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If things were different, if Mieszko hadn't died, Nasum would have celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, believe it or not. Therefore, and after long deliberation and scrutiny, we have decided that it's now or never: Nasum will do a handful of shows and festival gigs around the world in 2012 - to celebrate our anniversary, say a final goodbye to the fans and Mieszko.

No cheesy reunion, no new albums, no epitaph for Mieszko. We will play only a few cities and festivals in a limited number of disruptive, unruly concerts.

It will be a total blast, and we aim to go out hard. Just you wait.

When lead singer Mieszko Talarczyk disappeared and died in the devastating and tragic tsunami of 2004, Nasum instantly ceased to exist. As the band's voice, producer and one of the main songwriters, Mieszko was a vital part of Nasum's bloodline. When he passed, all plans for tours and recordings were abruptly stopped. Nasum died when Mieszko died, and the rest of the band members went their separate ways.

But in the years that passed, the feeling that everything had been left unfinished lingered with the rest of us. Suddenly seven years had passed, and we realized it was time for closure; for us, the band and for the fans. With our anniversary coming up it felt like a perfect time to end Nasum the way it was supposed to - exploding in a ferocious, blasting frenzy, not wither away at the mercy of tragedy. And finally we are ready, able and totally fucking charged, so expect something over the top. The shows will be a varied, intense mix of the best songs from this colossus of grind.

To handle vocal duties on the upcoming shows we have asked Keijo Niinimaa, vocalist in Finnish grind faves Rotten Sound, to join us. They were always close friends of Nasum, and while Keijo's plagued screams won't replace Mieszko, they will add a crippling viciousness to the shows. On a few occasions, we might ask a few other close friends of Nasum to do some vocal sessions. Who? Wait and see!

Note this: if you ever wanted to see Nasum blast shit to bits, this is your last and only chance.

Anders Jakobson - drums
Jesper Liveröd - bass and low vocals
Jon Lindqvist - guitars and low vocals
Urban Skytt - guitars
Keijo Niinimaa - vocals

Press contacts: - UK + World - Europe - North America
Silvester Dezsi for The Agency Group Scandinavia (Europe + World)
Västergatan 23 / S-211 21 Malmö / Sweden
Tel: +46 (0)40-97 62 50 / Fax: +46 (0)40-23 76 60

Greg Daly for Freewheel Booking (US + Canada)

High res promophotos, October 2011
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  1. May
  2. 11Kulturhuset
    Örebro (Sweden)
  3. 18Reggies
    Chicago, IL (US)
  4. 19Now That’s Class
    Cleveland, OH (US)
  5. 20Wreck Room
    Toronto, ON (Canada)
  6. 21Sala Rosa
    Montreal, QC (Canada)
  7. 22as220
    Providence, RI (US)
  8. 23The Barbary
    Philadelphia, PA (US)
  9. 24Europa
    New York, NY (US)
  10. 25Maryland Deathfest X
    Baltimore, MD (US)
  11. 26Highline
    Seattle, WA (US)
  12. 27Branx
    Portland, OR (US)
  13. 28Metro
    Oakland, CA (US)
  14. 29Billy O’s
    Ventura, CA (US)
  15. 30The Black Castle
    Los Angeles, CA (US)
  16. 31Chaos in Tejas
    Austin, TX (US)
  17. June
  18. 2FortaRock
    Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
  19. 15Hellfest
    Clisson (France)
  20. 16Metaltown
    Gothenburg (Sweden)
  21. 20Zoe Club
    Milano (Italy)
  22. 21Traffic
    Rome (Italy)
  23. 22XM24
    Bologna (Italy)
  24. 23Graspop Metal Meeting
    Dessel (Belgium)
  25. 28Peace and Love
    Borlänge (Sweden)
  26. 29With Full Force
    Löbnitz (Germany)
  27. July
  28. 5Extremefest @ Vaz
    St. Pölten (Austria)
  29. 6Extremefest
    Hünxe (Germany)
  30. 7Extremefest @ Z7
    Pratteln (Switzerland)
  31. 8Roskilde Festival
    Roskilde (Denmark)
  32. 13Obscene Extreme Festival
    Trutnov (Czech)
  33. 14Ilosaarirock
    Joensuu (Finland)
  34. August
  35. 2Resurrection Fest
    Viveiro (Spain)
  36. 3Vagos Open Air
    Calvão (Vagos) (Portugal)
  37. 4Wacken Open Air
    Wacken (Germany)
  38. 11Ieperfest
    Ieper (Belgium)
  39. 13Barbies
    Bangkok (Thailand)
  40. 15Amplifier
    Perth (Austraila)
  41. 16Fowlers Live
    Adelaide (Austraila)
  42. 17Hi-Fi
    Brisbane (Austraila)
  43. 18Hi-Fi
    Sydney (Austraila)
  44. 19Hi-Fi
    Melbourne (Austraila)
  45. 20Bendigo Hotel
    Melbourne (Australia)
  46. 21Kings Arms Tavern
    Auckland (New Zealand)
  47. 23Club Quattro
    Tokyo (Japan)
  48. 24Club Quattro
    Osaka (Japan)
  49. 25Club Quattro
    Nagoya (Japan)
  50. September
  51. 20Nosturi
    Helsinki (Finland)
  52. 21Truckstop Alaska
    Gothenburg (Sweden)
  53. 22Pumpehuset
    Copenhagen (Denmark)
  54. 23Logo
    Hamburg (Germany)
  55. 24Tivoli De Helling
    Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  56. 25Underworld
    London (UK)
  57. 26Glazart
    Paris (France)
  58. 27Usine
    Geneva (Switzerland)
  59. 28Backstage
    Munchen (Germany)
  60. 29Gala Hala
    Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  61. 30Durer Kert
    Budapest (Hungary)
  62. October
  63. 1Randal Club
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
  64. 2Barrak
    Ostrava (Czech)
  65. 3Klub Kwadrat
    Krakow (Poland)
  66. 4Magnet
    Berlin (Germany)
  67. 5KB
    Malmö (Sweden)
  68. 6Debaser Medis
    Stockholm (Sweden)