A magician never reveals his secrets. Similarly Meshuggah have once again temporarily exited their hibernation period to floor the entire globe with their latest release The Violent Sleep Of Reason and not only that but the world of live music as the quintuplet descend once more upon London’s Forum for a sold out show that most would take an entire lifetime just to be able to match.
Champions of innovation, upon hearing that the gears have begun to shift in the Meshuggah machine the coveted title of Album of The Year is beginning to slip through other bands’ fingers. Always wanting to push the envelope this time the Swedes focused their attack on the recording itself. Previously toiling with tone and experimenting with additional strings now the band look to themselves as exactly that, a band.
Coercing curiosity to create knowledge, science is a vehicle for discovery. Simultaneously limitless yet terrifying all the same, responsible for countless evolutionary milestones. Demonstrating its disastrous consequences in the aftermath of Hiroshima this inquisitive nature is not reserved solely to scientists however. Bubbling away in Umea, Sweden musical scientists were slowly forming hypotheses, conducting experiments slowly but surely understanding their calculations. Meshuggah, now in their twenty sixth year, are visionaries in the arena of sound. Inspiring yet unmatched through their avant garde approach to music. Set to unveil their next masterstroke The Violent Sleep Of Reason Meshuggah are set to recalculate, reevaluate and revolutionise Metal once again but what brings this unique approach to music? Where do the scientists get their proverbial textbooks? What makes Meshuggah’s clockwork tick? In an exclusive video Tomas Haake reveals just how the decision to begin a brand new Meshuggah chapter begins and the writing process behind their enigmatic creations.
In celebration of their brand new release The Violent Sleep Of Reason, Meshuggah have released a brand new video for their opening track “Clockworks“.
“Because you’re worth it”, “Maybe it’s Maybeline” and of course the infamous “Beach Body Ready”. Living in the mass consumerist culture of the modern day people are intent on the idea of perfection. Shoehorning people into this dystopian ideal of perfection the theory creeps its way into the musical ideology. Aided and abetted by technology, music, particularly that of Metal has since devolved since the discovery of clinical machinery – ensuring this idea of perfection remains. Harbringers of this technological revolution, Meshuggah are pioneers of a sound exclusively married to perfection. Resolving to once again change the archetype Meshuggah return this year with The Violent Sleep Of Reason. Representing a paradigm shift in the genre the record was recorded entirely live. Bringing the idea of reality to their ideology of perfection, The Violent Sleep of Reason sees a band of perfect nature become imperfect for the first time.
The aliens have landed and today they announce support for their UK shows.
Slowly but surely we’re getting closer to the release of the band’s brand new album and today we are taken behind the scenes in PUK studios to find out what it was like recording the album.
Ever fancied seeing what it’s like to be inside the Meshuggah machine? Well now you can with the playthrough version of “Nostrum“.
After the ear shattering first single of “Born In Dissonance” Meshuggah return for their second instalment of calculated brutality with “Nostrum“.
The rhythmic god that is Tomas Haake speaks specifically about his influences as a drummer in the third part of the trailer series documenting The Violent Sleep Of Reason.
Gearing up for the release of their brand new album The Violent Sleep Of Reason, the Meshuggah tour machine is slowly but surely beginning to come back into play now the band have announced dates in Australia.
After debuting their first single in five years Meshuggah naturally rattled the world’s foundations as the emotionless beast had been well and truly awakened. Now we get to find out more about the album’s lyrical thematics from none other than Tomas Haake.