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.
Horns Up! – J&L
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Music featured this episode:
dUNETX – ‘The Kids’
American Sharks – Live at House of Blues, Houston, May 25, 2013
Megadeth – Live
Voivod – ‘Resistance’
Darkane – ‘The Sinister Supremacy’
We know…it’s been a while…but we’re back with a brand spankin new episode that is sure to tickle your ear buds. We give you a very detailed run down of the Clutch, The Sword, Dixie Witch, and American Sharks show at House Of Blues in Houston. A healthy discussion is had about the Slayer camp drama in regards to Dave Lombardo with Jibbies and Loond offering opposing perspectives that both hold Metallic merit. We also bring our thoughts on a bunch of new records that we’re digging from the likes of Valient Thorr, Kylesa, Dark Tranquillity, Amorphis, and The Resistance.
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Clutch - The Wolfman Kindly Requests
Dixie Witch - The High Deal
The Sword - Lament For The Aurochs
Slayer - At Dawn They Sleep
Kylesa - Unspoken
Dark Tranquility - Weight Of The End
The Resistance - War Monger
Our Summer Jams series continues! With Hunter's picks. I can't promise you'll like them....
It’s summertime already down here in Houston, and I’ve risen to the heat by compiling a Summer 2013 playlist. There’s some new stuff. Some medium-old stuff. And some ancient stuff. Regardless of age, however, each song stands on its own as a great summer-themed (to me) anthem. Even more spectacularly, their arc, played from beginning to end, roughly corresponds to the arc of any number of my 3-month breaks from school back when. And after all, summer really is for the k...
Ashley's "GonzoGeek Staff Summer Jams" Playlist
The Melvins celebrate their 30th anniversary with an extensive North American tour, kicking off July 12 in Phoenix, Ariz.
“Has it really only been 30 years?” asked singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne. “Dang! Thanks to everyone who’s been there for us! It’s been an exciting trip and I probably should have listened and learned more. I apologize for anything I’ve ever done wrong and for anything I’m going to do wrong… Ha!”
BLACK STAR RIDERS - the new band formed by members of the reborn THIN LIZZY -- Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar) and Marco Mendoza (bass) -- with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums - will release its debut album, All Hell Breaks Loose on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. While THIN LIZZY will continue on an occasional basis, BLACK STAR RIDERS is a full-time band described as "the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story".
All Hell Breaks Lo...
In the wake of the untimely and sad passing of Jeff Hanneman; the question begs to be asked as to what is the future of SLAYER? And for that matter; what is the future of the Big Four of American Thrash? I find it interesting and disturbing that out of all the surviving original SLAYER members; that only estranged drummer, Dave Lombardo, has made any public comments. I hope that Tom and Kerry will have something to say on the matter soon. I also hope that they will have e...
Kylesa will release its new record ‘Ultraviolet’ May 28 via Season of Mist. You can check out one of the tracks, ‘Vulture’s Landing’, below. Kylesa’s Spring tour in support of the release kicks off May 10 in Gainesville, Fla. at The High Dive, wrapping up nearly a month and half later in the band’s Savannah, Ga., hometown. Openers are Bloody Ceremony, White Hills, and Lazer/Wulf.
‘Vulture’s Landing’ is the third track to be previewed ...
I’m pretty sure it’s still too soon for me to write this, but I can’t put it off; reminded anew of the foolishness of putting anything off. I saw Slayer more times than I can easily remember, though nowhere near as many times as some of my more devoted brothers. Appropriately enough, given the brotherhood within both the band and the metal community as a whole, almost all of my most vivid memories of Slayer, and through them Jeff Hanneman, are shared with others.
There was th...