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The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2013

Last night, Black Market bro Doug Moore and I -- and about 800 other people -- squeezed into the 500-capacity Gramercy Theatre to see Carcass.
Michael Nelson | September 27, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Nachtmystium Silencing Machine

I've already written in this space that black metal, by and large, is just a thing that I don't get. The tinny guitar tones, the…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Straight To Video

The 12 Best Videos Of The Week

There area few extra videos from this week and last, since I was out of town last Friday and missed doing the roundup. This time…
jessica | November 12, 2010 - 5:16 pm

More Nachtmystium stories

Twilight – “Lungs”

The third album from black metal supergroup Twilight would have been noteworthy even if it didn't feature the contributions of new member Thurston Moore. In…
Michael Nelson | January 15, 2014 - 11:43 am

Nachtmystium – “Voyager” (Stereogum Premiere)

Early last month, Nachtmystium frontman/mastermind Blake Judd was arrested for theft. It was, perhaps, a long time coming, but just the same, for fans of…
Michael Nelson | November 4, 2013 - 3:20 pm

How Nachtmystium’s Blake Judd Betrayed The Black Metal Community And Wound Up In Jail

My friend Justin was the one who told me Blake from Nachtmystium had been arrested on Saturday night, via text on Sunday morning: "Blake Judd…
Michael Nelson | October 10, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Nachtmystium’s Blake Judd Arrested For Theft

Blake Judd -- the man behind Nachtmystium, Twilight, and Hate Meditation -- is one of American black metal's foremost innovators. The third and fourth Nacht…
Michael Nelson | October 7, 2013 - 11:27 am

Wrekmeister Harmonies – “You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When I was editor at Invisible Oranges, we covered the inaugural performance of something called Wrekmeister Harmonies -- an ambitious and artsy project that combined…
Michael Nelson | May 10, 2013 - 11:45 am

Hate Meditation (Blake Judd From Nachtmystium) – “The Genocide March”

Last year, following three albums and two EPs that increasingly and relentlessly strained against the boundaries of black metal, Blake Judd's ongoing project Nachtmystium delivered…
Michael Nelson | March 7, 2013 - 11:48 am

Nachtmystium – “I Wait In Hell”

Chicago's Nachtmystium initially started pushing outward on the boundaries of black metal in 2006, with the expansive, psychedelic Instinct: Decay. Their sonic explorations were intensified…
Michael Nelson | July 17, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Nachtmystium – “Every Last Drop” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When we premiered "Every Last Drop," Addicts's slow-burn melancholic 8-minute closer, I mentioned that the band was shooting a video for the full/unedited track with…
Brandon Stosuy | November 9, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Haunting The Chapel

Dawnbringer – “Like An Earthquake” (Stereogum Premiere)

Four years ago I suggested Dawnbringer's third album In Sickness and In Dreams had the best sounding guitars of 2006. (Can you think of any…
Brandon Stosuy | September 10, 2010 - 11:22 am

Haunting The Chapel

Stream The High Confessions Turning Lead Into Gold With The High Confessions

The High Confessions is a collaboration between Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, Ministry/Revolting Cocks vocal maestro Chris Connelly, Chicago metal multi-tasker/producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Twilight),…
Brandon Stosuy | July 16, 2010 - 11:34 am

Haunting The Chapel

Nachtmystium – “Blood Trance Fusion” & Headlining Tour Presented By Haunting The Chapel

People like arguing about Nachtmystium. (They're sort of M.I.A. for metal kids.) So far I've posted Addicts's "No Funeral" -- aka "Burzum On The Dance…
Brandon Stosuy | July 15, 2010 - 11:12 am

Haunting The Chapel

Nachtmystium – “Every Last Drop” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's hard to believe Nachtmystium's Addicts isn't out officially until next week. At this point, it feels like it's been debated and praised and derided…
Brandon Stosuy | June 4, 2010 - 2:42 pm
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