MESHUGGAHs Fredrik Thordendal side project featuring one of the sickest drummers ever
We learned a few weeks back that Meshuggah guitarist is actively recording a new solo record and now more details have surfaced.
We already know Morgan Ågren will be drumming on the record, but it looks like he won't be the only one. Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren posted released this statement recently:
"What a dream come true! Fredrik has been very supportive of my career for many years in many ways, and I respect him immensely both as a musician and songwriter. It was huge for Scarve to be asked to open for Meshuggah and we've been in touch ever since. When Fredrik asked me to be a part of the second Special Defects record, I just couldn't believe it! Now that I have the Soilwork album under my belt, it's exciting to dive into a completely different challenge where my drum parts will be based on improvisation more than anything else."
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to hear this. This may be my most anticipated release of 2010. If you aren't convinced yet, maybe this will help.
A few weeks ago we got really excited when Meshuggah's Tomas Haake said the band plans to spend the year writing, but turns out that's not the only music we'll hear from the members. Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal is currently in the studio recording another solo record. We know this because his drummer in the solo project, Morgan Ågren, said so on Facebook and Fredrik even responded about it.
For those unfamiliar, Thordendal released Sol Niger Within in 1997, under the moniker Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects. The album is a must have for any Meshuggah fan. Here is an excerpt off the CD performed live by Thordendal and Ågren. (more…)