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Found these vids lying around the virtual closet while doing some end-2013 housecleaning. Late September had both Orange Goblin and Scorpion Child headlining North American tours. The two were scheduled at Fitzgerald’s in Houston on the same night; Goblin upstairs, Child down. Initially the venue was selling separate tickets to the shows, but as the date grew closer decided instead to charge one cover for both rooms. The result was a heavy music fan’s delight, with party metal (Wilso...
Hunter says goodbye to 2013 in the only way he knows how....by making a mix of music that no one likes but him. Auld Lang Syne, bitches!
1. Clutch – ‘Earth Rocker’ (Weathermaker) – Producer: Machine
For the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Strange Cousins From The West,’ Clutch took a step back into their heavier, more concise past with great results. All the groove is still there, the sound is at least as clean and organic as ever, and you will inevitably find your rump shaking while your head’s banging.
2. Red Fang – ‘Whales and Leeches’ (Relapse) –...
Jibbies & Loond got together earlier this month to talk about their favorite heavy records of 2013 in podcast form. Here we present their combined Top 10 of the year, merging the two lists into one and giving you a handy guide as to how to make your New Year’s Eve both very heavy and very happy. Heavy rock, thrash metal, post-metal, death metal, and more; it’s all here, so find what you like and dig in!
1. Clutch – ‘Earth Rocker’ (Weathermaker)
Just in time for last-minute stocking stuffing for the metalhead in your life (Don’t have one? Too bad for you.), Jibbies & Loond present their Top 13 Metal Albums of 2013. The duo overlap twice (Carcass, Clutch), but have a lot of fun reminding each other of some the truly great music that came out under the heavy flag this year. Keeping with the generally positive vibe of the show, J&L stick to what was good until the very end, when Jibbies can no longer contain his wrath for one very-hyped, very shitty piece of music. Enjoy the ‘cast, and let us know what we should’ve included but didn’t.
Horns Up! – J&L
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Music featured this episode:
Clutch – ‘Earth Rocker’ (full album)
Top Metal/Heavy Albums
Carcass – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast). After a 17 year absence, the British Death Metal legends are back with a record that sounds as if they were never gone. Jeff Walker and Bill Steer have recruited two fresh new additions to the ranks in Daniel Wilding (drums) and Ben Ash (guitar). Mr. Steer shines bright with his fantastic leads and guitar work to remind us of his stature as a musician of the highest caliber. This is a ferocious reco...
That’s right kids…we are still alive and well…and we’ve got a new episode to tickle your ear buds. The guys discuss Lemmy’s new found health and what they think clean living will do to him. New music from Sandrider, Death Angel, Carcass, and Devildriver are given a once over by our duo. Upcoming shows from the likes of Red Fang, The Shrine, Devildriver, and Monster Magnet are also touched on. The guys end the show with their poignant thoughts on the current version of Slayer.
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Sandrider - The Corpse
Death Angel - Son Of The Morning
Carcass - A Congealed Clot Of Blood
The Shrine - Run The Night
Devildriver - Desperate Times
Slayer - Chemical Warfare
Jibbies & Loond hit the town a couple of Sundays back for a great night of heavy rock music. Fitzgerald’s took what was initially booked as two shows on the same day – one tour headlined by Orange Goblin upstairs, another by Scorpion Child down – and decided instead to turn it into a mini-fest, with one ticket letting you go back and forth between the two. With the prog explorations of Lazer/Wulf, the garage cock rock of Wilson, the 70s-style greatness of both Gypsy Hawk and Kadavar, and the melodic thrash of Holy Grail also on hand, it created a metal buffet of truly epic proportions. And instead of telling you about it after the fact our duo took their gear into the field to report from the front lines while their ears still rang.
Wilson – ‘Passing On The Left’
Holy Grail – ‘Ride The Void’
Orange Goblin – ‘Red Tide Rising’