Monday, August 6, 2012
Nachtmystium: posts part 5 of the making of 'Silencing Machine'
The Chicago-based black metal outfit NACHTMYSTIUM released their 6th full-length album, Silencing Machine, this past Tuesday. To give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of album, NACHTMYSTIUM has now launched the final in-studio video featuring exclusive footage and interviews with the band. Filmed and edited by Justin Baron, who recently did the YAKUZA documentary, this video can be viewed here.
Parts 1-4 of the making of Silencing Machine can be viewed below:
To purchase the album, please head over to iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of CD/LP formats and bundles that include NACHTMYSTIUM patches and shirts. If you still haven't heard Silencing Machine, be sure to visit Spin.com for the exclusive album stream.
Read on for a few reviews of the already critically acclaimed Silencing Machine:
"...Blake Judd knows how to write the fuck out of a black metal songs." -- "Album of the Week", STEREOGUM
"Let BARONESS go disco: The fuzzy, phasey black metal melodicists drag rhythms back into cemetery gates." -- 7/10, SPIN
"This is black metal that feels both raw and accessible, both secure in its genre conventions and happy to fuck with them. It's an impressive and stylish reinvention of an earlier form by a band that could've easily lost the plot, but instead reigned in the excess, and wrote us a new one." -- 8/10, PITCHFORK
"With 'Silencing Machine,' NACHTMYSTIUM's sixth album, Blake Judd and his fellow Chicago-based melodic black metallurgists have put together a fantastically tormented document-- a recipe for Armageddon that promises things getting darkest before the death." -- 3/4, THE PORTLAND PHOENIX
"While not as outwardly experimental as 'Assassins' and 'Addicts' genre cross-breeding, 'Silencing Machine' still pushes [NACHTMYSTIUM's] sound forward, bringing the psychedelic and post-punk influences into an organic synthesis with their anthems to the welkin at midnight." -- 7/10, DECIBEL MAGAZINE
"'Silencing Machine' can serve many purposes, both for the listener looking for a good dose of Black Metal, or one who wants to hear a band take the style and mix a few other elements in." -- 8/10, METAL INJECTION
"NACHTMYSTIUM has always been the torchbearer when it comes to pushing black metal's boundaries to unthinkable, un-forest locales and while 2008's 'Assassins: Black Meddle Part I' and 2010's 'Addicts: Black Meddle Part II' were impressive bouts of exploratory surgeries, it is 'Silencing Machine' that is the true follow-up to NACHTMYSTIUM catalogue highlight 'Instinct: Decay'..." -- 8/10, BRAVE WORDS
"...NACHTMYSTIUM has time and again shown that black metal is a many splendored thing, continuously stretching the walls of the genre to not only make waves, but create an undertow, nearly dragging their competition to drown in the darkened depths...'Silencing Machine' does not disappoint." -- 3.5/5, METAL SUCKS
"Frontman Blake Judd still smears riffs and pukes tar..." -- AV CLUB LOUD
"After releasing two albums--2008's 'Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1' and 2010's 'Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2'--that strayed significantly from the band's black metal roots, Chicago's NACHTMYSTIUM have returned to the wintry void with their latest, 'Silencing Machine.'" -- REVOLVER MAGAZINE
"The tracks are brutal, melodic, and powerful, merging all the best elements of NACHTMYSTIUM into one potent mix." -- HAILS AND HORNS
For fans that can't get enough of NACHTMYSTIUM, Metal Sucks.net and Punk News.org are hosting contests that award 1 winner a grand prize that includes a test pressing, cassette, and CD of Silencing Machine, plus a NACHTMYSTIUM shirt. For full contest details, please visit Metal Sucks.net and Punk News.org.