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I spent the second week of March at SXSW, and I spent a pretty good percentage of my SXSW at metal shows. In truth, most of the people I talked to at the festival seemed to agree that this year’s metal lineups were pretty lackluster, but even so, every day the genre offered numerous acts… More »

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Lord Mantis – “Negative Birth” (Feat. Indian’s Dylan O’Toole) (Stereogum Premiere)

There's already a clear narrative for the year in metal, and we're only three months in. This came up once already when we wrote about…
Aaron Lariviere | March 27, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Lord Mantis – “Body Choke”

Chicago blackened sludge/doom quartet Lord Mantis' sophomore album, Pervertor, was one of Stereogum's favorite metal records of 2012. Last year, the band contributed to one…
Michael Nelson | February 28, 2014 - 10:51 am