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Nachtmystium is a black metal band from DeKalb, Illinois, USA that has featured members from other American black metal acts such as Weltmacht, Krieg, and Judas Iscariot.

Formed in 2000 by guitarist Blake Judd (aka Azentrius), Nachtmystium debuted with their first demo, Holocaust of Eternity , and a split with USBM band Zalnik. Their first full-length, Reign of the Malicious , was released in 2002, and since then, they have released 4 EPs, Nachtmystium (2003) Read more on Last.fm

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GREATEST HITS OF 2012 no.9: Tom Dare goes on and on and ON about the 20 year evolution of Black Metal

December 28th, 2012

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We’ve got a fairly loose system when it comes to organising submissions from our contributors. They email us an idea, we tell them if it’s good or rubbish, then they go off and write it. Nice and simple. So when Tom Dare emailed us with a pitch for a retrospective on how Black Metal has evolved in the twenty years since the release of Darkthrone’s A Blaze In The Northern Sky, we just let him get on with it.

We just didn’t reckon he’s write quite so bloody much.

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Album: Nachtmystium – Silencing Machine

August 29th, 2012

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Silencing Machine
Century Media
30 July 2012

by David Keevill

Nachtmystium have always been an interesting beast, because whilst they’re yet to release something truly groundbreaking (although Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2 came pretty close), they have pushed the genre into experimental, confusing territories and have shown themselves to be keen on growing, rather than recycling, black metal’s increasingly plagiarised bedrock sounds. Does Silencing Machine reap the rewards of their experimentalism?

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Sunday Slaylist: The New Black (Metal)

March 4th, 2012

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All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one, two, three and four if you haven’t already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we’ve asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist, and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these days. Wish him luck….

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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #4

March 1st, 2012

In the final part of his look at the Black Metal evolution over the past 20 years, today Tom Dare is examining the murkier and more indistinct realms of “post”-Black Metal band, as well as those bands who might’ve moved beyond the boundaries of Black Metal musically, still remain within the genre in spirit, at least….

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Album: Nachtmystium – Black Meddle, Pt II: Addicts

July 12th, 2010

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Black Meddle Part II: Addicts
Candlelight Records
07 June 2010

by Mike Strata

From Disaronno’s whisky adverts to Andy Gray’s frantic babbling on a Sunday afternoon, the slogan “expect the unexpected” has become so old and tired it makes Zsa Zsa Gabor look positively perky. However, when it comes to describing the audio output of Illinois’ premier psychedelic metal alchemists Nachtmystium over the last few years, there really is no better phrase.

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EP: Nachtmystium – Doomsday Derelicts

July 23rd, 2009

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Doomsday Derelicts
Candlelight Records
27 July 2009

by D. Meatbreak

Glossy, smoothly professional, slickly produced and clinically arranged; Nachtmystium’s first release since their critically lauded Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1 opus looks perfectly poised for success. Each of the four tracks does exactly what you’d want a Heavy Metal song to do, across the full spectrum – Thrash, Death, Black, Speed and onwards – there’s a dose of everything at equal intervals almost at the exact moment you expect them to happen; songs to order, dialed straight back at you from your socially-networked personal spec sheet. Meaning: some may hail this as the definite metal record of the year, others will take personal offence to it.

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2008 into 2009: Nachtmystium

December 6th, 2008

Founding member of psychedelic, extreme metallers Nachtmystium, Blake Judd talks about his plans to nail nuns and his year of getting nailed by pesky coppers near the Grand Canyon. Fucking pigs!

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Touring with Boris and Torche in North America. Great trip, great people, great shows. Couldn’t ask for more.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Got arrested on tour for possession of marijuana in Arizona, the state with the harshest laws on pot. Fucking ridiculous!

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