Band Photo: Meshuggah (?)
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.
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
07. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
10. The Last Vigil
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
7. Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
10. The Last Vigil More...
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!!'"
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...
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."
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
# w/ Meshuggah More...
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...
That most metal of holidays is almost upon us again, but you may want something more than candy corn and blood colored cocktails to get you in the Halloween spirit this weekend. Earlier this month we covered the most over the top horror themed clips as well as videos that focus on the demonic and the diabolic, but that still leaves a good deal of ground to cover. For today’s edition of metal videos to get you in the Halloween mood we’ll take a look at the creepy, the atmospheric, and the disturbing.
Marilyn Manson – “This is Halloween”
While his metal cred is definitely questionable, Marilyn Manson does have the Halloween image down pat. Check out the quintessential “This is Halloween” clip below, set to scenes from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.
Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."
A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...
Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.
Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.
A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...
Nuclear Blast Records is currently offering a sampler album as a free digital download through Amazon.com. You can download all fifteen tracks from the sampler at this location. The track listing is as follows:
1. Bleed Meshuggah
2. Gateways (Edit) Dimmu Borgir
3. Save Us From Those Who Would Save Us (without intro) Hell
4. Deathstar Before the Dawn
5. Empyreal Sylosis
6. A Mi Manera Agnostic Front
7. Hisingen Blues Graveyard
8. The Price Destruction
9. Big Time Game Hunting Condemned?
10. Ukon Wacka (featuring Tuomari Nurmio) Korpiklaani
11. The End Of It All (edit) Sirenia
12. Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Sathan Belphegor
13. Sea Of Fate Rhapsody Of Fire
14. Dying For An Angel Avantasia
15. Forsaken At The Gates Forbidden
Greek act Tardive Dyskinesia has issued the following brief announcement about supporting Meshuggah at an upcoming live show in Athen:
"Big news! We are proud to announce that TD will be support act for the ultimate Meshuggah at Gagarin club / Athens / March 31 2011! Djent djent djent djent!"
Swedish technical metal act Meshuggah recently took part in a video interview with Decibel Magazine where it discussed the writing process for its as-yet-untitled forthcoming album. You can view the video clip below:
Nuclear Blast has announced that the forthcoming "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" DVD / Bluray compilation has been postponed to February 11th, 2011. The track listing is as follows:
1. Accept - Teutonic Terror
2. Sabaton – Uprising
3. Blind Guardian - A Voice In The Dark
4. Dimmu Borgir - Dimmu Borgir
5. Immortal - All Shall Fall
6. Death Angel - Truce
7. Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
8. Sonic Syndicate - Turn It Up
9. Filter - The Inevitable Relapse
10. Soilwork - Deliverance Is Mine
11. Exodus - Downfall
12. Kataklysm - Push The Venom
13. Overkill - Bring Me The Night
14. Eluveitie - Thousandfold
15. Equilibrium - Der Ewige Sieg
16. Ex Deo - The Final War
17. Suicidal Angels - Beyond The Laws Of Church
18. Arsis - Forced To Rock
19. Mnemic - Diesel Uterus
20. Tarot - I Walk Forever
21. Indica - Islands Of Light
22. Callejon - Sommer, Liebe, Kokain
23. Scar Symmetry - The Iconoclast
24. Filter - No Love
25. All Ends - Generation Disgrace
26. Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
27. Decrepit Birth - The Resonance
28. Suffocation - Cataclysmic Purification
29. Nile - Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld
30. Behemoth - Alas, Lord Is Upon Me (censored) More...
Church of Misery has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Tuska Open Air festival, which will take place at Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland during July 22nd - 24th. The festival will now feature the addition of a fourth stage. The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows:
At The Gates
Church Of Misery
Nuclear Blast has issued the following update about Arsis, Death Angel, Exodus, Meshuggah, and Testament songs becoming available for download on the Rock Band Network for the newly released Rock Band 3 video game:
"Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce that tracks from TESTAMENT, MESHUGGAH, ARSIS, DEATH ANGEL, and EXODUS are now playable within the newly released Rock Band 3! Songs are available now via the Rock Band Network and on sale to the public at this location. Soon to be added will be DIMMU BORGIR, SOILWORK, KATAKLYSM, and many more! Metal fans are encouraged to submit artist & song requests for Rock Band here.
"Featuring an incredible 83-song set list and access to far more music than any other music game - as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments - Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something new for everyone and also supports traditional Rock Band gameplay with players’ existing instruments.
"Most importantly, though, Rock Band 3 supports the library of existing Rock Band Downloadable content, including Rock Band Network tracks like those from Nuclear Blast Records. Players can find tracks in the Rock Band 3 Music Store, available now. Click here to purchase Nuclear Blast artist tunes for Rock Band!"
Several members of notable Swedish metal bands including Meshuggah, Hypocrisy, Soilwork, Nightwish and Evergrey have come together to record an anti-bullying song as a way of raising awareness and taking action on the topic of bullying and harrassment in schools. The new band, a one-off project, is called Sweden United whose new single, "Open Your Eyes", will be made available on October 11th, 2010 through Supernova Records. The single was mixed by acclaimed producer Jens Bogren.
Musicians set to appear on "Open Your Eyes" include:
Jens Kidman (MESHUGGAH)
Jimmie Strimmel (DEAD BY APRIL)
Anette Olzon (NIGHTWISH)
Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK)
Henrik Englund (SCARPOINT)
Zak Tell (CLAWFINGER)
Martin Westerstrand (LILLASYSTER)
Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY)
Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN)
Ready for the weekend yet? Friday means more music has been added to the Rock Band Network so you can jam out during the weekend. The Xbox 360 edition has seen more of Amberian Dawn and and a new track from Firewind, while the PS3 edition will get Meshuggah and The Acacia Strain on September 7th. The complete list of new songs added, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Scott Attrill - "Disco Rocket"
Scott Attrill - "Girls Love Techno"
Shokkher - "Burn Her Out"
Free Spirit - "Pale Sister of Light"
The Riptides - "Return to Blood Beach"
Amberian Dawn - "Lionheart"
Amberian Dawn - "Evil Inside Me"
Buttercup - "time-bomb"
Noah Engh The Kid Fantastic - "Buy You A House"
Sideburn - "Cherry Red"
Nerf Herder - "Welcome To My World"
Firewind - "Head Up High"
Bang Camaro - "Revolution" More...
Fan-filmed footage has been uploaded of Meshuggah performing at the Zwart Cross Festival on July 17th, 2010 in the Netherlands. The video clip can be viewed below.
It's almost the weekend again, and that means new additions to the Rock Band Network to get your head banging before that terrible Monday rolls around. The most notable metal additions to this week's lineup are Meshuggah, Demon Hunter, and Wargasm. The complete list of new songs, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
The Apples in Stereo - "Dream About the Future"
Zoo Seven - "Painted"
Meshuggah - "Bleed"
Steel Train - "Turnpike Ghost"
XTT - "Cookie Monster"
Kiev - "Crooked Strings"
Rebelution - "Bright Side of Life"
Demon Hunter - "The World is a Thorn"
Made Avail - "Bury You Slowly"
The New Pornographers - "Crash Years"
Todd Thibaud - "Three Words"
RX Bandits - "Bled To Be Free (The Operation)"
The Raspberry Ants - "Janie"
Free Electric State - "Six Is One"
Jonathan Coulton - "Mandelbrot Set"
SexTon - "A Better Forever"
SOil - "The Lesser Man"
Wargasm - "Engine"
Spiral Trance - "The Me You See"
Charmaine - "Run" More...