Swedish extreme tech-metal band Meshuggah has released “The Abysmal Eye,” the first single from its upcoming ninth studio album, “Immutable” (April 1, 2022, Atomic Fire Records).
Stream/download “The Abysmal Eye” at https://meshuggah.afr.link/TheAbysmalEye, or listen below.
“Immutable” will be available on CD, exclusive super deluxe liquid vinyl, nine limited vinyl colors and cassette formats. Find pre-ordering options and merchandise at https://meshuggah.afr.link/immutable.
The new 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.
“For us, it wasn’t all that clear that we were making a new album. We knew we could do it, but did we want to do it?” guitarist Mårten Hagström said. “We had to decide, ‘Are we doing this or what else are we doing?’ After a long, long discussion, we agreed on certain things. We would make an album with as few restraints as possible. We would go in and try to make as cool an album as possible, have no anxiety about it and see it as an opportunity. How do we make this a challenge that we feel like accepting and rising up to? Pretty quickly we had a starting point. Everybody started to write, the ball started rolling, and suddenly we were sitting there, discussing how many songs we were going to have to cut!”
“Immutable” track listing:
1. Broken Cog
2. The Abysmal Eye
3. Light the Shortening Fuse
5. Ligature Marks
6. God He Sees in Mirrors
7. They Move Below
9. Black Cathedral
10. I Am That Thirst
11. The Faultless
12. Armies of the Preposterous
13. Past Tense