In 2017, Swedish progressive metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will be entering their 30th year of existence, defying expectations on record as to the limitations of metal, and then proving their virtuosic prowess by taking their cathedral-complex compositions to stages all over the world through the band's legendary long tour cycles.

It all began with 1991's Contradictions Collapse, but the MESHUGGAH legend was established through the likes of 1995's groundbreaking Destroy Erase Improve and the band's third record, 1998's Chaosphere. In 2002, MESHUGGAH issued Nothing, which sold over 110,000 copies in the US and garnered the band an arena tour slot with TOOL, high validation from the biggest and most discerning progressive metal band on the planet at the turn of the decade. Catch Thirtythree, obZen and 2012's immense Koloss solidified the band's reputation as creative mavericks raising the reputation of what metal could be, resulting in status as the creators and godfathers of an entire progressive music style known as djent - even if the band has a somewhat ambivalent relationship with that tag or tags of any sort.

The Violent Sleep Of Reason, the band's eighth full-length studio album, finds MESHUGGAH building upon their legacy for fearless metal sculpting within the context of extreme metal, but also recapturing some of the magic and excitement specifically within the aspect of performance, finding flow and groove that would be a challenge for any lesser band to locate, given such technical geometric madness at mischievous hand.

Artist Schedule

23 Jan. 2018MeshuggahCommodore BallroomVancouverCanada
24 Jan. 2018MeshuggahThe ShowboxSeattle, WAU.S.A.
25 Jan. 2018MeshuggahMcMenamins Crystal BallroomPortland, ORU.S.A.
26 Jan. 2018MeshuggahAce Of SpadesSacramento, CAU.S.A.
28 Jan. 2018MeshuggahThe FillmoreSan Francisco, CAU.S.A.
29 Jan. 2018MeshuggahThe WilternLos Angeles, CAU.S.A.
01 Feb. 2018Meshuggah70.000 Tons of MetalMiami, FLU.S.A.
03 Mar. 2018MeshuggahHouse of MetalUmea, SwedenSweden
01 Jun. 2018MeshuggahRock Im ParkNürnbergGermany
02 Jun. 2018MeshuggahFortaRock 2018NijmegenNetherlands
03 Jun. 2018MeshuggahRock Am RingNurembergGermany
06 Jun. 2018MeshuggahSweden RockSölvesborgSweden
10 Jun. 2018MeshuggahDownload FestivalDerbyUnited Kingdom
14 Jun. 2018MeshuggahNova RockNickelsdorfAustria
16 Jun. 2018MeshuggahDownload FestivalBrétigny Sur OrgeFrance
22 Jun. 2018MeshuggahHellfestClissonFrance
24 Jun. 2018MeshuggahGraspop Metal MeetingDesselBelgium