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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Greek symphonic metal band Nightfall are gearing up for a big new year with the release of their newest album Cassiopeia, due out on January 18th. The recordings for Cassiopeia took place in four different places, something Nightfall is quite familiar with. Vocals and keys were recorded in Greece (Soundflakes studios & Cyberia) while the drums got hammered down in Germany in the Soundlodge studios. Guitars and bass were recorded in the U.S. in Nashville, Tennessee in the Boomcave studios.
on Nov 19, 2012
Teen rock sensation Cherri Bomb have just premiered the video for their latest single "Too Many Faces." "Too Many Faces" is the first single from Cherri Bomb's full-length debut album, This is the End of Control. Though the girls’ ages range from 14 to 16, their album is the product of years of work. Over the course of the past two years, Cherri Bomb opened for a Foo Fighters' arena show in Germany, performed at all the major European festivals, including Reading, Leeds, Rock En Seine, Oxegen, Highfields and Lowlands, and tore up Australia’s Soundwave festival.
on Nov 19, 2012
Metal Blade/Rise Above has released the re-issue of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats debut, Blood Lust, today in North America. The album has rocked an unsuspecting underground metal community in Europe for the past two years and the psychedelic sounds are beginning to ooze into North America. Blood Lust is a re-issue Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats' highly sought 2011 self-released album. A new album is currently in progress and is scheduled to be released sometime in 2013.
on Nov 19, 2012
The Fallen Divine is a progressive metal band hailing from Oslo, Norway. The band was founded in 2009, and has since then written some great tunes, recorded one EP and one full-length album. The Binding Cycle contains eight musically strong songs, and is a considerable step forward from the group's previous EP; The Eternal Past and Future which was released in 2010. The band has released a video for their latest record for the song "Fire Lights The Night".
on Nov 18, 2012
Gaggle of Cocks have been prevalent in the New York City music scene for about an entire decade now. The band has had its share of ups and downs and twists and turns, but they've again returned with a new lineup and a new album to boot. The latest release is entitled Low Class Trendsetter and was recorded at Riverfront Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with producers Stacy O'Dell and Pat Harrington.
on Nov 18, 2012
Swedish rockers Free Fall have released a lyric video for "Power & Volume", the title track off their upcoming 2013 release. The band just recently signed with Nuclear Blast Records to help distribute the group's "freedom rock". Free Fall just opened up for labelmates Graveyard in Oslo, Norway on November 8th and in Malmö, Sweden on November 15th.
on Nov 16, 2012
Helsinki vampire rock outfit, The 69 Eyes, has posted its latest music video for the song, "Borderline." The video starts with a scene in which the local vampire tour legend Lord Chaz draws five X's on the crypt door of the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau's resting place in Saint Louis Cemetery #1. "Easy Rider's" famous psychedelic scene was also filmed there. "Borderline" appears on the band's 10th studio album, X, which hit stores last month via Nuclear Blast Records.
on Nov 16, 2012
Everyone Dies in Utah just kicked off their headline tour, "Factour X", with opening bands Affiance, Sirens & Sailors, And Deception Of A Ghost. Their sophomore record +//- features 10 songs exploring the transitions between positive and negative points of view. The Temple, TX Post-hardcore sextet formed in 2008. The band has previously released one full-length album, Seeing Clearly, and one self-released EP I Hope You Realize This Means War.
on Nov 16, 2012
The Sword have released the first official music video from their new album, Apocryphon for the song "The Veil of Isis". The video was directed by Simon Chan (Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria) of Artificial Army. This is the third music video he has done with the band to date. The new record is the band’s fourth album to date. Apocryphon debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with 16,800 units marking the band’s highest career sales week to date.
on Nov 16, 2012
Montreal's rising-star progressive death metal wizards Beyond Creation have just released the new official music video for their song, "Omnipresent Perception." The track is from their debut album, The Aura released late last year. If you're not yet familiar with Beyond Creation, their sound has been compared to The Faceless, Obscura, Gorod and Augury. The group puts forth technical and progressive death metal, at once pushing the boundaries of aggression and creating catchy, melodic songs.
on Nov 15, 2012
Bucharest metal band Goodbye To Gravity has just unleashed their newest video for "I Won't Wait". The band played this year’s Summer Breeze Open Air festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, after being selected from over 2000 bands to compete in the yearly 'New Blood Award'. Hailing from Bucharest, Romania, Goodbye To Gravity started as an unexpected mixture of former members from the heavy metal band Thunderstorm and the winner of the 2008 national TV casting show Megastar.
on Nov 15, 2012
Kill Devil Hill, the supergroup featuring acclaimed drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown, (Pantera, Down) guitaris Mark Zavon and lead vocalist Dewey Bragg, are hitting the road again in support of their self-titled debut album which was released earlier this year. The tour kicks off tonight in Oklahoma City and runs through December 1st in Fresno, CA. This run will find the band playing headline shows as well as supporting shock rock icon Alice Cooper. The band has just unveiled a series of lyric videos for tracks from the new record. Note, the actual song starts at around the 2 minute mark.
on Nov 15, 2012
Nada Surf are finishing an excellent 2012 by releasing the music video for the song "Jules and Jim," from their critically acclaimed album The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy. On the heals of the album's success the band have spent the year touring the world, from Australia to Europe, to South America and North America, and back again. Following their latest leg of European tour dates, this December Nada Surf will close out the year with a string of gigs across the mid-west and east coast, including a pair of home town shows in NYC at Bowery Ballroom.
on Nov 14, 2012
Hatebreed is proud to unveil the first single and video, "Put It To The Torch", from their latest album. The Divinity Of Purpose is the band’s sixth album to date and was co-produced by Hatebreed, Zeuss (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold). This album is the follow up to Hatebreed’s self-titled album and also their covers album, For The Lions. Hatebreed is currently on tour with Lamb of God, In Flames and Sylosis and in January 2013, the band will headline the EMP presents "Persistence Tour 2013" in Europe.
on Nov 14, 2012
Houston’s Christian hardcore outfit Currents has just released their BridgeWay Entertainment debut album entitled Spirit And Truth. The band has also released their newest single, "Spirit", which can be heard on YouTube and found on the debut album. Spirit And Truth is the follow-up to January’s self-released EP The King, a record that came about after a week of secluded writing and two weeks of recording at Red Cord Studio.
on Nov 14, 2012
All-American anthemic rockers Drowning Pool have confirmed a new album to be released in Spring 2013. Earlier this year, it was announced that fellow Texan Jasen Moreno was selected as the band's new singer. Moreno joined Drowning Pool following the departure of their former lead singer. The video for the band's new song "Saturday Night" offers fans a first look at Moreno as the new frontman and the band called out to fans via Facebook and included them in the performance footage as well as the motel party scene.
on Nov 14, 2012
Formed in 2006, Abandon All Ships is a Canadian rock band who just recently released their sophomore LP Infamous in July. The group has been out touring behind the new album and recently returned home from their first North American headline tour, and will soon be announcing tour plans for 2013. They just released a video for the record's second single "August."
on Nov 14, 2012
Chelsea Grin has just released the music video for the track "Don't Ask Don't Tell", directed by Stefan Anderson (The Sounds, I Declare War) and produced by Robby Starbuck Media. Chelsea Grin also released a new EP this Summer called Evolve. The EP marked the band’s best sales week ever and landed them on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #63 as well as #4 on the Hard Music Chart. Evolve is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2011 sophomore full-length My Damnation.
on Nov 14, 2012
Mother Mother are getting ready to kick off their Canadian Tour this Saturday in Halifax in support of their recent release, The Sticks. The band recently dropped their second single Bit By Bit which was the #1 most added track for two weeks and currently sits at #16 on the Alternative charts. The Juno nominated art-pop quintet have also just announced the U.S. release of The Sticks for February 12, 2013. Be sure to catch the band on the road this November and December.
on Nov 14, 2012
Los Angeles-based rock band Beta Wolf released a video for the single "Domino" which comes from the band's latest EP, Just Before Morning. The video takes footage from the band's performance from Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT while the band was on tour with Daughtry. Beta Wolf released Just Before Morning on July 31st while in the middle of a 3 week tour with multi-platinum Daughtry. Prior to forming Beta Wolf, singer Grant Arnow and guitarist Sergio Ruelas were in a band called Takota signed to Island Def Jam Records. The group toured with acts such as Atreyu, From First To Last, Every Time I Die, and Chiodos.
on Nov 14, 2012

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