Tag Archive: Progressive Metal

New Meshuggah Album This March

Meshuggah have confirmed via their official website that they have finished recording their brand new studio album which will be released on March 27, 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the update issued on their official website in their own words, right here:

The new album will follow-up their hugely successful 2008 album “obZen,” which became the most commercially successful album of their career. The album peaked at #59 on the US Billboard Top 200, #16 on the Swedish charts and sold 50,000 copies just six months after its release in the United States. The album also was nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award and its release was followed by the band’s first world tour.



In what has turned out to be a huge blow for fans of Nevermore, guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams have announced their departure from the band. The two have issued the following joint statement:

“In a mutual decision Jeff Loomis and Van Williams have decided to leave Nevermore. The time has come to pursue our own paths from the group. Due to internal struggles and ongoing issues within the band, we feel it is our time to move on. We would like to thank all of our fans around the world for their years of love, support and enthusiasm. This was not an easy decision but a very necessary one at this point, may we all meet again someday, somewhere in time.”

Both the members had been with the band since the recording of Nevermore’s self-titled debut, released in 1995. Loomis was also the main songwriter of Nevermore, adding to the unique sound that fans are familiar with. He played an important role in developing Nevermore’s unique sound, using 7 string guitars and techniques such as sweep-picking.

Here’s wishing everyone the best for all their future musical endeavors!

Meshuggah: New Album Update

De Profundis will tour India in October to promote the band’s new album “A Bleak Reflection”, which has been released here by Sony BMG earlier this year. This will mark the band’s return to India since their performance alongside Iron Maiden at Rock in India Festival 2009.
As part of the tour, De Profundis will be the main support act at Great Indian October Fest 2010 in Bangalore, performing just before festival headliners Lacuna Coil on Sunday 24th October 2010.


All those rumors actually turned out to be true, for a change! This really is happening! MESHUGGAH have finally been confirmed as headliners for The Great Indian Rock Festival 2010. They will play Pune on 17th, Bangalore on 18th and New Delhi on 19th Dec.

MESHUGGAH join ENSLAVED, TESSERACT and PURIFIED IN BLOOD as the international headliners for the 2010 edition of the annual Great Indian Rock (GIR) Festival. The festival which RSJ describes as “The Definitive Indian Rock Festival Since 1995″ has previously been headlined by many international acts including SATYRICON, ENSLAVED, FREAK KITCHEN, SAHG, JOHN MYUNG (DREAM THEATRE), BENEA REACH, INTRONAUT, SOLSTATE and YOUR CODE NAME IS: MILOalong with several other Indian bands.

Although many recent festivals in India like ROCK IN INDIA (IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH, MACHINE HEAD and who can ever forget – the BACKSTREET BOYS & RICHARD MARX), DECCAN ROCK FESTIVAL (AMON AMARTH, TEXTURES), METAL FEST (SEPULTURA) and the very recent SUMMER STORM (LAMB OF GOD) have, in a way, stolen the thunder from GIR, the festival still holds a place of its own in the Indian Rock & Metal scene.

The festival started off and continued for many years aiming to provide budding Indian bands with a platform to showcase their talent and took the form of a competition. However, recently the organizers have done away with the competition, focusing solely on showcasing the best that Indian rock & metal has to offer. “Over the years, bands like Indian Ocean, Parikrama, Orange Street, Euphoria, Them Clones etc have been launched via this platform.”

Here are the dates for the 2010 edition of GIR:

Bangalore: 18th & 19th December, 2010 – Palace Grounds

Delhi: 18th and & 19th December, 2010 – Hamsadhwani Open Air

Kolkata: 17th December, 2010 NICCO Park

Pune: 17th December, 2010 Oasis.