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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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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – July 2018

How do you end up getting cursed by a unicorn? Well, the story is always a little different.
Ian Chainey | July 31, 2018 - 1:43 pm

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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2018

Henrik Drake, Ph.D., is a researcher at Linnaeus University. His name has appeared atop numerous papers this year with titles like "Incorporation of Metals into
Ian Chainey | June 29, 2018 - 1:05 pm
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