Meshuggah Instrumental Show
2013-02-13 by Alex Beebe | 77 Comments

Swedish extreme metal outfit Meshuggah has recently posted on their official facebook page
that due to vocalist Jens Kidman coming down with a flu that "means business", and being
advised not to speak because of it, they will be playing instrumental versions of their
usual setlist for their performance tonight in Atlanta, Georgia. The facebook post also
encourages all those who are attending the show to scream along to the songs as substitution
for Kidman's absence.

Those participating in the thousand plus member singalong can all be guaranteed sore throats
the likes of which have never been experienced before, and bleeding ear drums from hearing
hundreds of Meshuggah fans destroying their vocal chords in unison.

The facebook post can be seen here:

http://www.facebook.com/meshuggah/posts/10151420615386170

Twitter

Band Page: Meshuggah

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breakingthefragile
February 12th 2013

2954 Comments


I just had to.

SpiritCrusher2
February 12th 2013

2937 Comments


just read this on Facebook

I hope somebody films the show

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2013

5979 Comments


An instrumental show by Meshuggah, that would be very interesting to see.

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MO
February 12th 2013

18428 Comments


shit about Jens but if anyone can do this it s meshugg, it'll be a tribal event

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tempest--
February 12th 2013

13041 Comments


the only Meshuggah lyrics I know are
I LIKE JUICE
THAT IS THE TRUTH
FILTERED VITAMIN SUBSTANCE

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East Hastings
February 12th 2013

4391 Comments


m/

pedro70512
February 12th 2013

2530 Comments


if they're ever going to play "I" this would be it

yeah I'll keep dreaming.

Relinquished
February 12th 2013

24862 Comments


atlanta here i come

breakingthefragile
February 12th 2013

2954 Comments


If this show is recorded it'll be the funniest thing ever. Hundreds of people trying to yell in sync with the song and each other, it'll sound like hell lol. The performance itself however will undoubtedly be awesome. Meshuggah's guitars alone are so amazing that they can easily carry an entire show by themselves if they had to.

eternium
February 12th 2013

16332 Comments


I wish I was going now just because of this.

KjSwantko
February 12th 2013

9261 Comments


Shit I'd still go to this concert. Hopefully there are some good bootlegs.

Eclecticist
February 12th 2013

3863 Comments


"if they're ever going to play "I" this would be it"

I forgot which interview it was but the drummer flat-out stated that Meshuggah collectively had decided since the record's success never to play it live

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 12th 2013

16134 Comments


One of my buddies' roommates got free tickets, so he's going to the show tonight. Should be pretty cool.

bloc
February 12th 2013

34735 Comments


Err, would this not be the most boring concert ever?

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tempest--
February 12th 2013

13041 Comments


yeah bloc because everyone listens to Meshuggah for the vocals

bloc
February 12th 2013

34735 Comments


The band's songs are already like half instrumental even with the vocals. At least the addition of vocals makes things less monotonous.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 12th 2013

49955 Comments


Nothing could make Meshuggah not sound monotonous


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Willie
Moderator
February 12th 2013

15898 Comments


The instrumental concert sounds like it would be awesome.

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zaruyache
February 12th 2013

6138 Comments


Most metal thing I've read in quite a while, and of course it had to involve Meshuggah. m/

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PortalofPerfection
February 12th 2013

363 Comments


^^^Fuck yeah, this is excellent news.

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ChopSuey
February 12th 2013

2392 Comments


Most metal thing I've read in quite a while[2]

lol

paxman
February 12th 2013

4084 Comments


Cool

breakingthefragile
February 12th 2013

2954 Comments


If anything, this means they'll just crank the amps up even louder than usual. Can't get much better than that.

conesmoke
February 12th 2013

5194 Comments


Most metal thing i've read in quite a while [3] Nice job m/

Jruined
February 12th 2013

1296 Comments


Jens needs to get out his conducting baton and get to work.


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J0ckstrapsFTW
February 12th 2013

3652 Comments


Cool

GiaNXGX
February 12th 2013

4867 Comments


i kinda hate meshuggah but seeing this would be fucking awesome

DoubtGin
February 12th 2013

6748 Comments


WHOA

StallionMang
February 12th 2013

5371 Comments


Great article. I would think an "instru-metal" would get really boring, seeing as pretty much all metal songs sound alike. Never heard Meshuggah, but I'm just going to assume that they sound like every other metal band on the planet. Somebody tell me I'm wrong.

SlMBOLlC
February 12th 2013

4944 Comments


lol i thought they were gonna do like a clinic or something.

"so guise, you gotsta get ams sevens strings guitars BUT ONLYS USE THE FIRSTS TWOS STRINGS. Thens you takes gays breakdowns and leaves out the last two notes ands repeateds. djentys no? "

SlMBOLlC
February 12th 2013

4944 Comments


cause they wil defs all sound like skwisgaar

Thanatopsis
February 12th 2013

90 Comments


StallionMang, you're wrong. Factually wrong. Anyone with working eardrums would be able to tell the difference between Meshuggah and, say, Protest the Hero. Meshuggah is extremely distinctive, and this is coming from someone who does not even care for them.

Not only that, metal is an extremely varied genre; sure, like all genres many bands tend to sound alike, especially to an ear that does not care for it, but I think you'd be hard pressed to find a person who cannot tell the difference between Periphery and Immortal, Oceano and The Human Abstract, or SikTh and Bloodbath.

Upsidedown_and_Sideways
February 12th 2013

258 Comments


"Jens needs to get out his conducting baton and get to work. "


this.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2013

6079 Comments


kinda sucks since the vocalist is the only interesting part of the band

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auberginedreams
February 13th 2013

6028 Comments


so basically just groovejuns and techchugs for an entire set oh boy.

Exodus287
February 13th 2013

43 Comments


I've seen Slayer play an instrumental set in 2009. It just wasn't the same. Meshuggah would make a more enjoyable setlist even without Jens though.

fromtheinside
February 13th 2013

17911 Comments


this sounds fun.

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JizzInMyPants
February 13th 2013

2369 Comments


stallion, your comment was just stupid

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2013

23800 Comments


would it really be that different than seeing them with vocals? I'd still be down, would be a good show.

oltnabrick
February 13th 2013

30522 Comments


Sascha from Intronaut did vocs on a few songs

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taylormemer
February 13th 2013

4916 Comments


The atmosphere during this is gonna be insanely awesome.

MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


I just watched some vids from it, it's pretty sick

i'm curious to see if he'll be better in a week when I see them in TO

StallionMang
February 13th 2013

5371 Comments


Thanks to Thanatopsis for the insight. Not a metal fan, obviously, but in hindsight, it was a pretty stupid statement. Gonna check out Meshuggah later, but I still don't know that an instrumental metal show would be all that great.

Drpibb
February 13th 2013

124 Comments


@Eclecticist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq8HosavQpI

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2013

10041 Comments


Stallion, check out Sithu Aye. He's all instrumental, and it's some of the most exciting music in the genre.

MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


"but I still don't know that an instrumental metal show would be all that great."

well there is Animals As Leaders, you know, the instrumental band who're OPENING for this show...

ViralOblivion
February 13th 2013

7679 Comments


Yah but animals as leaders are boring

TheMoreira
February 13th 2013

7119 Comments


Jesus, this is amazing. Meshuggah's classy as fuck.

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MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


"Yah but animals as leaders are boring "

yah but you're wrong

ViralOblivion
February 13th 2013

7679 Comments


Nah I'm not i get it they can play technical shit

StallionMang
February 13th 2013

5371 Comments


I've heard Animals As Leaders before, they're pretty cool. Definitely not boring.

CaptainDooRight
February 13th 2013

28692 Comments


will they riff harder to make up for the loose end

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zxlkho
February 13th 2013

3460 Comments


this show is only a 3 hours drive for me


i really wish i wasn't an engineering major...

Emyay
February 13th 2013

5939 Comments


nah man, be thankful. i was an engineering major and i'm actually flying out to see this tour in LA in March with my two best friends, so yeah.

MikeC26
February 13th 2013

3169 Comments


damn that's pretty amazing. I'm seeing them next week so hopefully Jens gets better, either way though it'll be great.


MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


^^ nice which show

Spec
February 13th 2013

27102 Comments


Really hope there are some recordings of this.

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MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


you can already find some vids

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2013

16134 Comments


I'm told they ended up using pre-recorded vocals for this show.

MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


yea, and a cardboard cut out of jens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAU_0BbXjZo

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
February 13th 2013

16134 Comments


Yeah, they cut off a couple fingers so he's throwing up horns, haha.

MO
February 13th 2013

18428 Comments


ahahah beauty, this band can do no wrong m/

Mickeymau5
February 13th 2013

1614 Comments


You can make a drinking game out of this, a shot for every chug

Emyay
February 13th 2013

5939 Comments


another instrumental show tonight

auberginedreams
February 13th 2013

6028 Comments


"You can make a drinking game out of this, a shot for every chug"

more like a method of suicide than a game.

InbredJed
February 13th 2013

5786 Comments


I would love to see this show, hopefully it's recorded.

It will be pretty funny to see, since ya I don't know how many ppl actually know their lyrics (which are really awesome btw) off by heart.

Maybe they'll just play NMCC and Suffer In Truth over and over again : p

GringoSuave89
February 13th 2013

1020 Comments


the cardboard cut out was wearing Jen's shirt and pants with his face taped on. how rad is that?

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mercilessshred
February 13th 2013

34 Comments


I was at the Atlanta show. Despite Jens not being there, it was still incredible all the same.

Garm
February 14th 2013

7 Comments


Just got back from the Charlotte show - was great. They just used the cardboard cut-out again but unlike the previous show, they actually played his studio vocal track over the band.

InbredJed
February 14th 2013

5786 Comments


that's pretty funny


Regulator
February 14th 2013

602 Comments


this band was so boring when i saw them in May. hardly anything fast, just all the chuggy shit. least baroness and decapitated opened for them

breakingthefragile
February 14th 2013

2954 Comments


@Regulator If you want to hear some speedy thrash metal from them, I suggest you check out their one song EP "I".

fromtheinside
February 14th 2013

17911 Comments


i bet those two bands creamed

syco722
February 14th 2013

492 Comments


The Charlotte show was beyond awesome.

beefshoes
February 14th 2013

3413 Comments


Me and one of my friends had been planning on going to the Charlotte date since December but he had fucking exams all week.... -_-
I bet it was killer.

666Micrograms
February 14th 2013

923 Comments


he better be back by the 27th ill be chapped if its a meshuggaokee concert

TheMoreira
February 18th 2013

7119 Comments


OK, someone link me to this show's footage.



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