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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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.” 

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.

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 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 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. 

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.

2014: The Year In Guest Posts

December 31, 2014

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…

Low Fidelity: Last Shift At The Shore

November 4, 2014

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

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…

Low Fidelity: Thoughts On Record Store Day

April 16, 2014

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…

Episode DB005 – Neill Jameson of Twilight/Krieg

December 18, 2013

Prolific USBM artist Neill Jameson sits down with Albert and Andrew to discuss Krieg’s inclusion in the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue, the tumultuous new Twilight record and his bleak observations about life behind a record store counter in 2013. Featuring:Krieg “Fallen Princess of Sightless Visions…”Twilight “Lungs”Krieg “All Paths to…

Low Fidelty: F*%ck The Halls

December 4, 2013

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…

Low Fidelity: The Reality Of The Record Business, circa 2013

August 7, 2013

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…