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The Black Market

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

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This past weekend, we witnessed what may have been the worst (and most boring!) Grammys of all time. But, thankfully, on the non-corporatized side of…
Stereogum | February 19, 2016 - 5:32 pm

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2014

In July's Black Market, I wrote a long essay on the ways in which metal bands catfish their fans, and in that piece, I mentioned…
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm

More Dawnbringer stories

Stream Dawnbringer XX EP

Last week, the Chicago-based heavy metal institution Dawnbringer dropped an absurdly great new song called "North By North." I've been listening to Dawnbringer for years…
Michael Nelson | February 23, 2016 - 11:15 am

Dawnbringer – “North By North”

It's pretty close to impossible to keep up with the recorded output of "Professor" Chris Black, the Chicago-based trad-metal genius behind High Spirits, Superchrist, and…
Michael Nelson | February 18, 2016 - 1:33 pm

Dawnbringer – “Hands Of Death”

The upcoming Night Of The Hammer is, to my ear, the weirdest thing yet released by Chris Black under his venerable Dawnbringer handle. It makes…
Michael Nelson | September 24, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Dawnbringer – “One-Eyed Sister” (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in March, I wrote about the band High Spirits, and the man behind High Spirits, Chicago's Chris Black. Black is a prolific and versatile…
Michael Nelson | August 28, 2014 - 11:49 am

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever…
Brandon Stosuy | December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

Haunting The Chapel

Dawnbringer – “Like An Earthquake” (Stereogum Premiere)

Four years ago I suggested Dawnbringer's third album In Sickness and In Dreams had the best sounding guitars of 2006. (Can you think of any…
Brandon Stosuy | September 10, 2010 - 11:22 am