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Question from Stefano, Taranto (Italy) (IP: posted January 9, 2007 16:53:39:
Hello Anders excuse me if I'm disturging you... I would like to know what are the favourite metal bands of you and Mieszko (RUST IN PEACE FRIEND...) Thank you very much for your answer, it's simply curiosity...
P.S. Another question, do you know if Nasum's t-shirts are distributed in Italy??? Thanks NASUM YOU'RE THE BEST OF GRIND
Lately it's become pretty uninteresting for me to have "favorite bands". I don't know why, but I just can't get together to sum up my entire life's worth of listening to music and come up with "a favorite metal band".

If there's any Nasum t-shirts distributed in Italy they are probably bootleg shirts. / Anders
Question from Niclas (IP: posted January 7, 2007 00:41:45:
Kommer du fixa några nya tröjor snart, eller är det värt att beställa från Relapses hemsida?
Vet inte. / Anders
Question from Richard (IP: posted January 6, 2007 20:49:27:
När jag lyssnade på "Helvete" idag så tänkte jag på en sak jag inte tänkt på tidigare... Alla texter är på engelska, den enda fullängdaren med bara engelska texter på och den enda fullängdaren med svensk titel. Var detta något planerat eller en slump?

Skriver du några grindcorelåtar nu för tiden, eller får idéer iaf? Efter 15 år som låtskrivare i grindcore går det väl inte bara att sluta, eller?

P.S. Rugge måste ha gått o blitt galen! Han säljer sin röda "Blind World"tischa på ebay nu! Måste ha!:)
Titelspåret är ju på japan utgåvan, så lite svenska blev det ju... Även om just den låten inte har någon text.

Slump eller inte, spelar det någon större roll? Det finns ju t.ex mängder av death och black metalband som har skivtitlar på latin men knappast sjunger på det språket. Titlarna på våra skivor valdes med omsorg och inte alls beroende på låtarna på skivan.

Det är gott om grind i de låtar jag skriver till Coldworker även om det inte är några renodlade grindlåtar. Jag blir lite sugen ibland, men jag får utlopp för det jag vill göra i Coldworker så just räcker det. / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (Canada (IP: posted January 4, 2007 08:01:52:
Greetings from Canada, again.

I had my I-pod on a Nasum shuffle and I got to the intro of Industrislaven.

I wasn't quite sure what the sound was in the beginning.
Sounded like people mining or guitar feedback?

Do you happen to know what it was? =)
The squeeking sound came from hitting the leftovers of the guitarstrings once they were tied to the tuning knobs. Of course there's a lot of effects on the sound, which made it sound "industrial" (and I think this inspirerd the title of the record). I think there are some "drumstick against guitarstrings" noise in there as well. I usually skip the intro when I listen to "Industrislaven" so I can't quite remember what's in it right now. / Anders
Question from Jacoballen nasums number 1 fan (IP: posted January 3, 2007 19:50:37:
Hey Anders sorry about your loss.My question is which cd of yours is the most brutal and intense? My friends say its Human 2.0 ,but the most favorite is Helvete.I just wanted to know the opinion of the pro himself.
P.S. You guys were the best ever,you guys owned any band i know and i know a hell of a lot of bands!I have high hopes for Gadget,they kick ass and have lots of potential.Well anyway good luck in the future man and keep on grinding we all love you to death.
R.I.P-Mieszko(a legend)
I don't see Nasum's music as brutal. That was never the intention, we were more out for a crushing effect than a brutal. But the recording I think sounds most brutal is the "World in Turmoil/The Black Illusions" recording - a 100% DIY raw brutal feeling.

Of the albums I think the one with the most brutal passages is "Shift". Like the opening riff/part of "Particles" or the pumping Bolt Throweresque part in "Circle of Defeat". Nasum never got more brutal than that. / Anders
Question from Ari (IP: posted January 3, 2007 18:17:21:
I hope you like it our version for "Time to Act".
We are Facada grindcore from Brazil. Cheers!
Yeah, sounds great! / Anders
Question from Ogieñ (IP: posted January 2, 2007 18:57:35:
ok.I have hopes that they will appear once.i hear Coldworker.mastership!!your drumming is bestial devastation!!world class!
Bestial devastation it is! / Anders
Question from maarte (IP: posted January 1, 2007 17:18:29:
Happy new year Anders!
Greets from The Netherlands
Same to you. / Anders
Question from Village Idiot aka.Ogieñ (IP: posted January 1, 2007 14:48:41:
hello!greetings from poland!where i find nasum guitar tab from longplays???particularly from shift.i want to learn it because i wish to be one men cover band (guitar/vocal)i learn napalm death,regurgitate and other and i want to record it.
You have to use your ears to pick out Nasum songs, because there aren't any tabs available, and the few that actually are available are not 100% accurate. / Anders
Question from Jonsson (IP: posted December 31, 2006 15:38:50:
Hur i helvete gjorde ni gitarrljudet på "shift"? Fuskgjort efteråt eller nån superkombination av massor av distboxar? Skulle gärna vilja veta...
Varken jag eller Urban kommer ihåg några exakta detaljer från inspelningen och eftersom vi inte dokumenterade den alls finns det inget nedskrivet.

Sannolikt var det ungefär samma inspelningsförfarande gällande gitarrerna som vid "Helvete", dvs Mieszko mickade upp gitarrerna med ett antal mickar (något i mig säger dock att det bara var två mickar till "Shift") och gitarrna stereodubbades (alltså fyra gitarrer sammanlagt).

Till vissa slingor, halvdistade partier etc användes pluggen AmpFarm men alla kompgitarrer är "på riktigt". / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted December 31, 2006 10:06:23:
Hello, again.
I was listening to A Request For Guidance a few minutes ago, and amonst the beautiful snare drum assault, I wondered about 2 things.

1. I couldn't quite make out from the photos, but what set of drums did you use for most of your shows?

2. What album of Nasum's did you enjoy most of your work on?

All the best to Krigshot =) !
1. On the later shows (= the European tour, some of the Swedish festivals and a few off dates) I played on my current DW set (as seen in the recording of "Helvete" diary. On the first European tour with Napalm Death and a few other shows I used my previous green Pearl set (as seen on this picture). Other than that I played on other bands sets or backline provided by the promotors.

2. I haven't listened to the Nasum albums in a while, but I actually listened to the Making of "Preview of hell" mp3 today and was surprised by the druming. Generally speaking I am not fully satisfied with any of the albums drumwise, compaired to the Coldworker album which is basically faultless (?), but to say something I say "Helvete". / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted December 28, 2006 08:41:05:
Hey there Anders,
before I ask my question, I'd like to say how fucking wicked your technique of blast beats are. I dont know if its the extra kick you throw in, it just suits everything you play.

But to the question;
Does the band you are in now ever play any Nasum songs? for fun or tribute?
Never ever. / Anders
Question from lord-gore (IP: posted December 26, 2006 22:43:38:
thrash band Propagandhi !-) I would say angry melodic hardcore!did you saw the band live?I visited a show back in 2001.for free! 3 guys kicked my balls!listen to a Propagandhi cd or´s not the same!they play fuckin´fast,but in a melodic,positive way...I can´t explain!that´s the same feeling when I listen to songs like The Deepest Hole,Fury,Stormshield...sometimes I hear some Millencolin tunes in Nasum songs!?did I say that?don´t curse me!but that´s my feeling when I listen to some Nasum songs.and that´s it what I miss now.
greetings to coldwörker
Well, Millencolin is hardly the only band who uses melodies. But; being close friends since forever and co-existing as bands side by side it's possible that something rubbed off from one band to the other. Look at the studio documentary on the latest Millencolin disc and see how Larzon is grinding as soon as the camera is pointed at his direction... / Anders
Question from Anthony (IP: posted December 26, 2006 02:21:15:
Your show in Nancy, France, 2 nov 2004 was recorded by 2 or 3 cameras, do you know who did that ? And if we can have the film ?
I don't know of any filming of that show. / Anders
Question from Omid (IP: posted December 24, 2006 01:15:06:
Hey man.

Im a drummer from ireland, and not to lick your balls like everyone else does cuz im sure your sick of it, but i admire your drumming technique, both fast and slow Some of those blast beats get so fast, moreover conveying of anger it would seem
I was wondering what your take was on the thrash band propagandhi, cuz you covered one of their songs and you guys have a lot in common, like it seems to me you both used your music partly as a medium to promote a message, just as my band (warning shot) attempts to do.

Sorry about the huge length of this post, its ridiculous.

May the grind be with you.

The hardcore band Propagandhi, I guess you mean...

Well, Propagandhi was and is one of the most political bands I know about and their enthusiasm really inspired me although I am not a political person in the same way they are. Plus, I really enjoyed the music and so did Mieszko. At that point "Rio de San Atlanta, Manitoba" was their rawest song so it was fairly easy to make a cover of it and sort of stay true to the original feeling of the song and presenting it for an audience who probably weren't aware of them, instead of doing another cover by a band that they already know about. / Anders
Question from URR (IP: posted December 20, 2006 10:53:39:
Hello Anders,

Are there plans for a Nasum live dvd?

Mieszko 1974 - 2004
Never. / Anders
Question from lord-gore (IP: posted December 3, 2006 10:59:29:
hi,how can I order the grind finale vinyl monster?I want to buy more to get a that possible?
Nope. My copies are more or less sold. / Anders
Question from Fågelmamman (IP: posted November 26, 2006 11:06:13:
vad tycks om birdflesh? Hoppas att det blir mycket fina nytryckningar
Lite för mycket ploj för min smak, men okej. / Anders
Question from Finnish Nasum fan ;) (IP: posted November 23, 2006 19:53:06:
Hello !

Is there any chance to get my hands to the Live In Hultsfred '03 video ? Will it be posted to the site ?

Long live Mieszko !
It will not be posted on the site. Look for it elsewhere. / Anders
Question from Niclas (IP: posted November 15, 2006 12:35:58:
Nu börjar det närma sig december. Har du nån aning om vilka nytryckningar du kommer göra gällande merchandisen?
Nej. Jag har lite annat att tänka på just nu. / Anders
Question from Richard (IP: posted November 14, 2006 01:50:18:
Enligt Mike på Unrest Records så kommer du ha en del av den merchen han ska göra. Är det så? Isf vet du när du kommer ha det?
Ja och nej. / Anders
Question from Airplane (IP: posted November 2, 2006 15:56:52:
Har du hört nya Deftones-skivan?
Inte än. Jag har den dock. / Anders
Question from Kiaa (IP: posted November 2, 2006 06:55:12:
So is it a green light for us?
Well, you should check with Relapse how to do it properly, since they own the songs. / Anders
Question from Noel (IP: posted November 1, 2006 23:31:57:
Hi Anders:

I find the riffs on "Scoop" and "Wrath" irresistible and want to play them on guitar.

I'm having a difficult time figuring them out and cannot find the tabs for them online.

Do you know where I could find the tabs for these songs?


Sorry, no idea. Most Nasum tabs out there are mostly wrong anyway. / Anders
Question from Andreas (IP: posted November 1, 2006 13:59:15:
Hello Anders!

Can you tell me from which movie the sample is at the beginning of "Blind World" from the split with Agathocles?

Thank you very much
"Flesh for Frankenstein". / Anders
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