Win Tickets ($70): GRAMMY Nominees Meshuggah @ Crystal Ballroom | Tech Metal, w/ Code Orange, & Toothgrinder

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Meshuggah @ Crystal Ballroom on January 25. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, January 22.



From our sponsors:
w/ Code Orange, & Toothgrinder
January 25, 2018
Doors 6 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m. | $32 advance, $35 day of show | All Ages
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Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St. Oregon 97209

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced their 2018 North American tour with special guests CODE ORANGE and TOOTHGRINDER.

MESHUGGAH is touring in support of their highly acclaimed eighth studio album, The Violent Sleep of Reason which secured the band their first GRAMMY nomination for “Best Metal Performance.” The album also debuted at #17 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart as well as landed at #9 on theCanadian Top Current Albums chart. Watch the music video for “Clockworks” on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!

In 2017, Swedish progressive metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will be entering their 30th year of existence, defying expectations on record as to the limitations of metal, and then proving their virtuosic prowess by taking their cathedral-complex compositions to stages all over the world through the band’s legendary long tour cycles.

It all began with 1989’s self-titled 3 song EP, also commonly referred to as “Psykisk Testbild”, followed in 1991 by first fullength album Contradictions Collapse but the MESHUGGAH legend was established through the likes of 1993’s None, 1995’s groundbreaking Destroy Erase Improve and the band’s third fullength record, 1998’s Chaosphere. In 2002, Meshuggah issued Nothing, which sold over 110,000 copies in the US and garnered the band an arena tour slot with Tool, as well as a slot on Ozzfest that same year, with high validations from the biggest and most discerning progressive metal bands on the planet at the turn of the decade. Catch Thirtythree, obZen and 2012’s immense Koloss solidified the band’s reputation as creative mavericks raising the reputation of what metal could be, resulting in status as the creators and godfathers of an entire progressive music style known as djent-even if the band has a somewhat ambivalent relationship with that tag or tags of any sort.

The Violent Sleep of Reason, the band’s eighth full-length studio album, finds MESHUGGAH building upon their legacy for fearless metal sculpting within the context of extreme metal, but also recapturing some of the magic and excitement specifically within the aspect of performance, finding flow and groove that would be a challenge for any lesser band to locate, given such technical geometric madness at mischievous hand. The bands efforts did not go unnoticed as they landed a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Metal Performance for their single, “Clockworks.”

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8 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): GRAMMY Nominees Meshuggah @ Crystal Ballroom | Tech Metal, w/ Code Orange, & Toothgrinder

  1. Miko Fumetti January 17, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    It’ll be my first time seeing both Meshuggah and Code Orange and I recently got into Code Orange and would love to see them live.

    • Suzy Klaus January 19, 2018 at 6:25 am #

      Love Luv Meshuggah and Code Orange and since i use to be a Dental Assistant what the hell Toothgrinder will hopefully bring many Memories to Light on the other side of the Dental Chair……LOL I just need to get out more and i really like the Crystal Ballroom as a Venue my fave in the Portland downtown area……Thanks for considering my Request……

  2. William von Arx January 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    Ive been into Meshuggah for years now and still haven’t seen them live!! GAHHHH! Dad life… Anyway, i recently bought “Forever” by Code Orange… Holy shit what a killer fucking record!!! If anyone out there hasn’t heard it, you need to go get it. Soundscapes of pure aggression and wonder. My oldest boy is 9 and LOVES them! I was about to buy two tickets so I could take my son to see his band Code Orange and at the same time indoctrinate him to the ways of Meshuggah… but it wasnt in our budget. Yes, im trying to butter you up, and yes, its all true. win win.

  3. Mikey B January 18, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    Sickness. Send me!

    • Laurie Gallinat January 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

      This sounds really great and something I’d hate to miss just don’t have enough money.

  4. Shaun Peace January 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    Been a Meshuggah fan since the mid 90’s. It would be a treat to see how they produce that sound live.

    I’m also loving the new blood of Code Orange. Amazing energy.

  5. Dave G. January 18, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

    I Wanna put my Pedal to this Metal!

  6. Frank Byers January 21, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    Old school metalhead since Helter Skelter

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