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Formed: 1992
From: Örebro, Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Nasum News

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.

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Nasum Commentaries, Videos, Photos Posted

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!

Anders Jakobson

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Nasum To Release Live Split CD With Napalm Death

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!"

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Nasum Working On Memorial Merchandise

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.

Anders Jakobson

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Nasum Drummer Checks In

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the band's official website:

"The picture discs are under production right now. I've been in contact with GMR Music and they will release the first three albums during the summer starting with 'Helvete' June 20. I'm still not sure how these will be sold, especially not for non-Swedes. I am quite sure that I will NOT sell them via Nasum.com, simply because I will not get more than our personal copies as it is today. Maybe I will get some extra, I don't know that now. There is also a discussion between GMR and Burning Heart about doing a 'Shift' picture disc and it looks like that's going to happen too, but at a later date. To release it right now would interfere with No Tolerance's vinyl edition. But it will probably happen, and that's great.

The production of 'Grind Finale', the two-disc compilation of all non-album material from NASUM, is progressing as well. I've got Albert Mudrian's foreword and it's quite excellent. I have also had discussions with Relapse about the packaging of the album and I think we have settled on a REALLY nice package that is not the usual for these kinds of records. I'll tell you more when I'm absolutely sure about the package. I'm also awaiting the first drafts of the artwork from Orion and Jonathan at Relapse's art department. Can't wait and I will share the artwork with you once the time is right. More...

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Nasum Drummer on the Future of the Band

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Many things have happened since the identification of Mieszko's [Talarczyk, NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami] body on February 17, 2005, the day we closed down Nasum.com. I wrote, 'You know why' on the page that met the visitors. Truth is that you don't know the whole truth. We closed the webpage down to pay respect to the memory of Mieszko, but we also closed it down to escape the fans.

"Between the day of the tsunami and the day of the identification we were virtually overwhelmed by support and comfort to the point that it suffocated us. At least I felt that I hadn't space to breathe and think and cry and feel, something that I needed to do. Every time I looked in the guestbook there were 10-15 new posts with wonderful words from people who cared, and as time went by it became harder and harder to read these posts, especially since we were quite assure that Mieszko was dead as early as mid-January. More...

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Nasum Singer Buried In Sweden

NASUM drummer Anders Jakobson has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"Today, March 30, Mieszko Talarczyk [NASUM guitarist/vocalist, victim of the Southeast Asian tsunami], was buried at the Church of Almby, Örebro (Photo#1, Photo#2). I guess most of you have experienced at least one funeral in your life. Funerals are a bit strange, they are both terrible and wonderful at the same time. You have to bury someone to get on with the whole grief process, and even though you feel terrible during the actual ceremony, crying and shaking, you feel a little bit better afterwards. More...

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Nasum Frontman To Be Honored On Sirius

Departed NASUM frontman Mieszko Talarczyk, a victim of the December, 2004 Thailand tsunami disaster, will be honored on Sirius Satellite Radio's "Bloody Roots" program this Sunday, March 6 beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST.

"Bloody Roots" host Ian Christe will pay tribute to the fallen Talarczyk by dedicating this week's program to his memory and the ten successful years of Mieszko's band NASUM. The show will also feature a host of current day Swedish acts, many of whom Talarczyk produced, and will also detail Swedish hardcore pioneers that helped pave the way, including bands such as RATTUS, ANTI CIMEX, and BLACK UNIFORMS. The episode will rebroadcast on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

"Grindcore is a very democratic world, nobody asks to be a rock star," Christe states. "But NASUM were basically Grindcore 2.0, and when you listen to their huge back catalog, and the multitude of ripping side projects, the bands Mieszko himself produced — good god, there's a huge sense of loss. A central chunk of the heart of Swedish grind has just vanished."

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Swedish Metallers Mourn Loss Of Nasum Frontman

GreatReporter.com has posted the following article on Nasum vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk, who had officially been declared dead after he went missing in the Asian tsunami. Several excerpts from the article:

The metal singer and his girlfriend were on holiday in Thailand when the tsunami hit. They left Sweden a few days before Christmas and were scheduled to return early in the New Year.

Mieszko, who turned 30 just days before, was among more than 500 Swedes declared missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale.

At Nasum’s last public appearance, playing at Sweden's P3 Guld Awards 2005 where they were nominated for the best metal/rock award, the band took to the stage to deliver a statement.

"We want to officially thank all of [the fans] for their support and compassion that definitely has helped us in this time of anxiety and uncertainty," it said.

"Many people have in one way or another been affected by the Asian disaster. Many people have performed heroic acts to comfort and to help. Many minutes of silence have passed.

"Minutes of silence have never been Nasum's thing, so we now ask you to honour the deceased, the injured, the survivors and all the heroes with a big warm applause."

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Nasum Frontman Confirmed Dead

The tragic demise of Nasum frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk, has been confirmed. Talarcyzk's body has been identified and will shortly be transferred to his native country of Sweden. Talarczyk had been missing since being caught in the tsunami that struck Asia in late-December (just days after his 30th birthday). Here's what the band had to say about this development:

"His closest family and friends are in our thoughts right now. Mieszko will be missed by many. Thanks a lot for your support and your thoughts. Now a new time begins, a time we must spend alone. Please respect this wish."

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Nasum Singer Officially Listed As 'Missing'

NASUM singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among the more than 500 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. The Swedish government's official list of the dead and the missing was published in February 9's edition of the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet.

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Nasum Issue Statement At P3 Awards

As previously reported, NASUM vocalist/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk has been missing since the tsunami disaster on Dec. 26, 2004. The band was supposed to play the P3 Guld Award Show in Sweden this past weekend, but had cancelled their appearance due to obvious reasons. The members of the band have issued the following update at their website and have posted the statement which was read at the awards show:

"Nasum did not win the award for best metal/rock album of 2004 at the P3 Guld Award show. The award went to In Flames instead, congratulations.

We didn't mind (we didn't expect to win either considering we won it last year), the main thing for us was for the sake of Mieszko to meet each other for the first time since the Cremona show and try to understand the whole situation.

Our official statement was read out loud with lots of devotion by the host Petra Wangler Marklund, and since there has been some talk about it in the guestbook we have decided to publish it here.

Follow this link to read the statement in Swedish and in English.

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Nasum Vocalist Still Missing, Girlfriend Returned

Sadly, Nasum vocalist/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is still missing in Thailand. Talarczyk has now been missing for roughly two weeks, when the resort he and his girlfriend were vacationing at on Phi Phi Island was struck by the deadly tsunami (thousands of foreigners are still missing in Southeast Asia). Nasum has released the following update:

"As of Monday January 10, we have nothing to report about Mieszko's whereabouts. We can report that his girlfriend has returned to Sweden and is at the moment getting all possible treatment for her physical and emotional wounds."

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Nasum Singer Still Missing

The members of NASUM have posted the following update regarding the whereabouts of singer Mieszko Talarczyk, who is now likely to be one of the victims of the tsunami that swept away Southern Asia this past Sunday:

"Update: Nothing new to report

As of midnight Wednesday/Thursday [Dec 29/30] we have nothing to report about the whereabouts of Mieszko. There are still lots of 'good' possible scenarios that we prefer to think about instead of drawing negative conclusions. We suggest that you do the same.

We have some information about the condition of Mieszko's girlfriend. Her injuries are not lethal. She has broken one or both legs and gotten some lacerations. She is in a deep shock and we really hope that she will be on one of the airplanes returning to Sweden with injured people.

We would also like to say thanks to all the kind words and thoughts posted by people in the guestbook. This kind of support really helps us in the band to cope with this unreal situation. Thanks again!

Finally, to the people who have sent orders for merchandise: please respect that we can't really deal with your orders right now, at least not at once.

Anders, Jon and Urban of Nasum, along with ex-members Rickard Alriksson and Jesper Liveröd, as well as all of Mieszko's friends in Örebro and elsewhere.

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Nasum Vocalist Missing In Thailand

NASUM singer/guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk is among the 800 Swedes still missing in Thailand following the massive undersea earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale and resulting tsunamis along South Asia's coasts. The latest estimates are that over 23,000 have perished in the region.

The remaining members of NASUM have posted the following message on their web site:

"It's very hard for us to make this announcement, but since rumours are already out on the Internet we must make an official statement: Mieszko Talarczyk is missing in Thailand.

Mieszko and his girlfriend went to Thailand to spend the holidays. They left a few days before Christmas and were scheduled to return right after New Year's Eve.

They were staying in a bungalow at Phi Phi Island and when the big wave came and swept the bungalow away the two were separated. Mieszko's girlfriend is being reported hospitalized 'badly injured' but she has been in contact with among others Mieszko's sister who has been posting an 'I'm looking for...' at the Phuket Disaster Forum.

This is everything we know right now. Since we are all shocked by this surreal situation we strongly advise fans of NASUM to respect the anxiety we and the Talarczyk and Thorén families feel at this time, and NOT post questions by email or in the guestbook at Nasum.com. We will post all sorts of news on the website, but again, please respect our wish in this uneasy time.

Sincerely, Anders, Jon and Urban of NASUM."


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Suffocation Announce European Tour

Swedish Death Metallers, Insision, will not play on the Suffocation Europe-Tour. There will be no replacement for the Band. Here are the Dates:

11/04/04 Glasgow, United Kingdom - Cathouse
11/05/04 Bradford, United Kingdom - Rios (+ Desecration & Sermon Of Hypocrisy)
11/07/04 Nottingham, United Kingdom - Old Angel
11/08/04 Belfast, Ireland - The Rosetta
11/09/04 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans (+ Sinister Demise)
11/10/04 London, United Kingdom - Underworld
11/12/04 Kontic, Belgium - Lintfabriek
11/13/04 Trier, Germany - Exhaus (+ Nasum, God Dethroned....)
11/15/04 Terragona, Spain - Golfus
11/16/04 Aliconte, Spain - Stereo
11/17/04 Bilbao, Spain - Rock Star
11/18/04 Barcelona, Spain - La Nau
11/19/04 Marseille, France - Le Korigan (+ Loathing)
11/20/04 Milan, Italy - Transilvania Live
11/21/04 Rome, Italy - Alphaeus
11/22/04 Giovinazzo, Italy - Stop
11/23/04 Bassano del Grappa, Italy - Transilvania Live
11/24/04 Sursee, Switzerland - Kulturewerk 118 (+ Eyes See Red & Creeping Vengeance)
11/25/04 Nuernberg, Germany - Luise/The Cult Factory
11/26/04 Bischofswerda, Germany - East Club
11/27/04 Nitra, Czech Republic - Stara Pekaren
11/29/04 Berlin, Germany - Knaack
11/30/04 Osnabruck, Germany - N8 (+ Embedded & Dawn of Disease)
12/01/04 Wermelskirchen, Germany - AJZ Bahndamm (+ Defeated Sanity & Infecdead)
12/02/04 Muenster, Germany - Live Arena
12/03/04 Rotterdam, Netherlands - Baroeg
12/04/04 Arnhem, Netherlands - Goudvishal
12/05/04 Vosselaar, Belgium - Beibob
12/06/04 Paris, France - La Locomotive
12/12/04 Thessaloniki, Greece - Mylos

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Nasum Live Performance To Be Webcast

Swedish grindcore merchants NASUM's performance at the Popstad 2004 event in Huskvarna, Sweden, recorded in February 2004, will be broadcast on the "P3 Live" radio show on Thursday night (Sept. 16). The show will start at 9:00 p.m. (Swedish time) and will kick off with a half hour of COUNTERBLAST, taped the same night, followed by NASUM beginning at around 9:30 p.m.

To listen to the streamed concert, go to the "P3 Live" web site and click "Webbradio" and choose P3.

As previously reported, NASUM have set an October 26 U.S. release date through Relapse Records for their new album, "Shift". The album, which was recorded at Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden, will be available in Europe on October 11 via Burning Heart Records. The vinyl version of the album, which is also expected in mid-October, will be issued via No Tolerance Records and "will be a deluxe type of release with a gatefold cover and other goodies," according to a posting on the group's web site. "There will be a limited colored vinyl printrun that will be sold on the upcoming European tour." An MP3 of the track "The Engine of Death" is available for download at this location (2.92 MB).

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Nasum Announce Album Release Date

Nasum's new album "The Shift" (view cover) will be released worldwide through Burning Heart on October 11 and to the US through Relapse on October 26.

The band has posted a sound sample here.

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Nasum Completes New Album "Shift"

The grindcore band has finished the works on "Shift" that will be release in October, 2004. Nasum will include two new members in this release: bassist Jon Lindqvist and guitarist Urban Skytt.

The band describes the album as "a very fast and aggressive album with some of the fastest parts ever recorded by Nasum, but as usual, there is room for groove and nuances. In other words: classic Nasum grindcore."

After the release the band plans a tour of four weeks over Europe.

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Nasum Sign To Burning Heart Records

The Swedish grindcore band Nasum have signed a worldwide deal with Burning Heart Records. The bands fourth album, "Shift," was recorded at Soundlab studios and is scheduled for release in October.

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New Insision Video Posted Online

A music new music video with Sweden's brutal death metallers Insision is posted online. The track is titled "We Did Not Come to Heal," it is taken from the band's new fulllength album "Revealed and Worshipped," released through Earache/Wicked World Records. The video can be downloaded here.

"We Did Not Come to Heal" was recorded at Soundlab studios in Örebro, Sweden with Mieszko Talarczyk of the Swedish grindcore band Nasum as producer.

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