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!
RollingStone.com premiered the bands first single “Born In Dissonance” and an exclusive interview with Tomas Haake. The song and interview can be seen exclusively here!
If you missed the first four trailers, check them out 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 enlistedKeerych Luminokayawho 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 is available in the following formats:
Black Double LP
Don’t miss your chance to catch MESHUGGAH on their epic North American Fall 2016 tour. The trek will kick-off at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on October 10th, visit 2 Canadian cities as well as Knotfest Mexico before concluding in Maryland at The Fillmore on November 6th. Joining the band as special guests is none other than US metallers HIGH ON FIRE! Watch the tour teaser on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!
Confirmed dates for the MESHUGGAH 2016 North American tour with HIGH ON FIRE are:
10/10/2016 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL*
10/11/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/12/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
10/13/2016 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
10/15/2016 Knottiest Mexico – Toluca, Mexico*
10/16/2016 House Of Blues – Houston, TX
10/17/2016 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
10/19/2016 The Novo – Los Angeles, CA
10/20/2016 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV*
10/22/2016 Aftershock Festival – Elverta, CA*
10/24/2016 Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
10/25/2016 Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
10/26/2016 Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
10/28/2016 House Of Blues – Chicago, IL
10/29/2016 The Majestic – Detroit, MI
10/30/2016 Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON CANADA
10/31/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC CANADA
11/02/2016 House Of Blues – Boston, MA
11/03/2016 Playstation Theater – New York, NY
11/04/2016 The Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
11/05/2016 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
11/06/2016 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
* MESHUGGAH only