Last week, a section of a track circulated around the internet that was believed to be our first taste of the new Meshuggah album. Now, the Swedish groove metal pioneers have officially announced the title and release date of their new record, Immutable.
The follow-up to 2016’s The Violent Sleep of Reason, Meshuggah‘s 9th studio album will see the light of day on April 1st, 2022. Pre-orders for the record will start on January 28th.
“The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band,” says guitarist Mårten Hagström. “We’re older now. Most of us are in our fifties now, and we’ve settled into who we are. Even though we’ve been experimenting all along, I also think we’ve been the same since day one. The way we approach things and why we still make new albums, and why we still sound the way we do, it’s immutable. Humanity is immutable, too. We commit the same mistakes over and over. And we are immutable. We do what we do, and we don’t change.”
Check out the cover art below:
More on Immutable as we know it, but suffice it to say, we’re fucking STOKED.
Words by Chris Krovatin