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Jens Kidman

Jens Kidman in Prague, Czech Republic in 2008.
Background information
Birth name Jens Kidman
Born 8 June 1966 (1966-06-08) (age 43)
Genres Heavy metal
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals
Bass guitar
Years active 1987−present
Labels Nuclear Blast
Associated acts Meshuggah
Mushroomhead (guest on XIII)

Jens Kidman (born 8 June 1966 in Sweden) is the lead vocalist and former guitarist for the Swedish experimental metal band Meshuggah.


When Kidman and bandmate/lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal first created Meshuggah, he originally handled both vocal and guitar duties. He later abandoned the guitar to focus solely on his vocal talents, though he contributed to guitar, bass, and drum programming on the band's 2005 studio album Catch Thirtythree.

His vocal style is mostly harsh guttural screams and shouts. Kidman works with the rest of the band to make sure that his vocals take on a near-rhythmic quality when set to the music. The only time he is heard singing clean vocals is on the song "Ritual" on the None EP. Kidman also delivers the occasional double tracked vocal. He has contributed lyrics for Meshuggah, for example on the tracks "Terminal Illusions" and "Suffer in Truth" from the Destroy Erase Improve album.

He also contributed vocals on the track "The Dream Is Over" from the album XIII, by American shock rockers Mushroomhead.

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