Posted on by Bláthín Eckhardt

Swedish “hard rockers” Meshuggah will release their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th. Ireland is sweating nervously as the anticipation for Meshuggah’s debut in Belfast and Dublin is growing every day.


Watch and learn, kids – Modern Drummer premiered a drum play through of ‘Nostrum’:

Last week, the band released the second single ‘Nostrum’ via a 360 lyric video. Check it out below!

Recently, premiered the bands first single ‘Born In Dissonance’ and an exclusive interview with Tomas Haake. The song and interview can be seen exclusively here!

Check out the album trailers below:

Trailer 1 – Discussing the title and cover artwork

Trailer 2 – Chatting about the lyrical inspiration for the album.

Trailer 3 – Tomas discussing his drumming inspiration

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.

The Violent Sleep Of Reason will be available in the following formats:
Nuclear Blast UK Store:
– Mail-Order Exclusive Box Set
Limited to 1,000 worldwide
Includes: Latex face mask, (2) stickers, (2) 1.25” buttons, poster flag, certificate of
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Gold Vinyl
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Silver Vinyl
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Light Blue/Orange Bi-Coloured Vinyl
Available here
– Limited Edition Black Double LP
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Picture Disc
– CD Digipack
Available here

Don’t miss Meshuggah’s first time raiding Ireland when they combust the Limelight on the 17th and Vicar Street on the 18th of January!