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There are a couple of reasons this year has seen the release of so many great EPs: cheaper recording technology, easier distribution methods, the death of the album cycle. But I think the prevailing reason is that, as our attention spans grow shorter and the amount of music we have to check out every day… More »

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 50 Best Metal Albums feature that’ll sum up our favorites of the year that was. … More »

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 »

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Aksumite – “Double Mask” (Stereogum Premiere)

Aksumite is one of the stars of Michigan's Colloquial Sound Recordings, the label that's home to A Pregnant Light, Dressed In Streams, and a slew…
Wyatt Marshall | February 2, 2016 - 10:30 am

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
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The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2013

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…
Michael Nelson | December 10, 2013 - 10:33 am
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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

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2013

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,…
Michael Nelson | June 27, 2013 - 4:46 pm
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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
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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
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