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Meshuggah Confirm They Are Recording New Album, Fredrik Thordendal Officially Returns


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Meshuggah have officially confirmed that they have begun recording their ninth studio album at Sweetspot Studios in Sweden. In addition to that, they’ve announced the full-time return of their lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal.

In light of his return, the group have parted ways with Per Nilsson, who had been filling in for the past several years. The band said in a statement:

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“Things are happening. As some of you figured out we have entered Sweetspot Studios 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!!

Check out all of Per’s goodness at www.facebook.com/scarguitar | www.facebook.com/scarsymmetry

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.”

The group’s current plans have them back out on the road late this year with the below shows booked:

11/19 Vienna, AUT – Arena
11/20 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
11/22 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
11/23 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/25 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/26 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
11/27 Lille, FRA – L’Aeronef
11/28 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
11/30 MIlan, ITA – Alcataraz
12/01 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
12/02 Leipzig, GER – Haus Auensee
12/03 Oberhausen, GER – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
12/05 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
12/06 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
12/08 Manchester, UK – Academy
12/09 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
12/11 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
12/12 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Große Freiheit
03/06 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall

Zeal & Ardor will open all dates sans the Oberhausen and London shows.

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