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Meshuggah: Fredrik Thordendal to be Replaced by Scar Symmetry’s Per Nilsson for Summer Tour

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If you’re going to see Meshuggah on their big summer tour with Megadeth, TesseracT, and Lillake, you may notice something different about the band — specifically, that revered guitarist Fredrik Thordendal isn’t with them.

From Meshuggah’s Facebook page:

“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

“*End of transmission*”

This is… weird. I’m a huge fan of Nilsson’s, and on a technical level, I have no doubt he can do the job. But Meshuggah without Thordendal? That is just plain odd, isn’t it?

Discuss in the comments section below. Get all of Meshuggah’s tour dates with Megadeth et. al. here.

[via Metal Injection]

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