Posted in metal | music | pictures on November 20, 2012

photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG; words by Lauren Jackson

Nachtmystium @ Saint Vitus, 11/19/2012
Nachtmystium

On Monday night, Chicago's Nachtmystium exercised a sonic assault on a packed St. Vitus, which was one stop on a BV-sponsored tour. The band found support from local favorites Batillus, Mutilation Rites and Sannhet, as well as fellow Chicago metal outfit, Lord Mantis.

Sannhet started the night off at a properly late hour, complete with light show and white noise projections during their set which, incidentally, fit their extreme performance perfectly. Straddling the line between clear riffs and static, Sannhet's songs were highly structured, but drenched in a top layer of noise--much like the garbled images one can almost make out under TV snow.

Batillus carried through that same noisy sensibility, with frontman Fade Kainer's harsh vocals, manipulated to a point where they could have been confused as something inhuman and otherworldly. The band's industrial sensibility lent an edge to their doom-influence dirges and, while slower than all the other bands on the bill, made Batillus equally brutal as next band Mutilation Rites' most unforgiving riff.

Raw and fast as hell, Mutilation Rites brought down a set that seemed to make everyone at Vitus grind their teeth and brace themselves for the two remaining bands--Lord Mantis and headliners Nachtmystium. And by the time the headliners took to the stage, Vitus was packed, humid, and frenetic with the furious energy from each unbelievable performance.

To attend a show so consistently brutal and so consistently good, with band after band bringing all the energy they could to bolster up American black metal favorites, Nachtmystium, was a true treat for the metalhead's soul. And, as usual, Nachtmystium did not disappoint, and punctuated the night with an assaulting set that lasted just over an hour.

By the end of the set, the hooded black figures who had filed in at the start of it all came out sweaty, some with fogged glasses, and all with grins because everyone had gotten what they wanted: blackened brutality.

Check out more pictures and video from the show below, including video of Batillus performing a new track "Mirrors."

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Comments (95)

What a fucking great lineup!
Wish I could have been there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:14 PM

Ah, yes. This brings me back to fond memories of being twelve.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:22 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:26 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:28 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/batillus/saintvitus2/9.jpg


bwhahahaha.....


he's like over 40 too

bwhahahahahahahahahahahah

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:33 PM

^Says the senior citizen trolling a youth culture blog. Oh the irony.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:33 PM

^ *ahem*

They're called sausagettes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:43 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/mutilationrites/saintvitus3/8.jpg

^ No words. Just no words.

Well, except for one;

LULZ

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:46 PM

^Says the senior citizen trolling a youth culture blog. Oh the irony.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:50 PM

y^outh culture? some of these man children are 40+. and they look like complete retards. but what ever you've got to tell yourself to get through the day.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:52 PM

GRRRR I PLAY IN A METAL BAND GRRRR I SURE DO I AM NOT TOO OLD GRRRR HERE SMELL MY TAINT

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:55 PM

I like how troll didn't deny that he is in fact old and seriously pathetic. Nice deflection brah!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:57 PM

1:46 i am pretty sure i saw that dude on the show Moonshiners on the Discovery Channel.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:59 PM

1:50 FAIL ftw!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:59 PM

@1:57 I'm 17. How OLD are U?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:01 PM

The Saint Vitus glory hole would be a lot more appealing if you guys would quit posting these kind of pictures, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:03 PM

2:01 is 76 years old and posting from a retirement home in Long Island

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:05 PM

LULZ @ Zeke confused by all the posts "coming from the same guy"

SMH

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:05 PM

some sausage chicken hawk is drooling at 2:01

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:05 PM

^ I know. That's why I don't go 2 metal/hardcore shows. I hate it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:10 PM

I'm 24 and think these guys look like ridiculous assholes. Sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:10 PM

^This pretending to not be a creepy old guy thing doesn't fly anymore. Everyone knows man. You're pathetic.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:11 PM

Cletus can't figure out that it is not all one person.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:13 PM

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:14 PM

yeeesh merch broad is hurt up.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:15 PM

Probably because it's painfully obvious it's you, your insults are so corny nobody under age 60 would use them. Your posts are all exactly the same, it's a pretty dead giveaway:

Zeke, cletus, pull my finger, sausage, buckeye, LULZ, smh, etc. Sprinkle in some incessant whining/right wing politics and also furious anger at anyone who has a tattoo, and your existence is pretty much summed up. Not to mention all your posts are within like three minutes of each other. Really, what is the point?

Suicide is the answer, man. Seriously. You and scarf guy can go out simultaneously.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:18 PM

^You got to love sausage logic... anyone who notices that a bunch of trashy attention starved try hards are ridiculous is inherently a senior citizen. Makes perfect sense

STILL WAITING

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:21 PM

^Says the senior citizen trolling a youth culture blog. Oh the irony.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:24 PM

2:18's about to crack under scrutiny.

LULZ

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:26 PM

Hey, hey , HEY! 2:18 is really trying hard to figure out this rubicon. You all need to cut Cletus some slack. He's got his multicolored post-it notes, connecting them with colored yarn on his cork board. Just like Claire Danes. You all need to be like Saul and let him play this out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:31 PM

EST = Electric Sausage Therapy

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:31 PM

bwahahah....2:18 needs to call Mulder and Scully. The truth is out there!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 2:37 PM

WHO THE FUCK CARES ABOUT THIS?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:31 PM

I hate scarves so much that I catalog all of the things that they call me, and then I let them know that they don't bother me by listing them out meticulously.

Yup, dumb as fuck right there.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:54 PM

^You're really old.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 4:01 PM

lotsa melts in here! BBG has a gift for bringing these people together! holy fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 4:04 PM

That last Lord Mantis record is NASTY. Nachtmystium record was cool, too. I'm a 37 year old, white, married, functional alcoholic, no kids, low income renter guy. Just giving you some demographics here.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 4:40 PM

4:01 thinks that since someone is smarter than him they have to be old. This poor old shrimper, if he only knew.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 5:40 PM

No, no I think its really just that you're some creepy weird ass old man chid molester who spends day and night trolling this blog. Its plain to see a nerve was hit though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 6:21 PM

^ Wow, wild imagination there! Too bad you are copying (badly) my own schtick. Not that I'm not flattered, but I'm still not thinking about you holmes. Oh, and yer dumber than fuck right there!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 6:47 PM

^mad

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 7:51 PM

I'm close to 50 and would probably kick all of your asses. That said, these guys do look a tad ridiculous. Anyways, off to watch Matlock now.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 9:17 PM

^ wins with the Matlock line.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 9:37 PM

Sanford Parker wasn't there playing synths with Nachtmystium?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:14 PM

Too bad hardly anyone wrote any comments worth reading. Could be cool to hear about some the music or the performances instead of how silly people who are playing cool music look like or their age. I mean if you are gonna rip on people, at least be funny. No, no Sanford or Will on this tour.

Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:57 PM

"Too bad hardly anyone wrote any comments worth reading."

Too bad you continued this trend.
#getalifeholmes

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 7:05 AM

^Stop trying to say holmes all of the sudden when you were trying to insult someone for saying it the other day, pedophile.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 8:28 AM

So, how was the show?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 8:55 AM

Going to see this tonight, why aren't Sanford and Will out on this run?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 9:12 AM

8:28 - Y U so mad bro? Joke skool is life - U need 2 praktis! Inhaaaaaaaaale .... aaaaaaaand, Exhaaaaaaaale

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 10:12 AM

Give it up sausage, your lonely voice in the field of commentators is as feckless and wimpy as you are.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 10:16 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 10:42 AM

^ s t i l l n o t t h i n k i n g a b o u t y o u

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 10:50 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 10:57 AM

LULZ hey sausage assclown, come up with your own insults, that one is mine and you owe me royalties now

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:00 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:01 AM

STILL

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:07 AM

NOT

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:07 AM

THINKING

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:08 AM

ABOUT

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:08 AM

YOU

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:08 AM

SAUSAGE

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:08 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:09 AM

^ F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:15 AM

^ fail

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:20 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:22 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:22 AM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:23 AM

F5

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:23 AM

F5

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:23 AM

F5

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:23 AM

GRRRRR

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:23 AM

F5

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:24 AM

^ Troll is really starting to lose it here. Eight posts in two minutes, jesus...

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 11:30 AM

^ F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:28 PM

Damn, Sandy really messed Josh up. First high school, now this. Hang in there you tubby lil' fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 12:45 PM

imagine if commenters on BV actually talked about the post or show?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 2:18 PM

LULZ @ Cletus (12:45) sneaking a post off in between deliveries. Seriously, Clete, it's dangerous to text and drive at the same time, and a pizza delivery car is easy to ID for the cops.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 3:35 PM

Poor Zeke, first the Valley Stream Dominoes gets messed up by Sandy, and now all those mean names that Zach and Meagan called him. The poor sausage really seems so mad, I don't think he's going to calm down for a while.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 3:59 PM

These guys look like fucking idiots. I am sure they have no talent whatsoever and that guy with the dreads has the worst tattoos i have ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 4:20 PM

You're the one with no talent Josh you wrinkled scarf. Maybe you need to look in one of those booteek windows on Bedford Avenue and see what a waste looks like before you go making such judgements.

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 4:59 PM

4:59-who the fuck is Josh?

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2012 5:09 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 12:05 PM

^ s t i l l w a i t i n g

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 3:22 PM

lol while people

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 8:12 PM

One guy, arguing with himself lol

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 8:14 PM

^ one shrimper, slurping up the last drop of cum out of his buddy's anus

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 10:37 PM

Deport the shrimper to mexico

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 10:52 PM

^ ....THEN build a wall.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2012 6:41 PM

is mutilation rites ever going to play boston or is justin too scared that someone is going to knock the shit out of him like he did to george? fucking faggots moving to brooklyn and perfecting your metal costumes, cool tats too.

Posted by dickhole | November 27, 2012 9:38 AM

^inner sausage strife!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:06 AM

I just love the t-shirts.

Posted by catering winnipeg | July 5, 2013 1:19 PM

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