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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 »

Dark grind-speed, Entombed-loving hardcore punk crew Trap Them’s new Kurt Ballou-produced third full-length Darker Handcraft comes out in a couple weeks and it’s, without a doubt, their best collection to date. Reasons? The group’s gone through more drummers than Spinal Tap since forming in Seattle a decade ago. For Darker, ex-Coliseum pounder Chris Maggio manhandles… More »

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Trap Them – “Salted Crypts”

The last album released by Seattle/Boston death/punk/crust band Trap Them, Darker Handcraft, was one of the musical highlights of 2011. The band is set to…
Michael Nelson | April 8, 2014 - 1:25 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am