Today (August 31st), the band release the second trailer in which Tomas discusses the lyrical inspiration of the eighth album. Watch the video below.
If you missed the first trailer discussing the title and cover artwork, you can watch it on the Nuclear Blast link below:
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.
Meshuggah will be taking to the stage in Belfast’s Limelight on January 17th and The Academy in Dublin on January 18th. Check out DME Promotions for more details.