After thirteen years and seven full length albums, Chicago psychedelic black metallers, Nachtmystium have called it a day. Frontman, Blake Judd released a statement on Facebook today announcing the band’s breakup which you can read below.
Click here to read Judd’s statement.
Alright everyone – it’s official: Nachtmystium is R.I.P. Today, I turn 31 years old and as a gift to myself, as sad as it makes me to do this, I’m letting go of something that I’ve put blood, sweat and tears into for the last 13 1/2 years. It’s been an amazing ride full of extreme highs and extreme lows. It’s taken me around the world to places I’d never have imagined getting to see / experience. I’ve toured with some of my favorite bands ever and met some of the most amazing people I could ever have asked to meet. These experiences are fond memories that I will be able to reflect on until the day I die and be eternally grateful for having in my mind. There are two releases left that are yet to come out: a split 10″ MLP with The Many, which will be released on Plastik Musik in the coming months, and the bands epitaph LP, “The World We Left Behind“, to be released world wide on CD / LP / digitally by Century Media Records in spring, 2014. A vinyl box set of the bands entire discography is also in the works and will hopefully see the light of day sometime in 2014. The band may be gone, but the recordings will live forever and I hope that they will be played by all of you at some point time and time again. Thanks again to all of you who’ve been a part of this wild ride. I’ll have the memories to enjoy for the rest of my life, and for this I am truly grateful.
Judd made headlines last month, when he was arrested on misdemeanor theft charges. Judd was subsequently released on bail.