Meshuggah’s Early Releases To Receive New Vinyl Pressings

Meshuggah’s self-titled release, “Contradictions Collapse,” “None,” “Destroy Erase Improve,” and “Chaosphere” are all set to be reissued on vinyl on November 30. Each effort has been remastered by Thomas Eberger (Stockholm Mastering) and they will feature reimagined artwork by Keerych Luminokaya. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the available options:

“Meshuggah“:

– Clear/Black Marble (Limited to 300)
– Gold (Limited to 300
– Black

“Contradictions Collapse“:

– Clear/Black/White Splatter (Limited to 300)
– Grey (Limited to 300)
– Black

“None“:

– Red/Black Marble (Limited to 300)
– Clear (Limited to 300)
– Black

“Destroy Erase Improve“:

– White/Black Marble (Limited to 300)
– Clear (Limited to 300)
– Black

“Chaosphere“:

– Orange/Black Marble (Limited to 300)
– Red (Limited to 300)
– Black

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Watch Mini-Documentary That Was Shot During Meshuggah’s 2018 Touring

A mini-documentary that was shot during Meshuggah’s 2018 touring is now available to view below. The film was put together by Edvard Hansson.

Meshuggah’s Mårten Hagström Apologizes For Creating Djent: “We’re Very Sorry For Creating That Genre”

Many have credited Meshuggah with inspiring the djent subgenre, and during a recent interview with Rauta, guitarist Mårten Hagström apologized for creating it. He said the following:

“First of all, we’re very sorry for creating that genre; we didn’t intend to—our bad. No, but it’s actually… I think it’s a misconception, that djent thing. I think it’s kind of hilarious. It’s our lead guitar player, Fredrik [Thordendal], being drunk back in the day, talking to one of our old-school fans, trying to explain what type of guitar tone we were always trying to get, and he was desperately trying to say, ‘We want that ‘dj_,’ ‘dj_,’ ‘dj_,’ ‘dj_.’ And that guy was, like, ‘What’s he saying? Is that a Swedish word? Must be. Sounds like dj_, maybe ‘djent’? Maybe something like that.’ And that’s where it comes from. A drunk misunderstanding, as always with Meshuggah.”

He also added the following about his thoughts on Meshuggah’s sound:

“Heavy, experimental music… I don’t care if it’s progressive or not — it’s heavy. And that’s the most… But the thing is, trying to define things… Either it gets into that math-metal, djent subgenre type of thing, that’s for other people to decide. We play aggressive, experimental music, and that’s basically it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tomas Haake Says New Meshuggah Album “Will Not Be Out Until 2020 At The Earliest”

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Meshuggah To Perform At 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards

Meshuggah have been confirmed as one of the performers for the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards. The ceremony will be held at Indigo2 in London, England on June 11 and it will be hosted by Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta. Nominees can be found HERE.

Meshuggah Announce 2018 European Tour

Meshuggah have announced a European tour. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

06/05 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
06/06 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
06/13 Prague, CZE – Akropolis
06/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage
06/18 Milan, ITA – Live Club
06/19 Rome, ITA – Orion
06/20 Bologna, ITA – Estragon
06/23 Besancon, FRA – La Rodia

Meshuggah Announce 2018 West Coast Tour With Code Orange & Toothgrinder

Meshuggah have announced a West Coast tour with Code Orange and Toothgrinder. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/23 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
01/24 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
01/25 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
01/26 Sacramento, CA – Acde Of Spades
01/28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (no Code Orange)
01/29 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern