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Original Meshuggah bassist Peter Nordin has come out of musical retirement to join PDP for their upcoming album. PDP, whose last release was 2011’s Mass Delusions, made the announcement on Metal Injection.
“It’s truly amazing! Those guys [Meshuggah] have been our heroes since we were kids. It’s a dream come true situation,” they wrote. “Peter messaged me several months ago asking if I had any projects that could benefit from his bass playing, and said if so, he’d love to help out! Well it was perfect timing for PDP because we were partway through tracking our new album, and had no bassist. Up until he joined, I’d been tracking bass for all the demos. But for the album this is much, much better. Peter’s sound and presence on a bass guitar is unmatched. He’s a true pioneer. We’re all completely humbled and honored to have him in the band!”
Nordin co-founded Meshuggah in 1987 and was in the group until 1995 when he was forced to leave due to medical issues. He is featured on four of the band’s early albums: Contradictions Collapse, None, Selfcaged, and Destroy Erase Improve. He was replaced briefly by Gustaf Hielm, who would leave and ultimately be replaced by current bassist Dick Lövgren.
Check out this announcement from Nordin: