Nasum officially done (sort of)
Friday, May 27, 2005 7:57 AM PT
Not that this comes as any surprise following the tragic death of frontman Mieszko Talarczyk in December, but Nasum
drummer Anders Jakobson has now officially confirmed the group's fate with the following statement:
"Nasum is no longer an active band. There will never be another studio recording or a live show. Nasum ended with the death of Mieszko. No one is sorrier about this than me. I remain the only founding member and Nasum has more or less been my life for the past 5-10 years. All the other members have always had other bands to play with; I've had nothing and have nothing today.
I think we all came to the same decision without really talking about it. Continuing without Mieszko seemed impossible. The thought of bringing a new member into the band to replace someone who died was terrible in so many levels. It felt unfair to the fans, to us and to that new guy who would have had a lot of pressure on his shoulders.
It wasn't the way I wanted Nasum to end but we haven't got much of a choice. I can express exactly what the situation of Nasum is in Swedish: Vi lägger av men vi lägger inte ned, which in English would translate to: We're quitting but we're not quitting, or rather: We're stopping it but we're not ending it, to get the meaning of it.
So Nasum is no more, but we're still here. Our music is very much alive and we'll continue to be here as long as you want us here. We have no issues with continuing to release more records and sell merchandise, and we hope you haven't got any too."
The group will be releasing a collection of Nasum's non-album work through Relapse Records
this fall. Entitled "Grand Finale," the release will be a double-disc set comprised of 152 songs, including 21 that have never been released. A complete tracklist and additional information regarding the release can be found here
. Additionally, a host of audio samples from the release can be downloaded here
5/27/2005 8:14:12 AM
5/27/2005 8:18:29 AM
i love nasum
5/27/2005 8:35:33 AM
never liked em, but it sucks it had to end this way
5/27/2005 8:38:12 AM
It's a damn tragedy things had to end like this. Thanks for all the music. RIP.
5/27/2005 9:02:36 AM
hopefully the compilation will not be a "Wallmart" release, lol.---anyone get that relapse disc btw??? whats it like?---back on topic...nasum grind is like no other, if you guys out there don't have their shit, go now and buy some, or die, gay.
5/27/2005 9:08:08 AM
It's best that they end it. No one can replace Mieszko. NASUM legacy will GRIND forever
5/27/2005 9:13:21 AM
Metallic grind with a large dose of innovation. That was nasums music, and that remain eternal. Sad news, but I'm sure nobody really expected to hear any different. I'm looking forward to getting this 152 song album! Long live Mieszko Talarczyk.
5/27/2005 10:40:37 AM
yeah, saddest stuff. easily one of my favorite bands.
5/27/2005 11:04:06 AM
152 song album? holy shit. that's an album that'll give you your money's worth.
5/27/2005 11:51:29 AM
Truly sad, but if they tried to continue, the results would've probably been tragic. Well, I guess a bright side to this is Burst might be a full time band, which would be awesome.
5/27/2005 11:51:58 AM
i will be buying this, fuck man im down:( i knew they would disband.....but man this sucks
5/27/2005 12:12:26 PM
I'm kind of glad they decided not to get someone in to replace Mieszko because it just wouldn't have been the same. This bums me out like fuck, but Im content with having seen them twice and having enough of their music to suffice.
5/27/2005 12:15:19 PM
this is such a bummout....probably my favorite band ever, will sooner or later be remebered as the best grind band that ever was. Can't wait for 21 new tracks
5/27/2005 1:02:33 PM
I'll be buying that CD for sure. Early death is never cool. Except when that Drowning Pool guy died. That was fine.
5/27/2005 1:54:19 PM
more sad news, and probably the saddest band statement i've ever read
5/27/2005 2:07:47 PM
"I've had nothing and have nothing today."
5/27/2005 2:24:20 PM
"will sooner or later be remebered as the best grind band that ever was" totally agreed.
5/27/2005 2:42:02 PM
This is fucking sad.
5/27/2005 3:35:36 PM
a welcome send off for Meiszko. one of the best bands to have ever existed.
5/27/2005 3:56:14 PM
terrible news. however...what a going-away present for the fans. 152 tracks is FANTASTIC. well, you know what they say...better to go out with a bang...
5/27/2005 5:24:53 PM
holy christ, that is really fucking sad. i want to hug the guy. :(
5/27/2005 6:57:04 PM
great band. will miss em
5/28/2005 12:19:26 AM
very sad, but understandable. rip
5/28/2005 3:50:20 AM
stfu. stfu. stfu.
5/28/2005 5:24:01 AM
and the new singer of nasum iiiiiiiiiiiiiiis MIKE dun dun dun dun dun dun FUCKING dun dun dun dun dun dun SCORE!!!!
5/28/2005 1:56:23 PM
I saw one of their last show here in Italy, just few days before the sudden tragedy. Missing them...
5/29/2005 5:59:16 AM
Relapse Records the 13th part VI: Nasum Lives
5/29/2005 1:49:20 PM
After over 10 years of generic-o-rama, they really just realized there aren't any more riffs in their capacity to compose without sounding like their 200 other one-minute songs.
6/1/2005 11:17:59 AM
sad that a great band had to go out like this..