Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH released their eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason. In celebration of the new album, the band released a video for “Clockworks” which can be viewed on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!
Purchase, download and stream the album at http://nuclearblast.com/meshuggah-violentsleep.
The second single “Nostrum” was released via a 360 lyric video and can be seen on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. Drum aficionados can check out an exclusive play through of the song via Modern Drummer.
Check out the album trailers below:
Trailer 1 - Discussing the title and cover artwork
Trailer 2 - Chatting about the lyrical inspiration for the album.
Trailer 3 - Tomas discussing his drumming inspiration
Trailer 4 - Tomas Haake’s Swedish Supergroup
Trailer 5 - Talking about recording at Puk Studios
Trailer 6 - Chatting about recording live
Tomas Haake comments about the album, “Basically, the whole idea of why we chose the title is it kinda connects with the lyrical content of the album. Which is to a fair degree about current events and what you see is going on as far as terrorism today, extremist views on ideals, and religious dogma and the violent implications that you get from being asleep so to speak and not acting/reacting to what is going on in the proper way”
The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork for Koloss and The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP’s featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.
“The Violent Sleep Of Reason” will be available in the following formats:
Nuclear Blast UK Store:
- Limited Edition Double Gatefold Silver Vinyl
- Limited Edition Double Gatefold Light Blue/Orange Bi-Coloured Vinyl
Available here: http://nblast.de/MeshuggahNBUK
Order your copy of the album on iTunes: nblast.de/MeshuggahiTunes
MESHUGGAH live 2017:
12.01. UK Bristol – o2 Academy
13.01. UK Birmingham – o2 Institute
14.01. UK Nottingham – Rock City
15.01. UK Glasgow – o2 ABC
17.01. UK Belfast – Limelight
18.01. IRL Dublin – Vicar Street
19.01. UK Manchester – o2 Ritz
20.01. UK London – o2 Forum
Tickets available here.