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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 can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

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 lived in just 15 years ago. If you were a fan of black metal in the late ’90s and early ’00s, you had to work to find the music. Part… More »

Coming into the new year, the five guys who curate the Black Market — Ian Chainey, Aaron Lariviere, Wyatt Marshall, Doug Moore, and me — had a few long discussions on what we might do to improve this feature in 2015 (and beyond). We considered expanding its scope, increasing its frequency, changing its format and/or… More »

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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. I…
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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