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Our good friends in INTRONAUT are openening up for us in Anaheim on the Monday show as

Warbringer was not approved to perform at House of Bluesl!

See you there!! 






As we recently announced  Meshuggah will appear at Kirk Von Hammett's Fear FestEvil

at the RockBar Theater - San Jose, CA April the 12th!


Now we have two more shows we can announce in CA with Los Angeles own

Warbringer as support!


April 13th - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues

April 14th - San Diego, CA - House of Blues


Check Alive for ticket links and more info!







Another show sold out! Get your tickets while they last, and come hang out with us!


Dec 08   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   Tickets
Dec 09   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   SOLD OUT!
Dec 12   Gothenburg, Sweden*   Pustervik   SOLD OUT!
Dec 13   Copenhagen, Denmark***   Amager Bio   Tickets
Dec 15   Lausanne, Switzerland**   Les Docks   Tickets
Dec 16   Milan, Italy**   Live Club   Tickets
Dec 18   Amsterdam, Holland**   Melkweg Max   Tickets
Dec 19   Paris, France**   Le Cabaret Sauvage   SOLD OUT!
Dec 20   London, UK**   Roundhouse   Tickets
Dec 21   Dortmund, Germany**   FZW   Tickets







Tickets are running out, so get your tickets now before it's too late and come hang out with us on our 25th Anniversary shows in

December and get the chance to hear a mix of songs reaching all the way from 1989 to 2012. A few of those songs never to be played again!


Maybe grab a beer after?


Dec 08   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   Tickets
Dec 09   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   SOLD OUT!
Dec 12   Gothenburg, Sweden*   Pustervik   SOLD OUT!
Dec 13   Copenhagen, Denmark***   Amager Bio   Tickets
Dec 15   Lausanne, Switzerland**   Les Docks   Tickets
Dec 16   Milan, Italy**   Live Club   Tickets
Dec 18   Amsterdam, Holland**   Melkweg Max   Tickets
Dec 19   Paris, France**   Le Cabaret Sauvage   Tickets
Dec 20   London, UK**   Roundhouse   Tickets
Dec 21   Dortmund, Germany**   FZW   Tickets







Support act for the show in Copenhagen, Denmark on the 13th of December will be The Interbeing.

Check them out here: Website and Facebook


MESHUGGAH are bringing their special 25th Anniversary live show set to Europe this December to celebrate with their fans. A very special selection from their 1989 - 2012 discography including some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many many years. Catch Meshuggah live at the following dates, and buy your tickets early!

Take the chance to hear songs that will never ever be played live again!!


Dec 08   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   Tickets
Dec 09   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   SOLD OUT!
Dec 12   Gothenburg, Sweden   Pustervik   Tickets
Dec 13   Copenhagen, Denmark   Amager Bio   Tickets
Dec 15   Lausanne, Switzerland   Les Docks   Tickets
Dec 16   Milan, Italy   Live Club   Tickets
Dec 18   Amsterdam, Holland   Melkweg Max   Tickets
Dec 19   Paris, France   Le Cabaret Sauvage   Tickets
Dec 20   London, UK   Roundhouse   Tickets
Dec 21   Dortmund, Germany   FZW   Tickets







The Resistance for the Gothenburg show.

Check them out here: Facebook


Car_Bomb & Semantik Punk for the following shows - Lausanne Switzerland, Milan Italy, Amsterdam Holland,

Paris France, London UK, Dortmund Germany.

Check them out here!



Semantik PunkFacebook







Due to the first 25th Anniversary show in Umeå was sold out almost immediately after being announced, we are now happy to announce a second show in the band's old hometown.

Monday 8th of December - Guitars. Umeå, Sweden.

Tickets can be found at


MESHUGGAH are bringing their special 25th Anniversary live show set to Europe this December to celebrate with their fans. A very special selection from their 1989 - 2012 discography including some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years. Catch Meshuggah live at the following dates, buy your tickets early and don't forget to check the Alive section!


Dec 08   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   Tickets
Dec 09   Umeå, Sweden   Guitars   SOLD OUT!
Dec 12   Gothenburg, Sweden   Pustervik   Tickets
Dec 13   Copenhagen, Denmark   Amager Bio   Tickets
Dec 15   Lausanne, Switzerland   Les Docks   Tickets
Dec 16   Milan, Italy   Live Club   Tickets
Dec 18   Amsterdam, Holland   Melkweg Max   Tickets
Dec 19   Paris, France   Le Cabaret Sauvage   Tickets
Dec 20   London, UK   Roundhouse   Tickets
Dec 21   Dortmund, Germany   FZW   Tickets









Order "The Ophidian Trek" Bluray / DVD here:
Meshuggah Web Store (EU):
Nuclear Blast (USA):








Meshuggah 25 Years Anniversary


Witness history with thine own eyes.

The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, Sweden’s technically intoxicating extreme metal quintet MESHUGGAH,

are bringing their immense live show to Europe this December to celebrate their 25th year of musical deviance. 

MESHUGGAH will play a very special 25th Anniversary set by performing selections from their 1989 - 2012 discography

including some rare songs that haven’t been played live in many years.


This live news comes after MESHUGGAH recently announced the upcoming re-issue of 2004’s one song EP, I,

via Nuclear Blast out on 29th September, and an incredible live DVD 'The Ophidian Trek' also released on the same date.


MESHUGGAH - 25 Years of Deviance European tour dates:

Tuesday 9th December - Umeå SE - Guitars
Friday 12th December - Gothenburg SE - Pustervik 
Saturday 13th December - Copenhagen DK - Amager Bio
Monday 15th December - Lausanne CH - Les Docks
Tuesday 16th December - Milan IT - Live Club
Thursday 18th December - Amsterdam NL - Melkweg Max
Friday 19th December - Paris FR - Le Cabaret Sauvage 
Saturday 20th December - London UK - Roundhouse
Sunday 21st December - Dortmund DE - FZW


Pre-order Meshuggah's live DVD The Ophidian Trek here:










Meshuggah - The Ophidian Trek

Commemorating the 25-year anniversary since the recording of their first EP, MESHUGGAH have announced the artwork and the track listing to their upcoming live DVD / 2-CD release 'The Ophidian Trek,' due out worldwide this fall and also available in Blu-ray.

PRE-ORDER 'The Ophidian Trek' at:
North America:

With visual footage shot in the U.S. & Europe during The Ophidian Trek tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed & edited by MESHUGGAH guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand (MESHUGGAH, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH), and mastered by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors (ROXETTE, OPETH, MANDO DIAO).

Drummer Tomas Haake shares the following about the upcoming DVD:

“We’re really stoked about this new MESHUGGAH live DVD! It’s been 4 years since the release of ‘Alive’ and with the band celebrating 25 years, we felt that we just had to get another one of these puppies out there! Audio/Video was recorded during our European stretch of ‘The Ophidian Trek’ tour, as well as at the Wacken Open Air festival - and we’re super proud of how it came out! For this one we used the extremely talented photographer Anthony Dubois for filming and editing, etc. and he’s really done a stunning job with it! Hope you guys dig it and here’s to another 25 (or maybe just a little less)!!”

The Ophidian Trek’s track listings are: 
Live DVD:

01 - Swarmer
02 - Swarm
03 - Combustion
04 - Rational Gaze
05 - obZen 
06 - Lethargica
07 - Do Not Look Down
08 - The Hurt That Finds You First
09 - I Am Colossus
10 - Bleed 
11 - Demiurge
12 - New Millennium Cyanide Christ
13 - Dancers To A Discordant System
14 - Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
15 - The Last Vigil

Live CD 1:

01 - Swarmer
02 - Swarm
03 - Combustion
04 - Rational Gaze
05 - obZen 
06 - Lethargica
07 - Do Not Look Down
08 - The Hurt That Finds You First
09 - I Am Colossus

Live CD 2:

01 - Bleed 
02 - Demiurge
03 - New Millennium Cyanide Christ
04 - Dancers To A Discordant System
05 - Mind's Mirrors / In Death - Is Life / In Death - Is Death
06 - The Last Vigil

The Ophidian Trek is MESHUGGAH’s second live DVD, the first being 2010’s Alive,

which debuted at #8 on the U.S. Nielsen SoundScan Top Music DVD Video chart.







On Saturday 31st of May Meshuggah will enter Gröna Lund's main stage 
offering a very special 25th Anniversary set containing songs from 1989 
to 2012. All of you Swedish natives know what this summer classic is all 

It wouldn't be a lie though to claim that this very evening will 
offer something quite different from what you would expect when other 
confirmed acts, ZZ Top and Tom Jones to mention a few, enter the same 
stage later this summer.

More info and tickets: HERE

Those of you who have bought a VIP ticket (The Hardcore Fields 
Experience & The Platinum Fields Experience) for STHLM Fields will 
also enjoy free admission to the Meshuggah concert!


Meshuggah Gröna Lund








To celebrate the 25 years since their first official release, MESHUGGAH is taking time off from writing their new album

to share this special anniversary with the fans!

They are only doing a few selected shows, but performing material reaching all the way from 1989 up to 2012.

Don't miss this! Go get your tickets and let's paaaaaaarty!


Check Alive for more info!







Hi all, hope you're doing fine!

We're trying to choose songs and put together a cool set list to play live for you guys this year celebrating Meshuggah's 25 Year Anniversary!

And who knows this the best? You of course!

So if you wanna take part in what songs we're gonna play live in 2014, here's your chance!!

Choose one (1) song from each album that you absolutely want to hear us play live this year!

Don't destroy the whole idea of this poll by voting several times please!









Of course Canada won't be left out on these few selected 25 Years Anniversary shows were

Meshuggah will be doing songs all the way back from 1989 and their first official release!

This time it's the Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec Canada on June 20th!

Check "Alive" for more info!







Meshuggah is happy to announce that they are doing the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee USA June 13th,

and Graspop Festival in Belgium June 29th!

Check "Alive" for more info!








You try to wrap your head around it but comprehension fails - it's been twentyfive years since the first official Meshuggah release!!! The selftitled (though often referred to as "Psykisk testbild") EP came out on the small local Umeå label Garageland Records in 1989, making 2014 the big TWO FIVE for the band!! Hoooly s**t!!

Who would have thought huh!?  - That our small group of young guys would get to - not only write and record our own quirky, deviant style of metal - but that we would still be doing it a quarter century later, making our living off of what we love to do!! Now in our forties we can't but look back at it jawdropped and baffled at the fact!!

We always set out to do something new, something different from the music we heard around us - something that would be a challenge to ourselves to write, learn and perform. Something truly unique. Looking back at our career we feel that we have actually been successful in doing just that!!

We have for so many years been blessed with a super loyal fanbase and a still-growing one at that, allowing us to continue to create freely and without boundaries! For this we sincerely thank all of our fans that have stood by us all this time!!!

To commemorate this great anniversary we have a few different cool things coming out in 2014! Those will include among other things a few official releases, but as to not completely kill the suspense immediately, we will come back with more info on that during the winter and spring. So keep your eyes and ears peeled for more news on this in the next few months, on our official site as well as Facebook etc. 

One thing we can announce at this time though is that we will be doing a few select "25th Anniversary" festival dates both European and in North America, out of which one will be us closing the Marquee stage at Graspop festival with a special 25th anniversary set on Sunday 29th of June! More info on additional dates will soon follow!

I'll stop blathering now. Just want to say, from all of us in the band to all people whose support keeps us going strong still :

THANK YOU!!! And here's to another 25!!

/Tomas Haake - Meshuggah







We regret to inform that MESHUGGAH's upcoming show in Bogota, Colombia on November 10th has been cancelled

due to issues with the local promoter. For ticket refund information, please contact the place of purchase.

Please note this will not affect any of the other South American shows in any way, as these will take place as announced.







Finally we can officially announce that we're coming to Bogota, Colombia on the  10th of November!!

Check the Alive section or Meshuggah's Facebook on how to get your tickets!







Check out the new Ibanez Signature Meshuggah M80M 8-string Guitar HERE!







Buenos Aires, Argentina has been added to the South American shows in November!

Check the Alive section or Meshuggah's Facebook on how to get your tickets!







Meshuggah is coming to South America andMexico for the first time ever in November!

Confirmed shows are: Mexico, Chile andBrazil. More dates may be added shortly!

Check the Alive section or Meshuggah's Facebook for more info!







Meshuggah is coming back to India November 30th! This time for the NH7 Weekender festival!

 Check Alive for more details!







Meshuggah is coming to the EuroblastFestival in Cologne, Germany on the 13th of October!

Check the Alive section for more info or click right here!







Don't miss Meshuggah, Dark Tranquillity, The Resistence + more bands at the

Close-Up boat September 13 and 14!







You bring snorkel and swimming trunks.

Meshuggah bring metal.

Metaldays Festival in Slovenia, July 24!







A treat for all Australian fans: Meshuggah has confirmed a co-headline tour with Lamb of God between 20-25th of September.

Tickets on sale as of today 14th of June!

Check the Alive section for ticket links!








Hi friends, listen up!

In August last year Baroness' bus crashed off a bridge, seriously injuring band members and crew.

They're good friend of ours and they toured with us in North America last year just months before the terrible crash.

We'd like you to know that there's an auction going on right now with items donated from Meshuggah 
and also other bands to help them out with the medical expenses.


Go check these links out and maybe you can get your hands on something really rare at the same time as you're helping them out!



Check out the items @

Check out all the auctions here:






We're happy to announce that Meshuggahis coming to the

Wacken Open Air festival on August 3rd!





Helsinki Finland is SOLD OUT!

Tickets still available for Seinäjoki and Tampere!






Support acts Scandinavian part!

Here's the support acts for the Scandinavian dates!

Nicole & Angelus Apatrida for the Finland shows.

Kongh, main support for Sweden, Norway & Denmark.

Swarm, local support Sweden. Next Life, local support Norway.







Decapitated joining Meshuggah's European shows!

Decapitated will ones again join forces with Meshuggah as support, this time for the European dates

starting 21st of April in Tallin, Estonia until the 30th of April in Roncade, Italy!

Check Alive for more info!







Meshuggah at Metaltown

Meshuggah is doing their only Swedish festival appearance this summer at Metaltown! July 6th!

Get your tickets here!







Meshuggah - Devin Townsend Project

Meshuggah and Devin Townsend Project coheadlining the Brixton Academy in London May the 3rd!

Don't miss this!!

Get your ticket HERE as they will surely run out fast!







2013 European Tour Dates!

2nd slithering of The Ophidian Trek tour through Europe is starting April 21st.

Check Alive for ticket links or go to the Meshuggah Facebook for more info!







2013 North American Tour!

North American headlining tour with support acts Animals As Leaders and Intronaut starting February 11 in Orlando FL.

Advanced presale tickets & V.I.P bundles are available via Artist Arena.

Check Alive or the Meshuggah Facebook for further info on dates!

Tickets will go on sale through normal ticketing outlets on Friday, November 30th.








Meshuggah Announce 2013 Scandinavian Tour!

Meshuggah will be taking their arsenal and production that has already bulldozed UK and USA

to Scandinavia on "The Ophidian Trek" tour, which launches April 18th in Seinäjoki, Finland.

Support acts are to be announced. Tickets will be released Friday 16th of

November, please visit Meshuggah's sites and the Alive section for details.







Meshuggah P3 Guld Awards

Don't forget to vote for Meshuggah and help the guys win the P3 Gold Awards "Årets Rock/Metal".

You can vote 2 times! Voting ends 4th of January so don't miss it!

Smsa: guld rock3 till 72250

P3 Guld









Yes, Meshuggah is coming back to the lovely Brutal Assault Festival on August 9!

Get your tickets here!










IMPORTANT information regarding tour period for Scandinavia!

We regret to inform that due to acts beyond Meshuggah's control a few
Scandinavian shows has incorrectly been announced and put on sale for the October/November period.
The band's Scandinavian agent Luger dearly regret this highly embarrassing
fact and apologise to all local fans and in particular all those who already bought their tickets.
The Scandinavian part of Meshuggah's ongoing "The Ophidian Trek" tour,
in support of the acclaimed "Koloss" album, is scheduled for spring 2013.
All tour dates will be announced on Meshuggah's websites the upcoming weeks.
Bought tickets will be valid for the new period or may be returned to local box office.
Please see detailed info about the procedures at the local promoters websites.

Super Rock Weekend (Örebro):






European Tour Dates!

European tour starting the 22nd of November!Support acts will be Decapitated and C.B. Murdoc!
Check the Alive section for further info on how to get your tickets!






New US Merch Site!

To celebrate this we have a limited stock of give-away pricesfor those who
order a Meshuggah item from the store, like signed set lists, signed drumstick, signed drumhead etc.
US Merch Site






New Meshuggah Online Store!

Get your CD's, Tshirts, Bundles etc at the brand new
Omerch Official Meshuggah UK & European online store!
You can also find the link to the store under Merch Store!






Philadelphia SOLD OUT!

Big thanks to everyone who came out to the show!






Toronto SOLD OUT!!

Tickets are running out! Go get yours for the last 5 shows!






Chicago SOLD OUT!

Get your tickets for the upcoming shows before they run out!




Vancouver SOLD OUT!





LA & SF shows SOLD OUT!!






Hevy Festival, England!

Meshuggah is returning to the UK on August 4 and the Hevy Festival!

Get your tickets here!





Glasgow, Manchester & London






Malakoff Rockfestival

Meshuggah will come to the Malakoff Rockfestival in Norway on July 21st!

Check Alive for more info!






Brighton Show 19/4 SOLD OUT!





Meshuggah With Full Force!

Meshuggah is coming to the With Full Force Open Air Festival in Germany on June 30th!

As usual, check Alive on how to get your tickets!






3 More Festivals Added!

- Copenhell, Denmark 16/6

- Getaway Rock, Sweden 6/7

- Jurassic Rock, Finland 10/8

Check Alive for more info and where to get your tickets!






Summer Festivals Added!

- Metalurgicales, France 9/6

- Sonisphere, France 7/7

- Dour Festival, Belgium 13/7

Check Alive for ticket links!






Soundwave Sideshows in Sydney & Melbourne w. Devin Townsend Project! 

Sideshows w. Meshuggah and Devin Townsend Project in Sydney Feb 28th and Melbourne Feb 29th!


Get your tickets in the "Alive" section now!





North American Tour with Baroness & Decapitated!

Get your tickets to the North American tour right HERE! or at the Alive section!

There will be both standard and VIP tickets!


VIP Tickets Include:

* 1 GA Ticket

* 1 Limited Edition Tour Tshirt

* 1 Hand Signed Tour Poster

* Commemorative Laminate

* Early Entry





London venue changed!

New venue is The Forum!





Soundwave Festivals Australia!

Yes, Meshuggah is coming back to Australia and the Soundwave Festivals this year!

As usual, check Alive for info on where to get your tickets! But hurry, the first 3 shows are already sold out!!






Make sure you check the Alive section from time to time as new festivals will be added frequently!





UK Tour!

 UK tour coming up in April with Animals As Leaders as support!

Check Alive for more info on where to get your tickets!





New Album Done!

 After a long time of deep soul searching and intense

wrecking of the psyches, the new album is finally done.

Soon you will meet this colossus that will pulverize your being.

Welcome to the other side on March 27.





- Regarding Ukraine cancellation -

A message to all of Meshuggah's fans in Ukraine. Meshuggah will NOT be performing at

the MHM Festival in Simferipol early August 2011, opposed to what has been announced by the festival.


To keep a long story short: there were long gone discussions about performing

at MHM 2011 and Meshuggah really wanted to make this appearance happen,

as this would have been the band's first ever performance in Ukraine.


However, unfortunately the promoter did not keep any part of the initial agreement,

such as arranging the necessary logistics for bringing the band to Ukraine etc,

and eventually also made himself unavailable for further discussions.


Meshuggah regret if anyone bought tickets to this festival believing

they would see Meshuggah perform on stage. Please keep in mind to always check

Meshuggah's website/facebook/Myspace, as this is where all 100%

confirmed appearances will be announced. The MHM festival was due to above mentioned reasons

never announced on these sites and should clearly by agreement not have

been announced by the festival either until they had fulfilled their contractual commitments, which never happened.





- Terror attacks in Norway -

Our thoughts goes out to the Norwegian people, the families and friends affected by these horrible acts.







- Colonia Sonora Festival Italy -

Meshuggah is coming to the Colonia Sonora Festival in Italy on July 10!

Check Alive for more info!






- New Festival Dates Added -

Siesta Festival & Metaltown, Sweden.

Norway Rock Festival, Norway.

Tuska Open Air Festival, Finland.

Resurrection Fest, Spain!

Check Alive for more info!






- New Summer Festival Dates -

Check out the "Alive" section for more info!






-Japanese Disaster -

Japan needs your help!

Please make a donation to either Japanese Red Cross, UNICEF or Save the Children

and support disaster relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.







- Opening acts Scandinavia -

Denmark - Psyke Project & Scamp.

Huskvarna/Karlstad, Sweden - Scarpoint & CB Murdoc.

Stockholm, Sweden - Anekdoten & CB Murdoc.






- Scandinavian shows! -

Meshuggah just added some dates in Denmark,

Sweden and Norway! Check the Alive section for more info!






- Greece March 31 -

Meshuggah is coming to Greece!

Check the Alive section for further info!






- New shows! Israel & Russia -

Check the Alive section for more info!






- Meshuggah nominated for the Swedish Gaffa Awards 2010 -

Go to

and register and vote for Meshuggah under "Årets Liveact"






- Meshuggah coming to India! -

Yes India, Meshuggah is coming to you at the Great Indian Rock Festivals in December!

Check the Alive section for further info!






- New Live Pics Up! -

Live pics from the 2010 Brutal Assault Festival in Czech Republic

are up at the Visuals/Stage section.






- Meshuggah - Affliction -

Get your own Meshuggah Afflictionsignature series Tee here!

Check it out!






- 'Bleed' on Rock Band Xbox360 -

Now you can bang your head to the song "Bleed" in Rock Band Xbox360.

Click here to purchase the song!






- Peace & Love Festival Sweden - 

Meshuggah is coming to the Peace & Love Festival on the 1st of July!






- Bloodstock Open Air, Aug 13 - 

We're happy to announce another festival this summer.

This time it's the Bloodstock Festival in England on August 13!

Please check the Alive section for further info.






- A true legend has past away - 

Ronnie James Dio is dead.

Our thoughts goes out to his family and friends.







- Two more festivals added! - 

Roskilde Festival in Denmark the 2nd of July... and Qstock Festival in Finland the 30th of July!






- More festivals added!! -

Two more dates added to the summer festivals!

July 10th, the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid Spain, and July 16th the Hegyalja Festival in Tokaj Hungary.






- Vagos Open Air Festival Portugal - 

On August 6th, Meshuggah is coming over to Portugal for the first time ever!

Check the Alive section for further info!






- Meshuggah featured in Iron Man 2 video game! - 

Coming out on May 4, 2010, Iron Man 2: The Video Game features full in-game

soundtracks of Meshuggah as well as other metal acts! Check it out! 






- More festivals up! -

Getaway Rock in Sweden July 9th and Close-Up Boat Sweden September 9th!






- 2 Festival Dates Added! -

Zwarte Cross, Holland & Brutal Assault in Czech Republic!

Check the Alive section for further info!






- Summer Festivals 2010! -

Make sure you won't miss Meshuggah at some of the festivals coming up this summer!

Check our Alive section frequently as we'll be adding festivals shortly!






 - New Live Shots Up! -

32 new live photos from the Danish Metal Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark

the 16th of January are up at the Visuals/Stage section!






- Australian tour dates added! -

2 new Australian dates has been added!

Check Alive section for further info!






- Meshuggah Live DVD trailer is up! -

Trailer for the upcoming Meshuggah concert film "Alive" can be found here!

Pre-order North America

Release date Feb 9th 2010

Pre-order Europe

Release date Feb 5th 2010






- New Website!! -

Believe it or not... but as you see, Meshuggah finally managed to get you guys a new website!

Nothing fancy, nothing flashy... but hopefully more alive, more interesting and not to forget....

easier to update on the road for these website-retarded gentlemen.

Also, you as a fan can contribute to the content too!

More stuff will be added later..







- Meshuggah - Forced to cancel Sauna Rock 2009! -

As many of you probably know Tomas underwent back surgery

a while ago and the surgery itself was successful.

The surgery was done to remove a disc hirnea in Tomas' lower back,

a hirnea that had been pressing on the sciatic nerve and causing

a lot of difficulty with Tomas' right foot when playing.


However, while rehearsing for the summer festivals, which worked just fine initially,

Tomas back started acting up again.

This is of course an indication that too much strain was put on

Tomas' back too soon after surgery.

We were really confident we would make this happen

but since the spine and its nerves are things you have

to really take care of, we feel that this set-back that

Tomas had a few days ago, means we're regrettably forced to

cancel the Sauna Rock-festival. It really sucks as we really wanted

to come and play Finland again! So this is a big disappointment to us too!


We are still aiming to go through with the rest of the summer and since

every day that goes by makes a big difference for Tomas' recovery,

we feel confident we will make the rest of the summer happen!








- Summer Festivals 2009 -

A bunch of dates added in the tour section for the summer festivals.

Check frequently as more dates may be added without notice.






- Scandinavian Dates Cancelled!!! -

We’re VERY VERY sorry to have to bring you these news,

but we have to cancel the upcoming Scandinavian dates!

Tomas has had some back-related problems lately.

Problems that have been messing with his right foot/leg when playing drums!

Tomas did an MRI about a week ago and the results came back early this week.

Seems he has a hirneated disc in his lower back and this is

what’s been causing problems for him when playing!

Tomas reports that he has no pains or real discomforts from this –

just the fact that his right foot doesn’t seem to “act out” what Tomas’

brain is telling it to do!


It seems this is a quite common symptom when having a hirneated

disc in this (lumbar) area of the back, since the protruding part of the “broken” disc

(depending on hirnea location) can put pressure on the sciatic and nearby nerves!

Tomas says the bands’ focus right now, is to try to get surgery done a.s.a.p, so

this condition doesn’t affect the upcoming summer shows and festivals in Europe!

Tomas also says: “To all Scandinavian Meshuggah fans that have bought tickets to see the upcoming shows –

The whole band is sorry about this, but we need to sound and play our best

when you guys come out to see us!

With this music there’s really no room for half-measures and sloppy bassdrum work!

But that’s what’s happening with this hirneated disc – it messes with my control of my right foot and

even though it’s possible to get through a show, it just sounds like crap as

my right foot/leg won’t really do what I mean for it to do – which is VERY frustrating to say the least!!

We’re sincerely sorry about this and we trust and know that you guys can appreciate

our take on this and the fact that we need to look to the future of Meshuggah

and try our best to make sure we don’t run into this problem again!








- North American Tour February 2009! -

Support acts are Cynic and The Faceless!

Check the tour section for dates!






- Meshuggah Nominated to a Grammy! -

 For the 3rd time Meshuggah have been nominated to a Grammy in the category

 "Hardrock" at the Swedish Grammy Awards taking place on the 7th of January 2009!






- Headbangers Ball Best Video of 2008! -

The Headbangers Ball Best of 2008 Countdown

has officially begun and can be found on (click "vote").

The final episode of the year will air on 12.20.08 from 2am-3am

comprised entirely of the winning videos.

There will be promotion via the Headbangers Blog

( and the winning videos will be posted on the blog on 12.19.08.

VOTE FOR OUR VIDEO!!!! Voting ends on 12.15.08






- Thanks All! -

We just got back home yesterday evening after 16 flights

and 2 by train in 19 days, and we just wanted to say thanks to everyone

who came out to our shows in Russia, New Zealand, Australia and Japan!

We had so much fun and it was a real pleasure meeting you guys

and we really hope that we'll get the chance to meet you all again in the near future!






- Russian Dates Added! -

2 Russian dates in October has been added before the NZ/AUS/JAP run.

Moscow on the 4th of Oct. and St. Petersburg on the 5th of Oct.






- Stockholm Show Support Acts Announced! -

We're happy to announce that there will be two killer bands

opening up for us at the Stockholm show! Scarpoint and CB Murdoc!!

So be there, or satan won't like you anymore! Not even a tiny little bit!







- Extra Show Stockholm 22nd of September! -

We've just added an extra show

to our European run in Stockholm Sweden at Debaser Medis

on the 22nd of September.

Tickets can be bought at Luger, Debaser, Pet Sounds,

Record Hunter and Sound Pollution.






- Tel Aviv Festival 14th of August Cancelled! -

We're very sorry to inform you that the Tel Aviv festival in Israel

on the 14th of August has been cancelled due to "security issues".

We really sorry for those who bought tickets to this festival and to those

who was coming to see us perform in Israel for the first time.

We were really looking forward to this gig, and hopefully there will be

another opportunity in the near future.






- Michelle Meldrum Passing.. -

 A good friend and fellow musician has sadly passed away.

Michelle Meldrum, songwriter/guitarist and leader of the L.A. based band Meldrum,

formerly also in bands Wargod and Phantom Blue among others -

sadly passed away May 21 at age 39.

A cystic growth on her brain is what caused this sad and untimely death!

Our thoughts go out to the other band members and of course to her family,

friends and to her son.







- Thanks All! -

 C U LaTour was great and we want to thank all you guys who

came out to the shows to see us!!

You guys are the reason we are able to do this, and therefor you rule!!






- Tour Issues! -

Ahhh, not so awesome beginning of the CU LaTour!

We just wanna say we´re sorry for you guys who came out to the Calgary show especially!

The routing/distances for this tour was insane for the first couple shows and us

being stuck at the U.S/Canada border for a few hours meant we didn´t

make it in time for the Calgary show!


For the first Vancouver show at the Croatian culture center - same thing!

Too far a drive to actually make it in time, so everything was way delayed

which in turn meant that we had to cut the set real short! 3 songs!!

How´s that for a Meshuggah set!!? Kinda embarrasing, but things were out of our hands!!

We were there in time but the semi with all the stage gear was very late and with a 11 p.m curfew....


Basically, the start of this tour was just routed insanely and as for the rest

of the tour, we shouldn´t run into these issues.


So again, we apologize to those of you who came out to the shows to see us,

only to find we didn´t play or as for the Vancouver show - only played for 15 minutes!