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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.
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...
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...
The Festung Open Air Festival 2009 will take place in Bitterfeld, Germany on May 30 - 31. The currently confirmed bands are as follows:
Dead To This World
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,
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:
Veil of Maya
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
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...
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."
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
A Storm of Light
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...
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.
After unexpectedly dropping off last month's Opeth/High On Fire tour, psychedelic black metallers Nachtmystium are gearing up for a short U.S. tour with Portland's elusive Wolves in the Throne Room. More...
Nachtmystium has cancelled the remainder of their tour dates with Opeth and High On Fire. Here's a statement from the band:
"Due to some issues beyond our control, we've been forced to pull off of the Opeth/High On Fire tour. We're aggressively working to try to get things together for the 2nd leg of our fall tour starting in Los Angeles on October 8th with Wolves in the Throne Room.
"We apologize to anyone who was hoping to see us on the Opeth leg of the tour. Thanks to all of those who came out in support at the shows that we did manage to play, it was great seeing you maniacs out!"
Wolves in The Throneroom is hitting the road in October for a U.S. tour. Most tour dates are with support from Nachtmystium. Here are the latest dates:
Wed Oct 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Nachtmystium
Thu Oct 9 - Eugene, OR @ The Oak Street Speakeasy w/Ludicra
Fri Oct 10 - Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan - Fall Into Darkness fest w/Nachtmystium, Ludicra,
Sat Oct 11 - Ashland, OR @ Stillwater w/ Nachtmystium, Ludicra
Sun Oct 12 - Oakland, CA @ Metro w/ Nachtmystium, Saros, Embers
Mon Oct 13 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/Nachtmystium
Tue Oct 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix w/ Nachtmystium
Wed Oct 15 - Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge w/ Nachtmystium
Fri Oct 17 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Nachtmystium
Sat Oct 18 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves w/ Nachtmystium
Sun Oct 19 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee w/ Nachtmystium
Mon Oct 20 - Kansas CIty, Missouri - Riot Room w/ Nachtmystium
Tue Oct 21 - Iowa City, IA @ The Picador w/ Nachtmystium
Wed Oct 22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn w/ Nachtmystium
Thu Oct 23 - Louisevillke, KY @ Uncle Pleasants w/ Nachtmystium
Fri Oct 24 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Nachtmystium
Sat Oct 25 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s w/ Nachtmystium
Sun Oct 26 - Lincoln, NE @ Box Awesome
Mon Oct 27 - Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
Tue Oct 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Wed Oct 29 - Boise, ID @ Gusto
Nachtmystium and Wolves In The Throne Room will team up for a handful of October tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:
10/10 Portland, OR @ Berbati's Pan
10/11 Ashland, CA @ Stillwater
10/12 Oakland, CA @ Metro
10/14 Phoenix AZ @ The Phix
10/17 Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/18 Denton, TX @ Rubbergloves Rehearsal
10/19 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
10/20 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
10/21 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador
10/23 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasant's
10/24 Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
10/25 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
Opeth will make their way back to American shores this fall for their first headline trek in support of the recently released "Watershed." The tour will commence on September 16 in Buffalo and run for six weeks, with High on Fire serving as main support. Nachtmystium will open the first half of the tour, with Baroness taking over that slot on October 6.
Opeth enjoyed the main support slot on the first ever Progressive Nation Tour last spring, opening for labelmates Dream Theater. The band spent the summer on the European tour circuit but is thrilled to be bring its always unique blend of death/folk/prog metal back to American audiences this fall.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Nachtmystium will join the first half of the upcoming North American Opeth / High on Fire tour, opening the first half of the tour's shows (with Baroness opening the second half of the tour) beginning in September.
The touring lineup for this tour will include permanent band members Blake Judd and Jeff Wilson, new full-time member Jon Necromancer (ex-Usurper) on bass and Zach Simmons (Goatwhore) drumming, as well as the spaceship psychedelics provided by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea) who recorded and produced the now critically praised "Assassins" album.
Here are the Nachtmystium tour date with Opeth and High on Fire:
09/16/2008 The Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
09/17/2008 Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
09/18/2008 Nokia Theatre - New York, NY
09/19/2008 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
09/20/2008 Theatre Imperial - Quebec City, QC
09/21/2008 Centennial Hall - London, ON
09/23/2008 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
09/24/2008 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
09/25/2008 The Orbit Room - Grand Rapids, MI
09/26/2008 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
09/27/2008 Myth - St. Paul, MN
09/29/2008 The Garrick Center - Winnipeg, MB
09/30/2008 Odeon Events Centre - Saskatoon, SK
10/01/2008 Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, AB
10/03/2008 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
10/04/2008 Showbox @ The Market - Seattle, WA
Swedish progressive heroes Opeth have announced the following dates in North America:
September 24 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
September 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club
September 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
September 30 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon Event Centre
October 1 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Centre
October 6 - San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
October 8 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
October 21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
October 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theatre
October 24 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
October 25 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Support will come from Baroness and Nachtmystium.
Boris is currently on tour in the Americas, supporting their most breakout record, "Smile." This Saturday, June 28th, Boris' video for the track "Statement," the single for the Smile album, will premier on MTV's Headbanger's Ball, as hosted by Lamb of God. The show runs from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM on MTV2.
Recently, Guitar World's Metalkult.com posted live footage of the one-off NYC performance that includes four live tracks that show some of what can be expected from this tour.
Here are the latest Boris tour dates: More...
Contraband Candy went to Bristol in May and caught up with one of this year’s more unusual tour combinations – metal experimentalists Genghis Tron and up and coming "psychedelic black metallers" Nachtmystium.
Rene Ackermann spoke to Genghis Tron about their dark, visceral music as well as their bizarre longing for a tour bus like Dillinger Escape Plan, car crashes, and establishing their place in the Metal World without a drummer.
Chicago’s Nachtmystium talked about their new, highly acclaimed album, "Assassins: Black Meddle Part1," plus why this odd tour pairing is working for them and on being recognised by a famous Chicago Heavy Metal Burger joint.