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…and metal, always metal. But you have to cut a headline somewhere!
The night before I arrived, a 21-year old from Killeen, trying to escape from police chasing him on suspicion of having stolen the car he was in, ran down 23 people on a pedestrian section of Red River Ave., killing two and critically injuring 8 others. There was concern as to what the appropriate response should be, but in the end, the show(s) went on.
Empty Flowers, the east coast post-rock band featuring front man Christian McKenna and former members of Cable will release a collaborative collection of reworked Empty Flowers songs titled The Air You Found, Feb. 18 via Translation Loss. The record showcases all new versions of tracks from the group's debut LP SIX and sophomore album FIVE with added instrumentation and contributions from members of Tombs, Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, ISIS, Pa...
Jibbies & Loond celebrate upcoming new releases from Orange Goblin, Truckfighters, and The Shrine; lament Lemmy’s up and down efforts to stay healthy, Dan Lilker’s retirement, and IHOP taking over a big chunk of the old Limelight; and generally bitch about the general suckfest that is the Grammy’s, particularly the slight of Jeff Hanneman during In Memorium. They also express their joy at the fine pairing of Goatwhore and 1349 on this year’s Metal Alliance tour, and their willingness to revisit headliners Behemoth with open minds and metal hearts.
Horns Up! – J&L
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More three-piece fuzz for your nuzz. The Shrine will release its sophomore LP ‘Bless Off’ Mar. 11 on Tee Pee Records. Recorded at Eliminator Studios in Venice Beach, Calif., ‘Bless Off’ is the follow-up to the power trio's ‘Primitive Blast’ which was hailed as one of the "Top Los Angeles Metal Albums of 2012" by LA Weekly and one of Decibel magazine's 2012 "Albums of the Year".
The band rec...
One of the first truly exciting rock releases of 2014 is almost here. Swedish power trio Truckfighters will release its fourth studio LP ‘Universe’ in North America Feb. 4 via Fuzzorama Records. The Swedish band, who Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme has called "not just the best band I'd ever heard, but the best band that ever existed" and who has created some of the best stoner rock records of the last decade, describes th...
A new game to play with the music of @rushtheband.
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)