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Question from Oskar (IP: 82.182.84.254) posted July 27, 2005 13:49:22:
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Varför klagar alla på Human 2.0 ljudet?
Är det bara jag som tycker det är helt klockrent?

Visst kanske inte den mest lyssnarvänliga mixen...
Men råare blir det ju inte!
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Smaken är väl olika, helt enkelt. / Anders
Question from Robin Andersson (IP: 213.115.159.14) posted July 27, 2005 11:06:21:
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Tjena Anders.

Om jag förstod ett tidigare svar korrekt, så tjänade ni inte mängder med pengar på Nasum.
Så min fråga är; Gjorde ni något vid sidan av Nasum, för att få pengar till instrument, räkningar och allt annat som skall betalas?

Personligen tycker jag det är rätt lustigt med såna här grejer. Till exempel vet jag att karlen som sjöng i Embraced (och numer sjunger i Burning Engines) jobbar som dagisfröken (dagisherre?!).

Må väl.
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Ja, vi jobbade (jobbar) precis som vanliga människor, dock inte som dagisfröknar. / Anders
Question from Jussi (IP: 81.197.77.167) posted July 26, 2005 20:36:00:
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Is there any genocide superstars shirts and if there is where can I get one?
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I don't know, but you can write to the Genocide SuperStars drummer and ask. / Anders
Question from Fredrik (IP: 213.67.174.211) posted July 26, 2005 01:22:32:
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Tjena Anders! jag igen..Det var en sak som jag funderade på.. Varför hoppade egentligen Jesper av Nasum?, var det för att han ville satsa på Burst eller på just nånting annat? Eller var det ni som bestämde det liksom?.

Hoppas att det för övrigt är bra med er.

Tack så mycket Mvh / Fredrik
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Ja, för fan, vi kickade den jävla idioten! ...eller inte! :) Faktum är att Jesper skrev en uttömmande förklaring till varför han hoppade av och jag tänkte först posta den här som svar, men det är en otroligt lång text. Kontentar var dock att det började hända saker för Burst och det blev för komplicerat att hålla ångan uppe i två band, speciellt som det fanns geografiska problem att överkomma också. Så Jesper valde det band som kändes bäst för honom, och ingen kan anklaga honom för att ha gjort fel val. Dessutom fick Burst verkligen bollen i rullning i och med Relapsedebuten "Pray on Life" och nu ser vi alla fram emot nya "Origo". Heja Burst och Jesper! / Anders
Question from DANIELE (IP: 213.140.6.126) posted July 25, 2005 14:23:48:
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hello anders, I must say that the road that you have followed in order to modernize the site is fantastic, comments song for song, not only what they says, how is born, how it is played, this site is becoming my newspaper [Question manually truncated by admin]...
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Hello Daniele, and thank you for your VERY LONG post. I think it's better that you contact me via email for the answers. Write to nasum@swipnet.se. / Anders
Question from Janne (IP: 212.247.180.79) posted July 22, 2005 16:12:15:
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Förslag om återtryck av tröjor blir aktuellt:

Tryck upp nya crass-luvtröjor + crass-t-shirts (i alla färgvarianter), samt gör luvtröjor med Blind World-motivet (både röd och svart).
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Det är noterat, men tyvärr är sannolikheten ganska så låg för nytryck av de motiv du nämnt. / Anders
Question from lars (IP: 85.225.148.114) posted July 21, 2005 17:24:17:
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öhm.....vad körde nasum i för stämmning på guran och så om man får fråga?
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Det har jag redan svarat på. Läs tidigare frågor och svar. / Anders
Question from Daniel (IP: 203.61.189.19) posted July 21, 2005 04:25:57:
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Hi Anders,

You've spoken of mastering/EQing some Nasum live minidisc material from time to time...
I was wondering if you could tell me what you listen to the music on for doing this? Headphones? Studio monitors? And which type?
What is you prefered mastering software?

I'm pretty interested in sound engineering, so that's why I'd like to know what sort of sytem you use. I'm thinking of investing in some monitor speakers some time soon.

Thanks, Daniel.
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I am just a novice in the world of sound, and so far I have only mastered one thing and that's the "Grind Finale" 2xCD... I worked in Cubase, tweaking some EQ knobs and using some plugins. Nothing advanced but it improved the sound. I borrowed a pair of good headphones from Dan Swanö, but I had to listen to what I produced in different environments (like homestereo, discman, carstereo) to see that it sounded alright. The big challange with "Grind Finale" was to get an even sound through out the album, not only adjusting the volume but adding treble there and bass there. It was quite a task but I am satisfied with the result. / Anders
Question from Rikard (IP: 84.217.64.209) posted July 19, 2005 16:21:40:
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Tja. Eftersom du lika som jag tycker att mastringen på Human 2.0 är lite "sådär", har du funderat på att göra en re-release som är remastrad? Skivan ska väl ändå ges ut på nytt som bildvinyl?
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Jag tror inte det går att göra några större underverk med orginalinspelningen så som den är. Det vore faktiskt bara att slänga pengarna i sjön. / Anders
Question from Candy (Lyon, France) (IP: 83.145.73.58) posted July 19, 2005 15:56:06:
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Hi Anders,

In the set-list of Grind-Finale, we can find several yet unreleased songs (especially on the second disc...).

Can you explain a lot about where does those songs come from ? I suppose that most of them are outtakes from each of your albums...
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Most of them are. However, "Grind Finale" has lenghty liner notes by myself that gives you very detailed information about the 15 studio records Nasum did including the unreleased songs, so I advice you to pick up the album once it's released. I don't feel like sharing information that is featured on the album as I've worked hard to compile content outside the songs that maked the record worth buying (and not downloading). / Anders
Question from Jonas (IP: 213.101.54.113) posted July 18, 2005 21:46:34:
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Hejsan Anders!
Hoppas allt rullar på!
Vill inte låta tjatig, men jag undrar bara hur det går med Miezsko-tröjorna, typ minneströja?
Ha det!
/Jonas
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Jag har vid upprepade tillfällen sagt att jag tar itu med merchtryckning (gammal som ny) efter sommaren, så håll ut! / Anders
Question from Chris-Ten (IP: 83.249.23.0) posted July 18, 2005 14:48:50:
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Hejhej! Satt för ett tag sen och kollade på spelningen från Hultsfred 2003 på Hultsfred TV. Efter Final Sleep drar spelade ni en sån jääääävla slagdänga som gjorde att håret reste sig på skallen......PUH!!!!! Vad heter den och var kan jag få tag på den? Jag kan inte hitta den på fullängdarna. Lös detta problem nån plz. Jag blir galen snart =)
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Låten är "Löpandebandsprincipen" från "Industrislaven". Finns på fin vinyl i vår shop just nu... / Anders
Question from san nie yon (IP: 62.116.20.208) posted July 18, 2005 08:48:11:
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hejsan! i heard, that the word "nasum" was taken from a polish frankenstein-movie, where in a special scene dr. frankenstein ordered: "please, bring me the nasum". you took this word without knowing, what it means and what the right spelling is. is this true?
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Not entirely true. We took the name from the movie "Flesh For Frankenstein" (1973), which is an American/French/Italien collaboration. The doctor says "What we really need now is the perfect nasum", and by viewing the scene (or hearing it, as you can on our first recording) you KNOW what the word means. / Anders
Question from JRH (IP: 68.60.70.16) posted July 18, 2005 06:27:20:
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Hi Anders,

What are some of the sales figures for Nasum's albums? Which countries were you most popular in in terms of sales? Were you ever able to, or at least on the verge of being able to make a decent living off of your music? Did Relapse do a good job when it came to promotion of your albums in the USA? Anything else you can tell us about the cover art for Grind Finale?
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1 + 2) I have never got a complete breakdown of the sales and statistics over which countires that likes us the best. I have statements from certain periods and I haven't actually summed up everything, buy roughly 10-15000 copies per album in total, except for "Shift" that probably hasn't reached 10 000 yet.
3) Not at all.
4) I believe so.
5) The idea of "Grind Finale" in general is to collect everything Nasum did between 1993 and 2004, and that goes for the cover as well. The cover is inspired by past Nasum art. Think an early Napalm Death cover in 2005... You'll see it soon! / Anders
Question from Daniel (IP: 203.61.189.199) posted July 18, 2005 04:24:37:
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Hello Anders,
This is not so much a question as it is a suggestion.
Perhaps a small section could be made on your site with a list of known recorded NASUM cover songs by other bands? And maybe even a link to their webpage? i.e. [Bandname/Cover recorded/Link]

I know this site is pretty much strictly about NASUM (which is great!), but maybe this feature might introduce people to some new bands that were influenced by NASUM in the same kind of way some people may have been introduced to NASUM via their inclusion on the Carcass Tribute CD. (Although most people would have heard of you before that came out, I would hope!!)

I know of at least one:-
"Inhale/Exhale", recorded by EBOLIE on S/T CD
www.ebolie.cjb.net

Thanks, and keep up the brilliant work! Finest and most interesting band page on the net!
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It's a good idea, but at the moment I am aware of around five Nasum songs recorded by other bands so the list really isn't that impressive. But in time maybe. I call all fans to report all Nasumcovers they can find (preferebly with a mp3 of the song...) and send the info to me. / Anders
Question from Scott from Pittsburgh (IP: 24.3.48.53) posted July 17, 2005 08:37:31:
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i was wondering if you could tell us the lyrics of Nasum songs that are not in english? or maybe give a link to a translator site that can actually translate it. Thanks
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It's on my to do list, so translations will be available, one day. I wouldn't recommend a translator, the result would be wrong and confusing. / Anders
Question from Dennis (IP: 213.199.93.215) posted July 16, 2005 16:15:29:
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Hej Anders,

Du som sett napalm death rätt många gånger: Låter deras trummis lika stel och trist live som på skiva?

Tack för inspirerande trumspel på alla Nasum-plattor!
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Jag tycker Danny får oförskämt mycket skit för sin, i mitt tycke coola stil. Danny är en mycket säker och tajt metal/grind-trummis. Han är ingen Tommy Lee direkt, men han gör det han ska och han gör det i det närmsta prickfritt. Jag har studerat honom relativt noggrant och noterat att hans teknik är helt perfekt. Handlederna jobbar febrilt, inte armarna som tröttar ut många trummisar. Danny kan få till en helt perfekt och hård d-takt som många borde avundas. Han ser inte ett behov av att hävda sig med häftiga fill in eller alternativa komp, han bara manglar stenhård det han ska mangla, och det tycker jag är jävligt coolt. Det passar Napalm Deaths ganska genomgångende kompromisslösa och supertajta still. Ta er till Augustibuller och titta på en trummis som är just den där stommet ett band ska luta sig emot. / Anders
Question from Rabalder, the German Grindcore-Mastermind (IP: 84.135.216.100) posted July 16, 2005 00:45:14:
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Greetings.
Great Page! I couldn't wait for it to relaunch and checked the side while there was the report of the tsunami tragedy almost everyday. the downloads are great.

there are two questions...
1) what's your private favourite song from nasum? not vital information, but fun to know.
2) why are you called nasum? i looked it up in a latin dictionary and it said it was "nose"...

sorry if the questions have already been posted, but on the one hand i don't speak swedish, and on the other hand i am too lazy to read all 130 questions. oh, sorry for my bad english.
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1) It's impossible for me to pick one favorite. If you read the track by track commentaries for the albums you'll notice that I noted some as personal favorites.
2) The word was a joke between Rickard and I during the time we started the band, and we couldn't help ourselves and used it as our name (without knowing that the band would grow pretty big in 5-10 years...). The original meaning lost it's - well, meaning - quite fast and "nasum" for me always meant "A grindcore band from Sweden".
And don't worry about your English, we all speak and write bad English here... / Anders
Question from Lee (IP: 195.93.21.72) posted July 14, 2005 22:13:04:
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Hey Anders
when did you write the stuff for the Aggressive hostility Compilation as it's the best Nasum stuff I've ever heard, is their anywhere I can get the lyric's from for your song's on the cd.
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The Regressive Hostility stuff (not Aggressive!) was the last thing we did before getting signed to Relapse. It helped us get there for sure. One of my favorite recordings of Nasum. Lyrics are here. / Anders
Question from Simon (IP: 217.210.71.157) posted July 14, 2005 21:00:14:
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Tjena Anders!
En kort fråga bara: Vilka trumstockar använder du?
Ha det!
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Zildjian Super 5B. "Super" betyder att de är lite extra långa. Att jag fastnade för dem var en ren slump men efter det kan jag omöjligtvis spela med någon annan modell, speciellt inte de av vanlig längd. / Anders
Question from Sorti (IP: 213.112.203.29) posted July 13, 2005 22:21:17:
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Hej Anders. Jag som ni sörjer Mieszko väldigt mycket..men håller ni på att leta eller ska ni leta efter en ny medlem? jag tycker som ni att han är omöjlig att ersätta och vill inget illa med de här brevet..jag vill bara ha information...
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Information. / Anders
Question from Torge (IP: 84.188.177.212) posted July 13, 2005 12:19:11:
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Dear Anders,
thank you for letting me host 3 sonx on goreKing.de,
but you didn't say anything about the Necrony-stuff.
I love the "Pathological Performances" and think it's a real classic. If I could host song 4 "Gynopathological Excav-Eater" and/or song 9 "Effervescing Discharge Of Putrescent Corpulence" that would be awesome!

Thanks a lot

Torge
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Well do it then! / Anders
Question from Matt (IP: 24.9.76.170) posted July 13, 2005 05:34:51:
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How, exactly, do you pronounce "Mieszko Talarczyk", and could you write up a personnel bio for him. What was his families heritage? What did he do growing up? How did you two meet? What were his interests outside of music?

I, like you, and many people around the world, have been through some difficult times recently. The only thing that never seems to let me down is music. Thank you for keeping NASUM.com there for me.
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It's pretty easy to pronounce but hard to write in a way that makes sense. It's a Polish name you know, but I think we got a hang of how to say it. Something like this: "Me-yeah-sch-go Tah-lahr-sch-ick" (100% "Hipp hipp"-varning på detta, eller vad säger ni svenskar?).
I have ended the first name with "go" eventhough the name in reality ends with "ko", but I feel it has got more of a g-sound than an English k. The same with "ick" in the last name. Actually, it should be a sound between an i and a y. At least in Swedish.
Record your pronounciation attempts and I will say if you've got it or not.
I don't know if I'm the right person to write a biography for Mieszko. I have written something about how we met in my eulogy and in the liner notes to "Grind Finale". Let's keep it at that right now, OK? / Anders
Question from Fredrik (IP: 213.67.174.211) posted July 12, 2005 14:45:33:
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Tjena Anders!

Jag bara undrar om man kan få tag i Nasum teckensnittet någonstans eller om du har så att du kan skicka det, om det inte är helt privat då förstås.. Skulle vilja använda just det teckensnittet till att göra en tatuering som har med grind att göra.
Har du någon aning om hur jag kan få tag i den?

Mvh / Fredrik
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Jag antar att det är loggan du syftar på. Ja, du den är handritad 1992 och alltså inget typsnitt. Officiellt finns det bara bokstäverna n, a, s, u och m samt k, i, t, y och e från gången jag skrev Skitsystem. Och - just det - w, c och o från en misslyckad "www.nasum.com"-logga.
Nu finns det i och försig ett par till sedan jag gjort en grej som ni snart får se, men som sagt - det finns inget typsnitt. Antingen tar du upp Nasum-loggan i PhotoShop och klipper till egna bokstäver eller så ritar du för hand. Vill du ha hjälp med ett specifikt ord kan jag förstås rycka in.
Inspirationen till stilen på bokstäverna kommer - tro det eller ej - från Disharmonic Orchestras logga! / Anders
Question from Alvin Schmalvin (IP: 194.52.83.21) posted July 12, 2005 13:11:43:
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Heyhey, I can´t get the Scoop vid to work - I only get the sound, not the video... I´ve tried it on two different computers, what do I need to do?
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I think you have to install the codec DivX - go to DivX.com and install it. It's free and very useful. / Anders
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