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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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"Get Thrashed" DVD Release Date Announced

"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.

The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:

Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...

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Meshuggah Posts "Bleed" Video Online

Technical metal heroes Meshuggah have posted their new video for the track "Bleed" online. You can check it out below.

The song comes from the bands latest album "obZen". More...

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Meshuggah Announces U.K. Tour

Swedish experimental metallers will head over to the British Isles in September with the following dates confirmed.

Sep. 04 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
Sep. 05 - London, UK @ Mean Fiddler
Sep. 06 - Newcastle, UK @ Academy
Sep. 08 - Glasgow, UK @ Garage
Sep. 09 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
Sep. 10 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Sep. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Sep. 12 - Bristol, UK @ Academy
Sep. 13 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City

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Meshuggah Announces Australian Tour

Acclaimed experimental metallers Meshuggah will be heading down under this October. Thus far only show has been confirmed which will take place on October 15th at Palace Theatre in Melbourne. More shows will be announced soon.

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Meshuggah Plans In-Store Signings

Relapse Retail, Relapse Records’ public house of Metal, will be hosting free in-store signings with MESHUGGAH.

The MESHUGGAH signing will take place on Tuesday, April 29th. Signing will begin at 5:00 pm EST and there will be a raffle to win free tickets to the band’s show that evening at The Fillmore (TLA) along with MINISTRY. Additionally, patrons who purchase MESHUGGAH’s new album Obzen at the signing will also receive a free MESHUGGAH poster.

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Ministry Rocks Seattle One Last Time

The night was cold and wet. Perfect weather for Meshuggah to feel right at home. Oddly enough we also were blessed with a healthy clap of thunder and a strike of lightning, giving me the impression that the night was going to be interesting. Upon arriving at the venue, the early birds endured the cold and wet weather for about an hour and a half before being separated into two lines: one for the men and the other women. The search was easy and despite my skull belt was let in with no troubles. More...

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Meshuggah, DEP And BTBAM To Tour Europe

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have updated their tour schedule to announce a string of dates with MESHUGGAH and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.

Confirmed dates for the trek include:

17 - Rohre - Stuttgart, Germany
18 - Roxy - Aschaffenburg, Germany
20 - VK - Brussels, Belgium
21 - 013 - Tilburg, Holland
22 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
24 - Salzhaus - Winterthur, Switzerland
25 - Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic
27 - Club Vaudeville - Lindau, Germany
30 - Palasport - Bolzano, Italy

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Complete NEMHF 2008 Lineup Revealed

The complete lineup for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, set for weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts has been confirmed.

The largest and most successful metal festival in the United States will be presented this year by ESP, Randall, EMG, exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, and "Summer Slaughter Tour" second stage sponsor Sumerian Records.

"When we first started, we never could have much this festival would have grown," said festival co-founder Scott Lee. "It started out of our love for metal and it’s been amazing to be able to share that with fans who love it as much as we do. It’s also gratifying to be able to give exposure to up-and-coming bands and watch them develop into international stars."

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Doors will open Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday will kick off the full two-stage set up at 11:30 a.m. with for the Fallen Dreams, Veil of Maya, Trap Them, COCKPUNCH!, Xtryrantx, Winds of Plague, From A Second Story Window, Soilent Green, Arsis, Sleeping Giant, Stick to Your Guns, First Blood, Disfear, Municipal Waste, The Ghost Inside, Embrace the End, The End, Keep Of Kalessin, Monstrosity, Skeletonwitch, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Heaven Shall Burn, Vital Remains, Kataklysm, Hate Eternal, The Acacia Strain, Overkill, Behemoth, Shadows Fall, and Dimmu Borgir.

Sunday’s lineup includes Classic Struggle, Stray from the Path, Waking the Cadaver, Unholy, Cold World, Recon, Elysia, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, On Broken Wings, Dead to Fall, Full Blown Chaos, Ligeia, Since the Flood, Shai Hulud, Hemlock, After the Burial, Unexpect, Thy Will Be Done, Born of Osiris, Impending Doom, Kid Deposit Triumph, Vanna, Emmure, A Life Once Lost, Despised Icon, God Forbid, Eluveitie, Tyr, Turisas, Ensiferum, Nevermore, Meshuggah, and Ministry. The show will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The full schedule of set times will be announced soon.

The festival will also host the popular vendor area, where fans can pick up an assortment of rare CDs, t-shirts, and other memorabilia. Artists performing at the show will be on hand for meet and greets throughout the three days.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, MTV’s Headbanger’s Blog, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets are $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass.

Tickets are available at all Strawberries and FYE Stores, online at tickets.com and enterthevault.com, or by calling 1-800-477-6849.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, MA.

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Meshuggah Comment On Tour Problems

Sweden’s MESHUGGAH have issued the following update:

"Ahhh, not so awesome beginning of the CU LaTour! We just wanna say we're sorry for you guys who came out to the Calgary show especially! The routing/distances for this tour was insane for the first couple shows and us being stuck at the U.S/Canada border for a few hours meant we didn't make it in time for the Calgary show!

For the first Vancouver show at the Croatian Culture Center - same thing! Too far a drive to actually make it in time, so everything was way delayed which in turn meant that we had to cut the set real short! Three songs!! How's that for a Meshuggah set!!? Kinda embarrassing, but things were out of our hands!! We were there in time but the semi with all the stage gear was very late and with a 11 p.m curfew....

Basically, the start of this tour was just routed insanely and as for the rest of the tour, we shouldn't run into these issues.

So again, we apologize to those of you who came out to the shows to see us, only to find we didn't play or as for the Vancouver show - only played for 15 minutes!"

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Meshuggah Drummer To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake has revealed to Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine that he may be forced to miss some of the shows on the band's current North American tour with MINISTRY in order to undergo surgery for an impingement of the shoulder.

Tomas said, "We are going to make this public with an official statement soon, so I guess I can talk about it here. I have shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and will have to undergo surgery. It's quite a usual ailment with men of my age and the surgery is a totally routine operation. But the recovery period will make me have to forget about playing the drums for a couple of months. In fact, I shouldn't even go on the MINISTRY tour as my doctor would prefer to operate right now. But we managed to negotiate our showtime down to 35 minutes in order to make it easier on me. And I hope everything works out. As a matter of fact, we were just hatching up a plan B yesterday [the interview was conducted on February 3 at the Fear & Loathing Studio in Spånga, Sweden — Ed] with the guys. If worse comes to worst during the MINISTRY tour, the band will continue to the end with another drummer. Luckily I should be in full condition and recovered at the end of the summer, as we will then play some more festival shows. In September we will embark on our own European headlining tour and expect to play a total of three shows in Finland."

MESHUGGAH and HEMLOCK were forced to miss the first Canadian show on MINISTRY's final world tour — C U LaTouR — which made a stop Wednesday night (March 26) at the Whiskey nightclub in Calgary, Alberta. According to local promoter Union Events, the two bands — who are believed to be sharing a tour bus — were unable to make the gig due to "immigration challenges." The rest of the tour will not be affected by this cancellation.

MESHUGGAH's latest album, "obZen" sold 11,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the 7,000 first-week total achieved by its predecessor, "Catch 33", which landed at No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart back in June 2005.

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Ministry Posts Tour Rehearsals Video Online

Ministry kicks off their C U LaTouR this Tuesday, March 25 and They filmed their rehearsals out at The Ranch near El Paso and posted a clip on YouTube, also embedded below.

Here are the latest tour date on the C U LaTouR, featuring Ministry, Meshuggah and Hemlock: More...

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Meshuggah Enter Billboard Charts

MESHUGGAH's latest album, "obZen" has sold 11,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the 7,000 first-week total achieved by its predecessor, "Catch 33", which landed at No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart back in June 2005.

An e-card for "obZen" can be accessed at this location.

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Meshuggah Announce Video Drumming Competition

Nuclear Blast USA and MESHUGGAH have teamed up to present a video competition to MESHUGGAH fans worldwide.

"Bleed" is one of the most intricate tracks on the recently released, critically acclaimed MESHUGGAH album, "obZen".

You think you can compete with the drumming intensity of MESHUGGAH's Tomas Haake? Well, prove it!

Record your best replication of the track "Bleed" on video and upload it on your MySpace "Videos" section or YouTube.

There are no restrictions on what you can use for this competition. However, you CANNOT use the actual song in the video; if you need the song, you’re allowed to put earphones on to assist you. More...

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Hemlock Post Another New Song Online

Another new HEMLOCK track, entitled "No Time For Sorrow," has been posted on the group's MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers' upcoming album, which is scheduled for release on March 18 on Blind Prophecy Records. The CD was recorded with engineer Eddy Garcia (PISSING RAZORS).

HEMLOCK will play several headlining shows before joining MINISTRY and MESHUGGAH on the C-U-La-Tour from late March to May.

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Meshuggah Streaming New Album Online

Swedish math-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH’s latest album, obZen, can now be streamed in its entirety at the group's MySpace page.

obZen is scheduled for release in Europe on March 7, 2008 and in North America on March 11, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The tracklisting for obZen is as follows: 'Combustion', 'Electric Red', 'Bleed', 'Lethargica', 'ObZen', 'This Spiteful Snake', 'Pineal Gland Optics', 'Pravus', 'Dancers To A Discordant System'.

Meshuggah will support MINISTRY on the North American leg of "C U LaTouR" which is now beginning on March 25 in Spokane, WA. Also appearing on the bill is HEMLOCK.

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10th Annual NEMHF Details Revealed

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.

This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.

Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.

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Meshuggah Post Another New Song Online

You can check out the title track to MESHUGGAH’s upcoming new album, obZen, over at their official MySpace page. The album is set to be released North America on March 11th through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Meshuggah Post New Song, "Bleed," Online

A new track, entitled "Bleed," from the upcoming MESHUGGAH album, obZen, has been posted on their Myspace page.

The track comes off the band's upcoming album, "obZen," to be released on March 7, 2008 in Europe and March 11, 2008 in North America.

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Slayer Confirmed For Gods Of Metal Festival

Los Angeles thrash metal legends SLAYER have been confirmed for the Gods of Metal festival, set to take place June 27-29, 2008 in Bologna, Italy. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:

Friday, June 27:


Saturday, June 28:


Sunday, June 29:


National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences members have nominated SLAYER for the band's third Grammy Award. The SLAYER track, "The Final Six", from the group's 2007 limited-edition "Christ Illusion", was nominated in the category of "Best Metal Performance."

"The Final Six", written by Tom Araya and guitarist Jeff Hanneman and produced by Josh Abraham, is a chilling look at an hypothesized end of the world. The song made its debut last July as the "Single of the Week" on MySpace where it has since accumulated some 750,000 plays, an astounding number for a song that received no commercial airplay.

"When I first got the word, I thought someone was playing a joke," mused Araya. "But obviously, we've made an impression on the industry. The people at the upper levels have taken notice of what we've done, and that's awesome."

SLAYER's two previous Grammy nominations were for 2002's "Disciple" from the album "God Hates Us All", and last year's "Eyes of the Insane", for which they took home the Grammy Award.

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Meshuggah Confirm More Ministry Support Dates

Swedish extremists MESHUGGAH have confirmed more live dates with MINISTRY - their itinerary is as follows:

25 - Big Easy Concert Hall - Spokane, Washington
26 - Whiskey Nightclub - Calgary, AB - CANADA
27 - Croatian Cultural Center - Vancouver, BC - CANADA
28 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC - CANADA
29 - Showbox SoDo - Seattle, Washington
30 - Roseland Theatre - Portland, Oregon

1 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California
2 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, California
5 - House of Blues - Hollywood, California
6 - House of Blues - Hollywood, California
7 - House of Blues - San Diego, California
8 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, Arizona
9 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, Nevada
11 - The Great Saltair - Magna (Salt Lake City), Utah
12 - Ogden Theater - Denver, Colorado
14 - Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, New Mexico
15 - La Zona Rosa - Austin, Texas
16 - Cain’s Ballroom - Tulsa, Oklahoma
17 - The Palladium - Dallas, Texas
18 - Verizon Wireless Theatre - Houston, Texas
19 - House of Blues - New Orleans, Louisiana
21 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
22 - House of Blues Lake - Buena Vista, Florida
23 - Jannus Landing - St. Petersburg, Florida
24 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte, North Carolina
25 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, Georgia
26 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, Maryland
27 - The Palladium - Worcester, Massachusetts
29 - Fillmore (Theatre of Living Arts) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 - Fillmore (Irving Plaza) - New York, New York
2 - Fillmore (Irving Plaza) - New York, New York
3 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC - CANADA
4 - Koolhaus - Toronto, ON - CANADA
6 - The Agora Theater - Cleveland, Ohio
7 - Emerald Theater - Detroit, Michigan
8 - House of Blues - Chicago, Illinois
9 - House of Blues - Chicago, Illinois

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