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Welcome to the Black Market, a new space at Stereogum dedicated to talking about and listening to heavy music. By “heavy music” I mean metal, mostly, although that word is vague and meaningless enough to make it useless at this point. Metal is an insular subculture made up of a zillion insular sub-subcultures — to… More »

In this installment I intentionally paired two longstanding bands who’ve shifted their approach/sound significantly during the course of their careers, not always to their fans’ approval. Katatonia released their eighth album Night Is The New Day toward the end of 2009. It landed at No. 11 on my year-end list. Rotting Christ’s excellent Aealo is… More »

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SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday.
Stereogum | March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

Stereogum/Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas Unofficial SXSW Party

We’ll be in Austin in a couple weeks. Nobody likes a lazy non-contributor, so we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite labels Sacred Bones
brandon | February 28, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Stereogum v by:Larm 2010 Pt. 2: Stratos Show, Viking Heroes

Our first couple days in Oslo were all about wandering and seeing as much as possible, but Friday involved staying put in a single venue…
brandon | February 21, 2010 - 10:54 pm

Stereogum v by:Larm 2010 Lineup

Next month Stereogum heads to Oslo to present a night of music at by:Larm. Unlike the Stateside festivals we attend, by:Larm is stocked entirely with…
brandon | January 12, 2010 - 2:15 pm