Tag Archives: Blake Judd

Metal Insider’s Top Ten Shocking Moments of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 31, 2019

  The metal community has been slammed with ups and downs over the last ten years. The death toll alone requires its own column. We’ve had significant losses throughout the decade, including Peter Steele, Ronnie James Dio, Wayne Static, Lemmy Kilmister, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Oli Herbert, Jill Janus, and many more. We’ve seen bands […]

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Watch Nachtmystium return to the stage, Blake Judd issues refunds to scammed fans

Posted by on July 10, 2017

After roughly half a decade of silence from the stage, Nachtmystium returned for the first time this past weekend (7th) at the 5 Star Bar in Los Angeles, CA following Festum Carnis in Wilseyville, CA on the next day (8th). We have been skeptical on frontman Blake Judd’s promises for many reasons, and one includes […]

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Nachtmystium announce more show dates + new album

Posted by on June 8, 2017

The self-destructive black metal act Nachtmystium returned, sharing more promises going beyond their reissues through Earache records and playing at this year’s Louisville Deathfest. At one point in 2014, we thought their album The World We Left Behind would be their last. Founder Blake Judd revealed the group will have two releases this year including a full […]

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Nachtmystium to play Louisville Deathfest

Posted by on March 13, 2017

If you’re booking on again-off again death metal band Nachtmystium, you’re taking a gigantic leap of faith. Take it from us. We had them set to play our Metal Insider CMJ showcase a few years back. Founder Blake Judd begged us for the money for the show in advance, which we ultimately advanced him. He of […]

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Earache makes deal with Nachtmystium; Blake Judd makes deal with people he ripped off

Posted by on October 31, 2016

If there’s one thing we know about firsthand, it’s being ripped off by Nachtmystium frontman Blake Judd. We’d scheduled the band to play our 2013 CMJ showcase, and he’d badgered us repeatedly over email for the money up front. The promoter relented and wired it to him, and of course, that show never happened for […]

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Metal Insider top 5: bands that will probably never reunite

Posted by on May 5, 2015

If there’s one thing we’ve learned throughout the years, it’s pretty much to never say never. In the next few months, records will come out from Refused and Faith No More after 17 and 18 years, respectively. They follow At the Gates, Carcass and Godflesh, all of whom got back together in the last couple […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: shocking moments of 2014

Posted by on December 22, 2014

2014 was filled with lots of great new albums (as you likely noticed from our Top 10 list). Yet like every year, 2014 had plenty of shocking moments; incidents and events that took the metal community by complete surprise. With that in mind, the Metal Insider crew continues the tradition of listing the top ten […]

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Krieg’s Neill Jameson opens up about Nachtmystium’s Blake Judd

Posted by on September 10, 2014

If you were one of the unfortunate people that got scammed by Nachtmystium frontman Blake Judd (we were!), consider yourself lucky. Not that there are any winners in the sad saga of a drug-addicted artist , but losing some money is getting off easy compared to what those who were in his inner circle went […]

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Century Media to cut ties with Nachtmystium, honor fans that got ripped off

Posted by on September 5, 2014

Well, that didn’t end well. While Nachtmystium frontman Blake Judd had been accused of not giving fans stuff that they’d ordered from him in the past, apparently some fans didn’t pay attention the first time, or believed in giving him a second chance. A number of fans had ordered the band’s newest album, The World We Left […]

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Is Blake Judd ripping off Nachtmystium fans again? [UPDATED]

Posted by on August 25, 2014

One year ago, Metal Insider was very excited to have Nachtmystium playing our CMJ party. Of course, that wasn’t meant to be, as band mastermind Blake Judd was arrested for theft, and instead of heading to New York to headline our show, he instead spent time in jail on misdemeanor theft charges. And while Judd […]

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