Meshuggah announce new album, return of founding guitarist Fredrik Thordendal

wedish extreme metal band Meshuggah perform on stage on December 3, 2016 in Milan, Italy
(Image credit: Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images)

It’s been five years since we’ve heard any recorded music from Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers Meshuggah, but that’s about to change: the band have announced they’ve entered Sweden’s Sweetspot Studios to begin work on their ninth studio album.

The new record is the follow-up to 2016’s The Violent Sleep of Reason. "Things are happening,” the band said in a statement, adding, “Spoiler: There will be distortion and kicks.” 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.