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Purely Provocative: Victorian Halls Bassist Jordan Dismuke on Playing Wasted, Living Amongst Wolves, and Drowning in the Ocean
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 27, 2015
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.
Purely Provocative: Ze Gran Zeft Lead Vocalist Mathieu Boots Di Pilla Discusses Arrests, Sonic Diarrhea, and Pet Peeves
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 21, 2015
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....
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.
Purely Provocative: The Golers Guitarist and Lead Vocalist, Charlie Goler, Discusses AIDS, Fear, Marijuana, and Pet Peeves
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Curtis Dewar on Jan 04, 2015
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.
Purely Provocative: The Jazz June Frontman Andrew Low Discusses Fugazi, Lightning Strikes, the NRA, Bill O'Reilly, and German Fans
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 16, 2014
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" question…
Purely Provocative: Justin Symbol aka "The King of Negativity" Give Us the Dirt... and Man, He Gets Dirty!
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 10, 2014
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 b…
Purely Provocative: Requiem Drummer Rick Siegfried on Projectile Vomiting, Swimming in Open Water, and Pirating Music
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 09, 2014
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,…
Purely Provocative: Sunshine Riot Vocalist Jonny Orton Talks Projectile Vomiting, Strip Club Blood, and New Jersey Turnpike
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 07, 2014
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…
Purely Provocative: Smile Empty Soul Frontman Sean Danielsen Discusses Parasites, Playing While Wasted, and Marijuana
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Oct 22, 2014
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 or Amazon.com today). Danielsen was a good sport and…
Purely Provocative: Miss May I Guitarist BJ Stead Speaks About Spitting on Fans, Arrests, and Losing His Virginity
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 14, 2014
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 recor…
Purely Provocative: Nim Vind Mastermind Chris Kirkham Offers Up Hilarious Answers to Some Twisted Interview Questions
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Oct 14, 2014
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 entiret…
Purely Provocative: Castle Freak Guitarist Zak Carter and Vocalist Andrew Gigan on AIDS, Pet Peeves, and Pro Wrestling
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Curtis Dewar on Oct 13, 2014
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 mem…
Purely Provocative: Exodus Vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza Talks Sex, Drugs, Fears, Gross Chicks and Taking a Shit
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Sep 08, 2014
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…
Purely Provocative: A Breach Of Silence Lead Vocalist Rhys Flannery Discusses Stalkers, Crazy Women, and a Near-Raping in New Zealand
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 23, 2014
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 forth…
Purely Provocative: UK Sleaze Rockers Lovebite Talk Death, Orgies, and Catastrophic Equipment Failure
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 19, 2014
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.
Purely Provocative: Crash Midnight Members Shaun Soho, Bo, Alex Donaldson Discuss Their Fans, James Dean-esque Deaths, Drugs and More
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Aug 05, 2014
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…
Purely Provocative: Ikillya Vocalist Jason Lekberg Talks Vomiting on the I-65, Class D Felonies, and Stupidity
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Jul 08, 2014
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. Ra…
Purely Provocative: Dead By April Bassist Marcus Wesslén Talks Fan Emails, Fly-fishing, and Punching an Asshole
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on May 29, 2014
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…
Purely Provocative: Nexilva Members Gary, Simon, and Ryan Discuss Drowning, Scaphism, and Shouting Females
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on May 09, 2014
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 dea…
Purely Provocative: The Bunny The Bear Vocalist and Songwriter Matt Tybor (The Bunny) Discusses Death, Long Fingernails, and Beyoncé
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Bruce Moore on May 07, 2014
I recently had a moment to speak with Matt Tybor (aka The Bunny) of the experimental, electro hardcore act, The Bunny The Bear. The band recently released their newest offering, The Food Chain, and are currently on the road in support thereof. Here i…
Purely Provocative: The Used Bassist Jeph Howard Talks Ego, Fear, Stolen Wallets and Face-Punching Monsanto Employees
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on May 01, 2014
Ah, The Used. This alternative rock foursome seems to always know how to produce increasingly complex, emotive and approachable new music while maintaining the specific signatures that A. make the The Used, The Used and B. have garnered them the acco…
Purely Provocative: Fuck The Facts Guitarist Topon Das Talks Arrests, Projectile Vomiting, Music Piracy and the Existence of God
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 15, 2014
The Ottawa, Ontario grindcore brutes known as Fuck the Facts formed in the late 90s thanks in large to guitarist Topon Das. In the decades since, Topon has lead this band around the globe and to the forefront of the Canadian, as well as global, grind…
Purely Provocative: Divot Frontman Cliff Hodson Talks Groupie Culture, The NRA, and Pet Peeves
Comments Purely Provocative » by: Christopher Gonda on Apr 10, 2014
The Elmira, NY-based hard rock trio, Divot, is preparing to release their new EP To Shape The Mold (mixed by Mike Ferretti who's worked with Sevendust and Zakk Wylde) on May 13th, 2014. With influences that include Tool, Deftones, and Linkin Park, on…