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MESHUGGAH Confirm FREDRIK THORDENDAL Only Plays Leads On New Album

The upcoming release would also be the first with guitarist Fredrik Thordendal since rejoining MESHUGGAH in 2021.

MESHUGGAH have recently been teasing what fans are assuming is a new record called “Immutable”, which would be the band’s first since 2016.

The upcoming release would also be the first with guitarist Fredrik Thordendal since rejoining MESHUGGAH in 2021 after a four year break.

In a new interview with Metal Hammer, MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake and guitarist Mårten Hagström discuss Thordendal’s musical involvement in the latest record.

MESHUGGAH commented: “Halfway through the touring cycle of The Violent Sleep Of Reason, Fredrik took the time out to build his studio and focus on trying to get his solo album done. When we got off tour and went into album writing mode, we talked to Fredrik and let him know that we wanted him to play a couple of leads on this album. That was his part in the production – he was going to be the lead guitar player and we need him to be that wherever we felt that the songs demanded a proper Fredrik Thordendal Meshuggah lead… but we’d be lying if we said there hasn’t been a difference since he took time out.”

MESHUGGAH said back in March 2021 that Thordendal “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.”

MESHUGGAH are set to hit the road this fall with TORCHE. You can see tour dates below.

MESHUGGAH and TORCHE tour dates:

9/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
9/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
9/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
9/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
9/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
9/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
9/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
9/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
9/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
9/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
10/2 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/4 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/8 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/9 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre