The Cult rolled into Montreal's Le Métropolis on September 1st, 2012 and though I never was a fan of the band, the faithful seemed delighted with the night's performance. I personally enjoyed the band playing song after song while skipping the ubiquitous yet unnecessary drum solo and the pee break inducing guitar solo. Fans pay to hear songs and The Cult delivered in spades on that count. Well done!
A couple of members of the rapidly growing in popularity heavy metal band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE took a few minutes out of their day to talk to PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon at Heavy MTL on August 12, 2012. They talked about how the band makes their music, playing Heavy MTL and what it's like being on the road so much.
Trivium guitarist Corey Beaulieu took some time out of his schedule to chat with PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon during the band's recent stop at Heavy MTL on August 12, 2012.
Filmed in Montreal, QC on August 11, 2012, current Foreigner and Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy plus Canadian singer and rock icon Sass Jordan, sat down with PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon to discuss their new rock project Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.). Check out this hot new band and what they had to say about how they came to work together. Part 2 of 2.
Filmed in Montreal, QC on August 11, 2012, current Foreigner and Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy plus Canadian singer and rock icon Sass Jordan, sat down with PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon to discuss their new rock project Something Unto Nothing (S.U.N.). Check out this hot new band and what they had to say about how they came to work together. Part 1 of 2.
PureGrainAudio's interviewer extraordinaire, Mitch Lafon, recently caught up with In Flames lead singer Anders Fridén. The two sat down at Heavy MTL 2012 to discuss the band's upcoming touring plans, work on new music and much more.
On August 21, 2012 at the Delta Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Kill Devil Hill drummer Vinny Appice and guitarist Mark Zavon took some time to chat with PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon about all things KDH! From the band's self-titled debut album, why they formed in the first place, their current tour and future, the guys engaged in a great conversation and offered a ton of detail!
Gojira guitarist and vocalist Joe Duplantier held court with PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon at Heavy MTL in Montreal on August 12th, 2012.
Kill Devil Hill rolled into Montreal's Underground on a cool Summer Saturday evening (Aug 18, 2012) and delivered a punishing set from their eponymous debut album. The band continues their tour later this year in the US and have already started work on a second album.
Foreigner brought their hits and classic rock sensibilities to Montreal's newest venue, Maddie's Place on August 11th 2012. Torrential rains lit up the skies before the band hit the stage, but despite puddles and mud Foreigner delivered an high-energy show wrapped around years of classic songs. Say what you will, but the true test of any band's worth are songs... timeless songs.
Current Foreigner and TNN bass guitarist Jeff Pilson, sat down with PureGrainAudio's Mitch Lafon in Montreal before the band's gig at Maddie's Place on August 11th, 2012. The pair discussed Jeff's new band, TNN, with former Dokken bandmates "Wild" Mick Brown and George Lynch, his work on Steven Adler's (ex-Guns N' Roses) new album as well as Jeff's duties with Foreigner. Ag reat discussion, so enjoy!
Rock reporter, Mitch Lafon, recently caught up with Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan backstage at Heavy MTL (August 12, 2012) to discuss the band's upcoming Knotfest concert event as well as Iowa, Shawn's production company and more more.
Things around the System of A Down camp have been relatively calm over the last six years with the band taking a well-needed hiatus. In that time lead singer Serj Tankian and band mates Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan have worked on various side projects including Serj's solo project and Scars on Broadway respectively. In 2011 however, they fell back under the System Of A Down umbrella for a series of live shows, but still no new music. This year saw SOAD perform at the well-known Heavy MTL festival and now have a slew of dates with the Deftones on tap for the band this Summer. Drummer John Dolmayan sat down with PureGrainAudio.com to discuss both shows and the band’s future plans.
Slipknot headlined the second night of this year's Heavy MTL festival. The band delivered a much expected, high-energy show and even though it was my fourth or fifth time seeing them, they never cease to amaze.
Overkill were part of this year's Heavy MTL festival. They played the second night (August 12th 2012) and tore it up! Last time, I saw the band was right after 9/11 at the NYC Steel Show benefitting NY's finest.