Jaz Coleman has been called many things over the span of his 30+ year career fronting Killing Joke but the one undeniable truth is that the man is a living legend. Pop!Blerd recently had the opportunity to sit down with Coleman when Killing Joke visited Boston during their current North American tour in support of the upcoming The Singles Collection 1979-2012. Read below to find out what he had to say about the state of Killing Joke in the 21st [...]
You might know Karl Middleton as the current vocalist of earthtone9 and Blackstorm or from his past work with Twin Zero, The Blueprint, or This Is Menace. However you may have heard him, one fact remains: the man is a powerhouse behind the mic. Over the years, Middleton has continually delivered impassioned vocals for a number of the UK’s finest underground heavy acts and he recently took some time to chat with Pop!Blerd about the return of earthtone9: Why was [...]
With the latest Killswitch Engage album, Disarm The Descent, finally available for public consumption bassist and unofficial art director Mike D spoke with Popblerd via phone recently about the new record and the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach along with what makes fellow MA metallers Acaro so great and what’s next for Overcast and Death Ray Vision. Read on for more: It’s been four years since the self-titled was released and there have obviously been some big changes [...]
Still so full of action, his name should be a verb. Kane talks to Popblerd.
Raine Maida is back with his sophomore solo release, We All Get Lighter, slated for release on March 26th and recently chatted with Popblerd via phone about what fans can expect from the upcoming record. Seeing that We All Get Lighter is significantly different in tone than Pachamama’s I & II, how are the two EP’s and album all tied together if at all? The EP’s are just kind of fun. It was just stuff that I was doing whenever [...]
New York-based rapper Soul Khan is making moves, both literally and figuratively. Once known as a titan of the burgeoning battle-rap scene, Soul Khan’s focus these days is making music. Lots and lots of music. Since retiring from dismantling opponents to focus on his art, one thing’s become clear: Khan is a hungry, creative emcee. His vast network of personal and professional acquaintances unite to make each album or EP unique, vivid; in December of 2012, he concluded a run [...]
I have had a bit of an infatuation with new to the scene, New Orleans band Royal Teeth since she saw them open for The Kooks in May. I got the chance to talk to lead singer and guitarist Gary Larsen of the band, and our conversation literally covered everything you need to/would ever want to know about the band. PART TWO.
I have had a bit of an infatuation with new to the scene, New Orleans band Royal Teeth since she saw them open for The Kooks in May. I got the chance to talk to lead singer and guitarist Gary Larsen of the band, and our conversation literally covered everything you need to/would ever want to know about the band. PART ONE.
Trevor Dunn is a bassist extraordinaire. Whether he’s playing with John Zorn, Secret Chiefs 3 or collaborating with Mike Patton on any number of projects, one thing’s for sure, Trevor Dunn is one busy man. Speaking of Patton, though, one such project is the upcoming fourth full-length from Tomahawk entitled Oddfellows which finds Dunn taking over bass duties from the departing Kevin Rutmanis. Recently, Dunn chatted via phone about being in Tomahawk, the upcoming album and tour and more: [...]
You might remember Brian Welch when he was going by “Head” and playing guitar in a little band known as Korn. After releasing a solo album under the Head moniker in 2008, Welch rebranded himself complete with a new band called Love And Death and released the Chemicals EP last year. With a new full-length on the horizon, Welch took the time to respond to some questions from Popblerd via email: 1. How does Love & Death differ [...]
One of the most unassuming (and modest) guitar gods you’re likely to meet, Tim Sult took some time before Clutch’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Worcester, MA to chat with Popblerd about the bands upcoming album and the best part about being in Clutch today: Why was Worcester the best spot to end your 2012? Pretty much every year since we’ve been a band we’ve done an East Coast run at this time of the year. We never know [...]