Neill Jameson

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Inquisition and Doing Better as a Scene

March 27, 2018

Stay vigilant and speak up, especially for those who can’t speak for themselves. We can all do better at this.

The Economics of Art and Culture and Why You Should Help Devout Rcrds

March 19, 2018

As a small Leviathan-affiliated record store and screenprinter are being forced out of Portland due to rising rent. Jef Whitehead and Stevie Floyd explain the importance of record stores in 2018.

A History of When Black Metal was “Over,” Part II

March 5, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts another round of instances in which black metal was falsely pronounced dead.

A History of the Times Black Metal was “Over,” Part I

February 26, 2018

Krieg’s Neill Jameson recounts various times throughout history when black metal was falsely pronounced dead.

Opinion: Cancelling Taake Shows Isn’t Helping Anyone

February 19, 2018

Hot Taake coming through from Krieg’s Neill Jameison.

All in Your Head, Or Why Metal Musicians Shouldn’t Overreact to Negative Reviews

January 2, 2018

Every artist eventually faces a bad review of their work. But a very public reaction to that review invites even more negative criticism.

Spooky Synths: A Neill Jameson Halloween Playlist

October 31, 2017

Krieg’s Neill Jameson curates a special, dungeon synth-focused holiday playlist for the 2017 Halloween/winter season.

Mortiis: From Black Metal to Dungeon Synth and Beyond

October 16, 2017

In perhaps his most in-depth interview ever, Mortiis dives deep into his past as the unwitting progenitor of dungeon synth.

Neill Jameson on Musicians’ Reactions to Las Vegas

October 5, 2017

Krieg’s frontman considers the appropriate and inappropriate reaction to a tragedy like the one that occurred in Las Vegas.

Exploring Synths: A Primer with Neill Jameson

September 28, 2017

Neill Jameson explores synthesizers and the various metal-related genres of music that have sprung from the instrument.

The Devaluation of Opinion in Metal

September 21, 2017

Neill Jameson considers the importance of aesthetic and appearance in black metal in response to a controversial piece of album artwork.

The Art of the Deals: On Promoters and Labels

September 18, 2017

Is there an offer that’s too good to be true from a record label in your otherwise empty inbox? Neill Jameson urges you to reconsider.

Metal, Punk and Horror: An Interview with Holy Mountain Printing

August 24, 2017

Decibel talks to Holy Mountain Printing ‘s Danny Trudell about vinyl, heavy music and being an artist.

Conflict is Inevitable: An Interview with Moral Void

August 10, 2017

Unhinged blackened hardcore trio Moral Void have an explosive debut record with Deprive. Delve further into the madness.

Chester Bennington Has Died. Don’t Be Dicks, Underground Metalheads

July 20, 2017

Mocking depression seems to still be fair game, even in today’s ultra-sensitive climate. Stop it. 

Interview: Tau Cross’ Rob Miller on New Record and Being a ‘Supergroup’

July 20, 2017

Tau Cross‘ Rob “The Baron” Miller is interviewed by Neill Jameson on new album, being a ‘supergroup’ and recommended reading. 

Why Do You Really Care About Not-So-Grim Kim?

July 14, 2017

Our Neill Jameson doesn’t care about Kim Kardashian’s Morbid Angel shirt, but he is concerned about the aggressively stupid reactions to it. 

Integrity’s Dwid Hellion On New Album, ‘Howling…’

July 12, 2017

Integrity‘s Dwid Hellion on his creative process, new album Howling, for the Nightmare Shall Consume and the blues. 

Full Album Stream: Sangue Nero – ‘Viscere’

July 7, 2017

Stream the challenging new release from Italian black metal group Sangue Nero. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Lightning Round

July 3, 2017

Morgoth, Xysma, Destruction and more have their weakest work defended by our own Neill Jameson. 

The Worst Black Metal Album Covers of All Time, Part II

June 14, 2017

There’s some great black metal album art. And there is some not-so-great black metal album art. Krieg‘s Neill Jameson focuses on the latter in the second part of this series.

The Worst Black Metal Album Covers of All Time Part I

June 13, 2017

Not all black metal cover art is terrible. But a lot of it is. And Krieg’s Neill Jameson has uncovered the worst of the worst. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Confronting Mental Illness

May 19, 2017

It shouldn’t take a tragedy like Chris Cornell’s suicide to make us focus on depression and metal illness.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Amebix “Sonic Mass”

March 6, 2017

Yeah, it wasn’t Arise!, but punk legends Amebix weren’t exactly in their 20s when they released their misunderstood comeback/swan song Sonic Mass.