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ROAD REPORT: Kings Destroy Ride the Pentagram Express

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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Brooklyn doom metallers Kings Destroy recently hit the road with Pentagram. Here, in their own words, is what transpired... Chicago, IL (Stephen Murphy, vocals) Well goddamn, it was great to head to Chicago for the first show of the tour with Pentagram, Radio Moscow and Bang, plus Iron Reagan taking the stage before us. We loaded our gear into the van in Brooklyn and miraculously drove ...

Internal Bleeding: Carnival Of Death Recap

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, tours On: Monday, November 17th, 2014

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Internal Bleeding recently finished a 30-date North American tour. Guitarist Chris Pervelis shared this funny roundup from his time on the road. You can connect with the band on Facebook and get their new album Imperium from Unique Leader. --- Thirty shows — across both America and Canada. That’s quite a test of human endurance — especially when you do it in a van and you’re almost ...

Low Fidelity: Last Shift At The Shore

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

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For more than a year, Neill Jameson has posted periodic columns about his life in a New Jersey record store at the Deciblog. They've been among the most popular features we've run in recent years. Neill recently clocked out for the last time and agreed to give us his thoughts after last shift. Fear not: you will hear more from Neill in the future. -- It’s been more than a year since I was ...

Low Fidelity: Haunted House Summers

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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Long before he took up residence in a pair of New Jersey record stores Krieg frontman Neill Jameson (aka Imperial) was a kid looking to make a buck during the long, hot East Coast summers. He found a job as a professional ghoul at a boardwalk haunted house in Wildwood, New Jersey. The Deciblog convinced Jameson to take us outside of the record store world for one episode of Low Fidelity and give ...

My Kit: Rae Amitay’s Meditations On Drumming

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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Rae Amitay is the vocalist and drummer for Immortal Bird and drums for Thrawsunblat. Follow her on Twitter. I run my fingers along the drum key nestled in my pocket and look out at my band from behind my kit. A quick glance at my ride cymbal notifies me of an impending threat to its stability. I adjust the stand and tighten it until my thumb knuckle turns white. The bass rumbles and churns ...

Low Fidelity: Thoughts On Record Store Day

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured On: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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As every Flexi lover and vinyl nerd knows this Saturday is Record Store Day. There's no one better to break down what it all means than our main man, Low Fidelity columnist and record store employee Neill Jameson. He is the brains behind the great black metal band Krieg and also survived years as a member of Twilight. They put out their final record this year. --- Record Store Day, ...

Studio Report: ACxDC

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured On: Friday, April 11th, 2014

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Satanic powerviolence. Say what? Yes indeed, this is a thing, or at least a band. Decibel was so intrigued with the workings of the Southern California band Antichrist Demoncore that we teamed up with main man Sergio Amalfitano to offer an exclusive studio report on the makings of their Melotov Records debut, due June 24. Check it out below. --- In February 2014, the members of Antichrist ...

Fatality’s Wintour Diary

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, listen, tours, videos On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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Last summer, the young bucks in Fatality wrote a cogent piece for the Deciblog on how you can successfully crowdfund a project without pissing off fans. As a result, we got to know bassist Adam Zed pretty well and found him to be a likeable and hilarious chap. Then, he approached the Deciblog about doing a tour diary. We weren't sold. With a few exceptions, tour diaries are boring and devoid ...

Low Fidelty: F*%ck The Halls

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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This summer, Neill Jameson wrote an article for us that more or less took over part of the Internet for a day and even got some love from the late Roger Ebert's website. Neill -- also the creator of one of our 100 best black metal records (for Krieg's The Black House) has an open Deciblog invitation to post more record store tales as the spirit moves him. We're happy to have him return with the ...

American Sharks Tour Diary: The Final Chapter

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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Austin, Texas purveyors of kinetic riffage and uber-burly grooves American Sharks dropped a sick self-titled debut back in September -- check out a stream here -- and just finished up a tour with Clutch and The Sword. Bassist/vocalist Mike Hardin checks in with this report... Fri. Nov. 1st Memphis, TN We arrive at Minglewood Hall a little late...as usual. Two grandpas come out to help ...