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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2016

From our viewpoint at the end of 2016, "War Pigs" -- the ubiquitous leadoff track from Black Sabbath's sophomore album Paranoid -- looks like an…
Doug Moore | November 30, 2016 - 12:41 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – October 2016

As usual, we've got an avalanche of worthy metal to discuss this month. Before we get to it, I want to take a crack at…
Doug Moore | October 31, 2016 - 12:12 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2016

Like August before it, September gave us Black Market folks -- that's me, Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Ian Chainey, and Michael Nelson -- a brutal…
Doug Moore | September 30, 2016 - 4:05 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2016

The end of the summer doldrums always brings tidings of many noteworthy metal releases, as record label employees return from their beach vacations and say,…
Doug Moore | August 31, 2016 - 2:33 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2016

If you look up "dog days of summer," you might be surprised to find that it has a technical definition. It's the period of the
Doug Moore | July 29, 2016 - 1:38 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2016

At the very beginning of this month, Stereogum ran a Band To Watch feature on the progressive metal band Astronoid. Black Market contributor/editor emeritus Michael…
Doug Moore | June 30, 2016 - 11:43 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2016

This Memorial Day weekend marked the 14th annual Maryland Deathfest down in Baltimore. Only one of us Black Market guys made it to the festival…
Doug Moore | May 31, 2016 - 1:31 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016

One of the themes that keeps cropping up in this column is the current underground metal scene's creative fertility. I keep turning to this subject…
Doug Moore | April 29, 2016 - 11:59 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2016

This past Saturday, I was lucky enough to catch the storied Canadian progressive death metal band Gorguts in the Dutch city of Tilburg, on the…
Doug Moore | March 31, 2016 - 12:43 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2016

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece called "The Weird Global Appeal Of Heavy Metal." The article provides a brief but well-researched…
Doug Moore | February 29, 2016 - 1:51 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2016

Welcome to The Black Market's fourth year of metal-scrounging. We -- that's Michael Nelson, Wyatt Marshall, Aaron Lariviere, Ian Chainey, and me -- have been…
Doug Moore | January 29, 2016 - 12:41 pm

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015

If we're just talking about the music -- and isn't that, like, the thing we're talking about here? -- then 2015 was a great year…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2015 - 10:20 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2015

We're coming down the home stretch, folks. This month's Black Market will be our last "normal" column of 2015. In December we'll be running a…
Doug Moore | November 30, 2015 - 12:28 pm

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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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