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Meshuggah Completes New Album; Announces Release Date

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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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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Calendar marked!! Ready to hear what the latest evolution of Messuggah sounds like!

# Jan 4, 2012 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Haven't heard a peep from Meshuggah in a long time. This is great news! U.S. tour please

# Jan 4, 2012 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZMA writes:

Welcome to the other side indeed.

# Jan 4, 2012 @ 12:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SANVSGOLIATH writes:

WAITED LONG FO MESHUGGAH METAL .. GUD NEWS

# Jan 4, 2012 @ 1:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. WOLF7 writes:

Awesome! Really looking forward to this one!

I was so disappointed when they couldn't release the album in late 2011, but oh well, looks like March is gonna be one hell of a month (for me anyway).
Meshuggah on March 27th, Ministry on March 30th...

# Jan 4, 2012 @ 10:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. modern rock wankery writes:

has anyone here ever seen these guys live? how do they sound? i've wanted to see them for years, but they've never come through my town.

# Jan 4, 2012 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Deathblooms writes:

Meshuggah has pretty much wrecked my psyche for life..they single handedly changed how I view music

I've been waiting for them to come a reasonable distance around me for a while, they are the band at the top of my must see list

# Jan 5, 2012 @ 8:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Drum_Junkie writes:

Saw them twice touring for Catch-33 and Obzen, and they are awe inspiring! I was side stage for their Catch-33 show and was able to watch Haake from his right side. Amazing technique and interdependence. The sound of the band as a whole was crushing. Was front row during their Obzen tour (They were support for... I forget) and again... crushingly heavy tone, tight playing and awesome stage presence.

Pummelled by the aural waves from their viking soundship.

Cannot wait to hear what this latest holds for us.

# Jan 5, 2012 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Must get.

# Jan 5, 2012 @ 12:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. silvermountains writes:

psyched!

# Jan 5, 2012 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Fuck_A_Name writes:

My interest for Meshuggah has waned in recent years, for a myriad of reasons, but I'm certaintly curious to hear what this will sound like in the wake of the Djent craze they helped inspire.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. WOLF7 writes:

As for Meshuggah live, saw them last summer (during a very odd weekend, due to certain events in Norway).

They were amazing, considering they did only a handful of shows lasty summer (like 4-5 shows total). Their playing was just flawless and full on.

For those interested, the Fractial Audio Axe-FX units sound amazing! I couldn't believe they were getting a sound like that live by DI:ing Axe-Fx units straight to the desk.
The guitars sounded better than on Obzen, or their live pack Alive. And that's saying a lot.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 3:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. bbristowe writes:

Since no one has said it yet, jizzm.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 9:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. R10 writes:

Im pretty fortuanate that i saw Meshuggah twice on thier first US tour in late spring of '98. Played with PRO-PAIN and Pissing Razors. Saw them at Infinitys in Springfield MA,and the Elvis Room in Portsmouth,NH. Also saw them in 99 at Lupo's in Providence,RI with Slayer and Sick of it All. Seen 'em open for Tool also. So yea,looking forward to new Meshuggah stuff,no doubt! I wonder what they feel about the whole "djent" craze,they seem to be in thier own little musical universe,so im sure they're pretty aloof to it. I hate djent,but love Meshuggah.

# Jan 6, 2012 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. psythe writes:

All my want.

# Jan 7, 2012 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Demoncleaner23 writes:

New Meshuggah New Gojira....I don't know if the planet could handle a tour that heavy

# Jan 9, 2012 @ 4:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Ignesium writes:

Listening to meshuggah is trancendent.

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 2:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. inside_context writes:

"Soon you will meet this colossus that will pulverize your being"...this line itself pulverized my nads...cant frigging wait...

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 7:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

could never really get into these dudes for some reason, but haven't given 'em a chance for years...

perhaps I'm missing something here? Someone fill me in eh? Maybe give this ignorant bastard a place to start?

Thanks

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. IrishMetal writes:

Just try their last album Hellrat - Obzen.. or Catch 33.

If you don't like either, then it's fair to say they're not for you.

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Devildriverfan writes:

Go check out a band called Plagued By Disaster on youtube song called "Buried Under Darkness" Good underground metal band for sure...

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

thanks brother Irish, will definitely check them two out...I'm intrigued

Cheers mate!

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. b.bristowe writes:

Try 'Nothing' as well.

Can't wait for 'Koloss'. I have a feeling it will be ground breaking.

Last album was a culmination of their previous efforts and this will show the group raising the bar once again.

Which it's due to be honest, a lot of up and coming djentified/chuggy bands that need to be put in their place.

# Jan 16, 2012 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. WOLF7 writes:

Irish and Hellrat, as a huge Meshuggah fan myself, for anyone new to them I'd recommend Destroy Erase Improve and Chaosphere for starters.

Catch 33 and Obzen are not the easiest albums to get into, even some diehard fans are not happy with those 2, especially Catch 33.

If someone asked me which album defines Meshuggah, it's Chaosphere.

My opinion.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. hellrat writes:

Thanks Wolf brother, and you too Pilsner...jeez, guess I got a lot of exploring to do with this band eh!

Hell, I'm always up for a good adventure :)

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Ryanopuffs writes:

Yeah, I agree Wolf. First album I purchased was Destroy. Erase. Improve. And ive been hooked ever since. Second was Obzen. Just recently got into Meshuggah and im liking every minute of it. :)

Anyone hear the track "I"? 21 minutes long and it doesnt let up AT ALL. Crazy man, Thomas Haake is just other wordly.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 7:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. RememberMetal? writes:

For those new to Meshuggah I definitely suggest "Destroy Erase Improve". I think it's by far the most accessible... Plus it kicks off with 'Future Breed Machine' which quite frankly, destroyed my brain the first time I heard it and only got better with time.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 7:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Drum_Junkie writes:

HR: I agree the Destroy Erase Improve is one to get. It's faster and thrashier than all but Chaosphere.
Highlights: Future Breed Machine, Soul Burn, Suffer in Truth.


Also, "Nothing" is a great album for their mid tempo groove.
Highlights: Stengah, Rational Gaze, Closed Eye Visuals

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. R10 writes:

Agree with the guys going with Destroy Erase Improve. The opening track off that one,Future Breed Machine is probably thier best song. To this day,it sounds just as fresh to my ears as it did when released 15 years ago! Relentless and pummeling to the senses,it smacks you in the face with a barn shovel! Catch 33's always been my least favorite,but i should break it back out,give it another listen.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. IrishMetal writes:

Oh damn, when I said Catch 33, I meant Nothing - I blame Drum Junkie for mentioning them both before I made my comment :P

As for obzen... its definitely my most played album by them, not sure why it isn't liked by others. Any reasons why?

I still love everything they did though, but for some reason Destroy Erase Improve isn't quite up there on my radar as Obzen and Nothing.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Drum_Junkie writes:

For me, The drum sound on Nothing was top notch. (Thanks, Drumkit from Hell!)
On Obzen, the drum sound was 'thinner' and lost some of the punch to my ears.

The faster playing with the 8-string guitars doesn't translate as well for me, either. I like Bleed (love it really), so I guess I need to relisten to Obzen to see if it grows on me more. Thanks Irish :)

NP: Track 1- Combustion

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. hellrat writes:

10-4 dudes, gonna pick up Destroy Erase Improve and take er from there...you guys got me all curious now :) Am lookin forward to it!

Thanks again for the help brothers! \m/

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. psythe writes:

Catch-33 was the first album I heard by Meshuggah, and I instantly loved them for it. Having now heard the rest of their catalogue, though, there are albums that definitely do the band more justice - even if Catch-33 remains my favourite. I'm a bit sentimental like that haha

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. WOLF7 writes:

That's the thing about Meshuggah; you just never know what to expect, except that it'll be pretty damn heavy!

On Catch 33 they play non-stop through, what, the first 6 tracks, lots of the tracks clocking under 2mins while on Obzen, most of the tracks clock at around 5mins, one at 7mins and the endcore 9mins.

Psythe, to me Catch33 is this unique "trip" album: once I put it on, I know it stays on until the very end.
I always get the feeling I've landed on that planet from the movie "Aliens" when I listen to Catch33 :)

Ryanopuffs, yeah the "I" EP is amazing! Meshuggah blasting through a 21min track with hardly any pauses. I listen to it all the time.

# Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. hellrat writes:

Jesus, I don't know what my problem was with these dudes...ears musta been crammed up with wax or something

No chance to get to the record shop today, but have been checking sh!t out on youLube this evening...these guys are fvckin gnarly!!

Haven't come across anything I don't like yet...and a lot of it I know will only get better with more listens

Hey! This bumbling, wandering fool was just pointed to a rich gold mine that every savvy feller out there already done knowed about fer years! :)

NP---New Millenium Cyanide Christ...classic video as well

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 12:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. coaster writes:

Demoncleaner23 from Post 16 - A tour that heavy!! Finally us aussie (who are normally missing bands touring here) have something to cheer about. We have both of those bands and many many more in Feb for soundwave festival. Check out the lineup here http://www.soundwavefestival.com/lineup

# Jan 18, 2012 @ 1:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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