Meshuggah Cancel Summer 2021 Touring, Plan To Finish New Album

Meshuggah have decided to cancel their summer 2021 touring plans. The band will be using the time to finish their new album, which has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The group said the following:

“As previously communicated our intent was to keep our commitment to all festivals and shows planned for summer 2020, that couldn’t take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, by re-confirming them for the same dates in summer 2021. Full Force Festival is one of these festivals that has already been re-confirmed and re-announced.

However, after seeing some of the other festivals move to completely different weekends in 2021, we eventually found it impossible to go ahead with the tour next summer due to logistical reasons. Which also means that Meshuggah have to cancel their planned appearance at Full Force 2021.

Another influential part of the decision to not tour in summer 2021 is that Covid-19 restrictions have also affected Meshuggah‘s progress with a new studio album, to a point where we now see the need to keep summer 2021 clear to put finishing touches to the album.

Meshuggah and their management would like to apologize to all fans and promoters being affected by this.

Some good news is to be found in here though: there is a new Meshuggah album coming…”

Meshuggah Announce May U.S. Tour With The Black Dahlia Murder

Meshuggah have announced some shows with The Black Dahlia Murder around their upcoming festival appearances. Here’s the dates:

05/05 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/06 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/07 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
05/08 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/10 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/12 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
05/14 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/16 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/17 Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival
05/18 Bridgeview, IL – Chicago Open Air Festival

Meshuggah To Reissue “Nothing,” “I,” “Catch Thirty-Three,” “obZen,” & “Koloss” On Vinyl

Meshuggah will be reissuing “Nothing,” “I,” “Catch Thirty-Three,” “obZen,” and “Koloss” on vinyl on March 22. The releases have been remastered by Thomas Eberger and pre-orders can be found HERE.

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Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah are proud to release an exclusive collection of vinyl reissues celebrating the bands legacy. The collection offers a limited, one-time only pressing that includes re-imagined cover artwork, redesigned gatefold jackets, and audio mastered for vinyl. Today, the band announce that the reissues for Nothing, I, Catch Thirty-Three, obZen, and Koloss will be released on March 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records and are now available to pre-order at Link in bio 👆. The re-designed album artwork was completed by Keerych Luminokaya​ who created the artwork for the band's 2012 release of KOLOSS. For the remastering of the albums, the band returned to Thomas Eberger of Stockholm Mastering who worked with the band on The Violent Sleep of Reason which secured the band their first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” #Meshuggah #TechnicalDeathMetal #TechDeath #DeathMetal #HeavyMetal #JensKidman #TomasHaake #FredrikThordendal #DickLovgren #MartenHagstrom #NuclearBlast @nuclearblastusa @nuclearblasteurope #Luminokaya

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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:


– 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


– 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


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

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