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Interview with Halestorm; Front-woman Lzzy Hale Talks About Eric Church, Fan Letters, and New Album 'Into The Wild Life'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Graham Finney on Mar 04, 2015
Ahead of the release of their new album, Into The Wild Life, PureGrainAudio chatted with Lzzy Hale about the album and what it was like touring with country artist Eric Church.
Interview with Korn; Guitarist Brian "Head" Welch Talks Drugs, Religion and a New Korn Album
Comments Artist Chats » by: Graham Finney on Mar 03, 2015
Backstage at the Capital FM Arena, PureGrainAudio caught up with Brian "Head" Welch, guitarist for metal heavyweights Korn to discuss the past, the present, and the future.
Interview with Airsickness; Brothers Owen Jago (vox, guitar) and Casey Jago (bass) Discuss New EP 'Between All The Lies' and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 02, 2015
In order to learn more about Tampa, FL's up-and-coming edgy rock quartet Airsickness, we spoke with brothers Owen Jago (vox, guitar) and Casey Jago (bass).
Interview with Rise Against; Guitarist Zach Blair Talks About Success, Bill Stevenson, and Having Your Influences Supporting You [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Damian FitzGerald on Feb 27, 2015
Zach Blair, guitarist with Chicago punks Rise Against sits down and talks to PureGrainAudio about success, recording with Bill Stevenson, and much more.
Gear Review: Iris Divine Bassist Brian Dobbs on His 2002 4-string Music Man StingRay Bass Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 26, 2015
With their new album, Karma Sown, due on March 31st, we asked Brian Dobbs, bassist for the Centreville, Virginia progressive hard rock/metal trio Iris Divine, about his MusicMan Stingray bass.
Interview with Sullen Waves; Vocalist and Guitarist Alex Pratsyuk Offers Insight into His Budding Band and Their Nirvana-esque Sound
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 25, 2015
We recently caught up with alternative/punk/rock trio Sullen Waves. Lead singer and guitarist Alex Pratsyuk gave us the dirt on this bad-ass budding band!
Interview with Moonspell; Drummer Mike Gaspar on Memorable Moments, Current State of Metal, and Newest Album 'Extinct'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Feb 24, 2015
Mike Gaspar, ‎drummer‬ of the Portuguese ‪gothic‬/dark metal‬ act Moonspell, took a moment out of his busy schedule to chat about some memorable moments, touring, the current state of metal, and their newest Napalm Records release, Extinct.
Interview with My Ransomed Soul; Vocalist Brendan Frey Discuses Writing and Recording of New Album 'Trilateral'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 23, 2015
We caught up with Brendan Frey, vocalist for the Baltimore, MD metal/hardcore outfit My Ransomed Soul, to learn about the band and their newest ten-track release, Trilateral.
Interview with Miss May I; Vocalist Levi Benton Discusses 'Rise Of The Lion,' Touring, and MOTT'S Applesauce
Comments Artist Chats » by: Justin Franco on Feb 19, 2015
We spoke with Miss May I frontman/lyricist Levi Benton about their album, Rise of the Lion, current tour with August Burns Red, living off of Dave Matthews' leftovers, and applesauce.
Gear Review: Brett Netson & Snakes Frontman Brett Netson on His Homemade Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 Amplifier
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 18, 2015
What the shit is Brett Netson & Snakes? Well, for the uninitiated, it's a bad-ass music ensemble led by none other than Brett Netson. How does Brett get that crunchy, unique sound you ask? Well, we'll let him explain that one.
Interview with The Glorious Sons; Drummer Adam Paquette and Bassist Chris Huot Talk Juno Nom, Video Shoots, and Touring
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Feb 18, 2015
Bassist Chris Huot and drummer Adam Paquette take a breather from the "Lightning" music video shoot to work their way through interview after interview.
Tattoo Talk: Sons Of Texas Bassist Nick Villarreal on His Jessica Rabbit, Drooling Unicorn, and "Stay Positive" Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 16, 2015
We caught up with Sons of Texas bassist Nick Villarreal to learn a bit more about the band and, of course, talk tattoos!
Interview with Me Like Bees; Bassist Nick Bynum Offers Insight into the Band and Their Album 'The Ides'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 12, 2015
We checked in with Nick Bynum, bassist for indie/alternative rock band Me Like Bees, to bring you some background on this budding band.
Tattoo Talk: Connor Garrity, Vocalist For All Hail The Yeti, Talks About His Early Introduction to Tattooing
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Graham Finney on Feb 11, 2015
Connor Garrity, frontman for All Hail The Yeti, talks tattoo mistakes, his parents encouragement and his early introduction to the world of tattooing.
Gear Review: Musician Will Z. Discusses His Korg MS-20 Monophonic Synthesizer
Comments Gear Review » by: Curtis Dewar on Feb 06, 2015
Belgian occult rocker WIll Z., recently released his album Dark Tales of Will Z. on Headspin Records. The album is a doozy, inspired by the psychedelic world of Syd Barrett and the doomy leanings of early Black Sabbath. Will was kind enough to take s…
Gear Review: ForeverAtLast Guitarist Jordan Vickers and Bassist Zeke Vasquez Talk About Their FULL Set-ups
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Feb 05, 2015
Hailing from Indianapolis, the four-piece punk band ForeverAtLast are about to begin recording their debut for Victory Records. We checked in with guitarist Jordan Vickers and bassist Zeke Vasquez to learn about some of the gear they'll be using on t…
Interview with Periphery; Guitarist Jake Bowen Discusses in Detail the New Concept Double Album 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Nathan Harlow on Feb 03, 2015
Periphery churn out so much outstanding material that they decided to make their third full-length a double album, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega. We recently spoke to guitarist Jake Bowen about this latest release.
Gear Review: Spook the Horses Guitarist Donnie Cuzens on His TC Electronics Nova Delay Pedal
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 31, 2015
We recently grabbed some time with Donnie Cuzens, one of Spook the Horses' three guitarists, to discern just how these guys get their sweet sound!
...And Justice For Art: A Look into the Art of Eliran Kantor in 2014
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Jan 29, 2015
2014 was an interesting year for Berlin-based artist, Eliran Kantor. His reputation as one of the world's to-go Metal cover artists continued to grow thanks to his work for heavyweights like Iced Earth, Incantation.
Purely Provocative: 36 Crazy Fists Drummer Kyle Baltus on Partying, Being a Halfway House Janitor, Wheel of Fortune, and Custom Deli Sandwiches
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 29, 2015
Alaskan-based metal act 36 Crazyfists have completed work on their seventh offering, Time and Trauma, and recently, drummer Kyle Baltus, took a moment out of his busy schedule to answer some off-the-wall questions.
Tattoo Talk: 18th & Addison Lead Vocalist and Guitarist Kait DiBenedetto Talks Pending, Painful and Regretful Ink; Plus Pat Sheridan from Fit For An Autopsy
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 28, 2015
DiBenedetto and bandmate Tom Kunzman formed 18th & Addison in November of 2013 and released their debut album Little Parasites on January 20th, 2015.
Gear Review: Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Zoltán Báthory Discusses His Custom Diamond Amplifiers and New Signature Halcyon ZB Guitars [Exclusive]
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 26, 2015
We got some exclusive insight from guitarist extraordinaire, Zoltan Bathory, founder and one of the main songwriters of Five Finger Death Punch, into his sick new gear while he was at NAMM 2015 with Jeff Diamant of Diamond Guitars and Amplification.
Gear Review: Cowards Guitarist Adrien L Discusses His Gibson '83 Tobacco Sunburst LP Custom Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 21, 2015
We chatted with Adrien L, guitarist for the Parisian metallic hardcore/sludge quintet Cowards, to discern just how he's able to get his sound so dark!
Gear Review: L.A. Calling Mastermind David Corral Discusses His Roland Sequencer-Keyboard
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 20, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to speak with David Corral, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who performs under the moniker of L.A. Calling, about his favorite piece of gear.
Gear Review: Patrick Hemer Discusses His Marshall Amplification System with JMP-1 Preamp, 5100 Power Amp, and 1960 Cabinets
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 18, 2015
Patrick Hemer is one of the most respected guitarists in the world of hard rock. He has toured the globe, performed with many well-known artists, both on stage and in the studio, and is perhaps best known for his work with the German metal band, Hori…
Interview with Lou Gramm; the "Multi-Platinum Survivor" Discusses His Incredible Rock and Roll Memoir "Juke Box Hero"
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Jan 18, 2015
"Juke Box Hero," Gramm's rock and roll memoir, named after Foreigner's venerated hit, is a chronicle of the singer's fifty years in rock.
Gear Review: Miss May I Bassist Ryan Neff Discusses His Darkglass Electronics Effects Pedals
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 16, 2015
Ryan Neff, bassist for the powerhouse metal band Miss May I, recently took a moment out of his incredibly busy schedule to answer a few questions about his gear setup.
Interview with Comeback Kid; Vocalist Andrew Neufeld Talks "Die Knowing," Touring, and Staying Relevant
Comments Artist Chats » by: Brooke Taylor on Jan 14, 2015
Die Knowing is the first record Comeback Kid has put out in a few years, yet they remain as relevant to my hardcore playlists as they did 10 years ago.
Gear Review: Abstracter Guitarist Robin Kahn on His Red Bear MK 120, Les Paul, and Black Russian Big Muff
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 14, 2015
Abstracter are getting ready to unleash their new album February 10, 2015. We wanted to learn about Wound Empire's dark sound and as such talked gear with guitarist Robin Kahn.
Interview with Tear Out The Heart; Vocalist Tyler Konersman Discusses Latest Victory Records Release 'Dead, Everywhere'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 13, 2015
Tear Out The Heart vocalist, Tyler Konersman, sat down to discuss his St. Louis-based metalcore band's second full-length disc, Dead, Everywhere, which is due out on January 27th via Victory Records.