Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced a European tour for summer 2018.
The dates are as follows:
Jun. 05 – PL – Krakow – Kwadrat
Jun. 06 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
Jun. 13 – CZ – Prague – Akropolis
Jun. 15 – DE – Karlsruhe – Substage
Jun. 18 – IT – Milan – Live Club
Jun. 19 – IT – Rome – Orion
Jun. 20 – IT – Bologna – Estragon
Jun. 23 – FR – Besancon – La Rodia
MESHUGGAH is touring in support of its highly acclaimed eighth studio album, “The Violent Sleep Of Reason”, which secured the band its first Grammy nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category.
“The Violent Sleep Of Reason” was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby, Denmark.
For “The Violent Sleep Of Reason” cover, MESHUGGAH 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 seven albums and three EPs featured in the “25 Years Of Musical Deviance” box set.
MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake told Metal Wani about the concept behind “The Violent Sleep Of Reason”: “Lyrically, the meaning is basically when you’re asleep and you don’t act or react to what’s going on around you, it has very violent implications and effects. That’s the idea behind the title. A lot of the lyrics are about current events and what’s been going on in the Middle East and the humanitarian catastrophes going on there, and armed conflicts. For the last [few] years, it’s been more than ever. That’s not the only topic of the album, but there’s surrounding topics that are close to that. As per usual, the topics are fairly serious and something that I personally take seriously. The music is serious in a sense and aggressive, so you want to write lyrics that are something you feel you want to write about, but is something that backs up the aggression of the music. It tends to be a little dark, but to be honest, that’s the world we live in.”