NACHTMYSTIUM’S BLACK MEDDLE, PT. II FINALLY IN THE WORKS
Nachtmystium’s Black Meddle, Pt. 1 was one of the best albums of 2008, ending up at the top or near the top of most MS staffers’ top ten lists that year. So, naturally, Nachtmystium fans everywhere have been asking the question, “Hey, where the fuck is Black Meddle, Pt. II?”
Well, hey, guess what? The band has issued an update to that very query on their MySpace page:
“We’re currently working on material for ‘Black Meddle Part II’ (official title to be announced) and will be doing a demoing pre-production session with Sanford Parker in October.
“The new material is reminiscent of ‘Assassins’ with more of a rock and roll edge over all. Our love for post-rock and industrial (ala MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, etc) is even more present this time around.
“We’re hoping to make a record that will continue to push extreme music into uncharted territories.
“Recording for the new record will begin in early January and we project to have the record out in March or April.”
Holy shit, did they say INDUSTRIAL? Remember how much people freaked out when they used a saxophone on Black Meddle, Pt. I? How are the tr00 kvltists gonna react if Nachtmystium get all Al Jourgensen on our asses? Do you think their heads will explode, or since bands like Gnaw Their Tongues and Anaal Nathrakh are using industrial elements in their black metal already, do think it’ll be all good in the hood? Guess we’ll find out next March or April.
While we’re waiting, don’t forget that Nachtmystium will be playing support for Marduk on their upcoming MetalSucks co-sponsored U.S. Plague Tour 2009. There’s some other sweet bands on the bill, too, like Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil (on select dates). Here are tour dates:
11/20/2009 The Palladium – Worcester, MA w/ Black Anvil
11/21/2009 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC w/ Black Anvil
11/22/2009 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON w/ Black Anvil
11/23/2009 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/24/2009 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2009 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/28/2009 Red 7 – Austin, TX
11/29/2009 Ridglea Theater – Ft Worth, TX
11/30/2009 The Marquee – Tulsa, OK
12/02/2009 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
12/03/2009 The Sets – Tempe, AZ
12/04/2009 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
12/05/2009 The Jumping Turtle – San Marcos, CA
12/06/2009 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
12/07/2009 Satyricon – Portland, OR
12/08/2009 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/10/2009 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO
12/11/2009 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/12/2009 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/13/2009 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
12/14/2009 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/2009 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
12/16/2009 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY w/ Black Anvil