Swedish pioneers of extreme tech-metal MESHUGGAH will release their new album, “Immutable”April 1 via Atomic fire records. Destined to be one of the most hailed and talked about releases of 2022, “Immutable” present one more time MESHUGGAHthe collective brilliance of , including some of the most breathtaking ensemble performances they have ever put on.
The clip, for the first single from this album,“The Abyssal Eye”, is perhaps their most powerful, insightful and dazzling video to date. The clip gives us a glimpse of a mythical, emotionally charged journey through a brutal, uninhabitable desert wasteland in an arthouse blockbuster, featuring malevolent forces and brutal powers. Exciting experimental elements, otherworldly scenes, bodies flying through the air, humanoids turning to dust…A dazzling adventure, MESHUGGAH draws viewers into the surreal realm of “The Abyssal Eye.” The video was produced by Digital Thunderdome / IRWIN and led by Scott Hansen. Watch it below.
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Six years after the group’s last album, “The violent sleep of reason”2022 brings a fresh and daunting revelation of MESHUGGAH. Shattering even the highest of expectations, the band’s ninth album is quite simply their craziest and most esoteric sonic adventure to date. Registered at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden, mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson and mastered by several Grammy Award winner Vlado Meller (METALLIC, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, HOT RED PEPPERS, SYSTEM OF A DOWN), “Immutable” will be available in various formats CD, vinyl and cassette and will enter in pre-sale on January 28, and the first single will be revealed very soon. The stunning cover was once again created by a visionary artist Luminokaya can be seen below.
For guitarist Marten Hagstromit was impossible to resist the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey: “The title fits perfectly with where we are as a band,” Marten concludes. “We are older now. Most of us are in our 50s now, and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we always make new albums, and why we always sound like we do, it’s immutable. Humanity too is immutable. We make the same mistakes over and over again. And we are immutable. We do what we do and we don’t change.
The most inventive and creative metal band of the last 30 years and one of the most revered, MESHUGGAH have been the standard-bearers of cutting-edge heavy music creativity throughout their illustrious career. Over the course of more than 30 years and eight studio albums, Sweden’s widely revered progressive mavens have consistently redefined what it means to be heavy, while displaying a fierce intelligence that belies the crushing weight of their riffs. From the revolutionary savagery of the 1995s “Destroy Erase Improve” to the psychedelic tech-splorations of “Catching ThirtyThree”and on the rationalized grotesque of “Obzen” and “Koloss”, MESHUGGAH has always been ahead of the game and clearly unmatched.
- Jens Kidman / Voice
- Marten Hagstrom / Guitars
- Dick Lovgren / Bass
- Fredrik Thordendal / Guitars
- Tomas Haake / Drums
MESHUGGAH Summer/Fall 2022 Tour Dates:
September 16 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
September 17 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ Franlin Music Hall
September 18 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
September 20 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore
September 24 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
September 25 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live
September 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
September 28 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theater
September 29 – Chicago, Ill. @ Radius
September 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Myth Live
October 02 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
October 04 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater
October 08 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 09 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
October 10 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
October 12 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory at Deep Ellum
October 13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
October 15 – Orlando, Florida @ Hard Rock Live
October 16 – Atlanta, Georgia @ Buckhead Theater