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Question from dan (IP: posted June 6, 2009 23:14:59:
hi nasum-anders!
i have a question, why was the shape of the "black swarm" t-shirt such a fkkng mess? i still refer to badly shaped shirts as nasum-shirts.
grind on!
It was a very cheap shirt. What can I say, it was our first shirt (after the debut album) and we were broke. / Anders
Question from Johannes (IP: posted June 5, 2009 12:53:30:
hey there,
is there any chance you'll print some of the "recycle" shirts ever again?
I can't guarantee it. / Anders
Question from Lucas (IP: posted May 22, 2009 11:37:04:
Hi Anders
did Nasum play in poland or had an opportunity to play?maybe you have plans to visit poland with coldworker?:)cheers
Nasum never visited Poland, but Coldworker might show up in the future. Who knows? / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted May 17, 2009 05:58:37:
Evening, Anders.

I was checking out some Nasum gigs on youtube and I came across the one at "Groene Engel" in Oss. (

Your snare drum has one HELL of a bang to it. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of snare model that was? It sounds tight as hell, and extremely pulverizing. I love it!
I wouldn't judge the sound of a snare from a live clip on YouTube... But it's the Black Panther as usual.
Cool clip, I haven't seen it before. Completely out of sync though... / Anders
Question from Hunetele (IP: posted May 14, 2009 20:55:32:
Hi Anders!

Do you know something about the Grind finale LP set repress? Are there any clear vinyls pressed?


Are there any black vinyls pressed from the Doombringer LP?

Mannnnny Thanxxxxx!
"Grind Finale" was limited to 1000 copies all black. No represses are planed. And "Doombringer" was only pressed in weird colors as far as I remember. / Anders
Question from M (IP: posted May 9, 2009 13:31:05:
i play in a band and we are intrested to record a nasum cover for a bonus track in our album
do we need permission from you or from your label for any legal etc issues?
thank you
You should write to for further instructions. / Anders
Question from k (IP: posted April 27, 2009 18:25:43:
was mieszko born in sweden?because he's last name seems to me like polish or something.
is it hard to get the swedish occupation?
anyway nasum was one of the best grindcore bands in the world
Yes, he was Polish and came to Sweden at age 7 if I remember correctly. / Anders
Question from Hunetele (IP: posted April 21, 2009 20:30:18:

I just want to ask that will the videos from the download section be downloadable again?

Did you heard something about the Nasum Napalm Death split?

Thank you!
Apparently the server where I had all the videos and songs have disappeared, so I need some new place to host them...

The split is coming... some day. / Anders
Question from Lènart (IP: posted April 7, 2009 13:44:45:
åh fyfan, jag kollade nyss på spelningen ni gjorde på Hultsfred 2003, jag har aldrig fått sådana rysningar i hela kroppen som jag fick när ni körde igång Scoop. Damn. Jag har dock några frågor. Om Mieszko inte hade dött 2004, hade ni planer på att fortsätta? Andra frågan: spelade du på en black panther eller en pork pie virvel på Hultsfredsspelningen 2003 eller var det kanske någon annan?

Jag saknar Miezsko som fan, jag kan inte föreställa mig hur det är för dig som förmodligen var väldigt tight med honom.

Mvh Lènart
Ja, det fanns inga planer på att sluta. Nasum hade ju i princip bara börjat.
Det lär ha varit Black Panthern för det är den enda virvel jag äger. / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted April 7, 2009 05:02:53:
Hello, Anders!

What do you think about the new Nasum shirt on Relapse, "The Engine of Death"?
It's about time a "Shift" based shirt was released.. It's got quite the interesting look to it.
Were you involved with the design/make at all?
I approved it and I think it's fucking awesome! / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted March 12, 2009 19:03:56:
Good afternoon, Anders!

What was one of the funnest and most memorable shows you ever played with Nasum? There were obviously a ton of venues you played at, but I was wondering which one you had the most fun with out of them all and why?
I believe that the most fun was at different festivals, like the two times on Hultsfred, Wacken and so forth. As for venue shows... well, you can't really beat CBGB's, can you? But I think the warehouse gig we did in Lancaster at the end of the US tour was the most fun. 100% party and I even played a couple of songs with a blown up baloon - in my mouth! / Anders
Question from Andrew Coutts (IP: posted March 11, 2009 23:16:01:
Hi anders odd question here but any info would be greatly appreciated.

Do you happen to know what bass Jesper used live in the Hultsfred Festival video? Mainly Ive seen him use it in the Human 2.0 era. It was 5 string and black.

Cheers if you have any info.

Yes, it's my old 5-string Washburn bass, that my parents gave me on my 18th (?) birthday. It was used in Necrony and also in Nasum, like on this picture, where Mieszko is playing the bass. It's not a fancy bass at all. / Anders
Question from Anders (IP: posted February 11, 2009 22:20:08:
Vilken är betydelsen av symbolen längst till vänster på Shift-fodralet?
"Ät din spenat varje dag, så blir du go och glad". / Anders
Question from Blastface (IP: posted December 30, 2008 02:37:02:
anders i read the link about the recording of the bass - i wondered what distortion pedal was used live?
Can't remember, but we used a sans amp to boost things up. / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted December 29, 2008 05:53:48:
Evening, Anders.

Through all the Nasum albums, I was wondering which one held your favorite snare drum sound? Are you very picky on having the perfect snare sound? Did you use different snares through out each album? I thought the production from each record would change the sound of it. Overall, I really loved it on "Helvete", it had such a bang on clang sound to it.

P.S - Any more info on the Nasum Tribute CD? I'm dying to hear other bands try to cover already amazing masterpieces.
The snare is arguable the hardest "instrument" to get right in a recording, I have yet to experience the perfect snare sound on one of my own recordings. Of course playing death/grind it's extra hard especially if you want to avoid using triggers and go for that natural sound.
I can remember what snares we used. Soundlab had one of two that was primary used because they were better than mine. I don't think I've used my own snare on any (real) recording.
Can't say which album has the best snare right now, and no new info about the comp. / Anders
Question from dino (IP: posted December 28, 2008 14:16:08:
hey man
i have a esp/ltd viper fm 100 guitar
and i wanna use heavy strings on it
so i can get that crust grind sound you guys have
but im not sure if my guitar could hack it
and not fuck it up
have you got any idea if it would work
thanks man

i fucking love nasum
to bad you guys arnt around anymore
but im loving the other projects you all do
The sound is more about the guitar mikes, the pedals and the amp rather than the guitar and strings itself. / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: posted December 26, 2008 12:20:54:
Hey man! I have two questions.

I know enough Swedish to know the meaning of "skit" in Swedish... Was Urban's last name made fun with or is it pronounced completely differently?

Also, I got the Grind Finale as a present from my brothers girlfriend who had it lying around (it actually was a gift from her ex boyfriend) yesterday. I saw that the booklet was layed in upside down. Is this normal?

Thanks! Happy Christmas for all of those who come looking here, or something.
Skytt isn't pronounced the same way and I can't remember one single time that we made fun of it in that sense. The word "skytt" means shooter, so it's quite different from "shit".
No, the booklet isn't supposed to be upside down so you got an unique and - would I imagine - annoying copy. / Anders
Question from krakozyabra (IP: posted December 26, 2008 11:44:55:
are Nasum veg(eteri)ans?
Nasum doesn't exist any more. / Anders
Question from Victor (IP: posted December 23, 2008 02:09:25:
Hi, I write from Belém/Brazil.
Did you come for the World Social Forum?
I heard something about.
If yes, has some way to bring merch?
sorry for propably english mistakes!

Never heard of it, so no. / Anders
Question from ryan (IP: posted December 21, 2008 09:42:56:
i know this will sound lame
what is every tuning for each string
for the songs you did it for
its confuseing haha
sorry mate
Use a tuner and figure it out. / Anders
Question from ryan (IP: posted December 20, 2008 10:37:28:
i see thanks man
i was also woundeirng what guitar equipment you used and stuff
because im working on some crust grind stuff right now
and yeah just checking what sorta equipment you used
cheers dude
Again, I recommend this text. / Anders
Question from ryan (IP: posted December 18, 2008 13:41:20:
hey dude
hope all is well
i was woundering what tuning for the guitars you use
Used, you mean. The last years: Drop-A on the recordings, Drop-A# live. First two recordings were D and then we went to B until the recording after "Inhale/Exhale" where we mixed B and Drop-A. / Anders
Question from Finland (IP: posted December 15, 2008 19:19:54:
I see the new Grind Finale has hit the stores.Have you seen them yet?
Yes. They look good, but obviously not as good as the first edition. / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: posted December 15, 2008 13:30:34:

can you tell me what mieszko is saying on doombringer when indroducing the song "just another hog"?
i love this part so much. its actually my ringtone for the cellphone. hehe. it's the coolest introduction to a grindsong performed live ever in my opinion!
Think I've answered this before - he's introducing the band. / Anders
Question from Grindfan (IP: posted December 13, 2008 05:21:52:
Hey Anders
From your memory what guitar pedals or effects did the band use when playing live?
Basically the same as described in this text. / Anders
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