Warning: This episode of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ will break your bones whose sinews gave it motion. We welcomed Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake to prove and disprove what’s written about him on Wikipedia.

Tomas Haake really wanted to find some fiction for this segment, so we put Wikipedia to the test. Right away, Haake corrected the entry on his personal influences for Meshuggah. He erased a few NWOBHM acts to make way for ‘80s thrash legends, whose influences you can hear on Meshuggah’s early works.

Plenty of physical injuries could have halted the Swedish extreme metallers’ career, but even after Haake injured his finger in a “grinder accident” and guitarist Fredrik Thordendal severed the tips of two of his fingers, Meshuggah pressed on. Haake also set the record straight on the herniated disc in his back which greatly affected his ability to play drums.

One Wikipedia mishap Haake was happy to correct was that Meshuggah coined the term “djent.” Haake also fixed up a contradiction Wikipedia offered about Meshuggah writing concept albums. Are any of Meshuggah’s records conceptual? Haake answers here!

Check out the Meshuggah edition of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ in the clip above!

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