A few weeks back we worried that Nachtmystium were dunzo, but frontman Blake Judd reassured us that wasn't the case and that the band would be on a hiatus and possibly recording new music. Well, turns out the hiatus was pretty short lived as today Blake announced plans to enter the studio:
"This is going to be interesting to see how this goes. I'm producing the whole thing myself and have only hired a bass player and a drummer to do the album with the intentions of doing almost everything else myself and most likely writing the entire record.
"[We are] locking ourselves in a studio an hour and a half outside of Chicago for four weeks (longest session we've ever had), coming home for 10 days once primary tracking is complete and then heading back up on August 5th – 14th to finish vocals, overdubs and mixing. Have a great team on board consisting of John Porada from Terminate on bass guitar and Sam Shroyer from Hate Meditation and Vitandus on drums.
"[The new Nachtmystium CD is] being recorded at Belle City Sound by my old bud Chris Wisco (who recorded the vocals and some overdubs and mixed 'Worldfall' for us back in 2007) at his new studio in Racine, Wisconsin.
"[I am] expecting a very different outcome in all ways with this record.
"[I am] excited to be totally isolated from my day-to-day life for the first time while making an album since 'Eulogy IV' in 2004. Should be interesting…"
I am very much a fan of Nachtmystium, and for a while they were my favorite modern band. Hopefully, Judd can get his shit together and get another great album to the fans. We'll keep you posted!