Vic Firth recently interviewed drummer Tomas Haake of the Swedish extreme metal band MESHUGGAH. Watch the first of three videos in the series – where Haake discusses the influence of The Muppets’ drummer Animal – here. View the Vic Firth Product Spotlight video clip highlighting Tomas Haake’s signature stick here.
Read DRUM! Magazine’s Q&A session conducted with Haake at 2011’s NAMM convention about the band’s follow-up to 2008’s Billboard-charting album obZen here, where Haake reveals that Daniel Bergstrand (Behemoth, Decapitated, Soilwork) will be mixing their new release.
View an exclusive video with Haake and MESHUGGAH vocalist Jens Kidman discussing 2011’s new album at DecibelMagazine.com.
In 2008, obZen debuted at #59 on the American Top 200 Billboard chart, clinched the #14 spot on the iTunes Top Rock Albums chart, was the #1 Most Added metal album on the CMJ Loud Rock and FMQB radio charts, and set a new Swedish MySpace pre-listening promotion record for over a quarter of a million album streams in seven days.