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Meshuggah aim for 2016 album

Meshuggah are aiming to release their eighth album next year, drummer Tomas Haake has revealed.

And he’s offered a sneak preview of one of the band’s songs in progress.

Haake says in the studio video below: “Right now we’re writing for an album that will hopefully be out in 2016.

“Sometimes a song idea comes from a guitarist or a bass, sometimes it’s from me as a drummer. When it’s my song, it starts with me messing around at the kit.”

Hakke then demonstrates what he calls “more of a rhythmical idea” and shows how it proceeds to the songwriting stage.

Meshuggah’s last studio release was 2012’s Koloss. Last September they launched live DVD The Ophidian Trek as part of the band’s 25th anniversary celebrations – along with a remastered edition of their one-track EP I.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.