Damian FitzGerald

Damian FitzGerald

Writer (London, England, UK)
- Nerd, TV/film junkie and music enthusiast. For me nothing is better then drinking warm British lager listening to live music, be it in a hot sweaty venue or in a muddy field during festival season. Delighted to be bringing a British twist to PureGrainAudio!
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8.5 / 10

Crammed full of feel-good tunes (a lot of which are about drinking), this release will uplift even the most miserable individual.
on Aug 24, 2017
Backstage at Download Festival recently, we caught up with Michael Burrough from UK metallers The Raven Age to discuss their album, Download Festival and more pressing matters!
on Jul 17, 2017

6.5 / 10

If you are a fan of this band, just invest in their studio albums so you can experience the true majesty that is KISS.
on Jun 25, 2017
From The Dead Daisies and Blood Youth through the likes of Devildriver, Alter Bridge, Steel Panther and Clutch to headliners Slayer and Aerosmith, Download Festival sign off in style with a third day of great music and great weather. Check out our review and photos here...
on Jun 21, 2017
After an awesome first day, day two of Download saw the weather hold out as thousands of rock fans enjoyed another great day of music including AFI, Simple Plan, Rob Zombie, Max and Igor Cavalera and more. Read our review and check out the photos inside...
on Jun 20, 2017
The weather was great and the music was loud as we joined 80,000 rock fans for the first day of Download Festival 2017. Read our report here...
on Jun 19, 2017
It's been a turbulent few weeks for the UK music world so it was a joy to see so many music fans enjoying the weather and an endless stream of punk, rock and hardcore as Slam Dunk returned for its 2017 event. We joined the masses in Leeds and you can read our review here...
on Jun 04, 2017
Making their long-awaited return to the UK, even an injury to frontman Chino Moreno didn't stop Deftones taking fans on a journey that few wanted to end. Check out our review and photos here...
on May 18, 2017

6.5 / 10

The Gospel Truth, the new album from punks The King Blues, sees the band shift direction this time around. Does it hit the mark though? Read our review here...
on Apr 28, 2017

6.5 / 10

Nine albums down the line and one of the pop-punk originals New Found Glory return with more of the same upbeat, catchy songs they've done since day one. Read our thoughts here...
on Apr 24, 2017

7.5 / 10

UK outfit Creeper's reputation is gaining momentum with every day but... are they worth the praise? Read our review of Eternity, In Your Arms here...
on Apr 24, 2017
A strange choice of reissue from the Feeder camp, so how does Renegades fair this time round? Read our review to find out what we thought...
on Apr 10, 2017

6.5 / 10

A strange choice of reissue from alt-rockers Feeder, Generation Freakshow gets the special edition treatment so does the new version hit the mark this time around? Read our review to see what our resident Feeder expert thought...
on Mar 29, 2017
With the inclusion of The Beatles "All my Loving," Gloria Gaynor’s "I will Service" and Neil Diamond’s "Sweet Caroline" it was clear that Me First and The Gimme Gimmes saved the best for last.
on Mar 04, 2017
Less Than Jake celebrate their new deal with some ska-punk ear candy. Read our thoughts on Sound The Alarm here...
on Feb 10, 2017
AFI are a band who, throughout their career have constantly evolved their sound. Back with their tenth studio album, read our review to see what we thought about their long-awaited return.
on Jan 23, 2017
Ahead of their show in London supporting Clutch, PureGrainAudio sat down with Chris Brooks from Lionize to talk about everything from recording in Jamaica to the zombie apocalypse. Read on...
on Jan 18, 2017
Clutch, as usual, forgo any gimmicks to treat rock fans to another night of massive sounding rock riffs to sign off what has been a shitty year for music fans. Read our review of their London show here...
on Jan 06, 2017
It's been four years in the making but, after taking themselves out of their Boston comfort zone to record this album, the Dropkicks have returned with their best album yet. Read our review here...
on Jan 03, 2017
As part of a promotion tour for their upcoming new album, we sat down with Al Barr from Boston punks the Dropkick Murphys to chat about the inspiration behind their new record 11 Short Stories Of Pain And Glory.
on Dec 19, 2016

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