Archive for the ‘diary’ Category

2014: The Year In Guest Posts

By: Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, December 31st, 2014


There are 52 weeks in a year. Give or take a few holidays and medical procedures that equals more than 100 blog posts annually when you have slots on Monday and Wednesday. There's literally no way anyone trying to make a living could create that much original content (although Decibel alumni and Invisible Oranges founder Cosmo Lee tried). So, you look out to the wider world of the extreme to ...

ROAD REPORT: Kings Destroy Ride the Pentagram Express

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


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: Posted in: diary, featured, tours On: Monday, November 17th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, exclusive, featured On: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, featured On: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, featured On: Friday, April 11th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, featured, listen, tours, videos On: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


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: Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs On: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013


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 ...