Nachtmystium has signed a new deal with Earache. Recently the independent record label also acquired the majority of the back-catalog of Nachtmystium as well. 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. Founder and vocalist 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‘. Earache ensures fans that there will be never before seen artwork included and there is something special for the fans that purchase the release(s). In the not so distant past Judd suffered from drug addiction and caused turmoil among his fan base when orders though him were undelivered. 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.” Judd is now clean and is trying to put the best foot forward and correct his past mistakes. We have not always condoned his actions but will always support his music. Blake writes and composes some of the best black metal ears have ever heard and we are certainly glad he is back doing what he does best.
In addition to the signing Blake has also stated that the band has recorded demos and he is more confident in the new music than he ever has been in the past. They are preparing to enter the studio this month. They plan on completing an EP by the end of the month and it will be recording at Belle City Sound (where Nachtmystium recorded ‘The World We Left Behind’) in Racine, WI with Chris Wisco (Jungle Rot, Nachtmystium, Lazarus A.D.) Though Blake says they will finish the EP by the end of the month there is no release date or title as of yet. This EP will certainly be one of the most anticipated releases of the year. We certainly see it as a comeback record for Blake and Nachtmystium. Everything seems to be in place for success and we hope this EP launches the band back into their rightful place in the music world.