"Voyager", a brand new song from Chicago-based extremists NACHTMYSTIUM, can be streamed at Stereogum.com. The track will appear on the band's next album, "The World We Left Behind", which will be released in early 2014 via Century Media Records. It was written and produced by NACHTMYSTIUM mainman Blake Judd (who also plays guitars, synth, and sings on it), recorded at Belle City Sound by Chris Wisco, with Tim Preciado on guitar, John Porada on bass, and Sam Shroyer on drums.
Judd, who was arrested early last month on charges of theft by unauthorized control of property not exceeding $500 in value, has since announced plans to spend the coming months with his family and getting additional treatment for his issues with substance abuse. He explained: "When you're in the throes of addiction, you'll find yourself doing things that are completely out of character because you're enslaved by something more powerful than you at that point in time.
Regarding his decision to release "Voyager", Judd said: "Given everything that's going on currently, I've decided to put something positive out there and give the fans who are behind the band a little something new before I retreat into silence for a few months.
"I've chosen ['Voyager'] specifically because the lyrical content and motivation behind the music written for this track has everything to do with the demons I've been battling leading up to this very dark period of my life, and I felt that it rings true to everything that is happening right now.
"Enjoy this track and look for more news on this recording, me and the band in general later this year or in early 2014.
"Thanks again to everyone who's written me personally or left a comment or a 'like' on my recent response to all of this via my personal Facebook account. Your support is something I am deeply grateful for."
NACHTMYSTIUM's sixth album, "Silencing Machine", was released in July 2012 via Century Media Records.