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#RandyIsFree….but still must face trial

Photo: Blesk - Jiří Hadač Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe, shown here in a Czech courtroom, has been freed from a Czech prison after being held for over a month on suspicion of manslaughter stemming from an incident in which a fan at a 2010 Lamb of God show in Prague died. His lawyers posted roughly $400,000 bond to secure his release, which Czech paper Blesk.cz reported was gathered from his bandmates. Blythe boarded a plane to the US immediately following his release,...

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 039 - Testament, 'arry, and #FreeRandyBlythe

Jibbies brings tidings of new death metal glory from the great white north, having caught Montreal’s mighty Dark Century in Calgary. Before that, however, our duo extol the virtues of first Testament, via their new album ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ and Brad Gillis-era Ozzy, via the long-awaited commercial release of the ‘Speak Of The Devil’ live concert DVD. Recorded in Irvine, Calif., a few months after Randy Rhoads’ death, it’s still not the full-Sabbath glory of the Ritz double-vinyl LP show, but it’s damn fine. J&L also ponder what on earth is happening regarding Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe’s on-going incarceration in a Czech prison and the pending release of debut solo album, ‘British Lion,’ from none other than Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris.

Horns Up! - J&L

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Music featured in this episode:

Testament – ‘Native Blood’

Iron Maiden – ‘The Trooper’ (LIVE! – Flight 666)

Lamb of God – ‘Desolation’

Gwar – ‘Let Us Slay’

Ozzy Osbourne – ‘Children of the Grave’ (LIVE! – Speak Of The Devil)

Dark Century – ‘Muncherz

 

And finally, a bonus from our good friends at Tee Pee Records, Brooklyn’s heavy psych masters Naam with the new video for their song ‘Starchild’

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As the rain continues it’s virtual non-stop assault in H-town, our duo serves up another tasty episode of Metal conversation. The guys re-live their hella-awesome experience at the Southern Lord Tour with Black Breath, Martyrdod, Burning Love, and Enabler. Jibbies tells us about the new double album from Baroness. A blast from the past in the form of Fudge Tunnel is reminisced about. The guys talk about the Texas Thrash conglomerate known as Warbeast by way of some studio footage of the band with Phil Anselmo at the helm. Jibbies touches on the new solo Stephen Pearcy record and things are wrapped up by discussing Ozzy’s book aptly called I Am Ozzy.

Horns Up! - J&L

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Music featured in this episode:

Burning Love - The Body

Martyrdod - Avbon

Black Breath - Home Of The Grave

Baroness - O’ Appalachia

Fudge Tunnel - The Joy Of Irony

Warbeast - Self Will Run Riot

Ratt - What You Give Is What You Get

Ozzy - The Ultimate Sin

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special - Southern Lord Tour 2012

Late June brought the 2012 Southern Lord tour to Houston. Walter’s new location at the northern edge of downtown was the site. The venue was great; the perfect combination of laid back and professional. The tour was even better. You can see Loond’s full write-up of it here. It was the tour of year so far. The whole thing – Black Breath, Martyrdod, Burning Love, and Enabler – felt like watching history unfold, like being there when the NWOBHM was born. It was that good. An...

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Ashbury Keys + three33 - LIVE! - Fitzgerald's, Houston

Power pop. Pop rock. Whatever you call it, you know you love it. Even if it’s not your main musical pleasure, it’s a great go-to B-team, the music you can call on when whatever it is you mainline burns you out for a spell. Houston is blessed enough to have two outstanding homegrown examples of the craft: dUNETX and Ashbury Keys. dUNETX draws from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Fountains of Wayne, the Beach Boys, and even Monster Magnet in brewing its pop-sicles, while Ashbury Keys...

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 037 - Metal cures the summertime blues

Summertime, and the living is sweaty. Might as well rock out. Bitching is for losers. With this spirit in mind, our duo start off by sharing some of the new things tickling their ears right now: The Guns, Nightstalker, Moonless, and Dawn of Disease. They then give Vivian Campbell the drubbing he deserves for just about everything but his guitar skills, kick the Trouble can up the block, ponder Geoff Tate’s departure from Queensryche and a seemingly overlooked potential member of Thin Lizzy, and slowly wander off into the sunset musing about the pros and cons of multiple versions of the same band touring the world. Pull up a seat. It’s heavy.

Horns Up! - J&L

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Music featured this episode:

The Guns – ‘Answers’

Nightstalker – ‘Baby, God Is Dead’

Trouble – ‘Opium Eaters’

Thin Lizzy – ‘Jailbreak’

Queensryche – ‘Revolution Calling’

Dawn of Disease – ‘Enter The Gates’

Sepultura – ‘Biotech Is Godzilla’

 

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Southern Lord Records 2012 Tour Review

My hat goes off to Southern Lord Records for putting together an amazing package tour with Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdod, and Black Breath. The label itself has carved a very cool niche for themselves in terms of the bands on their roster and the style of heavy music that they deal in. And on Friday 6/29/12 the aforementioned bands graced the new Walter’s location in Houston with wave upon wave of crushing, caustic, bleak, and claustrophobic musical tonnage. On a surface level listen,...

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special - Top 10 Metal Cover Songs, Pt. 2

Here’s Part 2 of Jibbies & Loond’s Top 10 Heavy Metal Cover Songs. Part 1 can be found here. #5 Jibbies – Anthrax – ‘Got The Time’ (Joe Jackson)   #5 Loond – Exodus – ‘Low Rider’ (War)   #4 Jibbies – Slayer – ‘Dissident Aggressor’ (Judas Priest)   #4 Loond – Dead Horse – ‘Rock Lobster’ (The B-52s)   #3 Jibbies – Faith No More – ‘...

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special - Top 10 Metal Cover Songs, Pt. 1

Jibbies & Loond love their metal. And lists are fun. Thus was the genesis of their Top 10 Metal Cover Songs project. As it turned out, the pool of metal is so deep and wide that the two didn’t have a single Top 10 song in common (Type O’s ‘Summer Breeze’ appeared on both lists, but outside of Loond’s Top 10). Given the lack of overlap, it only seemed right to present both lists. Combined, they give a great peak into metal’s love of the cover. And the fucke...

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Jibbies & Loond – Interview: American Sharks

Earlier this year American Sharks issued its ‘Weedwizard’ 7” to enthusiastic response. Fans loved it. Critics loved it. Everybody wanted more. Word emerged that the enigmatic band would spend some time woodshedding this summer to get a proper full-length out. Jibbies & Loond decided it was time to investigate and American Sharks vocalist/guitarist Mike Hardin and drummer Nick Cornetti were happy to oblige. J&L: ‘Weedwizard’ was a great introduction for thos...

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