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The Month In Metal – July 2020

In 1999, Thomas Andresen said the following to the Russian webzine Vae Solis: "[It was] a good name for us at that time."
Ian Chainey | July 31, 2020 - 1:18 pm

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The Month In Metal – June 2020

An intro to the intro to the intro: Black lives matter. I support the protests against police brutality held in response to the…
Ian Chainey | June 30, 2020 - 1:02 pm

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The Month In Metal – May 2020

Heads up: Wyatt is grabbing the intro reins this month as he takes a deep dive into the Netherlands' flourishing black metal scene.
Wyatt | May 29, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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The Month In Metal – April 2020

Some of the cuts that COVID-19 has slashed into the arts and entertainment side of culture have been cauterized thanks to humanity’s knack for acclimation.
Ian Chainey | April 30, 2020 - 1:46 pm

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The Month In Metal – March 2020

There are only two things I'm capable of writing with any degree of honesty. 1. Hey. It’s, uh, been a month.
Ian Chainey | March 31, 2020 - 3:00 pm

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The Month In Metal – February 2020

Metallica’s "Enter Sandman." You know it by heart. The avalanche of slightly off-kilter downstrokes punctuated by Lars Ulrich’s perfect snare hits. The way it hurtles…
Ian Chainey | February 28, 2020 - 12:53 pm

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The Month In Metal – January 2020

Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath turns 50 on 2/13. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking, Wow, 50 years! If traditional heavy metal were a professional
Ian Chainey | January 31, 2020 - 12:20 pm

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The Black Market: The Year In Metal 2019

Welcome to our December Best Of The Rest Blowout. At midnight, 2019 is dead. Let’s remember it one last time before adorable Baby New Year…
Ian Chainey | December 31, 2019 - 11:17 am

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The 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2019

Hails, my fellow Black Marketers. Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Black Market Glossary, a reference guide designed to help new readers interpret what…
Ian Chainey | December 6, 2019 - 3:08 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – November 2019

First, some housekeeping. Our year-end list is going to run sometime next week. Like last year’s edition, it will be a top 10, one informally…
Ian Chainey | November 29, 2019 - 1:52 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – October 2019

Before I re-watched Trick Or Treat for last year’s intro on Black Roses and heavy metal cinema, I thought about this 1986 movie in two…
Ian Chainey | October 31, 2019 - 11:03 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2019

Congratulations! You now own a limited edition 15th anniversary d.Marvin Guitars Dieselharp, offered exclusively through a beer can redemption program overseen by Blake Judd's new…
Ian Chainey | September 30, 2019 - 11:03 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2019

All right, here's how all of this started. I don't know if I should start here, as I realize what I'm about to unleash will…
Ian Chainey | August 30, 2019 - 11:44 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2019

If you're reading this, it's either (a) July and nothing is going on, (b) other stories fell apart, or (c) I have died and my…
Ian Chainey | July 31, 2019 - 1:39 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2019

All right, nerds. Jenovavirus. Demo #1. Check this out:…
Ian Chainey | June 28, 2019 - 1:25 pm
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