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New Release Report 10/15/13

New Release Report 10/15/13

Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam, PEARL JAM!!!! The last time Pearl Jam had a new album out was 2009’s Backspacer which, for me at least, was kind of a blip on the radar of magnificent Pearl Jam releases. Since then, there have been the inevitable side projects and relentless touring as well as a certain drummer of the band reuniting with some other Seattle band for an album and subsequent tour (Soundgarden). But I digress. PJ is now back with Lightning [...]

Metal Monday Volume 143 (10.14.13)

Metal Monday Volume 143 (10.14.13)

With Meshuggah-sized riffs, Devildriver-style grooves, and two ladies behind the mic that parallel Maria Brink and Angela Gossoow with their ferocity and finesse, L.A.’s Butcher Babies is anything but a one trick pony. On their debut release, Goliath (Out now through Century Media), the quintet deliver a punishing eleven tracks of unbridled mayhem. “I Smell A Massacre” sets the tone immediately with drummer Chrissy Warner utilizing a metronome-like precision on the opener and throughout Goliath while Henry Flury’s razor sharp [...]

New Release Report 10/8/13

New Release Report 10/8/13

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. The most anticipated album of 2013 has dropped and it ain’t who you thought it was cuz that guy released his album last Monday . That’s right, I’m talking about Hannah Montana herself, Miley Cyrus. It’s Bangerz baby! Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last year or so, Ms. Cyrus has been making waves. She’s been criticized for her raunchy videos and a controversial VMA appearance but now she gets to prove whether it was [...]

Metal Monday Volume 142 (10.7.13)

Metal Monday Volume 142 (10.7.13)

Did you miss Pelican as much as I did? As much of a fan as I was of last year’s Ataraxia/Taraxis EP I’d rather a full-length so the announcement of Forever Becoming being released, Pelican’s fifth full-length, definitely caused some dancing around the Popblerd offices (On my part at least). Speaking of the EP, it was a great indicator of what was coming as Forever Becoming is all around a little looser production-wise (With What We All Come To Need’s [...]

Metallica Through The Never: Movie Review

Metallica Through The Never: Movie Review

  Two things become abundantly clear after the conclusion of Through The Never, Metallica’s latest big screen foray: One, if Metallica come to play your town or city they will destroy it. Literally. Two, if there’s ever an open position for “Metallica gopher” you might want to consider applying for something safer, like, say a Police officer maybe? Jokes aside, it’s fitting that the film opened on the 27th anniversary of original bassist Cliff Burton’s death and that current Metallica [...]

Metal Monday Volume 141 (9.30.13)

Metal Monday Volume 141 (9.30.13)

Doomriders and Deathwish know how to plug a leak. When DR’s third album hit the web almost three weeks before its October 15th street date, the band and label acted swiftly and unleashed pre-orders complete with a digital download of the entire album instantly. It quenched fan fervor for the upcoming album and it’s also why you’re reading this review now (I went with the vinyl version myself). Grand Blood is the name of their third album and it is [...]

New Release Report 9/30/13

New Release Report 9/30/13

It’s New Release Tuesday! No, it’s Monday. Why is there a New Release Report out on a Monday?!?! JT has an album out and he deemed Monday was the day it was going to be released? Oh, okay. That makes sense then. So yeah, here we are on a Monday talking about some new releases because Justin Timberlake has that kind of power and, frankly, who are we to argue?  The second half of The 20/20 Experience hits today (Appropriately [...]

Will Work For Comics: Week 2 (9.25.13)

Will Work For Comics: Week 2 (9.25.13)

Hiatus be damned! We are back, baby! In week two of WWFC we’re checking out the premiere of Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and letting you know if the comic giants first foray into network television demands a return visit. First, the bad: -The score is over”Bear”ing (Yep, I went there). I know this shouldn’t be an issue but as a film music nerd (and major) it’s really in your face during the pilot. Bear Mccreary (Eureka, BS:G, The Walking Dead) [...]

New Release Report 9/24/13

New Release Report 9/24/13

It’s our first “New Release Report” back after a short hiatus and we’re as excited to be here as you are to be reading us on a regular basis again. And what better way to kick off a new release week, the first week of autumn, with some major new releases! Drake is back with his third opus entitled Nothing Was The Same which sees the Canadian hip-hop swooner continually climbing that mountain while riding high on top of three [...]

Metal Monday Volume 140 (9.23.13)

Metal Monday Volume 140 (9.23.13)

Didja miss us while we were gone? I know I missed you! But we’re back and better than ever with a look at the first single off of local giants Doomriders first album in almost four years. “Dead Friends” is the first treat from Grand Blood (Due on October 15th on Deathwish, Inc) and is a welcome return. If you were a fan of their previous outings then this one is sure to have you smiling. The song shows growth, [...]

Antlered Man, "GDZ": The Singles Bar Review

Antlered Man, “GDZ”: The Singles Bar Review

Antlered Man preview their upcoming October release with a heavy new track called “GDZ” and Popblerd has your review!

!!!, "Californyeah": The Viewfinder Review

!!!, “Californyeah”: The Viewfinder Review

“Californyeah” is already an incredible song. Now it’s an incredible video. Popblerd has the deets.