Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced they will perform a handful of special U.S. headlining dates this Spring to add to the four U.S. festivals previously announced. Leading up to the trek, the band will make appearances in South America & Mexico before kicking off their U.S. dates on May 5th in Jacksonville, Florida. The tour, presented by The Noise, will also bring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER as special guests for the headlining shows!
MESHUGGAH will be touring in support of their highly acclaimed, eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason. The album debuted at on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart as well as landed at on the Canadian Top Current Albums chart. The Violent Sleep of Reason secured the band their first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Metal Performance". Watch the music video for "Clockworks" on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!
Tickets for the headlining shows will be available for purchase on Friday, January 25th at 10am local time.
MESHUGGAH's 2019 U.S. dates with special guest THE BLACK DAHLIA MURIDER presented by The Noise are:
5/05/2019 Welcome To Rockville - Jacksonville, FL *
5/06/2019 Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
5/07/2019 The Fillmore - New Orleans, LA
5/08/2019 Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
5/10/2019 Epicenter Festival - Charlotte, NC*
5/12/2019 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
5/14/2019. House of Blues - Boston, MA
5/16/2019 Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, New York
5/17/2019 Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival - Columbus, OH*
5/18/2019 Chicago Open Air Festival - Bridgeview, IL*
* MESHUGGAH only
Catch the band worldwide at the following dates:
4/26/2019 Coliseo Theater - Santiago, Chile
4/27/2019 Coliseo Theater - Santiago, Chile
4/30/2019 El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
5/03/2019 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriqguez - Mexico City, Mexico
8/01-3/2019 Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
8/04/2019 Sylak Open Air - Saint-maurice-de-gourdans France
8/7-10/2019 Brutal Assault Festival – Jaroměř, Czech Republic
8/9-10/2019 Alcatraz Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
8/04/2019 Into The Grave - Leeuwarden Netherlands
8/14/2019 Summer Breeze Open Air – Dinkelsbühl, Germany
8/17/2019 ArcTanGent Festival - Somerset, United Kingdom
MESHUGGAH is releasing 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.
The reissues for Nothing, I, Catch ThirtyThree, obZen, and Koloss are now available to pre-order at nuclearblast.com/meshuggah-reissues.
Watch the trailer highlighting the reissues being released on March 22nd here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2M9ihvVJvo
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."
Details for the vinyl being released on March 22nd are as follows:
Brown Orange Swirl - Limited to 500
Trans. Orange - Limited to 700
Beer - Limited to 300
Blue With Yellow Splatter - Limited to 500
Aqua Blue - Limited to 700
Yellow - Limited to 300
Beer With Black Splatter - Limited to 500
Gold - Limited to 700
Swamp Green - Limited to 300
Oxblood / Pink Swirl - Limited to 500
Brown - Limited to 700
Blood - Limited to 300
Brown / Grey Swirl - Limited to 500
Blood - Limited to 700
Bone - Limited to 300
Order your MESHUGGAH reissued vinyl collection here: http://nuclearblast.com/meshuggah-reissues
While the term “genre-defining” gets tossed around quite frequently these days in the music industry, and most especially the heavy metal industry, it is truly the only proper term to align with the head expanding sounds created by MESHUGGAH. The band began it’s formation in Umeå, Sweden in 1987. With over 25 years and 8 full length albums as masters in this realm, the band have been on an endless journey to outwardly reveal their uncommon sonic stamp. This greatly pertains to the musical precision required in order to create songs with such unique time signatures.
In 1989 the band’s vestal voyage began with their self titled release that was limited to only 1,000 copies and completely sold out. In 1991 with the release of their first full length album Contradictions Collapse the band welcomed their new drummer, and the man that would eventually be dubbed “the best drummer alive;” the incredible Tomas Haake. Their 1995 album Destroy, Erase, Improve, and the release of Chaosphere in 1998 gained massive attention and really pushed the band into the popular heavy metal touring circuit. Things progressed more and more until the release of their 2002 album Nothing which would go on to sell over 110,000 copies in the United States. As the years and albums progressed a term describing the band’s progressive music style; “djent” emerged to solidify their genre defining nature. In 2005 they released Catch Thirtythree which perplexed and delighted many fans and critics as a 47 minute-long “uni-song” that genuinely required patience and attention to detail. A few years later in 2008, obZen made it’s way into the world alongside a stunning music video for the single “Bleed.” obZen sold over 82,000 copies in the US, alone. In 2012 the 10-track record Koloss was reveled and made its way to the top 20 of the Billboard top 200, re-demonstrating once again, the exclusive talents held only by MESHUGGAH.
In the time between Koloss and the release of their 8th full length studio album The Violent Sleep of Reason, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band's debut studio album, the idea was born to let creative genius Keerych Luminokaya redesign each album cover with a new sense of style (Luminokaya began creating artwork for the band with their 2012 release of KOLOSS, and has continued working closely with them by providing artwork for albums and tour/stage design). This project stretched over 6 months, and resulted in the release of the “25 Years of Musical Deviance” box set. Only 1000 copies were produced, and they sold out immediately. Inspired by the high demand from fans who couldn't get their hands on a copy of the box set the first time around, Nuclear Blast will now offer the albums individually on a variety of colored vinyl, in a one-time only limited pressing. Starting with the first 5 albums: MESHUGGAH, CONTRADICTIONS COLLAPSE, NONE, DESTROY ERASE IMPROVE, and CHAOSPHERE, and set to be released on Nov 30th, 2018. All albums are now remastered especially for vinyl by Thomas Eberger of Stockholm Mastering, who is also coming back into play after having worked with the band on The Violent Sleep of Reason.
In the wake of the massive 25 year milestone, there truly is no better way to complete the collections of fans worldwide than with the installation of these beautifully remastered albums. It’s also a rarely seen opportunity for newer, younger fans who have yet to discover MESHUGGAH to introduce their ears and their minds to this stand-alone collection of timeless, mathematical auditory brilliance.