VIC FIRTH SIGNATURE ARTIST
Tomas is perhaps best known for his drumming with the Swedish metal band Meshuggah. The band's signature approach to odd, permeative and cyclic patterns over a straight 4/4 has earned them praise from metal and progressive communities alike for almost two decades.
Tomas has been a full time member of Meshuggah since 1990 and his signature style has become one of the most recognized features in the band's live and recorded performances.
The first Meshuggah full-length album, Contradictions Collapse, was released in 1991 on Nuclear Blast records. Some of the band member's early influences shine through in this record, including bands like Anthrax, Holy Moses and Metallica. Since this first release, Meshuggah have continued to push the boundaries of their rhythmically and tonally advanced form of metal, album by album.
Don't miss our interview with Tomas for more on how he first became interested in playing the drums, the early days of Meshuggah, what the band's songwriting process is like, and the conception and design of Tomas' Vic Firth Signature stick!
|Tomas' Vic Firth Signature Drumstick:|
Tomas Haake (SHAA)
Olive tip produces clearly defined drum and cymbal sounds. A compact‚ yet powerful stick.
L = 16 7/16" | Dia. = .645" [enlarge photo]