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The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band premieres their first single “Born In Dissonance” and an exclusive interview with Tomas Haake at Rolling Stone.
Earlier this week, the band released the first trailer discussing the title and cover artwork. If you missed it, you can watch it on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
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 Kolossand 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:
- CD Digipak
- Black Double LP
- Blue/Brown Splatter Double LP
- T-shirt Bundle (Includes digipak & poster; available in sizes: S-XXL) *
- Mail-Order Exclusive Box Set*
- Limited to 1,000 worldwide
- Includes: Latex face mask, (2) stickers, (2) 1.25” buttons, poster flag, certificate of authenticity
*See below for photos*
Pre-order The Violent Sleep Of Reason in the format of our choice here
Or digitally here:
Below is the track listing:
2. Born in Dissonance
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay
Todd Owens of Capital Chaos TV chats with Aborted drummer Ken Bedene about gear, European Festivals and more @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California 06/08/15
Aborted is a Belgian death metal band that formed in Waregem, in 1995. The group consists of vocalist, founder, and only constant member since the band’s inception, Sven de Caluwé, guitarists Danny Tunker and Mendel Bij De Leij, bassist J.B. Van Der Wal, and drummer Ken Bedene. Although based in Belgium, Aborted’s band members are from Belgium, The Netherlands and the United States. The band has released eight studio albums, two EPs and one live performance video album.
“Aggressive and in-your-face and the fastest album we’ve ever done. I was able to concentrate on leads and I played some of the best stuff I ever have.”
This is how guitarist & songwriter Gary Holt of Bay Area thrashers EXODUS describes his work on the band’s tenth studio album, Blood In, Blood Out in the first of five trailers showcasing material from the bonus “Making Of” DVD entitled “Blood Upon The Goat,” which will be included in the album’s digi-pak and import box set versions.
Listen to the new album EXODUS track “Salt The Wound” featuring a guest guitar solo by original EXODUS & current METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and lead vocal work by returning band frontman Steve “Zetro” Souza on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB4brr7vf-P4egVHvggweOlSKfM2oB7qs
Produced by Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, KREATOR, MEGADETH), Blood In, Blood Out can be pre-ordered from the Nuclear Blast USA Webshop in CD, digi-pak + bonus DVD, 2-LP exclusive yellow vinyl, and imported limited edition box set formats. Bundles include a t-shirt with exclusive artwork by Swedish artist Par Olofsson (PSYCROPTIC, ABYSMAL DAWN, REVOCATION) + a poster (while supplies last).
Fans who pre-order Blood In, Blood Out on iTunes will receive an instant “Salt The Wound” download. Get yours here: http://geni.us/exobiboitunes