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The Black Market: The Month In Metal – June 2014

Last week, Grantland published a thoughtful, compelling piece by Steven Hyden titled "The Sad But True Fate Of Pop-Metal." In his essay, Hyden used the…
Michael Nelson | June 30, 2014 - 12:23 pm

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