by BBG

Nachtmystium at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Markus Shaffer)

While Nachtmystium may experiment with different directions from LP to LP, there is always one constant, an unstoppable live show. Now that punk ethos and those icy blasts are the focus of a new release, Nachtmystium Live at Roadburn due on Feb 17th via Roadburn Records (on 2LP) and currently available for pre-order in Europe and at select US distros.

Nachtmystium has been known to feature different configurations on the live stage. Their Roadburn appearance not only featured Ron van Herpen from The Devils Blood/Astrosoniq and Teun van der Velden from Astrosoniq on guitar/keys respectively, but it was the first time they played with them following the abrupt departure of Jeff Wilson mid-tour:

"For your information, ...these two guys had THREE HOURS of practice with us EVER, on the day of the show none the less. We had not met them in person previous to the day of the show. They'd been asked to help us out (due to some unfortunate circumstances with a member of Nachtmystium having to leave for home mid-tour) about nine days before our performance at Roadburn. Both of them learned the entire set from the album recordings of the songs we played in these nine days, and then had a three hour window in the afternoon on show-day to rehearse with us as a full band.

With all of that turmoil, it's hard to envision the live document to be anything less than calamatous, but I submit "A Seed for Suffering" as proof to the contrary. The song is taken from the live 2LP. and you can download it above, and stream it below.

Nachtmystium will hit the road with Cradle of Filth, playing Best Buy Theater in NYC on March 3rd and Starland Ballroom in NJ on March 5th as part of the "Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour". Tickets are still available. All dates are reposted below.

The song stream and the tracklisting/art for the new release are down there too...

Nachtmystium - "A Seed For Suffering" LIVE

Away From The Light (Intro)
Your True Enemy
Ghost Of Grace
Life Of Fire
A Seed For Suffering
Chosen By No One
Hellish Overdose
Cry For Help (Intro)
High On Hate
One Of These Nights

Line up:
Blake Judd - Rhythm and lead guitars, vocals
Ron Van Herpen - Rhythm and lead guitars
Teun van der Velden - Synthesizers
Andrew Markuszewski - Bass and vocals
Charlie Fell - Drums and percussion

Feb. 1 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Feb. 2 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Feb. 4 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Feb. 5 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Feb. 6 - Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues
Feb. 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
Feb. 9 - San Francisco, CA@ Regency Ballroom
Feb. 11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
Feb. 12 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 15 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
Feb. 16 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb. 18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Feb. 20 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
Feb. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Feb. 27 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb. 28 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Mar. 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 3 - New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mar. 4 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 5 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
Mar. 8 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
Mar. 9 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Mar. 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 12 - Orlando, FL @ Firestone
Mar. 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade