News•May 24, 2011 3:50 PM ET•4,187 views
Nachtmystium announces new bassist
Official press release: Chicago black metal assassins Nachtmystium officially announce their recently recruited full-time bassist, as they welcome Reid Raley of Rwake/Deadbird into the ranks of the band. Besides founding guitarist/vocalist Blake Judd, Nachtmystium have forced their way from the depths of the American black metal scene to international popularity over the past decade incorporating temporary lineups from release to release, and presenting a new set of musicians for nearly every tour the band has embarked on. Over recent months, Judd has recruited several other full-time members including lead guitarist Andrew Markuszewski (Avichi, Lord Mantis), drummer Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Avichi), and keyboard/synth engineer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Circle Of Animals), now solidifying the crew with the addition of Reid Raley on bass, making this the first "official lineup" for the band, ever. Stated Judd and Nachtmystium on Raley joining the band: "Nachtmystium, for the first time in the band's history as a full-time touring band, has a solid live lineup that matches the studio lineup. We intend to move forward and keep this group together indefinitely. It's taken 10 years to put together the perfect band, and now we've got it. So watch for us on the road starting in June and throughout the rest of the year! We anticipate that Reid's presence will not only bring a thunderous low-end onslaught on the live stage, but also will hopefully bring in some new elements into the writing of future Nachtmystium recordings." Read the full statement at Nachtmystium's Facebook page.
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