New Album The Violent Sleep Of Reason Is Out Oct 7 Via Nuclear Blast.
Swedish djent pioneers Meshuggah have shared a teaser trailer for their upcoming eighth album The Violent Sleep Of Reason. The video does not give much away other than what is probably the artwork, a couple of metallic chugs, and the release date of October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Apparently, the album is inspired by a Francisco Goya etching called The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. In it, Goya imagines himself asleep amidst his drawing tools, his reason dulled by slumber and bedeviled by creatures that prowl in the dark. The work includes owls that may be symbols of folly and bats symbolising ignorance. The artist’s nightmare reflected his view of Spanish society, which he portrayed in the Caprichos as demented, corrupt, and ripe for ridicule. Perhaps this is a comment by Meshuggah on modern society?
Check out the etching below:
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