The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the second trailer in which Tomas discusses the lyrical inspiration of the eighth album. Watch the video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO0aRxBIEPU
Last week 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:
Order your copy of the album on iTunes and receive "Born In Dissonance" as an instant grat: http://nblast.de/MeshuggahiTunes
If you missed the first trailer discussing the title and cover artwork, you can watch it on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/N6IZ3LZuphs
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.
Track listing as follows:
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
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