January 28, 2022 – “The Abysmal Eye” is the new single from Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers, MESHUGGAH! The song is taken from their upcoming ninth studio offering, Immutable, set for release worldwide via Atomic Fire on April 1st. Immutable is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason. This band blow minds for a living, and Immutable is their most explosive work of monstrous art yet.
2022 brings the release of the Swedish icons’ most fearlessly creative studio album yet. Full of surprises and yet instantly recognizable as the work of metal’s most idiosyncratic force, Immutable redefines and redesigns the MESHUGGAH sound across more than an hour of the most stimulating and absorbing music the band has ever made. Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, the progressive principles that have always informed their artistic efforts remain as cherished as ever. As we spiral towards a dystopian future, MESHUGGAH still stands alone.
The Abysmal Eye
For guitarist Mårten Hagström, the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey was impossible to resist.
“For us, it wasn’t all that clear that we were making a new album. We knew we could do it, but did we want to do it?,” he says. “We had to decide, ‘are we doing this or what else are we doing?’ After a long, long discussion, we agreed on certain things. We would make an album with as few restraints as possible. We would go in and try to make as cool an album as possible, have no anxiety about it and see it as an opportunity. How do we make this a challenge that we feel like accepting and rising up to? Pretty quickly we had a starting point. Everybody started to write, the ball started rolling, and suddenly we were sitting there, discussing how many songs we were going to have to cut!”
Shattering even the highest of expectations, Immutable is simply their wildest and most esoteric sonic adventure yet. The work was recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden, mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson, and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller (Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down). Visionary artist Luminokaya once again created the stunning cover artwork.
MESHUGGAH – Immutable Teaser (OFFICIAL ALBUM TEASER)
MESHUGGAH are still operating on a higher level of metallic consciousness than just about everybody else. Since forming in 1987, the Swedish sound architects developed into one of the most technically complex and virtuosic group of players the metal realm has ever encountered, their distinctly unique brand of progressive groove-infused death metal inadvertently launching an entirely new subgenre.
The most inventive and creative metal band of the last thirty years and one of the most widely revered, MESHUGGAH has held the standard for forward-thinking creativity in heavy music throughout their illustrious career. Over the course of more than three decades and eight studio albums, the widely worshipped progressive mavens have consistently redefined what it means to be heavy while exhibiting a ferocious intelligence that belies the crushing weight of their riffs. From the ground-breaking savagery of 1995’s Destroy Erase Improve, to the psychedelic tech-splorations of CatchyThirtyThree, and on to the streamlined grotesquery of ObZen and Koloss, MESHUGGAH has always been way ahead of the game and plainly without peer.
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Immutable Track Listing:
1. Broken Cog
2. The Abysmal Eye
3. Light The Shortening Fuse
5. Ligature Marks
6. God He Sees In Mirrors
7. They Move Below
9. Black Cathedral
10. I Am That Thirst
11. The Faultless
12. Armies Of The Preposterous
13. Past Tense
“Immutable is the next evolutionary milestone…” – Rock Hard
“Thirty years on the throne and counting, MESHUGGAH can still ignite surprise after devastating surprise from within this beast of a genre. Between its brutally minimal grooves, bright cinematic vistas, slippery rhythmic sideswipes, disgusting bass bludgeoning, classic Thordendal solos, and overall darker sonic presentation, Immutable pioneers new territory for the band as much as it lays claim to everything that made them great for the past nine records.” – Decibel Magazine
“On Immutable, MESHUGGAH’s mission remains unchanged: to tunnel into the future, leaving metal’s tired tropes in the dust. Polished to an obsidian sheen, they have crafted a widescreen journey of stripped-back bludgeon, contorted rhythms, and dynamic surprises. It confirms them, yet again, as one of the most important heavy bands in the world.” – Knotfest.com
“…an epic and majestic monument…” – EMP
Jens Kidman – vocals
Mårten Hagström – guitars
Dick Lövgren – bass
Fredrik Thordendal – guitars
Tomas Haake – drums