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MESHUGGAH

MESHUGGAH

MESHUGGAH (1987–PRESENT). Jens Kidmand (vocals), Marten Hagstrom (guitar), Fredrik Thorendahl (guitar), Dick Lovgran (bass), Tomas Haake (drums). Meshuggah are an amazingly complex and intriguingly dark Swedish band formed in 1987 that constantly challenges the established parameters of metal. The band is comprised of vocalist Jens Kidmand, who mostly sings in English, along with bassist Dick Lovgran, and drummer Tomas Haake. The intricacy of Meshuggah’s music and its quick and abrupt Read more [...]
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN (1963–PRESENT). One of the most important and technically advanced guitarists of the past two decades, Yngwie J. Malmsteen’s (pronounced “ing-vay”) phenomenal technique on the guitar—involving lightning-fast scale runs and sweeping arpeggios borrowed from classical violin—raised the bar on state-of-the-art rock guitar playing and led to the phenomenon of “shredding,” the playing of impossibly fast scale and arpeggio lead playing, and also ignited the subgenre of neoclassical Read more [...]