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Interview with Threatpoint; Drummer CJ Krukowski Discusses His Band, Writing, Recording, and Pocket Knives
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 07, 2015
We recently spoke with CJ Krukowski, drummer of the independent, Scranton, Pennsylvania-based groove metal quintet Threatpoint, to learn more about this formidable metal act.
Interview with Quiet Company; Frontman Taylor Muse Discusses New Album 'Transgressor' and Return to Rock Roots
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 06, 2015
We caught up with Taylor Muse, lead singer of Austin, TX-based indie rock band, Quiet Company, to discuss his group's latest release, Transgressor, and return to their rock roots.
Gear Review: The Temperance Movement Guitarist Paul Sayer on His Vintage Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Delay
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 04, 2015
Check out one of the KEY pieces of gear that The Temperance Movement guitarist Paul Sayer used to get his sweet tone on the band's debut, The Temperance Movement.
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2015... so far - Featuring Byzantine, Hate Eternal, Sirenia, Oceano, Cattle Decapitation
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Jul 02, 2015
Amazingly, the first half of 2015 is already behind us. Over the course of the last six months, many impressive Metal albums featuring stunning cover artwork have come to light (just take glimpse at some of the graphics featured below).
Interview with Matt Wallace; the Talented Audio Engineer and Producer Discusses, in Detail, Recording Technology and His Extensive History with Faith No More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 01, 2015
We recently spoke with Matt Wallace, a super-talented audio engineer and producer who, with Bill Gould, co-mixed the latest Faith No More album, Sol Invictus.
Interview with Sideburn; Guitarist Morgan Zocek Discusses the Band, Their Origins, and New Album 'Evil or Divine'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 30, 2015
We snagged some time with Morgan Zocek, guitarist for the Stockholm, Sweden hard rock/doom act Sideburn, to better understand the band, their origins, and new music.
Gear Review: Owl Frontman and Bassist Chris Wyse Discusses His Ampeg Classic VR1 Head
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jun 29, 2015
I recently sat down to chat with Chris Wyse, front man and bass player of the hard rock band Owl, about some of his favorite gear including his Ampeg Classic VR1.
Interview with We Were Wolves; Vocalist and Guitarist Drew Haught Discusses His Band and New Album 'Ruin Your Weekend'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 24, 2015
We checked in with We Were Wolves vocalist and guitarist Drew Haught about the Houston, Texas trio's new 4-song rocker of an EP, Ruin Your Weekend.
Interview with Kamchatka; Frontman Thomas "Juneor" Andersson Discusses His Band and New Album 'Long Road Made of Gold'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 22, 2015
Recently, we spoke with Kamchatka guitarist and vocalist, Thomas "Juneor" Andersson, about the band, their history, and hot new rockers of a release, Long Road Made Of Gold.
Interview with Rosetta; Guitarist Matt Weed Discusses the Band's Writing and Recording Process, Plus New Album 'Quintessential Ephemera'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 17, 2015
Matt Weed, guitarist for the independent Philadelphia-based metal/hardcore/noise quintet, Rosetta, told us about the band and new album, Quintessential Ephemera.
Gear Review: Jungle Rot Lead Guitarist Geoff Bub on His ESP Baritone Guitars, and VERY Thick Strings
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jun 16, 2015
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Geoff Bub, guitarist of Wisconsin-based death metal act Jungle Rot, about the gear he uses to achieve his signature tone.
Interview with Everlit; The Band Tells Us About Their Name and New Music, Gear, Tattoos and More!
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 15, 2015
With their new EP, Renovate, due out on June 23rd, we thought it would be rad to chat with the guys in Philadelphia hard rock quartet, Everlit, about a multitude of different topics.
Interview with Peeler; Musician Craig "Peeler" Peeling Discusses New Album and Performance at WTFest Music Festival 2015
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 12, 2015
PureGrainAudio caught up with Craig "Peeler" Peeling to talk about his new album, and slot upcoming slot on this year's WTFest Music Festival in Brantford, Ontario on June 13th alongside Big Wreck, I Mother Earth, and The Trews.
Interview with Ghost Town Orchestra; Frontman Victor Martisius Discusses New Album 'Dead Wait' and WTF Music Festival 2015
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 09, 2015
We caught up with Ghost Town Orchestra frontman Victor Martisius to discuss their new album and upcoming slot at WTFest Music Festival in Brantford, Ontario on June 14th.
Gear Review: The Darkness Bassist Frankie Poullain on His Gibson Thunderbird Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jun 08, 2015
We recently had a chance to sit and chat with Frankie Poullain, bassist of The Darkness, about his favorite piece of gear, a Gibson Thunderbird guitar.
Interview with Drummer Chris Hornbrook; Discusses Poison the Well Reunion Shows, New Senses Fail Material, and Solo Work with Beau Burchell of Saosin
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jun 04, 2015
We spoke with Chris Hornbrook, a professional drummer whose credits include Poison the Well, Senses Fail, Big Black Delta, among others, about touring, new material, and a solo project with Beau Burchell of Saosin!
Interview with A.D.D.; Guitarist Dave Adams on His Gibson Les Paul
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Jun 01, 2015
The Chicago-based hard rock quartet, A.D.D., recently released Core, arguably their best work to date. Guitarist Dave Adams told us about his fave piece of gear!
Interview with DH Project; Solo Artist Daniel Hernandez Talks About the DH Project and His Writing Process
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bobbi Kyle on May 31, 2015
We spoke at length with solo artist Daniel Hernandez about his musical project (DH Project), debut EP The Resurrection, and writing process.
Interview with Aerosmith; Tom Hamilton Talks About 'Toys In The Attic' and the Upcoming "Blue Army" Tour
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on May 28, 2015
Aerosmith celebrate the 40th anniversary of their groundbreaking Toys In The Attic album by heading out on a North American tour next month. Ahead of the tour, Pure Grain Audio caught up with Tom Hamilton from the band for a chat about the tour and t…
Interview with Scott Weiland; Scott talks about the grunge era, drugs and the death of close friend Jeremy Brown
Comments Artist Chats » by: Graham Finney on May 26, 2015
Rock legend Scott Weiland talks to Pure Grain Audio about his new album, Blaster, his memories of the grunge era and the tragic death of his close friend Jeremy Brown.
Interview with Danko Jones; Danko Talks About New Album 'Fire Music' and Upcoming UK Tour Dates
Comments Artist Chats » by: Graham Finney on May 22, 2015
Ahead of his first full UK tour in seven years, Pure Grain Audio had a quick chat to Danko Jones to talk about his new album and those upcoming dates.
Gear Review: Kicking Harold Lead Singer and Guitarist Tim David Kelly on His 1993 Gibson Les Paul Standard
Comments Gear Review » by: Bruce Moore on May 18, 2015
We grabbed some with time with Kicking Harold lead vocalist and guitarist, Tim David Kelly, to see what gear he used for the band's latest recording, Red Light District.
Gear Review: Fashion Week Guitarist and Vocalist Joshua Lozano Discuses His High Gain P-90 Guitar Pickups
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on May 17, 2015
We recently chatted with Joshua Lozano, guitarist and vocalist for New York-based noise rock/metal band, Fashion Week, about some of the gear he used on Prêt-à-Porter.
Interview with Wendy Dio; Reveals Details About the Upcoming Ronnie James Dio "5th Year Remembrance" Event
Comments Artist Chats » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on May 14, 2015
For the upcoming weekend of May 15-17 (coinciding with the 5th anniversary of Dio's passing), Wendy has prepared an unparalleled series of events christened as "A Celebration of the Life and Music of RONNIE JAMES DIO - The 5th Year Remembrance."
Interview with Klone; Lead Singer Yann Ligner Discusses France's Metal Scene, Writing, and New Album 'Here Comes The Sun'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on May 08, 2015
French progressive rock/metal group Klone released their fifth full-length album, Here Comes The Sun, on March and we recently had a nice chat with lead singer Yann Ligner.
Interview with Doyle; Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein Discusses Hot Sauce, Newest Album 'Abominator,' and Hatred for Cellphones at Shows [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on May 06, 2015
We recently had a chance to sit and chat with the legendary Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein about his band's current tour, his latest record Abominator, his passion for hot sauce, and displeasure for cellphones at shows.
Gear Review: One Ton Project Guitarist Joe Munoz on His Custom Handmade "Korina Partscaster" Guitar
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on May 04, 2015
We chatted with guitarist Joe Munoz of the Las Vegas, NV-based rock band, One Ton Project, about some of his fave gear, and how it impacts the group's sound.
Gear Review: Smile And Burn Bassist Chris Brauer on His Dunlop MXR M80 Bass d.i.+
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on May 02, 2015
We spoke with Chris Brauer, bassist for the Berlin, Germany-based Punk Rock quintet Smile And Burn, about his Dunlop MXR M80 Bass d.i.+ pedal.
Interview with Ascot Royals; Keyboardist Ben Chauveau Discusses Forthcoming EP and Performance at WTFest Music Festival 2015
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on May 01, 2015
We chatted with Ascot Royals keyboardist Ben Chauveau about their new EP, upcoming slot at the WTFest Music Festival, and how they persevered when faced with the disaster of having their gear stolen on a Canadian tour.
190 Proof Interview: Outre Bassist and Whiskey Connoisseur Marcin Radecki on Chivas Regal, Drinking Games, and Gay Bars
Comments Artist Chats » by: Daniella Kohan on Apr 29, 2015
If you get a chance to see Outre live, we hope you share a tall glass of Chivas Regal with Marcin Radecki, a fine bassist and whiskey connoisseur!