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In last month’s Black Market, we spent a lot of space celebrating the triumphant returns of numerous kings: Agalloch, Triptykon, Thou, Eyehategod … even the mighty Metallica came back to us with their strongest material in decades. We witnessed a similar wave in April, but this time, the old gods were not so beneficent: Three… More »

In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven’s Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch’s 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is the best metal album of the millennium (so far), the apotheosis of what had also been, I believed, the best metal year of the millennium (so far) — perhaps a… More »

Earlier this month, I spent a Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn metal-themed bar Duff’s: a cluttered dive situated in the basement of an apartment building, illuminated even in the daytime only by red Christmas lights, a 13″ CRT television blasting a gnarled VHS copy of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and the white-on-chrome glow coming from… More »

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Stream A Pregnant Light All Saints’ Day (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year, A Pregnant Light released My Game Doesn't Have A Name. Despite the one-man band now having released more than 15 records, that album…
Wyatt Marshall | November 2, 2015 - 10:44 am

A Pregnant Light – “No Longer N 2 U” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A Pregnant Light isn't the same black metal band it was a few years ago, and it's surely more appealing to a wider audience because…
Wyatt Marshall | August 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm

A Pregnant Light – “Fresh Flower Offering (Purple Night)” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's been pretty amazing to witness the evolution of A Pregnant Light. The one-man project from Grand Rapids, MI, began its life in 2011 as…
Michael Nelson | October 22, 2014 - 11:23 am

Stream A Pregnant Light Stars Will Fall (Stereogum Premiere)

Another demo, another collection of beauties from recent Stereogum Band To Watch A Pregnant Light. When we last heard new material from APL, Deathless Maranatha's…
Wyatt Marshall | August 20, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Stream A Pregnant Light’s Domination Harmony (Stereogum Premiere)

When we wrote about A Pregnant Light as a Band To Watch back in April, the one-man band had already proven itself more diverse than…
Wyatt Marshall | May 31, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Band To Watch: A Pregnant Light

Sometime in the second half of 2011, I took a chance and ordered a number of cassettes, sound-unheard, from a new cassette-only record label that…
Wyatt Marshall | April 3, 2013 - 10:14 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2013

Alongside all the punk, post-punk, pop, hip-hop, and indie rock, I actually got to see a lot of metal at SXSW: I started my marathon…
Michael Nelson | March 28, 2013 - 3:16 pm