Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 17, 2010

photos by Markus Shaffer, words by BBG

Blake Judd, saluting the horned one
Nachtmystium

Long Island Press: I've heard some traditionalists who deride Nachtmystium as populist black metal-does that mindset ever influence your artistic choices?

Blake Judd of Nachtmystium: I don't care what anyone says about my band. Nachtmystium is my life, it's all I do, and any f**king asshole black metal douche bag who wants to question me or my integrity can feel free to do so right to my face if he feels so inclined. I and the four people who travel with me six to seven months out of the year are total extremists in our lifestyles and there is nothing "fancy" or "glamorous" about our lifestyles as members of Nachtmystium, We just happen to get paid enough these days to keep gas in our van (note, VAN) and the wheels on it turning and maybe pay a month or two of rent each after a tour. If someone thinks that is like living some rock star lifestyle, think again.

Nachtmystium headlined one of two shows at The Studio at Webster Hall on Wednesday, 9/15 with help from a killer touring party that included Zoroaster, The Atlas Moth, and Dark Castle. The foursome do it again on Sunday (9/19) when the bands take on Knitting Factory (tickets).

In related news, the great Dark Castle have completed recording their new LP at Electric Audio in Chicago with Sanford Parker. The follow-up to Spirited Migration will be released by Profound Lore on CD, with At a Loss (their former home) doing the vinyl honors. Spirited Migration is FINALLY out now on vinyl and available on all of their tour stops. Look for it!

More pictures and video from the Studio are below...

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Dark Castle

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The Atlas Moth

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Zoroaster

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Dark Castle | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 15 Sep 2010

The Atlas Moth | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 15 Sep 2010

Zoroaster | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 15 Sep 2010

Nachtmystium - Ghosts Of Grace / Your True Enemy | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 15 Sep 2010

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Comments (16)

I was a bit disappointed in Nachtmystium's set.

Although it was their first time "headlining" they still basically played the same short set they have been doing as an opener, and they still don't have a keyboard player.

Their records are so interesting and amazing, and their live show still sounds like a garage band.

I had fun, but I am hoping for Nachtmystium to start stepping up their efforts as a live band.

Posted by noamjamski | September 17, 2010 12:46 PM

how was Zoroaster? was impressed by their record wonder how they sounded live? other than the clip above that is!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 12:58 PM

Dark Castle was so sick! That chick is rad. Highlight of the night was definitely the first song that she came on for with Zoroaster.

Posted by Charlie | September 17, 2010 1:07 PM

I generally stay away from metal, but Zoroaster is really pretty awesome. Thanks BV for introducing me to them!

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 1:07 PM

P.S.-How can I get that spirited Migration vinyl? I didn't see it at the merch table and I can't find it online.

Posted by Charlie | September 17, 2010 1:08 PM

great pics Markus!

Posted by JT | September 17, 2010 1:12 PM

Cool photos. Apparently the band doesn't mind you wandering on stage for those in-tight drummer shots? Nice. Metal bands aren't uptight like most.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 1:13 PM

12:58 Zoroaster were great. I wasn't too familiar with them, had only listened to the record once before the show, but they definitely were out there with a vengeance.

Posted by noamjamski | September 17, 2010 1:20 PM

@1:08 - Unfortunately none of Dark Castle's stuff has been released on vinyl

Posted by DeadDoug | September 17, 2010 1:31 PM

Stoked to see more awesome heavy shit lately! Getting tired of the beach.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 3:58 PM

Dude from Atlas Moth looks weird without his post-ironic olde time mustache.

Also, could someone please explain what "populist black metal" is?

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 4:25 PM

"Spirited Migration is FINALLY out now on vinyl and available on all of their tour stops."

Which label did this? I fucking want it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 4:26 PM

LIGHT TRAILS!

AWESOME, NEVER SAW THOSE BEFORE.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 5:13 PM

You know those shows where you want to see all the opening bands and skip the headliner?

This is one of them! Nachtmystium are kinda awful live.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2010 10:03 PM

wow. light trails comment. let me guess, you made the last snide comment too. clever.

whatchoo got? ALL CAPS? THAT'S IT?

Posted by Anonymous | September 21, 2010 4:45 PM

Amazing pictures Markus!!

Posted by Meghan | January 17, 2011 4:24 PM

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