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Question from Andreas (IP: posted September 30, 2009 22:18:00:
Vad hände med Genocide SS teesen? Jag var tyvär hjärnslö och beställde aldrig någon vid tidigare tillfälle.
Slut! / Anders
Question from Rugge (IP: posted September 27, 2009 15:33:24:
är mailadressen som anges när man ska beställa aktuell?
Japp - / Anders
Question from H (IP: posted September 23, 2009 01:26:03:
my band is intrested to cover time to act from nasum and record it for our album.
do we need any kind of legal permission from you or relapse?
I'm sort of quoting the information I've gotten from Relapse regarding covers: You need to speak to John Williamson at Domino Publishing Company ( about securing mechanical licenses.
But - I would advise you to pick another song. "Time to act" is easily the most covered Nasum song out there. I don't know how many version I've heard... / Anders
Question from the destroyer of worlds (IP: posted September 4, 2009 15:56:23:
Goddag Anders!

Vet du om Mieszko var med i något projekt som gick under namnet "Charles"?
Det var vi båda och det var inget projekt utan ett riktigt band. / Anders
Question from tiong (IP: posted September 1, 2009 10:11:18:
hi anders,do you have any plan to come over asia especially malaysia?would like to meet you and talk a whole days about anythings especially nasum.
No plans right now. / Anders
Question from deadmeat (IP: posted July 30, 2009 09:40:16:
And one more question that I'm curious about. During the first eight years or so there was much more growling than screaming in the music of Nasum. But after about 1999 there was almost no growling, but there was much of screaming instead. So I wonder if it was a consious decision of yours to use more screaming, or it naturally came without much considering?
P.S. Not sure that no one asked this before, but thank you for spending time on reading this, anyway.
It had to do with us starting to play live and couldn't do the dual vocals we had had on most of the records, so Mieszko obviously became the lead singer. / Anders
Question from deadmeat (IP: posted July 30, 2009 07:26:27:
Hello once again.
I was just looking through the questions here... In the answer on December 1, 2008 you wrote: "One day I will try to have all the Swedish lyrics translated on"
So, how is it going? Do you still plan to do this? I mean, more that half a year has passed, do you still remember of this intension? :) This would be great, I think.
That particular "one day" has yet not come... / Anders
Question from irvingrind (IP: posted July 29, 2009 20:41:23:
bro, it would be great if you have any written guitar tab from shift album and post it here, or at least... what was the tuning of that album?, i just know the tuning for human 2.0 was A, is that right!?... cause i cover that song with my band
There are no tabs. The tuning was the same as far as I remember. / Anders
Question from deadmeat (IP: posted July 29, 2009 20:21:30:
Hi, I'm from Kazakhstan, it's South from Russia. I wonder if you knew you had fans over here. :) Wanted to say that Nasum is the best grindcore band ever, no matter what. When I listen to Nasum I'm just overwhelmed with emotions, and your music means a lot for me.
One of my favourite songs is "Hets" from "Shift", the lyrics are not in English, so could you, please write in a couple of words what it is about?
Rerun of a reply written almost a year ago...

Q: 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 Omen (IP: posted July 23, 2009 20:41:38:
Hey, I was wondering; what led you to designing the logo that has been a trademark for Nasum's existence? It's a unique one, surely, was there any inspiration for it?
I remember looking quite a lot at Disharmonic Orchestra's logo when drawing the original. I don't think it's that obvious, apart from perhaps the "S" which is sort of similar. / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted July 17, 2009 21:55:34:
Morning, Anders.

From the years I've been listening to Nasum over and over again, "Shift" seems to give me some incredible feeling of nostalgia due to the very melodic parts in the songs. I was wondering what influenced you and the boys from Nasum to lean towards a more melodic side (Mostly the endings of "Closer to the End", "Darkness Falls", and parts of "Ros"), and who made the decision to head down that path?

I read a review online, where someone said that you guys were stealing from "At the Gates", which I thought was complete bullshit. It's really Nasum's own unique sound, and take on it.
What it all comes down to is the drop-A-tuning that was introduced completely on "Human 2.0", which also has the first melodic parts ("Shadows" being the obvious example).
As for the examples you mention - the ending of "Closer to the End" is heavily inspired by Isis and I remember Jon laughing as he said that none of his other bands would let him getting away with such an obviously stolen part. "Darkness Falls" was the last song on the album and demanded a definitive finale (it's the same on all the last songs on the albums), and it's also a sort of sentimental and sad song so the melody was obvious. "Ros" has the same kind of melodic qualities as many other songs by Mieszko, as the mentioned "Shadows" and "Fury".
At The Gates was a source of inspiration as any other Swedish metal band, but perhaps not as obvious in our sound as for example Entombed. The only thing I can certainly say is stolen from them is the break and the word "Go!" in "Sixteen" on "Human 2.0"... / Anders
Question from irvingrind (IP: posted July 16, 2009 08:41:01:
Hi anders, my name is irving diaz, i'm from mexico, I would like to wholeheartedly thank Nasum, especially you and Mieszko for so many songs with that feeling of hatred, despair, frustration but at the end of hope, so characteristic of Nasum... i know that many people say it to you ... but I really love Nasum!... so I have a question ... Exactly what each symbol of the album shift means?? ... I love you guys so much that i will tatuate my chest whit an image that means a lot for me, and of course I include the symbols of the only album on all the world with those fellings printed on it and of curse is the only that I listen without forwarding any song (it+s for truth)... but i do want to understand those symbols (well, the first 2 symbols, the others are, recycle and bio hazard isn't?) ... thank you guys for such satisfaction as your music, lyrics, and knwoleadge ... Nasum forever ¢¾
Well, the first one is some kind of sun symbol and the second one is a political misch-masch that I don't quite remember the exact meaning of. / Anders
Question from Omen (IP: posted June 28, 2009 13:16:28:

figuring this year will be the fifth year since Mieszko's pass-away, I was wondering how you will memorize him? I mean, he will always be on your mind, but I was thinking of arranging a show here in Belgium in honour of him. I never personally knew him, which then again makes it a little bit ridiculous.
Good question. I have something in mind, but I choose not to disclose any details since I can's guarantee something. / Anders
Question from yu (IP: posted June 20, 2009 05:00:32:

Because the lyrics are very genuine, honest and heartfelt. I love them. I am also posting some of them on friends' forum to share.

All the best. \m/

yu (again)

ps: I am looking forward to buy Coldworker's LPs but it seems a little bit complicated.
Not at all, they are very cheap from me... / Anders
Question from armin schweiger (IP: posted June 17, 2009 12:34:16:

By the way! What is it about with this nasum-tribute thing?
We (distaste - grind from aut) would like to perform "fury", cause i (still) think it´s the best grind-song ever.
Do you know, whom we should contact, or what we should do?
Thanks anyway,
It's scheduled to be released at Obscene Extreme, so you are too late. But fortunately for you. no band did "Fury" so perhaps you can be on part two if there is one...
More info at / Anders
Question from Yu (IP: posted June 16, 2009 02:58:26:
Hey Anders, just wanted to let you know that today I was listening to Grind Finale and I was almost crying as I read through the lyrics.
I love Nasum.

The lyrics were so bad...? :) / Anders
Question from Jon (IP: posted June 13, 2009 23:43:32:
I've been a fan of nasum for a while, and randomly decided to listen to shift for nostalgia. While listening to it, I made the sad realization that I will never be able to see Nasum live. Fuck, Anders, keep doin what you're doin. I dont give a shit if you write a response to this, but I hope you read this and know you made someone very happy with your music.
Thanks a lot. / Anders
Question from Matteo Berni (IP: posted June 12, 2009 16:36:02:
Hi, I'm an Italian fan of you, i knew your music when I listened to your Split 7" EP with Agathocles (let me say that the Agathocles' side sucked, while now the Agathocles are really good, as they've improved their technics). I'd like to ask you a few questions:
1-Have you ever been to Italy?
2-Will you be there with Coldworker in some festival?
3-What kind of music do you like, except grindcore?
1. Yes, Nasum was in Italy three times. The absolute last show was in Italy.
2. Perhaps in the future, but not this year.
3. I like a lot of music, most kinds of metal, most kinds of alternative music and some commersial.

This was question #1000 - congratulations! / Anders
Question from Grindersorpresa (IP: posted June 8, 2009 20:36:08:
what do you think about Insect Warfare??? dont you think they were the best real grindcore band in years???
I think I've listened to them, but I can't remember. I'm not keeping track of current grindcore. / Anders
Question from dan (IP: posted June 6, 2009 23:14:59:
hi nasum-anders!
i have a question, why was the shape of the "black swarm" t-shirt such a fkkng mess? i still refer to badly shaped shirts as nasum-shirts.
grind on!
It was a very cheap shirt. What can I say, it was our first shirt (after the debut album) and we were broke. / Anders
Question from Johannes (IP: posted June 5, 2009 12:53:30:
hey there,
is there any chance you'll print some of the "recycle" shirts ever again?
I can't guarantee it. / Anders
Question from Lucas (IP: posted May 22, 2009 11:37:04:
Hi Anders
did Nasum play in poland or had an opportunity to play?maybe you have plans to visit poland with coldworker?:)cheers
Nasum never visited Poland, but Coldworker might show up in the future. Who knows? / Anders
Question from Jordan J. (IP: posted May 17, 2009 05:58:37:
Evening, Anders.

I was checking out some Nasum gigs on youtube and I came across the one at "Groene Engel" in Oss. (

Your snare drum has one HELL of a bang to it. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of snare model that was? It sounds tight as hell, and extremely pulverizing. I love it!
I wouldn't judge the sound of a snare from a live clip on YouTube... But it's the Black Panther as usual.
Cool clip, I haven't seen it before. Completely out of sync though... / Anders
Question from Hunetele (IP: posted May 14, 2009 20:55:32:
Hi Anders!

Do you know something about the Grind finale LP set repress? Are there any clear vinyls pressed?


Are there any black vinyls pressed from the Doombringer LP?

Mannnnny Thanxxxxx!
"Grind Finale" was limited to 1000 copies all black. No represses are planed. And "Doombringer" was only pressed in weird colors as far as I remember. / Anders
Question from M (IP: posted May 9, 2009 13:31:05:
i play in a band and we are intrested to record a nasum cover for a bonus track in our album
do we need permission from you or from your label for any legal etc issues?
thank you
You should write to for further instructions. / Anders
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