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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From Toronto, Final Trigger are the innovators of what they refer to as "skrap-metal." Their music combines high-energy metal with a hip-hop feel. They released their self-titled debut in 2009 which was immediately well received. Since then, Final Trigger have toured as direct support for Mushroomhead across the USA, and have shared the stage with other acts such as Hail The Villain, Baptized In Blood, Threat Signal, Slaves On Dope, Agent Orange, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Boondox and more.
on Feb 06, 2013
Post-metal prog phenomenon Intronaut has revealed the album artwork and track listing for their highly anticipated album, Habitutal Levitations. Due out on March 19, 2013 in North America, Habitutal Levitations will be the group's fourth full-length album. The album artwork and layout was done by David D'Andrea who has worked with the band on previous releases. Leading up to the release of Habitutal Levitations, Intronaut will be on the road with Meshuggah and Animals As Leaders, following a small run of headlining dates.
on Feb 06, 2013
"Junior Year" is the latest track from indie rock band Case Closed and we have it here for free download. Four very close high school friends formed Case Closed in May of 2010 and the band quickly got down to rehearsing and demoing a lot over their first few months. Buzz quickly began to build around their distinctive indie-pop sound and in turn by Fall of 2010 they got some local radio play which fueled the release of their three song EP This is Bad. That was Terrible. The EP saw its release in November 2010 and became a local success which created a buzz for a full-length album.
on Feb 06, 2013
Portland, Oregon rockers For The Life Of Me have released their official lyric video for their lead single "Eleven" which is taken from their forthcoming EP Closure. For The Life Of Me was started by four friends in 2009, all from different musical backgrounds, after multiple previous efforts and projects faded or separated. When two of the original band members decided to pursue other interests, the remaining members decided to carry on and spent most of 2012 writing and recording Closure.
on Feb 06, 2013
Heavy metal band Hell:on have just started working on a new album that will be released this Autumn. It will include a special guest in Andy LaRocque, the brilliant Swedish guitarist well known due his work with King Diamond, Death, At The Gates and others. Hell:on hails from Ukraine and have been together making music now since 2005.
on Feb 06, 2013
"Frail" is the new video from Portuguese doom metallers Before The Rain. The song is the title track of the band's sophomore album, Frail which was released by Avantgarde Music. The clip was directed by Priscilla Fontoura, who worked previously with HIMALAYHA. The video shoot took place in Espinho and Porto in the north region of Portugal and Long Beach in California. The album contains six brand new tracks from the veteran doom metal band.
on Feb 06, 2013
Cult punk rock heroes, Alkaline Trio return on April 2nd with My Shame Is True, their most dynamic album to date. In anticipation of the release, the band have debuted a brand new single "I Wanna Be A Warhol" from the forthcoming album. Recorded with Bill Stevenson of punk legends The Descendents and Black Flag, My Shame Is True pushes the band into new musical terrain while embracing their classic Trio sound. The album contains 40 minutes of passionate punk-filled rock that will be pleasing to long time fans of the band as well as new listeners.
on Feb 05, 2013
In addition to releasing their sophomore album Deathlike today, dark acoustic rock group Ancient VVisdom have released their haunting new video for the album's title track. The album, recorded in the band's hometown of Austin continues to develop the band's archaic sound with rich acoustic tones and heavy electric guitars while utilizing unusual percussion such as bones, bullets, machetes and railroad spikes. Deathlike is the follow up to their 2011 release A Godlike Inferno.
on Feb 05, 2013
Grande Prairie, Alberta power-thrash five-piece Edge of Attack whom are gearing up for the release of their self-titled debut album on Tuesday, February 19th. From it they have released the video to the first single "In Hell." Produced by EAO guitarist/vocalist Jurekk Whipple, the debut features ten tracks of haunting vocals, shredding guitars, complex bass lines, furious drumming plus choral and symphonic arrangements along with guest artists by solo artist Ivan Gianinni, Ryan Boivard (Hallows Die) and Pellek (Damnation Angels).
on Feb 05, 2013
After a very extended hiatus, The Jealous Sound are proud to finally release their second studio album A Gentle Reminder. The release of the album actually is a reissue on Rise Records that just came out today. The reissue includes four previously unreleased songs, five new mixes, and a complete remaster of the album. The band was recently out on tour with Balance and Composure and Daylight.
on Feb 05, 2013
Continuing their rise to becoming a common name in the extreme metal world, Advent of Bedlam released their official video for the song "Nimrod's Rebellion" off their release Flesh Over God. The Costa Rican metal band has been selected to perform at the first Obscene Extreme America 2013 Open Air Festival taking place March 28th - 29th, 2013 in Valle De Las Monjas, La Marquesa, Edo De Mexico. The band will also be performing alongside such acts as Napalm Death and Dying Fetus.
on Feb 05, 2013
Fast-rising progressive quartet Disperse have unveiled their first music video. The video is for the track "Enigma of Abode" off of their forthcoming Season of Mist debut Living Mirrors. Living Mirrors sees the band creating instantly memorable songs that balance amazing technical skills with elegance and passion. The dynamic sextet make it all look easy as they inject their own style into a modern take on intelligent, progressive metal and rock. The album is due out on February 19th in North America.
on Feb 05, 2013
Clutch's sold-out and extremely successful European leg of the Earth Rocker world tour is coming to a close. The tour is in support of their latest album of the same name that is due out March 19th in North America. Clutch will kick off the first leg of the Earth Rocker North American tour March 8th in Cincinnati, Ohio and it runs through April 20th in Baltimore, MD. Support on the tour will come from Orange Goblin, and Lionize. They will also be making an appearance at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
on Feb 05, 2013
Set for international release on February 22nd, "Astral Sabbat" is the title track of Jess and the Ancient Ones' brand-new EP, Astral Sabbat. Although it’s been only nine months since the release of their brilliant and spellbinding debut album, Finland’s Jess and the Ancient Ones have already moved on. After a split 7" with Spain’s Deadmask last November on Doomentia, the band is already gearing up for something new. Astral Sabbat sees Jess and the Ancient Ones pushing forward the boundaries of the sound established on their debut full-length and forging their own path.
on Feb 05, 2013
For All Those Sleeping have just premiered their hilarious new music video for single "Mark My Words." Directed by Cody Blue Snider, the video features the band as 7-year-olds causing chaos at their 4th grade talent show. The track is featured on the band's second full-length Outspoken, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker's Chart and hit #1 on the Alternative New Artists Chart. The Minnesota quintet are currently touring the U.S. direct support to I See Stars, with Get Scared, Palisades, and label mates Upon This Dawning.
on Feb 04, 2013
This Fall, Puerto Rico-via-Miami rockers Message To Venus issued a call to their fans and the online music community to help them produce their new music video. They asked for pictures of fans holding up signs displaying things that can be conquered with a positive attitude. With the help of nearly 100 international fans, M2V are pleased to finally release the video for their new song "To Smile." "To Smile" can be found on M2V's The Envelope EP.
on Feb 04, 2013
"My Own Angel" is the brand new video from Barcelona, Spanish melodic metallers Ankor. The clip was filmed with renowned director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, Europe and Lacuna Coil. The song is the title track of Ankor's second full-length album, which was released in October 2011 via STF Records. The CD was produced by the band and Radish Records in Barcelona.
on Feb 04, 2013
Is there any better of a song title for a melodic metal band than this free download of "Fall of the Tyrant" from five-piece powerhouse Triphon? Kyle Morrison and Justin Rogers are former members of Shattersphere who chose to form a new group. The project was marred with one major complication at the beginning; Morrison was based in Atlanta, Georgia while Rogers was living in Hartford, Connecticut. To overcome the distance between them, they started co-writing music over the internet and sending pieces of songs back and forth. It was an odd way to start a project, but the two were driven after a three year hiatus.
on Feb 03, 2013
This free download of Hellryde Incorporated's hard and heavy rock-infused song "Love is in the Grave" is a pretty good one-two punch to the face! The band was formed gradually, not over the period of weeks or months, but years.
on Feb 03, 2013
The Elijah have released a live video for the track, "In Fear", taken from their upcoming Live at the Underworld DVD, which was recorded at their very special Prog Mag sponsored show, performing alongside Niche - The London String Quartet. On 16 November 2012, 500 music fans watched in awe as the band and string players performed an immensely powerful rendition their debut album I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created in its entirety, and the experience can soon be relived on DVD. Live at the Underworld will be released on February 4th.
on Feb 03, 2013

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