Math-metal wizards Meshuggah announced on Tuesday during a live stream that their new album (which we’ve known they’ve been working on for a while, if anyone remembers!) will be coming out this year sometime around September/October. Thanks to the guys over at The Number of the Blog and Metal Injection for the heads up. I saw the band post a link to the live chat on Facebook, but I was busy.

Still, there’s something magical about being around for a new Meshuggah release. I heard about them a year or so before obZen and immediately fell in love. And then I heard some radio rip of “Bleed” and my mind was full of fuck.

I’ll always remember that cold and rainy January afternoon coming home from school to find that the album leaked a few months in advance. Easily one of the most influential bands personally and for music in general.

Needless to say, I’m pumped. I’ve been waiting to hear this since they announced in 2008 or 2009 that we wouldn’t see the next record till 2011. Its been a long wait.

-MK

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