Meshuggah announce new record, Immutable, out on April 1st via Atomic Fire
Mavericks, pioneers, legendary, unique and immutable. The most inventive and creative metal band of the last 30 years and one of the most widely revered, Meshuggah have been standard-bearers for forward-thinking creativity in heavy music throughout their illustrious careers. Over the course of more than 30 years and eight studio records, Sweden’s 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, and the psychedelic tech explorations of Catchy ThirtyThree, to the streamlined grotesquery of ObZen and Koloss, Meshuggah have always been way ahead of the game and plainly without peer.
Now, six years after the band’s most recent full-length, The Violent Sleep Of Reason, Meshuggah bring a fresh and fearsome revelation – shattering even the highest of expectations, the band’s ninth record is simply their wildest and most esoteric sonic adventure yet. Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson, and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller – who as worked with such renowed artists as Metallica, Rage Against The Machine and System Of A Down -, Immutable also features stunning cover artwork, created once again by visionary artist Luminokaya, and is destined to be one of 2022’s most hailed and talked-about releases, once again showcasing Meshuggah’s collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed.
For guitarist Mårten Hagström, the task of embarking on another unprecedented tech-metal odyssey was impossible to resist. “The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band,” Mårten concludes. “We’re older now. Most of us are in our fifties 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 still make new albums, and why we still sound the way we do, it’s immutable. Humanity is immutable, too. We commit the same mistakes over and over. And we are immutable. We do what we do, and we don’t change”. Still operating on a higher level of metallic consciousness than just about everybody else, Meshuggah blow minds for a living and Immutable is their most explosive work of monstrous art yet, as evidenced by the first single, “The Abysmal Eye”, which you can listen to below this article.
Immutable will be released on April 1st via Atomic Fire. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available here.