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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
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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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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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