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Question from Keng (IP: posted January 6, 2006 04:08:46:
Have you ever heard some grindcore bands from Thailand like Failure Trace, Masochist, Biopsy Cunt, Gory vomit.....?
I have not. Those were some shitty names, by the way. / Anders
Question from Christoffer Sandström (IP: posted January 6, 2006 03:51:08:

Det materialet som är copyrightad av svt... Kunde man inte höra om det eventuelt var möjligt att få det ? Med tanke på allt som har hänt skulle man ju tro att det inte hadde varit några problem. Försökte själv att hitta en mail adress, men lyckades inte... inte för att jag är nån klypa på research exackt, men du är ju journalist ;)
Jag tror inte de tar hänsyn till sådant. Copyright är copyright, / Anders
Question from Anders (IP: posted January 5, 2006 20:18:22:
Tjena Anders. Om jag förstått rätt så jobbar du som musik-recensent... gick du någon speciell utbildning för att bli det? Hur blev du det? Tycker det verkar som ett jävligt kul jobb som jag själv skulle kunna tänka mig att jobba som.
Nja, min enda "utbildning" är att jag startade ett fanzine 1990, men i backspegeln var det inte förrän jag lyckades nästla mig in på tidningen som jag lärde mig att skriva om musik på riktigt.
Här vill jag rekommendera min kompis Fredrik Polbacks bok "Musikjournalistik" som jag formgivit omslaget till, och även gjort sajten där du i utdrag ur boken lär dig lite om hur man kan gå till väga för att bli musikjournalist. / Anders
Question from Kolle (IP: posted January 5, 2006 19:47:56:
vad är d-takt?
D-takt är det typ av trumkomp som figurerar främst i käng/crust men även i vanlig punk. Namnet lär komma från Discharge som var tidiga med detta trumkomp. / Anders
Question from Joey (IP: posted January 5, 2006 18:43:38:
Tjenare Anders, du är ju fantastiskt jävla grym på att blast-beata, du råkar inte ha nåt bra starttips på blastning?
Ge dig fan på att fixa det så ordnar det sig. Öva genom att köra några takter d-takt eller 2-takt och sen blasta lagom länge och repetera. Sen går det som en dans. / Anders
Question from Sebbe (IP: posted January 5, 2006 14:37:32:

What chinacymbale is used on Inhale/Exhale?
LOVE the sound of it!
It was a Sabian china. I can't remember the model (never been good at that). It's broken now so I am not using it anymore. It broke just before "Helvete" but it's used there anyway.
As always when it comes down to sound - what you hear is a result of the types of mikes that capture the sound, the distance to the cymbal, the natural room reverb, the eq:ing, the mix, the mastering and your personal eq on your own stereo so what you hear might not be exactly how the cymbal sounds in real life.
But, alas, the cymbal had a nice tone from the start. It was used on every recording from the "World in Turmoil" session to "Helvete". / Anders
Question from JRH (IP: posted January 4, 2006 23:55:37:
Hello again Anders, once again I am sorry if this question has been asked in Swedish. In the Bio section of this site I noticed the following passage:

"The new line up debuted at a show in Uppsala together with Tragedy. Parts of the show was filmed by Swedish TV who did a feature about Nasum in the music show "Studio Pop"."

Is there any chance of getting this footage up on the site? I know you don't plan on doing a Nasum DVD, but I'm trying to compile as much footage as I can for myself, and to have something filmed professionally outside of the "Wrath" video would be a great addition to the collection.

I think the chances are very small. That footage is copyrighted by Swedish TV so I can't just put it up (I don't have it in digitial form anyway), so unless someone has is in his/her computer and is filesharing it I think it will be very hard to get hold of this. The piece is very short anyway, about 2,5-3 minutes and most of it is talk anyway. / Anders
Question from catweasle (IP: posted January 4, 2006 14:43:04:
hi, do you go to the sziget festival in budapest (hungaria) at 9-16 august

rock on
What do you think? / Anders
Question from Andreas (IP: posted January 3, 2006 20:19:21:
Grävde du ner "grind finale" i jorden vid Mieszkos grav, eller hur gick de till när han slutligen fick skivan?
Se sista bilden. / Anders
Question from Björn (IP: posted January 3, 2006 12:36:31:
Tja Anders! Vad tycker du om Rentokiller?
Jag har inte hört tillräckligt mycket för att ha en riktig åsikt, men jag tycker att de låter arga och fina. / Anders
Question from Grinder (IP: posted January 2, 2006 23:24:34:
Question from M (IP: posted January 2, 2006 14:42:00:
Hi Anders!
It'd be cool if you made a search filed in this Q&A forum... Can you do it?! It's very difficult to search 420 questions for the answer we're looking for...

Might happen, might not happen. Who says life should be easy? / Anders
Question from Bernhard (IP: posted January 1, 2006 20:09:09:
How do you say the name Mieszko Talarczyk ?

I'd say something like Myshko Talarshyk (in English) or is this completely wrong ?
This has been answered already - check out the previous questions and answers. / Anders
Question from William (IP: posted December 31, 2005 22:58:55:
är det möjligtvis Olle Sarri som språkar i början av just another hog?
Jo. / Anders
Question from Nathan Dufour (IP: posted December 31, 2005 22:11:01:
Hey Anders! Happy New Year and happy holidays and everything else, hope that you are doing well. I just have a quick question regarding the Nasum Grind design... What language is the non-English script in? Thanks for your time. Oh and also, Grind Finale is a most fitting testament to Nasum and all the great things you guys did. R.I.P. Mieszko. \m/
The script is Japanese and should be read as "funzai", which is Japanese for "grind". / Anders
Question from JRH (IP: posted December 31, 2005 21:55:39:
just received my copy of Grind Finale in the mail!!! it is great to see that Relapse sent the pre-orders out so early... and it was well worth the wait... A FUCKING BRILLIANT ALBUM!!! Love the book too, thanks for all the effort that went into this Anders, it's worth a lot more than the monetary value. Good job!!!
Thanks a lot. / Anders
Question from Markus of Nyctophobic (IP: posted December 31, 2005 05:23:59:
Anders, have you heard the new Terrorizer song "Doomed Forever" yet? What do you think of it?
If you haven't heard it by now, go here:
All the best for 2006.
As far as I know it's from a 2003 demo or something, so it's not especially new. Unfortunately I can't say that I like it much. What's with the downtuned guitars?! / Anders
Question from Brian P. (IP: posted December 30, 2005 22:17:28:
Happy New Year, Anders. Party hard, party smart.
You too! / Anders
Question from Viktor (IP: posted December 29, 2005 23:57:42:
Hej Anders!
Fick äntligen Grind Finale häromdan, och det är fanimej det finaste jag äger! Grymt!

Nu till min fråga... Var Nasum ett skriva-hemma-och-ta-med-till-repan-band eller mer improvisera-mera-band?
90% skriva hemma, resten jamma. / Anders
Question from Rob Bacic (IP: posted December 29, 2005 23:54:06:
Have you heard of the band Municipal Waste & their great thrash/crossover album Hazardous Mutation on Earache?
Sorry about the last question...
Question from JRH (IP: posted December 29, 2005 17:28:08:
Hi Anders, sorry to ask you so many questions, but I was wondering what drew you guys to sign with Relapse? Did they approach you, or were you label hunting at the time? Were they hesitant at all about signing a band that didn't have much touring under their belts? Were you happy with their level of promotion of Nasum?
Relapse was of the first labels we approached back in 1993 when we had recorded our first split 7" EP. We sent out a tape with the tracks (this was before the record was released) to a bunch of labels whose addresses we had picked from flyers etc. I remember getting a letter from Relapse that said: Yes, we are interested in selling your 7", which wasn't really the point. The form letter we sent out was clearly for fishing more 7" deals.
Some years later Mieszko did the "Grindwork" 3" MCD and Relapse helped us to sell it and showned interest in the band. A few more years down the road we had released "Industrislaven" and probably recorded the "World in Turmoil/The Black Illusions" records and decided to see if Relapse still was interested and at some point we sent them "Regressive Hostility" recording and they signed us on that one. We've been told that Nasum is the only band they have signed "unseen", but I don't think that is entirely true. The rest of the story is here.
Yes, we were happy with what Relapse did and still do for us. / Anders
Question from Dziaro (IP: posted December 29, 2005 17:24:53:
hello nasum. i have bad english, so sorry. will background for computer be online for grind finale? i would like big image of cover for my computer.
Maybe, I don't know yet. / Anders
Question from Rob Bacic (IP: posted December 29, 2005 01:48:56:
Hi Anders,
I have just recently gotten into Nasum thru the masterpiece that is the Shift album & would like to ask if you might have any plans to maybe travel down under to Australia at some point to hang out for a change of scenery & enjoy seeing & hearing some cool Aussie bands???
Anyway, goodluck w/ everything you choose to pursue in the future mate & all the best for the New Year
Maybe you should read this before asking such a question. / Anders
Question from Richard (IP: posted December 29, 2005 00:03:15:
Hej Anders!
Hoppas du haft en bra helg!
Nu är det dags att förhandsboka Grind Finale och jag undrar var man ska köpa den för att ni i bandet ska få mest pengar? Får ni mest om jag köper skivan från cdon som säljer den för 269kr eller får ni lika mycket om jag köper den på Relpases hemsida för $16?
Haha, ja det är vilket som. Du ska kanske tänka på vad som är billigast för dig och då är ju Relapse klart bäst. Jag vet ännu inte vad andra svenska affärer kommer att ta för den. / Anders
Question from Johan (IP: posted December 28, 2005 17:59:35:
1.some time ago,you posted a video online in which Barney (friendliest man in the music scene) was talking Swedish.I always wondered (since I don't understand Swedish,shame on me!),what was the good man actually saying in that video?
2.Imagine Napalm Death asks you to become their second guitarplayer,would you accept the offer?
1. He was saying most of the Swedish words he's picked up from touring with Swedish band - odd phrases and mostly animals.
2. No. I am a drummer you know. / Anders
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