Neill Jameson

Altars of the Moon – “G.O.D. INITIATIVE”

October 4, 2023

Hear Heath Rave (Lotus Thrones, ex-Wolvhammer), Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves), Alan Cassidy (the Black Dahlia Murder) and Nathan Verschoor (UADA) emerge as Altars of the Moon.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Gorgoroth’s “Under the Sign of Hell 2011”

September 18, 2023

In which Neill Jameson stumps hard for Gorgoroth‘s re-recording of their mid-’90s black metal classic in the guise of Under the Sign of Hell 2011.

Full Album Stream + Interview: Gates of Dawn – “II”

July 14, 2023

With the impending release of II read a brief chat with Travis Nordahl, Gates of Dawn’s creator, and hear the stunning new LP in full.

Track Premiere: Old Forest – “Master of Arachnids”

March 16, 2023

Hear a brand new track of vintage second wave-inspired black metal from UKBM’s unsung heroes Old Forest.

Video Premiere: Lotus Thrones – “Meridian”

September 21, 2022

“Solaris” completes this era of Heath Rave’s Lotus Thrones, alongside its three other seasonal companions: “Autumnal,” “Hibernal” and “Vernal,” a fine way to end the summer.

Anthems of the Undesirable Label Owner’s Daughter Diagnosed with Cancer. GoFundMe Launched

August 15, 2022

Please considering donating to ease the considerable medical bills facing the Stoner family and their three-year-old daughter Aidy.

Neill Jameson on Women’s Rights and America’s Descent Into a Theocratic Nation

July 8, 2022

Krieg frontman and Decibel columnist Neill Jameson discusses the fall of Roe v. Wade and why no one is immune from its impact.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Xysma’s “Lotto”

May 20, 2022

In which we revisit the oft misunderstood 1996 release from Finnish death/grind-turned rock heroes Xysma.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Killing Joke’s “Outside the Gate”

March 2, 2022

In which we reconsider industrial post-punk heroes Killing Joke‘s 1988 misfire that got them dropped from a major label.

Op Ed: Neill Jameson Spotlights a New Wave of Darkness in American Black Metal

December 28, 2021

In which Krieg’s frontman focuses on Grinning Death’s Head, Calvary, Pan-Amerikan Native Front and the rising new wave of American Black Metal.

Mortiis Talks New ‘Z.A.S.T. Zine Anthology,’ Early ’90s Extreme Metal Scene

November 16, 2021

Cult Never Dies publishes a Z.A.S.T. zine anthology. We chat with the former editor, one Havard “Mortiis” Ellefsen, all about it.

Video Premiere: Lotus Thrones – “Ghost Forest”

November 5, 2021

Today marks the release of Autumnal, the first of the four new EPs from the Heath Rave project Lotus Thrones.

An Open Letter to Glenn Danzig for Halloween

October 18, 2021

The weather is changing, the leaves are turning, but it’s still been 20 years since any proper Samhain reissues. Our Neill Jameson asks Glenn Dazing, what’s up?

Track Premiere: Brulvahnatu – “IV Talatala”

October 15, 2021

Get to know Canadian ambient black/death eccentric Brulvahnatu with the fourth track on its new four-LP monstrosity Shining Nagas Territory.

Low Fidelity: Vintage Vinyl and The Precarious State of the Indie Record Store

July 29, 2021

Krieg’s Neill Jameson reflects on the closing of New Jersey’s legendary Vintage Vinyl and what it means for your favorite indie record store.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Destruction’s “Cracked Brain”

July 12, 2021

In which we reconsider thrash metal heroes Destruction‘s first Schimer-less foray, 1990’s overlooked Cracked Brain.

Full Album Stream: Xasthur/Casket of Dreams “The Hallucination Tunnels”

May 14, 2021

Xasthur and Casket of Dreams join forces below ground and emerge with dungeon funeral synth split The Hallucination Tunnels

Deck the Hails Part II: The Revenge of Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 21, 2020

Four years after the original installment, Neill Jameson returns and sounds off on the Christmas season and gives you the gift of holiday playlists.

Valac and Kommodus Premiere ‘Eclipsing Honour and Decay’ Split Cassette

November 27, 2020

Hear this crucial split between obscure American black mist Valac and Australia’s insanely prolific Kommodus.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Suicidal Tendencies’s “The Art of Rebellion”

July 7, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Suicidal Tendencies‘s “mellow” 1992 downer The Art of Rebellion.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amorphis’s “Elegy”

May 28, 2020

In which Neill Jameson reconsiders Amorphis‘s controversial 1996 prog-metal gem Elegy.

An Asshole’s Guide to Surviving the Musical Apocalypse

March 16, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global economy by the hour. There are few certainties, but Krieg’s Neill Jameson offers some ways to help your favorite artists in the metal scene.

Bullshit on Parade: Why Are You Really Angry About Rage Against the Machine Ticket Prices?

February 19, 2020

Krieg’s Neill Jameson gathers some facts on the recent public backlash against Rage Against the Machine‘s high-priced concert tickets

Exploring Synths: Vol. II with Neill Jameson

February 5, 2020

Krieg‘s frontman takes a deeper look at dungeon synth off-shoots, Christmas synth, comfy synth… uh, dino synth and… um… plant synth?

Low Culture: Neill Jameson’s Top 10 Albums of the Decade

December 23, 2019

Everyone’s doing it, so why can’t he? Check out our longtime columnist and Krieg frontman’s 10 best from the past 10 years.

Help Dropdead Replace their Stolen Van By Purchasing ‘Demo 2019’

June 18, 2019

You can help powerviolence legends Dropdead and hear some of their best materials in years.

Game of Moans: Neill Jameson Defends the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

May 22, 2019

Decibel columnist and Krieg vocalist Neill Jameson encourages you to maybe enjoy something good, like the end of Game of Thrones, for once in your life.