NewsMay 27, 2005 10:57 AM ET6,742 views

Nasum officially done (sort of)

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.

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