Here are some updates on Meshuggah's new album which is due out this fall (September perhaps) and other random but confirmed Meshuggah info. Haake is back on drums...
"Yup, it’s us again already!! (Oh, that soon!? -you think) We know you guys think we update this site way too often and that our continous “super-flux” of information is a bit too much for all y’all to handle!!
Well, here’s yet another little tidbit for your over-full mouths and minds to nibble on:
As you’ve already read and/or heard from other places than the source from where, in a perfect world, you should have heard it (i.e this site) that we’re writing for coming album and we’re just about to start recording!
This album will rock your flee-ridden socks off! (that is - if you let it) We’re aiming at a fall release, hopefully september!
Doing some Euro/Scandinavian festivals this summer, starting late june through august, so check the tour schedule over the next few weeks as dates will be posted there!"
"Another little something for you drummers out there!
Vic Firth has released a Tomas Haake signature stick! It should be readily available in stores, at least in the U.S! If it's not available at your local store in Europe yet, it will be within the next few weeks/months!
It’s fairly big stick, but really well balanced! So all you guys who play like 5B/2B or bigger size sticks should check these babies out!!"
Source: Revolver Magazine December 2006 issue -
"Their 2005 album, the 47-minute one-song opus "Catch Thirtythree", featured programed beats and repetitive rhythms, but Swedish metal mathematicians MESHUGGAH are bringing neither back for the as-yet-untitled follow-up, reports Revolver magazine (web site). Instead, they're returning to the pummeling double bass drums and angular riffage that defined their early material to sculpt what they say will be their most savage, eclectic offering yet. "We've got some fast, intense songs and hectic, heavy stuff that draws from all the things we've done in the past," says drummer Tomas Haake. "It's so great to actually be playing drums again."