Earache Records Acquire Nachtmystium’s Back Catalog

Earache Records have announced that they have acquired Nachtmystium’s back catalog, and that they are planning to reissue a lot of it. The labek is also planning an official release for the band’s “Retox” rarities compilation. You can read more about all that in the below press release.


“Long-standing British independent record label Earache Records has acquired the majority of back-catalogue titles from American psychedelic black metal band NACHTMYSTIUM.

Formed by notorious frontman Blake Judd in Illinois in 2000, NACHTMYSTIUM stormed onto the scene with their raw, true-to-the-roots black metal sound, releasing their debut full-length ‘Reign of the Malicious‘ in 2002. Following the band’s second studio album, 2004’s ‘Demise‘, NACHTMYSTIUM expanded their style to incorporate more psychedelic elements, drawing influence from groups such as BLACK SABBATH and leading to comparisons as a darker, heavier PINK FLOYD.

Earache‘s new deal with NACHTMYSTIUM includes the rights to five of the band’s studio albums, four EPs, a demos collection, and a remixes and rarities album which was previously only released on YouTube.

Earache‘s Al Dawson comments: “We’ve been fans of Blake‘s music for a long time now and I am excited in the fact that we are now the official home of his extensive catalog of some of the finest American black metal ever.”

NACHTMYSTIUM frontman and founding member Blake Judd comments: “I am proud to announce a new cooperation in the lengthy release history of Nachtmystium. I have teamed up with the folks at the legendary, UK-based metal label, Earache Records, to reissue the majority of Nachtmystium‘s back catalog recordings. Earache will also be releasing a brand new compilation LP of unreleased studio tracks, covers and remixes, titled ‘Retox‘.

Some of the back catalog titles will also feature brand new artwork, never-before-seen photographs, and all albums will feature extensive liner notes I have written specifically for each release. These specific reissues will stand as the final versions of these recordings to be released, so I have worked closely with each artist featured on these releases and am currently working closely with Earache‘s production department to ensure that these reissues will honor each record appropriately and that we have created something special for the fans who choose to purchase these new (and final) versions of these albums and EPs.”

Regarding the musician’s previous and widely-publicised personal issues, Judd adds: “Many people on the internet, understandably due to some issues that occurred in the past that I am very ashamed of, will be quick to jump on me personally and most likely Earache as well for announcing new releases without having directly addressed and taken action regarding the past issues mentioned above.

Of course, what is being referred to here, is the issue of unfulfilled orders. When these releases have been actually scheduled and given proper release dates, another press release will go out and within this will be an e-mail address created specifically for this project and detailed instructions on how to receive records/CDs from me directly if you, at any point in time, ordered a record, t-shirt, etc. and did not receive the item(s). More information concerning this will be in the press release announcing the official release dates for these recordings.

“Thank you all for your patience and I do hope to make things right with everyone I can who fell victim to my addiction issues by not receiving orders for music or merchandise. I intend on giving away every single record and CD I receive of these reissues if that’s what it takes to make things right with the fans whom I wronged and did not fulfil orders for.”

The full list of NACHTMYSTIUM titles acquired by Earache is as follows:

Reign of the Malicious
Nachtmystium (EP)
The First Attacks – Demos 2000-2001
Eulogy IV (EP)
Instinct: Decay
Worldfall (EP)
Assassins: Black Meddle, Pt. I
Doomsday Derelicts (EP)
Addicst: Black Meddle, Pt. II
Retox: Remixes and Rarities“

Six Feet Under To Perform “Haunted” In Full On 2016 Germany Tour

Six Feet Under will be performing “Haunted” in its entirety on their upcoming “X-Mas in Hell Tour.” Acid Death will serve as support for the trek.


Tour Dates:

12/09 – Essen, Germany – Turock
12/10 – Glauchau, Germany – Alte Spinnerei
12/11 – Flensburg, Germany – Roxy
12/12 – Berlin, Germany – Blackland
12/13 – München, Germany – Backstage
12/15 – Nürnberg, Germany – Hirsch
12/16 – Aalen, Germany – Rock It
12/17 – Weinheim, Germany – Café Central

Mastodon Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

In looks like Mastodon are almost done with their new album. The effort is being produced by Brendan O’Brien, and recent press release said the following about it:

“So what can one expect from Mastodon‘s seventh studio exploration? Well…never ones to repeat, Mastodon embrace the challenge to continually push themselves toward an elevated trajectory with each new release. Their fearless blend of styles, textures and concepts have created a sonic pathway all their own. Each band member contributes their personal genetic footprint into their collective sound that has not only inspired contemporaries but has alighted fans and critics to espouse their appreciation.”

Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack And His Wife Juliet Simms Reportedly Got Into A Drunken Fight On A Plane

According to TMZ, Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack and his wife Juliet Simms got into an argument while flying from Charlotte, NC to Los Angeles, CA yesterday (October 30). the fight was apparently due to Simms having a little too much to drink. It has also been reported that FBI got involved, due to it taking place on a plane.

Bring Me The Horizon Planning 2017 North American Tour

Bring Me The Horizon will be touring North America in March/April on “The American Nightmare Tour.” There are not many details as of yet, but the band did say they will be joined by very special guests.

Code Orange Premiere “Forever” Music Video/Reveal New Album Details

Code Orange have premiered a new video for their new song “Forever,” via Rolling Stone. This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which will be released on January 13.


“Forever” Track Listing:

01. “Forever”
02. “Kill The Creator”
03. “Real”
04. “Bleeding In The Blur”
05. “The Mud”
06. “The New Reality”
07. “Spy”
08. “Ugly”
09. “No One Is Untouchable”
10. “Hurt Goes On”
11. “Dream2“

M. Shadows On “The Stage”: “We Wanted To Surprise You All And Use This Release To Usher In A New Era For Avenged Sevenfold”

Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows has issued a statement regarding the band’s decision to surprise release “The Stage” and what the future holds for the band now that its out. You can read what he had to say below.


“Dear friends,

It’s been a while since we have been able to reach out and communicate with you all directly. It’s been a wild couple of years and we can now finally breathe a sigh of relief. It feels great to share with you a secret we have been keeping for a very long time, “The Stage.”

We wanted to surprise you all and use this release to usher in a new era for Avenged Sevenfold. The reason we chose to “surprise” release this album is because we have found that a lot of the old ways people are doing things in music have become repetitive and boring to us.

Moving into 2017 and beyond we felt it was time to wake up and pay attention to the world around us. We wanted to not only pour our heart and soul into making the music WE want to make, but we want to give you a different and exciting experience. This includes the merchandise we will be making, pop up stores, tour production, how an album evolves and more.

We feel the world is moving at a much faster rate then it was even 10 years ago. We want to embrace different ways of listening to music. We don’t care how or where you listen… we just want you to listen!

We hope you are as excited as we are about the future music and future shows that are going to be coming up in the next couple of years for Avenged Sevenfold. I know we are working hard to flip the script and make this a fun experience for you.

Now with that being said, you could call me a hypocrite. We have just released the most complex album of our career. An album that you will probably have to hear quite a few times before it fully sinks in. In a world moving this fast there may not be a place for an album like this.

I fully understand if people want something that is instant and obvious, but we have found that sometimes the finer things in life take a little getting used to. I have confidence that our A7X family will take the time it will require to fully digest this album. After that, you can decide if you like it or not.

The subject matters discussed in “The Stage” are very real, and they are important to us. The music touches us, so we hope it touches you as well. And before I go, I’d like to welcome Brooks Wackerman to the family. He has been nothing but an amazing asset in this insane journey and we look forward to many many more years to come

Thank you guys very much for your patience over the last few years, and we cannot wait to show you the things we have in store. Have a Happy Halloween with your friends and family.

M. Shadows“