NEWS: Meshuggah recording ninth album; Fredrik Thordendal returns!

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Metal icons Meshuggah shared a few months back that their ninth album “is coming”, but now the band have officially confirmed that they’ve entered the studio and started recording.

In a collective statement (which you can read below), the band have confirmed that they’ve entered Sweetspot Studio in Halmstad, Sweden and that guitarist Fredrik Thordendal had returned to the band full-time following his hiatus from touring since October 2017.

“Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studio and have begun recording a new album. *Spoiler* There will be distortion and kicks.

Also we have other news. We are releasing Per Nilsson back into the wild to roam free in any way he sees fit. It has been a true privilege and honor to share the stage with Per and even more importantly we have made a great friend through our travels. Per. We thank you. You are a formidable human being!!

So why are we releasing Per back into a more stable habitat you ask? The answer is simple. Fredrik will be back for lead work on the album as well as touring going forward. In other words. The Band is back together. In full effect.”

More details surrounding the band’s ninth studio album and follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason’ will be confirmed as they develop.