This is some bitter sweet news for grind fans. The awesomeness that is Nasum, have announced a farewell tour for 2012. Read on for tour dates and the full press release.
NASUM: Announce North American Tour, 2012 Farewell Performances
Legendary Swedish grinders NASUM have announced a limited number of farewell performances for 2012 including their first ever tour on North American soil! NASUM was hit hard by the passing of guitarist and co-founder Mieszko Talarczyk in the 2004 Asian tsunami, but announced the farewell performances to mark the band’s 20th anniversary and close the book on the wildly influential band.
The band will be bringing total devastation to North America beginning May 18th in Chicago, IL with grind-mates BRUTAL TRUTH and seminal hardcore troupe DROPDEAD for a series of Midwest and East Coast dates before co-headlining the 10th annual Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD. Immediately after, NASUM will head out to the West Coast for a series of shows including support from Black Breath, From Ashes Rise, Massgrave and more bands TBA. NASUM will wrap up this highly-anticipated run at Chaos in Tejas in Austin, TX on May 31st.
In addition to the North American dates, NASUM has also been confirmed for a dozen festivals in Europe, including Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, Obscene Extreme and many more. A complete list of confirmed tour dates and festival appearances is available below with many more to be announced soon.
The members of NASUM (Anders Jakobson: drums, Jesper Liverod: bass/vocals, Urban Skytt: guitars, Jon Lindqvist: guitars/vocals) have enlisted the help of ROTTEN SOUND vocalist, Keijo Niinimaa to handle the screams for the forthcoming dates. Anders Jakobson and Jesper Liverod commented on the upcoming North American Dates:
“So, farewell America. We mean it. These are the gigs that will sew our mouths shut. No turning back, no regrets, no apologies – we offer nothing but blastbeats and good times. This is about making grindcore a threat once and for all.
This first leg of the last tour is ironically also the first tour Nasum leads in North America. Barring the infamous Contamination tour in 1999, and a bit of chaos at the Milwaukee metal fest in 2001, North America is untouched by our blasting. Kind of weird, considering Nasum’s most dedicated following always came from Canada and the US.”
So this one’s for all you guys as much as for Mieszko and the rest of us. The North American Grind Finale!”
NASUM North American Tour Dates:
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
Confirmed European Tour Dates:
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 Martigny, 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
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