munich, Germany- Feierwerk
4/10 Frankfurt, Germany- Batschkapp
4/12 Bristol - Academy #
4/13 Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms #
4/14 Nottingham - Rock City #
4/15 Glasgow - Garage #
4/17 Manchester - Academy #
4/18 Norwich - Waterfront #
4/19 Brighton - Concorde 2 #
4/20 London - Electric Ballroom #
4/22 Trier, Germany- Ex-Haus
4/23 Bochum, Germany- Matrix
4/24 Cologne, Germany- Underground
4/25 Osnabruck, Germany- Kleine Freiheit
4/26 Hannover, Germany- Musikzentrum
4/27 Dresden, Germany- Reithalle
4/28 Prague, Czech Republic- Rock Cafe
4/29 Ludwigsburg, Germany- Rockfabrick
4/30 Zurich, Switzerland- Werk21
5/1 Vienna, Austria- Chelsea
6/29-7/1 Helsinki, Finland - Suvilahti/Tuska Open Air
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Meshuggah Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Meshuggah has announced a series of concerts dates confirmed for the U.K. in April of 2012. This will mark the first return to Britain since co-headlining the 2010 Bloodstock festival. The band had planned to release a new album this fall, but it has been pushed back to early next year. Check out some recent concert footage of Meshuggah below.


April 12 - Bristol, O2 Academy
April 13 - Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
April 14 - Nottingham, Rock City
April 15 - Glasgow, Garage
April 17 - Manchester, Academy
April 18 - Norwich, Waterfront
April 19 - Brighton, Concorde 2
April 20 - London, Electric Ballroom More...

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