Marina

Marina Di Battista

Writer (Maple, ON, Canada)
- Music lover, animal whisperer, and potty mouth. I preform random acts of Marinaness. I also write…stuff. I also wonder how many miles I’ve scrolled with my thumb.... You can catch me on Instagram, Facebook and the Twitter…freaks need apply.
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Finnish "love-metal" band HIM are calling it quits after 26 years. The band have released the following statement announcing plans to embark on a farewell tour starting in July.
on Mar 05, 2017

7.5 / 10

Spunky, catchy, fun and quite simply, enjoyable. But with all this familiarity comes growth. A more methodical sound, and a more relaxed approach to production.
on Feb 16, 2017
With Sebastian Bach promoting his new book "18 And Life on Skid Row" and his manager, Rick Sales, chatting it up with Doc McGhee, Skid Row's manager, Skid Row reunion rumours are circling.
on Dec 10, 2016
To celebrate 25 years, Extreme treat fans to a full live album version of their classic album Pornograffitti. Read our review here.
on Nov 14, 2016
Hard rockers Saliva are back with a new energy on their ninth studio album, Love, Lies And Therapy. Read our review here...
on Nov 02, 2016
Ahead of their hometown show opening for Guns 'n' Roses, Pure Grain Audio caught up with Ian guitarist for punk rockers Billy Talent to talk about the show and their new album Afraid Of Heights.
on Nov 02, 2016

7.5 / 10

The first album from post-hardcore favourites Thrice since the end of their 2012 haitus is intense, influential and exactly what fans expect from the band. Read our review here...
on Jun 25, 2016

8 / 10

When liner notes/lyrics and music are not enough, and you want to experience a whole new level of rawness, this is the perfect way to do it.
on Nov 13, 2015
Mindless Self Indulgence have just released the creepiest video for their cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus".
on Nov 03, 2015

7.5 / 10

It definitely might not resonate with the majority of Silverchair enthusiasts, but that doesn't mean this isn't some primo music from a clearly supremely-talented musician.
on Sep 29, 2015

8.5 / 10

'Rock n' Roll' is Buckcherry's seventh studio album and sees them singing about their favourite subject... girls. Read our review here.
on Aug 29, 2015

8 / 10

Panic! At The Disco return with their first single in two years and set things up nicely for their long-awaited fifth album.
on Jun 04, 2015

9 / 10

With the release of their new album, Secret Broadcast start to reach for their full potential as their new single demonstrates.
on Mar 31, 2015
A7X gamers rejoice! Renowned rockers, Avenged Sevenfold, release new video game titled Hail to the King: Deathbat. This game is all things Avenged Sevenfold and most def not your typical Candy Crush-like game.
on Jan 14, 2015
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, hundreds were in attendance at Woodbridge Heroes Comics in Woodbridge, Ontario to be part of an autograph signing and live taping of the podcast Talk Is Jericho, featuring Fozzy's Chris Jericho.
on Jan 08, 2015
Gob released Apt 13, their 6th studio album, via New Damage Records on August 26, 2014. The riffs are now guitar-driven and more layered with rock. Either way, it's Gob and it's awesome!
on Dec 10, 2014
The ayatollah of Rock N' Rolla is heading to Woodbridge, Ontario for a live podcast AND autograph sesh to promote his new book, "The Best In The World: At What I Have No Idea," and guess who has your official hook-up? Your pals at PureGrain! We'll be on hand as the only site to have an in into the limited space event. Check the poster for deets and come say hey!
on Nov 26, 2014

8.5 / 10

2014 seems to be the year of the resurrection of popular Canadian '90s bands, and we couldn't be happier! The Tea Party have just released their first new album in 10 years, The Ocean At The End. After having briefly reunited in 2011 for a handful of Australian and Canadian tour dates, they began writing in Byron Bay, Australia. Having put their issues aside and rekindled their friendships, this new release definitely picks up right where the band left off.
on Oct 01, 2014
Freshly signed to Bullet Tooth, Save The Clock Tower excitedly released their debut album, Wasteland, on July 1st. Hailing from Down Under (Tasmania, Australia to be exact) and after making waves in their homeland, the 4-piece are hoping to make a bigger splash in North America. Having thus far released two EPs, Letters in 2011 and The Human Condition in 2012, the band has garnered support not only from fans, but also endorsements from Ibanez Guitars and Ernie Ball, among others.
on Sep 06, 2014
Interesting to see Korn on the bill, but nonetheless a solid set from the veteran headbangers. They performed just ahead of opening act Avenged Sevenfold and offered up a great performance.
on Sep 06, 2014

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