Nachtmystium Announce Additional 2017 Live Shows, New Album and EP Coming This Fall


Earlier this spring, Blake Judd’s revived Nachtmystium announced two live dates scheduled for 2017: July 8th at Festum Carnis in Wilseyville, CA and Louisville Deathfest on September 28th. The singer/guitarist vows he has been sober for over a year following his much-publicized struggles with addiction.

A press release tells us that two additional club shows have now been added, both in Judd’s new home state of California. The full itinerary now looks like this:

7/7 – 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA *
7/8 – Festum Carnis  – Wilseyville, CA *
7/25 – Til-Two Club – San Diego, CA ^
9/29 – Louisville Deathfest – Louisville, KY

* Performing Eulogy IV and Instinct Decay in entirety
^ Performing debut LP Reign of the Malicious in entirety

In addition to the previously announced forthcoming release Resilient (which, according to the press release, has been upgraded from EP to full-length status), due in September via Earache, the press release reveals that Nachtmystium will also release a 7-inch split with California black metallers ColdVoid in September via Ascension Monuments Media featuring brand new material from both bands.

Says Judd:

“I am extremely excited to return to the stage after a nearly five-year hiatus. Wasn’t sure if this would ever happen again, given the condition my personal life was in and the condition the band was in publicly. I’ve spent the last year and a half cleaning up the mess I made of both, have assembled an amazing new live band of respectable and very talented musicians here in Southern California.”

The live lineup of Nachtmystium on this upcoming run of shows will look like this:

Blake Judd – Vocals / Guitar
Jacob Dye – Guitar
Øystein Albrektsson – Bass
Jean-Michael Graffio – Drums

Below, check out some rehearsal footage Judd recently posted on Instagram, along with two instrumental demos of new songs.

The metal world is holding its collective breath to see whether or not Judd can stay sober and keep it together this time around. We certainly wish him the best and hope he can deliver on his promise to make good with the fans he scammed.

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