Spread the metal:

Swedish masters of the extreme MESHUGGAH will be taking their sonic arsenal on the road and detonating sound systems in cities across the U.S. and Canada on “The Ophidian Trek” tour, which launches on April 29th in Houston.  Direct support for all 19 shows will come from BARONESS; opening each night will be special guests & label mates DECAPITATED from Poland.

States drummer Tomas Haake of MESHUGGAH: “We’re really stoked to be coming back again!!  A new album and two really awesome bands to join us on our trek across the U.S. and Canada!!  There’s one word that comes to mind: Sweeeet!!”

DECAPITATED guitarist / founding member Vogg adds: “FUCK YEAH!  DECAPITATED with MESHUGGAH!  We’re so proud and happy to be part of this amazing tour!  It will be a huge honor to share one stage with such a great fuckin’ band!  Cannot wait!”

Complete “The Ophidian Trek” tour dates with BARONESS & DECAPITATED 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


MESHUGGAH’s eighth studio album, KOLOSS, will be released in North America on March 27th.  The North American deluxe digi-pak version will include a bonus DVD.


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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.


DECAPITATED’s Carnival Is Forever debuted at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart last July and captured the #43 position on’s “Top 50 Albums of 2011” list.


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