Meshuggah discography

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Meshuggah discography
Meshuggah Wien 18.09.08.jpg
Meshuggah performing live in 2008
Studio albums 8
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 1
Music videos 11
EPs 6

Meshuggah is a Swedish experimental metal and death metal quintet formed in 1987 in Umeå. Meshuggah is known for its use of extended polymetric passages, complex time signatures, dissonant guitar riffs, and harsh vocals. As of 2008, the band consists of vocalist Jens Kidman, guitarists Fredrik Thordendal and Mårten Hagström, bassist Dick Lövgren and drummer Tomas Haake.

Meshuggah's first release was a self-titled three-song 12" vinyl EP, Meshuggah, which is commonly known as Psykisk Testbild, although that title is not printed anywhere.[1][2] Only 1000 copies were released by local record store Garageland in Umeå.[2] After signing to German heavy metal record label Nuclear Blast, Meshuggah released its debut album Contradictions Collapse in 1991. Meshuggah's second album, Destroy Erase Improve, was released in 1995.

Thordendal's side project's album, Sol Niger Within, was released in 1997, as was the next Meshuggah EP, The True Human Design. These were followed by the next full-length album, Chaosphere, in 1998.

A collection of demos (from Meshuggah) and rare recordings were released as the Rare Trax album in 2001.[3] In 2002 the band released their next album, Nothing.[1] Meshuggah was not satisfied with the production of the album and later re-recorded the guitars for the re-release in 2006,[4] which also includes a bonus DVD that features the band's appearance at the Download 2005 festival, along with the official music videos for "Rational Gaze", "Shed" and "New Millennium Cyanide Christ".[5] Meshuggah released I in 2004, a single 21-minute track,[6] and in 2005 the band released the next full-length album, Catch Thirtythree, a 47-minute song divided up into 13 movements,[7][8] the only album with programmed drums.[9] In 2008, Meshuggah released obZen, followed by Koloss in 2012.[1]

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
SWE
[10]
FIN
[11]
FRA
[12]
GER
[13]
NOR
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
US
[17]
US
Ind.

[17]
JPN
[18]
1991 Contradictions Collapse
  • Released: May 1, 1991
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
54 98 76 10 21 52 133 154 24 56
1995 Destroy Erase Improve
  • Released: May 12, 1995
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
43 89 8 23 19 57 81 24 1 40
1998 Chaosphere
  • Released: November 10, 1998
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
78 18 4 14 54 77 41 76 14 2
2002 Nothing
  • Released: August 6, 2002
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
41 20 9 50 31 25 8 61 10 5
2005 Catch Thirtythree
  • Released: May 16, 2005
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
12 44 41 5 14 73 17 41 8 55
2008 obZen
  • Released: March 7, 2008
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
16 21 23 10 56 11 32 59 9 46
2012 Koloss
  • Released: March 23, 2012
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
12 7 20 48 19 39 53 17 2 15
2016 The Violent Sleep of Reason
  • Released: October 7, 2016
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DL
17 11 75
[24]
18 21 32 17 3

Live albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Sales
SWE
[10]
FRA
[12]
GRC
[25]
JPN (DVD)
[18]
2010 Alive
  • Released: February 5, 2010
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, LP, DVD, DL
43 51 25 79
2014 The Ophidian Trek
  • Released: September 26, 2014
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, DVD, BD
13 4 21 6
.

Compilation albums

Year Album details
2001 Rare Trax
  • Released: August 21, 2001
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • Formats: CD, DL

EPs

Year EP details Peak chart positions
SWE
[10]
1989 Meshuggah
  • Label: Garageland
67
1994 None
  • Released: November 8, 1994
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
120
1995 Selfcaged
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
12
1997 The True Human Design
  • Released: August 19, 1997
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
4
2004 I 33
2013 Pitch Black 1

Singles and Music videos

Year Song Director(s)
1991 "Abnegating Cecity" Meshuggah
1995 "Transfixion"
"Terminal Illusions"
1999 "New Millennium Cyanide Christ"
2002 "Rational Gaze" Torbjorn Oyervold
2005 "Shed" Matthias Haase
2006 "Rational Gaze"
(Mr. Kidman Delirium Version)
Jens Kidman
2008 "Bleed" Ian McFarland
Mike Pecci
2012 "Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion" Owe Lingvall
"Demiurge" Anthony Dubois[27]
2013 "I Am Colossus" Magnus Jonsson[28]
2016 "Clockworks" Julius Horsthuis[29]

References

  1. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason; Torreano, Bradley. "Meshuggah Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved May 11, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Meshuggah - 1989". www.meshuggah.net. Archived from the original on April 21, 2008. Retrieved May 11, 2008. 
  3. ^ Espn. "A short biography". www.meshuggah.net. Archived from the original on May 13, 2007. Retrieved May 16, 2007.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Adrien Begrand. "Nothing (Special Edition)". PopMatters. Retrieved June 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ "MESHUGGAH: 'Nothing' Re-Release Track Listing Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved June 8, 2008. 
  6. ^ "I - 2004". www.meshuggah.net. Retrieved May 11, 2008. 
  7. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Meshuggah - ObZen". About.com:Heavy Metal. Retrieved October 9, 2007. 
  8. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Catch Thirty-Three review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 10, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Meshuggah". Nuclear Blast. Archived from the original on May 10, 2008. Retrieved June 10, 2008. 
  10. ^ a b c "Discography Meshuggah". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Discography Meshuggah". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  12. ^ a b "Discography Meshuggah" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Meshuggah / Longplay" (in German). PhonoNet. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Discography Meshuggah". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Discography Meshuggah". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  16. ^ Zywietz, Tobias. "Chart Log UK: M - My Vitriol". Zobbel. Retrieved January 16, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b Peak chart positions in the United States:
  18. ^ a b "Oricon: Meshuggah CD". www.oricon.co.jp. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
    "Oricon: Meshuggah DVD". www.oricon.co.jp. Retrieved April 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Sludge Scans For September 2002". www.metalsludge.tv. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The US As Reported By SoundScan". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "MESHUGGAH: 'Shed' Video Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  22. ^ "MESHUGGAH's 'obZen' Cracks 50,000 U.S. Sales Mark". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Meshuggah: Northa American 2013 Tour Announced". axisofmetal.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 41, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Discography Meshuggah". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  26. ^ "MESHUGGAH DVD Director Interviewed; Audio Available". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  27. ^ "MESHUGGAH: 'Demiurge' Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  28. ^ "MESHUGGAH: 'I Am Colossus' Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  29. ^ "MESHUGGAH - Clockworks (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)". Nuclear Blast Records. Retrieved October 7, 2016. 

External links

  • Meshuggah's official website Media related to Meshuggah at Wikimedia Commons
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