Dylan Walker of extreme grind machine Full of Hell, decided to forgo the usual album-related Q&A and opted for our Purely Provocative interview, discussing vomit, blood, showering and vampires.
Jordan Dismuke, bassist for the Victory Records band Victorian Halls, was down to have some fun and answered a slew of our Purely Provocative questions.
France's alternative band Ze Gran Zeft, are promoting the release of their debut album, JOI, so we asked lead vocalist Mathieu Boots Di Pilla some provocative questions....
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.
We recently streamed their track "Quickshit McGraw" (hear it below) and as a result decided to ask Golers frontman Charlie Goler to answer some purely provocative questions.
Andrew Low, front man for the indie/punk act The Jazz June, took a brief moment out his schedule promoting the band's latest album, After The Earthquake (out November 11, 2014 via Topshelf Records), to answer some of our "Purely Provocative" questions for the readers of PureGrainAudio. Here is how the conversation went... funny dude and equally funny responses.
Just who is Justin Symbol? Well, sidestepping the long-winded existential philosophical elaboration, he is a unique electronic/rock/industrial musician who resides in Brooklyn, New York. Dubbed "The King of Negativity," Symbol is known for not only bad-ass tunes, but also for being seriously boundary-pushing. Think Marilyn Manson, the toilet scene from 'Trainspotting,' Nine Inch Nails, the movie 'Requiem for a Dream,' Skinny Puppy and Atari Teenage Riot, The Garbage Pail Kids, and heroine-era Ministry, and you've got something like Justin Symbol. Fucked up? Yep! But we LOVE it that way. Check out this er... unique interview helping to promote his new release, V Ω I D H E A D.
Rick Siegfried, drummer for the hard rock act Requiem, recently took a moment out of his busy schedule to answer some Purely Provocative questions for PureGrainAudio. The band's first studio album The Unexplainable Truth was released on October 28th, 2014 by Cleopatra Records and as such the group are pushing hard to promote their new music.
What the hell is a Sunshine Riot? Well for the uninitiated, it's a 4-piece band from Boston, Massachusetts that takes elements of country, blues and punk and twist them into their own rock Southern sound. Led by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jonny Orton, the group are getting ready to release their new album (produced by 16-time Grammy nominated George Dussault), Black Coffee Sigh, on January 13, 2015. No stranger to a good time, or humour for that matter, Orton was kind enough to answer some of our Purely Provocative questions.
I recently had a chance to sit and chat with Sean Danielsen, frontman of the hard rock band Smile Empty Soul, who'll be releasing his solo EP Food Chain
on November 4th 2014 (pre-order it on iTunes
today). Danielsen was a good sport and took a moment to answer some of our "Purely Provocative" questions, here's what he had to say.
Miss May I, the Troy, Ohio-based metalcore quintet, released their fourth studio album, Rise of the Lion, on April 25, 2014 via Rise Records. Boasting a sick mix of thrash, groove and various other metallic elements, Rise of the Lion is a metal recording of monstrous proportions. Currently touring the U.S. with Affiance, the band will play shows leading up to their performance on stage 003 at this year's Knotfest. We checked in with guitarist BJ Stead who humored us with some answers to some of our less-than-professional interview questions.
Chris Kirkham aka Nim Vind is a solo musician from lovely Vancouver, Canada who today, October 14th, 2014, has released his brand new full-length album Saturday Night Seance Songs. We're offering up an exclusive stream of the recording in its entirety (see below), but wanted to also give you more of an in-depth look into the twisted mind of this amazing musician. Check out what Chris had to say when we dropped him some of our "Purely Provocative" interview questions.
Old school death metal band Castle Freak just released their debut EP Still Rotting on Tridroid Records this past week. While the band may not yet be a household name, Still Rotting is definitely one of the best death metal EPs released in recent memory. To celebrate the release of this new recording, we had guitarist Zak Carter and vocalist/guitarist Andrew Gigan answer some less-than-professional questions for us.
Blood In, Blood Out not only mark's Exodus' tenth studio album to date, but also the return of legendary vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza, who hasn't appeared on one of the group's albums since 2004's Tempo Of The Damned. The thrash metal monsters have a BIG album in store, one that even features a special guitar solo from Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and it's no wonder than that they've got Souza back to help lead the charge. In true rock and roll fashion, Souza humoured us and dropped some amazing answers in this no-holds-barred interview.
Rhys Flannery, lead vocalist for the Australian powercore metal act, A Breach Of Silence, recently took a moment to answer some of our "Purely Provocative" questions. The band is busting their asses ahead of the October 7, 2014 release of their forthcoming album, The Darkest Road, and as such we wanted to help them promote it... by asking them ridiculous questions. Check out the stories and thoughts Flannery shared.
I recently had a chance to speak with the guys in the UK-based glam/sleaze rock act, Lovebite. The band, who are still gigging off their debut album, Lock 'N' Load, took a moment to answer some of our more down and dirty questions.
Boston, MA-based rock band, Crash Midnight, are hard at work prepping to release their debut album, Lost in the City, on October 20th, 2014. The band play lean and mean punk-infused rock and roll, and they're no strangers to humour! Recently, we sat down with Shaun Soho (lead vocals), Bo (bass), and Alex Donaldson (lead/rhythm guitar) to get their take on some of our Purely Provocative interview questions. Here's whet they had to say....
Released on April 29th, 2014, Vae Victis is the latest offering from New York metal mammoths, Ikillya. Loaded with 9 purely pummeling songs, the Megaforce Records released Vae Victis, has garnered glowing reviews from many of metal's top websites. Rather than tell you why this album is good, we'll let you check out the music below and decide for yourself. Before then; however, here's what vocalist Jason Lekberg had to say when we asked him some of our more provocative questions.
Rock/metal quintet Dead By April (featuring vocalist Christoffer Andersson, vocalist Zandro Santiago, guitarist Pontus Hjelm, bassist Marcus Wesslén, and drummer Marcus Rosell), released their latest 13-song recording, Let the World Know, on February 12, 2014. Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden the band is currently busting their asses to promote said new album and as such, we managed to grab some time with bass player Marcus Wesslén. We sent Wesslén a set of less then "ordinary" interview questions and here's how he responded.
The UK's finest young hope for progressive death metal, Nexilva, released their new album, Eschatologies, on April 7th to solid reviews across the web (check out the song "The Misdirection of God" below). A unrelenting journey across the lands of deathcore, black, death, and technical metal, Eschatologies is a disarmingly progressive and mature release from an impressively young band (all aged from 20-22). We caught up with vocalist Gary King, guitarist Simon Atkinson, and bassist Ryan Banks and asked them some of our more provocative questions.