Posts tagged "Korn"
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 [...]

Korn, The Paradigm Shift: Album Review

Korn, The Paradigm Shift: Album Review

It would seem odd to anyone with as varied tastes as mine that I’m reviewing the second artist today on their 11th album.  In this case, the little nu metal band from Bakersfield, CA that in essence started its very genre, is also into its 20th year together in recorded music. Korn have made headlines recently by welcoming back one of it’s founding members – guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch.  This makes for an interesting footnote in the review of the [...]

Korn, 'Never, Never:' The Singles Bar Review

Korn, ‘Never, Never:’ The Singles Bar Review

There’s something both undeniably catchy and, at the same time, dreadfully awful about Korn’s new single ‘Never, Never’ from their forthcoming album The Paradigm Shift, their first since guitarist Brian ‘Head’ Welch rejoined the band last year.  While we still have a couple months before the album drops (October 8th, 2013), this song will be the earworm that will probably stick with you if you’re surfing around Sirius XM.  I’m withholding full judgement until the album is out, based on this [...]

bLISTerd: The 20 Worst Musical Acts Working Today (Part One)

bLISTerd: The 20 Worst Musical Acts Working Today (Part One)

You asked for it; you got it: the top 20 worst musical acts working today.

Metal Monday Volume 105 (1.14.13)

Metal Monday Volume 105 (1.14.13)

The first solid heavy music release of 2013 is here. Love And Death’s Between Here And Lost is quite simply, a force to be reckoned with. The brainchild of former Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, Love And Death puts Welch’s former band to shame with its heaviness. Continuing on the path Welch set with his solo debut Saving Me From Myself in 2008, Love And Death is so much more giving nods to his old band while putting his unmistakable stamp [...]

Brian Welch of Love And Death: The Popblerd Interview

Brian Welch of Love And Death: The Popblerd Interview

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 [...]

Spin Cycle: Korn's "The Path Of Totality"

Spin Cycle: Korn’s “The Path Of Totality”

Limp Bizkit did it right. They came back after a long hiatus, original line up in tact, and put out an album that was as offensive as ever and stuck smack dab in the middle of ’90′s nu-metal. I’ll give Korn credit for always pushing the envelope albeit with mostly mixed results and barely resembling the band they used to be. 2007′s Korn was ok. The Unplugged record was weird but credit them for trying. 2010′s III was the kicker [...]

New Release Report 12/6/11: One Last Super Tuesday

New Release Report 12/6/11: One Last Super Tuesday

The first (and hopefully only) posthumous project from Amy Winehouse is one of this week’s major new releases.

Spin Cycle: "Fear and The Nervous System"

Spin Cycle: “Fear and The Nervous System”

O.K. – so rewind back to 2008 for a minute.  I am in a limo with Raymond Herrera (Fear Factory), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion) and James “Munky” Shaeffer (Korn) and we’re talking about all things music.  James is working on his debut solo project and he tells me it’s called Fear and The Nervous System.  I am completely stoked to hear how it’s all coming together and up to this point have assisted two of his other [...]

Blerd Radio Episode 6: How Far is Too Far?

Welcome to Blerd Radio Episode 6! Mike and Jesse had a lot on their minds following Episode 5′s lighthearted birthday celebration. Here are some of the things that get discussed. -Celebrities Losing Their Damn Fool Minds!: Tracy Morgan’s homophobic stand-up rant, Russell Crowe’s tirade against circumcision, Lupe Fiasco calling President Obama a terrorist and Congressman Wiener’s um…wiener?? Why do famous people fuck up so much? Or are we just paying more attention to them because they’re famous? -Sports: Mike talks [...]

“Get Up” with Korn.

Yes! Anthemic Korn is back. Look back on the Bakersfield band’s rich history (Yes, it’s rich) with the just released Essential 2-CD set and then look to the future with new single “Get Up” also out today. Sure, things have changed over the years and they’re down to only three original members but one thing is for sure, the song still remains insane. Released today on Itunes as a prelude to the upcoming June digital EP, “Get Up” is “classic” [...]

Chart Stalker 7/21/10: The Singles Bar

There’s not a heck of a lot to report on the album chart this week-we are officially in the summer doldrums, although the first serious challenger to Eminem’s four weeks and counting run at the top of the chart arrived in the form of Rick Ross. If his “Teflon Don” can squeeze out 130,000 or so copies (not a stretch considering the rapper is inexplicably popular), he has a chance of sliding Slim Shady out of the perch he’s inhabited [...]