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MESHUGGAH’s TOMAS HAAKE Hates Playing The Song ‘Bleed’ Live

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You can’t deny MESHUGGAH‘s “Bleed” is one of the band’s most recognized songs, being it’s second most-played live song behind “Future Breed Machine.”

In a recent talk with Metal Injection, Haake was asked what 30 seconds of MESHUGGAH‘s music would he consider to be the “ultimate teaser”.

Haake said: “In a sense, that would have to be ‘Bleed.’ Any 30 seconds of ‘Bleed‘ basically, as long as the kicks are going like they’re going. I wouldn’t say… it’s not really what the band is about necessarily, but as a teaser, yes. [When people] hear that the first time, it’s like ‘what the hell?’ So in that sense, I guess [‘Bleed‘].

“On a personal level, I mean obviously I wish I never had to play ‘Bleed‘ once in my life. But here we are. We have to do it. But personally for me, I have other aspects of the band I really dig that are way slower and maybe atmospheric and stuff like that. Like ‘Nebulous‘ off of the “Nothing” album, which is like, slower and drudgier and really down-tuned, and creates a completely different vibe in a room than a song like ‘Bleed‘ would do.”

You can check out the full interview courtesy of Metal Injection below.

MESHUGGAH are also hitting the road with CONVERGE, IN FLAMES and TORCHE this fall with the full tour itinerary below.

MESHUGGAH 2022 North American tour dates:


9/16 Worcester, MA – Palladium
9/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
9/18 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
9/20 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
9/21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
9/23 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life (Meshuggah only)
9/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
9/25 Columbus, OH – Express Live
9/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
9/28 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Theatre
9/29 Chicago, IL – Radius
9/30 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live


10/2 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/4 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
10/7 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/8 Riverside, CA – Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/9 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/10 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/12 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/13 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/15 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre