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We told you about the first song from Swedish metal heads Meshuggah about a week ago.  Well now they’re back with a brand new song called “Do Not Look Down”.

To hear it you need to go to the Nuclear Blast USA Web Shop (Europe works as well). Click on any of the pre-order merch and a Soundcloud player will pop up. That’s the new song.  It is taken from their new album Koloss due out March 27, 2012 on Nuclear Blast of course.

You can see a lyric video for the first new track, “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion” right here.

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Extreme Swedes Meshuggah have released a lyric video for the new song “Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion” off their upcoming album Koloss.  This is an official release from the band and gives a taste of what we can expect to hear on the new album.

Click here to check out the brutality that is new Meshuggah.

Koloss is going to be the band’s 7th studio release and is due March 27, 2012 on Nuclear Blast Records.  For more info on the release click here.

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Tomas Haake of Meshuggah Interviewed by MSN

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM (PST)

Drummer Tomas Haake of the extreme, technical Swedish band Meshuggah, was recently interviewed by MSN.com. In the interview he shares some insight into the expansion of the band’s sound and what they did differently for their eighth studio album, “Koloss”.

Check out some of the interview below.

MSN: “‘ObZen’ felt like a combination of everything Meshuggah had done prior to that, but the new album feels like you’ve deliberately tried to expand your sound even more. Was this the case?”

Tomas Haake: “We definitely pushed ourselves hard with ‘ObZen’ too, but as you said maybe that one feels even more like a flirtatious thing with the stuff we were doing earlier on and the stuff we grew up with. I still feel there’s some of that on this one too, with the different tunings, and a couple of the songs are actually written for six-string guitar and not all of them being really down-tuned eight-stringed stuff. That’s definitely to get that old-school thrash vibe in there, even though the music is different of course. There’s definitely a little bit of that going on this album too. But apart from that we basically tried to create something that we find intriguing. We always try to find new ways of writing our own music so to speak, to see if there’s an additional lateral movement, a sideways step that we can take for ourselves to feel that we did something new with this one and that we pushed ourselves into doing something that came out cool and refreshing. That’s kind of what we always aim for, and this time it came out like this.”


MSN: “[W]hen it came to writing and recording the album, was there anything else you did differently from ‘ObZen?'”

Haake: “We didn’t mix this one ourselves, and we didn’t spend as much time in the studio because for ‘ObZen’ we almost killed ourselves. We did things in a weird way, we spent too much time on vocals and stuff like that instead of going in and trying to get through the songs, have some good takes and not be too anal about everything from the get-go. I guess those are mistakes that we’ve learned over the years. It still ended up being a tall task to pull this one out of the hat, regardless, but it was definitely a smoother ride in the studio this time around than it was with ‘ObZen’. Of course with this album we contacted Daniel Bergstrand for the whole mixing of the album, and having him do that took some weight off the shoulders of a couple of the band members that are usually the ones that have to do that. He really brought out the organic sound of the drums too in a cool way. The focus was less on the technicality of playing the drums, for example. It was pretty much the same amount of takes on this album as ‘ObZen,’ probably an average of ten to 12, 15 takes for each song, and pretty much the same for the guitars too. There was definitely a certain amount of work put into it, for sure.”

Read the entire interview here.

Koloss will be released in North America on March 27th via Nuclear Blast.

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Meshuggah announce North American tour

Posted by KageDrummer on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1:06 PM (PST)

Swedish extreme metal act, Meshuggah, have announce a North American tour entitled “The Ophidian Trek.” The tour will last from April 29th through May 23rd and the band will receive support from Baroness and Decapitated.

To see the full set of tour dates click here.

Meshuggah’s new album “Koloss” will be released in North America March 27th through Nuclear Blast.

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‘Bout Time: Meshuggah announce new album “Koloss”

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11:54 AM (PST)

Swedish extreme technical metal geniuses Meshuggah have stopped dragging their feet formally announced their eighth studio album, Koloss. The album will be released on Nuclear Blast March 27th and is the first album in four years from the quintet.

Drummer Tomas Haake warns:

“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!!”

Previously, Meshuggah released obZen in 2008 and it was fucking fantastic.

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Meshuggah reveals release date of upcoming album

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 8:38 PM (PST)

meshuggahSwedish math metal act Meshuggah have revealed the release date of the bands yet untitled upcoming new album. It will be released March 27th as a follow up to their 2008 album “obZen.”

The band has stated “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.”

The release for most European countries is set for March 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Meshuggah Discuss Next Album – Video Available

Posted by Christine on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 10:16 AM (PST)

meshuggahIn an exclusive new video interview with Decibel Magazine, Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and vocalist Jens Kidman discuss the band’s follow-up to 2008’s Billboard-charting album “obZen”, expected on Nuclear Blast Records.

Regarding the approach to their new music, Haake offers: … Maybe not try to be as anal about every single little hit [that] has to be super-tight but be more focused on the vibe of a track and let some of those tiny errors slip through. I think that kinda breeds a bit of life into a song.

Click thru to view the video interview

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Inferno Festival 2011 Full Line-up Revealed

Posted by Christine on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9:13 AM (PST)

Norway’s Inferno Festival is now in its eleventh year of presenting a full-scale event including an expo, conference and many of the most respected bands in extreme metal. The festival also has a tradition of discovery by featuring new or interesting bands that might otherwise exist just below the radar.

This year’s edition is set to take place April 20 -23, 2011 in Oslo across several venues. The full line-up was announced at the Inferno Festival Kick-off show January 22 and is as follows: Read more

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Guitar World Magazine Seeks Meshuggah Fans’ Questions

Posted by Christine on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 7:36 AM (PST)

Guitar World Magazine is working on a “Dear Guitar Hero” feature on Meshuggah’s 8-string guitarist Fredrik Thordendal and seeks the help of fans & readers to submit questions.

From Guitar World’s official website:

Got a question for your favorite guitarist? Let us be your go-between. The concept is easy – you submit your queries and we pass them on to some of the world’s greatest guitarists. Only the sharpest and funniest questions will be used. Just send to dearguitarhero@guitarworld.com and put ‘Dear Guitar Hero: Fredrik Thordendal’ in the subject line. Remember to include your name in the e-mail body, so you can get credited in the magazine, and impress and annoy your jealous friends!

Questions can be submitted directly from this location.

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Nuclear Blast artists’ songs available for Rock Band 3

Posted by Lucas Riot on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM (PST)

Nuclear Blast RecordsNuclear Blast Records has announced 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 Nuclear Blast’s Rock Band site.  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: http://www.rockband.com/request

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