Blake Judd made it clear that his band Nachtmystium would be releasing their last album The World We Left Behind this summer and then dissolving the group shortly thereafter. There hadn't been much information on what Judd planed to do after the dissolution for a while, considering that was his focus. Or at least was his focus now that he's bringing back Hate Meditation! Hate Meditation was formed in 2003, dropped a demo an then disappeared for almost ten years until 2012 where the Scars album was released. Apparently we're going to be seeing a lot more of the group now and even a live incarnation! Interesting.
“Although Nachtmystium is no more, Blake Judd is continuing his musical voyage via his long-time side project and now main band, HATE MEDITATION. For those of you who are not familiar with Hate Meditation but are Nachtmystium fans, Hate Meditation was originally started in 2003 by Judd as a side project from Nachtmystium. The 2003 three song demo “Condemned to Death” was recorded and released in very small numbers on cassette and distributed within the black metal underground. The project then lie dormant for nearly ten years.
In 2012, Judd revived the project and recorded the bands debut album Scars, which was released on Indie Recordings, Norway. Scars is a piece of ugly, filthy black metal that pays homage to the early 90′s Scandinavian sound heavily… Musically, Hate Meditation‘s future recordings will pick up where Nachtmystium left off.
The first live assaults are being planned for summer 2014 in the United States and their are plans to hopefully be in Europe in early 2015…”