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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The band revolving around the brothers Rimmerfors return with their third album. On their latest release Nagelfar, FEJD proves once more to be among the masters in the genre of authentic folk music. The Swedish musicians combine classic and authentic folk instruments with the sound of metal drums to create a sweeping mix of beautiful nature mysticism. The beautiful and characteristic vocals soar above the music and bring the listener into world of myths and legends. FEJD create an irresistible call with Nagelfar that will enthrall fans all around the globe.
on May 02, 2013
This four-piece outfit from New Jersey has wasted no time making an impact in the world of music. The band may be fairly new, but with each member bringing experience from prior efforts to the table, they are armed with the know-how and gumption to make this one withstand the test of time. After a whirlwind trip to California and a rough lesson in who to place their trust in, The Karma Killers have risen with resilience and released their debut single, "I’m Okay." The song offers a commentary on the hardships that are undeniably faced in relationships; along with a refreshing breed of rock, that is rooted in the gritty sounds of their predecessors. To keep the integrity flowing, the band opted for a DIY approach when filming the music video that accompanies the single. You don’t need a grandiose budget when a night spent with your instruments and a bottle of wine will do the trick.
on May 02, 2013
Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band are a rock and roll band from Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario. Formed from a few other acts, they started out as a loose knit 7 piece in 2010 with a revolving door of members featuring brothers Pete and Ed Van Dyk. Scott Carruthers and J.D. Norwood (who were both in the band Scarce prior) joined in 2011 adding a new dimension to the bands songwriting and anchoring down the rhythm section. Over the Winter of 2011/2012 the lineup was solidified with the departure of guitarist Bryan Kieft, and Ed Van Dyk stepping up to handle lead guitar. The group released two EPs in 2012, the live recorded Live at the Casbah in April, and the studio EP Telephone later in the year.
on May 02, 2013
Carlisle based rockers, The Sun Explodes, have announced that they will release their second studio album, We Build Mountains on July 22nd. Crossing a multitude of genres, We Build Mountains is an album brimming with ideas and a flare for the dramatic. Each track stands alone in its own right, bursting with energy and fresh influences. Influences as diverse as Queen, Periphery, Metallica and Muse, which are hinted at throughout the album, however The Sun Explodes have successfully managed to weave these into their own brand of explosive rock that melds metal, prog and space-rock, with Dave MacLachlan's clear, powerhouse vocals tying the whole cacophony of sound together. Ahead of their album release, the band have released a video for the song "SevenThreeOne."
on May 02, 2013
We Are Defiance have plans to get back into the studio to record a new album titled Live and Learn. The album will be done at Diamond Studio with Andrew Wade and Tom Denney. Recently, the band uploaded a Lyric Video for their new single "Hurricane You," an acoustic ballad that will be included on the upcoming album. We Are Defiance is a metalcore band from Ocala, Florida and were founded in 2009 by former Sleeping with Sirens and Paddock Park singer Brian Calzini. Virtually exploding over the internet as one of the most anticipated groups of their generation, the band released their debut album Trust in Few in 2011. The album was produced by ex-A Day to Remember guitarist Tom Denney and peaked at 28 on the Billboards Heatseekers chart.
on May 01, 2013
Today, a new animated lyric video was released for "Wrong Turn," the belligerent fourteenth track from Swiss grind faction Mumakil's upcoming third LP, Flies Will Starve. The interactive, animated visual depiction of the track brings the urban carnage of the album’s cover art by Remy Cuveillier of Headsplit Design to life while the band proceeds to rip the powers that be a new one with their inarguably enraged lyrics and grindcore turmoil. Recorded by Mumakil at Terrier 5 Studio in Geneva, Flies Will Starve, the first album from the Geneva, Switzerland-based grind squad in four years, devastates with twenty-four tracks of precision grindcore teetering on the edge of insanity in the vein of Birdflesh, Misery Index, Antigama and Kill The Client. The album will hit the streets on June 25th in North America in conjunction with some European and Canadian touring.
on May 01, 2013
Blowsight have released a brand new music video for their second single "Hit On The Radio" taken from the band’s latest full-length album Life & Death. Once again, the group chose Tim Aßmann from Visionary Moments as director. The video was filmed at Khalil Boxing in Essen, Germany while the band was on tour with Oomph! "Hit On The Radio" is one of those songs that I always wanted in our repertoire," explains singer Nick Red. "I remember seeing this girl at a pub once, she looked so damn boring... neutral... she passed us and had a few pints with her friends. After a while, the speakers screamed out "Finger Lickin' Good" by the mighty Beastie Boys, and she started dancing (in her chair). She was smiling, miming, and instantly turned my impression of her totally upside down. She became so-damn-sensual. She let go and became herself, 100 percent, showing her true personality... THAT’s the kind of people I want to see populate the world."
on May 01, 2013
"Grinding Dissent" is a track from Ramming Speed's Kurt Ballou-tracked Prosthetic debut, Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die, due out June 25. The band commented on the track as follows: "'Grinding Dissent' is largely about America's façade of righteousness and freedom. A government that is 'for the people' may or may not have originally been the goal, but in this day and age, it's obvious that protest and free speech aren't welcome. Our police departments have military-grade weapons turned on civilians to keep us quiet while politicians smile and shake hands behind closed doors. Musically, the song starts off with punishing D-beat and ends with Ferrari-sized, Piña Colada-chugging twin guitar riffage! Put this shit on 11, crack a beer and scream at the sun."
on May 01, 2013
Check out the world premiere of the hot new video for the song "Dead Poets Society" by Celeb Car Crash, a recently formed rock band.
on May 01, 2013
Long Island, New York’s NK (featuring members of Envy On The Coast, Dillinger Escape Plan) have posted a lyric video for the song "Shoulder Gorilla". The track appears on the band’s debut LP, Nothing To Be Gained Here, out May 21 via Triple Crown Records. Nothing To Be Gained Here takes the listener through the multiple personalities of the band, creating a powerful trip for the listener. The album's peaks and valleys are strung together by the monstrous and soulful rhythm section, comprised of Michael Sadis on bass and Billy Rymer on drums (Dillinger Escape Plan), as well as Ryan Hunter's (Envy on the Coast) visceral and uninhibited lyrics and vocal style.
on Apr 30, 2013
Much like the rest of the songs featured on New Day Dawn's new EP Rise Above This, "Whatever It Takes" is about following your dreams and not letting anything stop you. The band debuted the video for "Whatever It Takes" today and it features video footage of the band recording with musician and producer John Moyer of Disturbed and Adrenaline Mob as well as live concert footage from this year's SXSW performances. New Day Dawn is a guitar-driven rock quartet compromised of Dawn Botti on vocals and guitar, drummer Gary Szczecina (also Botti’s husband), guitarist PJ Angeloni and bassist Mike Smith. The band is based out of New Jersey and has toured both regionally and nationally.
on Apr 30, 2013
The Amity Affliction have released their official music video for their breakout single "Open Letter," from their album, Chasing Ghosts which was just certified Gold in the band’s home country of Australia. The Amity Affliction raised eyebrows when Chasing Ghosts (out on Roadrunner Records) debuted at #1 on the Australian ARIA Chart, marking the first time a local hardcore band had taken the #1 honors in the chart’s history. The Amity Affliction will be spending the summer traversing the US on the 2013 Warped Tour, which kicks off June 15th in Seattle, Washington and ends August 4th in Houston, Texas.
on Apr 30, 2013
Wilson have announced that they will be releasing their debut album Full Blast Fuckery July 9th via Easy Killer Records. In conjunction with this announcement, the band has premiered the first video from Full Blast Fuckery called "Viking Pussies Fuck Off." Wilson is a band that has toured relentlessly since since 2010, through big cities and little podunks. A band that records its albums the ol' fashioned way: with instruments and analog gear. And fifth and sixth and twentieth takes. Like P. Diddy once said "Can't stop. Won't stop." And Wilson will never quit on you.
on Apr 30, 2013
The Sun Will Rise Soon On The False And The Fair is the new album from Pushmen, here for you to stream in its entirety! Pushmen are named after the Japanese subway workers who physically stuff human beings into crowded Tokyo commuter trains. The band originates from Austin, Texas and plays what can be described as a punishing form of metal. At the band's core are vocalist Craig Moore, guitarist Joey Cortez, and drummer Kevin Fender. All three members were once part of the now defunct late '90s thrash metal group Employer Employee. After a couple of releases, the band called it quits in 2003 and the three members spent the next eight years playing in various local bands.
on Apr 30, 2013
Sweden's hell-majestic death metallers Necrocurse have truly invoked pure evil with the much anticipated debut full-length Grip Of The Dead. With members from Nifelheim, Swordmaster, Runemagick, Sacramentum, etc and set in a traditional ancient heavy metal spirit, Grip Of The Dead is a convocation of ominous deathchaos and blackened thrash destruction. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studios with legendary King Diamond guitar maestro Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Melechesh, Hammerfall, etc) and the stunningly nefarious artwork cover by David Herrerias (Antichrist (Swe)), the Morbid Maniacs have returned and it is going to be unpleasant.
on Apr 29, 2013
During the first year of their existence, Flesh Roxon has been refining their act at live shows as well as in the studio. Their hard work has paid off, as the band caught the attention of the record label Live Nation. As a result, Flesh Roxon's debut album Flesh To The Bone was recently released along with their latest music video – a grotesque (in a good way) short film highlighting their fanaticism for B-grade horror movies. In fact, cheap, B-grade horror was the driving theme behind their just released album.
on Apr 29, 2013
Instead of just one measly song, we're offering you a free download of the entire XUL album titled Malignance!
on Apr 29, 2013
Order of Nine hails from the USA with their powerful blend of thrash riffs, fluid guitar solos, symphonic keys and deep dark vocals they have a truly unique sound. Dark, symphonic, emotive, erogressive and shred.... all descriptives that have been used in association with Order of Nine and their music... However true, Order of Nine is more, playing their own brand of metal, a perfect amalgam of thrash and accessible progressive metal with the dark voice of a seven foot vampire, reminiscent of Peter Steele and lower register Geoff Tate albeit having a rather engaging airy rasp that neither the aforementioned share. The band has just released a new video for "Seventh Year of the Broken Mirror."
on Apr 29, 2013
Heavy melodic rockers Breached have released a new music video for the strip down acoustic version of their track "Control" which is one of five unplugged tunes from their newly released acoustic EP Revolution Sessions. The EP features four originals from their 2011 self titled EP along with a cover of Alice In Chains' "No Excuses." "Control" is third music video to follow their two previous videos "Time" and "Happy?."
on Apr 29, 2013
Bursting onto the UK metal/prog-metal scene all guns blazing, energetic new Reading-based six-piece Schemata Theory prepare to unleash their explosive debut album Dry Lung Rhetoric on June 3. The album, which was recorded at the renowned Stakeout Studios and produced by Jason Wilcock (Fightstar, We Are The Ocean, The Ghost of A Thousand), features eleven tracks and includes a guest appearance from Mutiny Within’s Chris Clancy on concluding final track, "The Final Breath". Combining many aspects of the metal genre, Dry Lung Rhetoric fuses classic thrash riffing, progressive technical instrumental passages, melodic hooks and soaring choruses, creating a set of songs that are accessible, original and thought provoking.
on Apr 29, 2013

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