NACHTMYSTIUM streams new album, ‘Silencing Machine,’ on


The Chicago-based black metal outfit NACHTMYSTIUM is set to release their 6th full length album, Silencing Machine, next week on July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America. Over the past few years, the group has been widely heralded for their unique brand of psychedelic, Pink Floydian black metal, earning them “album of the year” accolades and praise for Black Meddle Pt.1: Assassins (2008) and Black Meddle Pt. 2: Addicts (2010) from critics and fans alike. But as a band that’s always on the move, NACHTMYSTIUM is ready to bring their new effort back to the more traditional black metal sound found on their break-through album, Instinct: Decay (2006). Recorded at Engine Studios with the band’s own synths/electronics specialist Sanford Parker (YOB, PELICAN) handling producer duties, Silencing Machine is, as front-man/lead guitarist Blake Judd puts it, “A fuckin’ black metal record”.


To hear Silencing Machine in its entirety before release date, please head over to for the exclusive album stream:


To pre-order Silencing Machine, please head over to iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of CD/LP formats and bundles that include NACHTMYSTIUM patches and shirts.


Read on for a few reviews of the already critically acclaimed Silencing Machine:


“['Silencing Machine' is] dirty, it’s black metal and it’s awesome.” – METAL INJECTION


“While not as outwardly experimental as ‘Assassins’ and ‘Addicts’ genre cross-breeding, ‘Silencing Machine’ still pushes [NACHTMYSTIUM's] sound forward, bringing the psychedelic and post-punk influences into an organic synthesis with their anthems to the welkin at midnight.” – DECIBEL MAGAZINE


“Frontman Blake Judd still smears riffs and pukes tar…” – AV CLUB LOUD


“After releasing two albums–2008′s ‘Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1′ and 2010′s ‘Addicts: Black Meddle Part 2′–that strayed significantly from the band’s black metal roots, Chicago’s NACHTMYSTIUM have returned to the wintry void with their latest, ‘Silencing Machine.’” – REVOLVER MAGAZINE


“NACHTMYSTIUM has always been the torchbearer when it comes to pushing black metal’s boundaries to unthinkable, un-forest locales and while 2008′s ‘Assassins: Black Meddle Part I’ and 2010′s ‘Addicts: Black Meddle Part II’ were impressive bouts of exploratory surgeries, it is ‘Silencing Machine’ that is the true follow-up to NACHTMYSTIUM catalogue highlight ‘Instinct: Decay’…” – BRAVE WORDS


“…NACHTMYSTIUM has time and again shown that black metal is a many splendored thing, continuously stretching the walls of the genre to not only make waves, but create an undertow, nearly dragging their competition to drown in the darkened depths…‘Silencing Machine’ does not disappoint.” – METAL SUCKS


“The tracks are brutal, melodic, and powerful, merging all the best elements of NACHTMYSTIUM into one potent mix.” – HAILS AND HORNS


For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Silencing Machine, three in-studio videos featuring exclusive footage and interviews with the band can be viewed below:


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For fans that can’t get enough of NACHTMYSTIUM, Punk is hosting a contest that awards 1 winner a grand prize that includes a test pressing, cassette, and CD ofSilencing Machine, plus a NACHTMYSTIUM shirt. The contest ends August 14th, so be sure to enter here while you can!



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