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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 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.
GENGHIS TRON, fresh off the heels of a North American tour alongside CONVERGE and THE RED CHORD, are set to embark on their first European headlining tour in support of the recently released Board Up The House. This two-week tour begins Friday, May 9th, in the United Kingdom and includes support from NACHTMYSTIUM. The tour will also include a performance at the Noise Festival in Paris, France for GENGHIS TRON. A listing of GENGHIS TRON tour dates follows.
Additionally, GENGHIS TRON has recently completed work on a brand new video for Board Up The House track "Things Don't Look Good". The video is expected to make its world premiere imminently.
Here are the latest Genghis Tron tour dates: More...
Chicago-area psychedelic black metal group NACHTMYSTIUM has posted a new song titled "Assassins" on its MySpace page. The track comes off the band's new full-length album, "Assassins: Black Meddle Part I", which will be released on June 10 via Century Media Records in North America and June 23 through Candlelight Records in Europe.
"Worldfall", the new mini-CD from NACHTMYSTIUM, will be released as a precursor to the band's upcoming full-length, and will only be available direct from Century Media as well as iTunes.
The "Worldfall" tracks were originally intended for a split with LEVIATHAN that has now been delayed due to legal issues with LEVIATHAN's record label. NACHTMYSTIUM will be recording new tracks later this year and releasing the split at a later date.
The "Assassins..." full-length was recorded in December at Sanford Parker's Volume Studios (RWAKE, MINSK, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, PELICAN) and showcases NACHTMYSTIUM's most prolific and expansive sounds to date. The record features Tony Laureano (ANGELCORPSE, NILE, DIMMU BORGIR) on drums, and spot appearances by members of PHARAOH and YAKUZA. More...
GENGHIS TRON was in a freak van accident yesterday and, although all passengers are OK, the band’s van and trailer are in need of serious repair forcing the band to cancel their shows in Butler, PA last night and Philadelphia, PA tonight.
Genghis Tron issued the following statement this morning regarding the accident: “"Deja vu. For the second time in Genghis Tron's career we got into a pretty harrowing car accident. Yesterday afternoon while driving on I-71 in Ohio, the rear right wheel of our van decided to jump ship. We spun out across three lanes of busy traffic and landed in a ditch in the median. Somehow we managed to avoid all other cars and luckily no one was injured, but our van and trailer have certainly seen better days.”
“We've set up a paypal donation button on our MySpace page to help us get back on the road in time for next week's tour with Converge. You can also send donations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every little bit helps... thanks in advance and make sure your tires aren't dickwads like ours! “ More...
Chicago-based experimental black metallers NACHTMYSTIUM have issued the following update:
"We've received info today from the promoters for the SMF Metal Festival at The Kathedral on April 19th has been canceled. Not sure what the whole story is, and it doesn't really matter, bottom line is the whole fest is off for now and we will not be performing in Canada that night. Sorry to anyone looking forward to the gig!"
"We will be in Canada in June on our North American tour for Assassins!" More...
Chicago-based experimental black metallers NACHTMYSTIUM have updated their MySpace page to stream their new track, 'Your True Enemy'. Check it out at this location.
'Your True Enemy' will be featured on Assassins, the band's new album, out this spring on Candlelight Records (Europe) and Century Media (rest of the world).
As previously reported, the band have the following European tour dates lined up with GENGHIS TRON:
10 - Engine Rooms - Brighton, UK
11 - Joseph’s Well - Leeds, UK
12 - Trillians - Newcastle, UK
13 - White Rabbit - Plymouth, UK
14 - Croft - Bristol, UK
15 - Islington Bar Academy - London, UK
16 - Muziek-O-Droom - Hassert, Belgium
17 - TBA - Holland, Netherlands
18 - TBA - Paris, France
19 - Underground - Koln, Germany
20 - Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
21 - Feierwerk - Munich, Germany
22 - Magnolia Club - Milan, Italy
NACHTMYSTIUM has posted the following blog on their MySpace site, giving an update on the recording of "Assassins" and announcing the departure and replacement of their current bassist of three years, Zion Meagher:
"First and foremost, we've completed tracking for our new record, "Assassins", to be released on Century Media in N. America and Candlelight Records in Europe. The record has been a complete success thus far, and we anticipate that mixing sessions (scheduled for the end of this month) will pull everything together for the next chapter in our black book of music. Expect more info, a finished track to be posted, and a release date soon! The original release date of April 1st, 2008 has been pushed back due to the delays in mixing.
"Unfortunately, we're sad to say that "Assassins" will stand as Zion Meagher's final work with Nachtmystium. Zion has parted ways with the Mystium to pursue his personal life and his own new musical project, Anti-Human Thesis. Our touring schedule was becoming very conflicting with his personal career outside of music and it was becoming more and more apparent that he was not going to be able to continue on with us as a full-time member, which this band is in desperate need of with our busy schedule we have planned for ourselves in the near future. We salute him for over 3 years of dedicated service, through thick and thin with this band, and we wish him all the best with his new project.
"We are proud to announce that Jon Necromancer (ex-USURPER / current KOMMANDANT) will be joining us as a session member on our European tour this May! Beyond this tour, however, there will be an active pursuit for a new, permanent bass player for Nachtmystium. We are currently preparing to hold auditions in the coming months. Interested parties, feel free to contact us. Extensive touring, and a full-time commitment is expected of any potential member, so if touring / traveling is out of the question for you, this is not the gig for you. 21+, must have your own (good) gear, a drivers license, valid passport, no criminal background, and the willingness to commit 100% to this project exclusively are a must. Serious applicants only."
Genghis Tron, Nachtmystium, and Zoroaster will tour Europe together in May. Here are the latest tour dates:
05/09 Brighton, UK @ Engine Rooms
05/10 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
05/11 Leeds, UK @ Josephs Well
05/12 Newcastle, UK @ Trillians
05/13 Plymouth, UK @ White Rabbit
05/14 Bristol, UK @ Croft
05/15 London, UK @ Islington Bar Academy
05/16 TBA, BEL @ TBA
05/17 TBA, N @ TBA
05/18 Paris, F @ TBA
05/19 Koln, G @ Underground
05/20 Berlin, G @ Cassiopeia
05/21 Munich, G @ Feierwerk
05/22 Milan, IT @ Magnolia Club
Montreal’s UNEXPECT have replaced NACHTMYSTIUM on NILE’s previously announced tour next year with SUICIDE SILENCE, THE FACELESS, and THE AGONIST. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
March 8 - St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
March 9 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
March 11 - Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
March 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 13 - New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
March 14 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
March 15 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 16 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
March 18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
March 19 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
March 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
March 21 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
March 22 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
March 24 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 25 - Kansas City, KS @ Mission Theater
March 26 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
March 27 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
March 28 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
March 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
March 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
April 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
April 2 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 3 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
April 4 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Chicago-area psychedelic black metal group NACHTMYSTIUM has posted a new track on its MySpace page. Entitled "Worldfall", the song is taken from NACHTMYSTIUM's upcoming split album with LURKER OF CHALICE, slated for a February 2008 release via Southern Lord.
NACHTMYSTIUM is currently writing its fourth full-length album and first for Century Media, entitled "Assassins". Recording sessions will take place next month at Volume Studios in Chicago with producer Sanford Parker (MINSK, YAKUZA, BIBLE OF THE DEVIL). The CD, which is due in early 2008, will feature a guest appearance on drums by Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, ANGELCORPSE, NILE).
Nachtmystium have been dwelling within the U.S. black metal underground for a period of time in which this enigma have clearly spearheaded themselves as one of North America’s most prominent acts within the scene. Where in the beginning, we witnessed Nachtmystium portray a bleak sound-picture by incorporating the many facets that became synonymous with the brand of traditional, raw and primitive black metal that was surfacing from these shores, it was quite evident that the promise that such an act showed in its early stages, was just a mere warning of what was inevitably to come. Surely though, Nachtmystium have always shown their distinct histrionics on their interpretation on how they liked to portray their black metal art. Through morose and mournful hymns that displayed a scenario where sadness and hatred were the two dominating emotions that bled from band leader Azentrius’ instrument, this vision that he has conjured up many years ago, has reached it’s phoenix with the surfacing of the latest Nachtmystium observation, Instinct:Decay. With “outside” influences such as Pink Floyd (a prominent influential artist consistent within Nachtmystium's repertoire, Earth, and even Sunn0))) (an act with whom Nachtmystium have shared the stage), such influences that have been incorporated within the Nachtmystium sound have helped take this band’s sound to new levels and new perspectives respectively. Overall, Instinct:Decay will solidify Nachtmystium's position within the U.S. black metal elite alongside such black metal artists as Xasthur, Leviathan, Krieg, and Thralldom, artists with whom Nachtmystium share a comradeship, all while re-defining, and re-shaping, the future of black metal.
Cleveland-based thrashers SKELETONWITCH have finished recording the band's Prosthetic Records debut, 'Beyond The Permafrost,' and are now gearing up to hit the road with Atlanta's Withered. SKELETONWITCH has also announced two regional dates supporting GWAR as well as a West Coast tour this fall alongside Nachtmystium, dates will be available shortly.
'Beyond The Permafrost' was recorded in June with producer Corey Smoot (GWAR, Municipal Waste) at Karma Studios and is scheduled for a Sept. 18 through Prosthetic Records.
Here are the latest SKELETONWITCH tour dates: More...
For the first time in six years, and quite possibly the very last, MAYHEM will "Deconsecrate the States"! July 2007 is sure to be the hottest on record as the ferocious fires of hell blaze across the U.S. under the cloven-hooves of Norway's MAYHEM. The premiere, the true, the feared, the world's most powerful black metal band will appear in select cities nationwide.
MAYHEM "Deconsecrate the States" tour dates:
July 16 - DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA
July 17 - Galaxy Club - Santa Ana, CA
July 18 - Key Club - Los Angeles, CA
July 20 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
July 22 - Joe's - Chicago, IL
July 23 - BB Kings - New York, NY
July 24 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
July 25 - The Sterling Hotel - Allentown, PA
Check your local listings for support acts which will include NACHTMYSTIUM, SIGH, TODAY IS THE DAY, INTRONAUT, WITHERED, AMBER ASYLUM, LUDICRA, CREMATORIUM, NOVEMBER'S DOOM, MOUTH OF ARCHITECT, DEKAPITATOR.
Advanced tickets are available from EnterTheVault.com. More...
Chicago's psychedelic-themed black metal act NACHTMYSTIUM has issued the following update:
"We're proud to announce today that we've officially signed a two-album deal with Century Media Records for North America! We're also finalizing our new deal for Europe and Asia with Candlelight Records U.K.
"First release up will be 'Eulogy IV' via Century Media, who will be keeping this title in-print permanently after two very limited releases of this title over the last three years. Expect this to hit stores sometime in the next 2-3 months.
"We leave for our tour with WATAIN and ANGELCORPSE here in a few days, hope to see you maniacs on the road once again! We're honored to have session drummer Zack Simmons from GOATWHORE filling in for us on this tour after the untimely departure of our latest drummer, Jean Graffio. We've parted ways with Jean and we wish him the best of luck with his other projects and future endeavors."
The openers have been announced for MAYHEM’s previously announced New York City show which will take place on July 23rd at the B.B. King Blues Club. Also performing will be TODAY IS THE DAY, NACHTMYSTIUM, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, and WITHERED. It is being billed as part of their “final U.S. tour.” For more information on the show, you can check the venue website here.
The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.
The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...
Norwegian black metallers 1349 will return to the U.S. beginning on March 28th for their first headline tour of America. The tour will also feature Goatwhore, Nachtmystium and Averse Sefira. Here are the dates confirmed thus far:
3/28 Nashville TN @ The Muse
3/29 West Springfield VA @ Jaxx
3/30 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Loft
3/31 Bedford NH @ Mark's Place
4/1 New York NY @ BB King Blues Club
4/2 Quebec City QC @ L'Anti
4/3 Montreal QC @ FouFounes
4/4 Royun Noranda QC @ Petit Theater du Vieux Noranda
4/6 Toronto ON @ Opera House
4/9 St. Paul MN @ Station 4
4/13 Hollywood CA @ Knitting Factory
4/14 Corona CA @ Showcase Theater