NewsOctober 26, 2011 3:25 PM ET4,663 views

Nasum announces plans for farewell performances

Official press release: Legendary Swedish grinders Nasum will reconvene for a limited number of farewell performances in 2012. Nasum was hit hard by the passing of guitarist and co-founder Mieszko Talarczyk in the 2004 Asian tsunami, but will announce the farewell performances shortly to mark the band's 20th anniversary and close the book on the wildly influential band. In a joint statement, the members of Nasum (Anders Jakobson: drums, Jesper Liverod: bass/vocals, Urab Skytt: guitars, Jon Lindquist: guitars/vocals) had the following to say: "You thought Nasum was dead? We are. This is not resurrection. It's farewell, for good." "If things were different, if Mieszko hadn't died, Nasum would have celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012. Therefore, after long deliberation and scrutiny, we have decided that it's now or never: We will do a handful of shows around the world in 2012 - to celebrate our anniversary, say a final goodbye to the fans and Mieszko. No cheesy reunion, no new albums, no epitaph for Mieszko. We will play only a few places in a limited number of disruptive, unruly concerts. It will be a total blast, and we aim to go out hard. Just you wait. When Nasum co-founder and lead singer Mieszko Talarczyk died in the devastating and tragic Asian tsunami of 2004, Nasum instantly ceased to exist. As the band's voice, producer and one of the main songwriters, Mieszko was a vital part of the band's bloodline. When he passed, all plans for tours and recordings were abruptly stopped. Nasum died when Mieszko died, and the rest of the band members went their separate ways." The members continued, "In the years that passed, the feeling that everything had been left unfinished lingered with the rest of us. Suddenly seven years had passed, and we realized it was time for closure; for us, the band and for the fans. With our anniversary coming up it felt like a perfect time to end the band the way it was supposed to - exploding in a ferocious, blasting frenzy, not wither away at the mercy of tragedy. And finally we are ready, able, and totally fucking charged, so expect something over the top." "To handle vocal duties on the upcoming shows we have asked Keijo Niinimaa, vocalist in grind favorites Rotten Sound, to join us. They were always close friends of ours, and while Keijo's plagued screams won't replace Mieszko, they will add a certain viciousness to the shows. On a few occasions, we might ask a few other close friends of the band to do some vocal sessions. Who? Wait and see! If you ever wanted to see Nasum blast shit to bits, this is your last and only chance."

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Godfatherofsoul 10/26/2011 12:26:53 PM

Bad ass.

ryu 10/26/2011 12:27:11 PM

who wants to buy my grind finale box set?

SlaveTheDay 10/26/2011 12:40:02 PM

damn, my life will neve be the... oh wait, no care ever

horseheadxbookends 10/26/2011 12:40:49 PM

fuuuuuuuuuck yes...haven't seen them since '99

maclyn 10/26/2011 12:41:43 PM

philly/nyc/baltimore pick one

MarginError 10/26/2011 12:49:47 PM

OH MY GOD.

MarginError 10/26/2011 12:50:43 PM

I will travel to this.

Godfatherofsoul 10/26/2011 12:52:13 PM

marginerror, you're a valley girl?

MarginError 10/26/2011 12:53:56 PM

like, you know

cacabutt 10/26/2011 1:00:57 PM

they are going to literally kill everyone. i can't wait.

virus_dot_exe 10/26/2011 1:06:12 PM

holy shit, this is crazy.

MarginError 10/26/2011 1:06:22 PM

I still haven't picked my jaw up off the floor.

deadwithfear 10/26/2011 1:35:28 PM

There probably won't be a Chicago date. :(

MarginError 10/26/2011 2:23:51 PM

It'll probably be MDF. Which will suck for me because I won't even be in the country that weekend.

eadup 10/26/2011 5:04:48 PM

good vocalist choice.

Dyami_LIAV 10/26/2011 5:05:24 PM

Psyched for this, but the headline could've easily been "Nasum announces reunion shows with singer from a band that sounds A LOT like Nasum." Either way, hope they play somewhere close to NYC.

YouGotScanned 10/26/2011 8:25:38 PM

Will absolutely be there if they play a Southern California show.

hatredoftheliving 10/26/2011 9:54:35 PM

Will be there if at all possible.

xchasex 10/27/2011 5:50:31 AM

if this comes anywhere near the northwest, i'm there.

therearetoomanybands 10/27/2011 9:34:16 AM

i don't like ISIS.

onemeansquid 10/27/2011 10:24:00 AM

fck. that would be so cool to see. i hope they get some good videos or something.

big_metal_al 10/27/2011 4:20:55 PM

i need to see them again. waaaay overdue!


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