Meshuggah

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Nazione:Svezia
Attività:dal 1987

Line up

  • Jens Kidman: vocals
  • Fredrik Thordendal: guitars
  • Mårten Hagström: guitars
  • Dick Lövgren: bass
  • Tomas Haake: drums
Meshuggah is an extreme metal band from Umeå, Sweden, formed in 1987. Meshuggah's line-up has primarily consisted of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, and rhythm guitarist Mårten Hagström, who joined in 1992. The band has gone through a number of bassists, with the position being held by Dick Lövgren since 2004.

Meshuggah first attracted international attention with the 1995 release "Destroy Erase Improve" for its fusion of fast-tempo death metal, thrash metal and progressive metal with jazz fusion elements. Since its 2002 album "Nothing", Meshuggah has used downtuned eight-string guitars. Meshuggah has become known for their innovative musical style, complex, polymetered song structures and polyrhythms. They were labeled as one of the ten most important hard and heavy bands by Rolling Stone and as the most important band in metal by Alternative Press. Meshuggah has found little mainstream success as yet, but is a significant act in extreme underground music.

"Nothing" and the albums that followed have all charted on the Billboard 200. In 2006 and 2009, the band was nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award. Meshuggah's most commercially successful album, 2008's obZen, peaked at No. 59 and sold 11,400 copies in the first week and 50,000 copies six months after its release in the United States. Since its formation, Meshuggah has released six studio albums, five EPs and eight music videos. The band has performed in various international festivals, including Ozzfest and Download, and embarked on the obZen world tour from 2008 to 2010. A new studio album, "Koloss", is set to be released on March 23, 2012.

In 2014 will be re-released the single "I" and the new live album "The Ophidian Trek" via Nuclear Blast.

Discografia

Copertina 9,5
The Violent Sleep Of Reason (Nuclear Blast Records / 2016) 

1. CLOCKWORKS / 2. BORN IN DISSONANCE / 3. MONSTROCITY / 4. BY THE TON / 5. VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON / 6. IVORY TOWER / 7. STIFLED / 8. NOSTRUM / 9. OUR RAGE WON'T DIE / 10. INTO DECAY

Copertina 7,5
The Ophidian Trek (Nuclear Blast / 2014) 

1. SWARMER / 2. SWARM / 3. COMBUSTION / 4. RATIONAL GAZE / 5. OBZEN / 6. LETHARGICA / 7. DO NOT LOOK DOWN / 8. THE HURT / 9. I AM COLOSSUS / 10. BLEED / 11. DEMIURGE ...

Copertina 7,5
I (reissue) (Nuclear Blast / 2014) 

1. I / 2. BLEED (LIVE) / 3. DANCERS TO A DISCORDANT SYSTEM (LIVE) / 4. PITCH BLACK

Copertina 9
Koloss (Nuclear Blast / 2012) 

1. I AM COLOSSUS / 2. THE DEMON'S NAME IS SURVEILLANCE / 3. DO NOT LOOK DOWN / 4. BEHIND THE SUN / 5. THE HURT THAT FINDS YOU FIRST / 6. MARROW / 7. BREAK THOSE BONES WHOSE SINEWS GAVE IT MOTION ...

Copertina 6,5
Alive (Nuclear Blast / 2010) 

1. PERPETUAL BLACK SECOND / 2. ELECTRIC RED / 3. RATIONAL GAZE / 4. PRAVUS / 5. LETHARGICA / 6. COMBUSTION / 7. STRAWS PULLED AT RANDOM / 8. NEW MILLENIUM CYANIDE CHRIST / 9. STENGAH ...

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ObZen (Nuclear Blast / 2008) 

1. COMBUSTION / 2. ELECTRIC RED / 3. BLEED / 4. LETHARGICA / 5. OBZEN / 6. THIS SPITEFUL SNAKE / 7. PINEAL GLAND OPTICS / 8. PRAVUS / 9. DANCERS TO A DISCORDANT SYSTEM

Copertina 4,5
Catch Thirtythree (Nuclear Blast / 2005) 

1. AUTONOMY LOST / 2. IMPRINT OF THE UN-SAVED / 3. DISENCHANTMENT / 4. THE PARADOXICAL SPIRAL / 5. RE-INANIMATE / 6. ENTRAPMENT / 7. MIND'S MIRRORS / 8. IN DEATH - IS LIFE / 9. IN DEATH - IS DEATH ...

Copertina 9
I (Fractured Transmitter Records / 2004) 

1. I

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Nothing (Nuclear Blast / 2002)  Past

1. STENGAH / 2. RATIONAL GAZE / 3. PERPETUAL BLACK SECOND / 4. CLOSED EYE VISUALS / 5. GLINTS COLLIDE / 6. ORGANIC SHADOWS / 7. STRAWS PULLED AT RANDOM / 8. SPASM / 9. NEBULOUS / 10. OBSIDIAN

Copertina 10
Chaosphere (Nuclear Blast / 1998)  Past

1. CONCATENATION / 2. NEW MILLENIUM CYANIDE CHRIST / 3. CORRIDOR OF CHAMELEONS / 4. NEUROTICA / 5. THE MOUTH LICKING WHAT YOU'VE BLED / 6. SANE / 7. THE EXQUISITE MACHINERY OF TORTURE / 8. ELASTIC

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The True Human Design (Nuclear Blast / 1997) 

1. SANE / 2. FUTURE BREED MACHINE (LIVE) / 3. FUTURE BREED MACHINE (MAYHEM VERSION) / 4. FUTILE BREAD MACHINE (CAMPFIRE VERSION) / 5. QUANT'S QUANTASTICAL QUANTASM / 6. FRIEND'S BREAKING AND ENTERING

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Destroy Erase Improve (Nuclear Blast / 1995) 

1. FUTURE BREED MACHINE / 2. BENEATH / 3. SOUL BURN / 4. TRANSFIXION / 5. VANISHED / 6. ACRID PLACIDITY / 7. INSIDE WATH'S WITHIN BEHIND / 8. TERMINAL ILLUSIONS / 9. SUFFER IN TRUTH / 10. SUBLEVELS

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None (Nuclear Blast / 1994) 

1. HUMILIATIVE / 2. SICKENING / 3. RITUAL / 4. GODS OF RAPTURE / 5. AZTEC TWO-STEP

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Contradictions Collapse (Nuclear Blast / 1991) 

1. PARALYZING IGNORANCE / 2. ERRONEOUS MANIPULATION / 3. ABNEGATING CECITY / 4. INTERNAL EVIDENCE / 5. QUALMS OF REALITY / 6. WE'LL NEVER SEE THE DAY / 7. GREED / 8. CHOIRS OF DEVASTATION

Interviste

Meshuggah (Marten Hagstrom, guitars)

(14 giugno 2005) Per un fan sfegatato come me “Catch Thirty-three” è stata una gran delusione, e così mi son armato di spirito critico per chiedere a Marten Hagstrom, chitarrista dei...

Meshuggah (Tomas Haake, drums)

(21 ottobre 2002) L’ora è arrivata. La tanto attesa (almeno dal sottoscritto) chiacchierata con Tomas Haake si è concretizzata. Tomas rispetta in pieno il suo ruolo di trascinatore...

Live report

Meshuggah + Decapitated + CB Murdoc@Alcatraz, Milano - 05/12/2012

(11 dicembre 2012) Mi scusi, cerco l’Alcatraz… Provi a seguire le voci di quelli che invocano il Signore… ovvero la fila davanti al locale in attesa di entrare. Una volta entrati si sono aggiunti birra e profumi...
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