Meshuggah have announced their ninth studio album, ‘Immutable’, teasing its as-yet-untitled lead single in a video revealing the record’s Luminokaya-designed cover art.
‘Immutable’ is set for release on April 1 via Atomic Fire Records, and comes as the follow-up to the Swedish death-metallers’ 2016 album, ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason’.
Have a look at the teaser video for ‘Immutable’ – as well as its cover art – below:
Meshuggah announce new album "Immutable" for April 1st, 2022 & album pre-order starts January 28th, 2022Mavericks. Pioneers. Unique. Immutable. Destined to be one of 2022’s most hailed and talked-about releases, "Immutable" once again showcases MESHUGGAH’s collective brilliance, including some of the most jaw-dropping ensemble performances they have ever executed. Six years on from the band’s most recent full-length, "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 simply their wildest and most esoteric sonic adventure yet and will be released on April 1st via Atomic Fire Records. Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson & Staffan Karlsson and mastered by multiple Grammy award winner Vlado Meller (Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), "Immutable" will be available in various CD, vinyl and tape formats and goes into pre-sale on January 28th, and the first single will be revealed very soon. The stunning cover artwork was once again created by visionary artist Luminokaya. 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."Legendary. Unique. Immutable. MESHUGGAH are still operating on a higher level of metallic consciousness than just about everybody else. This band blow minds for a living, and "Immutable" is their most explosive work of monstrous art yet.MESHUGGAH stand alone. 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 albums, 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", to the psychedelic tech-splorations of "CatchyThirtyThree", and on to the streamlined grotesquery of "ObZen" and "Koloss", MESHUGGAH have always been way ahead of the game and plainly without peer.Keep your eyes peeled on all MESHUGGAH channels, sign up for email updates and receive more news about MESHUGGAH’s upcoming album "Immutable", along with exclusive offers with some of the newsletters: https://immutable.se Atomic Fire Records #meshuggah #meshuggahimmutable
Posted by Meshuggah on Friday, January 14, 2022
In a Facebook post shared yesterday (January 14), guitarist Mårten Hagström said the record’s title “fits perfectly for where [Meshuggah] are as a band”.
“We’re older now,” he continued. “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.”
Pre-orders for ‘Immutable’ will go live on Friday January 28, with the record set to be available on CD, vinyl and cassette. Though the song teased in the above trailer is yet to be officially unveiled, the band assure fans that it “will be revealed very soon”.
The album was tracked at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden, with mixing duties handled by the duo of Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson. Rage Against The Machine collaborator Vlado Meller was in charge of its mastering.
Prior to the release of ‘Immutable’, Meshuggah will embark on a 19-date North American tour. A run through Europe will follow in May, before they knock out six shows across the UK. Full details (and tickets) for those gigs can be found on the band’s website.