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Below is our complete Nachtmystium news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Over the past few years, Nachtmystium has been heralded for a unique brand of psychedelic black metal, earning "album of the year" accolades and praise for "Black Meddle Pt.1: Assassins" (2008) and "Black Meddle Pt. 2: Addicts" (2010) (reviewed here).
But as a band that's always on the move, the Chicago outfit is ready to bring 6th full length album, "Silencing Machine," back to the more traditional black metal sound found on break-through album, "Instinct: Decay" (2006). Recorded at Engine Studios with the band's own synths/electronics specialist Sanford Parker (Yob, Pelican) handling Producer duties, "Silencing Machine is," as front-man/lead guitarist Blake Judd puts it, "A fuckin' black metal record."
"Silencing Machine" is set to be released on July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America via Century Media Records. For a first preview of what's to come, the album's artwork (created by Rebecca Clegg), title track, and an exclusive interview with Judd are now available on Pitchfork.com's "Show No Mercy" at this location. More...
Nachtmystium will release "Silencing Machine," the band's third release for Century Media Records, on CD / DLP / digital formats this coming July 31st, 2012.
A record release show has also been scheduled at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, IL that same night, and the first 100 people through the door will receive a special Nachtmystium giveaway from Century Media Records.
Nachtmystium recently finished mixing "Silencing Machine," the band's third release for Century Media Records. Prior to this recording session, the band worked on a few other tracks resulting in a two track limited edition single and 7" that will be released on May 15th.
Now, Nachtmystium has teamed up with InvisibleOranges.com to premiere the new track, "As Made," that will be featured on that release. The single will also include a unique cover version of Joy Division's "The Eternal," which features vocals by Chris Connelly [Revolting Cocks, Ministry].
Both tracks will not be included on "Silencing Machine" and will only be available as part of this single. Preorders for the single are available here, and the track "As Made" can be heard at this location.
Chicago's Drug Honkey will be releasing the new album "Ghost in the Fire" on May 15th, 2012 via Diabolical Conquest Records. The album features guest vocals and lead guitar appearances from Nachtmystium's Blake Judd. A teaser trailer for the album has now been posted online and can be viewed below.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Order of the Solar Temple
2. Ghost in the Fire
3. Weight of the World
4. This Time I Won't Hesitate
5. In Black Robe
6. Dead Days (Heroin III)
7. Five Years Up
8. Out of My Mind
9. Twitcher (Scorn cover)
Nachtmstyium has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new 7" EP prior to the release of a full-length album:
"The upcoming Nachtmystium album will be entitled 'Silencing Machine' - watch out for more info soon.
"In the meantime you can already check out some new music on the upcoming 7" EP release 'As Made' which includes 2 exclusive tracks - one being a cover of the Joy Division song 'The Eternal:'
Black metal group Nachtmystium will be heading to Austin, TX next week for the annual South By South West music festival.
In addition to playing the official Metal Sucks Showcase on March 15th, the band will be playing a handful of dates leading up to and surrounding the show. A full list of dates can be seen below along with supporting acts for dates outside of Austin.
Nachtmystium announced last week that the group entered Engine Studios in Chicago, IL to begin working on a third release for Century Media Records, titled "Silencing Machine." The band will team up with Stanford Parker again to produce the album, who also worked on "Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I" (2008) and "Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II" (2010). More details on the forthcoming album will be released shortly. More...
On March 16th from noon to 6PM at The Longbranch Inn (1133 East 11th Street, Austin, TX), Century Media Records, CVLT Nation, and Stumptown Coffee Roasters will present a free party held during the annual SXSW music festival.
The event features the legendary Andrew W.K., black metallers Nachtmystium, psychedelic sludge The Atlas Moth, multi-talented Bruce Lamont, blackened crust warriors Young and the Way, ambient crustcorers Vestiges, and evil punk/hardcore band Enabler!
Additionally, Mike IX, the host of this special event, will also read passages from his latest book, Cancer as a Social Activity.
MetalSucks has announced a second annual "South by South Death" showcase for the upcoming 2012 festival, in association with Metal Injection and Metal Insider.
The official showcase will take place at the patio stage of Barbarella, 615 Red River Street, starting at 7pm on Wednesday, March 14th. High on Fire, Darkest Hour, Nachtmystium, Intronaut, Black Tusk, Holy Grail and Monstro will all perform at the show. Peavey and Ddrum are providing additional support. Further details are available here. More...
Germany's Dark Fortress has issued the following announcement about heading out on a European tour with Nachtmystium:
"We will tour the EU as direct support for Nachtmystium (US) in April. Also on the billing are Verdelet (UK), as well as Phlefonyaar (UK) as support band for the first half of the tour and Crimson Darkness (UK) for the second half. We are busy planning more shows for 2012, so stay tuned for more!"
17-04 (D) Köln - Werkstatt
18-04 (D) Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
19-04 (FR) Paris - Glazart
20-04 (D) Osnabrück - Bastard Club
21-04 (D) Bischofswerda - East Club
22-04 (CZ) Prague - Modra Vopice
23-04 (A) Wien - Szene
24-04 (I) Parma - Circolo Onirica
25-04 (D) München - Backstage
26-04 (D) Berlin - Berghain
27-04 (NL) Leeuwarden - Romein
28-04 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
29-04 (NL) Rotterdam - Baroeg
More confirmed dates for 2012 so far:
19-02 (D) Landshut - Rocket Club
14-04 (D) Lichtenfels - Ragnarök Festival
01-09 (N) Averøy - Atlanterhavsrock Festival More...
Nachtmystium has issued the following statement about releasing a new split EP and gearing up to record a new album:
"The Nachtmystium / Murmur split 7" EP is officially released on Inferna Profundus Records, Lithuania!! Our track is a total return to form, harking back to the writing styles of 'Demise' and 'Instinct: Decay.'
"This is a good sneak peak of whats to come on our next full-length, which we intend to start recording in January / February, 2012 and will be released world-wide on Century Media Records. First 100 copies of this 7" EP come with a poster featuring artwork from the jacket. Support Inferna Profundus, a truly a killer underground label."
On Friday, April 13th Nachtmystium will be playing a very special show at Roadburn 2012's Voivod-curated Au-delà du Réel event. For the first and only time, Nachtmystium will play the landmark USBM album "Instinct: Decay" in its entirety.
When "Instinct: Decay" was released in 2006, branded as a psychedelic extreme metal record, it was met with deeply divided feedback - some highly laudatory and some derisive.
"Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be a part of Roadburn again," says Blake Judd, "The fact that we were picked by one our idols and perhaps the most forward thinking metal bands of all time, Voivod, makes it even more that extraordinary. We decided to do something hopefully just as equally special for everyone there. We'll be playing our album, Instinct: Decay, from start to finish. We hope you enjoy it."
For more information on the festival, please visit the official Roadburn website at this location.
Nachtmystium has announced that they plan to re-release some recently unearthed old material. Here's the update from the band:
"Over the past few weeks, Nachtmystium has been going through the vaults of our old demo tape masters, rehearsal tapes from all eras of the band, finding versions of songs from all the full-lengths with completely different mixes, vocals, etc. It's all different and we're having a great time digging through all of this stuff and also finding ourselves rather surprised at how much of it is actually 'listenable'. So, we're going to compile a bunch of this stuff for you fans and find a way to release it digitally ourselves or perhaps stream the stuff at various host sites. We'll post here once we've finished compiling everything and have decided on how to release the material.
"There are also plans to compile all of the bonus tracks and compilation tracks from the 2000-2004 era (which includes our split 7" releases with Xasthur and Krieg, the demo version of 'Demise' track 'Ashes To Ashes,' which only appeared on the Live Blitzkireg LP release, etc.) and to release them on a CD or LP. We may take all of the above mentioned material and just release it all in a double LP set or some kind of collectors edition box set. Whatever it is, it will be limited as this is very much material that's geared towards the people who really get into the harsher area of the bands release history, which we realize is a much smaller audience than the ones we've reached with some of our more recent offerings. Keep an eye on the Nachtmystium facebook page here for updates on this ongoing project. Metal and Hellfire!"
Exhumed has announced it will be performing at this year's upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest. The festival takes place in Urbana, IL on July 22nd - 24th at the Canopy Club (708 S. Goodwin Avenue).
Exhumed will be playing in support of the new album "All Guts, No Glory" (reviewed here), which is also currently available for streaming in its entirety. "All Guts, No Glory" was released in North America on July 5th and will drop internationally on July 11th.
Other bands confirmed to appear at the upcoming Central Illinois Metalfest include Cephalic Carnage, Nachtmystium, Flesh Parade, Putrid Pile, Embalmer, Decrepit Birth, Insanity, and Insidious Decrepancy. Ticket information and the complete line-up can be found at this location.
Just For Fun
Waterloo Records has posted a video clip online titled "Record Store Olympics Event 3: The Decipher," in which record store employees try to decipher increasingly incomprehensible metal band names based on their logos. Check out the clip below, and see if you can name all the bands based on their logos.
Chicago black metal assassins Nachtmystium have officially announced their recently recruited full-time bassist, as they welcome Reid Raley of Rwake/Deadbird into the ranks of the band.
Over recent months guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd has recruited several other full-time members including lead guitarist Andrew Markuszewski (Avichi, Lord Mantis), drummer Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Avichi), and keyboard/synth engineer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Circle Of Animals), now solidifying the crew with the addition of Reid Raley on bass, making this the first "official lineup" for the band, ever.
Judd commented on Raley joining the band: "Nachtmystium, for the first time in the band's history as a full-time touring band, has a solid live lineup that matches the studio lineup. We intend to move forward and keep this group together indefinitely. It's taken 10 years to put together the perfect band, and now we've got it. So watch for us on the road starting in June and throughout the rest of the year! We anticipate that Reid's presence will not only bring a thunderous low-end onslaught on the live stage, but also will hopefully bring in some new elements into the writing of future Nachtmystium recordings."
You can read the full statement at Nachtmystium's Facebook page here.
You can catch the band's new full lineup over the Summer months, including a co-headlining spot at this year's Alehorn of Power Festival in Chicago June 11, a co-headlining spot at the Central Illinois Metalfest on July 23, and an appearance at Party.San Open Air Festival in Schlotheim, Germany on August 12. Upcoming confirmed shows are as follows:
6/11/2011 Alehorn Of Power Festival - Chicago, IL
7/23/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana, IL
8/12/2011 Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany @ Party San Festival
Further details on all ongoing endeavors of Nachtmystium will be unveiled over the coming weeks.
The bastard sons of black metal in Nachtmystium have announced a string of random live attacks for the coming months, while they also devise the execution of their sixth full-length release. The latest plague of concerts begins with a hometown headlining gig, with support from Lord Mantis (containing two members of Nachtmystium), this Friday, May 6th in Chicago. The band's upcoming dates are as follows:
5/06/2011 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Lord Mantis, Defcon [info]
6/11/2011 Alehorn Of Power Festival - Chicago, IL [info]
7/23/2011 Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana, IL [info]
8/12/2011 Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany @ Party San Festival [info]
Since returning from a North American tour as direct support for Cradle of Filth in March, Nachmystium has been devising the band's next studio effort. As of now, little more about the album is being released, but according to vocalist Blake Judd this week: "The new record will have a very strong industrial influence in the vein of later-era Ministry, Revolting Cocks and Nine Inch Nails, but also a strong, depressive, old-school black metal influence." More details will be announced shortly.
In the meantime, Judd and Nachtmystium have confirmed several collaborations with infamous USBM horde Von. Two separate projects are currently underway which involve members of both bands. First up, Judd has been confirmed as one of a dozen notable artists set to collaborate with Von bassist Venien, on a project entitled Von Venien. The unit will release a 12" single entitled "Empire" via Von's own label Von Music Group. Following that, VMG will also unleash a split between Von and Nachtmystium via 12" MLP and CD, which will include both a new track as well as some Von homage from Nachtmystium. Full details on releases will be unveiled shortly.
The band's song "Nightfall" also recently made its way onto the Rock Band Network.
In an ironic twist, most of the new metal tracks headed to the Rock Band Network will be hitting the PS3 edition of the game this coming week, while the Playstation Network remains down with no firm date in sight for a fix. Assuming the network becomes available, the PS3 edition will see new music from Nachtmystium, Terror, Heaven Shall Burn, Ayreon, Daath, and Architects on May 3rd.
The newly added Xbox 360 songs, including the non-metal tracks, are as follows:
"A Grim Struggle" - Nightrage
"Self Medicate" - Felsen
"Satisfying Angst" - The Blackout Argument
"River of Glass" - Rishloo
"Dawn of the Condoms" - Ultra Saturday
"Beat Fly" - Tiny Danza
"Leave Me Be" - Kylie D. Hart
"Dodgin Bullets" - Steve Fister
"Doll in the Dust" - Kurodust
"The Window" by Raven Quinn
The following songs will be coming to the PlayStation 3 edition of the Rock Band Network on May 3rd (due to outages of the Playstation Network, the content may be delayed):
"Your Petty Pretty Things" - The Get Up Kids
"World on Fire" - Firewind
"Stick Tight" - Terror
"The Omen" - Heaven Shall Burn
"Dawn of a Million Souls (Rock Band Mix)" - Ayreon
"N.A.T.G.O.D." - Daath
"Nightfall" - Nachtmystium
"Undead Heart" - Vampires Everywhere!
"If I'm James Dean, You're Audrey Hepburn" - Sleeping with Sirens
"Learn to Live" - Architects
Here's the tracklisting for the sampler.
1. Goes Cube - “Thunderheads” from In Tides And Drifts”
2. TesseracT - “Nascent” from “One”
3. Trap Them - “The Fact” from “Darker Handcraft”
4. Kvelertak - “Mjød” from “Kvelertak”
5. Napalm Death - “Diktat” from “Time Waits For no Slave”
6. Last Chance To Reason - "Temp Files" from “Level 2”
7. Deicide - “Into the Darkness You Go” from “To Hell With God”
8. Blackguard - “Firefight” from “Firefight”
9. As Blood Runs Black - “Resist” from “Instinct”
10. Thomas Giles - “Sleep Shake” from “Pulse”
11. Arch Enemy - “Beast of Man” from “The Root Of All Evil”
12. Believer - “Lie Awake” from “Transhuman”
13. Within The Ruins - “Red Flagged” from “Invade”
14. Triptykon - “Shatter” from “Shatter”
15. Nachtmystium - “Ruined Life Continuum” from “Addicts”
16. Novembers Doom - “Harvest Scythe” from “Aphotic”
17. Daath - “Deconstruction/Restoration” from “Daath”
18. Nevermore - “Emptiness Unobstructed” from “The Obsidian Conspiracy”
19. Pathology - “Code Injection” from “Legacy Of The Ancients”
20. Wretched - “My Carrion” from “Beyond The Gate”
Superskum has posted a video interview online with Blake Judd of Nachtmystium, which was conducted in Englewood, CO on Feb. 18th, 2011. You can check out the interview below.
Metal fans looking for a little weekend head banging should pull out the drum sticks and unwrap the guitar cords because there's a storm of metal hitting the Rock Band Network. The Xbox 360 edition now has new tracks from Daath, Dirge Within, Kataklysm, Nachtmystium, Amberian Dawn, August Burns Red, Evile, Haste the Day, After the Burial, and Decrepit Birth. The complete list of newly added tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:
Daath - "N.A.T.G.O.D."
Deception of a Ghost - "In Case You Forgot"
Dirge Within - "Forever the Martyr"
Hellfire Society - "Angel"
Kataklysm - "Numb & Intoxicated (2x Bass Pedal)"
Kataklysm - "At the Edge of the World"
Memphis May Fire - "Action/Adventure"
OK Go - "White Knuckles - The Big Robot Remix"
Sintonia Retro - "La Fórmula"
Sun Domingo - "Something Face"
Terra Terra Terra - "Transmission Lost"
Monte Casino - "All I Need"
Crush Luther - "We Are Kings"
Of Mice & Men - "Those in Glass Houses"
Attack Attack! - "Sexual Man Chocolate"
Judy Buendía y Los Impostores - "Rompecabezas"
Orange Avenue - "Just Refrain"
Victory in Numbers - "The King is Dead"
Freen in Green - "Nocturnal Wasteland (2x Bass Pedal)"
Octavio Suñé - "Caíamos"
Children of Nova - "The Fall of Aphonia"
Children of Nova - "We Collide"
Children of Nova - "Second Sight Blackout"
Affiance - "Call to the Warrior"
The Riptides - "Call Me"
Ween - "It's Gonna Be A Long Night"
Blackberry River Band - "Brand New Toy"
Nachtmystium - "Nightfall"
DoubleShot - "Livin' Right"
Silent Descent - "Beyond Grey (2x Bass Pedal)"
Mayday Parade - "Jamie All Over"
Amberian Dawn - "Sunrise"
Amberian Dawn - "Lullaby"
Amberian Dawn - "Morning Star"
Grieve for Tomorrow - "Beauty is Deceiving"
We Are The Illusion - "The Podium"
Graveyard BBQ - "Creamskull Boogie"
First Blood - "Enemy"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench"
August Burns Red - "Marianas Trench (2x Bass Pedal)"
Evile - "Hundred Wrathful Deities" More...