Nachtmystium call it quits
2013-11-13 by Voivod STAFF | 30 Comments

Blake Judd, the main man of Illinois-based experimental black metal band Nachtmystium, issued a statement in which he announces the disbanding of the outfit, effective today (11/13).

Prior to this statement, Nachtmystium were known to be on an indefinite hiatus.

In Judd's own words:

Alright everyone - it's official: Nachtmystium is R.I.P. Today, I turn 31 years old and as a gift to myself, as sad as it makes me to do this, I'm letting go of something that I've put blood, sweat and tears into for the last 13 1/2 years. It's been an amazing ride full of extreme highs and extreme lows. It's taken me around the world to places I'd never have imagined getting to see / experience. I've toured with some of my favorite bands ever and met some of the most amazing people I could ever have asked to meet. These experiences are fond memories that I will be able to reflect on until the day I die and be eternally grateful for having in my mind.

There are two releases left that are yet to come out: a split 10" MLP with The Many, which will be released on Plastik Musik in the coming months, and the bands epitaph LP, "The World We Left Behind", to be released world wide on CD / LP / digitally by Century Media Records in spring, 2014. A vinyl box set of the bands entire discography is also in the works and will hopefully see the light of day sometime in 2014.

I leave behind the following discography....works that all have a special, sentimental value to me, with each of them representing a moment in time in my life that I'd chosen to capture via music that I then chose to put out there for you all to experience if you chose to do so. From beginning to end, the following titles are the legacy of Nachtmystium's existence:

- "Holocaust OF Eternity" demo cassette, 2000
- "Unholy Terrorist Cult" demo CD-r, 2001
- "The Ancient Battlefield" split demo cassette with ZALNIK, 2001
- "Live Onslaught" live cassette, 2002
- "Reign Of The Malicious" CD / LP / picture LP, cassette, 2002
- "Nachtmystium" MCD / MLP, 2002
- "Live Blitzkrieg" LP, 2003
- "The First Attacks: Demos 2000-2001" CD / LP, 2003
- "Demise" CD / LP / picture LP / cassette, 2003
- Nachtmystium / Xasthur split 7" EP, 2004
- "Eulogy IV" MCD / MLP / picture LP, 2004
- "Live Onslaught #2" CD-r, 2005
- "Visual Propaganda: Live From the Pits of Damnation" live DVD, 2005
- "Daze West" split 7" EP with Krieg, 2005
- "Instinct: Decay" CD / LP / picture LP, 2006
- "Worldfall" MCD / MLP / picture LP, 2008
- "Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. I" CD / LP, 2008
- "Doomsday Derelicts" MCD / MLP, 2009
- "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II" CD / LP, 2010
- "Live At Roadburn MMX" CD / LP, 2011
- Nachtmystium / Murmur - Split 7" EP, 2011
- "As Made" 7" EP, 2012
- "Silencing Machine" CD / LP, 2012
- Nachtmystium / The Many split 7" EP, 2014 (pending release)
- "The World We Left Behind" CD / LP, 2014 (pending release)

Thank you to all the individuals I've worked with, regardless of the nature of our personal relationships today, for helping be a part of this monstrous discography. A very special thank you to Chris Maycock (aka Chris Black) and Sanford Parker for your rolls as producers on the majority of the bands full-length albums and later EP's, I could've never made these records without your guys' guidance and musical / studio prowess. Lastly, thanks to you fans world-wide who've supported the band over the last 13 1/2 years. You are the people I owe the most to, as you helped me bring a dream of mine since my earliest memories of being alive to be able to be a musician and a live performer come to life, I feel that between the year 1999 and today in late 2013, I've lived more than most people do in a lifetime through my experiences with Nachtmystium, and every one of you who ever bought a tape, a CD, an LP, a tshirt, a concert ticket, a poster, a patch, etc., you were the people that truly helped bring this dream of mine to reality. I am eternally grateful to you all for helping make this happen.

So, I'll leave you all with a live video of our track "Ghosts Of Grace", to play here at the end of this very finalizing statement of mine. This song has kind of been the 'anthem' of the bands discography and was always the biggest 'crowd pleaser' from my perspective when performing it live. This particular recording was taken in San Francisco, CA while on the North American Plague tour with our friends Marduk in December of 2009, while the band was touring for our most successful album, "Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. I", which was a high point in our career certainly. Please enjoy the music Nachtmystium has left behind for all of you for years to come. The band may be gone, but the recordings will live forever and I hope that they will be played by all of you at some point time and time again.

Thanks again to all of you who've been a part of this wild ride. I'll have the memories to enjoy for the rest of my life, and for this I am truly grateful.
"And the storm left nothing, and the storm left all....and the storm took nothing, and the storm took all"

-Blake Judd / Nachtmystium

November 13th, 2013





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TheSlenderMan
November 13th 2013

606 Comments


This is some based level shit.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2013

6011 Comments


Assassins used to be my favourite jam back in the day. RIP.

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someguest
November 13th 2013

20393 Comments


Death to fvlse black metal.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2013

18343 Comments


not really sad to seem them quit but they did have a handful of good releases

and blake judd was a pretty cool guy

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ibringyoufire
November 13th 2013

352 Comments


Dang, this blows kind of

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Hawks
November 13th 2013

35647 Comments


I really liked these guys.

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italianStallion
November 13th 2013

169 Comments


Wow that is a lot of music.

Departures
November 13th 2013

876 Comments


Sad message but they were not a great band so my apathy has been offset.

ZippaThaRippa
November 13th 2013

2416 Comments


Eh

Gwyn.
November 13th 2013

15018 Comments


who

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Nocturnal
November 13th 2013

1329 Comments


RIP.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2013

16317 Comments


Been a while since they've done anything worth listening to but I respect the guy so RIP

halloway
November 13th 2013

684 Comments


Vinyl box set? SOLD. Pinching pennies now.

Amphoteric
November 13th 2013

1710 Comments


Blake Judd is still a dick

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Amebix
November 13th 2013

240 Comments


"Death to fvlse black metal."

Death to that low-fi (I cannot play a single instrument properly) true black metal crap.
Nachmystium was a great band, especially their last two albums.



Spag
November 13th 2013

1744 Comments


Blake Judd's thieving days are over then... Wonderful news.

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Amphoteric
November 14th 2013

1710 Comments


^This, a million times.

Keyblade
November 14th 2013

14721 Comments


They were okay I guess

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sixdegrees
November 14th 2013

16951 Comments


oh well

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
November 14th 2013

8780 Comments


good to see them go

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2013

6011 Comments


Death to that low-fi (I cannot play a single instrument properly) true black metal crap.

Nachmystium was a great band, especially their last two albums.


^^^^^This so hard.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2013

18343 Comments


nah low fi stuff is cool

why cant we just all like a lot of things instead of only liking a few things?

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 14th 2013

6011 Comments


I'm not against all lo-fi stuff, but as Pete Steele (RIP) once said, we shouldn't mistake lack of talent for genius. In the lo-fi circuit, that has happened plenty of times.

Wizard
November 14th 2013

19343 Comments


Judd must be high as a kite because I thought he said Silencing Machines would be his last. Oh well, glad he was wrong about that and we're getting a new album out of him.

And I don't get how people can hate on this band, they fucking rule.

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Weirman
November 14th 2013

203 Comments


wow, that kinda sucks actually. they had a coupel good ones too

MosesMalone
November 14th 2013

1836 Comments


I've read on cassette boards and kvlt forvms that Blake Judd regularly ripped off fellow bands and band members both with money from shows and from pressings and shit. I've also read that he takes peoples' orders, keeps the money, and makes constant excuses to not ship it out, so I'd be weary about that box set. That being said, if it's legit, might just get the set for Silencing Machines and EBay that bitch.

Spag
November 15th 2013

1744 Comments


And I don't get how people can hate on this band, they fucking rule.


They fucking don't.

Wizard
November 15th 2013

19343 Comments


Moses, I wouldn't be weary of the box set. He will have to go through a label to accomplish a vinyl pressing of all his albums meaning that you could order it without worry.

zaruyache
November 15th 2013

6283 Comments


Well dang. Glad we get an extra LP out of him, I guess. And it's not like he's going to stop making music, anyway.

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MosesMalone
November 15th 2013

1836 Comments


Well Wiz that's cool then. Having been around this scene for longer than I have, do you know if there's any truth to all that shit on Blake Judd?



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