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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 “Scandinavian” black-metal auteur Myrkur and the Chicago-based USBM artist Blake Judd, who is best known for his band Nachtmystium. Both… More »

Clichés be damned — this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and shifted my usual Top 30 to a Top 50. (Sure, the different between No. More »

Four years ago I suggested Dawnbringer’s third album In Sickness and In Dreams had the best sounding guitars of 2006. (Can you think of any that sounded better?) Chicago multi-instrumentalist Chris Black, aka Professor Black, the man behind Dawnbringer, is also the main force in traditional metal crews Superchrist (“Fuck With Your Boots On”!) and… More »

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Dawnbringer – “Hands Of Death”

The upcoming Night Of The Hammer is, to my ear, the weirdest thing yet released by Chris Black under his venerable Dawnbringer handle. It makes…
Michael Nelson | September 24, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Dawnbringer – “One-Eyed Sister” (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in March, I wrote about the band High Spirits, and the man behind High Spirits, Chicago's Chris Black. Black is a prolific and versatile…
Michael Nelson | August 28, 2014 - 11:49 am