Saturday, May 05, 2007

Nachtmystium Sign With Century Media

With the amount of raw styled black metal bands in the US getting exposure and critical acclaim, it was only a matter of time before one of those bands signed with a big label. Nachtmystium has now signed a deal with Century Media, and they’re also finalizing a deal with Candlelight for European and Asian releases.

This isn’t the first raw styled US black metal band to move onto a significant label. Xasthur signed with Hydra Head for their critically acclaimed 2006 release “Subliminal Genocide”, a move that angered some black metal fans in the underground. As it turns out, Xasthur and Nachtmystium are associates.

I have the most recent album released by Nachmystium, “Instinct: Decay”, which added some pretty creative elements to a more “raw” styled black metal which had previously not been done before.

As a final note, something that I’ve noticed stirring in the underground are quite a few symphonic black metal and black metal/metalcore bands in the US taking heavy influence from Cradle Of Filth and Dimmu Borgir. They don’t seem to faring too well... In case you’re wondering, I have heard raw styled black metal/metalcore bands (there’s not very many of them). It appears that some people, seeing some metalcore bands turn away from melodic death metal to more brutal death metal as an influence in order to jump on the next trend are seeing symphonic black metal as the next thing in metalcore. Considering that deathcore hasn’t reached the same levels of popularity melodic metalcore has, black metalcore might have an even harder time getting out there.

Nachtmystium At MySpace
Nachtmystium At Metal-Archives
Nachtmystium At Battle Kommand
Nachtmystium At Eerie Art
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