Chicago-based extremists NACHTMYSTIUM have finished mixing their new album, “Silencing Machine”, at Engine Studios with Sanford Parker (YOB, PELICAN) for a July 31 release via Century Media Records. Prior to the recording session, the band and Sanford worked on a few other tracks, two of which will be released as a special limited-edition seven-inch which will be released on April 16. The single will contain the new track “As Made” and a cover version of JOY DIVISION‘s “The Eternal”, which features vocals by Chris Connelly (REVOLTING COCKS, MINISTRY). Neither track will be included on “Silencing Machine” and the two songs will only be available as part of this single.
The seven-inch single will be available in mint-green and limited to 100 copies (exclusive available at CM Distro). It will also be available in white and black vinyl limited to 200 copies each.
The single will be available before the official release date and can be pre-ordered here.
A U.S. Midwest mini-tour with KRIEG and MURMUR will kick off on July 25.
Very few bands today embrace their own individualism to ultimately craft something truly unique and genre defying. Enter the NACHTMYSTIUM, who embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summoning’s of those involved.
The band already sailed under the Century Media label banner in the USA since 2008 and released the classic albums “Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1” (2008) and “Addicts: Black Meddle Part II” (2010). Now, Century Media finally looks into a worldwide partnership with NACHTMYSTIUM and plans great things to come in 2012!
Originally formed in 1999 by Blake Judd, NACHTMYSTIUM started off as a raw, primitive black metal band with a very derivative Norsk black metal influence. They released a number of records on underground labels before they turned into a new musical direction and ‘psychedelic’-era. Over the past years NACHTMYSTIUM created a genre all of its own and will develop this progress for 2012.
Founding member Blake Judd (vocals, guitars) commented on the new deal: “We are very excited and honoured to be working with Century Media, a label who over the years has showcased a ferocious dedication to extreme music. GRAVE, TIAMAT, SAMAEL and countless other bands active in the early ’90s were some of the first bands to inspire us endlessly to create our own metal music. We anticipate a great working relationship and hope to embark on a joint ascension to metal superiority together!”