Swedish extreme metal masters Meshuggah have released an official video for “I Am Colossus”, which comes from their latest album Koloss (review). The video, directed by Magnus Jonsson, features stunning black and white animation and feels very nightmarish. You can watch the video below. READ MORE
Swedish extreme tech metal band Meshuggah has teamed up with Scion A/V to release a two-track EP entitled Pitch Black. The EP features a live rendition of “Dancers To A Discordant System”, which comes from the Obzen album, as well as a brand new song entitled “Pitch Black”. The EP is available for free download below.
Meshuggah’s latest album Koloss landed at #6 on my Top Albums of 2012. You can see the full list here. READ MORE
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Make sure to check out my worst 5 albums here. READ MORE
Meshuggah, easily one of my favorite metal bands, has released a video for “Demiurge”, which comes off their latest album Koloss (review). The video is entirely live performance but uses those GoPro cameras in various locations to create what is, at times, a very disorienting perspective. You can watch the video below. READ MORE
In a video interview with Scion A/V, Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and vocalist Jens Kidman (who gets in about four or five words towards the end) discuss their latest album Koloss (review), a bit about the album artwork and why they want fans to leave their show with a feeling that they need to cry in the shower. The video interview can be seen below.
Also, make sure to snag a FREE mp3 of “I Am Colossus” as well as the remix version done by Engine Ear-Z & Foreign Beggars. READ MORE
It’s hard to take a track so evil, so ploddingly heavy and vile as Meshuggah‘s I Am Colossus and make it any more intense. And while it can be argued that the remix the band has released doesn’t have the same metal intensity, it does have something more mechanically sinister in its electronic approach. Either way, the end of the story is that this remix is something intense and highly recommended! Check it out below along with a link to a free download.
Check out our review of their latest album Koloss here. READ MORE
“Great news!! Guess all the efforts, the covert sessions, and painstaking, soul-numbing seances performed to reach the souls of former chart toppers – now in the life beyond – have finally come to fruition!! We thank them and we thank you, our fans!!! We just made an album. You guys put it on the charts!!!“
These are the words directly from Meshuggah
as they were told that their latest album Koloss
) has become not only the highest in 1st week sales but also the highest Billboard debut in Nuclear Blast USA history. Selling almost 18.5k copies, Koloss debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200.
For a band as brutal, heavy, and nonstandard, this is an amazing achievement. I’m beyond excited for the guys and can’t wait to see how this impacts their career.
Alright, I know this is a weird news post. Putting a Meshuggah and Nickelback video side by side? Insanity! But hear me out. The Nickelback song, This Means War, is one of their hard rock/near metal songs that is the rare good track on one of their albums (there’s always one or two) and that ISN’T about drinking or acting like a jackass. Meanwhile, the Meshuggah video for Breaking Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion is super simple and super badass.
Check out the two videos below and leave your thoughts.
Meshuggah has teamed up with Scion A/V to bring you a free download of I Am Colossus, the first track on their latest album Koloss. The song is slow burning, evil, and makes you feel like you need to shower afterwards. You can snag the download from the widget below.
Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake states, “‘I Am Colossus’ is way more straightforward than the thrash metal we grew up with. At the same time, it does pose its own difficulties for us as players. It will probably be one of the first songs we attempt to play on tour. The solo – which is basically two long notes that are slow bends – just turned out beautiful. Such an understatement as a guitar solo. Sometimes a slow song is just as aggressive as a fast one.”
Check out our review of Koloss here
Oh man, less than a month until Meshuggah‘s new album Koloss comes out! I mean it! That March 27th release date is looming larger than the obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey. So with two songs already released, the band has decided to release a lyric video for the second song, Do Not Look Down. Check it out below and leave your thoughts!
Update: Looks like Nuclear Blast only wants the song played from their webstore. So, you can check out the song on one of the many preorder packages here.
A second track from the upcoming Meshuggah album Koloss, Do Not Look Down, has been released and you can check it out below. Koloss will be released in Europe on March 23rd and in North America on Monday, March 26th. The North American deluxe digi-pak version will include a bonus DVD.
So far, I’m really digging not only the songs but their attitude and the tones and sounds of the instruments. Am I alone? You tell me readers, what do you think?
In a rather brilliant marketing move last week, Meshuggah decided to leak Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion off their upcoming album Koloss. By leaking the track without really giving any information, the metal community went abuzz, dying to know if it was the real deal. Once word came down that it was in fact genuine, it only made the listening experience that much sweeter.
Now, the band wants you to understand the meaning behind the song. The title of the song comes from a quote from Nobel Peace Prize winning philosopher Albert Schweitzer. Check out the lyric video below to understand how this plays into the song.
will be hitting the road with Decapitation
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Update: Not only is the track confirmed to be from the new Meshuggah album, it has a name: ”Break These Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion”
Many of you know by now that I’m a huge Meshuggah
fan. That’s why the rumor that a new Meshuggah track has been released immediately got my blood pumping and my heart racing. The track came from a suspicious, incredibly minimalistic website called IAmALeak.com
. Somehow I doubt that this is a malicious leak but rather an intentional jab at the whole illegal downloading scenario that took place over the last several weeks. In any case, the song is awesome and I’m now even more excited for their upcoming album, Koloss
(out March 27th).
Check out the song below and leave your thoughts. Is this a new Meshuggah track or some sick, twisted joke?
Swedish tech/prog/death/djent metal band Meshuggah have announced their 8th studio album will be entitled Koloss. The album, which drops Mar. 27th, will feature almost an hour of blistering metal that is sure to make me want to lay waste to my enemies. Check below for a full look at the album artwork, which definitely fits into their previous artwork styles, as well as the final tracklisting.
Drummer Tomas Haake: “As always, we try to take our music in a slightly different direction with each album and with KOLOSS we feel that we really nailed what we were going for. Organic brutality, viscera and groove all crammed into a 54-minute metalicious treat, best avoided by the faint of heart!!”