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Venomous Maximus 'Beg Upon the Light' out Oct. 30

Texas occult metal band Venomous Maximus will release its new album Beg Upon the Light Oct. 30 via Occulture Records. The band recorded at Origin Sound in Houston, with a head space described as "somewhere between an Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den." Beg Upon the Light's striking cover art was designed by artist Dann Miller and builds on the band's ever-evolving themes, including, among other things, magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception and astrology, subjects "on the ...

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 042 - Interview: Dave Chandler, Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus is heading out on the road in support of ‘Lillie F-65,’ the band’s first album in 17 years. The tour is Saint Vitus’ first full US headlining stint since 1993 and guitarist Dave Chandler was kind enough to spend a few minutes talking to Jibbies about ‘Lille…’, why this is all finally happening now, a variety of upcoming live recordings from the band, the joys of the road, and the even greater joys of local noise ordinances….And all while prepping for the arrival of Hurricane Isaac.
The tour begins this Friday, Sept. 14, in Little Rock, Ark., heading to the East Coast the West Coast and then swinging back to the middle, wrapping up Oct. 19 in San Antonio. Weedeater and Sourvein support, making this a can’t-miss fall package.

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Saint Vitus - 'Lillie F-65'

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The Jibbies & Loond Show - Episode 041 - Baroness, Testament, and Crazy Uncle Dave

As the European festival season winds down, fall releases and US touring move to the fore. Updates on Baroness and Testament’s European road trips precede discussion of Crazy Uncle Dave’s latest rant on US politics from the stage in Singapore and the judge’s ruling in the Kyuss Lives! lawsuit. Loond dissects recent releases from Malice and Lord Fowl and Jibbies explores the greatness and present-day influence of Blue Oyster Cult via their new retrospective box set. Fall releases? How ‘bout Down, Enslaved, the Sword, Neurosis, and Power Trip as just the tip of the iceberg? And tours? In addition to already-announced road work from Gwar, DevilDriver, Cancer Bats, Red Fang, and Black Tusk, J&L pile on with US tours including Converge, Kvelertak, Torche, Valient Thorr, and Tomahawk. Finally respect is given to the rapidly selling-out October European package of Slash and Ginger and info provided on how to give fellow metalhead Ed from Doomantia.com a helping hand.

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Music featured in this episode:

Baroness – ‘Eula’

Kyuss – ‘Green Machine’

Megadeth – ‘Holy Wars (The Punishment Due)’

Lord Fowl – ‘Streets of Evermore’

Converge – ‘Axe To Fall’

Valient Thorr – ‘Sleeper Awakes’

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Dave Mustaine is Mentally Ill: Pt. 2

Back in March 2010, I went and saw Dave Mustaine and Megadeth perform and came away with one overriding conclusion: dude was sick in the head. It wasn't anything he said, it was his presentation of the band. Now he's gone and doubled down on his lunacy by stating from the stage that President Barack Obama orchestrated the killings in Aurora, Colo., and Oak Creek, Wisc, in order to "pass a gun ban." Fuck you Dave. And RIP Dime.

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Venomous Maximus debuts new track 'Moonchild'

Houston's Venomous Maximus have leaked a track from their upcoming 'Beg Upon The Light' album. Entitled 'Moonchild,' the track picks up VM's dark-yet-rocking vibrations and amplifies them with a production that is bigger and more powerful than ever without undermining Venomous Maximus' essential earthiness. Vocalist Gregg Higgins told Jibbies back in June that 'Beg Upon The Light' is "truly what we sound like in my head. Lots of ideas came up on the spot in the studio this time...

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Episode 40 comin at ya. The boys dish on new records, upcoming tours, the ever changing music business in the digital world, and Randy Blythe’s experience in a Czech prison. Loond is beyond excited about the new Testament album entitled “Dark Roots Of The Earth”. Jibbies exclaims his love of the new Nachtmystium record called “Silencing Machine”. Our duo is thrilled at the news of the Gwar/Devildriver/Cancer Bat tour and the Red Fang/Black Tusk tour as well. The guys then chat about a new DIY approach that bands are taking on the internet in terms of funding projects and tours directly by their fans. The show is rounded out by some incredible and refreshing perspective on Randy Blythe’s incarceration in the Czech Republic.

Horns Up! - J&L

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Music featured in this episode:

 Testament - Man Kills Mankind

Blood Red Throne - The Light, The Hate

Cancer Bats - Make Amends

Black Tusk - The Ride

Enabler - They Live, We Sleep

Orange Goblin - Just Got Paid

Napalm Death - The Wolf I Feed

Lamb Of God - Ghost Walking

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Jibbies & Loond: Video Special - Dark Century

Jibbies recently caught Montreal's Dark Century on tour in Calgary. The band describes itself as death metal, but J caught more than a dash of old-school thrash in the blend as well. Regardless of category, one thing was clear: this band has the goods to already be far larger than is the case. When Jibbies caught up with vocalist Leather King after the show he explained Dark Century's  stellar performance thusly, "We all suck at our day jobs. This is what we love." The band released...

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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.

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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.

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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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