Official press release:
Bastard sons of black metal, Nachtmystium
, have announced a string of random live attacks for the coming months, while they also devise the execution of their sixth full-length release.
The latest plague of concerts begins with a hometown headlining gig, with support from Lord Mantis (containing two members of Nachtmystium), this Friday, May 6th in Chicago. Next up, Nachtmystium will be co-headlining 2011's installment of the annual Alehorn of Power Festival in Chicago June 11th, where they'll perform directly before headlining stoner gods Orange Goblin, and will also be joined by Bible of the Devil, Zuul, Solace and Buried At Sea. July will see Nachtmystium terrorizing the Central Illinois Metalfest, where they're confirmed as direct support for Macabre. In August, they've been invited to perform at the Party.San Open Air Festival in Schlotheim, Germany, as part of an incredible fest roster including Morbid Angel, At The Gates, Absu, Tryptikon, Enslaved, Negura Bunget and more. The band have constructed a longer set than usual for many of these headlining and festival appearances, mostly comprised of tracks they've not performed live before.
Nachtmystium's Confirmed Spring/Summer Live Invasions:
5/06 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Lord Mantis, Defcon
6/11 Alehorn Of Power Festival - Chicago, IL
7/23 Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana, IL
8/12 Flugplatz Obermehler - Schlotheim, Germany @ Party San Festival
Since returning from their extensive North American tour as direct support for Cradle of Filth in March, Nachtmystium have been devising their next studio effort. The current band lineup consist of a majority of the recent touring lineup, including Andrew Markuszewski (Avichi, Lord Mantis), Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Avichi), and Sanford Parker (Minsk, Circle Of Animals, etc.), and founding guitarist/vocalist, Blake Judd. As of now, little more about the album is being released, but according to Judd this week: "The new record will have a very strong industrial influence in the vein of later-era Ministry, Revolting Cocks and Nine Inch Nails, but also a strong, depressive, old-school black metal influence." More details, including a full-time bassist and more on the upcoming album, will be announced shortly.
In the meantime, Judd and Nachtmystium have confirmed several collaborations with infamous USBM horde Von! Two separate projects are currently underway which involve members of both bands. First up, Judd has been confirmed as one of a dozen notable artists set to collaborate with Von bassist Venien, on a project entitled Von Venien. The unit will release a 12" single entitled "Empire" via Von's own label Von Music Group. Following that, VMG will also unleash a split between Von and Nachtmystium via 12" MLP and CD, which will include both a new track as well as some Von homage from Nachtmystium. Full details on releases will be unveiled shortly.
Further details on all ongoing endeavors of Nachtmystium will be unveiled over the coming weeks. For now check out the band's song "Nightfall," recently made available as part of the Rock Band Network