The band will release a brand new studio album, which is as yet untitled, at the start of 2012. The album will see a return of the math metal gods and will be their first studio release since 2008’s critically acclaimed masterpiece ‘Obzen’.
Meshuggah formed in the late 1980’s in Umea in Sweden. After releasing their debut EP in 1989 the band signed to Nuclear Blast and released their full length debut album, “Contradictions Collapse”, in 1991. The new studio album will be the bands seventh, previous releases including the 1998’s legendary “Chaosphere”. The band are an established live draw, having played numerous festival worldwide (including main stage at Ozzfest) and toured the USA with Tool on two separate occasions.
Praise for last studio album ‘Obzen’
“A stunning collection of intelligent metal that perfectly combines technicality with power and hits you in the gut with every track.” – Kerrang! KKKK
“It’s an intelligent, challenging and ultimately rewarding album, which will no doubt impress and reveal itself further on the 13th listen.” – Rock Sound 9/10
"Alive" comprises several live cuts on DVD, taped during various shows on their North American / Canadian tour with CYNIC in 2009 and the Loudpark festival in Tokyo 2008. This is rounded off with lots of backstage stuff, an insight into drum and guitar work plus videoclip material! The additional CD boasts the same 12 live tracks.
Full dates as follow:
Thurs 12th Bristol O2 Academy http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
Fri 13th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms http://www.wolvescivic.co.uk
Sat 14th Nottingham Rock City http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Sun 15th Glasgow Garage http://www.triplegmusic.com/
Tue 17th Manchester Academy http://www.livenation.co.uk
Wed 18th Norwich Waterfront http://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk
Thu 19th Brighton Concorde 2 http://www.seetickets.com
Fri 20th London Electric Ballroom http://www.livenation.co.uk
Tickets £15.00 except London £17.50 (subject to booking fee). Please see dates for purchasing websites.
The DVD “Alive” is available through Nuclear Blast records now
Meshuggah’s brand new studio album will be available through Nuclear Blast Records early 2012