Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH are featured on the cover of the November 2013 issue of the Indian edition of Rolling Stone magazine.MESHUGGAH will perform at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival in India at the end of this month. The fourth edition of the festival will feature more than 200 bands across six stages in four cities. Vijay Nair, CEO of Only Much Louder, said: "Bacardi NH7 Weekender is about giving fans a true music festival experience, and one that they will perhaps remember as the happiest music festival. From choosing to organize a more intimate festival and not chasing the 'biggest festival' tag, to the bands that we program, to taking the festival to newer cities each year — with each decision we take, we hope to give fans the best festival memories." In a recent interview with Australia's Loud magazine, MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström stated about the band's plans to return to the studio to record the follow-up to 2012's "Koloss": "I think the last day of November is our last show for this album. So we're basically looking to have some time off in December, and then we've been on the road with 'Koloss' for like two years or something, on and off. So then I guess it's about time to start writing new stuff again." Asked what the next step forward for MESHUGGAH is, creatively, Hagström said: "I have no idea, and I never do. And I think that's a good thing, 'cause people sometimes say that we're pretty unpredictable, but I don't really think we are, because we have a sound that's been with us since at least like the 'None' EP (from 1994), that's very us. [laughs] It doesn't really change all that much, but it's still a progression, and what I mean by taking a step forward is that we're still, we've been around now. We're veterans in this game [laughs], and we're still having fun with what we do, with experimenting with the music that we want to create. So as long as it feels like we're making it better, and as long as it feels like we're doing something that we can at least stand for and be proud of, that's all that we ask." MESHUGGAH earlier in the year completed touring North America with ANIMALS AS LEADERS as direct support and INTRONAUT opening each evening.
A previously unreleased MESHUGGAH track, "Pitch Black", is available for free download as a two-track EP from Scion Audio/Visual, (a.k.a. Scion A/V), the in-house record label and lifestyle marketing division of the Scion marque produced by Toyota Motor Corporation for the North American market. In addition to the "Pitch Black" title cut, the EP includes a live recording of the "obZen" song "Dancers To A Discordant System".