Meshuggah: 'Koloss' Is A '54-Minute Metalicious Treat'

Swedish experimental extreme metallers Meshuggah have confirmed "Koloss" as the title of their new album.

Meshuggah: 'Koloss' Is A '54-Minute Metalicious Treat'
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According to Blabbermouth.net, Swedish experimental extreme metallers Meshuggah have confirmed "Koloss" as the title of their new album, due in Germany on March 23 and the rest of Europe on March 26 (March 27 in North America) as a CD digi, limited-edition Magic Cube (CD digi plus DVD exclusive to Nuclear Blast mail order) and two-LP brown vinyl via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake: "As always, we try to take our music in a slightly different direction with each album and with 'Koloss', we feel that we really nailed what we were going for. Organic brutality, viscera and groove all crammed into a 54-minute metalicious treat, best avoided by the faint of heart!!" In a 2011 interview with Guitar World magazine, Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal was asked whether the band has been working on new music. "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." Released in March 2008, Meshuggah's last album, "obZen", debuted at No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart and at No. 14 on the iTunes Top Rock Albums chart. Meshuggah's first DVD, "Alive" sold around 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 8 on the Top Music Videos chart.

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    Crim_Graveyard
    was I the only one or did you read the title and think they were talking about a 54 minute song?
    Creep_C-1
    Crim_Graveyard wrote: was I the only one or did you read the title and think they were talking about a 54 minute song?
    yeah you were probably the only one.. considering there was an article yesterday explaining Koloss is the name of the album
    Eirien
    Good length. So many bands make their albums too long these days. Just because you can fit 80 mins of music on a CD it doesn't mean you have to fill every second.
    AAARRGGHHHH
    Anybody know if the title of the new album, is based off creatures in novel trilogy called Mistborn, written by Brandon Sanderson?
    SGofawesome
    Creep_C-1 wrote: Crim_Graveyard wrote: was I the only one or did you read the title and think they were talking about a 54 minute song? yeah you were probably the only one.. considering there was an article yesterday explaining Koloss is the name of the album
    Catch 33 is pretty much one song. But it still is the name of an album they released. What if Koloss was meant to do the same? On topic, definitely excited to put this in my collection of 2012 releases. Hopefully better than obZen, which was my favorite Meshuggah release.
    Q-Gloaf
    AAARRGGHHHH wrote: Anybody know if the title of the new album, is based off creatures in novel trilogy called Mistborn, written by Brandon Sanderson?
    Lol, I don't think so... O.o ARGHFUCKICANTWAITFORTHISALBUM. It'll be the first ever that I'll legally buy.
    Soundservant
    Eirien wrote: Good length. So many bands make their albums too long these days. Just because you can fit 80 mins of music on a CD it doesn't mean you have to fill every second.
    Exactly. For example the last few Metallica albums could've been so much better if they didn't repeat every verse and chorus 4 times each song and then boast about their +70 min running times. Some of the best metal albums are relatively short at around 40 mins and that's usually just right.