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My first couple experiences hearing Blut Aus Nord's Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry came while walking around these abandoned or underused paths in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Not very black…   Read Story »
In July's Black Market, I wrote a long essay on the ways in which metal bands catfish their fans, and in that piece, I mentioned a number of contemporary examples of this phenomenon, including the…   Read Story »
So it has been one hell of a week. And just when we thought it was all wrapped up, Thom Yorke comes outta nowhere and hits us with a whole new album. That's not even fair! Is it? Well, fair or not,…   Read Story »
You can't really talk in superlative terms when discussing entire genres populated by several nations' worth of subgenres, but if you were forced at gunpoint to identify the "best black metal band in…   Read Story »
Here are the facts as we know them: Blut Aus Nord is the one-man black metal project of a Frenchman who calls himself Vindsval. Vindsval debuted his whole thing in 1994, but he has allowed the public…   Read Story »
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 to Dragged Into Sunlight's Hatred For Mankind quite a…   Read Story »
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 consume the genre obsessively, every year seems sort of great, the chaff…   Read Story »