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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Hundredth have premiered a lyric video for their track "Free Mind / Open Spirit." The song comes from the band's upcoming EP Revolt, which hit stores on March 19th through Mediaskare Records. Recorded at the legendary studio The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado with producers Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore (Stick To Your Guns), Revolt is the first half of Hundredth's double EP titled Revolt/Resist, featuring five new tracks including "Ruin." The second half of the double EP Resist will be released later in 2013.
on Mar 12, 2013
One-man metaller Common Dead has released "Modern Obsolete", the debut music video supporting the latest offering, Allegorize, and seventh official video in total. While the song's instrumentation and vocals are the lone work of Common Dead's Andrew Laurenson, so was the video's overall production and animation segments. This is the second time the band founder has tackled all facets of a music video alone, the first being "Critical Mass" which hails from the 2012 album Diatribe. The 9-track effort Allegorize has just released via online stores. The album draws from technical death and post-thrash styles similar to Lamb of God, Gojira, and Machine Head, while evolving towards new vocal tones and song structuring for Common Dead.
on Mar 12, 2013
"The Network" is the first single of the album Be(lie)ve in R(evol)ution (2011) by The ReAktion. In this track the band talks about the idea of global awareness, collective consciousness, and the awakening of society to the current state of things. The video was produced with the help of The Zeitgeist Movement (thezeitgeistmovement.com), through images from their third movie release"Zeitgeist: Moving Forward" and it represents how there is a link that connects us all in this world, and this connection is the source of the strength we need to achieve peace, understanding and a positive future for humanity.
on Mar 11, 2013
Up-and-coming Australian metalcore band Feed Her to the Sharks has been blazing the underground trail for some time - attracting fans across the globe with their pristine technical sound and engaging live performances. Originally discovered in 2012 by Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum whilst already having a Fredrik Nordstrom-produced full-length album tacked to their name, this gifted five-piece is ready to take things above and beyond in 2013 with a new tour coming this spring and new album, Savage Seas, set for release this Summer. Today Feed Her to the Sharks released the lyric video for "Memory of You," one of the big songs off of Savage Seas.
on Mar 11, 2013
Posted here for you as a free download is the song "Home Again", a new one from the Lansdale, Pennsylvania band Run For It.
on Mar 11, 2013
Philadelphia shoegaze outfit Nothing have just premiered their new video for the track "The Dives (Lazarus In Ashes)." Nothing is currently on a US tour alongside Whirr which will take them to the west coast and back including a stop at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Nothing's Downward Years To Come is now available on A389 Recordings.
on Mar 11, 2013
St Louis, Missouri’s dynamic five-piece band, Tear Out The Heart have released a music video for "Infamous Last Words" from their forthcoming album, Violence out March 19th. Watch as your wildest nightmares come true with help from a haunted castle, a possessed little girl and a monster out for blood. Directed by Victory Records' Eric Richter (Aiden, Emmure, Taproot, Ill Nino), this twisted fairytale serves as the perfect introduction to Tear Out The Heart’s soaring melodies and gut-punching breakdowns. Produced by Caleb Schomo (ex-Attack Attack), Violence provides eleven unforgettable, sing-a-long worthy tracks for what will be one of the most impressive rock releases of 2013.
on Mar 11, 2013
Swedish rockers, Sister Sin have released a music video for the high energy-fueled track, "Fight Song" from their newest release, Now and Forever. Powerhouse frontwoman Liv Jagrell delivers an absolute TKO performance, providing the ultimate soundtrack for showing the world exactly what you're made of. Sister Sin show how merciless they can be as Jagrell reminds her enemies, "God forgives - I don't."
on Mar 11, 2013
Call of the Void today reveals a brand new lyric video for "Endless Ritual Abuse." The song comes by way of the band’s Dragged Down A Dead End Path full-length set to drop next month via Relapse Records. Formerly known as Ironhorse, Call of the Void churn a bastardized mesh of filthy powerviolence-charred hardcore. Featuring more than 25 minutes of confrontational audio hate, the ten-track Dragged Down A Dead End Path was recorded at the Boar’s Nest in Salt Lake City, Utah by Andy Patterson and mastered by Chris Mcnaughton. Dragged Down A Dead End Path will see digital, CD and LP North American release on March 19th, preceded by European release dates of March 15th in Germany, Benelux and Finland, and March 18th in the UK and all other territories.
on Mar 11, 2013
Five Knives have just released a lyric video for the song "Messin' With My Mind", which is featured on the new EP The Rising. The band are about to embark on The MTV Artist To Watch Tour with Twenty One Pilots and New Politics. The tour kicks off March 17th in Birmingham, Alabama. The band will be making a couple appearances at SXSW this year, performing at the Red Bull Records Party at Empire Automotive on March 14th with fellow Red Bull Records alumnus Heaven's Basement and Blitz Kids. Also catch them on the Van's Warped Tour this Summer.
on Mar 11, 2013
With a brand new record only weeks away, Conditions have released a brand lyric video today highlighting the track "Love Elusive." The band had their fans send in snapshots of themselves portraying the lyrics to the song so they could be compiled into the lyric video. The band is out on the road right now with Let Live and will be joining Sleeping With Sirens on the Take It or Leave It Tour starting in mid-March. Conditions will be releasing their newest full length Full Of War on March 26th.
on Mar 11, 2013
Throw The Fight have premiered their new music video for "Lights Out For Summer," shot while on tour in Columbus, Ohio. The band is excited to announce their new 4 song EP The Vault, coming out next Tuesday March 19th. Hot off the heels of their latest album What Doesn't Kill Us released last Summer and touring with their friends in Nonpoint, these guys have no intentions of slowing down and are anxious to release this new unreleased material. Stay tuned for many new tour dates from TTF coming up through the rest of 2013.
on Mar 11, 2013
Clutching armfuls of critical plaudits and an ever-growing reputation for their live outings, L.A.'s Fidlar have just released the video for their latest single "Max Can’t Surf." Lifted from the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released in Canada through Dine Alone Records, the track succinctly captures the band’s brilliance – short, sharp, exhilarating injections of melody, fun and infectious exuberance.
on Mar 10, 2013
"I Am Somebody" is a song inspired in the social movements that have developed around the world on the last years. The students' protests in Chile, the Arab Spring, the Spanish Indignados and the Occupy movement in the US are all part of something much bigger, a feeling of discontent that has awakened in the souls of millions of people, turning them to the streets to show that the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Their messages have been depicted in banners, flags, t-shirts, social networks, and in every way that allows them to reach others. Every word in I Am Somebody comes from these messages, and it has been thought and said by people who want to achieve peace and understanding between men.
on Mar 10, 2013
Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England's Purson are poised to erupt on the international underground with their new album, The Circle and the Blur Door. The first single, "Leaning on a Bear", has been transformed into a brand new trippy, psychedelic music video by director Chris Martin. Influences of the band may be rooted in the classic period of late '60s/early '70s rock, but the lyrics reflect a young woman's vision of the world. The Circle and the Blue Door is slated for release in North America on April 30th.
on Mar 09, 2013
Chicago cult rockers Alkaline Trio have released a new video "I Want To Be A Warhol" from their forthcoming album, My Shame Is True due out April 2nd. Alkaline Trio will also hit the road this April on a headlining US tour. Directed by Rob Soucy in Los Angeles, CA, the new video explores the darker depths of obsession and sexuality with paying homage to the classic thrillers like Psycho and Rear Window. Alkaline Trio will be joined by brooding punk rockers Bayside and Off With Their Heads for an exuberant live tour that kicks off in Santa Ana, California on April 25th.
on Mar 09, 2013
Melodic metal legends Stratovarius are pleased to unleash their "Halcyon Days" video from the band’s latest full-length, Nemesis. Coinciding with the band’s European tour, set to commence in Helsinki, Finland tonight, the band today proudly reveals the video for their second single. The footage for "Halcyon Days" was shot in Lithuania by Pekka Hara, and perfectly captures the song’s theme of finding one’s peace of mind.
on Mar 09, 2013
Howl are pleased to discharge the new lyric video for "Attrition," from their upcoming new offering of audio wreckage entitled Bloodlines. Recorded at the infamous Planet Z Studio in Hadley, Massachusetts with Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Soulfly, Crowbar, Municipal Waste, 3 Inches Of Blood), Bloodlines is a 40-minute torrent of sonic animosity recommended for fans of Mastodon, Lamb Of God, Kingdom Of Sorrow, Baroness, Kylesa and the like. Bloodlines will be released on April 30th and the band is currently out on a month long tour through the U.S.
on Mar 07, 2013
U.K. rock quartet, Amplifier, has released a lyric video for "Matmos," the opening track from the band's Kscope debut, Echo Street, out April 23. Echo Street, the follow-up to The Octopus, Amplifier's self-released debut which went on to sell over 20,000 copies, was produced by the band's Sel Balamir and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro). Echo Street also marks the band's first effort with its revamped four-piece line-up, delivering a subtle shift in style and allowing for a mix of the band's signature epic space rock jams with accessible pieces boasting three-part vocal harmonies.
on Mar 07, 2013
Washington, DC quartet Lionize recently completed work on a video for their song "Dr. Livingston." The song is taken from the band's latest release Superczar and the Vulture. The video was directed by Agent Ogden (Clutch, Primus) and features guest appearances from Jess Margera of CKY, Pietasters, H.R. of Bad Brains and the crew from the 9:30 Club. Lionize will return to the road this March alongside Maryland rockers Clutch. The first leg of the tour will also feature Orange Goblin and Scorpion Child and kicks off March 8th in Cincinnati, OH. The second leg of the tour sees Lionize alongside Clutch and The Sword. Those dates begin May 1st.
on Mar 07, 2013

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