Meshuggah have confirmed a full headline UK tour in April 2012 in support of their highly anticipated new album due out early next year.
The band will release a brand new studio album, which is as yet untitled, at the start of 2012. The album will see a return of the math Metal gods and will be their first studio release since 2008's critically acclaimed masterpiece 'Obzen'.
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Meshuggah formed in the late 1980s in Umea in Sweden. After releasing their debut EP in 1989 the band signed to Nuclear Blast and released their full length debut album, 'Contradictions Collapse', in 1991. The new studio album will be the band's seventh, previous releases including 1998s legendary 'Chaosphere'. The band are an established live draw, having played numerous festival worldwide (including main stage at Ozzfest) and toured the USA with Tool on two separate occasions.
'Alive' comprises several live cuts on DVD, taped during various shows on their North American/Canadian tour with CYNIC in 2009 and the Loudpark festival in Tokyo 2008. This is rounded off with lots of backstage stuff, an insight into drum and guitar work plus videoclip material! The additional CD boasts the same 12 live tracks.
Full April dates as follow:
Thurs 12th Bristol O2 Academy
Fri 13th Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Sat 14th Nottingham Rock City
Sun 15th Glasgow Garage
Tue 17th Manchester Academy
Wed 18th Norwich Waterfront
Thu 19th Brighton Concorde 2
Fri 20th London Electric Ballroom