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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Get Scared are thrilled to release their new song "Told Ya So." "We are very proud of our new single 'Told Ya So', we couldn't be more excited for you all to finally hear it," explains guitarist Jonathan "Johnny B" Braddock. "The song's overall theme is that nothing can stop what you do, even if the world neglects you. We went through hell and back but we're still here doing what we love because we believed in ourselves. First time listening, you must crank the volume for the full experience." The band's forthcoming new album Everyone's Out To Get Me is set for release on November 11th.
on Sep 25, 2013
Stone Temple Pilots and Chester Bennington from Linkin Park have released a lyric video for their latest track "Black Heart." The song comes from the band's debut EP High Rise, due out in October. The song is poppy and classic rock sounding, reminiscent of the band's last record with Scott Weiland, 2010's self-titled effort.
on Sep 24, 2013
The much-anticipated, new I See Stars album, New Demons, is now officially set for an October 22nd. Vocalist Devin Oliver states: "New Demons has been in the works since Digital Renegade was released. With DR it was as if we found what we've been searching for in music and could not stop writing. We have once again infused Andrew's (drums) electronic knowledge with Brent and my best guitar melodies to date. With our last album being our proudest, it was no question we wanted to reunite with Joey Sturgis for this new effort. New Demons, lyrically, is Andrew and my way of letting the fans in on a lot of personal struggles and endeavors we've been through over these years on and off tour. This is our way of letting you all in on our lives. My goal with this album is to show our fans that they are not alone in life. Even at the highest of highs you can hit the lowest of lows and that we don't just write about conflict, we live it everyday."
on Sep 24, 2013
Dallas, Texas based Forever The Sickest Kids are excited to premiere the new music video for "Nikki" today.
on Sep 24, 2013
"Something" (available here for free download) is the latest offering from Calgary, Alberta's female fronted band Miesha & The Spanks.
on Sep 24, 2013
French deathcore quintet The Walking Dead Orchestra have recently released a brand video for "Entombment of a Monarch." Directed by Medhi Khadouj, the track comes from the band's debut full-length album Architects of Destruction. Formed in 2011 by ex-members of Whisper-X and In Arkadia, The Walking Dead Orchestra is a brutal deathcore five-piece from Grenoble, France, whose primary goal is to declare war on the listener, assaulting their senses with a heavy bombardment of machine-gun drumming and crushing, brutal riffs. Architects of Destruction was recorded and mixed by Mickael Valesi at Sonovore Studio (Macôn) and mastered by Charles J. Wall ((Whitechapel, Betraying the Martyrs, King Conquer) at Sonic Assault Studio.
on Sep 24, 2013
Indie rockers, Polaris Rose, bring a bright and colorful visual to life with the video for their first single, "Chartreuse." A song that centers around how our dreams are often times bigger than the expectations of reality, Polaris Rose chose the self-proclaimed "land of dreams" that is California as the set of their video. Their references to chartreuse skies and traffic that keeps you awake at night burst colorfully from the screen, a mix of hopeful dreams and gritty reality that is the very essence of the track. As they croon and play on a rooftop in Los Angeles, the palm trees and soaring skyscrapers lay as their backdrop on a perfectly picturesque day in the city of Angels. With one EP behind them, the group has just released their sophomore EP The Moon & its Secrets.
on Sep 23, 2013
Swedish rockers Noctum are due to release their debut album, Final Sacrifice at the end of October and the band is proud to present their first lyric video for the song "Temple of the Living Dead." The video also includes live footage captured by Johan Bengtsson. Final Sacrifice is a fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative. The "final sacrifice" is like a red thread that ties the songs together and is the concept behind the art. Final Sacrifice is an analog piece of art in both audio and visual aspects. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola (Sunn o))), Arktau Eos) and fits perfectly with the album's raw, natural sound. Noctum spent the majority of 2012 refining their sound and writing new songs. Their search for original and interesting material led them to a heavier and darker sound. The progression came very naturally for the band and differs from the typical 70's vibe. The new material successfully evokes a heaviness and emotion one might not expect from a "retro" sounding band.
on Sep 23, 2013
San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans Death Angel, have made a lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album The Dream Call for Blood. "We are pleased and proud to present to you the first lyric video from our new album, the title track 'The Dream Calls for Blood'", commented guitarist Rob Cavestany. "This is but an appetizer for the feast coming your way soon... beware! You may not be hungry after watching - it's a bloody orgy of intense ecstasy!" Three years have passed since the release of Death Angel's crushing Relentless Retribution album; three years of constant touring and on-the-road-song writing. Now the band has returned with yet another visceral slice of thrash for your listening pleasure.
on Sep 23, 2013
After playing the last show of the "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" cycle at Germany's Summer Breeze festival, In Flames have just released a video for the title track of their highly successful album Sounds Of A Playground Fading. The video, that is made of live material, was produced by Patric Ullaeus. With over 2.5 million records sold and 10 albums released over the past years, In Flames have truly established themselves as one of the all-time great metal bands.
on Sep 23, 2013
Directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye, the official Ashes of Ares video for “This Is My Hell” is now available. Created to merge their personal influences, ideas, and visions, and armed with the first-hand knowledge of the writing, recording, and touring cycle acquired through their collective years, Ashes of Ares features former Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow, former Nevermore drummer Van Williams, and former Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales who is also handling guitars.
on Sep 22, 2013
Italian metallers Human Improvement Process have published their new lyric video for the song “Our Last Pieces Of Sanity.” The video was produced by Davide Cilloni (Eklipse Design) and the song was taken from the band’s debut full-length Deafening Dissonant Millennium. Human Improvement Process hails from the city of Modena, Italy and upon forming in early 2010, they started playing neck crushing death metal with hardcore elements which has become their customary sound.
on Sep 21, 2013
To follow up his 2012 debut EP, “There’s No In Between” is a showcase of a more mature, finely honed Danny Stoddard. With aggressive, dark and complex heavy rock elements still intact and a refreshing mix of melodic vocals and passionate lyrics, Stoddard has certainly matured as an artist. After months of throwing around ideas for a music video, song producer and co-writer Matty Amendola eventually sought out feature film director Jack Thomas Smith. Smith has had tremendous success in the independent film market with his 2006 psychological thriller, Disorder. With the original concept brought in by Amendola, Jack and his full service production team at Foxtrail Productions brought rough ideas to real life in this new video by using the craft of cinematic storytelling from 90’s music videos, with the pace and energy ready for current media standards. Aside from a fresh look at Danny, the video features well known tattoo model and YouTube celebrity Morgan Joyce.
on Sep 20, 2013
Vicious Rumours released their new video for the title track from their new studio album Electric Punishment. The San Francisco Bay Area metal masters are about to kick off the American Punishment Tour with special guest Seven Witches and Power Theory. The band just returned from crushing the European festival circuit finishing over 40 shows this year - all in support of the highly acclaimed Electric Punishment album which was released in April 2013. Big plans for South America are in the works for March 2014 as Vicious Rumours continues to show no mercy devastating crowds around the world.
on Sep 20, 2013
Heavy metal super-group Twilight of the Gods have seen the release of "Children of Cain," the third track off their forthcoming debut album, 'Fire on the Mountain. The band is a legitimate super group deliver one of this centuries most compelling, classic heavy metal albums with its debut Fire on the Mountain. Truly classic metal through and through, Fire on the Mountain is flush with epic galloping riffs, memorable calls-to-arms, and the tough, street-ready attitude of men on a mission. Twilight of the Gods is a who's who of metal, including Alan Averill (Primordial, Dead Sovereign, Blood Revolt) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-Cradle of Filth, ex-Dimmu Borgir, ex-Testament, ex-Exodus) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, ex-Mayhem) and Patrik Lindgren (Thyrfing), and Frode Glesnes (Einherjer) on bass.
on Sep 20, 2013
With the overwhelming response to the first single from their new album Volition, Protest The Hero have created a lyric video for the track "Clarity." Anyone who knows jack shit about Protest The Hero, knows they're a vile bunch of losers who embrace nerd culture. The new video for "Clarity" exemplifies the difference between a 'nerd' who likes the Big Bang Theory and a genuine LARPing nerd. It's a nod to an age old debate, perhaps viewed in a new light. Volition is due out on October 29th.
on Sep 20, 2013
Monster Truck have selected "The Lion" as the follow-up single to their debut hit "Sweet Mountain River." In the U.S, the track received support from rock stations across the country. In Canada, the song achieved the milestone of becoming #1 at the Active Rock, and Mainstream Rock, for eight consecutive weeks. As "The Lion" follows, it hit the ground running as the top added track nationally on release. Monster Truck took home the 2013 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of The Year, toured their home country of Canada with Alice In Chains, and established themselves as a major headlining attraction. In the U.S., the band has been active, appearing with Kid Rock, Slash, Guns 'n Roses, Sevendust, and others, performing for hundreds of thousands of rock fans over the course of this year. Produced by Eric Ratz (Three Days Grace) at Vespa Studios in Toronto and Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, North Carolina, Furiosity showcases Monster Truck's ability to seamlessly integrate influences from grunge and punk era greats that they love so dearly with alt-sounding vintage rock.
on Sep 20, 2013
In support of their upcoming new album titled Alive and Well, Massachusetts indie-punk trio The Young Leaves have premiered the video for their new song "I'd Rather Be Hurt." The Young Leaves hail from Holliston, Massachusetts and formed in 2006. Much like their geographical location, their sound too feels like it was born out of the middle of nowhere. They're a pop band, but they’re not exactly pop; they’re a punk band, but they’re not exactly punk. And they don’t really like the "pop-punk" tag. You might describe them as "Elvis Costello fronting Dinosaur Jr." but even that isn't totally accurate.
on Sep 20, 2013
"Nonchalant" is a brand new lyric video taken from Neurotic November’s upcoming debut album, Anunnaki. Of the video and forthcoming album vocalist Dee Dee comments, "We wanted everything about Anunnaki to be 10 times better than our EP. The fast parts are faster, the instrumentals are beefier, and we definitely upped the ante. We can’t wait to deliver this live."
on Sep 19, 2013
Three-time Juno-award nominees Cancer Bats have just unveiled the video for the third single off of their critically acclaimed 2012 release Dead Set On Living. Shot in Bulgaria during the band's recent trek through Europe, the video for "R.A.T.S." follows a man who has recently been terminated from his employment. Cancer Bats are taking their alter ego Bat Sabbath on the road this Fall. The band will perform two full sets every night, one as Cancer Bats and one as Bat Sabbath.
on Sep 19, 2013

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