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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2015

If you read the Black Market regularly, you will no doubt be shocked — shocked! — to hear the following: July was a fucking crazy month for metal. I could probably let this fact pass without comment, as the Black Market crew (Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Ian Chainey, Michael Nelson, and I) struggles to winnow… More »

By: Doug Moore / July 31, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Stream Krallice’s Surprise New Album Ygg Huur

Just two days ago, Black Market bro Doug Moore and I were chatting about Krallice — he’d seen them at Brooklyn’s Acheron a night earlier, where they’d played some new songs. Said Doug: “The new Krallice material is fucking awesome and real different from their older stuff…they floored me.” I totally believe it. Krallice are… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 30, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Q&A: Colin Marston Of Krallice/Gorguts/Dysrhythmia On The Ins & Outs Of Engineering And The Realities Of Running A Recording Studio

It takes time to make a rock album. A lot of time.

That sounds deeply obvious, but unless you’ve made a full-length album, it’s hard to process just how many man-hours are involved.

Let’s say you’re starting from scratch. You’re just some kid who dreams of being in a band. First,… More »

By: Doug Moore / October 6, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Krallice – IIIIIIII

First off, before we talk about this song, let me just say, if you’ve never seen Krallice live, and you get the chance to do so, I implore you: Get the hell out there and do so. The Brooklyn-based technical black-metal band offers one of the most exciting musical experiences in the world. Now, onto… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 1, 2012 - 11:57 am

Dysrhythmia – “Running Towards The End” (Stereogum Premiere)

Generally speaking, my musical palate rejects any artist whose chosen subgenre somewhere includes the word “technical,” but I don’t see how you describe Dysrhythmia without mentioning their technical prowess, and man do I love that band. The NYC-based instrumental trio comprises guitarists Kevin Hufnagel (Vaura, Gorguts) and Colin Marston (Krallice), and drummer Jeff Eber. Gorgut… More »

By: Michael Nelson / July 12, 2012 - 1:50 pm

Mick Barr – “Vohvar”

Mick Barr is the ridiculously gifted weird-metal guitarist whose shredding always sounds too mathematically assured to be the work of just one guy with one instrument. As the guiding force behind Krallice and Orthrelm, Barr regularly turns extreme metal into time-bending fractal equations. His new solo track “Vohvar” buzzes through tons of different rhythmic idea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 23, 2011 - 11:48 am

Under The Influence: Krallice Diotima

This is the final Haunting The Chapel. In case you missed my earlier tweet, I accepted a position at Pitchfork, where I’ll be returning as an Editor on Monday, 8/1. “Returning,” because I worked there as a Contributing Writer from 2003 to 2008, writing 200+ reviews and then launching the site’s metal column Show No… More »

By: brandon / July 29, 2011 - 7:23 am

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

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 bit, but since it has an original release date of ’09 before Prosthetic’s 2011 reissue, I didn’t include that either. O… More »

By: brandon / June 28, 2011 - 9:48 am

Stereogum’s Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far

We still have plenty of time and music left in 2011, but since we’re at the halfway (or so) mark, we thought it made sense to pause and take stock of the best albums of the year so far. There was some science behind the final tally: Each one of us made a list and… More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Krallice – Diotima Premature Evaluation

In four years Krallice have managed to release three complex, hypnotic, ambitious, whirlpooling albums — even with its four members performing in a dozen or so outside bands. The biggest structural shift since the early days is the increased role of bassist/vocalist Nick McMaster, who joined guitarist/vocalist Mick Barr, Warr guitarist Colin Marston, and drummer… More »

By: stereogum / April 21, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Krallice – “The Clearing” (Stereogum Premiere)

A lot’s changed in American black metal since Krallice formed three years ago. A lot’s changed for Krallice, too. Strange it’s only been three years — feels like they’ve always been around. Maybe because despite Mick Barr, Colin Marston, Lev Weinstein, and Nick McMaster performing in a dozen bands outside their USBM juggernaut, they’ve managed… More »

By: brandon / January 18, 2011 - 11:46 am

White Moth – “You Texas, Dark Star” (Stereogum Premiere)

What’ve you been up to this summer? Chances are, not as much as R. Loren. I’ve already posted a couple of tracks from the Texas musician’s Sailors With Wax Wings. In addition to his work under that moniker and and his black metal-ambient Pyramids, Loren has another new project, White Moth. He describes it a… More »

By: brandon / August 19, 2010 - 10:28 am

Sailors With Wax Wings – “And Clash And Clash Of Hoof And Heel” & Album Info

This “And Clash And Clash Of Hoof And Heel” video is more a teaser (or “a really elaborate song stream,” to quote Jessica) than an actual “video,” but it gives you a complete listen to another track from Sailor With Wax Wings’ forthcoming self-titled Stephen Crane-inspired debut, so it’s worth a look. As mentioned whe… More »

By: brandon / August 6, 2010 - 11:57 am

Sailors With Wax Wings – “If I Should Cast Off This Tattered Coat” (Stereogum Premiere)

A few months ago I was DJing metal and noise at what was more of a sweaty dance party than a space for metal and noise, but somehow Pyramids “Hellmonk” got people especially psyched: Arms in the air, eyes closed, tongues out, etc. Telling. The last time I mentioned the Denton post-metallers around here, it… More »

By: brandon / July 29, 2010 - 9:41 am

Bloody Panda – “Art Galleries” (Stereogum Premiere)

When people write about NY doom crew Bloody Panda, they usually mention those executioner masks: The sextet removed the hoods, though, and Yoshiko Ohara isn’t the only one showing her face, so folks will have to focus on the ritualistic sounds they’re making. (And say hello to Krallice’s Lev Weinstein.) Last summer I posted “SacadesMore »

By: brandon / May 25, 2010 - 10:54 am

Haunting The Chapel: The 30 Best Metal Albums Of 2009 (Plus Dozens Of Guest Lists)

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 turning fuzzy and falling into the background, the favorites cementing themselves in your brain and eardrums. Or maybe… More »

By: brandon / December 19, 2009 - 6:41 pm

New Krallice Live Video – “Dimensional Bleedthrough” & “Autocthon”

On Friday longtime favorites Krallice played to a very packed Union Pool, along with the duo Orphan and fellow NYC black metal crews Malkuth and Liturgy. I’d just put on a Halloween show with Krallice and Malkuth, so I timed my arrival to catch Krallice celebrating the release of their great second album Dimensional Bleedthrough. More »

By: brandon / November 16, 2009 - 11:17 am

New Krallice – “The Mountain”

As you might have concluded after hearing its 11-minute title track “Dimensional Bleedthrough,” Krallice’s second full-length takes a long time to unpack and absorb. The collection’s least knotty song, “The Mountain,” features bassist (and album art collagist) Nick McMaster taking over vocal duties from Mick Barr, his heavier bellow fitting the song’s (relatively speaking) straightforward… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

New Krallice – “Dimensional Bleedthrough” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last summer a friend and I organized an intentionally below-the-radar show with New York’s Krallice, the Seattle duo Inquisition and the McKinney, Texas quartet Dagon: It was supposed to offer a varied look at American black metal in a raw warehouse environment that we felt suited the music. The show happened a week and a… More »

By: brandon / September 1, 2009 - 10:48 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I’m not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I’m the one who goes out to see the most live music. And then I’m the one who sits around anally cataloging and indexing it in photos and words, and then recataloging it in list form at year-end. To that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm