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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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Graspop Announces A Further 103 Bands

The organisers of Graspop Metal Meeting, one of Europe's premier metal festivals and the biggest in Belgium has announced a further 103 bands added to next year's edition of the festival. The event will take place in the town of Dessel from June 15th - 18th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Agnostic Front
Amon Amarth
Any Given Day
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Beast In Black
Billy Talent
Black Mirrors
Butcher Babies
Cane Hill
Carpenter Brut
Cradle Of Filth
Danko Jones
Dark Angel
Def Leppard
Enter Shikari
Escape The Fate
Fever 333
Fields of the Nephilim
Greg Puciato
Hollywood Undead
Hollywood Vampires
I Prevail
In Flames
Kissin’ Dynamite
Legion Of The Damned
Less Than Jake
Life Of Agony
Lorna Shore
Monster Magnet
Motionless In White
Motley Crue
Orange Goblin
Orbit Culture
Papa Roach
Parkway Drive
Sick Of It All
Sleep Token
Stand Atlantic
Stray From The Path
The Amity Affliction
The Answer
The Chats
The Ghost Inside
The Halo Effect
The Luka State
The Menzingers
The Raven Age
The Winery Dogs
Three Days Grace
Vicious Rumours

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Four More Bands Added To Mystic Festival Line-up

Masters of the extreme from Meshuggah, old players of thrash from Exodus, dark priesthood of Alcest, and retro flash of Lucifer – four new additions to Mystic Festival 2023.

Mystic Festival 2023 will take place on June 7-10 in Gdansk, at the already familiar grounds of the Shipyard. More information and tickets can be found on their website.

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Meshuggah Premiere New AI-Assisted Video

Swedish metal band Meshuggah premiere an official AI-assisted music video for their song “They Move Below“ off the band’s latest studio full-length “Immutable“.

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Meshuggah's Recent Pounding Of Tempe, AZ

I’ve seen Meshuggah three times live and the experience just keeps getting better. However, this was the first time I’ve seen them in my own city and even though the venue wasn’t as large as the other two, the Tempe, Arizona crowd made it seem like I was seeing them at a festival.

The Marquee Theater was almost at full capacity and this crowd was louder than the two previous Meshuggah shows I’ve attended. Here is my captain obvious quote of this road report: Meshuggah fans are just fucking rabid regardless of venue size or number of attendees.

Meshuggah is known for their extended mood setting live show intros. On this current tour it was different. For example, the first 3 minutes of the first track (“Broken Cog”) off their latest effort, “Immutable,” already has an intro feel to it. So, to set the scene for the next paragraph I need to explain the album’s artwork for those that aren’t familiar. The artwork depicts a person/cyborg/biology class skeleton burning via an explosion, there are shades or red, orange and black within the color palette. Like all of Meshuggah’s releases, it sets the stage.

When the band entered the stage (minus their cyborg drum god Tomas Haake, who was already perched on his throne a couple of meters above stage level), they stood still in front of lighted replicas of themselves burning like the album’s cover artwork. The lit replicas flashed on and off and back-lighted the Meshuggah front four during the tribal-esque feel of “Broken Cog.” The first half of the song felt chaotic and uncomfortable. This is what Meshuggah does best during their live shows, they control the mood.

Meshuggah played a total 13 songs this night including their encore. I won’t give a play by play for every song they played though, you can find that online easy enough but I will say my highlight songs of their set were: “Ligature Marks,” “Born in Dissonance,” and “Demiurge.” The setlist was great but the song that put the crowd into a frenzy was the set ender, “Future Breed Machine” off of their second studio album, “Destroy Erase Improve.” I had a feeling that something special was about to happen once they added two more microphone stands on both ends stage right before the final song started. More...

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Meshuggah Premiere New Music Video

Swedish extreme metal veterans Meshuggah premiere their new music video for “I Am That Thirst“, taken from the band’s latest outing “Immutable“, which was released this past April.

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In Flames Premiere New Live Video

Swedish melodic metal band In Flames premiere a live themed video for their latest single, “The Great Deceiver“. The track itself was produced by guitarsit Nick Hipa (Mire, ex-As I Lay Dying). The outfit had Patric Ullaeus (Arch Enemy, At The Gates) produce that video which was captured during their appearance at their ‘Dalhalla Brinner‘ festival in Tarrvik, Sweden earlier this August.

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In Flames Premiere New Single “The Great Deceiver”

Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames premiere a brand new single named “The Great Deceiver“. The track arrives with a lyric video which was produced by guitarsit Nick Hipa (Mire, ex-As I Lay Dying). Check out now "The Great Deceiver" streaming via YouTube and Spotify for you below.

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In Flames Premiere New Single & Music Video

Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames premiere the studio version of their brand new advace track and music video “State Of Slow Decay“. The song is expetced to be the first single taken from the group’s upcoming studio full-length, which In Flames wrapped up recording earlier this year.

The record was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, P.O.D.) and mixed by Joe Ricjard (10 Years, Starset).

“State Of Slow Decay“ on Spotify:

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Meshuggah Premiere New Music Video “Broken Cog”

Progressive metal band Meshuggah premiere a new official music video for “Broken Cog“ taken from their ninth studio full-length “Immutable“, out in stores now.

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Meshuggah Releases New Single

"I Am That Thirst" is the brand-new and third single from "Immutable", Meshuggah’s ninth studio manifest, set for worldwide release via Atomic Fire on April 1st, 2022!

The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers are reinventing themselves yet again in "I Am That Thirst," a new skull crusher where Meshuggah are pushing even their very own boundaries. It's a song that keeps you guessing, keeps you yearning for more, and wanting to dive into the full realm of this record.

Full of surprises and yet instantly recognizable as the work of metal's most idiosyncratic force, "Immutable" redefines and redesigns the Meshuggah sound across more than an hour of the most stimulating and absorbing music the band has ever made. Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, the progressive principles that have always cemented their artistic efforts remain as steadfast as ever. As we spiral towards a dystopian future - Meshuggah still stand unique with "Immutable", the follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason". This band blows minds for a living, and this new album release of the Swedish icons brings their most fearlessly creative new studio album yet. More...

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Meshuggah Premiere New Single

Swedish metal band Meshuggah premiere their second advance track from their highly anticipated ninth studio full-length named “Immutable“. That track is titled “Light The Shortening Fuse” and you can stream it via YouTube and Spotify below. “Immutable“, the band’s first studio album since 2016, is presently slated for an April 01st release by the group’s new label home of Atomic Fire Records.

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Meshuggah Premiere Sci-Fi Themed Music Video

Meshuggah premiere their new music video for their current single, “The Abysmal Eye“. The group had Scott Hansen (Suicide Silence, Motionless In White) helm the production of the sci-fi themed clip. The single is the first one to arrive from Meshuggah‘s ninth studio album, “Immutable“, due out on April 01st.

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Imonolith Introduces New Members

All-star modern metal band Imonolith are back with new single "The Reign," featuring guest vocals from Meshuggah legend Jens Kidman. A remixed version of the track from their critically acclaimed debut album "State Of Being," "The Reign" will appear on the upcoming "Progressions" EP.

Watch the video to "The Reign" below.

Jens Kidman's appearance is a huge endorsement for Imonolith, as he’s only been featured as a guest artist once before.

Drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen commented: “We decided to take one of our most popular songs, ‘The Reign’ from our debut album, State of Being, and do a remix of it as part of our upcoming Progressions EP, being released in March 2022. We saw the potential of how an industrial-type remix could sound and we felt this song deserved to be a standalone single. ‘The Reign’ features guest vocals by the mighty, Jens Kidman from Meshuggah. He absolutely killed it on his performance and that is yet another big reason why we felt this song deserved its own release as a revamped single."

On the lyrics and production, Ryan continues: "The song is about how modern society tries to influence you and/or tells you how to live your life, when truly you should always do what you love and love what you do, not what others want. As for the production, Jason ‘JVP’ Van Poederooyen did a phenomenal job with the remix. It’s massive sounding and has a cool industrial twist to it. We’re all pumped on how this remix turned out!”

Imonolith are pleased to announce new members Oswin Wong (Threat Signal) on guitar and Conan Freeman (Punchdrunk) on bass. They replace Brian Waddell and Scott Whalen who have both decided to step down from touring. More...

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Meshuggah Premiere New Single “The Abysmal Eye”

Six years after the band’s last album, “The Violent Sleep Of Reason“, Meshuggah premiere their first new single “The Abysmal Eye”. The track is off their highly anticipated ninth studio full-length “Immutable“. That 13-track album will be out on April 01st via the band’s new label home of Atomic Fire Records.

Recording sessions for it took place at Sweetspot Studios in Sweden with lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal making his full-time return to the group’s roster for the album.

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Meshuggah Announces New Album "Immutable"

Destined to be one of 2022’s most hailed and talked-about releases, "Immutable" once again showcases Meshuggah’s collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed.

Six years on from the band’s most recent full-length, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", 2022 brings a fresh and fearsome revelation from Meshuggah. Shattering even the highest of expectations, the band’s ninth album is simply their wildest and most esoteric sonic adventure yet and will be released on April 1st via Atomic Fire Records. Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson & Staffan Karlsson and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller (Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), "Immutable" will be available in various CD, vinyl and tape formats and goes into pre-sale on January 28th, and the first single will be revealed very soon. The stunning cover artwork was once again created by visionary artist Luminokaya.

For guitarist Mårten Hagström, the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey was impossible to resist.

"The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band," Mårten concludes. "We’re older now. Most of us are in our fifties now, and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we still make new albums, and why we still sound the way we do, it’s immutable. Humanity is immutable, too. We commit the same mistakes over and over. And we are immutable. We do what we do, and we don’t change." More...

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Zeal & Ardor Premiere New Single "Erase"

Zeal & Ardor return with another new track from their upcoming self-titled record, which is presently scheduled for a February 11th release date. This second track to arrive from it is named “Erase” and is available to stream below:

Zeal & Ardor will be out on the below European tour with Meshuggah in 2022 to promote the new outing: More...

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Meshuggah Postpones European Tour Dates

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that all regions in Europe will be able to restore and provide a safe environment for concerts this autumn, Meshuggah has unfortunately had to make the decision to push back their European headline tour dates to May 2022.

The good news is that special guests Zeal & Ardor will still be part of the tour and will also be added to the line up for the Royal Albert Hall show in London, and that additional shows in Dublin, Cologne and Nancy have now been added to the routing.

Ruhrpott Metal Meeting being a festival with fixed dates, cannot be re-scheduled.

Tickets will remain valid from the 2021 dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.

have recently entered "Sweetspot Studios" in Sweden to record their ninth studio album and follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", to be released in early 2022. The album will also mark the return of founding member Fredrik Thordendal. In other words: The band is back together. In full effect.

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Meshuggah Enters The Studio

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah have entered Sweetspot Studios in Sweden to record their ninth studio album and follow-up to their highly acclaimed and Grammy Nominated album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason."

The band comments, "Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studios and have begun recording a new album. ::Spoiler:: There will be distortion and kicks.

"Also, we have other news. We are releasing Per Nilsson back into the wild to roam free in any way he sees fit. It has been a true privilege and honor to share the stage with Per and even more importantly we have made a great friend through our travels. Per. We thank you. You are a formidable human being!!

"Check out all of Per's goodness at www.facebook.com/scarguitar | www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

"So why are we releasing Per back into a more stable habitat you ask? The answer is simple. Fredrik will be back for lead work on the album as well as touring going forward. In other words. The band is back together. In full effect."

"Stay tuned for more information on the new album!" More...

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See: New Documentary On Late Cynic Drummer Reinert

In honor of yesterday’s one-year anniversary of his passing a new film on late Cynic/Death drummer Sean Reinert has premiered online streaming for you below. The one-hour long documentary examines Reinert‘s life in music and his legacy featuring comments from members of Megadeth, Testament and Meshuggah.

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Brutal Assault Festival Announces 85% Tickets Sold

Brutal Assault Festival announces 85% of the tickets of its upcoming 2019 edition already being sold. Tells the festival promotion agency:

"The attractive lineup of our festival draws audience from all around the world and we've already sold 85 % of all available tickets - thank You for your interest! Our lineup also misses just a couple of last bands and the artists from our KAL stage to be completely revealed... and that is happening soon! We can only recommend to everyone not to hesitate with the purchase of the festival pass, because there are gonna be no more tickets when the currently available capacity is gone!

The festival passes are 102€ (full festival passes only), but you'll also find discounted festival passes for the disabled and for kids in our e-shop HERE."

You can now also generate your own Brutal Assault poster with bands ordered according to your liking and share your taste with the world! If you share your #mybrutal2019 poster on Facebook or Instagram, you can win a free festival pass!

Find all the details HERE. More...

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