Rhythm guitarist Mårten Hagström of the Swedish extreme, technical metal band MESHUGGAH discusses the recording of their upcoming album KOLOSS (due out in Europe on March 23rd and in North America on Monday, March 26th), why he hates the term “mathematical,” and the band’s new signature Ibanez 8-string guitars. Read the entire Premier Guitar interview here.
The track “Do Not Look Down” can be streamed in its entirety in the Nuclear Blast USA Web Shop (click open any pre-order bundle item to get to the Soundcloud player).
KOLOSS is available for pre-order on iTunes for $8.99 and includes a digital booklet.
The North American deluxe digi-pak version of KOLOSS will include a bonus, hour-long DVD with studio footage taken during the making of the album.
MESHUGGAH is headlining “SCION A/V PRESENTS: The Ophidian Trek” tour with guests BARONESS & DECAPITATED, which launches April 29th. Confirmed dates are:
4/29/12 House of Blues – Houston, TX
4/30/12 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
5/01/12 Emo’s – Austin, TX
5/03/12 Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
5/04/12 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
5/05/12 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
5/06/12 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
5/08/12 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
5/09/12 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
5/11/12 Odgen Theatre – Denver, CO
5/13/12 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
5/15/12 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
5/16/12 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
5/17/12 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON – CANADA
5/18/12 Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/19/12 Palladium – Worcester, MA
5/20/12 Olympia de Montreal – Montreal, QUE – CANADA
5/22/12 The Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD
5/23/12 Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Advanced tickets & V.I.P. bundles can be purchased at ArtistArena.com.
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2008’s obZen has sold over 82,000 copies in the U.S. and debuted at #59 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, clinched the #14 spot on the iTunes Top Rock Albums chart, was the #1 Most Added metal album on the CMJ Loud Rock and FMQB radio charts.
Alive, MESHUGGAH’s 2010 live DVD, debuted at #8 on the Nielsen SoundScan Top Music DVD Video chart.
Don’t say we didn’t tell you to not look down at: