|Meshuggah Instrumental Show|
2013-02-13 by Alex Beebe CONTRIBUTOR | 77 Replies | 3640 Views
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:
I just had to.
Digging: Melt Yourself Down - Melt Yourself Down
just read this on Facebook
I hope somebody films the show
An instrumental show by Meshuggah, that would be very interesting to see.
shit about Jens but if anyone can do this it s meshugg, it'll be a tribal event
the only Meshuggah lyrics I know are
I LIKE JUICE
THAT IS THE TRUTH
FILTERED VITAMIN SUBSTANCE
if they're ever going to play "I" this would be it
yeah I'll keep dreaming.
atlanta here i come
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.
I wish I was going now just because of this.
Shit I'd still go to this concert. Hopefully there are some good bootlegs.
"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
One of my buddies' roommates got free tickets, so he's going to the show tonight. Should be pretty cool.
Err, would this not be the most boring concert ever?
Digging: Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
yeah bloc because everyone listens to Meshuggah for the vocals
The band's songs are already like half instrumental even with the vocals. At least the addition of vocals makes things less monotonous.
Nothing could make Meshuggah not sound monotonous
Digging: Barrow - Though I'm Alone
The instrumental concert sounds like it would be awesome.
Digging: Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
Most metal thing I've read in quite a while, and of course it had to involve Meshuggah. m/
Digging: Lake Of Blood - Omnipotens Tyrannus
^^^Fuck yeah, this is excellent news.
Most metal thing I've read in quite a while
If anything, this means they'll just crank the amps up even louder than usual. Can't get much better than that.
Most metal thing i've read in quite a while  Nice job m/
Jens needs to get out his conducting baton and get to work.
Digging: Erra - Augment
i kinda hate meshuggah but seeing this would be fucking awesome
Digging: Peu Etre - Demo
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.
Digging: The Arrogant Sons of Bitches - Three Cheers For Disappointment
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? "
cause they wil defs all sound like skwisgaar
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.
"Jens needs to get out his conducting baton and get to work. "
Digging: Stereophonics - Just Enough Education To Perform
kinda sucks since the vocalist is the only interesting part of the band
Digging: Ulver - Messe I.X-VI.X
so basically just groovejuns and techchugs for an entire set oh boy.
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.
this sounds fun.
stallion, your comment was just stupid
would it really be that different than seeing them with vocals? I'd still be down, would be a good show.
Sascha from Intronaut did vocs on a few songs
Digging: Ghoul Abdul - Surface Breaks
The atmosphere during this is gonna be insanely awesome.
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
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.
Stallion, check out Sithu Aye. He's all instrumental, and it's some of the most exciting music in the genre.
Digging: City Of Ifa - Self Titled
"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...
Yah but animals as leaders are boring
Jesus, this is amazing. Meshuggah's classy as fuck.
"Yah but animals as leaders are boring "
yah but you're wrong
Nah I'm not i get it they can play technical shit
I've heard Animals As Leaders before, they're pretty cool. Definitely not boring.
will they riff harder to make up for the loose end
Digging: Mefitic - Signing the Servants of God
this show is only a 3 hours drive for me
i really wish i wasn't an engineering major...
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.
damn that's pretty amazing. I'm seeing them next week so hopefully Jens gets better, either way though it'll be great.
^^ nice which show
Really hope there are some recordings of this.
you can already find some vids
I'm told they ended up using pre-recorded vocals for this show.
yea, and a cardboard cut out of jens
Yeah, they cut off a couple fingers so he's throwing up horns, haha.
ahahah beauty, this band can do no wrong m/
You can make a drinking game out of this, a shot for every chug
another instrumental show tonight
"You can make a drinking game out of this, a shot for every chug"
more like a method of suicide than a game.
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
Digging: High Power - High Power
the cardboard cut out was wearing Jen's shirt and pants with his face taped on. how rad is that?
Digging: Neil Davidge - Halo 4 Original Soundtrack
I was at the Atlanta show. Despite Jens not being there, it was still incredible all the same.
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.
that's pretty funny
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
@Regulator If you want to hear some speedy thrash metal from them, I suggest you check out their one song EP "I".
i bet those two bands creamed
The Charlotte show was beyond awesome.
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.
he better be back by the 27th ill be chapped if its a meshuggaokee concert
OK, someone link me to this show's footage.