Archive for the ‘diary’ Category

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 ...

The Big Swim: American Sharks Tour Diary

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Austin, Texas purveyors of kinetic riffage and uber-burly grooves American Sharks just dropped a sick self-titled debut back in September -- check out a stream here -- and are now on the road with Clutch and The Sword backing it up. Bassist/vocalist Mike Hardin checks in with this report... Saturday, Oct. 12th: Texarkana Day one. Starting the tour real strong. We played a really awesome ...

Metal Yoga With André Foisy #1

By: justin.m.norton Posted in: diary, featured, gnarly one-offs, videos On: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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André Foisy plays guitar in Locrian and is a certified yoga instructor who teaches at Turbodog Yoga in Chicago, IL. You can find his yoga teaching schedule and more information about him on his blog. When I tour, I notice that parts of my body start to hurt once that I begin sitting in a van for extended periods and moving furniture from city to city. In my last few tours, I’ve been doing ...

Shred Like A Werewolf: Sadgiqacea/Hivelords Tour Diary 3

By: Shawn Macomber Posted in: diary, featured On: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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We’ll make this intro concise as possible, so as to allow readers to break on through to the other side that much quicker: A) False Prism and Cavern Apothecary -- presented by Sadgiqacea and Hivelords, respectively -- are two of the best, most intriguing mindfuck metal releases of the year thus far. B) The bands just wrapped a lengthy tour together. C) After two tour diaries penned by a ...