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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Roadrunner Records group Heartist have unleashed their new music video for "Where Did I Go Wrong?" which is featured on their debut EP, Nothing You Didn't Deserve. Since 2011, the members of Orange County, California’s Heartist have been crafting their explosive brand of hook laden post-hardcore. Nothing You Didn't Deserve showcases Heartist’s genre-bending-versatility, shifting from metallic riffage to melodic midtempo refrains. Having just wrapped a European tour supporting Killswitch Enagage, they are currently out on the road with Crown the Empire and Capture The Crown.
on May 15, 2013
Ancient Roman death metal band Ade has posted a new lyric video for their brutal track "Sanguine Pluit In Arena" which is off their latest offering Spartacus and features extreme metal drummer George Kollias (Nile, Nightfall). True masters of music, Ade formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece. The band released Spartacus earlier this year on Blast Head Records as the follow up to their 2009 debut Prooemivm Sangvine.
on May 14, 2013
Cleveland/Akron, Ohio punks Worship This! have released a new video for "Indifferent" from the band’s just released debut full-length Tomorrow, I’ll Miss You. With introspective song writing, a weathered disposition and a keen ear for melody, the sound of Worship This! is pleasantly familiar, but given their location has much more of a Midwestern bent than a lot of other melodic punk bands.
on May 14, 2013
Only days after letting the world in on the title, cover art and June 25th release date for their fifth full-length album, Rescue & Restore, August Burns Red are pulling the covers off a lyric video for "Fault Line," the first track to be revealed from the upcoming release. "Fault Line" is a scorching track that sounds every bit like a trademark August Burns Red song, while simultaneously giving hints of the expanded sound that characterizes the new album. Throughout the album, August Burns Red continue to do their part to challenge the conventions of heavy music. Over the course of 11 tracks, the band artfully blend piano, cello, violin, trumpet, various percussive elements and more into their sonic arsenal, taking their music into new aesthetic territory and contorting the boundaries of the genre.
on May 14, 2013
Whitechapel are currently on tour with Asking Alexandria in support of both their most recent self-titled full-length album, and the re-issue of their debut album, The Somatic Defilement. The band will be highlighting some of the album's fan favorites through a series of lyric videos. The first video to be released, "Devirgination Studies," made its worldwide debut today. The Somatic Defilement, originally released in 2007, is a concept album about Jack the Ripper's infamous murders of prostitutes in East London's Whitechapel district. This 2013 re-release sees the band tasking producer Mark Lewis to painstakingly bring the six year old recording to today's standard.
on May 14, 2013
Norwegian prog metallers Leprous will release their new album, Coal, on May 28th in North America (May 20th in Europe) via InsideOut Music. In anticipation of this release, the band is now premiering the album's first video, "The Cloak." Chosen as the backing band for former Emperor frontman and countryman Ihsahn (a progressive black metal musician and legend in his own right), Leprous has, despite their young age, tried it all - which is clearly reflected in their music. For every part Pain of Salvation and King Crimson one may hear, there is an equal amount of Shining (No) and Devin Townsend in the mix, with hints of Katatonia and Opeth in amidst sparks of Porcupine Tree and Pink Floyd.
on May 14, 2013
Joplin, Missouri-based deathcore band The Order Of Elijah will be releasing their second full-length album Dethrone July 16th.
on May 14, 2013
If you're into metal or progressive hardcore music, then you'll absolutely want to give a few listens to this free download of Contractors' track "Rose With Thorns."
on May 14, 2013
"See you Next Tuesday" is the opening track off the debut EP On Demand from The Planes. Their catchy choruses, trashy guitars and Beatles-esque harmonies have helped them forge their own unique sound which has formed the basis of their current successes, having supported up and coming acts such as Pale Seas, Jumping Ships, I Dream in Colour, Bear Cavalry, and Cerebral Ballzy. Guitar music is making a come back this year with bands such as Peace, and Temples forging the pathway for bands such as The Planes to break out and achieve the national success that they are capable of.
on May 14, 2013
European female-fronted alt-metallers Face Off have released their first music Video entitled "Fragile" from their debut album The Colour of Rain. The Colour of Rain was released on February 14th worldwide. The Serbian based quintet were established in 2006 by vocalist Marija Kovacevic and guitarist Stefan Vitasovic. Face Off have already won a few band competitions in their native homeland, toured across Serbia, been broadcast by national radio, and performed on Serbian national TV in their short career. Face Off will be touring Europe, and making European Festival appearances this Summer and Fall in support of their new album.
on May 14, 2013
I See Stars have debuted a new track from their upcoming digital mixtape release, Renegades Forever, set for a digital only May 28th release. Commenting on the song, the band had this to say: "'Can We Start Again' started off as a b-side off our previous album and evolved into much more than that. With help from Sumerian Records and our friends Frankie Palmeri and Mattie Montgomery, it became about a scene that is much like the hallways we walked down as teenagers. We used the iconic lyrics from a song by Bane that changed the scene before bands like us were even around and still holds a place in a lot of hearts. We're all here to connect through music and to be a part of a movement that embraces open minds and open hearts. Unfortunately, some people choose to thrive off negativity, disunion and narcissism."
on May 13, 2013
Israel's Orphaned Land has now debuted the first single from their upcoming 6th studio album, All Is One, due out June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records. All Is One was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian respectively, which strengthens the Orphaned Land message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
on May 13, 2013
The official music video for the track "Transference" by world renowned Finnish heavy metal band Children Of Bodom is now available. The group's eighth studio album, Halo Of Blood, will be released in North America on June 11th. Halo Of Blood was recorded at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki, Finland with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2001), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums. Producer Peter Tägtgren (Immortal, Marduk, Amon Amarth) oversaw production on both vocals and keyboards.
on May 13, 2013
Finnish horror-rock exports, Snow White's Poison Bite have premiered a terrifyingly fun and gruesome new music video for the track "Will You Meet Me In The Graveyard?" from their Victory Records’ debut album, Featuring: Dr. Gruesome and the Gruesome Gory Horror Show. The video is a treasure chest of classic horror flick visuals: a gory crime scene, an eerie undertaker, a foggy graveyard, zombie resurrections and a live burial that will have you at the edge of your seats. See Snow White's Poison Bite live as they tour the U.S., bringing their dynamic and fearless stage performance to a city near you.
on May 13, 2013
International heavy music juggernauts, Parkway Drive have released a brand new video for their monumental track, "Wild Eyes" from their chart topping album, Atlas. A follow up to their wildly successful video "Dark Days" which has over 3.6 million views, "Wild Eyes" depicts the dismal future of the world in a post-apocalyptic live show setting. "This video basically continues on where 'Dark Days' left off," says drummer Ben Gordon who notes that both videos were the concept of director Aaron Hymes. "Dark Days" was commentary on present day and showed the world's state of environmental Crisis. "Wild Eyes" is set in the near future, after the World has been destroyed by man." Atlasis Parkway Drive's fourth studio album and it hit #32 on the Billboard 200, the band's highest debut to date.
on May 13, 2013
To The Wind is excited to reveal their latest video for "Hollow." This song is the band’s premier single off of their debut record, Empty Eyes which was just released. The “Hollow” video features a glance of the band on the road, and highlights their performance at the recent New England Metal and Hardcore Fest, as well as their visit to the site of the Boston Marathon bombing. Empty Eyes, is the Seattle, Washington, band’s debut full-length record, and it is already garnering positive feedback.
on May 12, 2013
Michigan rock heavyweights Pop Evil have debuted a new music video for their hit single "Trenches." The band has created a three part video series, directed by veteran Swedish director Johan Carlén Mask (Avatar). The video for "Trenches" is the last in the series, and the first to be released, as each of the three parts will be released in reverse. Pop Evil will release Onyx, their fourth studio LP on May 14th and it's being called their best work to date.
on May 10, 2013
The Venetia Fair have partnered with Absolute Punk to exclusively unveil the live-action lyric video for their aggressive, theatrical tune "Pride Alone Won’t Put This Fire Out." The band enlisted the help of director Casey Regan, producer Matt Paley, and director of photography Sharif El Neklawy, for a crazy shoot at Massachusetts’s venue 3065 Live. Also where TVF held their Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brains release show, this particular performance captured doesn't end quite as well for those in attendance. Watch what unfolds, if you dare.
on May 10, 2013
Chiildren is a two-piece music unit consisting of Chris Zeischegg and Chad Fjerstad from Los Angeles, California. They fuse the automation of modern electronica with industrial drone, while taking inspiration from grim black metal, splatter-punk fiction, and minimal film scores. They have just released a video for the song "My Gods" which has been described as "highly disturbing" but you won't know for sure unless you take a look. This is their second video off of their The Other People EP.
on May 10, 2013
German traditional death metal crew Lifeless has released a video for the song "Perdition of the Whore" taken from their latest album, Godconstruct. Released on March 1st by FDA Rekotz, Godconstruct was met with critical praise from metal media around the world. Not surprising either, as the band's debut, Beyond the Threshold of Death, was heralded as one of 2008's best releases. Godconstruct contains 11 catchy, pure and classic death metal hymns deep from the crypts of Germany, which will crawl into your rotten ears and devour you from the inside out.
on May 10, 2013

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