Last we heard from Nachtmystium's Blade Judd, it was that he'd sobered up and was done with music. The first part of that statement is good to hear, considering Judd's extremely horrible past with screwing over fans and bandmates alike. Judd is trying to keep to his word, and fix his image, but is it too little too late?
It was announced that most of Nachtmystium's back catalogue will be re-released through Earache coming soon, as well as the Retox: Remixes And Rarities LP that we've heard.
"I am proud to announce a new cooperation in the lengthy release history of Nachtmystium. I have teamed up with the folks at the legendary, UK-based metal label, Earache Records, to reissue the majority of Nachtmystium's back catalog recordings. Earache will also be releasing a brand new compilation LP of unreleased studio tracks, covers and remixes, titled 'Retox'. Some of the back catalog titles will also feature brand new artwork, never-before-seen photographs, and all albums will feature extensive liner notes I have written specifically for each release. These specific reissues will stand as the final versions of these recordings to be released, so I have worked closely with each artist featured on these releases and am currently working closely with Earache's production department to ensure that these reissues will honor each record appropriately and that we have created something special for the fans who choose to purchase these new (and final) versions of these albums and EPs."
The titled of Nachtmystium's that will be re-issued include Nachtmystium, The First Attacks – Demos 2000-2001, Demise, Eulogy IV, Instinct: Decay, Worldfall, Assassins: Black Meddle, Pt. I, Doomsday Derelicts, and Addicts: Black Meddle, Pt. II.
Judd also addresses his spotty past in the same release.
"Many people on the internet, understandably due to some issues that occurred in the past that I am very ashamed of, will be quick to jump on me personally and most likely Earache as well for announcing new releases without having directly addressed and taken action regarding the past issues mentioned above. Of course, what is being referred to here, is the issue of unfulfilled orders. When these releases have been actually scheduled and given proper release dates, another press release will go out and within this will be an e-mail address created specifically for this project and detailed instructions on how to receive records/CDs from me directly if you, at any point in time, ordered a record, t-shirt, etc. and did not receive the item(s). More information concerning this will be in the press release announcing the official release dates for these recordings.
"Thank you all for your patience and I do hope to make things right with everyone I can who fell victim to my addiction issues by not receiving orders for music or merchandise. I intend on giving away every single record and CD I receive of these reissues if that's what it takes to make things right with the fans whom I wronged and did not fulfil orders for."
So here's hoping all this plays out well for Judd and Earache. Dude kind of can't afford to have anything negative happen due to his own doings at this point.