Interview – Blake Judd of Nachtmystium

Blake Judd is the guitarist, vocalist and sole consistent member of the black metal band Nachtmystium. The band is about to release the album Silencing Machine, which is the follow-up to the acclaimed Black Meddle albums that present Judd and company’s musically adventurous side.

Here is a phone conversation I had with Judd in which he discusses his earliest musical memories, that awkward moment when a fan calls you your black metal pseudonym in front of your parents, his introduction to black metal, the new album, that scene in Family Guy with a guy who looks A LOT like him and more.

Here the full interview and examples of Judd’s work after the jump.

The issue of Spin that changed Judd’s life.

Is that Blake Judd on the left?

Pick up Silencing Machine by Nachtmystium via Century Media on July 31st.

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_Daniel Cordova



  1. Check out the bands new merch store at

  2. That’s awesome Blake Judd commented on your story! Also I love that pic of Trent Reznor- I’m pretty sure I had that pic on my geocities NIN fansite I made in middle school.


  1. […] KSSU Loud Rock director Daniel Cordova recently conducted an interview with Blake Judd of Chicago-based extremists NACHTMYSTIUM. You can now stream the chat using the SoundCloud player below. […]

  2. […] The band’s mastermind, and sole consistent member, Blake Judd, discussed this briefly when I interviewed him, but he was quick to reassure me that the band’s psychedelic/experimental elements remain. […]

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