Aaron Willschick

Aaron Willschick

President, Editor (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Hey all, I’ve been the President of PureGrainAudio since it started all the way back in the early spring of 2005. What started as a hobby to help expose myself to some new music has turned into pretty much a second job. I love rock music, particularly alternative and hard rock, but mostly I just love good music. It could be blues rock, acoustic, classic, it just has to be good!
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Once in a generation a band comes along, slaps you in the face and demands that you pay attention. On September 23rd The First raise their call to this generation of fist pumping, body thrusting, chorus raising rock fans, with the release of their sophomore album, Take Courage. Armed with punchy sing along choruses, stage strutting riffs and shredding guitar work, Take Courage is a hooks aplenty record with a unique flair quite unlike any of their UK rock counterparts. The singles "Take It Back" and "Love. Regret. Forgive. Forget." showcase the band's infectious song writing, whereas "Dare I Say I Ruined Everything" and "Shark Attack" turn it up to 11 just as well as any seasoned band on the Sunset Strip. Imagine the sound of a UK rock power house corrupted by sun, strippers, whisky and fast cars, whilst retaining their British charm and good looks; a must listen for fans of Deaf Havana and Mallory Knox but also Bon Jovi and Guns n’ Roses.
on Aug 15, 2013
We Butter The Bread With Butter have debuted the explosive video is for the song "Meine Brille," which appears on the German quartet’s new full-length album, Goldkinder. Boasting mixing assistance by the legendary Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Apocalyptica) and self-produced by the band, Goldkinder takes WBTBWB’s distinct heavy rock sound interjected with elements of metal and electro-pop to new heights. The band's first official U.S. release came earlier this Summer with the Projekt Herz EP. WBTBWB will be hitting the U.S. soon for a tour, following their current dates in Europe.
on Aug 15, 2013
Seeker's chaotically monolithic, wall of sound, metallic dissonance is captured in the first music video from their forthcoming album and title track "Unloved," available October 29th.
on Aug 15, 2013
Paris-via-Montreal rockers No Place For Heroes have just released the music video for their new single, "Wild Rose." The track is the first cut off their upcoming new EP, (Re) Plug me in, please. "We shot this video at Studio de la Reine in Paris, while we were recording the new EP," comments NPFH frontman Will Maurer. "We wanted to show that we approach our music from a laid back and fun perspective, and we hope that shines through in our new rock/electro hybrid sound." (Re) Plug me in, please is due out August 23rd.
on Aug 14, 2013
Hollywood Undead released the explicit version of their video, "Dead Bite." The video features RJ Mitte of Breaking Bad plus multiple porn stars including Lisa Ann and Tera Patrick. "Dead Bite" is the second single from their latest album Notes from the Underground. Commenting on the video, J-Dog had this to say: "When we decided to do a video for Dead Bite we wanted to work with our friend Corey S. who we worked with on the Been to Hell video and tons of live shows. We found the weirdest place in North Hollywood that looked like a circus and decided to do the video there. We pulled favors and asked friends to be in the video all within a few days before shooting it. We got the adult film stars Lisa Ann, Tera Patrick, Jayden Jaymes, and actors RJ Mitte from 'Breaking Bad' and Derek Mears from Friday the 13th."
on Aug 14, 2013
With only a week to go until release, SOiL is dropping loads of new music new music on fans. The band recently debuted a new lyric video for their song "Amalgamation" which followed the official music video for their hard-hitting single "Shine On." SOiL’s sixth studio album Whole marks singer Ryan McCombs’ return to the band for the first time since 2004’s RE.DE.FINE after spending six years as the vocalist for Drowning Pool. On their latest record, SOiL returns with a ferocious release that features eleven rock radio anthems including "Shine On," "Amalgamation," "The Hate Song" and "Loaded Gun," which take fans back to the early sound of the band.
on Aug 14, 2013
Gothenburg's metal bastards Bombus have completed their second blistering video for their new album, The Poet and the Parrot. The video for "Enter The Night" was created by former bass player, Ulf Lundèn, who is now in charge of all the band's artwork and shows the detailed love that Ulf took to create this work of art. Regarding the video, Bombus commented: "Enter the Night" is, obviously since we're using it as a video track, one of our favorites on the album. The song pretty much sums up what we're about as it starts out as an aggressive rocker and ends on a more barren note. The Poet and the Parrot will be out September 17th.
on Aug 14, 2013
With Saloon, the debut full-length album from rockers The Ongoing Concept set to drop, the band premiered the video for standout track, "Class of Twenty-Ten." The new video "Class of Twenty-Ten" marks the 2nd video released in conjunction with the forthcoming album, this coming off the heels of the band's much talked about "Cover Girl" video. The Ongoing Concept is comprised of three brothers and a lifelong friend they consider a fourth.
on Aug 14, 2013
This is the exclusive world premiere album stream of Akron, Ohio based, melodic hardcore band This Is A Lifetime's brand new EP Transcendence! The band formed in 2010 and like many new groups starting out went through numerous lineup changes. By the beginning of 2013 the roster was finally set and, since then, the band has taken things to a whole new level. This Is A Lifetime is defined by their "in your face" frontman Bobby Bob and his powerful gang vocals which has helped set the group apart from their many competitors in the Cleveland music scene.
on Aug 14, 2013
After an intense summer on the Vans Warped Tour and the release of their sophomore albumVictim To Villain, New Years Day have no plans of slowing down. The band is premiering the video for their single "Angel Eyes" featuring Chris Motionless from Motionless in White. Chris lends his vocals to the actual track and his acting skills in the video, co-starring with leading lady and New Years Day front-woman Ash Costello. New Years Day has been invited to join the Otep tour starting in September.
on Aug 14, 2013
"Apprehension" is the latest song from Tallahassee, Florida band In Motion. The band's history is not long, yet they are already starting to break through.
on Aug 13, 2013
The Almost have premiered their latest music video! The new single "I'm Down" is off The Almost's latest release, Fear Inside Our Bones, released this past Spring. To cut Fear Inside Our Bones, The Almost retreated to Nashville’s Omni Studios with producer Marshall Altman (Tom Morello, Ingrid Michaelson, William Fitzsimmons). All the songs were recorded together in a single room completely live. Fear Inside Our Bones has been The Almost's most successful album to date, garnering widespread critical acclaim as well as commercial success, appearing at the top of the Christian and independent album charts.
on Aug 13, 2013
Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die is Panic! At The Disco's fourth studio album and their first since 2011. In September the band hits the road with Fall Out Boy for a series of North American tour dates. Fans got their first taste of the new album last month with the release of the video "Miss Jackson (feat. Lolo)" which received over 2 million views in its first week. This week, the band has posted the album’s second video, "This Is Gospel."
on Aug 13, 2013
Love and Death is the new band from former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch. The group formed in 2009 when Welch decided to have band try outs on YouTube.
on Aug 13, 2013
Disinterred British extreme metal legends Carcass have release the lyric video for the song "Captive Bolt Pistol." The track comes from their highly-anticipated sixth full-length album Surgical Steel, which will be released on September 16 (UK), September 13 (Rest of Europe) and September 17 (North America). Surgical Steel, the band’s first studio release since their 1996’s Swansong, was produced by Colin Richardson (Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse, Sinister, Rodrigo y Gabriela) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus, Testament). Joining guitarist Bill Steer and vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker in the band's current incarnation are new drummer Dan Wilding (Aborted, Trigger The Bloodshed) and guitarist Ben Ash (Pig Iron, Desolation, Liquefied Skeleton).
on Aug 13, 2013
"Stolen" is the latest video from the Brazilian "alcoholic groove metal" band Broken & Burnt. The song will be featured in Stolen/Unsober, a split EP that the band will release this month along with Blackslug. This follow up to 2012's Let The Burning Begin will feature three tracks from each band and will be available soon. About the video the band members said, "The idea behind it is simple, exactly what you guys are seeing, a 'do-it-yourself' style! We got videos that friends recorded in our gigs and that's it! It shows a bit of our concerts and us in studio."
on Aug 13, 2013
Born and bred in the UK but now based in Los Angeles, Charming Liars have released their new EP New Disorder. Looking forward to getting on the road, Charming Liars are a unit that will happily put aside the popularity contest associated with the music industry to genuinely rock out with one another and their audience, expect nonstop touring as the band embarks on a Summer trek on the fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival on the The Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage powered by Ernie Ball followed by a Fall tour with Sick Puppies.
on Aug 12, 2013
Brazilian metal outfit Endrah have released their video for the track "Silver Tongue." The track is the latest single from their new album The Culling which hits stores on September 3rd. "The Culling is the act of selective depopulation of a group or herd. In this case, we are referring to a human mass depopulation attempt put in forth by globalist government powers to be," said Endrah vocalist Relentless. "This album is very in-depth with its lyrics and is meant to make people think. This is not Dungeons and Dragons. This is today, and the unfortunate world situation we as humans are dealing with. We are creating a global effort to join the revolution against the corrupted politicians and rulers of the world." The album perfectly captures the raw intensity of Endrah's live show on record and is the equivalent of a sonic sledgehammer as it attacks listeners from the moment they hit play.
on Aug 12, 2013
War Generation a new band featuring members of Sense Field, Further Seems Forever, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, and Ignite. The track "Done and Gone" is off the band's upcoming album Start Somewhere Never Surrender which is set to be released on September 3rd via Rise Records. The band will be hitting the road soon with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus in September.
on Aug 12, 2013
Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters Arsis have premiered their music video for the song "Scornstar." The song comes from the band's fifth full-length album, Unwelcome, and was directed by Scott Hansen (Unearth, Carnifex, As Blood Runs Black). "When you film a metal video, and the special effects artists are actually excited about the amount of carnage, you know you've done it correctly," commented Hansen. Artwork was handled once again by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick and the album is the follow up to their 2010 release Starve for the Devil.
on Aug 12, 2013

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