When: Fri., May 18, 7 p.m. 2012
This isn't your standard reunion jaunt—Swedish grindcore band Nasum are "celebrating" what would've been their 20th anniversary almost eight years after Polish-born front man Mieszko Talarczyk went on vacation to Thailand in December 2004 and became one of the quarter-million people killed in that winter's tsunami. Nasum were at or near the peak of their powers at the time, and would probably still be active today if Talarczyk hadn't died—but when the bad news was confirmed in 2005, they split up immediately. Three years later, they released Doombringer, a live set recorded in Osaka in early 2004—savage and relentless, they tear through 16 songs in less than half an hour, never pausing to grant the listener so much as "A Welcome Breeze of Stinking Air" (though they do play that cut, which originally appeared on 2000's Human 2.0). For this farewell tour, Finnish vocalist Keijo Niinimaa of Rotten Sound will take the mike. —Monica Kendrick Brutal Truth, Eunuchs, Sick/Tired, and Parasytic open.