MESHUGGAH: 'obZen' E-Card Available

March 7, 2008

An e-card for "obZen", the new album from Swedish math-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH, can be accessed at this location. Due in North America on March 11 via Nuclear Blast Records, the follow-up to 2005's "Catch Thirty Three" contains nine songs and has a running time of around 55 minutes.

MESHUGGAH was recently interviewed by Paolo Bianco of the Italian magazine Metal Shock about "obZen". The band explained both the album title (described as a play on words "obscene" and "zen"),and the CD cover (depicting a man meditating in the "zen lotus" position while covered in blood, explained as a metaphor for mankind finding peace of mind through acting obscene).

An audio clip of the interview is available at this location.

MESHUGGAH held a listening party for its new album, "obZen", on January 12 at the NRG Studios in North Hollywood, California. Attending the event were producer Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, SEBASTIAN BACH),Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, TESTAMENT, DEATH, DARK ANGEL),Christian Olde Wolbers (FEAR FACTORY),Raymond Herrera (FEAR FACTORY) Patrick Lachman (THE MERCY CLINIC, ex-DAMAGEPLAN),Nick Menza (MEGADETH),Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK) and Marcos Curiel (P.O.D.),among others. Check out photos at

"obZen" (cover artwork) track listing:

01. Combustion
02. Electric Red
03. Bleed
04. Lethargica
05. ObZen
06. This Spiteful Snake
07. Pineal Gland Optics
08. Pravus
09. Dancers To A Discordant System

A commercial for "obZen" can be viewed below.

MESHUGGAH will support MINISTRY on the North American leg of "C U LaTouR" beginning on March 26 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Also appearing on the bill is HEMLOCK.

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