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Formed: 2000
From: Saint Charles, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Nachtmystium News

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.

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Voivod Announces North American Tour

Canadian metallers Voivod have announced two-weeks worth of tour dates in support of their latest release "Infini." This tour will kick-off in early March and include guests Kreator, Nachtmystium, Evile, and Lazarus A.D. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

3/3 Springfield, VA Jaxx
3/4 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
3/5 Worcester, MA Palladium
3/6 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
3/7 Montreal, QC Club Soda
3/8 Quebec City, QC L’Imperial
3/9 Toronto, ON Opera House
3/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s
3/11 Detroit, MI Blondies
3/12 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
3/14 St. Paul, MN Station 4

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Benediction Confirmed For Inferno Festival

Benediction have announced their first Norwegian show will take place at the 2010 edition of the Inferno Festival. The festival will take place from March 31st to April 3rd, 2010 in Oslo. The other confirmed bands include Mayhem, Taake, Finntroll, The Kovenant, Natchtmystium, and Jarboe.

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Dimentianon To Open For Marduk in NYC

DIMENTIANON has announced that they will be the opening act for Marduk's New York date on their upcoming US tour. The tour - featuring Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil. The date will be stopping by NYC's Grammercy Theater on December 16th.

Additionally, DIMENTIANON's new line-up is complete, joining the remaining members Greg L.(Guitar) and M.(vocals), are Zoltan V. (Lead Guitar), Maureen M.(Bass), and Pete C.(Drums). The band is currently finishing writing the material for the next full-length on a to-be-determined label. Songs to appear on the album include: "A Credit to Dementia," "The Forgotten," "Undying Bliss," "Breathe Deep," "A Dirge to the Death ov Life," "Love and Hope," "Gamma Velurum," and "Collapse the Void."

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Nachtmystium Prepares To Enter The Studio

Nachtmystium has issued the following statement about entering the recording studio in January:

"We're honored to announce our upcoming tour supporting Swedish black metal legends MARDUK. It's an honor to be going out with this band we've all been listening to for years and to be getting back on the road after a rocky year between canceled tours and festivals due to injuries and other unfortunate circumstances.

"We're currently working on material for 'Black Meddle Part II' (official title to be announced) and will be doing a demoing pre-production session with Sanford Parker in October. The new material is reminiscent of 'Assassins' with more of a rock and roll edge over all. Our love for post-rock and industrial (ala MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, etc) is even more present this time around.

"We're hoping to make a record that will continue to push extreme music into uncharted territories. Recording for the new record will begin in early January and we project to have the record out in March or April."

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Marduk Announces North American Tour

Swedish black metal outfit Marduk will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America which will kick off in November. Support on the trek will come from Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil. The tour is in support of Marduk's forthcoming new studio album, "Wormwood" which is set to be released in North America on October 13th.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Razor Of Occam To Tour Europe With Absu

London based Australian blackened thrash metal act, Razor Of Occam, have confirmed to tour Europe in the fall with the grandmasters of American black metal, Absu! Nachtmystium and Zoroaster complete the vicious line-up that will rape and pillage clubs all over Europe, starting on October 16th.

Razor Of Occam's Metal Blade debut, Homage To Martyrs, is available everywhere and on metalbladestore.com.

“…an album built on barbaric fury, but it's focused in just the right places to make the ultra fast mayhem of songs like Heat of Battle and Altar of Corruption hit you like a scalpel to the eyeball, while avoiding sounding clean or sterilized.” 4 K rating, Kerrang

“…every song is a parade of top notch thrash and black metal composition.” MetalSucks.net

“Folks, Homage to Martyrs descends on you like a grizzly in a phone booth; there's no escape as this thing is all slashing claws, gnashing teeth, and crushing weight…Homage to Martyrs boasts all the fiery hunger and immediacy of a new band, and the professional design and execution of old vets.” MetalReview.com

w/ Absu, Nachtmystium, Zoroaster
Presented by: Metal Hammer, Legacy, Metal.de
10/16 Germany Darmstadt Steinbruch
10/17 Germany Essen Turock
10/18 Germany Hamburg Markthalle
10/19 Denmark Copenhagen The Rock
10/20 Germany Berlin K17
10/21 Germany Nürnberg Z-Bau
10/22 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
10/23 Germany Kassel K19
10/24 Czech Rep Prague Exit Chmelnice
10/25 Hungary Budapest Durer Kert
10/26 Austria Wien Arena
10/27 Slovenia Ljubljana Gala Hala
10/28 Germany München Feierwerk
10/29 Italy Turin Spazio 211
10/30 Switzerland Zürich Dynamo Werk 21
10/31 France Paris Glazart
11/01 UK Nottingham Rock City
11/02 UK Manchester Moho Live
11/03 UK London Underworld
11/04 Ireland Dublin Academy 2
11/05 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
11/06 Belgium Aarschot JH De Klinker
11/07 Holland Rotterdam Watt

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Hammers Of Misfortune Announces East Coast Tour

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE will be embarking on an East Coast North American tour with LUDICRA this summer. Already having conquered the West Coast, where both bands have formidable live experience, the two bands are finally going to tread new ground within the East Coast. For those in Canada, there is going to be only one Canadian date on this tour. Hammers Of Misfortune will also be playing with Pentagram and Nachtmystium for an exclusive gig on July 2nd in their hometown.

Here are the latest Hammers Of Misfortune tour dates (with possibly a few more to be added): More...

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Nachtmystium Announces Tour Dates With Pentagram

US metal band, NACHTMYSTIUM, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming tour with Pentagram:

"It is with much honor to announce our upcoming mini-tour with US rock/doom legends PENTAGRAM! The tour kicks off right here in our neighborhood in Chicago and will take us to the West Coast and then down to Texas for six exclusive performances with this very influential band that's been around for nearly four decades in one form or another!" More...

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Lord Mantis Announces East Coast Tour w/ Wetnurse

Chicago's blackened sludge band, Lord Mantis, has announced that they will be joining labelmates, Wetnurse, for a week of dates down the East Coast this summer.

Lord Mantis features a former member of Nachtmystium and a current member of Indian. Lord Mantis' debut full length, Spawning The Nephilim, hits stores April 28 via Seventh Rule Recordings.

06/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The M Room
06/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
06/30 - Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
07/01 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
07/02 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's
07/03 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
07/04 - Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole

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Nachtmystium Guitarist Involved In Drive-By

Nachtmystium has revealed that their guitarist Jeff Wilson was almost killed last friday when a drive-by shooting took place in his neighbourhood. You can read the blog below:

"Last Friday (April 17th, 2009) at about 5:30 - 6:00 PM, Jeff Wilson left his apartment building here in Chicago (that Blake also has an apartment in) to head two blocks away to our neighborhood grocery store. On his way out, walking back down the small side street right near our building….an SUV comes flying around the corner of a small side street just south of where he was walking, two men hung out of the window and opened fire in Jeff’s general direction (and many other people, including children…) towards someone located behind where Jeff was walking.

"Fortunately, Jeff’s amazing ninja-style, bullet-dodging skills kicked in, instinctively, and he some how managed to escape what became a crossfire of bullets and made it home safely with his smokes and a 2 liter of Diet Coke. Although the Diet Coke was tempting to Jeff, as he was out of breath and parched with thirst after running his ass off from the onslaught of violence, Jeff opted for a can (or twelve) of High Life that he found in the fridge….and then enjoyed one of his cigarettes, which he fought for his life to have.

"This, dear fans, is just one more example - smoking kills!!" More...

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Nachtmystium Announces New EP Release Date

Illinois black metallers Nachtmystium have issued the following announcement about the release date for their upcoming EP:

"We're proud to announce that we've licensed our own new EP, "Doomsday Derelicts" from our N. American label, Century Media, to be released on our own in-house label Battle Kommand Records for release in North America! The CD will be at press shortly and we anticipate a release date of May 5th, 2009. This will be a limited edition release, and there will be a mail-order only version with additional items included. More news on those details will come soon....

"Cover art added in the "Misc." folder of our pictures session, since Myspace is refusing to let me add the picture into this blog currently for some reason...

"Release info below:

"Doomsday Derelicts" EP Recorded at Electrical Audio - Chicago, IL Engineered by Sanford Parker, May, 2008 More...

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Bands Confirmed For Festung Open Air Festival 2009

The Festung Open Air Festival 2009 will take place in Bitterfeld, Germany on May 30 - 31. The currently confirmed bands are as follows:

Aura Noir
Black Flame
Dead To This World
Destroyer 666
Forgotten Tomb

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Nachtmystium Drops Off Tour With The Haunted

Nachtmystium has announced that they have been forced to cancel their appearance supporting Swedish thrashers The Haunted after their frontman Blake Judd broke his leg. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Nachtmystium unfortunately had to cancel our slot co-headlining The Haunted’s U.S. / Canadian tour this coming April. Front-man Blake Judd had an accident and broke his leg last weekend and will be in a cast for the next twelve weeks and may need surgery. More news in the coming weeks…

"We’ve already rescheduled a U.S. / Canadian tour for June and are awaiting the “OK” from our booking representatives the announce the tour and dates.

"Sorry to anyone hoping to see us in April! After this whole bullshit fiasco with the Scion Rock Fest a few weeks back, and now this, it’s been one thing after the other around here. Fear not, we will be back soon enough…

Metal and Hell,

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The Haunted, Suffocation Join Forces In Montreal

The Haunted's show at Le Medley on April 16th has been combined with the SUFFOCATION tour package. That means it will be a co-headline bill with THE HAUNTED and SUFFOCATION and support from:

Decrepit Birth
Veil of Maya

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Merauder Added To The Haunted Tour

As a result of Kylesa and Intronaut cancelling their appearances as the support for Swedish thrashers The Haunted to support Mastodon, The Haunted has revealed that Merauder will be stepping into the fold to support the band along with the previously announced additions of The Agonist and Nachtmystium.

The tour dates are as follows:

2 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
3 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
4 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
5 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
7 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB (new date)
9 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB (new date)
11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

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The Agonist Takes Intronaut's Slot On Haunted Tour

Due to touring commitments, Intronaut will no longer be supporting Swedish thrashers The Haunted. Taking their place will be The Agonist who recently finished their new album, "Lullabies For The Dormant Mind." A message from the band reads as follows:

"We are so psyched and honored to be touring with The Haunted! It’s unbelievable that we will be playing on the same stage as a band that we would listen to in our bedrooms in high school and wished we could emulate. We are also extremely anxious to get back on the road in general and we are playing a lot of the same venues we have in the past so we hope to see some familiar faces out there! We’re also hitting a few new towns including central and western Canada…FINALLY!!!"

You can check out The Haunted, Nachtmystium and The Agonist on the following dates: More...

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Nachtmystium Booted From Scion Rock Fest

Metal group Nachtmystium has been removed by the organizers of the Scion Rock Fest after being accused of being a National Socialist band. A message from group member Blake Judd reads as follows:

“Nachtmystium has sad news today with a once-again recurring issue surfacing from the wake of our past. We’ve been forced, at the request of the promoters and the folks at Scion / Toyota, to pull out of the Scion Rock Fest, scheduled for Saturday, February 28. This news came to us just this past Tuesday and was very disheartening to say the least. A troubling, and unjustly-applied notion that we are, or ever have been, in any way, a ‘Nazi’ band or a political band on any level, is completely absurd and we are disgusted that there is someone out there who really believes we are of this ilk. It made it as far as the sponsors of this event’s desks, and now we are forced to pull out of it after some political threatening on the part of these ridiculously uneducated person/people who have caused this ruckus.

"We’d like to make light of at least one aspect of this situation and use the opportunity to once again clear the air - we are, IN NO WAY, a ‘Nazi’ band. We do NOT support such groups, political beliefs or bands that are affiliated with that world. We have canceled tours in the past and dodged working with bands and people BECAUSE they had these ideologies and we never wanted to be affiliated with it. Yet, here we are, a metal band whose members are more like hippies than your typical leather-clad metal maniacs, and we’re being falsely accused of this association once again. We will be taking legal action against the people who slandered us in this situation, and in the future will file defamation / slander charges against any person or organization who attempts to prevent us from performing anywhere, especially in the United States. We are as offended by this as someone might be at the notion of a Nazi band playing a big corporate-sponsored festival. So - let it be known loud and clear for the LAST TIME, we ARE NOT a Nazi band, ARE NOT political, are certainly NOT racists and DO NOT support that world or any band, person or business affiliated with it.

"My deepest apologies to all of our friends, fans and people who have worked on and supported us being a part of this festival, we are sorry for these awful circumstances and you can be certain this will not defeat us."

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Georgia's Scion Rock Fest Details Revealed

The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:

High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
Harvey Milk
Toxic Holocaust
A Storm of Light

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The Haunted's Canadian Tour Routing Revised

The Haunted's Canadian tour routing has been revised:

Calgary and Edmonton change of dates:
April 08 - Calgary, AB
April 09 - Edmonton, AB

April 16 - Montreal, QC Venue has been moved to Le Medley.
April 18 - West Chester, PA has been added to the tour.

The complete tour, which also features support by NACHTMYSTIUM, KYLESA, and INTRONAUT, looks like this: More...

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The Haunted Announces North American Tour Dates

Swedish heavy metal act The Haunted has announced the tour dates for their headlining trek of North America. Supporting them will be Nachtmystium, Kylesa and Intronaut.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 2 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
April 3 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
April 4 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
April 5 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
April 6 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
April 7 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
April 8 - Starlite Ballroom – Edmonton, AB
April 9 - The Warehouse – Calgary, AB
April 11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
April 12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
April 13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
April 14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
April 15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
April 16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
April 17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
April 19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
April 21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
April 22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
April 23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
April 24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

Additionally, The Haunted also announce their appearance on the SWR Barroselas Metal Fest, which takes place in Portugal on May 1, 2009.

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