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Question from Johan (IP: posted September 20, 2007 18:05:49:
Jag kommer ihåg att du tipsade om Municipal Waste när hazardous mutation. Därmed så antar jag att du såg dem i år på augustibuller, vad tyckte du om spelningen?
Municipal Waste fucked me up! / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: posted September 18, 2007 20:44:26:

does this swedish post "only" mean that they sell Grind Finale 30 % lower?
Yes, it's a local store that's closing down and selling everything for 30% less, including a few copies of "Grind Finale". / Anders
Question from Andy (IP: posted September 16, 2007 15:20:03:
hello! I have one question: What is the four symbol on the Shift album? (I speak english a litle bit..sorry)

thank you! hi
I think most of the symbols explain themselves. The tricky one may be the second one. The artist - Robert Samsonowicz - had a good explaination at his website earlier, but it seems that it's not there anymore. / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: posted September 16, 2007 13:53:10:
Hey Anders!
I know this is kinda an annoying question that anyone can ask, but is there any chance you or someone else could give me the tabs for Dead Mirror on guitar?
If you're too lazy, I totally understand, I hate writing tabs too haha!

Cheers, and thanks anyways!
I'm sorry, I don't remember the riffs. / Anders
Question from Sven (IP: posted September 15, 2007 23:42:40:
There's no Chance that you reprint Genocide Superstars Shirts, or?
Me and my friends came to late and we are always looking for those shirts on ebay but they never appear....
We'd be some that buy them!
No, I will not print more GSS t-shirts. However, someone else might do it in the future. But not me. / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted September 12, 2007 20:54:28:
Hey, Anders.

I've checked out Nasum a few times on, and it caught my eye that you are still in a band "Route Nine"?

Are you still involved with it in anyway?
Nope. Not a real "band" per definition, just something me and Dan Swanö did three session with back in the early 90's. / Anders
Question from trish. (IP: posted September 12, 2007 00:43:57:
How long will you be printing shirts and who does the printing for you?
The current stock may be the last one ever, but who knows? I'm using a local printer. / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: posted September 9, 2007 22:28:36:
Hey there,

I got this information from an old Rock Hard magazine. It was Fenriz's own statement in an interview... Think it was no joke and kinda serious!
I want to believe!;)
OK. / Anders
Question from Chris (IP: posted September 9, 2007 02:51:57:
Haha. Belive it or not , but I can actually confirm that some of the old blackmetalers have actually become punk in mind, I see them now and then at concerts at the blitzhouse in oslo (headquarters for the norwegian punk/hc/crust scene). Both fenriz and maniac from mayham has been seen there. Not that I am really a black metal fan though, just confirming the last post.
Well, yes, that's not really news, but if the story about Fenriz being arrested in South Africa protesting against apartheid (which means that it would have taken place in the 80's or 90's) is true, seems highly unlikely to me... / Anders
Question from Josh (IP: posted September 2, 2007 21:31:23:
Did you now that Fenriz from Darkthrone was beeing arrested when protesting against apartheid in South Africa?
It was something I read sometime ago. Thought that this is very interesting. He seems to be a good guy.
It just came back to my mind when I saw you wearing a Darkthrone Shirt on the Coldworker Site...
Somehow that story sounds slightly unbelievable, but who knows? First I've heard about it. / Anders
Question from josh (IP: posted August 31, 2007 23:39:18:
hey there,

i am always very interested in the questions people are asking here..
so why were this two outstanding answers not being answered within the last days? I mean there are still 2 unanswered questions left since some days while others have been answered...
strange question i know, but i just want to hear something since is the site i am checking almost everyday..;)
They are not questions per se, but includes information that I need to save for a while and I'm too lazy to move the information elsewhere! / Anders
Question from linus (IP: posted August 29, 2007 11:40:23:
Hello Anders!
Since I myself is a very openminded listener and listen to all kinds of music (of course including grindcore and Nasum), it would be interesting to know whether you listen to any music that is not metal/punk/grind?
Yes. / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: posted August 23, 2007 15:00:25:
Hey Anders!
How are you doing (I don't know you, but it's something I just ask everytime I talk to someone)?

I'd like to ask you a couple of things about the sound you guys produced on 'Shift' and 'Helvete'. I ask this because I'm very interested in recording techniques and sound, and of course music.

The first thing I wanted to ask you was how did you manage to get the raw, roaring sound of the guitars? Effects, pedals, amplifiers, etc...?

The second thing was at the beginning of the songs Fight Terror With Terror, and some other (I can't remember, heh), there is this weird sound generated. I can't describe it, but you'll know what I mean. Were that samples or guitars, or...?

The final thing I wanted to ask is that you used a certain cymbal on some songs. The only thing that pops up in my mind is Living Next Door to Malice. There are some other songs, a whole bunch even. Only the ones on Helvete pops up. Anyways, you used a certain cymbal that made a China-like sound while you blasted. You used that cymbal to mark certain notes on guitar, or that's how it seemed to me. I hope you know what I mean. So the question is, what cymbal was that?

Bye, take care.
Sorry for your loss, as it was one to many.

-Blast Fast, Die Slow
1. This is certainly the most frequently asked question, that I have answered numerous times. And again: the sound of a recorded guitar is made out of the mikes on the guitar, the amp, the cabinette, the eventual pedals used, the mike(s) that recordes the sound, the size of the room, the soundboard, eq's and effects and not to forget the actual musician who plays the guitar. The easy answer is: we're from Sweden - that raw, crunchy, fat sound is in our blood! :) But for a more detailed description, check out Mieszko's "recording of Helvete".

2. Is it the feedback during the drum introduction you are thinking about?

3. That was a China cymbal! / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted August 17, 2007 22:08:44:
Hey there, Anders.

I finally started to get back into drumming again,
and I wanted to ask if you for a tip or something.
Have you found it easier to play blastbeats open handed or close hand?

P.S - My friend and I are planning to do some type of Nasum Tribute, I was going to choose about 30 songs ranging from any EP, CD, Demo tape or what not you have made. I'll give you a shout when it's complete =).
I guess with "open handed" you mean to have your fingers grip the bounce of the stick instead of using your wrists/arms? That is the correct way to play any beat, but to my knowledge I've only seen one blastdrummer do it (that be Danny of Napalm Death).
I would say that I guess I play "closed" by default, but sometimes I try to work of the bounce and if you master that technique I think the blasts can be both solid and hard.
But in the end, any way that works is fine as long as you don't hurt yourself or get tired fast etc. / Anders
Question from Matthias (IP: posted August 11, 2007 17:34:50:
Vem av sångarna är det som sjunger i The engine of death?
Mieszko och han Rogga som lade lite bakgrund här och där. / Anders
Question from Matthias (IP: posted August 11, 2007 04:31:15:
Tja! Tänkte först och främst tacka för eran musik som är så grymt bra. Och era texter som är lika bra, om inte bättre! Tycker speciellt låtar som The Engine of Death, Take a look at society och andra låtar ni gjort med liknade budskap, är riktigt bra. Var det någon speciellt i bandet som låg bakom skrivandet av dem låtarna, eller var det alla?
Tja, låtarna du listade är skrivna av mig respektive Rickard så då är det väl "alla" som skrev låtarna... Hm... / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted August 3, 2007 19:28:27:
Hello, Anders!

I was checking out a few Nasum videos on,
and I found one of you guys playing at Hultsfred.
I figured out most of the songs, since the sound was intense, and then a new singer came on-stage for "Think". Was that Rickard?
Yes. / Anders
Question from Goregrinder (IP: posted August 2, 2007 20:31:39:
skumt hittar inte skivan någonstans....får väl ta och leta vidare då! En liten annan fråga om du skulle ranka de bästa grindcore banden i sverige, vilka skulle det vara?
Prova att kontakta dem på deras MySpace (där det finns nya låtar att lyssna på) för inköp.
Jag tänker inte ranka mina kollegor. / Anders
Question from P (IP: posted August 2, 2007 00:51:38:
did you and mieszko had a death metal band called bloodshed?
if yes how can we hear?
Yes. Or a short lived project. A couple of rehearsals and then a recording and that was it. I only have the Bloodshed songs on cassette and DAT, but hopefully one day I will be able to put them online. / Anders
Question from Goregrinder (IP: posted August 1, 2007 19:33:20:
några aningar när nya sayyadina skivan verkar släppas? Du kanske till och med har hört den?
Jag fick den häromveckan. Den är kanon. Mycket bättre än första plattan. Antar att den är ute nu. / Anders
Question from P (IP: posted August 1, 2007 00:48:18:
do you accept money for merch with the western union program?
No. I have tried that before but it's extremely complicated for me to ultimately get the money. / Anders
Question from satch (IP: posted July 30, 2007 15:45:48:
alright guys,im in a band called ichabod vega.we have some songs done and were looking for some probably get this alot but it would be amazing if you could have a listen and let us know what you think

Sounds pretty cool, nice riffs and that. Sounds like a drum machine though and the vocals are a little bit too noisy for my taste. Also some parts sounded a little bit "jokey", like that fishfingers sample in the first song.

Keep it up. / Anders
Question from L (IP: posted July 30, 2007 14:23:35:
is it true that napalm death recorded the song "the masked face"?
if yes where can we find it
No. / Anders
Question from L (IP: posted July 26, 2007 14:09:45:
have you ever recorded nasum material with the boss metalzone pedal?or only with the ds-1?
for the bass guitar you used 1 or 2 channels in the recording studio?
do you like martial arts?
There's been a bunch of different distortion pedals used during the 15 recording sessions, the DS-1 was more frequent than the Metal Zone.
As for the bass guitar I don't quite understand the question, but if you're wondering if we tracked the bass twice that only happened on the "Domedagen" demo. Of course in some parts (like breaks and such) the bass is overdubbed, but mainly it's just one bass track. It's possible Mieszko used a number of mikes tracking the bass on several channels to mix it together, I can't remember. / Anders
Question from Walti (IP: posted July 23, 2007 01:54:11:
Är Grind Finale slutsåld ifrån dig redan?
Redan? CD:n har jag aldrig (officiellt) sålt och vinylerna gick snabbare än blixten. / Anders
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