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Grind legends NASUM have confirmed the last dates of their Farewell 2012 Tour. The band recently reunited for over 60 shows with Rotten Sound‘s Keijo Niinimaa filling in on vocals for late frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk. Final dates include several European festivals, a trek through Australia and New Zealand with PSYCROPTIC, a few Japanese dates with NAPALM DEATH and PIG DESTROYER, as well as their final trip across Europe with support from BLACK BREATH. All dates can be found below or on NASUM’s official site. Additionally, the band has been blogging about their experiences on the road via their official site here.Learn More
Sept. 20 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
Sept. 21 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska w/ SKITSYSTEM
Sept. 22 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
Sept. 23 Hamburg, Germany Logo
Sept. 24 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli De Helling
Sept. 25 London, UK Underworld
Sept. 26 Paris, France Glazart
Sept. 27 Geneva, Switzerland Usine
Sept. 28 Munchen, Germany Backstage
Sept. 29 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
Sept. 30 Budapest, Hungary Durer Kert
Oct. 1 Bratislava, Slovakia Randall
Oct. 2 Ostrava, Czech Rep Barrak
Oct. 3 Krakow, Poland Fabryka
Oct. 4 Berlin, Germany Magnet
Oct. 5 Malmo, Sweden KB w/ SKITSYSTEM, PYRAMIDO
Oct. 6 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis w/ SKITSYSTEM, MASSGRAV Learn More
A message from Anders Jakobson of NASUM:
Every ending has a start (sounds totally Tolkien)…and this particular start will rule no end!
To blast off the Nasum farewell tour, we have decided to book an intimate gig in the city where it all began – Örebro, Sweden. On Friday May 11th, one week before we start the North American leg of the tour, Nasum will do a one off show at Kulturhuset in the band’s hometown. We have asked death metal kings Vomitory and Bombus (Sweden’s answer to the Melvins) to join us for this intimate but special show to send us on our way to grind the fuck out of the rest of the world.
At the same time, we would like to announce that we are also planning for a few shows in Japan and Australia respectively this summer, as well as a gig or so in South East Asia on the way there. Stay tuned for dates, cities, venues…and other potential continents.
If you live in Europe, it might interest you to know that we ARE planning to do a limited amount of club shows around Europe in September/October.
After that, there will be no more Nasum. We want to keep these farewell shows special, and are intent on not doing too many. We are trying hard to come play to as many of you as possible all the while limiting the amount of gigs we schedule.
We said it before and we’ll say it again: if you wanna see Nasum blast shit to bits, this is your last chance!
NASUM TOUR DATES:
May 11 Örebro, Sweden Kulturhuset w/Vomitory, Bombus
May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas
June 2 Nijegen, Netherlands Forta Rock
June 15 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 16 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown
June 23 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
June 29 Lobnitz, Germany With Full Force XVIII
July 5 Salzburg, Austria Extremefest
July 6 Huenxe, Germany Extremefest
July 7 Pratteln, Switzerland Extremefest
July 8 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde Festival
July 13 Trutnov, Czech Rep. Battlefield (as part of Obscene Extreme Festival)
July 14 Joensuu, Finland Ilosaarirock
August 3-4 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air Festival XXIII
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.”