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Pallbearer – “Watcher In The Dark” Video

Arkansas doom four-piece Pallbearer are nearing the end of their second tour for last year’s incredible Foundations Of Burden. They’ve rightly gotten a huge amount of mileage out of that behemoth, and they are not quite done with it yet. Today, the band dropped a video for the nearly 11-minute epic “Watcher In The Dark.”… More »

By: Collin Robinson / April 7, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Pallbearer – “Fear And Fury”

Last year, Arkansas doom band Pallbearer released one of 2014’s best metal albums: their sophomore LP, Foundations Of Burden. They’ve been touring the hell out of that thing pretty much ever since it dropped, but they’re about to embark upon a new jaunt, the Decibel Magazine Tour, where they’ll be playing with Vallenfyre, Converge, and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 12, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Album Of The Week: Pallbearer Foundations Of Burden

Pallbearer don’t sound like Black Sabbath. Or they do, sort of, but only to the extent that early Low sounds like a Phil Spector girl group, or that second-album Bon Iver sounds like Bruce Hornsby. The influence is there, clearly audible, underpinning everything Pallbearer do. But it’s all filtered through waves upon waves of oceanic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Stream Pallbearer Foundations Of Burden

The Little Rock, Arkansas doomsters Pallbearer made a seismic impact on the underground metal map with their aqueous, spaced-out 2012 debut album Sorrow And Extinction. Next week, they’ll follow it up with their sophomore album Foundations Of Burden, and the new LP pushes their melodic, expansive, higher-than-the-sun sound way beyond its logical conclusions. We’ve already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2014 - 1:12 pm

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2014

Last week, Grantland published a thoughtful, compelling piece by Steven Hyden titled “The Sad But True Fate Of Pop-Metal.” In his essay, Hyden used the new Mastodon album, Once More ‘Round The Sun, as a jumping-off point to lament the paucity (if not void) of contemporary metal in mainstream consciousness, especially relative to the genre’… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 30, 2014 - 12:23 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The challenge in compiling the 5 Best Songs Of The Week isn’t determining which songs deserve to be included and which don’t, it’s determining which deserving songs to cut and which to keep. This week presented us with a ridiculous assortment of Best Songs, so many that we could have come up with at least… More »

By: Stereogum / June 27, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Pallbearer – “The Ghost I Used To Be”

Pallbearer’s debut, Sorrow And Extinction, was our #1 metal album of 2012, and last December, Sorrow’s then-untitled/-unrecorded follow-up came in right around the midway point on our list of the 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014. All work on that album is now complete — it was recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson, who also… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 24, 2014 - 12:41 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

SXSW 2013 Wednesday: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Waxahatchee, White Lung, & Lots Of Metal

Stereogum’s recaps and photos from SXSW continue… More »

By: Stereogum / March 14, 2013 - 2:07 pm