Destined to be one of the most acclaimed and talked about releases of 2022, Immutable once again showcases the collective brilliance of Meshuggah, including some of the most breathtaking ensemble performances they have ever put on.
The first single, “The Abysmal Eye”, is now available on all digital platforms and can be heard below. Immutable is now available for pre-order here.
Six years after the band’s last album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, 2022 brings a fresh and fearsome revelation from Meshuggah. Shattering even the highest of expectations, the band’s ninth album is quite simply their craziest and most esoteric sonic adventure to date and will be released on April 1 via Atomic Fire Records. Watch a teaser video below.
Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson & Staffan Karlsson and mastered by Vlado Meller (Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), multiple Grammy winners), Immutable will be available in various CD, vinyl and cassette formats and enters pre-sale on January 28, with the first single to be unveiled very soon. The stunning cover was once again created by visionary artist Luminokaya.
For guitarist Mårten Hagström, it was impossible to resist the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey. “The title fits perfectly with where we are as a band,” concludes Mårten. “We are older now. Most of us are in our 50s now, and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we always make new albums, and why we always sound like we do, it’s immutable. Humanity too is immutable. We make the same mistakes over and over again. And we are immutable. We do what we do and we don’t change.
Meshuggah always operates at a higher level of metallic consciousness than anyone else. This band is blowing minds for a living, and Immutable is their most explosive monstrous work of art yet.
Meshuggah is self-contained. The most inventive and creative metal band of the past 30 years and one of the most revered, Meshuggah have been the standard-bearers of cutting-edge creativity in heavy music throughout their illustrious career. Over the course of more than 30 years and eight studio albums, Sweden’s widely revered progressive mavens have consistently redefined what it means to be heavy, while displaying a fierce intelligence that belies the crushing weight of their riffs. From the groundbreaking savagery of 1995’s Destroy Erase Improve, to the psychedelic technological explorations of CatchyThirtyThree, to the streamlined grotesqueness of ObZen and Koloss, Meshuggah has always been ahead of the game and clearly unrivaled.
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