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Question from JRH (IP: 159.53.78.144) posted December 19, 2005 17:45:14:
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Anders, what kind of label interest have you had for the new "ex-nasum" project? Have Relapse or Burning Heart approached you about it? Do you plan on touring with this new project, or will you just take it slow and see what happens with it? Are you going to produce the album yourself (with your newly aquired talent), or will Dan Swano? Any ideas on what we can expect as far as lyrical content goes? Will it be a political approach similar to some of the Nasum material, or something else?
A:
1000 questions...
As stated over and over again - this is a project, not a band - so it will exist on a pure project level, i.e. get together when the time is right, write some songs, record demos, perhaps record a record of some kind. I don't think shows or tours are in the picture, to be honest.
I would estimate that the lyrical content should be as old school as the music and not have a political approach. There was an original plan for the lyrics when I approached the guys about the project, but I don't think we will follow that plan due to the quality of the songs. / Anders
Question from Micke (IP: 213.64.134.176) posted December 19, 2005 14:29:36:
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Underbara demolåtar, vill ha mer av denna varan.

Vem är påtänkt som sångare?
Är det antingen Jesper eller Rickard, eller någon helt annan?

God jul på er alla.
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Om Rickard vill vara med så blir det han som får sjunga. Annars får vi väl se. / Anders
Question from Brian P. (IP: 64.167.29.82) posted December 18, 2005 19:18:02:
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Nice demos, man. Thank you. Have a great holiday season.
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Same to you! / Anders
Question from Jens (IP: 85.224.156.102) posted December 18, 2005 14:47:44:
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Hello

Du svarade på en tidigare fråga såg jag att man får 99% av nasums låtar när man har Grind finale och samtliga fullängdare..

Vad är den sista procenten som saknas..?

/jens
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Det är tre eller fyra låtar från "Inhale/Exhale"-inspelningen som är försvunna och några få från de andra som aldrig färdigställdes med sång, mycket som jag själv inte har kopior på. / Anders
Question from Davida Loca (IP: 24.191.213.172) posted December 17, 2005 20:29:05:
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Hello!

Well here's a question I've been asking a couple people I know and no one has a accurate answer. I thought why not ask someone who is actually in a well known grindcore band... here it is:

According to books like "Choosing Death: The Improbable Histroy of Death Metal and Grindcore" and many other people within the metal/punk scene, Napalm Death are considered to be the "gateway" band to extremeness in the extreme metal/hardcore world being they've supposedly invented the "blast beat" and shcizophrenic hardcore punk (aka grindcore today.) What do you feel about Napalm Death's contribution to the extreme world? Would there have never been any blast beats in death/black metal if it wasn't for Napalm Death? Was grindcore in fact invented by them?

This is a debateable quesiton I know, but what are your feelings on this being you were apart of the whole grindcore movement?
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To begin with: Napalm Death did not invent grindcore. I'm not sure who did, but band such as Seige, Lärm and early DRI should be considered inventors in this case.
But: Napalm Death was the first band to put grindcore on the map (much due to John Peel's radioshow in England), so they probably had a lot of influence on extreme music in general, and ultimately how things are today. I've never seen Napalm Death as the reason for blast beats in death/black. I think it would have came natural in those genres eventually anyway.
Bands have always been looking for ways to be more extreme, and increasing the speed is certainly one way to do it. I remember when I first head Accept's "Fast as a shark" during the 80's and was totally blown away by the speed. A couple of years later I heard Slayer's "Silent scream" and felt that it was so fast that I couldn't hardly listen to it. A year later I heard grindcore for the first time and understood that the speed limit was reached (in hindsight: not really!).
So Napalm Death's contribution to the extreme world is priceless but I don't think they are the direct reasons to those things you mentioned.
/ Anders
Question from Jens (IP: 85.224.156.102) posted December 17, 2005 15:23:05:
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Skulle vilja tacka personen som tipsade om regressive hostility auktionen här! Vann den nyss! Mycket kul, kommer även bli stolt ägare av Nasum/Agathocles spliten snart..!

Jobbar upp mig i samlingen...

Har anders nån skiva han är stolt över?

/Jens
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Kul, Septic-Dennis tjänar grova pengar...
Skiva jag är stolt över? Nja, men när vi ändå talar om trollen så kan jag ju skryta (?) med att jag har AxCx:s 5643 låtars 7" EP. Alltid något. / Anders
Question from Jens (IP: 85.224.156.102) posted December 17, 2005 14:11:42:
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Hej!

Vilka dödsmetall band gillar du, om du gillar nåt förstås...?

/Jens
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Mest den gamla skolan - Entombed, Morbid Angel, Edge of Sanity och band från den tidsåldern. Det senaste "nya" banden som jag tyckte var riktigt bra var väl Nile i samband med deras debut-CD, sen blev det lite tjatigt. / Anders
Question from Jimmu (IP: 83.226.237.148) posted December 16, 2005 18:06:12:
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Tack för svaret!

Då måste jag ställa en följdfråga=) Varför var napalm death och DEP så bra då? jag har träffat DEP och dem var mycket trevliga!

Va svarade Seth på er lilla You look divorced-kör då?

Det roliga är ju att han faktiskt är frånskild. haha. Och att han skrivit om en massa människor som ligger i koma och är homosexuella. Och han vaknade för inte så länge sedan upp ur en koma. Ödets ironi kanske?
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Vi såg ju upp till Napalm Death som fan och man har ju en viss bild hur ens förebilder/idoler är. I många fall stämmer den inte alls, men i detta fall var det helt perfekt. Inget krångel alls och inget bråk, förutom när Jesper och Shane diskuterade en Star Wars-detalj, haha!
Dillinger Escape Plan å andra sidan var närmare oss i ålder och sånt så det blev liksom en bra kontakt mellan oss. Det var kul.
Seth suckade till och flinade lite lätt och fortsatte vara bakfull. Ödets ironi, precis, det är väl bara en tidsfråga innan han kommer ut ur garderoben också... / Anders
Question from andreoli christian (IP: 81.211.181.21) posted December 16, 2005 15:35:10:
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hello anders
im chris from bergamo (italy) ..i write for this questions.....
is possible have a contact with your friends or another your friendly people for have a video registration of the live concert of nasum in csa dordoni in cremona in december 2004....before i search this item with a metal people in italy but is impossible have this item..................
because not create in a NASUM merch...a t-shirt from the cover of a first disegn of grind finale cd (the design with a skull and a big amp. write NICE NOISE is a very funny design and is a very istinct of of a NASUM sound )...thank for your patience chris
nasum forever - forever nasum
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I don't think there was anyone filming the last Nasum show in Cremona.
The "skull and amp" drawing you talked about was NOT the first design for "Grind Finale"! A t-shirt is not planed with this design. / Anders
Question from Jimmu (IP: 83.226.237.148) posted December 16, 2005 12:38:11:
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Hej anders.

Jag vet inte om dessa frågor har ställts tidigare, men jag kunde hitta dom iaf.

Vilket är ditt favoritband att turnera ihop med?

Och hur va det att turnera ihop med Seth och grabbarna i Anal Cunt? Hur va Seth som person?

Tack!
A:
Favoritband att turnera med var Napalm Death och Dillinger Escape Plan.
Att turnera med AxCx var inget speciellt för i ärlighetens namn var vi och Napalm Death som åkte tillsammans medan AxCx och Pig Destroyer åkte ihop. Det var bara mest under gemensamma middagar (populärt i Japan) och vid gigen som vi sågs och jag kan väl säga att vid ett tillfälle gluffsade Seth i sig en rejäl sked wasabi.
Jag vet inte vad jag ska säga om honom som person. Jag pratade aldrig med honom, men när AxCx kom upp till Toys Factorys kontor och Seth såg lite seg och bakfull ut sa hela Nasum i kör: "You look... divorced", och det var otroligt roligt.
("You look divorced" är en av AxCxs fina titlar för de som inte vet.) / Anders
Question from Cody Cruz (IP: 81.226.83.120) posted December 13, 2005 21:58:09:
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tjena Anders
Jag är bara lite nyfiken på vad du har använt för program för att remastra(EQ:a) låtarna till grind finale??
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Jag satt i Cubase och använde mig främst av en plug-in som heter Firium som man kan använda för att läsa av en EQ-kurva från en källa och sen använda den på andra. Så jag läste av "Shift" eller "Helvete" och satt sedan och laborerade med de andra inspelningarna. Lite vanlig EQ-ning blev det också. / Anders
Question from JRH (IP: 159.53.46.144) posted December 13, 2005 20:09:12:
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1.Who do you feel are the most important grind bands today? Bands that really define the genre and breathe new life into it.

2.Where do you see the future of grind, do you see it reverting back to it's grass roots a little or do you think we'll continue to see cross-genre bands that expand the boundaries, so to speak, of grindcore (eg. The Berzerker)?

3.Do you think we'll ever see another major label "cash grab" of grind bands like we did in the mid 90's with Carcass and Napalm Death?

4.What is one band you wish Nasum could have toured with that you were never able to?

5.When you were playing guitar in Nasum, what tunings did you use, and what was your guitar of choice?
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1. I don't know. Just because I used to play grind, I don't know every band that does it! :)
2. I can't tell really. I guess grind will never be huge or trendy, but I imagine that bigger bands can bring some grindinfluences to their stuff. We heard it on Slipknot's latest, some say System Of A Down have grindparts now (I don't) and Soilwork has a pure grindsong on their latest (song is called "Blind eye halo" - check it out!). Five years ago I heard more grindinfluences in the hardcorebands but it really didn't catch on, so I have no idea what to expect of the future.
3. I wouldn't say that grind made it to the major labels. Anyway - black metal is a more commercial extreme style so they'll keep to that.
4. Converge. It almost happened, and could have happened during 2005.
5. I had a Ibanez with EMG-81 (still have) and the tuning during my guitar years started with a D-tuning (first two recordings) and then became a B-tuning. / Anders
Question from Fredrik (IP: 213.67.174.211) posted December 13, 2005 17:55:36:
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Tjena Jag (igen)

Bara undrar lite snabbt om du har lust att lägga ut "Godmorgon Idiotjävel" här på sidan idag? Skulle så jävla gärna vilja höra deni Remastered. Snälla kan du inte göra det ?

Skulle vara evigt tacksam!

Och undrar också om du jättegärna vill sälja den där flaggan ni använde scenen i Hultsfred? Skulle betala massvis för den :D

Hade skitbra / Fredrik
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1. Nej, köp "Grind Finale" i januari.
2. Nej. / Anders
Question from Roy (IP: 203.76.232.46) posted December 13, 2005 12:29:33:
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I'm a guitarist turned drummer for a grind band here in the philippines. I played the drums because it's hard to find drummers who likes grindcore here (I wonder why? They're all into deathmetal & all there blastbeats are 1 to 2 seconds long only. Anyway, with regards to my drumming, I have some questions: What kind of cymbals do you use? Is there any particular cymbal do grind music use? I've seen your Live In Osaka video, why is it your cymbals sounds differently than mine & are so noisy & mine are not? The one I used from live gig are noisy but the one I bought for myself wasn't.
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My prefered cymbals are Zildjian or Sabian, fairly big (18-19-20") and fairly thick (heavy) so they last. My right crash (from my point of view) is more or less my main "part" of the drumkit so it must hold for all the beating.
You should not judge the sound of my cymbals from the Osaka video because first of all - those cymbals were part of a rented backline and not mine, and second of all the sound has been compressed by a videocamera and then damaged by the videoclip compression, so the sound is really far from the truth. / Anders
Question from Jeff (IP: 80.162.114.252) posted December 12, 2005 05:24:05:
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Okay Anders, it's totally up to you, just wanted to share my thoughts.. I hoped that maybe there was a little chance I could get you to be grinding again.. But I truly understand, and I respect your choice.

I'm looking forward to hearing from your new project.. Which genre will it be? Or is that too early to tell?
A:
It's old school grind. / Anders
Question from Max (IP: 84.165.65.107) posted December 11, 2005 22:55:39:
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What about some merch for the BIGGER Nasum fans ? I mean, most of the stuff seems like its designed for emo guys ;)
A:
I am sorry about the lack of bigger t-shirts (and the really small stuff too), but it's really hard to stock up on that stuff since I don't sell much of it.
But contact me and tell me what you are intrested in and I might print something for you at the next restock. This offer is of course valid for other people as well who wants stuff in other sizes than the available ones. / Anders
Question from Jeff (IP: 80.162.114.252) posted December 11, 2005 22:11:59:
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Hey Nasum!

I have no real question, I just wanted to tell you a couple of things..

First off, I truly, deeply feel for the loss of Mieszko Talarczyk.. When I read the stuff you had written about him on this page, I felt like crying.. I didn't know him as person, but I am a very big Nasum fan, and just imagining what you guys must be going through, it's.. Horrible.. But I'm glad to hear that you're getting upwards again.. Everything's going to be alright.. I just wanted to tell you, that I too am really sorry that he is no more.. It hurts deeply in my heart.. I wish you the best of luck for the future, and please: Try to keep your mood up..

Second: I'm also very sorry to hear that you have stopped Nasum entirely.. I know that you have written that no one knows what the future will bring, and I really DO NOT want to be selfish, especially not in your situation, but just the thought of Nasum being no more, that is sad.. I would also very much like to see you guys live some time, but of course I fully understand if you cannot keep doing this, being in Nasum.. I truly do.

But what I really want to say, is this: I did not know Mieszko personally or anything, I am only a fan.. But what do you guys think that he would want you to do if he should die? Personally, even though I did not know him, I think he would want you guys to carry on, and still be an active band.. No matter what happened, I think he would want you guys to keep going.. And don't forget the song you guys yourself wrote: "Go!".. "Never give in, never give up, you have to stand strong. If there's a will, there is a way, just f*cking carry on".. That song have helped me a lot when I have been down, and I just wanted to remind you of how you felt when you wrote that..

Well, that was all for now.. A reply would be nice..

And again, good luck to all of you in the future.. Grindcore forever!
A:
Well obviously it's impossible to know what someone dead would have liked or not liked. One year ago would I have told the other guys: "If I die tomorrow, I want you to carry on"? I don't know.
In the end it's not really up to that person to decide for the others what to do, it's a matter of how things feel.
I don't know if you play in a band yourself but I am sure you've heard about "band chemistry". Well, we felt that an important ingredient was missing and that it currently is impossible to find.
I am as sorry as the next guy that we never got to do a proper US/Canada tour, or that we never explored the parts of Europe that were unknown for Nasum, or got to Australia and what have you, but a reunion of Nasum isn't really an option anymore.
In a way, the new project I have with Urban and Jon (and ultimately Jesper and hopefully Rickard) will sort of fill the gap Nasum left, although the style of this is slightly different. I am planing to share our October recording with you guys pretty soon (I need to remix it) and you will hear for yourself.

As for "Go!" it was a try to write some sort of positively charged lyrics as a counterpart to our normal lyrics which fed on the negative parts of life and society (something that goes along very well with the aggressive music), and I am glad that it helped you, but it will not bring Nasum back from the dead. / Anders
Question from Lars Winston (IP: 66.230.100.59) posted December 11, 2005 21:53:30:
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BIG Nasum fan. A guy from a local metal band here in Alaska showed me Inhale/Exhale, and now I can't stop listening to "When Science Fails".

My question is more rhetorical than anything, though. When are you guys gonna start grinding again?!

MUCH respect to the Talarczyk family.
A:
We are not. Nasum is dead. / Anders
Question from Richard (IP: 194.237.166.199) posted December 11, 2005 19:55:48:
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Hej!
Tänkte bara berätta för alla Nasum-fans att jag hittade regressive hostility-plattan på tradera idag. http://www.tradera.com/auction/aid_22028790

Ha de gött!
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Grymt! / Anders
Question from Jens (IP: 85.224.156.102) posted December 11, 2005 19:20:38:
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Hello

Kan man förvänta sig att även Jon och urban svarar på frågor här?

/J
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Om en fråga ställs specifikt till Jon eller Urban (eller någon annan ex-Nasummedlem) så ska de givetvis få möjlighet att svara på frågan. / Anders
Question from Brian P. (IP: 64.167.29.82) posted December 11, 2005 18:31:31:
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No question, just mad props for Grind Finale Anders. You did a great job on the mastering. Hands down, my best CD purchase for 2005.

Oh yeah, I do have a question. Any chance of you merch'ing a Necrony T?
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No, that will not happen. / Anders
Question from Jake (IP: 85.227.135.167) posted December 11, 2005 17:55:08:
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Tja Anders! vad tycker du om Converge?
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Om man säger så här: "You fail me" var förra årets bästa skiva enligt mig. / Anders
Question from Molina Engblom (IP: 85.228.127.147) posted December 10, 2005 12:57:40:
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Goddag!
Nasum är väldigt speciellt för mig.
Oavsett på vilket humör jag är på så kan jag lyssna på er. Man drar på högsta volymen och bara njuter! ^^ Underbart. Nu till frågan. Hur kan ni vara så bra?!
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Vi åt snällt vår spenat som barn. / Anders
Question from JRH (IP: 159.53.46.144) posted December 9, 2005 22:36:31:
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1. is your bass drum technique "heel/toe" or do you play with your foot in the middle of the peddle?
2. which radiohead album did you prefer, Kid A or Amensiac? ;)
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1. I can't really tell... I think it's some sort of "toe-to-middle-of-the-foot" technique.
2. Hands down: "Kid A"! One word, five letters: R U L E S! / Anders
Question from Hallsbergaren (IP: 213.67.190.62) posted December 9, 2005 13:01:21:
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Vad tycker du om One man army and the undead quartet?
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Jag tycker ingenting för jag har inte hört dem. / Anders
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