Meshuggah was formed in 1987 in Umeå, Sweden. Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, bassist Peter Nordin and vocalist Jens Kidman all played on their debut EP of 1989. At that time, Jens Kidman played the guitar as well. Umeå has a healthy scene, and a lot of people are involved in rock music. According to Jens Kidman there are a lot of good bands from Umeå, "probably because there is not a lot to do".
At the beginning of 2012 Meshuggah shows with their 9th album "Koloss", why they are called the godfathers of Math Metal. "Koloss" - a title to be taken serious.
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