Meshuggah's eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason, was released on October 7, 2016 and saw its highest first week sales in the U.S. landing the band at #7 on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart, #17 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 Hard Music, #3 Independent Label and #5 on the Rock chart.
The album also reached the #19 spot on the World Top 50 Chart.
Additional chart entries:
# 2 Canada Hard Music / #9 Top Current Albums
# 2 Sweden Rock/Metal
# 9 Australia
# 11 Finland
# 17 Sweden
# 18 Germany
# 21 Switzerland
# 31 Austria
# 32 Belgium Wallonie
# 32 UK
# 34 Hungary
# 46 Belgium
# 47 Belgium Vlanderen
# 56 France
# 57 Italy
# 60 Netherlands
"A huge thanks to all our fans for the support and for buying the album," comments MESHUGGAH.
MESHUGGAH will release their eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band premieres their first single "Born In Dissonance" and an exclusive interview with Tomas Haake on rollingstone.com.
Check out the video below:
The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have revealed the title of their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason. Inspired by a Goya painting called, "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters," the album will be released on October 7th via Nuclear Blast Records.
Watch the album reveal video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel!
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 Koloss and 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*
o Limited to 1,000 worldwide
o Includes: Latex face mask, (2) stickers, (2) 1.25” buttons, poster flag, certificate of authenticity
Pre-order The Violent Sleep Of Reason in the format of your choice 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
MESHUGGAH have announced their epic North American Fall 2016 tour.
The trek will kick-off at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on October 10th, visit 2 Canadian cities as well as Knotfest Mexico before concluding in Maryland at The Fillmore on November 6th.
Joining the band as special guests is none other than US metallers HIGH ON FIRE!
MESHUGGAH will be supporting the release of their upcoming eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason.
Watch a tour teaser on YouTube.
Confirmed dates for the MESHUGGAH 2016 North American tour with HIGH ON FIRE are:
10/10/2016House Of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL*
10/11/2016Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
10/12/2016The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/13/2016Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
10/15/2016Knottiest Mexico - Toluca, Mexico*
10/16/2016House Of Blues - Houston, TX
10/17/2016House Of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/19/2016The Novo - Los Angeles, CA
10/20/2016Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas, NV*
10/22/2016Aftershock Festival - Elverta, CA*
10/24/2016Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
10/25/2016Liberty Hall - Lawrence, KS
10/26/2016Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
10/28/2016House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
10/29/2016The Majestic - Detroit, MI
10/30/2016Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto, ON CANADA
10/31/2016Metropolis - Montreal, QC CANADA
11/02/2016House Of Blues - Boston, MA
11/03/2016Playstation Theater - New York, NY
11/04/2016The Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
11/05/2016Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
11/06/2016The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
* MESHUGGAH only