Swedish Metal Band Meshuggah Is Heading for Auckland This March

Friday 3 March 2017

Swedish Metal Band Meshuggah Is Heading for Auckland This March

Swedish metal pioneers, Meshuggah, hits Auckland next week for a one-off show, launching their tour in the thunderous style fans have become accustomed to.

Meshuggah will rock the stage with the Aussie deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder, whose 2015 album Holy War guaranteed their spot at the top of Australia’s extreme metal pile.

This tour marks their 30th year in the music industry, proving their virtuosic prowess by taking their cathedral-complex compositions to stages all over the world. It also comes on the back of their eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason which builds on their legacy for fearless metal sculpting within the context of extreme metal.

The band’s drummer Tomas Haake says they’re keen to make sure their New Zealand fans get something they don’t hear in other bands.

“On the first album, you still hear a lot of Metallica and Anthrax and Bay Area kind of thrash metal influence. We knew that we sounded a bit like that, but we were aiming for something we hadn’t heard in any other band. And that’s still the main fuel. We’re not trying to write your average metal song.”

He exclaimed that the crowd they have is diverse with lots of geeks, nerds and weirdos considering they are the beautiful ones. A lot of people with talents who are interested in music appreciating it as an art and not just an ordinary event.