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Question from Sean (England) (IP: 82.45.34.143) posted February 6, 2006 19:24:40:
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Hello, hope you are cool? I was wondering what kind of set up you have in regards to your kick pedals 'action and tention and is your bass drum skin tuned looseer or tighter? also do you play heal up or heal down when you 'grind blast' or play 16ths notes on the kicks?
whould you say that you hit the kicks with more force or is it catching it on a nerve?, as some drummers play real ligh,t heal up, and triggered I am just trying to figure out how to sustain ones playing thanx again, We will spread the Grind !
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It's sort of funny that you ask this question now because I haven't payed much attention to analysing the technical sides of my playing and my equipment until just recently, so I am actually able to answer some of your questions.
First of all, I play heal down. It's possible that the heal goes up a bit during the blasts and d-beats, I have to study that some time. I would say that my beats are fairly hard - I would definitively not label them as "light".
The bass drum head is tuned average towards tighter. A good bounce is always nice.
The spring on the right beater is about in the middle and it's about the same for the left. This configuration only works for my current style of drumming where the left one only fills in on occation. I am currently trying to figure out how to play double bass and this configuration isn't working out. By tightening the spring in the left one I will be able to play easier with my weaker left leg, but when I tighten the spring now the beater ends up in a weird angle that prolongs the distance against the skin, so I need to do some hardware surgery to change the angle and see what happens. I actually bought the tools I need today. / Anders
Question from Jakub _ Poland (IP: 83.27.101.122) posted February 6, 2006 11:17:31:
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Hi, i would like to know what kind of snare drums did you use on Human 2.0, thank you for any help.
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No idea. Please see previous answers to questions about equipment on the recordings. / Anders
Question from Sean (England) (IP: 82.32.110.18) posted February 3, 2006 13:44:59:
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Thank you for your answears my friend. I went out and got 'Grind finale' this moring (only just got the money together) excellent stuff! as a musician(guitarist) i like to study an artists progression from the inception of a project up until the end, i find it helps me learn how to get better at music my self.

Q are u a self taught drummer, do u play on feeling rather then using music theory and did it take a long time to master the blast with all the little cymbal intricacies?
are there any tips or practice ragimes for improving stamina and mastering the blasts? as im trying to educate a drummer friend of mine so we can GRIND! he can blast very sloppy for about 30seconeds with a declining tempo hahah!

Ps You are a modern day Mick harris! blast on!
ps again even know i'm a guitarist im obsessed with drumming(i wouldnt have to programme beats if we had good enough drummers here)
THANKS for your time.
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I went to "music school" for 8 years (age 10 to 18). That sounds fancier than it is but to break it down for you I will explain. Every kid in Sweden gets a chance to play music after school, of course for a fee, but the chance is there. If you're intersted in learing an odd instrument like the upright bass or the trombone you can rent these instruments at a fare rate. You can join ensembles and play different things alongside your specific course.
So I went and learned a lot about technique, rudiments and such. I played in a couple of ensembles and even a big band for a while, so I had my share of drum education during those years.
While you learn how to play the drums you don't really learn how to be a metal or grind drummer, that stuff you have to learn the hard way, and to answer your question I think I rely more on feeling than theory in this case, thought all the stuff I learnt of course is in my backbone and an important part in my playing. That is probably most evident in the more "alternative" blasts I do.
The cymbal rhythms/accents came from Assück at first (especially the "Misery Index" 12") and was something I could be able to incorporate once I felt really confident in the blasts. Mieszko - who by far is the musician I've played the most with - loved that stuff and often came with rhythm suggestions that I had to learn, so much stuff came from him.
I am in general a very un-technical drummer so I haven't got any proper tips for improved blasting. I think the trick is to just practise, play and play. When I moved from the guitar to the drums in Nasum my blasts were sloppy, short and weak so I'm sure he will improve very soon. / Anders
Question from Viktor (IP: 85.226.10.26) posted February 3, 2006 00:16:39:
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Hej Anders!
Du har inte funderat på att ta fram nån typ av affisch till merch? *host* mittuppslaget på shiftkonvolutet *host*

Ha're!
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Eh, nej. / Anders
Question from David Söderberg (IP: 84.55.64.114) posted February 2, 2006 16:38:05:
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Tack för svaret, Anders.

Har man ett band man gillar med en låt man gillar är det roligt att göra en hyllnings-cover - Enligt min mening.

/ David Söderberg.
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Jovisst, men du pratade om "lite covers"... Hur som helst - kör hårt! / Anders
Question from Sean (IP: 82.32.110.18) posted February 2, 2006 13:15:39:
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Dear anders hope you are ok, i am a huge fan of the band and was lucky enough to see you live in Bristol England with Sikth and D.E.P a few years ago.
DO you find that the Grind scene in sweeden has a bigger fanbase then that of England where there really is no grind movment, 'Grind' has become a buzz word, most people think that kill switch engaged are grindcore? this sux, i'm trying to find musicians who want to Grind in the UK, the standards of musicianship are really bad here for extreme music, drummers cant blast or even blast in time. the ride work when your blasting on 'Scoop' blow me! respect. ps we are very sorry for the loss of mieszko RIP.
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Well, it's really hard to compare scenes and such but I think it would be easier for a Swedish band of Nasum's size to do 10 shows in England, than an English band of the same size to do 10 shows in Sweden.
I would say that there are few people that only listens to grindcore here - at our Swedish shows the audience were always very diverse with punk, hardcore kids, metalheads and so on, so I don't really know what to say about this.
The "Scoop" blast actually has accents on the china, but if you hear it as the accents are on the ride I believe the beat may sound stranger than it in reality is. / Anders
Question from Ed Baker (IP: 70.176.59.15) posted February 2, 2006 02:21:08:
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Have you settled your media file hosting issues?
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I'm going through some different options right now. / Anders
Question from jon (IP: 70.21.152.218) posted February 2, 2006 02:10:51:
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when will you be getting more sweatshirts?
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Not in a while, perhaps never. / Anders
Question from David Söderberg (IP: 84.55.64.114) posted February 2, 2006 01:37:02:
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Hellou Anders,

hade tänkt lira lite Nasum-covers för att komma igång lite i replokalen med nya grind-projektet.
Jag kan inte hitta några tabs eller liknande på era låtar.
Hade tänkt köra Wrath, finns det något att hitta?

Tacksam för svar.

PS. Grind Finale har gett mycket intressant lyssning.

/ David Söderberg
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Nej, de tabs som finns på nätet är inkorrekta. Ni får ta ut låtarna själva, eller varför inte skriva egna låtar för att komma igång? / Anders
Question from Fredrik (IP: 213.67.174.211) posted February 1, 2006 12:34:50:
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Tjena Anders!
Köpte några dagar sen Grind Finale på soundpollution och det är en av de snyggaste och bästa samlingar som något band någonsin lyckats ordna.

Jag undrar över eran cover på låten "Bullshit Tradition" (vilken jag tycker är bättre än originalet då den är mer kompakt och snabbare) körde du enfotsgrind på den också!? För jag kan liksom inte begripa det isf, de flesta band kör ju med tvåfotsgrind när det går så snabbt och ändå så går det fortare på de flesta av era låtar och läste att du alltid kört med enfotsgrind :|.

Och en sista fråga, när kommer Krigshot´s nya att få tag i ? IVrig som satan på den med :D

Hare skitbra!
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Jag har aldrig spelat tvåfotsgrind i hela mitt liv. Det är en teknik jag inte behärskar och dessutom låter lite illa. Visserligen kan man få upp hastigheten ytterligare ett snäpp med den tekniken men i mina hörs det att något är galet.
Birdflesh-Adde sa en gång när jag gnällde att "om du ska springa så fort du kan så använder du väl båda benen" och visst ligger det något i det, men ur min synvinkel är det något som blir fel när högerbenet går på halva hastigheten jämfört med högerarmen. Jag får inte ihop det i huvudet och därför har jag inte ens testat det. Kanske är läge att göra det nu?
Krighots nya LP, eventuellt med namnet "Till vilket pris som helst", kommer förhoppningsvis i mars. Den 18/2 ska vi mastra och fram tills dess är det mix som gäller. / Anders
Question from Richard (IP: 194.237.166.199) posted February 1, 2006 02:34:10:
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Hallå!
Är den utlovade bäst-2005-listan på gång?

Du har ingen aning om var det går att få tag på de två första splitarna och ep:n (Smile when you're dead, Blind World, ... Turmoil). Har fått ihop de mesta albumen i min samling men dessa tre kan jag bara inte hitta, hur många ex släppte ni förresten Industrislaven mcd i? Blev stolt ägare till den här om dagen. Vilket av era släpp är det mest exklusiva?

Har du någon samling av ett band som du är riktigt stolt över?
Många frågor på en gång som vanligt...
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Ajfan, hade jag utlovat den offentligt...? Ugh...
De tidiga singlarna dyker upp på eBay/Tradera titt som tätt så det är väl bara att gå in där regelbundet så dyker de nog upp förr eller senare.
"Industrislavens" upplaga har jag ingen aning om, kanske 1500-2000 ex. Jag tror "Blind world" är den skiva som finns i minst antal ex, typ 600. Tja, eller vänta nu, "Grindwork" kanske bara kom i 500 ex? Någon av dem i alla fall.
De artister jag har flest skivor med är Kiss och Frank Zappa, men det rör sig bara om vanliga utgåvor. Inga obskyra samlarobjekt. / Anders
Question from Adam (IP: 168.99.197.188) posted January 31, 2006 22:32:33:
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hey whats up Anders i was wondering what the person in the beginning of "just another hog" is saying and is that one of you guys? thanks

PS: Grind Finale kicks ass!!!
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No, it's not us. It's a sample from a Swedish movie called "Tillsammans", known internationally as "Together". The line is roughly translated to "No offense, but you are so fucking fooled", a line which ties "Doombringer" and "Just another hog" together. / Anders
Question from W. (IP: 86.82.216.149) posted January 31, 2006 20:46:34:
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Hi Anders!, Do you know how i get the sound used on Shift? (come close to the sound)
The Amp settings, Treble Middle and Bass, scaled 1 - 10 and how much distortion scaled 1-10 (if you not exactley know just say what you think?)
Would be great!
Respect and greetings!
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Treble: 5,6, middle: 8,2, bass... No, just kidding. How do you expect me to remember such a thing? Also - as I've written so many times before in this Q&A - the sound you hear (when speaking about guitars) is the microphones on the guitar's recording of strings being played by a certain person, through a distortion pedal and though an amp, captured by another microphone or two, into a recording equipment, eqed by a computer and a mixing desk, mastered and finally going out through your speakers and into your ears. Now tell me how to recreate that exact sound... / Anders
Question from simon (IP: 81.231.126.126) posted January 31, 2006 19:59:06:
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Tja Anders!!! Jag undrar bara hur du gör för att skrika så där mörkt och härligt?
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Det undrar jag också. Hur det gick en gång men aldrig mer alltså. / Anders
Question from Bon (IP: 195.130.98.71) posted January 31, 2006 17:15:02:
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Hi, i would like to ask about mieszko's fender amp.
what model exactly is it? and how it sounds? (better than a triple mesa???)

thanx for your time, grind finale kicks asses!
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Fender Dual Showman Reverb. Don't remember the year right now, but I think it's from the 70's. How does it sound? Fucking killer! / Anders
Question from Petter (IP: 85.157.69.8) posted January 31, 2006 16:43:23:
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tänkte bara säga att med poffen från totalitär och du (anders) så kan den nya krigshot skivan inte bli något annat än grymt bra!
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Vad är det för fel på Jallo och Björn nu då?! :) / Anders
Question from Daniel (IP: 148.160.250.9) posted January 31, 2006 14:03:21:
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ville bara ge mycket beröm för arbetet på Grind Finale fick den idag och tycker den äger allt.
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Varsågod. / Anders
Question from Erik R (IP: 62.13.68.97) posted January 31, 2006 08:34:06:
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Hej igen, Anders: Närå, jag har full förståelse för att det kan bli jobbigt att folk ber dig ha en åsikt om allt. Personligen tycker jag att det är mer intressant med dina åsikter för att du är recensent än för att du är musiker, då jag brukar läsa dina alster i tidningen. När du sen visat att du svarar snabbt på inläggen här blir det ju (ibland alltför) frestande att få en "second opinion" på saker man själv gillar.

När jag ändå inte kan hålla mig borta härifrån kollar jag väl om jag får svar på en fråga till: Visst var det du som berättade om mumindräktsfrågan? Hur skulle du ha svarat om du fått den i en intervju?
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Ah... mumindräktsfrågan... Ska väl dra den för ovetande. På 90-talet fanns det ett väldigt bra svenskt fanzine som hette Primitive Art (som sedan blev ett skivbolag, kanske till och med var det då också), som gjorde väldigt bra och roliga intervjuer. En fråga som ställdes till saliga death metalbandet Afflicted var "Om ni skulle få ett gig som förband till Slayer med enda kravet att ni var tvungna att spela mumindräkter, skulle ni ta den spelningen?" (ungefär så)
Skulle jag spela i mumindräkt? Jag tror att den där gigantiska näsan skulle förhindra ett smidigt grindande, men för sakens skull säger jag. Jag har spelat ett par låtar med en uppblåst ballong i munnen under sista giget på USA-turnén 1999 så det är ju nästan samma sak.
Frågan blir lite rolig när man tänker på vilka band som åkt som förband till Slayer de senaste åren. Jag menar, kan man bli så mycket mer mumintroll än Slipknot? / Anders
Question from KarlAnal (IP: 62.88.193.178) posted January 31, 2006 08:31:28:
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Krigshot patchen med en döskalle finns bland annat på www.Skitsylen.tk(Sverige) och på www.insanesociety.net(Tjeckien)

Billigt och bra!
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Se där. / Anders
Question from Stefan (IP: 83.248.230.232) posted January 30, 2006 21:41:32:
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tjena anders, har letat å googlat å spanat å krypt på internet ett bra tag nu. och det jag letar efter är:
en patch! den broderade runda med Krigshot (örebromangel) vet du ifall de går att få tag i den nånstans, tror jag hittade den i polen nånstans men de verkade som det mer var screentryck på en bit tyg, vet att jag sett skitsnygga patches, nått du vet något om? tack å adjö å lycka till med musiken i framtiden! me love longtime
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Aldrig hört talas om. Så fort det handlar om patches så är det inget som jag varit inblandad i. / Anders
Question from dennis (IP: 83.253.34.254) posted January 30, 2006 18:50:21:
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varför fungerat det inte att lyssna på mp3 filerna tänkte höra på dom så att jag kan veta ifall jag ska grind final för det jag hört av nasum var ett klipp på p3 guld galan på 10-15 sek för ett år sen eller något sånt där skulle uppskata ett svar snart tack på fötr hand
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Det går alldeles utmärkt att lyssna på mp3-filerna. / Anders
Question from W. (IP: 86.82.216.149) posted January 30, 2006 17:16:56:
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Hey Anders, i wondered what your favorite nasum songs are (to listen to, not to play)
I like Fury most followed by Hets, The Deepest Hole and Darkness Falls, all from the shift album.
I liked songs like Krossa and Fear much too! Wonder why they never ended up on the full-lengths.
anyway keep up the good work!
Greetings
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They are too many to mention, but if you read the album track by track breakdowns you should figure out some of may favorites.
We never really thought of rerecording tracks released on 7" EP's for our fullengths, apart from the rerecording of "No paradise for the damned" on "Shift". / Anders
Question from grindcore_is_art (IP: 62.116.20.208) posted January 30, 2006 12:37:54:
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i heard, that you are not a fan of drumcomputer-grind-bands, is that because you hate the sound of drumcomputers or is that because you hate non-physical drumming?
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For me the whole thing about grindcore is that the drummer beats as fast as he can and drives the other musicians to perform with energy. Remove the blasting drums and most riffs could easlily be mid-paced metalriffs.
Having a drummachine and claim to play grind is a huge offence against me and everyother grindcoredrummer out there. It's like a few cars in the Formula 1 race should be placed on rails like some train.
I think some music benefit from having drummachines. I wouldn't have loved Godflesh and Pitchshifter if not for the stiffness and odd sound their drummachines add.
The same arguments - to a lesser degree - can be applied to the drummers that loves to trigger all their drums instead of using the natural sound of the drum. What's the point of playing as good as you can and then make it sound like a drummachine? I don't get it! / Anders
Question from Erik R (IP: 62.13.68.97) posted January 30, 2006 11:21:20:
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Tjena Anders,

Lite nyfiken på vad du tycker om två band, dels In Flames, och dels dina bolagskollegor i Accidents.
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Måste jag ha åsikter om allt? In Flames - tja, det är duktiga och värda sin framgång men jag kanske inte helt går igång på deras stuk. The Accidents går jag mer igång på. / Anders
Question from Diego (IP: 83.39.102.79) posted January 29, 2006 21:15:40:
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Hi Anders!
Any news about the live split with Napalm Death?
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No. / Anders
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