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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2017

Summer is a great time for heavy metal. The combination of warm weather, long car trips, alcohol, and lots of hanging around outdoors basically begs…
Doug Moore | July 31, 2017 - 12:11 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2017

Talking about underground metal with people who aren't already committed to the stuff largely consists of answering variations on the following question: "But why would…
Doug Moore | June 30, 2017 - 12:15 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2017

We usually kick off the Black Market with one of my standard 8,000-word screeds about whatever happened to irritate me during the preceding four weeks,…
Doug Moore | May 31, 2017 - 12:13 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2017

A couple of weeks into April, a blog called Sad But True: Plagiarism In Heavy Metal Art popped up on Wordpress. The site consists of…
Doug Moore | April 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2017

Hey, this is Ian. Doug is in the studio this month. He's also promoting Weeping Sores. Since the man is slammed, I'm filling in, much…
Ian Chainey | March 31, 2017 - 1:38 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2017

If you need a good barometer for the current national mood in the United States, look no further than the Washington Post. Last Wednesday, the…
Doug Moore | February 28, 2017 - 11:31 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2017

Welcome to the first installment of the Black Market's fifth year in operation. It has been a privilege to work on this column for these…
Doug Moore | January 31, 2017 - 12:56 pm

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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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