Last we heard about the new album by Swedish experimentalists Meshuggah was in October, when the band said the record would be out in late 2021; since we’ve obviously passed that date, 2022 seems to be those dudes’ year. Now, a 39-second teaser of a new song is circulating that is rumored to be new Meshuggah material — and it looks like it hints at further information regarding the album.
As reported by MetalSucks, the song, or at least the song teaser, is called “Immutable,” and comes from a new website called Immutable.se, which includes a sign-up form for Meshuggah’s newsletter and links to their socials.
Not only that, but there are also rumors that this is the title track of Meshuggah’s new album, and that it will be released on April 1st. Whether or not this is real, or just a fun April Fool’s Day joke, remains to be seen.
Check out the 39-second clip that is reportedly new Meshuggah music below:
More on the new Meshuggah record as it comes.
Some good news would be nice for the band, considering that in December they were forced to postpone their upcoming headlining tour due to a medical emergency within the band.
“We regret to inform that Meshuggah will have to reschedule their U.S. headline tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022,” said Meshuggah in a social media statement.
“While the ongoing pandemic has been throwing various curve balls on us all the past year, ultimately delaying the completion of the upcoming Meshuggah studio album – there are other concerns that have forced us to make this unfortunate decision. Determining factor is the need to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members who is currently undergoing medical treatment related to a skin condition on his hands, hindering him from rehearsals and from all in all playing his instrument.
“While we are optimistic for his future recovery we know it will not be possible for him and the band to be ready to perform already in February 2022.
“With these shows now moving, Converge will unfortunately no longer be able to do the tour. However we are grateful that Torche will still be performing with us. Another special guest to replace Converge and to complete the bill is to be announced.
“Tickets will remain valid from the original dates, please contact your ticket provider with any queries.”
Words by Chris Krovatin