Meshuggah will be touring North America this summer with Megadeth, Tesseract, and Lillake, which has just about everyone who loves killer metal stoked. Now in a very interesting, seemingly out-of-the-blue announcement, Meshuggah has revealed that founding guitarist Fredrik Thordendal will not be joining the band on tour, and will be replaced by Scar Symmetry guitarist Per Nilsson.
Meshuggah doesn't reveal much on why Thordendal isn't going on tour with them, except for saying "mission to explore some interesting stuff. He's been asking for this assignment for quite a while and it seems now is the time to realize his aspirations."
So who knows. Will he return to the band? Is this only a temporary thing? Here's Meshuggah's goofy, vague statement on the matter.
So…we had to send our interdimensional Kazoospecialist Dr Thordendal on a mission to explore some interesting stuff. He's been asking for this assignment for quite a while and it seems now is the time to realize his aspirations. This would however leave the rest of us unable to deliver our usual tonal obscenities for quite some time… and obviously we can't have that!
So we put our five blocks of wood together and came up with a brilliant plan that we thought would be productive, intelligent and artistically mature.
We took some rolls of duct tape, a black hood, a sock with a cue ball and some rope and drove north from Stockholm in a sketchy van to fetch ourselves the prey we wanted, to fill the Kazoospot for a while. We won't get into the messy details but we can now proudly present our interim Lead Kazooist for the duration of "The Thords" hiatus: PER NILSSON!!
MAN he knows how to Kazoo!! You will meet him first time on our summer run in North America with Megadeth and be all the better for it!! Honestly, we could just send Per by himself but we decided the rest of us will tag along for moral support
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