After their last album ‘Obzen’ released in 2008 the success meant that their next album had to be perfect. The new album has been set to release on 27 March 2012.
In an earlier interview with Decibel magazine in 2010, drummer Tomas Haake said: ‘Maybe not try to be as anal about every single little hit [that] has to be super-tight but be more focused on the vibe of a track and let some of those tiny errors slip through. I think that kinda breeds a bit of life into a song.’
Obzen made it to number 14 on the iTunes Top Rock Album chart and 59 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordenal told Guitar World: ‘Yes, we are working on a new album and have been for a long time,” Fredrik said. “I’m so excited about this one. We’ve always tried to change how we write songs to keep it exciting, but on recent albums we’ve also been moving further away from working together as a band. On this album, though, everyone is working together. Every day that we’re in the studio, we’ll play whatever song we’re working on, record a demo version of it to analyze at home, and then come back the next day, talk about it and try to make it better. I think because of this, it’s going to be our best album yet.’