Nachtmystium guitarist uses ninja skills to dodge gunfire
NACHTMYSTIUM has shed some light on a recent near death experience for guitarist Jeff Wilson. States the band, "Last Friday (April 17th, 2009) at about 5:30 - 6:00 PM, Jeff Wilson left his apartment building here in Chicago (that Blake also has an apartment in) to head two blocks away to our neighborhood grocery store. On his way out, walking back down the small side street right near our building….an SUV comes flying around the corner of a small side street just south of where he was walking, two men hung out of the window and opened fire in Jeff's general direction (and many other people, including children…) towards someone located behind where Jeff was walking.
"Fortunately, Jeff's amazing ninja-style, bullet-dodging skills kicked in, instinctively, and he some how managed to escape what became a crossfire of bullets and made it home safely with his smokes and a 2 liter of Diet Coke. Although the Diet Coke was tempting to Jeff, as he was out of breath and parched with thirst after running his ass off from the onslaught of violence, Jeff opted for a can (or twelve) of High Life that he found in the fridge….and then enjoyed one of his cigarettes, which he fought for his life to have. This, dear fans, is just one more example - smoking kills!!"
NACHTMYSTIUM is currently hard at work on their follow-up to 2008's Assassins: Black Meddle Pt 1 and have extensive touring planned throughout 2009. Be sure to check out their official MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/nachtmystium) for upcoming tour dates and information.
The band will also join forces with Pentagram for a tour. NACHTMYSTIUM comments: "It is with much honor to announce our upcoming mini-tour with U.S. rock / doom legends PENTAGRAM!!! The tour kicks off right here in our neighborhood in Chicago and will take us to the west coast and then down to Texas for six exclusive performances with this very-influential band that's been around for nearly four decades in one form or another!! Thanks to everyone who had a hand in getting us the direct support slot for this tour…we're very stoked about it and hoping to make it to some of our fans who missed us on our canceled tour in April as a result of Blake's broken leg."
06/27 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
06/30 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
07/01 Satyricon – Portland, OR
07/02 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
07/03 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
07/06 Emo's – Austin, TX