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Meshuggah Drummer To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

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MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake has revealed to Petri Silas of Finland's Soundi magazine that he may be forced to miss some of the shows on the band's current North American tour with MINISTRY in order to undergo surgery for an impingement of the shoulder.

Tomas said, "We are going to make this public with an official statement soon, so I guess I can talk about it here. I have shoulder impingement in my right shoulder and will have to undergo surgery. It's quite a usual ailment with men of my age and the surgery is a totally routine operation. But the recovery period will make me have to forget about playing the drums for a couple of months. In fact, I shouldn't even go on the MINISTRY tour as my doctor would prefer to operate right now. But we managed to negotiate our showtime down to 35 minutes in order to make it easier on me. And I hope everything works out. As a matter of fact, we were just hatching up a plan B yesterday [the interview was conducted on February 3 at the Fear & Loathing Studio in Spånga, Sweden — Ed] with the guys. If worse comes to worst during the MINISTRY tour, the band will continue to the end with another drummer. Luckily I should be in full condition and recovered at the end of the summer, as we will then play some more festival shows. In September we will embark on our own European headlining tour and expect to play a total of three shows in Finland."

MESHUGGAH and HEMLOCK were forced to miss the first Canadian show on MINISTRY's final world tour — C U LaTouR — which made a stop Wednesday night (March 26) at the Whiskey nightclub in Calgary, Alberta. According to local promoter Union Events, the two bands — who are believed to be sharing a tour bus — were unable to make the gig due to "immigration challenges." The rest of the tour will not be affected by this cancellation.

MESHUGGAH's latest album, "obZen" sold 11,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 59 on The Billboard 200 chart. This is substantially more than the 7,000 first-week total achieved by its predecessor, "Catch 33", which landed at No. 170 on The Billboard 200 chart back in June 2005.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. eggnog writes:

Aww man, poor guy. Kind of a bummer their set will be only 35 mins since i'm seein' them next week, but wouldn't want Tomas to jeopardize his shoulder further.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 11:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am seeing them tommrow and will be glad that the show will atleast go on. That is true Swedish blood for you. We dont give up easy and this is an excellent example of that. I cant wait! The show will be crushing and awesome regardless!

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. JL writes:

I'm glad I didn't get tix for this tour after all, not a fan of Ministry, and I'm not paying $40+ for a 35 minute Meshuggah set. Come back and do a headlining tour! I'll definitely be there for that.

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

Oddly enough it is snowing here in Wa. Their welcoming commitie must be here. :)

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. wasted kitten writes:

"which made a stop Wednesday night (March 26) at the Whiskey nightclub in Calgary, Alberta"

That was f***ing bullsh**, like half the crowd was mainly there to see Meshuggah, then f***ing Ministry didn't go on stage until midnight, f***ing laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

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6. Red_Chord writes:

Meshuggah RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULES

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Red, how are you man? You have been m.i.a a bunch lately! I for one have been missing you damn it!

# Mar 28, 2008 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Colt_38 writes:

the show last night at the Croatian Cultural Center in Vancouver SUCKED! they were 3 hours late, cut hemlock from the set alltogether, and meshuggah played 3 songs, for a 15 minute set... $50 WASTED.. half of the people there left when meshuggah finished, myself included.. it was the Worst "concert" ever.

# Mar 29, 2008 @ 4:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

Hope he gets better stat...But I don't want him pushing himself until he's 100%.....

sh**...

I sound like a worried mother, but I mean---damn....listen to the drums on any Meshuggah album, "Obzen" or "Catch 33", I wouldn't be surprised if he could recreate "I".

Cybernetic/bionic implants need to be rush developed just so this guy can make the music he makes. It's inhuman/alien/mechanical/ in every sense anyway.

Now Playing: Rage Against the Machine - "Darkness"....Anyone remember the movie the Crow?!
At 14 this song justified the whole soundtrack for me in the age before downloading....f***ing whippersnappers...

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10. Fuck a Name writes:

I figured something would happen to that man's arms eventually. The strain from his talent must be enormous. His body will most likely start to tear itself apart from containing all that power, lol.

Now playing: The Absence- "Into The Pit"

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