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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 »

May has been a pretty intense month around here. Memorial Day Weekend brought Maryland Death Fest to Baltimore, and attendance was mandatory for any metalhead who wanted to keep his cred pass. (Absences were excused in cases of need; acceptable excuses included: unavoidable domestic or professional demands; financial concerns; injury; disability; agoraphobia; and/or inability to… More »

Elevations And Depths” is the 10+ minute track that ends adventurous Chicago blackened noisemakers Locrian’s The Crystal World, one of my favorite albums of 2010 (and one of two great records they released last year). It’s an excellent song, one that popped up as a bonus on our December Monthly Mix for its icy qualities. More »

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Locrian – “Heavy Water”

On their upcoming LP, Infinite Dissolution, Locrian are envisioning a post-apocalyptic life. As they told Noisey, the avant-garde/metal/drone band's inspiration for the album largely come…
Misha Sesar | June 18, 2015 - 1:09 pm
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The Soft Pink Truth – “Black Metal” (Venom Cover)

Drew Daniel is no stranger to unorthodox musical experiments. His main project with his partner M.C. Schmidt, Matmos, has released some of the most conceptually…
Miles Bowe | May 8, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Locrian – “Eternal Return” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Locrian placed high in last month’s Black Market with their atmospheric, drone-laden brand of black metal: “Eternal Return,” the first single from their new full-length…
Elliah Heifetz | June 25, 2013 - 12:31 pm
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Locrian – “Two Moons”

In last month's Black Market, we named the Locrian track "Eternal Return" the second-best new metal song to be released in May. "Eternal Return" i…
Michael Nelson | June 13, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Horseback/Locrian – “The Gift” (Stereogum Premiere)

Back in May, Chapel Hill, NC's Horseback released one of the year's most rewarding albums, Half Blood, which blends ambient black metal with rootsy Americana…
Michael Nelson | October 4, 2012 - 11:52 am

Locrian & Christoph Heemann – “Hecatomb” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chicago-based avant-garde drone trio Locrian do fine work on their own (check out their excellent 2012 release The Clearing/The Final Epoch), but they're still probably…
Michael Nelson | September 20, 2012 - 11:09 am

Locrian – “Coprolite” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chicago's Locrian are probably best known for their collaborations with Horseback and Mammifer, but the now-trio of André Foisy, Terence Hannum, and Steven Hess have…
Michael Nelson | August 7, 2012 - 3:35 pm
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Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever…
brandon | December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am
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Stereogum Monthly Mix: December 2010

Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me…
brandon | December 2, 2010 - 5:04 pm
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The First Five Minutes After Death: Various Artists Remember Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson

I woke up early Thursday to a message from Sasha Grey titled "Sleazy Passed." She'd sent it at 5:30 AM and said, among other things,…
brandon | November 29, 2010 - 4:58 pm
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Locrian “At Night’s End” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Over the past few months Locrian have quietly released two of 2010's best albums. They're not a quiet band, but the project of André Foisy…
brandon | November 1, 2010 - 12:56 pm

Locrian – “The Columnless Arcade”

Locrian's Territories ends with the torrentially uplifting "The Columnless Arcade." The Chicago duo of André Foisy and Terence Hannum still create plenty of dark, crumbling,…
brandon | April 14, 2010 - 12:46 pm