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Meshuggah Announce Australian Tour Supports, Add New Show

Written by Emmy Mack on October 21, 2016

If Meshuggah wasn’t already the heaviest bill in town, it fkn is now.

The Swedish extreme metallers have just doubled the brutality of their forthcoming Australian tour by announcing one of the heaviest bands in town as their official support act: Thy Art Is Murder.

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The Western Sydney extreme metallers will be lubing up the stage at four of the band’s five Aussie tour stops, including a newly announced second Melbourne date on Tuesday, 4th March.

Sorry Perth, you miss out this time.

Thy Art recently released a crushing new original tune dubbed They Will Know Another off their joint EP with US deathcore giants The Acacia Strain and Fit For An Autopsy.

It marked their last recording to feature frontman CJ McMahon, who quit back in December, with the band recently touring with superstar sub Lochlan Watt AKA headbanger-in-chief at triple j’s The Racket filling in on vocal duties on their OS dates.

No word yet if he’ll be manning the mic for the band on the Meshuggah tour as well, but from the looks of this recent Instagram post, he seems pretty keen:

Meanwhile, Meshuggah will be coming to our shores armed with their new record The Violent Sleep of Reason, which marks their first studio effort since 2012’s Koloss.

Speaking about the band’s Aussie visit, drummer Tomas Haake reckons metalheads will “get something that they don’t really hear in any other bands”.

“We’re not trying to write your average metal song. We’re not trying to write catchy songs. We’re not trying to write hit songs,” he laughs. “We’re just trying to write something that is cool, that we haven’t heard before, and hopefully our fans haven’t heard before.”

Catch all the details for Meshuggah’s 2017 Australian tour, below.

Watch: Thy Art Is Murder – ‘They Will Know Another’ [Lyric Video]

Meshuggah Australian Tour 2017

Supported by Thy Art Is Murder, excluding Perth

Tickets On Sale Now

Saturday, 11th March
Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: MJR Presents

Sunday, 12th March
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: MJR Presents

Tuesday, 14th March – NEW SHOW
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: MJR Presents

Wednesday, 15th March
170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: MJR Presents

Friday, 17th March
Metropolis, Fremantle
Tickets: MJR Presents

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