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 as 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 (July 31st in USA) via Century Media Records, “Silencing Machine” promises to be the next 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”. Click here!
NACHTMYSTIUM just finished a European headline tour and plan on another one later in 2012. Watch out for live dates!