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Question from Daniel M (IP: posted June 20, 2005 14:47:11:
Hello Anders,
Firstly, I really like the new look of the NASUM web-site! Great design...

My question is, having seen photos of a DW double bassdrum pedal on your kit, I'd like to know how do you prefer to set your pedal up? Very tight springs? Beater angled close to skin, or far back? I don't expect a really detailed answer, but I have the same pedal, and as a fellow drummer, I'm just interested in how you might set it up as love your drumming on all the Nasum CDs!

Holding my breath for the mighty GRIND FINALE!
Good luck with your computer recording in the fututre... hope u keep making music - you're a great song writer and lyricist!

Please check out my band's web page, if you have time to. :)

Thanks Anders!
Actually, I have never experienced much with the springs, weights, angles and such. I do prefer that the two beaters feels the same regarding the mentioned stuff but other than that I haven't done much but using the goddamn pedals! :)
Anyway - lately I had to lower the beaters slightly since they begun to lose while playing, but that's the only adjustment I've done for years. / Anders
Question from FreeBase (IP: posted June 19, 2005 22:45:08:

Jag bara undrar över bandet "Krigshot" där jag såg att du var med. Är du trummis där också?. Och sedan undrar jag om vad Krigshot är för musik, alltså jag har ju hört dom. Men har hört massa olika från folk o folk, är det Grind av nåt slag eller är det Punk/Crust?.

Mvh // Angelica
Kolla för mer info och låtar. / Anders
Question from vän (IP: posted June 19, 2005 20:26:50:
Hej. Jag vet att Mieszko funderade på att låta tatuera en logga (en bild med en detaljerad hand tror jag det var). Fick han någonsin den gjort? Vad var det för logga/bild?
Det var den här träsnittsliknande illustrationen på en hand som tar tag i ett hjärta (typ som man plockar äpplen) som finns på Carcass "Heartwork" som han ville göra. Det gick så långt att jag tog fram ett original till han när vi åkte till USA 1999 eftersom vi trodde att vi skulle hitta folk som kunde tatuera oss gratis. Men någon tatuering blev det aldrig. / Anders
Question from Baptiste Sutter (switzerland) (IP: posted June 19, 2005 18:55:45:
At fisrt I want to say sorry! I can't imagine Mieszko died! I always listen your CD and I think about him...He was a God...And he always will be one!

My band and I play Grind and we have composed one song in memory of Mieszko! I would to send you this song when we will record it ok?
And after we will need some help to find a label and like that, play our music fo a long time...

Will stay in my heart...Forever...


Yes, send your song. I can't help you with a label though. / Anders
Question from Thor (IP: posted June 18, 2005 14:49:05:
Mierre var en stor influens i musikproduktion och jag har jämfört hans mixar mot mina många gånger i studion, men vad händer med Soundlab nu?
Det har jag redan svarat på. Läs tidigare frågor och svar. / Anders
Question from Ben from NZ (IP: posted June 16, 2005 00:27:56:
Hey Anders! Greetings from New Zealand!

First off I want to offer my condolences. I am so sorry, for you, for his family and for Nasum. I can't believe I will never get to see Nasum. I had always planned in tracking you guys down one day and getting to see you destroy. You are one of, if not, my favourite bands. I can't wait for Grind Finale!!!

Secondly, I just wanted to know what brand your t-shirts and hoodies are?

Thanks man, stay strong!
Well, your part of the world was of course on our wishlist so it's really too bad that we never got there.

T-shirts are usually Printer Heavy and hoodies Fruit of the Loom. / Anders
Question from james phillips malvern,worcestershire,UK (IP: posted June 15, 2005 20:29:12:
i know this is my second post today but i would just like to thank anders for what a brill job he does putting this website together and all the time and effort he puts into it. not may bands still manage their own websites

nice one anders keep up the great work.

please can you give me some tips on how to write songs as i find it very hard.
All though I've written over 100 Nasum songs, I am not a master of the art of song writing. I just go along with what feels right. I guess that when you start to write you have to think about the music all of the time and try out new arrangements and ideas in your head before you decided on what will be the song.
On "Grind Finale" there's a song whose working title was "The bicycle song" which indicated that it was a song that I came up with biking and then picking out of my head. If I had written down all the "bicycle songs" I've had over the years I would easily have one album worth of material! / Anders
Question from Sven (IP: posted June 15, 2005 17:16:12:
Synd Anders, att du missade Behemoth när du va på SRF, det var överlägset det bästa detta året...
Annars va Satanic Slaughter gött o få se innan dom la av och Defleshed med Modin som skinpiskare.... Hur kommer det sig att du missade dessa underbara band?

over 'n' out.


PS. Kanske jag va en av dom me Nasum-tröjja du såg på SRF. Har en luvtröjja med logga! DS.
Men jag såg Behemoth i Tyskland förra året på Morbid Festspeile eller vad det nu hette. Nasum-tröjorna jag såg var t-shirts förutom munkjackan som Swanö hade på sig... :)
Och för övrigt "missade" jag ingenting - jag såg det jag ville se. / Anders
Question from james phillips Malvern,Worcestershire (IP: posted June 15, 2005 15:10:01:
dear anders
before i heard your music i wasn't really into this type of music until my friend gave me one of your albums (inhale/exhale.)

i would like to know what bands your into at the moment and what bands made you think i wanna start a band.

please become active again even if that means the there are no vocals as NO ONE can replace Mieszko.
your music has grabbed me by the balls
I listen to a lot of music all of the time since one of the things I do to earn my living is reviewing music. Right now I'm all into the new Foo Fighters album.
I guess Kiss was the first band for me and ultimately the band that made me want to be a musician. / Anders
Question from Andreas (IP: posted June 14, 2005 22:32:08:
Tjena Anders!
Måste säga att jag avgudar trumljudet på inhale/exhale. Är det trumljudet helt akustiskt eller ligger det nån typ av trigg på i efterhand??

Keep on rokkin!!
Jag minns inte. Möjligtvis är det trigg på bastrummorna, eventuellt blandat med det akustiska ljudet. Det här är en typisk fråga som Mieszko borde ha svarat på... / Anders
Question from Brian P. (IP: posted June 14, 2005 21:50:41:
I'd have to say Shift is my favourite. There's a ferocity there, like "Wrath" and "Circle of Defeat", in both lyrics and music. It just seems, from that album, you guys are really pissed off, at least when you recorded the CD. Controlled anger, to the benefit of self and others. In this humble fans' opion, my fav is Shift, however, I'll hold off until I get my grimey hands on "Grind Finale".

Thanks, man.
Well, to be honest it's a tie between "Helvete" and "Shift". I know that when I listened through "Shift" once it was finished I felt that it had elements from the early days of Nasum, so it is in fact capturing both the old and new. But "Helvete" was probably the album that made Nasum "click" if you know what I mean. / Anders
Question from Brian P. (IP: posted June 14, 2005 21:19:46:
I have a question for you Anders: which album do you think best reflects the spirit or philosophy behind Nasum's work? (and I do apologize if this question's been already asked in Swedish)
I would actually say that "Grind Finale" will be the ultimate Nasum album since it really sums up all the different stages in the Nasum development.
But I guess that's not the answer you'd like. I can't really pick the best one since they are all special to me. For example the first one was born out of love for grindcore and we didn't really have a clue what we were doing resulting in a collection of songs rather than an album. Some song should have been excluded for the sake of quality and length but it seems like "Inhale/Exhale" is everyone's favorite so what the hell...
I guess in the end I would pick "Helvete". That's the best one. / Anders
Question from Felix (IP: posted June 14, 2005 16:47:16:
Hello Anders!

When I listen through your albums I hear the evolution of your sound (more hooks, melody, technical stuff and influences from other genres etc.) In what direction do you think Nasum would have gone with the next couple of albums if you still existed as a band?

ps. Please continue to write stuff like the article about Sweden rock festival and post it here, I enjoyed reading it!
We did have a recording scheduled for January. The idea was to just go into the studio and see what happened, to try to do something different and not so "planned".
I don't know how things would have developed on future albums. I hope that things would have taken a little different direction once Jon and Urban started to write more songs for Nasum. / Anders
Question from Jul. (IP: posted June 14, 2005 16:07:47:

I've got just a little question...I'm french and I want to make a Nasum's fan-site (of course no official, juste for "fun" ). Am I able?

Sorry for my bad english ;) and Good Bye.
You can do what ever you want. But I can't say that I honestly see the need for a fan-site... / Anders
Question from Craig (IP: posted June 14, 2005 06:38:25:
Hey Anders....

I feel a great void in me musically to know you guys won't be playing, and when I heard his body was identified, it was the closest I have ever come to crying about someone I never knew. If it isn't too much trouble emotionally, or if you guys would find it appropriate, will you please make In Memory T-shirts for Mieszko? Everyone should be able to show their love.
There will be something sooner than you think... / Anders
Question from Ari (IP: posted June 13, 2005 23:48:09:
Hi Anders. I'm a huge fan from Brazil and I play in a band very influenced by Nasum. If you want hear the songs here
and tell something.
Who's in the Maktmissbrukare's cover?
Hey, that was some great stuff! Sounds a little bit like Terrorizer. Great vocals, drumming and guitarwork! I like it.
Re: the guys on the "Maktmissbrukare" cover... I have no idea! If I find the original picture one day I might learn it from the caption. They should be considered "models" that just happened to fit the "Maktmissbrukare" theme. In hindsight we should probably done the old punk thing with a black tape over the eyes... / Anders
Question from Markus (IP: posted June 13, 2005 23:31:13:
Hey Anders,

this might have been answered two posts below but since I don't speak Swedish, I just wanted to know what's gonna happen with Soundlab?

Thanks and keep your head up.
Yes it was, but here it is in English: Soundlab is now owned by Millencolin who will use the studio as their headquarters, i.e. rehearsal space, storage, office, demostudio etc. At one point Matte told me about renting the studio to bands that has a technician that can handle ProTools but I don't know how much effort they will put into that right now. / Anders
Question from Toto (IP: posted June 13, 2005 22:45:46:
Hey Anders!

Do you like Driller Killer?
I haven't seen the movie, and I haven't listened too much to the band. The little I've heard haven't really stuck in my head. / Anders
Question from Fredrik (IP: posted June 13, 2005 17:14:13:
Tjena Anders, tänkte bara höra hur er relation till Studio Soundlab kommer att bli nu framöver? Lämnar ni den för gott? eller finns det någon annan exempelvis Nasum-medlem som är en jävel på att ratta ljud?

Med tanke på att Studion i sig drog till sig en drös grymma band. Och självfallet blev platta efter platta ett jävla mästerverk tack vare mannen som en gång satt bakom spakarna.

Lycka till med framtida projekt och allt ni kan glädjas åt i framtiden.
Soundlab Studios ägs numera av Millencolin som kommer att ha den som sina "headquarters" och jag vet att Matte löst pratade om möjligheterna att hyra ut den till band som har en egen tekniker som kan ProTools, men jag vet inte om de kommer att göra så eller inte.
Med andra ord kan det finnas en möjlighet att man hamnar där igen, men sannolikt inte. / Anders
Question from olle (IP: posted June 12, 2005 23:56:39:
vintertid behöver en trummis i göteborg. kan du tänka dig att joina? börjar bli frustrerad. kolla in våra låtar på
Tack, men nej tack. / Anders
Question from calle (IP: posted June 10, 2005 23:40:23:
ååå så jävla skit allt som hänt.... skulle se er i oktober men tänkte..... äh ser dom nästa gång......

kommer sakna er som faan!!!!

finns det möjlighet å få signade skivor eller kanske tillochmed få tag i live eller rep tape eller..... kanske tillochmed demo tapes???
kontakta mej på

ta lugnt!!!
Jag signerar gärna skivor åt de som vill det i samband med beställningar. Det är tänkt att något liveaktikt ska komma ut, mer om det en annan gång. Reptaperna behåller jag för mig själv. Några personliga minnen måste jag ha. / Anders
Question from Gardh H-hammar gamal penfighter från hymen tiden (IP: posted June 10, 2005 23:34:47:
Tja Anders !

Sorligt hela skiten !!!

Nasum är ett bevis på att grindcoren fortfarande har starka rötter...

Fortsätter du mangla i nått annat band ?
Tjena Gardh! Ja, vi får hoppas att jag kan hitta nya människor att mangla med. Just nu är det torrt. / Anders
Question from Bill (IP: posted June 10, 2005 16:22:10:
Hey Anders! it's good to see this website back up! man i cried when I found out about Miezko and and i'm a fan from canada by the way...anyways enough with that. I was wondering if you guys will put out a home video or something???even a little DVD bonus dics would be cool. that's all...CHEERS ANDERS JAKOBSON!!!!

I've answered questions like this before - check out the previous answers. / Anders
Question from Henrik (IP: posted June 9, 2005 21:51:35:
Du vill inte berätta skälen till att du funderar på att sluta vara vegeterian?
Nja, jag vet inte. Det ger mig inget längre och jag behöver förmodligen lägga om mina kostvanor för att må bättre. Fast jag vill klargöra att om jag slutar vara vegetarian så kommer jag ändå äta 75-80% vegetariskt. Jag kommer inte förvandlas till grottmänniska! / Anders
Question from Dan (IP: posted June 9, 2005 19:33:28:
Hi Anders,

I was just wondering if there's any chance in the future of printing English translations of the Q&A's that are printed in Swedish. I noticed one of them mentions Genocide Superstars, and that's one thing I've been wondering about, whether or not GSS will continue.
No, I don't think that will happen. It'll be too much double work. But regarding Genocide SuperStars... Well, everytime I meet the remaining members and encourage them to go on, but I think they will just keep it low right now and see what happenens. Dan and Richard has lots of stuff going on with their band The Accidents so I guess they will devote most of their time to that band right now. / Anders
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