It looks like we will have to wait awhile before we get a new Meshuggah album. Drummer Tomas Haake was recently interviewed by Hayley Leggs at Hellfest in Clisson, France and he had the following to say about the band’s future plans:
“We’ll do a few more shows now in the summer, and then we’ll do probably South America in the fall. And apart from that, we don’t really know at this point. We’re probably gonna do kind of a similar run next year for festivals — try to hit whatever festivals we couldn’t make match up this time; see if we can make another three- or four-week run next year.
But we have to start writing at some point, so this fall or in the wintertime, we’ll probably start writing for the next album. But the next album will not be out until 2020 at the earliest.”