Friday, June 01, 2012
Nachtmystium: premieres title track, artwork of new album, 'Silencing Machine', on Pitchfork.com
NACHTMYSTIUM premieres title track, artwork of new album, 'Silencing Machine', on Pitchfork.com
Over the past few years, NACHTMYSTIUM has been widely heralded for their unique brand of psychedelic, Pink Floydian black metal, earning them "album of the year" accolades and praise for Black Meddle Pt.1: Assassins (2008) and Black Meddle Pt. 2: Addicts (2010) from critics and fans alike. But as a band that's always on the move, the Chicago outfit is ready to bring their 6th full length album, Silencing Machine, back to the more traditional black metal sound found on their break-through album, Instinct: Decay (2006). 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".
Set to be released on July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America via Century Media Records, Silencing Machine promises to be the next celebrated chapter in NACHTMYSTIUM's storied career. For a first preview of what's to come, the album's artwork (created by Rebecca Clegg), title track, and an exclusive interview with Judd are now available on Pitchfork.com's "Show No Mercy":
NACHTMYSTIUM will be playing a few shows in Colorado and Chicago around Silencing Machine's release. All upcoming tour dates are below.
NACHTMYSTIUM live 2012
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