|Meshuggah: vocals by Jens Kidman, art by Keerych.Luminokaya|
If Frank Zappa was to reincarnate as a Swedish heavy metal musician, I have no doubt but that his new band might sound something rather like Meshuggah
: totally-unique, incredibly complex, intriguing, sometimes-overwhelming, and it's not until you realise that you don't have sufficient free brain cells to figure it all out, that you start to really enjoy it. And that's what a huge crowd were doing at Aftershock
last weekend: enjoying Meshuggah's
wonderful and important brand of very, very, extreme heavy metal.
|Meshuggah, Aftershock 2016|
hail from the university town of Umeå in Northern Sweden; band members are Jens Kidman (vocals), Fredrik Thordenal and Mårten Hagström (guitars), Tomas Haake (drums), and Dick Lövgren (bass).
|Mårten Hagström, eight-string guitar, Meshuggah|
their latest album, The Violent Sleep of Reason
, on October 7th this year, and you can find it here
. The artwork by Keerych.Luminokaya
is beautiful, and was on display in the backdrop of the stage at Aftershock
Meshuggah have a few more tour dates in North America, and then they return to Europe for many dates in December and January. Find all the info here on their tour page!
More photos in the Aftershock 2016 Meshuggah photo gallery: just click!
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