Meshuggah guitarist Marten Hagstrom says the band’s 8th album, expected next year, is going to be “pretty diverse.”
The follow-up to 2012’s Koloss is being written now – and it’s powered by the members’ different approaches to creating new material
Now Hagstrom tells The Jasta Show: “I’m really attracted by the idea of taking something that’s really household – so fucking generic that it can’t possibly get any more generic.
“But you do something with it that makes it a new territory. Not rewrite the whole thing, but just tweak it a little.”
He says he’s currently writing a track that started out as “tragic metal” but adds: “It doesn’t come across that way because I tweaked it that extra mile.
“And I know Tomas and Dick Lovgren have been working on a lot of stuff that’s really out there – so it’s going to be a very diverse album.”