Last Monday, we were shocked to report that Nachtmystium frontman Blake Judd was arrested for theft and has been in prison for over a week now. While others laugh/profit off his misfortunes, we see this as a sad and troubling chapter in the career of a great artist. Judd clearly needs help with his addiction and this may have been the wake up call he needed.
It looks like Judd will have plenty of time to detox and think it over as he isn't going anywhere until next month at the earliest.
With Judd's bail set at $25,000, he remains in jail. Who has that kind of money in the black metal scene? Judd's court date is set for November 1st, meaning the band will miss a slew of dates this week, including the highly anticipated CMJ show from Metal Insider.
Perhaps Judd could use this time to think things over and reassess his life, and maybe get clean? Although you have to want to get clean before you can actually do it.
We'll keep you posted with any new developments.