Neill Jameson

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.

Angry About Bandcamp’s ACLU Donation? Then Delete Your Band’s Account

February 2, 2017

Neill Jameson provides a protest idea to any musician wounded by Bandcamp’s plans to donate all of this Friday’s earnings to the ACLU. 

Deck the Hails: Neill Jameson’s Christmas Playlist

December 1, 2016

Neill Jameson sounds off on the holiday season and gives you a playlist to impress your internet friends with. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Tiamat “A Deeper Kind of Slumber”

November 15, 2016

Wake up, people! Tiamat‘s 1997 departure A Deeper Kind of Slumber actually rules. Here’s why.

And Now a Considered Response to Some Considered Comments

November 8, 2016

Never one to fart in a crowded elevator and leave, Neill Jameson returns to address some responses to his recent op-ed on crowdfunding in metal. 

We Owe Each Other Nothing: Just Break Up

November 3, 2016

A metal band has launched a crowdfunding campaign, so fans can donate them a “living wage” in order to continue as band. Our Neill Jameson wonders how the fuck we got to this point. 

Talking to Longmont Potion Castle About His New Documentary And 30 Years Of Comedy

November 2, 2016

“Longmont Potion Castle is a ritual shared by many a band out on the road, in shitty vans nationwide trying not to succumb to the sights and smells of America and choosing to end it all by going into oncoming traffic. It’s as if he’s a shadow member of some of these bands without ever even meeting them.”

Halloween Wishes from Neill Jameson

October 31, 2016

“No one even eggs houses anymore because they only want to buy cage free organic eggs and that shit’s expensive.” 

Withdrawal Premiere ‘From Stone To Air; From Bone to Air’ And Discuss New Record

October 26, 2016

Withdrawal are finally poised to release their first full-length album at the beginning of November, but you can hear another new single and read about Never here first.

Full Album Stream: Vorator – ‘Italic Raids’

October 20, 2016

There’s nothing gimmicky about the new Vorator. Italic Raids doesn’t come out until next week, but it is streaming right here. 

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Bathory “Requiem”

October 4, 2016

Put down the Yellow Goat pressing of the first Bathory album you paid $500 for on eBay, and spend some time with the overlooked gem that is Requiem.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Satyricon’s “Rebel Extravaganza”

September 15, 2016

Satyricon may have traded in medieval times for urban discipline in 1999, but that doesn’t mean that you should overlook the power of the controversial Rebel Extravaganza.

Justify Your Shitty Taste: Morbid Angel’s ‘Domination’

September 6, 2016

Was Morbid Angel’s minor change in direction in 1995 just “too extreme” for old-school death metallers to accept? Our Neill Jameson defends Domination’s place in metal history.

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on his favorite record stores in the United States

August 15, 2016

Krieg‘s Neill Jameson on the best record stores in Philadelphia, Richmond, Providence and Chicago.

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Fan Entitlement and What Bands Really Owe You

August 8, 2016

You bought the record. You wear the shirt. But does that mean you deserve an explanation from Nails about why they are on hiatus? Neill Jameson doesn’t think so. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Nails’ Todd Jones and Actual Scene Bullying

June 28, 2016

Our Neill Jameson thinks Metalsucks totally missed the point of Nails. Or maybe they’re just baiting you for clicks. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Antifa and the Danger of Self Righteousness

June 16, 2016

An anti-fascist protester tear-gassed a Taake show to the benefit of absolutely no one. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on the Pentagram Harassment Allegations & Separating Musicians by Gender

June 8, 2016

Pentagram‘s Bobby Libeling allegedly recently practiced poor judgement. But his management’s defense of his actions is even worse.

Krieg’s Neill Jameson On the Trappings of Ego

May 17, 2016

Agalloch are no more. Sort of. Neill Jameson thinks someone’s dick might have gotten in the way of things. 

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on The Music Industry’s Morbid Erection

April 22, 2016

You might wanna double-check the price on that Purple Rain deluxe reissue.  

Krieg’s Neill Jameson on Why Record Store Day has Spoiled and Should be Thrown Away

April 19, 2016

Hope you’re enjoying that limited edition Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar cassette you picked up Saturday. 

Neill Jameson Says Goodbye to Nunslaughter’s Jim Konya

October 8, 2015

This week, the metal community lost one of the oldest and most beloved pieces of its backbone, Jim “Sadist” Konya. 

Low Culture with Neill Jameson: Thoughts on Backlash Whiplash

September 29, 2015

A bit back, I wrote a piece on our blog about how women are treated in metal, and I learned a lot from the experience. The main takeaway? Holy shit, are there a lot of stupid people out there.

Low Culture: Neill Jameson on Maybe Not Treating Women Like Sperm Receptacles

August 28, 2015

I recently realized that I’ve been having more and more discussions with people about how women are treated within the metal scene, and music in general. Turns out my knee-jerk reaction to throw jokes at the problem wasn’t the best way to address it.

Low Culture: Sun & Fun Edition

July 17, 2015

It’s now the summer season, where half of you will make some joke that wasn’t funny the last seven years you told it about being a vampire that burns in the sun. It’s also festival season, where a majority of you go out to various places in packs and get shit-house drunk while not paying attention to any of the bands you claimed you wanted to see, yet be fully prepared to complain about the bands you didn’t like.