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Answered questions: 1148. Yet unanswered questions: 5.

Question from Ed (IP: 205.188.116.18) posted September 30, 2008 04:12:17:
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Will Nasum ever be an active band again? I believe Mieszko would have wanted Nasum to continue.
A:
No. Who would sing? / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: 217.136.111.95) posted September 24, 2008 17:53:23:
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Hey man,

In the track by track pages, you comment that you never knew why Mieszko decided to call Sixteen that way, and that you'll never find out. I recently recalled that I heard the song "Sixteen Tons" a couple of weeks ago on the radio while driving home from a friend's house. I understand it's about the misery of coal mining, and it's a pretty old song, but I guess you could interpret it differently than it's originally intended to be. Is there a possibility that's why the song's called Sixteen, or do you think that Mieszko just thought it sounded cool (with all due respect)?

Cheers
A:
I'm almost 100% certain that that song has nothing to do with "Sixteen". It will remain a mystery. / Anders
Question from Larry (IP: 78.69.233.68) posted September 12, 2008 20:28:32:
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Tja!

En snabb fråga bara (ursäkta om den har blivit besvarad förut) men, vilken/vilka stämningar använde ni på gitarrerna?

Ha det gött!
A:
Eh... ja, för sex frågor sedan... / Anders
Question from Lucas , Poland (IP: 83.8.201.214) posted September 11, 2008 12:43:38:
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hi anders
would there ever by a rerelease of Nasum LPs?cheers
A:
I'm not ruling out the possibility, but there are no plans as of now. It would be cool to have a sort of more luxurious edition made of each title, like proper gatefold covers and so on. / Anders
Question from J (IP: 85.74.18.16) posted September 10, 2008 01:55:47:
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congratulations for the coldwalker album!nice production too
did you triggered the snare?
A:
I don't really know what Swanö did, but if he triggered it, he sampled the natural sound of the snare and used it, that's usually how he rool. / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: 81.240.175.208) posted September 9, 2008 19:05:25:
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Hey man,

did you have the chance to "live" from Nasum? And second, did Relapse or any label srew you over or ripped you off?
A:
No. As for the second question, I would express my deepest disappointment with Clean Plate Records (as described in the "Grind Finale" booklet). That's the closest thing to being ripped off by a record label. / Anders
Question from Finland (IP: 62.241.212.214) posted September 7, 2008 12:47:41:
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How many pages did the original Grind Finale booklet have?
A:
I believe it was 80. / Anders
Question from Blastvader (IP: 203.32.142.5) posted September 7, 2008 09:03:42:
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Thanks for answering my question. If you know why did Nasum have a different tuning live to on your records?

I was suprised at the coldworker tuning as it sounds very heavy.
A:
We felt that it was hard to get clarity in the riffs with the drop A tuning live, it just became a big mess, so we changed it just a little bit. / Anders
Question from Blastvader (IP: 203.32.142.5) posted September 6, 2008 06:16:54:
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Nasum guitar tuning was drop A?
Same as Coldworker?
A:
Drop A on the records, Drop A# live. Coldworker is Drop C. / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: 134.91.244.20) posted September 2, 2008 19:42:22:
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Hey Anders,

I forgot about it. How was the title of the grind finale project first meant to be?

Thanks!
A:
Question from Ä (IP: 84.146.113.81) posted August 22, 2008 21:40:59:
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Are there any english translations of your swedish songs like "Hets"?
A:
Not really, but here is a "quick and dirty" translation, without any poetic ambitions...

What the fuck happened to your life and dreams?
A struggle for something unreachable and slippery
Your skin is whipped, it's beaten so it hurts
All this fucking stress drowns your life in black

What? Are you supposed to lie down and die?
Burnt out, wasted and totally run down
- Throw out the corpse, waste the shit!
Is this the thanks you will get?
Wear and waste, wear and waste - bring on the next slave

- You have to produce, concentrate, feel no guilt
You feel their eyes, you always feel the preasure
And your motivation is golden watch
Consumed by time, a slave under the stress

What? Are you supposed to lie down and die?
Burnt out, wasted and totally run down
- Throw out the corpse, waste the shit!
Is this the thanks you will get?
Wear and waste, wear and waste - bring on the next slave

What happened to your life? - Burnt out!
What happened to your life? - Run down!
The stress took over your life!


"Hets" doesn't really mean stress. I have never really found a good English word for it. It's like a mix of haste and stress. / Anders
Question from Lars (IP: 76.65.1.43) posted August 19, 2008 23:25:59:
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Do you hate Anal Cunt?
A:
Should I? / Anders
Question from K. G. (IP: 65.93.24.63) posted August 19, 2008 17:32:03:
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Hello, I know this might be quite bold of me, but if you have the time, I would recommend you watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9hC8Y0OkAE

i found it very entertaining; it has one of Nasum's songs "Hail the Chaos" in it.

Cheers from Canada!
A:
Haha! Very strange to hear your own voice coming out of an animated Japanese girl! / Anders
Question from N (IP: 85.73.150.188) posted August 16, 2008 17:15:37:
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did you like the new album of rotten sound?and their drumer?i think it's amazing!
A:
I haven't heard the album, but Rotten Sound has always been good. / Anders
Question from Lènart (IP: 83.249.26.204) posted July 30, 2008 19:41:37:
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tjenare! Vet inte om man ska ta merch frågor här men jag gör det ändå.

Det är såhär att jag är intresserad av "Logo" tröjan och eftersom att alla L är slut så har jag bestämt mig för att kolla med dig (er?) om ni har någon XL t-shirt kvar. Jag undrar också, om jag köper tröjan och du skickar iväg den och allt sånt hur lång tid det tar tills den kommer till närmsta postkontor eller till mig?


Mvh Lènart
A:
Rätt, fel forum för merchfrågor. Men svaren är ja, och några dagar. / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: 134.91.244.20) posted July 26, 2008 15:37:50:
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At the power it up page I read that Coldworker also takes part at the Nasum Tribute Sampler and will cover one song.
Is that true?
I thought that will be very weird for you!?
Didn't I read that you can't imagine to cover a Nasum Song with Coldworker when somebody asked you that?

Best,

Josh
A:
Yes, it's true. It felt like the right circumstances to do it, and it was a band decision. But it's really only for the comp, the cover will not be a part of our livesets etc.

We're going to play one of my old songs from the early years, before Mieszko started to sing (and before I started to play the drums in Nasum), so comparisons with the latter Nasum sound should be obsolete. / Anders
Question from Lyndon (IP: 70.75.14.140) posted July 25, 2008 16:33:37:
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Hi Anders.
A few questions I had were 1) How was working with Unrest records I have heard some up and down things about that guy...drunk,drug dealer etc...2.why did you choose not to work with Unrest for any other vinyl releases? 3)what's up with the split with Napalm?
A:
1. It was one of smoothest collaborations with an underground label that I have experienced during all the years. Mike was very cool, everything I suggested he agreed to and then added all the extra stuff to make the "Grind Finale" 4xLP something extraordinary. I mean, he appologized because he could only do black and white print on the labels...

2. I didn't know about Unrest earlier and all the albums etc was already covered by other labels.

3. Not much, but one of these days... / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: 74.210.12.87) posted July 16, 2008 23:08:14:
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Hey, Anders!

After buying "Rotting Paradise", I read in the back of the CD sheet that you use DB Drumshoes.. I was wondering what is the difference in using them, and how are those working for you? Did you ever use them in Nasum?
A:
No, I've been using them for less than a year. They are very thin shoes, so it's the next best thing from playing barefooted as I used to, and they certainly protect my feet. They work fine for me. / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: 134.91.244.20) posted July 9, 2008 01:55:05:
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Will you be able to see Carcass or At the Gates on their reunion tour or did you see them recently?
I will see them at Wacken. Can't wait for that...
A:
Unfortunately, no. / Anders
Question from crown (IP: 62.182.6.216) posted July 9, 2008 00:08:16:
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vad har du för åsikter kring FRA-lagen?
vad tror du detta kommer att leda till om lagen nu inte försvinner?
kan det bli så att sverige blir en övervakningsstat som exempelvis USA?
A:
"Du är bevakad" (Nasum, 1998)...
Tja, det återstår väl att se vad som händer, men jag fattar inte vem som ska orka kolla igenom alla "Ska vi äta lunch?"-mail mellan Bosse och Lasse varje dag... :) / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: 134.91.244.20) posted July 3, 2008 11:40:45:
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Yeah! A friend of mine is playing in Poostew.
They will cover Doombringer.
Do you remember them? They were doing one of the last shows with you in October 2004.
A:
Unfortunately not. There were so many bands on that tour. / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: 80.200.93.233) posted July 2, 2008 22:20:26:
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You're probably aware of the fact that POWER-IT-UP is releasing a Tribute to Nasum LP/CD/whatever the fuck. If you're informed on which band is gonna do what song, which cover are you looking forward to the most? Personally, I think Roten Sound's cover of Resistance will be very cool.
A:
The confirmed line-up is very exciting and if they get all of the bands they've asked it will be amazing. I'm surprised (in a good way) about the choices of covers so I'm looking forward to hearing the album. At this point I choose not to speak about what I look forward to the most among the individual bands/songs. I'm psyched about the whole release actually. / Anders
Question from J (IP: 194.17.178.40) posted July 1, 2008 14:10:15:
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Tja!
Kommer man kunna beställa napalm-splitten här på nasum.com eller är det feto records som gäller??
Mvh Johan
A:
Det återstår att se, men jag antar att några ex kommer att ramla in hos mig. / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: 74.210.12.87) posted July 1, 2008 10:10:24:
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Greetings, Anders.

Do you know what Mieszko was saying during the beginning of "Just Another Hog" on "Doombringer"..?
I couldn't quite catch it, but was he saying the movie quote from the intro to that song?
A:
He's introducing the band, like "This is Urban, this is Anders..." and so forth. / Anders
Question from Finland (IP: 62.241.212.214) posted June 27, 2008 15:57:15:
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Have considered of making new Nasum merch ? Or maybe re-pressing a limited amount of the old merch stuff and sell it ?

Thanks.
A:
Not at the moment. Last repress was about exactly one year ago and there are still shirts left. / Anders
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