Meshuggah reveals new album was recorded live in studio

Posted by AP on 22/08/16

Meshuggah’s drummer Tomas Haake has revealed that the djent pioneers’ new studio album ”The Violent Sleep of Reason” was in fact recorded live in the studio — a first for the band’s soon-to-be eight-album discography. Speaking with Metal Hammer, he offered:

This album is recorded live. It’s the first time we’ve done that in 20, 25 years. It was time limitations that stopped us doing it before. And it’s been interesting. If you put it all together using computers then you often have to fix problems after the fact. I’ve gone back to records where I’ve not known every drum part. And once you do that you can start with drums and then just add layers of guitars and then bass and it all sounds perfect.

‘obZen‘ and ‘Koloss‘ are great albums but, to me, they are a little too perfect. It didn’t really capture what we sounded like honestly. But where we recorded live you get to hear the push and pull, one person might be a little ahead and the other might be a little behind. If you kill that, you can kill the energy.

So for us it was just about going back to those albums that inspired us when we were growing up, that were important to us in our formative years, and all of those bands had that energy. The albums in the 80s and early 90s had the rawness that I’m talking about – that’s what we wanted to recapture.

The group will tour Europe with High On Fire in tow later this year, which includes two shows in Denmark.

The first of these takes place at Amager Bio in Copenhagen on December 09th; the second at Train in Århus on December 10th. Tickets for both shows can be bought from The respective Facebook events are found here and here.

The full tour itinerary is available in our earlier news post.

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