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Nachtmystium Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Nachtmystium.
Two years after "Assassins: Black Meddle Part II" (reviewed here), U.S. act Nachtmystium is shedding much of the psychedelic and experimental vibes from the previous two albums to bring back the harsh black metal sound for impending release "Silencing Machine."
The new album hits North America at the end of July, which will be preceded by a short run of live shows and a stop at the Gathering of Shadows fest. While the group gears up for the impending festivities, Nachtmystium front man Blake Judd took out some time to check in with us and discuss the new album. Check out the full interview below to see what Blake had to say about the changing sound on this new release, the guest musicians present on the album, and his distaste for the band Ghost. More...
Most widely recognized for his saxophone and vocal work fronting Chicago act Yakuza, Bruce Lamont has also contributed to a wide-range of other diverse projects including Circle of Animals with Sanford Parker, Decayist with Blake Judd of Nachmystium, Sick Gazelle with Eric Block and Sanford Parker among many others. He's also known for contributing his skills to acts such as Sigh, East West Blast Test, Minsk, Nachtmystium, Rabid Rabbit, Poison Arrows, Sectara, Brutal Truth, Hex Machine and more, including a new project called Bloodiest as well as touring with Led Zeppelin tribute act Led Zeppelin II. On top of all that, Bruce is preparing to release his debut solo album "Feral Songs for the Epic Decline" (reviewed here).
Despite his extremely busy and hectic schedule, Bruce was kind enough to sit down with Metalunderground.com during a New York stop on his tour with Led Zeppelin II and discussed many things from his debut solo album to working with other bands and what inspires him to create music each and every day. More...
A constantly evolving band, the U.S. based act Nachtmystium is set to release another progression in the form of the upcoming "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2" on June 8th, 2010. Starting out as raw black metal and moving into a more psychedelic sound, the new album has been described as "black metal disco" by front man Blake Judd. Commenting on the persistent transformation in style, Judd shared "I think everyone was expecting another psychedelic record, and that’s what people would have understandably expected. We wanted to throw a curveball and do something different and not repeat ourselves. It would have been really easy to do that and re-record the last couple of albums..."
Judd spoke with me at length about the personal themes of addiction and consequences on the new album and his tastes in less extreme music. He also discussed recent events in the band, such as the members unexpectedly being stranded due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland. More...