NACHTMYSTIUM album and live updates

Chicago’s ever-evolving NACHTMYSTIUM will join their similarly sonically expansive brethren in Boris and Torche for a week-long run through parts of Canada and the U.S. The tour will see the band play from Montreal to Milwaukee in mid-July, when they can then pull from both the Worldfall EP and their June 8th full-length Century Media debut, Assassins: Black Meddle Part I. Two tracks from the album are posted on Nachtmystium’s MySpace page now.

Made available exclusively through CM Distro and iTunes, the recently released Worldfall EP features two new tracks, a re-recorded track from Demise and two cover songs. Worldfall is a prelude to the Sanford Parker (Rwake, Minsk, Pelican, etc.) produced Assassins… The phrase “expect the unexpected” is often used but it could not be more applicable to NACHTMYSTIUM’s first venture with their new label. Co-founder / guitarist Blake Judd recently described the album to Decibel: “If you stripped all the leads and E-bow stuff off of Instinct, it’s just a raging black metal record. Do the same thing to this one, and it’s still a psych-y, borderline rock album.”

From the addition of studio drummer Tony Laureano (ex-Nile, Dimmu Borgir, 1349) to the insanely heavy Parker production, Assassins is still firmly rooted in heavy metal but the 70s rock influences are unmistakable and the album-closing trilogy, “Seasick,” only hints at one-dimension of the band’s new direction. You can hear and see it for yourself at any one of the following dates:

Also note, the Assassins… record release show previously announced as happening May 30th has been pushed back until June 21st (same venue/same lineup), following their appearance at Dudefest the previous day.

06/20/2008 The Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Dudefest – Nacht play Friday night w/Coliseum, Torche, The Red Chord, etc.

06/21/2008 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Assassins… record release show w/Minsk, Yakuza, Lone Wolf And Cub

Nachtmystium w/Boris, Torche
07/12/2008 La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
07/13/2008 Babylon – Ottawa, ON
07/14/2008 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
07/15/2008 Tralf – Buffalo, NY
07/16/2008 Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
07/17/2008 Diesel – Pittsburgh, PA
07/18/2008 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
07/19/2008 Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI