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’
I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't heard it for myself.
Welcome to another episode of the show with a guest host. With Loond is old pal Andrew Harper from Rocky Road Touring. Please visit them here - www.rockyroadtouring.com. Drew gives us a great run-down on some of the bands that he’s working with from the likes of Star & Dagger, A Pale Horse Named Death, and Wednesday 13 to name a few. Loond dishes on new tunes from Coliseum, Havok, Devil To Pay, and Helhorse. The guys talk about the new bass player for Trouble and upcoming tours from Death Angel, Orange Goblin, and some of the aforementioned bands on the Rocky Road Roster. So join us for some L&D won’t ya.
Star & Dagger - In My Blood
Coliseum - Late Night Trains
A Pale Horse Named Death - Killer By Night
Havok - Under The Gun
Helhorse - Deathride
Trouble - The Greying Chill Of Autumn
Orange Goblin - Blue Snow
The Band = PANIC
The Album = Fact (Metal Blade Records)
Year = 1993
Personnel = Jeff Braimes: vocals
Martin Chandler: guitars
Jorge Hernandez: bass
American doomsters Bloody Hammers have completed work on their sophomore LP, Spiritual Relics. The follow up to the North Carolina occult metal band's critically celebrated, eponymously titled debut, Spiritual Relics will be released worldwide Oct 1 via Soulseller Records and boasts ten brand new tracks revolving around classic horror, stories from the local coven, and chilling evil.
Produced by frontman / bassist Anders Manga, Spiritual Relics builds on the wall of sound Bloody Hammers creat...
Houston’s House of Blues played host to this great summer kickoff show. Loond and I went to check it out, and here’s some of what we heard and saw. Clutch did its normal spectacular job of laying down a rockin’, rump-shaking, yet oh-so-heavy groove. They are truly a band apart, creating a whole each and every show which doesn’t only eclipse the sum of its parts but succeeds in transporting the audience to a different time and space. If they’re not already, they will...
What with the locals getting out and touring and the nationals skipping Houston, heavy music in the capitol of Humidland has gotten a little bit weird of late. American Sharks revisited their roots, playing a benefit in H-town before hitting the road. Raven is back together and touring, but without any Texas stops, and Vista Chino is also hitting the road without passing through the state. But a new darkness is about to set upon Austin, something so wicked and horrible I can’t possibly let the NSA see it typed here. They (and you) are going to have to listen. Fortunately, new music on offer from both VoiVod and Darkane keep the metal flowing properly. You can hear tracks from each without us yapping over them at the end.
dUNETX – ‘The Kids’
American Sharks – Live at House of Blues, Houston, May 25, 2013
Megadeth – Live
Voivod – ‘Resistance’
Darkane – ‘The Sinister Supremacy’