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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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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – May 2019

Back in January, our own Aaron Lariviere completed a true death metal triathlon, playing the full-length discographies of Immolation, Incantation, and Gorguts back-to-back-to-back over a…
Ian Chainey | May 31, 2019 - 12:12 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2019

When you're a metal god, people want to know about the time you lost your fingers. "One day, the person that would be sending me…
Ian Chainey | April 30, 2019 - 1:30 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2019

Picture this: I'm jamming Ulver's Nattens Madrigal as a winter storm whips around my headphones. Instead of burying the audio, the strong gales match the…
Ian Chainey | March 29, 2019 - 1:14 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2019

I've always wanted to be in a death metal band. Problem: I am an untalented, antisocial loser. So, a question has long simmered in the…
Ian Chainey | February 28, 2019 - 12:37 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – January 2019

Welcome back. It's a new year. A fresh start. So, for the third installment of our 2018 wrap-up, we're going to be looking at...
Ian Chainey | January 31, 2019 - 3:10 pm

2018 In Review

The Black Market: The Year In Metal 2018

At the time I’m writing this, an Encyclopaedia Metallum search turns up 15,896 releases in 2018. (It’s early, the trve number will probably exceed 2017’s…
Ian Chainey | December 28, 2018 - 12:26 pm

2018 In Review

The 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2018

First, some housekeeping. In place of what would have been November’s Black Market column, you are now (in early December) getting our TOP 10 METAL…
Ian Chainey | December 6, 2018 - 11:40 am

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – October 2018

EXT. DETROIT OR WHEREVER IT DOESN'T MATTER -- NIGHT
Ian Chainey | October 31, 2018 - 2:26 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2018

There's a lot going on in the beginning of Amorphis' "Black Winter Day." Sure, it's just a few seconds of some keyboard chords and a…
Ian Chainey | September 28, 2018 - 3:10 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2018

This is the final part of "The Curse Of The Velvet Unicorn." You can read the first part here.
Ian Chainey | August 31, 2018 - 10:52 am
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