Re: Tomas Haake
Here's a recent interview with Tomas Haake about their upcoming album.
Taken from the Feb. '07 issue of Revolver Magazine "In The Studio" section, page 28
From what I gather from this short descriptive interview, it might just be the heaviest most chaotic Meshuggah album yet. I'm really looking forward to this now...
Their 2005 album, the 47-minute one-song opus Catch Thirtythree, featured programed beats and repetitive rhythms, but Swedish metal mathematicians MESHUGGAH are bringing neither back for the as-yet-untitled follow-up. Instead, they're returning to the pummeling double bass drums and angular riffage that defined their early material to sculpt what they say will be their most savage, eclectic offering yet. "We've got some fast, intense songs and hectic, heavy stuff that draws from all the things we've done in the past," says drummer TOMAS HAAKE. "It's so great to actually be playing drums again."
The band members started writing this past August and currently have three tracks completed without vocals and parts in place for 10 more tunes. The goal is to finish by March, in time for a May release. To some extent, the tone of the music was motivated by the four months Meshuggah spent last year rerecording guitars for the Halloween rerelease of their 2002 album, Nothing. "It was great to revisit that super-heavy stuff," Haake says. "While we were doing it, we found new ways of playing guitar that give the music a really scary tone. That's going to make this record sound more brutal."