Friday, August 3, 2012
Nachtmystium: releases new album, 'Silencing Machine,' today; posts part 4 of the making of 'Silencing Machine'
NACHTMYSTIUM releases new album, 'Silencing Machine,' today; posts part 4 of the making of 'Silencing Machine'
The Chicago-based black metal outfit NACHTMYSTIUM has released their 6th full length album, Silencing Machine, today in North America. To purchase the album, please head over to iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of CD/LP formats and bundles that include NACHTMYSTIUM patches and shirts.
Read on for a few reviews of the already critically acclaimed Silencing Machine:
"['Silencing Machine' is] dirty, it's black metal and it's awesome." -- METAL INJECTION
"While not as outwardly experimental as 'Assassins' and 'Addicts' genre cross-breeding, 'Silencing Machine' still pushes [NACHTMYSTIUM's] sound forward, bringing the psychedelic and post-punk influences into an organic synthesis with their anthems to the welkin at midnight." -- DECIBEL MAGAZINE
"Frontman Blake Judd still smears riffs and pukes tar..." -- AV CLUB LOUD
"After releasing two albums--2008's 'Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1' and 2010's 'Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2'--that strayed significantly from the band's black metal roots, Chicago's NACHTMYSTIUM have returned to the wintry void with their latest, 'Silencing Machine.'" -- REVOLVER MAGAZINE
"NACHTMYSTIUM has always been the torchbearer when it comes to pushing black metal's boundaries to unthinkable, un-forest locales and while 2008's 'Assassins: Black Meddle Part I' and 2010's 'Addicts: Black Meddle Part II' were impressive bouts of exploratory surgeries, it is 'Silencing Machine' that is the true follow-up to NACHTMYSTIUM catalogue highlight 'Instinct: Decay'..." -- BRAVE WORDS
"...NACHTMYSTIUM has time and again shown that black metal is a many splendored thing, continuously stretching the walls of the genre to not only make waves, but create an undertow, nearly dragging their competition to drown in the darkened depths...'Silencing Machine' does not disappoint." -- METAL SUCKS
"The tracks are brutal, melodic, and powerful, merging all the best elements of NACHTMYSTIUM into one potent mix." -- HAILS AND HORNS
For fans that can't get enough of NACHTMYSTIUM, Punk News.org is hosting a contest that awards 1 winner a grand prize that includes a test pressing, cassette, and CD of Silencing Machine, plus a NACHTMYSTIUM shirt. The contest ends August 14th, so be sure to enter here while you can!