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We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A’s with a wide array of artists who would go on to define the year. A lot of the interviews we published this year focused on process, but the byproduct of having… More »

If we’re just talking about the music — and isn’t that, like, the thing we’re talking about here? — then 2015 was a great year for metal. That should come as no surprise. The genre (to the the extent we can call this vast, ever-expanding universe a “genre”) has enjoyed a prolonged period of outstanding… More »

One of music’s finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing consensus, in appreciating the work that resonates with a broad swath of humanity, so every year the Stereogum staff teams up to generate a list of the year’s best albums. More »

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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How…
Stereogum | June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am
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Q&A: Leviathan’s Jef Whitehead On His Early Years, His Future, & Scar Sighted + “Gardens Of Coprolite” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's hard to remember a world where every type of music imaginable wasn't available at the click of a mouse, but it's the world we…
Justin M. Norton | February 23, 2015 - 12:09 pm

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2015

Coming into the new year, the five guys who curate the Black Market -- Ian Chainey, Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Doug Moore, and me --…
Michael Nelson | January 28, 2015 - 12:39 pm
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Leviathan – “All Tongues Toward”

Jef Whitehead, aka Wrest, the man behind the long-running project Leviathan, is a seminal figure in American black metal. When I say seminal, I mean,…
Michael Nelson | January 15, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Twilight – “Lungs”

The third album from black metal supergroup Twilight would have been noteworthy even if it didn't feature the contributions of new member Thurston Moore. In…
Michael Nelson | January 15, 2014 - 11:43 am
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Stream Lake Of Blood Omnipotens Tyrannus (Stereogum Premiere)

This year brought the inaugural Cassette Store Day, celebrating the cassette-only (or cassette-mostly) subcultures that have sprung up in numerous indie undergrounds. The cassette thing…
Michael Nelson | November 26, 2013 - 1:18 pm
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Wrekmeister Harmonies – “You’ve Always Meant So Much To Me” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

When I was editor at Invisible Oranges, we covered the inaugural performance of something called Wrekmeister Harmonies -- an ambitious and artsy project that combined…
Michael Nelson | May 10, 2013 - 11:45 am
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Hate Meditation (Blake Judd From Nachtmystium) – “The Genocide March”

Last year, following three albums and two EPs that increasingly and relentlessly strained against the boundaries of black metal, Blake Judd's ongoing project Nachtmystium delivered…
Michael Nelson | March 7, 2013 - 11:48 am

Leviathan’s Jef Whitehead Sentenced To Two Years Probation

About a year and a half ago -- in January 2011 -- black-metal musician and tattoo artist Jef Whitehead was arrested and charged with sexually…
Michael Nelson | June 21, 2012 - 5:59 pm
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Under The Influence: Tombs Path Of Totality

Tombs' Path Of Totality topped my list of the Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. I was curious what sort of personal soundtrack…
brandon | July 12, 2011 - 10:19 am
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Twilight – “8,000 Years” (Stereogum Premiere)

A lot's changed since the last Twilight album. For starters, there are those pesky teenage vampire movies of the same name. I asked new Twilight…
brandon | April 30, 2010 - 12:09 pm
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Haunting The Chapel No. 4

I included the longstanding occult black metal group Nightbringer's Apocalypse Sun on the list of my 10 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010 (scroll all the…
brandon | January 8, 2010 - 11:18 am
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