Departed NASUM frontman Mieszko Talarczyk, a victim of the December, 2004 Thailand tsunami disaster, will be honored on Sirius Satellite Radio’s “Bloody Roots” program this Sunday, March 6th beginning at 2:00 PM EST.
“Bloody Roots” host Ian Christe will pay tribute to the fallen Talarczyk by dedicating this week’s program to his memory and the ten successful years of Mieszko’s band NASUM. The show will also feature a host of current day Swedish acts, many of whom Talarczyk produced, and will also detail Swedish hardcore pioneers that helped pave the way, including bands such as Rattus, Anti Cimex, and Black Uniforms. The episode will rebroadcast on Tuesday, March 8th at 9:00 PM EST.
“Grindcore is a very democratic world, nobody asks to be a rock star,” Christe states. “But NASUM were basically Grindcore 2.0, and when you listen to their huge back catalog, and the multitude of ripping side projects, the bands Mieszko himself produced — good god, there’s a huge sense of loss. A central chunk of the heart of Swedish grind has just vanished.”
The Relapse Records family is extremely saddened by Mieszko’s passing and sends condolences to Talarczyk’s bandmates and family as well as to all of those worldwide who lost a loved one in the tsunami tragedy.