In the exciting build-up to their upcoming eighth album The Violent Sleep of Reason which is scheduled to release on October 7th via Nuclear Blast, Swedish extreme tech- metal pioneers Meshuggah have released a second trailer to the world in which drumming legend Tomas Haake discusses the lyrical inspiration of the record
Tomas Haake comments:
“Basically, the whole idea of why we chose the title is it kinda connects with the lyrical content of the album. Which is to a fair degree about current events and what you see is going on as far as terrorism today, extremist views on ideals, and religious dogma and the violent implications that you get from being asleep so to speak and not acting/reacting to what is going on in the proper way”
If you missed their initial little peak into The Violent Sleep of Reason you can watch the first trailer here as well.
The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork for “Koloss” and The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP’s featured in the 25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.
Below is the track listing:
2. Born in Dissonance
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay
Order your copy of the album on iTunes and receive “Born In Dissonance” as an instant grat: https://itunes.apple.com/au/ album/the-violent-sleep-of- reason/id1139849573