MESHUGGAH: Australia/New Zealand Dates Announced

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH have announced the dates for their tour of Australia/New Zealand in October. They are as follows:

Oct. 10 - Auckland, New Zealand - Transmission
Oct. 12 - Brisbane, Australia - Arena
Oct. 13 - Sydney, Australia - Roundhouse
Oct. 14 - Adelaide, Australia - HQ
Oct. 15 - Melbourne, Australia - Metro
Oct. 16 - Perth, Australia - Capitol

Buckshot of's "Buckshot's Bonanza" conducted an interview with MESHUGGAH guitarist Mrten Hagstrm earlier this month before the band's performance at The Fillmore (at Irving Plaza) in New York City. They discussed MESHUGGAH's current success, the songwriting process for the band's new record, "obZen", and the MINISTRY tour, among other topics.

Watch the nine-minute chat below.

MESHUGGAH just finished the U.S. leg of MINISTRY's final world tour C U LaTouR which kicked off March 25 in Spokane, Washington and concluded on May 11 in Chicago, Illinois. The trek also featured opening act HEMLOCK.

"obZen" sold 11,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the 7,000 first-week total achieved by its predecessor, "Catch 33", which landed at No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart back in June 2005.


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