To celebrate the upcoming release of Meshuggah's new album, Koloss, which is due out March 26 via Nuclear Blast Records, some of my Boston-based friends made a video that's been making the rounds. It's called "Pour Some Meshuggah On Me."
The video is a musical mash-up combining Meshuggah-style riffing with Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me."
Check out the video and tell me what you think!
Most of the people in the video are from a Boston-based progressive metal band called The Dead Station. I've heard one song by them, and it was very cool. They're working on a full-length CD at the moment, but I'm not sure when it will be out.
Check out the band at their Facebook page. They have a song you can download called "Limitless Or So It Seems."
OK, here's "Pour Some Meshuggah On Me":
Dave Reffett is a Berklee College of Music graduate and has worked with some of the best players in rock and metal. He is an instructor at (and the head of) the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal department at The Real School of Music in the metro Boston area. He also is a master clinician and a highly-in-demand private guitar teacher. He teaches lessons in person and worldwide via Skype. As an artist and performer, he is working on some soon-to-be-revealed high-profile projects with A-list players in rock and metal. In 2009, he formed the musical project Shredding The Envelope and released the critically acclaimed album The Call Of The Flames. Dave also is an official artist endorsee for companies like Seymour Duncan, Gibson, Eminence and Esoterik Guitars, which in 2011 released a Dave Reffett signature model guitar, the DR-1. Dave has worked in the past at Sanctuary Records and Virgin Records, where he promoting acts like The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Korn and Meat Loaf.
Dave Reffett headshot photo by Yolanda Sutherland