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DeKalb, Illinois, USA (2000 – 2013)

Nachtmystium is a band from DeKalb, Illinois, USA that has featured members from other American 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), Eulogy IV (2004), Worldfall (2008) and Doomsday Derelicts (2009) , and 5 full-length albums, Demise (2004), Instinct: Decay (2006), Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1 (2008), Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2 (2010) and Silencing Machine (2012). Nachtmystium has had various splits with the major USBM bands, including Xasthur and Krieg, and an upcoming split with Leviathan. A new song entitled Pitch Black Cadence has been posted on their Myspace-page.

Azentrius is the owner of Battle Kommand Records. He also is an active member in USBM supergroup Twilight.

In October 2013, Blake Judd was arrested and retained on grounds of theft, forcing the band to cancel several shows.

In November 2013, Blake Judd announced Nachtmystium’s split.

The complete line-up consisted of:
Blake Judd Guitars, Vocals
Aamonael Guitars
Sanford Parker Effects, Keyboards
Charlie Fell Drums
Will Lindsay Bass


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  • Unknownrooster

    This band sucks

    10 Apr 10:19pm Reply
  • death--pierceme

    "He once borrowed several grand from his (former) buddy Neil from Kreig claiming that his ex wife needed a surgery but he just spent it on drugs. She didn't even need a surgery". kvlt as fuck [3]

    9 Apr 3:01pm Reply
  • Deathrash111

    there is something amebix-ish in some of their songs which I find sexy.

    1 Apr 1:45pm Reply
  • caffeineandvase

    good last album with twilight!

    26 Mar 7:57pm Reply
  • Sarguer

    The English wikipedia page of that band doesn't seem to mention it, but in a certain other language, the page mentions that a member of the band their ripped fans off by selling merch and never delivering it to feed drug addiction.

    24 Mar 7:19pm Reply
  • Blutgeweiht

    @versionfiv: what does that even mean

    10 Mar 7:48pm Reply
  • Chaosweaver_88

    28 Jan 3:48pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    this band is literally the psyclon nine of black metal.

    26 Jan 5:18am Reply
  • U-Brother

    V that's why I personally don't care about their personalities that much. Wrest, for example, was raping his ex with a tattoo gun, but his music is still amazing, isn't it? can't really give a good advice on similarity, but these few bands are quite unique if u like experimental black metal - Aluk Todolo, Yoga and Menace Ruine. I was also impressed with these guys recently - Sutekh Hexen. All of them are worthy really.. well if u're not a greedy scumbag like me. I've copped some yoga and aluk todolo shit though. here - classics

    19 Jan 6:35am Reply
  • vividserenity

    I've been scouring to find good experimental or psychadelic black metal, and I was really pleased when I found these guys. Now I'm extremely disappointed to hear what a cunt this lead singer seems to be. Can anyone steer me in the direction of a band with similar sound (I also dig Locrian and Altar of Plagues) whose bandmembers are more worthy of support?

    17 Jan 2:36pm Reply
  • doombringers

    The album is called "The World We Left Behind" and will be released in spring next year. Before that a 10" split E.P. will also be released.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Wolfinthemoon

    \/ yes, but no one knows when

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • robboelrobbo

    So will the new album ever be released?

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Pheneks

    Just because Burzum has a few different views about the world doesn't make him an idiot.

    14 Dec 2013 Reply
  • U-Brother

    v don't know about Burzum, but Niklas is clearly a weird dude, yes.

    6 Dec 2013 Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    Nothing on it is quite paradox. The music that Nachtmystium made is great but the guy behind it is an fucking idiot. It's the same as with Burzum and Shining.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • baleno

    @vonNachtmahr in consideration of the fact that Nachtmystium is mostly Judd himself, this is a quite paradox statement.

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • vonNachtmahr

    Great band but Blake Judd is a hustler and a big asshole. Go to hell scum!

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lukas_gomez

    Nachtmystium R.I.P.

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ToxicGriever

    "Nachtmystium is officially dead. Blake just posted it on his facebook." - Twilight is also done. Though I'm not sure how many people other than me care about that.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
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