Nickelback are not any strangers to the heavy stuff and bassist Mike Kroeger managed to catch Meshuggah on their fall tour. He is now supplied his response to seeing them reside, blown away by not simply the band however their mosh-happy followers as nicely.
The band’s overwhelming success as a arduous rock band usually places their music at odds with metallic followers, however the band’s members are fairly keen on all of it, even the extra excessive underground permeated by the likes of Meshuggah, Sweden’s pioneering polyrhythmic metallic group usually credited with being the founders of the djent subgenre that developed and was popularized a long time after their profession started.
Supporting their newest file, this 12 months’s Immutable, Meshuggah toured North America and Kroeger tells 106.6 Radio Rock he was initially eyeing a Los Angeles date earlier than selecting New York Metropolis earlier than attending to work to advertise a brand new file of his personal.
“I noticed Meshuggah play on the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York Metropolis [in September 2022],” he recollects (transcription through Blabbermouth), “Earlier than we got here to Rome to do press for Nickelback’s new album, Get Rollin’], we had per week trip in New York. And I used to be actually upset that I used to be gonna miss Meshuggah after they got here to Los Angeles, however fortunately I came upon whereas we have been in New York, they have been taking part in in New York. So by way of some associates I bought into the present.”
The Nickelback bassist is sort of aware of the band, too, counting drummer Tomas Haake as a private pal.
“I do know Tomas, the drummer. I do not trouble Tomas on present days; it is an excessive amount of. Particularly in Los Angeles, backstage is, like, 300 individuals. New York’s in all probability simply as unhealthy. And I simply stated, ‘Tomas, do an ideal present. I am going to see you in one other…’ After we go to Stockholm is once we hang around, as a result of he has time then,” he says of their friendship.
Shifting his focus again on the live performance expertise, Kroeger exclaims, “However they completely ripped the roof off the Hammerstein Ballroom. I used to be within the balcony within the seats, and each head was… All people was shifting within the seats. On the ground, they have been, like, killing one another.”
One rocker who did wind up at Meshuggah in Los Angeles was Mammoth WVH’s Wolfgang Van Halen, who shared a video clip of the present on Twitter, writing, “Meshuggah is remedy.”
Recently, there’s been a resurgence in chatter a couple of Nickelback covers album, the place Mike Kroeger and guitarist Ryan Peake have floated names resembling Testomony, Slayer and Meshuggah as artists that will have curiosity in protecting.
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