Meshuggah will release its ninth studio album, “Immutable,” on April 1, 2022, via Atomic Fire. Pre-orders will start Jan. 28. The album comes six years after the band’s most recent full-length, “The Violent Sleep of Reason.”
Recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad (Sweden), mixed by Rickard Bengtsson and Staffan Karlsson and mastered by multiple Grammy Award-winner Vlado Meller (Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System Of A Down), “Immutable” will be available in various CD, vinyl, and tape formats. The first single will be revealed soon. The cover artwork once again was created by artist Luminokaya.
“The title fits perfectly for where we are as a band,” guitarist Mårten Hagström said. “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.”