NewsFebruary 28, 2009 12:06 PM ET8,102 views

Nachtmystium booted from Scion Rock Fest

Nachtmystium has been removed from the Scion Rock Fest roster. Frontman Blake Judd has issued the following: "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 Festival, scheduled for Saturday, February 28th. 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 events 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 who's 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-sponsered 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. See all of you very, very soon."


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Robotic_Empire 2/28/2009 9:11:33 AM

no early goats (first post dorks)

tednugent_is_sweet 2/28/2009 9:15:47 AM


endlessnameless 2/28/2009 9:24:27 AM

replace "white power" with "white powder" and you're getting warm

DIEIHATEYOU 2/28/2009 9:33:39 AM

fck, seems like all of the good bands get the shit end of the stick.

bluescreenofdeath 2/28/2009 9:35:22 AM

bummer for them, epic prank

Robotic_Empire 2/28/2009 9:37:06 AM

yeah p.s. bummer news

simon_belmonT 2/28/2009 10:07:55 AM

i once saw a pa speaker burst into flame during their set

careerforacaballero 2/28/2009 10:10:03 AM

so this rumor started out of no where? I am really interested to know where that came from. Especially since this says "once-again" as in this has happened before?

lefthandpath 2/28/2009 10:18:04 AM

because of idiots like this :

BigDaddyD 2/28/2009 10:25:56 AM

How many jews can you fit in an ashtray? A scion rock fest full of them.

withoutashield 2/28/2009 10:31:18 AM

Don't take that shit.. Sue the girl pants off of those dudes.

TronxTaylor 2/28/2009 10:33:55 AM

Complete dicks, but a great band nonetheless. Bummer for them.

nashvegas 2/28/2009 10:52:23 AM

maybe they should change their band name to disassociate themselves from the "nazi" rumors.. and because I can't pronounce that shit which comes out sounding like nachomysticism or something..

mongoosemayhem 2/28/2009 10:59:35 AM

"We are not Nazis we are simply white supremacists."

ass_cobra 2/28/2009 11:13:41 AM

wow that is the most retarded thing ive ever heard. what shit news.

jerm 2/28/2009 11:21:11 AM


zero_x_potential 2/28/2009 12:20:01 PM

hope they sue toyota, that'd be awesome

DWAYNEE 2/28/2009 12:26:43 PM

i heard skrewdriver is taking their place on the fest.

TaraAlesia 2/28/2009 12:26:53 PM

Bummer for them.

MarginError 2/28/2009 1:36:21 PM

completely retarded....I hope they sue for tons of cash.

jack_handey 2/28/2009 1:47:22 PM

seems like there's something more to this. i don't think someone can just go "they're nazis" and then promoters pull the plug.

MarginError 2/28/2009 2:01:03 PM

a company like this is doing this fest solely to boost their image...not because they are fans of this music. If they feel something is likely to make things less than appealing, then they would. I guarantee their contracts back them on this too.

evil_hero 2/28/2009 2:33:50 PM

ah, whatever man

cfv 2/28/2009 3:52:08 PM

they aren't even bm anymore. odd...

xcutyermulletx 2/28/2009 4:58:57 PM


seagal 2/28/2009 8:22:50 PM

nice cover up

tama812 2/28/2009 8:56:52 PM

That really blows for them. But this may be one of the funniest stories i have read in quite some time! Hail Hit.....i mean fck Hitler!

thesouthsucks 2/28/2009 10:28:41 PM

A) if it's a problem, change your fcking band name. B) they didn't explain WHY they are not a nazi band, by that accord they should say they aren't gays too, because everyone thinks that too.

DUMP_UM 2/28/2009 10:42:02 PM

Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1 is code for "Blacks that meddle in these parts get assassinated." You got to read between the lines.

GETDEAD 2/28/2009 11:52:38 PM

Scheiße Band

flypino227 3/1/2009 10:29:45 AM

meh.... Scions suck ass anyways. Bad break for these guys.

homesweetrva 3/1/2009 10:32:22 AM

Hitler pissed on his 6 y/o niece. Good times Adolf my friend, goooooood times.

wolf_grenade 3/1/2009 12:05:48 PM

Jesus hitler Adolf christ

brettnbutler 3/1/2009 1:48:32 PM

that's why they weren't there. weak. tony laureano played with 1349 though. he took a piss next to me in the bathroom while wearing corpse paint. trve kvlt.

youaresceneasfuck 3/1/2009 2:59:47 PM

thesouthsucks seems to be a fcking idiot.

lordofthefuckingrim 3/1/2009 4:33:57 PM

scion metal fest.... lawlz. maybe dupont or 3M can sponcer the next SWEET METAL FEST

cantfakethepunk 3/1/2009 6:00:43 PM

shit band. but pretty gay news. seems lame to get booted off a fest like that

rhizome 3/1/2009 6:11:50 PM

so wait, the controversy is over their name, or that they are black metal and thus WHITE POWA? this is all very vague and totally interesting and someone needs to do a nytimes cover story on it.

xivninjagrind 3/1/2009 7:40:00 PM

Don't want people to think you're Nazis? Don't put your first album out on Unholy Records. What the fck do you expect?

youeatdickbeats_7 3/1/2009 7:46:07 PM

xivninjagrind 3/1/2009 7:40:00 PM Don't want people to think you're Nazis? Don't put your first album out on Unholy Records. What the fck do you expect? truth be sold, but this sucks. good dudes.

dustybutt 3/1/2009 8:07:30 PM


diethylether 3/1/2009 8:33:23 PM

scion stomping out nazi scum

iheartemmurexxx 3/1/2009 10:02:35 PM


freedomisrelative 3/2/2009 12:47:25 AM

nazi band nazi dudes

helvetekrieg 3/2/2009 1:26:32 AM

funniest part is that scion still paid for their flights, hotel, and paid them for the gig...that they didn't play. the nazi bullshit is just that - bullshit. dudes are too stoned to give a shit about political garbage.

_bong_ 3/2/2009 3:46:11 AM

stoner scum

baobab 3/2/2009 3:29:47 PM


yeahdude 3/2/2009 8:35:20 PM

nazi METALHEADS fck off

thereapersson 3/3/2009 6:02:23 AM

That's what happens when you associate yourselves with a socialist label at any point in your career, regardless of your own moral standards...

blackpower 3/4/2009 1:53:30 PM

Not surprised at all. I have heard stories about Blake being a racist for years from various Chicago metalheads. Sucks, they're a good band.

blackseedsofvengeance 3/5/2009 3:42:53 AM

Haha, Marduk is a prime example of a "Nazi band" and they kick major ass. Nachtmystium is sick and is the only reason to go to this, glad I didn't get tickets.

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