Meshuggah’s Obzen Turns Ten Years Old

Ten years ago this week, Meshuggah released their sixth album Obzen, via Nuclear Blast, and simultaneously re-affirmed their status as one of the greatest bands ever, but also released a work of music that has become a modern masterpiece. After the experimentation of their EP catch-thirty three, Obzen was back to basics, if such a thing exists for this band. On every level, this album trumps nearly every prior notion the band created in terms of capability. From the music, the concept, the incredible artwork, it was inventing a new language musically for us to learn. By returning to their roots slightly, while still carving a path forward creatively, Meshuggah broke through to a global audience, leaving the underground behind forever. Continue reading

Meshuggah Kicks Off Their Tour With Per Nilsson

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Meshuggah announced earlier this month that guitarist Fredrik Thordendal is taking a break from touring, and Scar Symmetry‘s Per Nilsson would be filling the void on their upcoming tour dates. Continue reading

Soilwork Drummer Streams Studio Drum Session Video For Upcoming Album

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Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren has posted a brand new video tracking drums for the upcoming album, produced by Jens Bogren. Check it out below.

He is currently making his drum skills available for session work throughout the rest of 2015. His credits include Soilwork, Devin Townsend, Satyricon, Jeff Loomis, Fredrik Thordendal, Aborted, Scarve, Sybreed, and more.

Dirk Verbeuren is a renowned studio drummer with a remarkable ear for music and 20 years of experience. He owns and operates Die Crawling Studio, a state-of-the-art facility allowing him to track drums in a fully professional and highly efficient manner using the latest Toontrack Music products. Endorsed by brands such as Tama, Meinl and Evans, Verbeuren is also fully equipped to record at the studio of your choice.

Interested bands or artists may contact Verbeuren directly at

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