MESHUGGAH On Recording The Violent Sleep of Reason

I’m pretty excited about the new Meshuggah album, The Violent Sleep of Reason. The band are hitting a real stride in their songwriting these days, but threw a curveball for the recording of this one. Rather than track separately as most metal bands tend to do, these guys played the record live, together. Yeah. For music this insanely demanding and technical, that’s a serious accomplishment.

Drummer Tomas Haake talks about the recording process at Puk Studio, a residential recording space in Denmark, via this new video from Nuclear Blast. Check it out:

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Max is a senior editor and producer of Gear Gods and member of the collective Party Smasher Inc. He studies jazz composition and improvisation in New York City.