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

Latest Meshuggah News

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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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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Meshuggah To Release Live DVD

Technical metal act Meshuggah will be releasing a live DVD later this year according to drummer Tomas Haake. Speaking with The Hornet he said: "We'll have a Live DVD probably late spring, early fall. As far as new stuff, we haven't started recording anything yet. We have a few things that didn't end up on Obzen, just a few parts that we want to use on the next album. Its all in the vain of what we do.
I'm kind of pumped to start recording again, Hopefully by the fall we will start recording with the album being released later in 2010."

Read the full article at TheHornet.

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The Faceless Banned From House Of Blues

It seems that The Faceless are the latest band to be banned from performing at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California. The Disney owned club has not disclosed why they won't allow The Faceless to perform at the club on February 1st with Meshuggah and Cynic but the band will be a part of the tour from February 2nd onwards. Several other metal bands have been banned from performing at the club in recent times such as Belphegor most recently.

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In Flames Wins Swedish Grammi

In Flames took home a Grammi last night in the Best Hard Rock Album category for their most recent release, "A Sense of Purpose." Other nominees included Meshuggah for "obZen," Millencolin for "Machine 15," Opeth for "Watershed," and Sabaton for "The Art of War."

The death metallers also performed their song "Alias" at the live ceremony, with fellow Swedish recording artist Timo Räisänen. The event took place in Stolkholm and was broadcast on Sweden's national channel TV4. The band's website provided video footage of this performance: More...

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Meshuggah Announces North American Tour Dates

Meshuggah have announced a North American tour with Cynic and The Faceless. Tour dates are as follows:

02/01/09 - House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
02/02/09 - House of Blues – San Diego, CA
02/03/09 - House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
02/04/09 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
02/06/09 - El Corazón – Seattle, WA
02/07/09 - Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
02/08/09 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – CANADA
02/09/09 - Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
02/11/09 - Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
02/13/09 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
02/15/09 - House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
02/17/09 - Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON – CANADA
02/18/09 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
02/19/09 - TBA – New York, NY
02/20/09 - Recher Theatre – Towson, MD More...

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Meshuggah Nominated for Hard Rock Grammi

Meshuggah will be competing against In Flames, Dismember, Evergrey and Opeth for the Swedish Grammi in the Hard Rock category. This is Meshuggah's third Grammi nomination.

Swedish Grammis Awards is set to take place in Stockholm on January 7th and will be broadcasted live on the Swedish national TV station TV4 between 8 - 10 PM (CET).

Follow this link to vote: http://vote.grammis.se/kategorier/arets-hardrock.aspx.

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Alchemist Announces Australian Tour with Meshuggah

Progressive Australian metal band ALCHEMIST will team up with MESHUGGAH for a full Australian tour. The tour starts October 12th in Brisbane and will cover Australia’s major markets. A listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

ALCHEMIST recently wrapped-up a European summer festival tour which included stops at Graspop, Hellfest, Waldrock, and more. Photos from the band’s performance during Waldrok can be viewed here and video footage from the band’s Hellfest performance can be viewed here. More...

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Submission Reveals New Singer, Lasser Sivertsen

Denmark's Submission have issued the following update regarding the addition of new singer Lasser Sivertsen:

"Lasser Sivertsen is the new frontman of Submission, Lasse has taken the job on very very well, and we welcome him to Submission."

"Our new record, 'Code of Conspiracy' is done and recorded, and on sale approx start of Nov. 2008. More info will follow soon." More...

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Dismember
Toxic Holocaust
Urgehal
OLD
Inquisition

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
Exodus
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Tyrant
Lobotomized More...

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Meshuggah's Tel Aviv Appearance Cancelled

Sweden's Meshuggah's upcoming gig at the Anthem Metal Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel has been cancelled. A message on their web site reads:

"We're sorry to inform that the Tel Aviv festival in Israel on the 14th of August has been cancelled due to 'security issues.' We really sorry for those who bought tickets to this festival and to those who was coming to see us perform in Israel for the first time. We were really looking forward to this gig, and hopefully there will be another opportunity in the near future."

Other acts that were scheduled to appear include Dark Tranquillity, The Haunted, Opeth, Satyricon and Nevermore.

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Dark Tranquillity Joins Sweden's Official Website

Dark Tranquillity has signed on to Sweden’s “Official Gateway” in order to help promote Swedish music on an international scale. Close-up Magazine has chosen “Focus Shift” from the band’s 2007 release “Fiction” to help represent the rock/metal/punk category.
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Free Nuclear Blast Sampler Available For Download

To continue the commemoration of Nuclear Blast's 20 years of existence, Amazon.com brings everyone an exclusive free sampler that you will only be able to obtain at this location.

The sampler contains MP3s of the following songs:

1. Taking the World by Storm - Kataklysm 3:59
2. Chains of Power - Kataklysm 3:19
3. Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium 4:44
4. More Than Meets The Eye - Testament 4:33
5. The Formation of Damnation - Testament 5:09
6. We Are the Nightmare - Arsis 4:03
7. Shattering the Spell - Arsis 4:03
8. Bleed - Meshuggah 7:22
9. Riot Act - Exodus 3:37
10. The Atrocity Exhibition - Exodus 10:33 (Album Only)

Additionally, there are a number of Nuclear Blast Records titles available for purchase at a special discount price of $5.99 for the album as MP3s - only on iTUNES and Amazon until August 30, 2008. Here are the titles: More...

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Meshuggah Drummer Voted Best In Metal

Tomas Haake, skinsman for the legendary Meshuggah, has been chosen as the number one drummer in the "Metal" category in the Modern Drummer magazine's 2008 Readers' Poll. The Readers' Poll results will appear in the July, 2008 issue of the magazine. The top five metal drummers for 2008, according to the Readers' Poll, are:

01. Tomas Haake (Meshuggah)
02. Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall)
03. Chris Adler (Lamb Of God)
04. Derek Roddy (ex-Hate Eternal)
05. Joey Jordison (Slipknot)

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Meshuggah Updates Tour Schedule

Sweden's MESHUGGAH have updated their tour itinerary. The band now have the following dates scheduled:

6/20 - Brussels, Belgium - VK
6/21 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
6/22 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
6/24 - Winterthur, Switzerland - Salzhaus
6/25 - Prague, Czech Rep. - Roxy
6/26 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
6/28 - Bologna, Italy - Gods of Metal
6/30 - Bolzano, Italy - Palasport
7/02 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Roxy
7/03 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
7/04 - Leipzig, Germany - With Full Force
7/05 - Maribor, Slovenia - Metalcamp
7/20 - Athens, Greece - Rock 'Em All Festival
7/31 - Storås, Norway - Storåsfestivalen
8/16 - Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
8/30 - Bergen, Norway - Hole In The Sky Festival
9/01 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
9/02 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
9/04 - Brighton, England - Barfly
9/05 - London, England - LA 2
9/06 - Newcastle, England - Academy
9/08 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
9/09 - Manchester, England - Academy 3/2
9/10 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
9/11 - Birminghamn, England - Academy 2
9/12 - Bristol, England - Academy 2
9/13 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
9/16 - Köln, Germany - Underground
9/18 - Vienna, Austria - Szene Wien
9/19 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage Werk
9/20 - Berlin, Germany - Kato
10/10 - Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission
10/12 - Brisbane, Australia - Arena
10/13 - Sydney, Australia - Roundhouse
10/14 - Adelaide, Australia - HQ
10/15 - Melbourne, Australia - Metro
10/16 - Perth, Australia - Capitol
10/18 - Tokyo, Japan - Loud Park

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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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