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Guys, I usually kick off the Black Market with a lengthy introductory essay, an aggregation of my thoughts on the month in metal. But August … August kinda ate me alive. That is not to say that I don’t have thoughts, or that August didn’t generate enough thoughts to inspire an essay. I do! It… More »

The official date of this weekend’s Haunting The Chapel/BrooklynVegan Krieg/woe show was Saturday, 10/30, but we started the Mischief Night/Halloween event after midnight to make sure the East Coast black metal crews offered the first dark sounds you heard on 10/31. As mentioned, both bands own 2010 standout releases (both on Candlelight). On Sat/Sun, they… More »

A couple of months ago I “tweeted” about woe’s excellent Quietly, Undramatically “sound[ing] like what black metal from Philly should sound like,” i.e. rough, dirty, dangerous, ballsy, no-bullshit. (It’s where I’ve been saying USBM should go for years. And remember Blake Judd’s comment that folks selling crack in Chicago are scarier than Gaahl.) I was… More »

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