A Spiritual Journey: SpiritWorld’s Stu Folsom’s Decibel Magazine Tour Diary
February 24, 2022 Albert Mudrian
SpiritWorld mainman Stu Folsom recaps his band’s maiden voyage on the recently completed Decibel Magazine Tour.
In Flight: An Immortal Bird Tour Diary
December 15, 2021 Shawn Macomber
Blackened death grinders Immortal Bird documents cutting a path of sonic destruction in this exclusive tour diary.
Undeath Unleash Part II of ”Undeath: Life on the Unroad” Video Tour Diary
October 7, 2021 Michael Wohlberg
Watch New York death metallers — and recent Decibel Flexi Series stars – Undeath deliver another installment of their video reports from their first U.S. tour.
Undeath Premiere Part I of “Undeath on the Unroad” Video Tour Diary
September 14, 2021 Albert Mudrian
Watch New York death metallers — and current Decibel Flexi Series stars – Undeath deliver a video report from their first U.S. tour.
Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part IV
June 30, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens the fourth and final part of his epic tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.
Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part III
June 23, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part III of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.
Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part II
June 15, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part II of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.
Santos Montano Pens Old Man Gloom Tour Diary (For a Tour that Never Happened), Part I
June 8, 2020 Decibel Magazine
Old Man Gloom drummer Santos Montano pens Part I of tour diary for the band’s postponed 2020 tour.
Track Premiere: Throneless – ‘Born in Vain’
December 7, 2017 Emily Bellino
Are you a fan of crushing doom in the style of Neurosis or Yob? Throneless are a must-hear band.
Canadian Band Goes to India; Takes Lots of Pictures
February 2, 2017 Kevin Stewart-Panko
You have to give it to any band that has managed to play its first shows outside of its home country on the other side of the planet.
Thoughts From Two Decades of Road Dogging: Retox Offers “Pre-Tour Diary”
August 25, 2016 Kevin Stewart-Panko
Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) is no stranger to the road. Dude has been staring at blacktop and lane dividers in the name of playing dive bars and assorted shit holes around the world for ‘round about 20 years
2014: The Year In Guest Posts
December 31, 2014 Justin Norton
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…
ROAD REPORT: Kings Destroy Ride the Pentagram Express
November 18, 2014 Shawn Macomber
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…
Internal Bleeding: Carnival Of Death Recap
November 17, 2014 Justin Norton
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…
Low Fidelity: Last Shift At The Shore
November 4, 2014 Justin Norton
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:…
Low Fidelity: Haunted House Summers
August 6, 2014 Justin Norton
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…
My Kit: Rae Amitay’s Meditations On Drumming
May 28, 2014 Justin Norton
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…
Low Fidelity: Thoughts On Record Store Day
April 16, 2014 Justin Norton
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…
Studio Report: ACxDC
April 11, 2014 Justin Norton
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….
Fatality’s Wintour Diary
February 19, 2014 Justin Norton
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…
Low Fidelty: F*%ck The Halls
December 4, 2013 Justin Norton
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…
American Sharks Tour Diary: The Final Chapter
December 3, 2013 Shawn Macomber
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…
The Big Swim: American Sharks Tour Diary
November 12, 2013 Shawn Macomber
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….
Metal Yoga With André Foisy #1
October 30, 2013 Justin Norton
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…
Shred Like A Werewolf: Sadgiqacea/Hivelords Tour Diary 3
August 27, 2013 Shawn Macomber
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…
Low Fidelity: The Reality Of The Record Business, circa 2013
August 7, 2013 Justin Norton
Neill Jameson is best known to readers as Imperial, frontman of the excellent USBM band Krieg. Along with Blake Judd, Wrest and Thurston Moore (!) he was also part of the black metal project Twilight. I got to know Neill during an interview about three years ago and we’ve kept in touch since. As our…
“A Smoldering Torch in a Troglodyte Cave”: Sadgiqacea/Hivelords Tour Diary 2
August 6, 2013 Shawn Macomber
We’ll make this into 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…
Cris Jerue of 16: Confessions Of A Middle-Age Freeloader
July 17, 2013 Justin Norton
For decades, 16 vocalist Cris Jerue has written lyrics about the consequences of bad behavior, bum brain chemistry and addiction. The end result of said behavior is that it’s often tough to find a place to settle down. In his first ever post for the Deciblog, Jerue writes about the natural consequences of said behavior…
Road Rituals: Blood Ceremony Tour Diary, Part 4
July 3, 2013 Jeff Treppel
Window display at Sonic Boom in Toronto: trying to pelt the glare into submission with invisible oranges. ***As chronicled by Alia O’Brien, singer/flutist/organist for Canada’s finest occult rockers, from their recently completed tour with Kylesa, White Hills, and Lazer/Wulf. Order their phenomenal new LP, The Eldritch Dark, here As we drove away from Calgary, missing…
Cauldron: The Final Chapter
July 2, 2013 Shawn Macomber
We asked Toronto’s premiere purveyors of “true, unadulterated heavy metal” Cauldron to keep tabs on the havoc and devastation left behind in the wake of the band’s epic America’s Lost tour and dudes did not disappoint. (See earlier posts here and here.) We couldn’t resist beginning the third diary entry at Orion Fest before going…