Over the past few years, the Chicago-based black metal outfit NACHTMYSTIUM has been widely heralded for their unique brand of psychedelic, Pink Floydian black metal. On July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America, the band is set to release Silencing Machine, their 6th full length album and next celebrated chapter in NACHTMYSTIUM's storied career. 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".
The album's second single, "Borrowed Hope And Broken Dreams", can now be heard on the Visions Magazine website here:
As previously announced, Silencing Machine's title track and an exclusive interview with Judd can be viewed here on Pitchfork.com's "Show No Mercy". Judd also recently shared a mix-tape on Cvlt Nation.com, composed of some of his favorite, influential tracks that inspired the NACHTMYSTIUM catalog. To check out Judd's "Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LX" mix-tape, click here.
NACHTMYSTIUM will be playing a few shows in Colorado, Illinois, and Kansas around Silencing Machine's release. All upcoming tour dates are below.
NACHTMYSTIUM live 2012
7/25--Dubuque, IA--Off Minor with KRIEG and MURMUR
7/27--Rocky Mts, CO--Gathering of Shadows Fest with NIGHTBRINGER, KRIEG, VELNIAS, and more
7/28--Rocky Mts, CO--Gathering of Shadows Fest with NIGHTBRINGER, KRIEG, VELNIAS, and more
7/29--Denver, CO--Marquis Theater with KRIEG and MURMUR
7/30--Lawrence, KS--The Bottleneck with KRIEG and MURMUR
7/31--Chicago, IL--Reggies Rock Club with KRIEG, MURMUR, DRUG HONKEY