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Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” + Purple Album Details

In July's Black Market, we noted that the back half of 2015 is gonna be filthy with notable metal albums. I'm personally excited about Horrendous'…
Michael Nelson | August 28, 2015 - 9:12 am
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Deafheaven’s New Bermuda Recalls Oasis, Red House Painters, Wilco

Deafheaven's Sunbather was a masterpiece -- it was Stereogum's second-favorite record of 2013 and my own #1 by a significant margin. I wrote about it
Michael Nelson | August 25, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Lifelong Dirtbag: The Eternal Importance Of Iron Maiden

This is a story about Iron Maiden. But before we talk about Iron Maiden, let's talk about Lady Gaga.
Michael Nelson | August 24, 2015 - 11:12 am
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Iron Maiden – “Speed Of Light” Video

It's been five years since British heavy metal gods Iron Maiden released a new album, 2010's The Final Frontier, and it's not unreasonable to have…
Michael Nelson | August 14, 2015 - 8:49 am
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Lollapalooza ’95 Had No Shortage Of Courtney Love Drama

Perry Farrell's inaugural Lollapalooza festival-tour launched in the summer of 1991, and it returned every year till 1997, after which it went on hiatus for…
Michael Nelson | August 11, 2015 - 5:40 pm
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Comments from michael

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September 2, 2015 on Motörhead Albums From Worst To Best

So this is why we held Sivyj Yar for Sept. Black Market. You don’t have to wait anymore to hear the album: http://www.stereogum.com/1828282/stream-sivyj-yar-burial-shrouds-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

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September 2, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

Nah, there’s nothing of the sort, unfortunately. This column is the closest thing to a “metal” aggregator that we’ve got (and it’s obviously not a complete overview of all the heavy stuff covered by Stereogum over the course of any given month). Maybe one day but not now. Sorry man!

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

Next month’s column. We held that one deliberately. Come back tomorrow, you’ll see why.

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

I love Black Breath, it’s my fault that isn’t on here, but I have been consumed by Horrendous for the last few weeks (and Black Breath aren’t exactly a million miles removed from Horrendous in some respects). I shoulda stumped harder for it when we were voting. Maybe they’ll have something eligible next month.

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

^^^ YES co-sign all this x100

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

We were already done with the column when Baroness came out; it’ll be eligible for next month. I dunno how the rest of the group feels about it, but it’s maybe my favorite song of the year.

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

I’m so stoked y’all are feeling that new Horrendous track. I actually think there are three or four songs on the album even better than that one (and I LOVE that one).

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

I think Doug’s intro applies to Motörhead and Slayer as well as Maiden. These are great bands that we love, but whose new songs maybe aren’t on the level of the stuff we’re covering (in our own humble opinions). That said, maybe we have something special in mind for Motörhead? Have some faith, man!

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September 1, 2015 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

Yeah I understand that but really, you can see footage of him doing all his old songs everywhere, and why should he make MTV the beneficiary of his new songs, especially considering his (just-revealed and very legitimate IMO) ambivalence about awards shows and the VMAs in particular? I dunno man I thought that speech was pretty fucking intense and inspired. I loved it.

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August 30, 2015 on VMAs 2015: Comment Party