From: Örebro, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded
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Below is our complete Nasum news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Selfmadegod Records will release a 115 song discography CD of Swedish grindcore band Retaliation, featuring members of Nasum, Dawn and Thy Primordial. Compiling all the songs recorded and released in nearly a decade in a half the disc includes the splits with Gut, Exhumed, The Kill, Grindwork 4-way split w/ Nasum, Vivisection and C.S.S.O., V/A "Really Fast" vol. 9, and two first classic albums: "The Execution" and "Violence Spreads Its Drape," as well as "Boredom And Frustration/DDD" demo.
"'Exhuming the Past - 14 Years of Nothing' is unadulterated grindcore insanity of the highest form and the best style," states the label's release. "Devastating, hammering, and relentless: these are proper words to describe the sound of Retaliation."
The Retaliation line-up is:
Henke - vocal violence
Jonas - 666-string
Andreas - verbal abuse
Jon - slaying stringulation
Jocke - war and hate
COLDWORKER/ex-NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has issued the following update:
"So how about this — there will be a new NASUM album in 2008! Yes, a final album and then nothing more. It's the live recording from Japan 2004 that has been in the archives for quite a while. It's a little bit confusing but I'll try to explain everything as clear as possible:"
"First, there will be a split with NAPALM DEATH, a limited-edition picture disc released by Feto very soon... Can't really be specific about the release date at this point."
"Then, the NASUM side of the split will be a stand-alone CD called 'Doombringer' on Relapse. This is a digipack release that apart from the 16 songs also will include Mitch Harris video for 'Scoop' and liner notes by me. The album will be released March 4th and can be pre-ordered from Relapse now. There might be an LP version of 'Doombringer' as well; I have at least OK'd the artwork for the LP."
Former Nasum drummer Anders Jakobson, since founder of Coldworker, has issued the following update:
"A copy of [Nasum's] Grindwork is available on eBay right now: link to the auction.
The seller is a friend of mine and 100% reliable. Now you have a chance to get one of the rarest Nasum releases out there!"
NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has issued the following update:
"Relapse has gotten around 200 copies of Grind Finale in return from the distributors, and it's now available from their mailorder. These are the last copies of Grind Finale ever on CD. When these last copies are gone, all 13,000 copies are sold. Amazing!"
COLDWORKER (former NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson, guitarists Anders Baerilsson and Andre Alvinzi, bassist Oskar Palsson, and vocalist Joel Fornbrant) has announced their involvement in this year's Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour with ARCH ENEMY and PATH OF NO RETURN. The Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour is put together every year by Close-Up Magazine, the leading heavy music magazine in Scandinavia, and will cover ground in Sweden and Denmark during the month of November.
Additionally, COLDWORKER has set the European release date for their debut album The Contaminated Void for November 6th; its North American release will follow in early 2007. The Contaminated Void was recorded by the band this past June and mixed by Dan Swano. The finished track listing for The Contaminated Void is as follows: "The Interloper", "D.E.A.D.", "An Unforgiving Season", "The Contaminated Void", "Death Smiles At Me", "A Custom-made Hell", "Return To Ashes", "Strain At The Leash", Flammable", "Antidote", "They Crawl Inside Me Uninvited", "Waiting For Buildings To Collapse", "Heart Shaped Violence" and "Generations Decay".
An advance COLDWORKER MP3, for the track "An Unforgiving Season", will be made available via the Revolver Magazine Bootleg Series in next month's issue. For this free download, pick up the November issue of Revolver, on sale September 26th, and follow the instructions on the 'Bootleg Series' page.
Coldworker Tour Dates with Arch Enemy and Path of No Return:
11/16/06 Malmo, Sweden KB
11/17/06 Karlskrona, Sweden Kino
11/18/06 Göteborg, Sweden Trägårn
11/22/06 Stockholm, Sweden Klubben
11/23/06 Linköping, Sweden Platens Bar
11/24/06 Halmstad, Sweden Diezel
11/26/06 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
11/27/06 Århus, Denmark Voxhall
Former Nasum drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following announcement on the official Nasum website:
"It's time for a huge announcement: I have a new band, and you will see and hear it after you've read this!
"Yes, a new band has emerged after my hiatus from playing during 2005 (apart from Krigshot's session of course), and I'll tell you the whole story.
"In my blog dated January 9 I expressed my wishes for a new grindcore band, more or less looking for people in the Örebro area, and following that blog I got a few emails. One was from Anders Bertilsson from local deaththrashers Ruin who I've sort of known since a few years back. Knowing Anders can play the guitar and is a grindfan I added him to my list of possible members.
"Around the same time I got an email from Oskar Pålsson from the death metal band Relentless asking me if I could help him out with the drums for a solodemo. I had just breifly talked to Oskar before but I told him about my plans and suggested we should merge our ideas to one.
"So I had a guitarist and a bassplayer - I had the members for a new band!
"The following weeks the three of us emailed riffs and ideas back and forth, talking alot on the net about what we wanted to do and not. This is a completely new way of creating music for me. Basically, we had about 15-20 riffs written before we even got down to the rehearsal room and met eachother for the first time as a group! I am used to bringing complete songs to rehearsals and not do so much afterwork on them, so this is really something new.
"February 2 we had our first rehearsal. We wrote two songs and worked on a few skeletons for some more songs. It felt great to be grinding again, although I am very rusty and will probably be for a while, but it gets better with each rehearsal.
"Since the initial rehearsal we have rehearsed three more times, and this past Friday we did a video rehearsal with Anders B's digital camera. Do you wanna see it? Here you go:
• The sound is slightly out of sync, but that's how it is when you use a digital camera...
• These are the very first four songs that we have completed, but they will probably change slightly until the next time we record them in some way...
• This was recorded late on a Friday, after a whole workweek and a lot of after work activities (I was away every day the past week) so the playing is so so, but what the hell - it's grind!
"Feel free to post you comments about these videos - we need some encouragement to move on...
"We are probably looking for a second guitarist so if you are in the Örebro area and likes this - get in touch!"
Finnish grindcore troupe ROTTEN SOUND have kicked off 2006 with a European wide tour; dubbed the "Grind Your Face Off Tour 2006". The tour, in support of the recently reissued grind masterpiece Murderworks (produced by the late Mieszko Talarcyzk), began January 4th in the bands native Finland. The "Grind Your Face Off Tour" extends for four weeks across the bulk of the European mainland. Joining ROTTEN SOUND on the tour will be SAYYADINA (featuring Jon Lindqvuist from NASUM).
Here are the tour dates: More...
Nasum's Mieszko Talarczyk: One Year Later
NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Today [Dec. 26] I went to Mieszko's [Talarczyk, NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami] grave to light a candle and give him the first 200 messages from the fans and friends and his copy of 'Grind Finale'.
"I am not sure how things are in the rest of the world but the tsunami disaster struck very hard on Sweden and there are memorial services all over. One of the national TV channels has devoted the whole day to the one year aniversary, so there is really no escape from everything.
"I read all the messages before I printed them out and my tears flooded. Thank you very much for the kind words. At the grave I spoke to Mieszko for the first time. I haven't felt that it's been the sane thing to do the other times I've been there, but today I showed him 'Grind Finale' and said, 'Here it is, our last record.' and ended up crying a little bit. The first time since the funeral that I've been crying at the grave.
"As you can see on the pictures the grave is still missing a proper tombstone and I know that it's been ordered but currently the ground is frozen so they have to wait until spring to get it there."
You can view some photos at this location.
Nasum drummer, Anders Jakobson, has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"Only one week left until Christmas so I decided to give you all a little early Christmas gift from the ex-members of Nasum.
"As you might know (or at least read in this blog) Urban, Jon and I got together in October to write and record some new grind shit. It's not a new band, but a project in the very true sense of the word. We will get together when we have time and continue, hopefully with the addition of Jesper and Rickard so it really is all the ex-Nasum members in a new musical outfit.
"Anyway, we wrote and recorded six songs on my recording equipment and close there after I did a mix that was sent to the other guys. I wasn't really satisfied with this mix (it was more or less the first "real" recording I did) so I wasn't really up for sharing a track or two. But now I've made a new mix that sounds much better, so as an early Christmas gift I give you the complete recording as high quality mp3's!
"The project hasn't got a name yet and should be identified as "Ex-Nasum" until further notice.
"How this was recorded More...
Relapse Records has put up two mp3s from NASUM's new and final release, "Grind Finale," which will be released through the label on January 24th. Listen to:
Finnish grindcore troupe ROTTEN SOUND will kick off 2006 with a European wide tour; dubbed the "Grind Your Face Off Tour 2006".
The tour is in support of the recently reissued grind masterpiece Murderworks (produced by the late Mieszko Talarcyzk) and begins January 4th in the bands native Finland. The "Grind Your Face Off Tour" extends for four weeks across the bulk of the European mainland. Joining ROTTEN SOUND on the tour will be SAYYADINA (featuring Jon Lindqvuist from NASUM).
ROTTEN SOUND TOUR DATES: More...
Nasum guitarist Anders Jakobson has posted the following message at the band's official site:
"Yesterday I got my personal copies of "Grind Finale" and I guess you can imagine how that felt, right? I've been following the package's route from Philadelphia to Örebro on UPS's website and I feared that it wouldn't be delievered on Friday, but it was and I became a happy fellow. It's too bad it's over two months left to the release, but you know it will be worth waiting for this release.
In my ongoing quest to give you the best fan focused band website ever or to tease the fuck out of you (your choise really) I've taken some photos of the packages just to let you all know what it's all about. The description "hardbound double digipak with an 80 pages thick booklet" might not say much, but pictures tell more than a thousand words... Just look a little further down this article to see the images.
I am - by the way - very happy about the outcome. I am happy that we chose this packages, that for me feels quite original and not that common. I stopped by Dan Swanö's music store to give him his copy on my way home yesterday and he was impressed and said that "Grind Finale" will "set some new standards regarding this type of releases". I don't know about that, all I wanted was to do something that was worth the money, and I think "Grind Finale" is."
To read more and to view the photos, go here.
Nasum guitarist Anders Jakobson has posted the following message at the band's official website:
"Finally, I'm getting some good words from Relapse. Let me quote: "Good news about 'Grind Finale': The print samples came in today and they are actually correct, so everything is on schedule (finally)… "
I hope to have my personal copy soon and will share some photos of this mysterious package (that noone seem to get...). Unfortunately, it's not for sale until the end of January... But it's worth the wait.
Some more "Grind Finale" news: I've been asked to put together a timeline of the development of "Grind Finale" for an upcoming issue of Resound (Relapse's magazine/catalogue) and I figured it would be a pretty basic timeline like: 2000 - get's the idea, 2001 - starts to collect master tapes, 2002 - postpones the collection one year... and so on, but as I went through my personal archives I happened to put together a VERY DETAILED timeline that was a shock to see, even for me, in it's final form. Relapse will add some details from their front, and once the Resound mag is printed I will publish it on nasum.com. A nice addition to the discography page I guess."
Nasum drummer Anders Jakobson has revealed that he and other former Nasum members Urban Skytt and Jon Lindqvist are starting a new project, which will ultimately include Jesper Liveröd, another Nasum alumnus. Here's what Jakobson had to say about the development:
"It's all ex-Nasum members in this project, and yes, there will be a great amount of grinding done, but no - this is not Nasum part 2, this is just a couple of friends who happen to like playing together catching up and making some music at the same time.I'll tell you more when there is something more to tell, this weekend we'll just write some songs I guess and see what happens. A recording is planned sometime, but nothing more than that."
Nasum drummer, Anders Jakobson, has posted the following message on the band's official website:
"Yet again I am sorry to inform you that "Grind Finale" is delayed a few months more and will be released worldwide in January 2006. It's very sucky and fucked up, but there's nothing we can do at this point.
"The reason this time is yet again a fuck up by the printer who printed the whole booklet on the wrong stock of paper - a superthin paper - so the booklet is too thin for the hardcover. I can't believe this fuck up, but again there's nothing we can do. This release deserves a high quality cover."
NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"I'm unhappy to announce that 'Grind Finale' [the NASUM collection] will be slightly delayed due to printing issues. I don't have the exact details, but apparently the printer sent the wrong templates for the artwork to Relapse, resulting in a complete set of artwork in the wrong size, so the Relapse guys have all worked this over and corrected everything according to the right templates, resulting in a slight delay in the release.
There are a lot of time, love and energy invested in this release already and we are certainly not going to damage all that with a bad printing, so we all just have to face the fact and wait a little longer for the release.
"The new release dates are as follows:
USA: November 15
Europe: November 21
Japan: During November
"I still haven't got the exact date for the Japanese release but right this moment George Seki of Howling Bull is translating the whole 80-page booklet to Japanese (the only bonus they will get)...
"Again I'm sorry for the delay. This is not ours or Relapse's fault, we should all just blame a clumsy printer who also happens to lack a lot of servicemindness, being a lazy-ass bastard! Hehe! So just wait for it a little longer, OK?"
You can download 21 samples from "Grand Finale" at this location. More information about the CD can be found here and here.
Nasum has posted the cover artwork for possibly the last release, the collection entitled "Grind Finale." Check it out at this location. The cover has been made by Relapse’s art department - Orion Landau did the front cover and disc design and Jonathan Canady did the booklet design. Nasum wanted to to the same kind of CD package as Tool for their "Salival" release. The CD package has hard covers with the two discs on the insides and between the covers an 80 page booklet with liner notes, lyrics and lots of photos and artwork, some previously not seen before. Release dates are as follows:
US: October 25
Europe: October 31
Japan: November (Japanese edition will not include any bonus stuff)
Nasum guitarist, Anders Jakobson, posted the following update on the band's website:
I've been writing a lot lately. For those of you who read the blog you know that I've been working on track by track commentaries to the albums. That's not the only stuff I've been writing lately. I've spent a few hours writing down some memories from each album concerning the recording, the title, the cover and the vinyl/Japanese editions. I figured that it was time to write down the memories before they escape me. And besides that I love reading this kind of stuff about the bands I like, so I guess some of you will enjoy it a lot.
So go to the discography page and then to the albums and click the "Detailed information" link for the stories and some other goodies and click the "Track by track" link for the song commentaries. With this update the two longer texts from the making of "Helvete" along with the "making of 'Preview of Hell'" mp3 returns to the page.
In other updates I've launched the press page again with some high res photos, and I have also uploaded some of our old video clips to the Audio/Video page including a never before seen video for "Scoop" shot by Napalm Death's Mitch Harris! Yes, you read right - we still have a lot of stuff left in our bag of tricks. There are more to come, just wait.
I asked for server space in a newspost that I have now deleted. Well, I got some space - from my webhotel. They apparently just increased my account with 1,5 GB so I will have no problem uploading the heavy video clips anymore! Great!
With this quite massive update nasum.com has grown yet a bit. Next on the list is to update the photo galleries and maybe make some more "detailed information" pages about the other records. We'll see.
Until next time - enjoy!
NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:
"Today I got a very appreciated package from Denmark with NASUM's three shows from Japan January 2004 on CD. Our Danish sound engineer Bo Lund has really taken his time sending me these CDs but, boy, was it worth the wait!
"I remember quite clearly how we sat in a hotel corridor in Osaka listening to the show we did just hours before by passing around Bo's minidiscplayer and headphones and just DIED by the great quality of the sound! It was really releaseable (is that a word?).
"I've just recently listened through that recording and it's without doubt the best live recording of NASUM that I have heard. It captures the massive sound we had live and the takes sound pretty OK as well.
"I will soon pick out the best stuff, polish it a little bit and prepare it for release. The idea is to do a live split with NAPALM DEATH (also recorded at the same tour), but I don't know when and how it's going to be released. I know Shane [Embury, NAPALM DEATH bassist] wants to release it on the FETO label. We'll see.
"I will share a track or two in a couple of days so you can hear for yourself how great this MINIDISC RECORDING (!) actually sounds!"
Nasum guitarist, Anders Jakobson, has posted the following message on the band's official website on June 26:
Today it's six months since the Tsunami took Mieszko's life in Thailand. I went to the grave together with my girlfriend and our friend Jimmy who once played in a band with Mieszko and who has been our merch guy on several shows in Sweden. We brought the two orange sunflowerish flowers you see at the bottom of the picture.
Last time I visited the grave I found a baseball hat of the type that Mieszko had by the grave. I though it was one of his old one's that the family had put there but today Jimmy told me that it was he who put that hat there. Apperently Jimmy had asked a store if they had any all black hats and they had ordered some, but when Jimmy went there to buy one the storeowner said that Mieszko had bought all eight hats that had arrived! But the owner found another hat and it's that hat that is beside Mieszko's grave today.
Lately, people have asked me about some kind of memorial merchandise and I'm working on something. I have a design for a shirt that I want to show the other Nasumers before deciding what to do. I personally think the design is quite good and appropiate.
And speaking about merchandise there will be something to order soon... Any day now... And I guess I'll do something new (re-prints) after the summer, or at least after July since the print firm is closed during the summer.
Until then think about Mieszko and his family today and if you haven't seen the memorial page yet, go there now.