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If you read the Black Market regularly, you will no doubt be shocked — shocked! — to hear the following: July was a fucking crazy month for metal. I could probably let this fact pass without comment, as the Black Market crew (Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Ian Chainey, Michael Nelson, and I) struggles to winnow… More »

It takes time to make a rock album. A lot of time.

That sounds deeply obvious, but unless you’ve made a full-length album, it’s hard to process just how many man-hours are involved.

Let’s say you’re starting from scratch. You’re just some kid who dreams of being in a band. First,… More »

This is the final Haunting The Chapel. In case you missed my earlier tweet, I accepted a position at Pitchfork, where I’ll be returning as an Editor on Monday, 8/1. “Returning,” because I worked there as a Contributing Writer from 2003 to 2008, writing 200+ reviews and then launching the site’s metal column Show No… More »

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Stream Krallice’s Surprise New Album Ygg Huur

Just two days ago, Black Market bro Doug Moore and I were chatting about Krallice -- he'd seen them at Brooklyn's Acheron a night earlier,…
Michael Nelson | July 30, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Krallice – IIIIIIII

First off, before we talk about this song, let me just say, if you've never seen Krallice live, and you get the chance to do…
Michael Nelson | August 1, 2012 - 11:57 am

Dysrhythmia – “Running Towards The End” (Stereogum Premiere)

Generally speaking, my musical palate rejects any artist whose chosen subgenre somewhere includes the word "technical," but I don't see how you describe Dysrhythmia without…
Michael Nelson | July 12, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Mick Barr – “Vohvar”

Mick Barr is the ridiculously gifted weird-metal guitarist whose shredding always sounds too mathematically assured to be the work of just one guy with one…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2011 - 11:48 am

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

Before the quibbling starts: I didn't include YOB's Atma because it isn't out until August. It would be way up there. I've also been listening…
brandon | June 28, 2011 - 9:48 am

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we're at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense…
Stereogum | June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Krallice – Diotima Premature Evaluation

In four years Krallice have managed to release three complex, hypnotic, ambitious, whirlpooling albums — even with its four members performing in a dozen or…
stereogum | April 21, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Krallice – “The Clearing” (Stereogum Premiere)

A lot's changed in American black metal since Krallice formed three years ago. A lot's changed for Krallice, too. Strange it's only been three years…
brandon | January 18, 2011 - 11:46 am

White Moth – “You Texas, Dark Star” (Stereogum Premiere)

What've you been up to this summer? Chances are, not as much as R. Loren. I've already posted a couple of tracks from the Texas…
brandon | August 19, 2010 - 10:28 am

Sailors With Wax Wings – “And Clash And Clash Of Hoof And Heel” & Album Info

This "And Clash And Clash Of Hoof And Heel" video is more a teaser (or "a really elaborate song stream," to quote Jessica) than an…
brandon | August 6, 2010 - 11:57 am

Sailors With Wax Wings – “If I Should Cast Off This Tattered Coat” (Stereogum Premiere)

A few months ago I was DJing metal and noise at what was more of a sweaty dance party than a space for metal and…
brandon | July 29, 2010 - 9:41 am

Bloody Panda – “Art Galleries” (Stereogum Premiere)

When people write about NY doom crew Bloody Panda, they usually mention those executioner masks: The sextet removed the hoods, though, and Yoshiko Ohara isn't…
brandon | May 25, 2010 - 10:54 am

Haunting The Chapel: The 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009 (Plus Dozens Of Guest Lists)

Every year I'm tempted to -- and sometimes do -- say "this has been a great year for metal." It's a toss-away idea: If you…
brandon | December 19, 2009 - 6:41 pm

New Krallice Live Video – “Dimensional Bleedthrough” & “Autocthon”

On Friday longtime favorites Krallice played to a very packed Union Pool, along with the duo Orphan and fellow NYC black metal crews Malkuth and…
brandon | November 16, 2009 - 11:17 am

New Krallice – “The Mountain”

As you might have concluded after hearing its 11-minute title track "Dimensional Bleedthrough," Krallice's second full-length takes a long time to unpack and absorb. The…
brandon | September 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

New Krallice – “Dimensional Bleedthrough” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last summer a friend and I organized an intentionally below-the-radar show with New York's Krallice, the Seattle duo Inquisition and the McKinney, Texas quartet Dagon:…
brandon | September 1, 2009 - 10:48 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm