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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blake Judd of Nachtmystium and Layzie Bone?!

Nachtmystium is a black metal band from Chicago who started off as more of a pure black metal band (corpsepaint and all) but ended up incorporating psychedelic influences in later releases with outstanding results. Blake Judd, the driving force of Nachtmystium and member of black metal supergroup "Twilight," has been quoted as having Pink Floyd as a major influence.

Their album "Black Meddle, Pt. 1" gained them much critical acclaim and also landed them a spot on the free 2009 Scion Rock Fest with other underground metal heavyweights such as Neurosis, Mastodon and High on Fire. Unfortunately for them Scion (who has been co-opting Hip Hop and Metal culture shamelessly of late, but have been putting up a ton of free amazing shows) deemed that their loose, circumstantial ties in the past to a Nazi record label was too much of a risk to keep them on the bill. Nachtmystium then released a press statement denying any racism charges:

"...we are disgusted that there is someone out there who really believes we are of this ilk. It made it as far as the sponsors of this event's desks, and now we are forced to pull out of it after some political threatening on the part of these ridiculously uneducated person/people who have caused this ruckus.

We'd like to make light of at least one aspect of this situation and use the opportunity to once again clear the air — we are, IN NO WAY, a 'Nazi' band. We do NOT support such groups, political beliefs or bands that are affiliated with that world. We have canceled tours in the past and dodged working with bands and people BECAUSE they had these ideologies and we never wanted to be affiliated with it. Yet, here we are, a metal band whose members are more like hippies than your typical leather-clad metal maniacs, and we're being falsely accused of this association once again..." (read the full press release at Blabbermouth)

Everyone I know that has any association with the band has said that these charges were ridiculous, and in my opinion if you did have any ties to that movement I don't think denying those ties would be beneficial to it. So although I know the following might not "prove" that Nachtmystium isn't racist (how do you truly prove something like that anyways?) I feel this will at the very least help their image:


Yup! Layzie Bone of rap group Bone Thugs N Harmony was spotted at the Kreator/Voivod/Nachtmystium show at Peabody's in Cleveland last week. I heard a rumor from an extremely reliable source that they even hung out after the show (gee I wonder what they did to relax after the concert?...) This is even more surreal than that Lady Gaga/Kumas Corner/Judas Priest thing. Although this doesn't prove anything I would think that if I had any Nazi ties at all Layzie Bone would be the LAST person I'd want to be seen with. I'm just sayin...

Nachtmystium is working on the sequel to Black Meddle Pt.1, but you can pick up their new EP "Doomsday Derelicts at their label website: Doomsday Derelicts at Battle Kommand Records

The new Bone Thugs N Harmony Reunion album "Uni-5: The World's Enemy" comes out April 27, 2010, but in the meantime you can cop the album that Layzie did with A.K. of Chicago's own Do or Die here: Bone Thugs-n-harmony Presents Layzie Bone And A.K. (of Do Or Die)
Nachtmystium Myspace:

Layzie Bone Myspace:
You can also catch Nachtmystium on tour at the following spots:

Mar 14 2010 8:00P
Station 4 St. Paul, Minnesota
Mar 19 2010 8:00P
Fighting Cocks Kingston
Mar 20 2010 8:00P
iBar Bournemouth
Mar 21 2010 8:00P
The Croft Bristol
Mar 22 2010 8:00P
Central Station Wrexham
Mar 23 2010 8:00P
Moho Live Manchester
Mar 24 2010 8:00P
Ivory Blacks Glasgow
Mar 25 2010 8:00P
The Well Leeds
Mar 26 2010 8:00P
Rock City Basement Nottingham
Mar 27 2010 8:00P
Islington Academy London
Mar 28 2010 8:00P
Engine Room Brighton
Mar 29 2010 8:00P
The Frontline Ghent
Mar 30 2010 8:00P
Markthalle Hamburg
Mar 31 2010 8:00P
The Rock Copenhagen
Apr 1 2010 8:00P
Apr 2 2010 8:00P
Maxim Gavle
Apr 3 2010 8:00P
Pipeline Sundswal
Apr 5 2010 8:00P
Lutakko Jyvaskyla
Apr 6 2010 8:00P
Dante’s Highlight Helsinki
Apr 7 2010 8:00P
Nabaklab Riga
Apr 8 2010 8:00P
New York Vilnius
Apr 9 2010 8:00P
Firlej Wroclaw
Apr 10 2010 8:00P
Chmelnice Prague
Apr 11 2010 8:00P
Diesel Club Budapest
Apr 12 2010 8:00P
Chelsea Vienna
Apr 13 2010 8:00P
TBA Bologna
Apr 14 2010 8:00P
Zoe Club Milan
Apr 15 2010 8:00P
Impetus Festival Lausanne
Apr 16 2010 8:00P
Turock Essen
Apr 17 2010 8:00P
May 23 2010 8:00P
Festung Open Air Festung
Jun 18 2010 8:00P
Hellfest Clisson

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