The surviving members of Swedish grindcore-Gods Nasum have reformed to play a small number of farewell shows in 2012.
Next year would have been the band’s 20th anniversary but for the death of lead singer and guitarist Mieszko Talarczyk,
who died amid the devastation of 2004’s South Asian tsunami. Now, seven years later, Nasum feel they have some unfinished business – on stage.
“No cheesy reunion,” the band said in a statement, “no new albums, no epitaph for Mieszko. We will play only a few cities
and festivals in a limited number of disruptive, unruly concerts…and we aim to go out hard.”
Assisting Nasum with that goal will be vocalist Keijo Niinimaa from their Finnish grindcore allies Rotten Sound. And the band hinted that “a few other close
friends of Nasum” might also provide guest vocals at some of the shows.
The reunion’s stated goal of ending the band not “at the mercy of tragedy [but] in a ferocious, blasting frenzy” reflects the band’s astonishing
musical legacy over four albums and numerous splits and EPs. While undoubtably extreme, Nasum’s distilled blend of grind, death metal, hardcore and crust was also intensely memorable and displayed a rare level of talent.
“If you ever wanted to see Nasum blast shit to bits,” the band declared, “this is your last and only chance.”
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