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Stream Coffinworm IV.I.VIII (Stereogum Premiere)

In the January installment of our monthly metal column the Black Market, Stereogum contributor Aaron Lariviere wrote the following of 2014’s then-emerging storylines: “Only one month in, this year should be too young for trends to reveal themselves, but the narrative already looks clear: This is the year of hideous sludge.” Here he was writing… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 10, 2014 - 11:24 am

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2014

Earlier this week, Mötley Crüe found themselves a “trending topic” for the first time this millennium when they announced they would break up next year — after some three and a half decades as a band — following, naturally, a lengthy farewell tour. Even accounting for Mötley Crüe’s contemporary relevance (or lack thereof), this i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 30, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Coffinworm – “Lust Vs. Vengeance”

Indianapolis sludge-doom band Coffinworm came to immediate prominence in 2009, when their first-ever recording, the Great Bringer Of Night demo, somehow wound up getting reviewed by Decibel (among others), who gave it a 9/10 score and called it the best demo of the year. Soon afterward, the band signed with the pioneering Canadian label Profound… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm

SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff necks and barking feet worth it. Here’s Wednesday, Thursday, Gibbarday, and SXSW’s metal shows, and more. This last post contains our notes, and photos from our intrepid photographers — RyanMore »

By: stereogum / March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am