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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – October 2015

Near the beginning of October, the great prog-sludge act Giant Squid announced that they were terminating their 12-plus-year career with an indefinite hiatus. Though Giant…
Doug Moore | October 30, 2015 - 11:45 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2015

A few weeks back, I came across the following YouTube video. It's an 8-bit, early video game-style rendition of "Chapel Of Ghouls," one of death-metal…
Doug Moore | September 30, 2015 - 12:14 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2015

When the other Black Market guys and I set about assembling this month's column, we ran into a philosophical disagreement about whether a certain band…
Doug Moore | August 31, 2015 - 3:03 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2015

If you read the Black Market regularly, you will no doubt be shocked -- shocked! -- to hear the following: July was a fucking crazy…
Doug Moore | July 31, 2015 - 1:47 pm

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The Black Market – The Month In Metal: June 2015

June was not especially kind to big-name metal bands. Its brightest moment for such acts came courtesy of Iron Maiden, who announced the impending release
Doug Moore | June 30, 2015 - 11:52 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2015

Before we get started with this month's column, a quick programming note: For scheduling reasons, Black Market founder and Stereogum editor Michael Nelson has passed…
Doug Moore | May 29, 2015 - 10:02 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2015

As it does every year, the month of April brought with it Record Store Day. And this year, as you might have heard, Record Store…
Michael Nelson | April 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2015

It seemed like every day of March brought with it a new controversy or calamity worthy of coverage here: There was the Ghost Bath hoax;…
Michael Nelson | March 31, 2015 - 3:41 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2015

At the very end of January, a few days after last month's Black Market was published, Tom interviewed Wes Borland -- the guitar player in…
Michael Nelson | February 25, 2015 - 11:53 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2015

Coming into the new year, the five guys who curate the Black Market -- Ian Chainey, Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Doug Moore, and me --…
Michael Nelson | January 28, 2015 - 12:39 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2014

If you care about metal, you really should subscribe to Decibel, because as far as I'm concerned, it's not only a source of great writing…
Michael Nelson | November 25, 2014 - 12:32 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – October 2014

If you go to the Facebook page of the old-school German thrash metal band Kreator, you'll see updates posted from every city the band has…
Michael Nelson | October 31, 2014 - 3:51 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2014

In July's Black Market, I wrote a long essay on the ways in which metal bands catfish their fans, and in that piece, I mentioned…
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2014

Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August…
Michael Nelson | August 29, 2014 - 9:39 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2014

If you watch MTV's Catfish -- and admit it, you do -- you've surely experienced a particular reaction to each episode's respective narrative as it…
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2014 - 1:29 pm