"Kind of looking back at the albums, the music and songs that we grew up with that we really loved in metal were always recorded live and they have that live vibe to it," comments Tomas Haake. "There is certain energy that comes with recording live compared to recording drums first and fixing whatever need to be fixed so it sounds perfect then recording guitars on top of that. There is nothing wrong in doing it like that but we felt like we wanted to take a step back towards how we were doing things in the early 90's and kind of go a little old school in that sense. We wanted the challenge that comes with that."
Order the album on either iTunes or Amazon and receive an instant download of the tracks "Nostrum" and "Born In Dissonance."
The second single "Nostrum" was released via a 360 lyric video and can be seen on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel. Drum aficionados can check out an exclusive play through of the song on Modern Drummer.
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
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 enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who 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 will be available in the following formats:
- CD Digipak
- Black Double LP
- Blue/Brown Splatter Double LP
- T-shirt Bundle (Includes digipak & poster; available in sizes: S-XXL) *
- Mail-Order Exclusive Box Set*
- Limited to 1,000 worldwide
- Includes: Latex face mask, (2) stickers, (2) 1.25” buttons, poster flag, certificate of authenticity
Below is the track listing:
2. Born in Dissonance
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay
Recently, MESHUGGAH announced 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!
MESHUGGAH will be supporting the release of their upcoming ninth studio album. The band recently shared a teaser video on the upcoming release, which you can check out here: https://youtu.be/pslfVYeMYEM
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
Visit MESHUGGAH online at www.MESHUGGAH.net
Pre-order your copy of The Violent Sleep Of Reason here: http://nblast.de/MeshViolentSleepNB
Or digitally: http://nblast.de/MeshViolentSleepIT