Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Meshuggah - Koloss (2012)

2/22/12 12:58AM
new song "Do Not Look Down" (Nuclear Blast disabled the Embed, fuckers)

and this new song "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion"

 kinda "meh" towards it to be honest. "Do Not Look Down" I'm digging much more.

1/28/12 12:38PM
A Q&A with Jens Kidman (vocalist) Thomas Haake (drummer) via Facebook and in a live chat. 45 Minute Video

1/17/12 4:42PM
Album title is as edited "Koloss" or "Colossus" (which I think sounds better, but that's the German word for it).

b-mouth link

01 – I Am Colossus
02 – The Demon’s Name Is Surveillance
03 – Do Not Look Down
04 – Behind The Sun
05 – The Hurt That Finds You First
06 – Marrow
07 – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
08 – Swarm
09 – Demiurge
10 – The Last Vigil


When Meshuggah released a brief message last week announcing the release date of their new album, I don’t think anyone even stopped to think that the album’s title might be hidden within:

After a long time of deep soul searching and intense wrecking of the psyches, the new album is finally done. Soon you will meet this colossus that will pulverize your being. Welcome to the other side on March 27.

But then came an email from stealthy MetalSucks informant Ashley Lee linking to a page in Nuclear Blast’s German webstore showing an album by the name “Koloss” — “Colossus” in German – set for release on March 23rd (releasing an album on Friday in Europe and the following Tuesday in the U.S. is still par for the course these days despite many record labels’ willful ignorance of the existence of the Internet). Here’s the English translation of the text on the NB Germany page:

Exclusively at NUCLEAR BLAST mailorder! The limited edition ”colossus” digipakincluding bonus DVD MESHUGGAH plus the magic cube! Limited to 500 bundles!

1/5/12 8:40AM

Not that I'm a huge fan or anything, but given this album is supposed to be a departure from their proto-djent sound, and more thrash oriented, I'm more curious about this album than I typically would be.

March 27th. More to add in due time.