MESHUGGAH Premiere ‘Nostrum’ Drum Play Through on Modern Drummer!



Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th. Last week, the band released the second single “Nostrum” via a 360 lyric video.

Today, Modern Drummer premieres a drum play through. Check out the video here.

Order your copy of the album on iTunes and receive “Nostrum” and “Born In Dissonance” as an instant grat on Friday, September 16th.

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 forKoloss and The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP’s featured in the25 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:

Track listing as follows:
1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay

MESHUGGAH live 2017:

12.01.  UK       Bristol – o2 Academy
13.01.  UK       Birmingham – o2 Institute
14.01.  UK       Nottingham – Rock City
15.01.  UK       Glasgow – o2 ABC
17.01.  UK       Belfast – Limelight
18.01.  IRL       Dublin – Vicar Street
19.01.  UK       Manchester – o2 Ritz
20.01.  UK       London – o2 Forum

09.03.  NZ       Auckland – Powerstation
11.03.  AUS     Brisbane – Tivoli
12.03.  AUS     Sydney – Enmore Theatre
15.03.  AUS     Melbourne – 170 Russell
17.03.  AUS     Fremantle – Metropolis


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