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A tale about Corpse, Flesh and Genitals

During the first couple of years of Nasum's existence, Mieszko was pretty new to the underground world. His way into the extreme music came from "overground" records, so as we became friends I educated him slightly making some copies of classic demos and such. Soon Mieszko felt the urge to contribute to the scene in some way, and decided to make a compilation tapes. In case someone doesn't know what a compilation tape is, it was a mix tape with songs from bands that decided to send a demo to the comp-tape producer who made up a track list, did an insert and gave it a cool name.

Mieszko's compilation tape was dubbed "Corpse Flesh Genitals", which was his humorous way to pin point the three main ingredients in gore related lyrics. So he contacted a few bands and got some songs. Looking at the track list today, it's a really good collection, but what made this particular compilation tape stand out is that it actually features a few - at least at the time - exclusive songs. The Edge of Sanity track "Pernicious Anguish" was one of the first songs they wrote in their early days, but this version was an unreleased re-recording (possibly from the "Spectral Sorrows" session) that didn't get officially released until 1999. Even more rare is the Necrony song "Protest and Survive" - a Discharge cover recorded at the same time as "Pathological Performances". It's so rare that it isn't available on YouTube!

I don't know how many copies Mieszko made of the tape, perhaps a hundred, but it was a cool release. I actually did the insert and a little booklet that I didn't find at the moment on my old, old Macintosh LC II. The "gore" you can see in the background was a photo of a squashed hedgehog that Mieszko found at the side of a road…

I remember that he planed for a second volume, with some international bands - all of the bands on the first volume were Swedish - and Nasum wrote and recorded a "theme song" for the compilation, of course entitled "Corpse Flesh Genitals". That song also remained in the vaults until "Grind Finale" was released, but it was never released as intended as the second volume was never made.

Later Mieszko started a fanzine together with a friend, the tabloid sized "Scenkross" and continued to contribute to the scene with the "Grindwork" compilation MCD. But it all started with Corpse, Flesh and some Genitals…


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Nasum might not be a performing band anymore or existing in the normal sense, but the legacy remains under the sharp supervision of the founding member Anders Jakobson. THE NASUM VAULT is the "umbrella" for a number of projects collecting information and items from the Nasum history.

The first project was The Vault Blog, introduced in 2014 as a place to share "interesting, semi-interesting or uninteresting things" from the Nasum Vault - stories, images and what ever. The second project was The Rare Nasum, audio goodies published on Bandcamp - rehearsals and live shows. Side by side with these two projects, there is The Official Nasum YouTube Channel where video oddities are posted.

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Last updated: February, 2021.


The complete biography of Nasum covering the entire history of the band, from the early years to the end of band in 2004... And a slight addition of the 2012 Farewell return. To the biography


The definite guide to the Nasum discography with lots of photos of every release, along with all possible information and comments written by Nasum's Anders Jakobson. To the discography


Nasum remembers former lead singer, guitarist, song writer and producer Mieszko A. Talarczyk with eulogies, pictures and more. Includes Mieszko's own words about the "Helvete" recording. To the In Memory of Mieszko page


A complete run down of each and every show Nasum performed from the first one in 1995 to the final stage appearences in 2012. To the showarchive


Lyrics to all Nasum songs, organized release by release. To the Lyrics

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A gallery of most of the official and Nasum produced t-shirts. To the T-shirt history