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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2014

In last month’s Black Market, we spent a lot of space celebrating the triumphant returns of numerous kings: Agalloch, Triptykon, Thou, Eyehategod … even the mighty Metallica came back to us with their strongest material in decades. We witnessed a similar wave in April, but this time, the old gods were not so beneficent: Three… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 30, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Trap Them – “Salted Crypts”

The last album released by Seattle/Boston death/punk/crust band Trap Them, Darker Handcraft, was one of the musical highlights of 2011. The band is set to release the follow-up to that album, titled Blissfucker, in June. Today, Trap Them revealed the new album’s cover art as well as its first single, “Salted Crypts.” Like Darker Handcraft,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 8, 2014 - 1:25 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in the decrepit climate of 2011? Does anyone actually get discovered at SXSW? What’s the point of signing to a label? What happened to that taco truck on Red River near… More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Trap Them – “Evictionaries” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dark grind-speed, Entombed-loving hardcore punk crew Trap Them’s new Kurt Ballou-produced third full-length Darker Handcraft comes out in a couple weeks and it’s, without a doubt, their best collection to date. Reasons? The group’s gone through more drummers than Spinal Tap since forming in Seattle a decade ago. For Darker, ex-Coliseum pounder Chris Maggio manhandle… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2011 - 11:24 am