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The Dead Daisies Interview; John Corabi on Instagram, Creating Music and Functioning in this Digital Age of Music
Comments Artist Chats » by: Mike Bax on Jan 11, 2017
The Dead Daisies vocalist John Corabi took some time during the final days of their European dates at the end of December to speak at length about the band, how they create music, and function as a unit in this digital age of music.
UnCovered: Citizen Zero Outlines the Concept and Creation of Their 'State of Mind' Album Artwork
Comments And Justice For Art » by: Christopher Gonda on Jan 10, 2017
Detroit, MI's bluesy rockers, Citizen Zero released their debut full-length album, State of Mind, on August 12th, 2016 via Wind-up Records and vocalist/guitarist Josh LeMay helped us understand the recording's cover artwork!
Dropkick Murphys Interview; Vocalist Al Barr Talks About Loss, Drug Addiction and '11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory' [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Damian FitzGerald on Dec 19, 2016
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.
Tattoo Talk: Dead Eyes Bassist Eric Rembecki Discusses Meaningful Ink and Getting His Shoulder Blade Done
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 16, 2016
With all the hype surrounding the forthcoming album by Lancaster, PA-based hard rock fivesome, Dead Eyes, we caught up with bassist Eric Rembecki for a chat about tattoos!
Freddy Lim Interview; ChthoniC Frontman and Taiwanese Politician Discusses Donald Trump, China, and the Dalai Lama
Comments Artist Chats » by: Graham Finney on Dec 06, 2016
To metal fans he's known as the frontman of Taiwan's black metal band ChthoniC but, away from the group, Freddy Lim is an elected politician. We talked about his career, how fellow politicians react to him, the result of the American election and how…
Geared Up: Like Pacific Guitarist Luke Holmes Discusses Gear, Guitars and His Fender Jazzmaster
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 25, 2016
Luke Holmes, guitarist for the Canadian (and Pure Noise Records-signed) punk band Like Pacific, hit us up to talk gear. Here's what he had to say about the band, new album and his Fender Jazzmaster!
Tattoo Talk: Workhorse III Drummer Eric Perfect Talks KISS Ink and His Own "Kadillac Tattoo" Shops
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 24, 2016
Eric Perfect, drummer for Philadelphia, PA's rock trio Workhorse III, is also an ink master with his own shop, so, naturally we flipped him our "Tattoo Talk" interview!
Five Points of the Pentagram: An Interview with The Damn Truth Drummer Dave Traina
Comments The Pentagram » by: Nikos Mixas on Nov 22, 2016
In this latest edition of The Pentagram, we were enlightened to some dirty details about The Damn Truth via their drummer, Dave Traina.
UnCovered: Adelitas Way Lead Singer Rick DeJesus Explains the "Ready For War (Pray For Peace)" Single Artwork
Comments And Justice For Art » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 17, 2016
In our inaugural "UnCovered" interview, Adelitas Way lead vocalist, Rick DeJesus, hit us up to discuss the concept, creation and symbolism behind the artwork for band's newest single, "Ready For War (Pray For Peace)".
As It Is Interview; Guitarist and Vocalist Benjamin Langford-Biss Discusses Band's New Album 'Okay'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Aaron Willschick on Nov 14, 2016
Ben Langford-Biss, guitarist and vocalist of the Fearless Records pop-punk band As It Is, discusses the band's new album Okay, writing and recording, and the theme behind the new record.
Superjoint Interview; Guitarist Jimmy Bower Discusses Selfies, Phil's Secret Instagram Account, Touring and New Album
Comments Artist Chats » by: J. Kevin Lynch on Nov 11, 2016
Superjoint guitarist Jimmy Bower discusses the band's new album Caught Up in the Gears of Application, writing and recording, some of his favorite songs, and the band's touring plans.
AJFA Presents: Underground Art - Six Epic Album Cover Artworks Released by Underground Metal Bands in 2016 (Vol. 1)
Comments And Justice For Art » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 07, 2016
In our inaugural installment of And Justice For Art's latest series "Underground Art", we look at the artwork of six different albums from six different underground metal artists that we found to be particularly EPIC!
Geared Up: Soul Asylum Drummer Michael Bland Discusses His Drums, Hands and Ears
Comments Geared Up » by: Aaron Willschick on Nov 06, 2016
We recently connected with Michael Bland, drummer of the classic alternative rock band Soul Asylum, to talk about his drums and drumming technique.
Interview with Billy Talent; Guitarist Ian talks about 'Afraid Of Heights', drummer Aaron and a small show opening for Guns 'n' Roses
Comments Artist Chats » by: Marina 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.
Geared Up: Junior Bruce Bassist Tommy Crowther Discusses His Rig and "Big Muff" Distortion Pedal
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 02, 2016
In our latest edition of Geared Up, Junior Bruce bassist Thomas Crowther discusses the band's sound on their new A389 Recordings release, Endless Descent, and '90s Russian-made Big Muff distortion pedal.
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2016 (Part 2) - Feat. Opeth, Testament, Venom Prison & More
Comments And Justice For Art » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Oct 31, 2016
2016 has been a very interesting year for Metal, both musically and visually. Album covers, in particular, continued to flourish, showing plenty of aesthetic and thematic diversity.
Tattoo Talk: Project 86 Frontman Andrew Schwab on Painful Tattoos, Guy Fawkes Ink and Designing Tattoos
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 31, 2016
In the latest of our series, we talk to Andrew Schwab, frontman with Orange County hard rockers Project 86 about his ink, painful tattoos and Guy Fawkes.
Five Points of the Pentagram: An Interview with Epica Keyboardist and Pianist Coen Janssen
Comments The Pentagram » by: Nikos Mixas on Oct 31, 2016
We recently reached out to Coen Jannsen, keyboard player and pianist for the Nuclear Blast symphonic metal band Epica, to give us the skinny on their collection of coiffures (except his…), the Danish diet, and the color Orange.
Geared Up: 3 By Design Guitarist Kevin Hicklin Discusses the Line 6 POD HD Pro [w/ Video Premiere]
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 25, 2016
Los Angeles, CA-based hard rock group, 3 By Design, are currently promoting their most recent release, the 5-track EP, Enemy, and today we're premiering their music video for the song "Man At The Wheel"!
Five Points of the Pentagram: An Interview with Storied Guitarist Monte Pittman (Madonna/Prong)
Comments The Pentagram » by: Nikos Mixas on Oct 24, 2016
We at PureGrainAudio.com feel that you should become even more familiar with Monte Pittman, so we sent him one of our infamous Pentagrams for him to "get into the groove" and "express himself". Check it out!
Geared Up: The Exalted Piledriver Frontman Gord Kirchin on Shure and Sennheiser Microphones
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 15, 2016
If you're Canadian, over 30, and into heavy metal, then you've probably heard of Piledriver, or maybe, The Exalted Piledriver! Thankfully for us all, we snagged some interview time with frontman Gord Kirchin and talked about gear.
Pumping Metal: I Prevail Lead Guitarist Steve Menoian on Weights, Veganism and a Sustainable Lifestyle
Comments Pumping Metal » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 13, 2016
Steve Menoian, lead guitarist for the The Detroit, MI-based hard-rocking, Fearless Records quartet that is I Prevail, shared with us how both weights and being a Vegan help him to maintain and enjoy his musical lifestyle.
Five Points of the Pentagram: An interview with Charred Walls of the Damned Dummer Richard Christy
Comments The Pentagram » by: Nikos Mixas on Oct 12, 2016
Richard Christy is THE PENTAGRAM! When we sent The Pentagram to the Charred Walls of the Damned (Metal Blade Records) drummer, it was covered blood and guts when we received it back from him....
Interview with Life of Agony's Alan Robert; Bassist Discusses His New Adult Coloring Book and Forthcoming 2017 Album
Comments Artist Chats » by: Aaron Willschick on Oct 11, 2016
In this exclusive interview with Life of Agony's Alan Robert, we get Alan to share details on his new adult coloring book The Beauty of Horror: A GOREgeous Coloring Book and the new Life of Agony album!
Geared Up: Exciter Guitarist John "Skricci" Ricci Discusses His Custom Washburn A-10 Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 07, 2016
Guitarist John "Skricci" Ricci, of the unstoppable Canadian metal force that is Exciter, answered for us some gear-related interview questions around their recent performance at Calgary Metalfest 2016.
Staticland Interview; Jeff Angell Discusses His New Band, Album and Worst Night on Tour
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 06, 2016
In this exclusive interview with Staticland, we managed to get group writer, vocalist and guitarist, Jeff Angell, to share a slew of details about the new recording and his worst night on tour!
The Dead Daisies Interview; Bassist Marco Mendoza on Writing and Recording 'Make Some Noise' and Future Material
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Sep 29, 2016
A discussion with Marco Mendoza, bassist for The Dead Daises, about writing, recording, their new album Make Some Noise and future material!
Five Points of the Pentagram: An interview with Famous Last Words Vocalist JT Tollas
Comments The Pentagram » by: Nikos Mixas on Sep 27, 2016
Famous Last Words' vocalist JT Tollas is a good sport. Why do we say that? Well, instead of promoting his band's LP, The Incubus, (September 30th via Revival Recordings), he tackled our "Pentagram" interview.
Geared Up: Heavy Metal Producer Joey Sturgis on His Career, Joey Sturgis Tones, Drumforge, and Dedication to Audio Recording
Comments Geared Up » by: Aaron Willschick on Sep 21, 2016
Heavy Metal Producer Joey Sturgis took some time out to tells us about his career in audio recording.
Interview with Grimner; Vocalists Ted Sjulmark and Marcus Brattberg Discuss Viking Metal, New Album and More!
Comments Artist Chats » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on Sep 20, 2016
In this interview with Swedish Viking Metal band, Grimner, vocalists Marcus Brattberg and Ted Sjulmark speak about the band’s new album, tour, theatrical shows and more.