Ready for some awesome news?! The mighty Meshuggah is currently in the early stages of writing for their next album! When “Rabid Noise” asked about the current status of the band, Mårten Hagström said this: “We’ve been touring up until July this summer when we stopped doing the first leg of our 25th-anniversary touring that we kicked off. We finished off the ‘Koloss’ touring for ‘The Ophidian Trek’, and then we went into doing some shows to kind of commemorate the fact that we’re old fuckers now and have been around for too long. That’s what we’ve been up to. And then we’ve been wrapping things up for this album and taking care of some things on the administrative side that are not so fun to take care of. And then, right now, we’re starting to get back into some kind of writing mode. It’s early stages yet, but we’re messing around with new ideas and stuff.”
“We’re mainly just sending stuff back and forth. I’ve been sitting down the last few weeks at home working by himself. I know Tomas has been working a little bit with Dick, but mostly by himself as well. And that’s generally how it goes for us. I mean, it doesn’t get to be, kind of, a band effort until we’ve got something to stand on, some ideas and some half songs here and there that we can all dig into, cool stuff that might make it to the next album. And then everybody gets into the process and then it gets snowballing from there, it gets bigger and bigger real fast. But the early stages are always real slow, and that’s where we’re at now. But we’re not rushing anything. We’ve got the final leg of the 25-year-anniversary thing going on in December in Europe, so we’re actually planning and preparing a bit for that as well.”
I think I speak for all of us when I say HELL FUCKING YES!!! Bring on new Meshuggah music!
Listen to the entire podcast with Mårten below for more info!