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Gear Review: The Pests Drummer Mazz-1 on His North and Premier Signia Drum Kits
Comments Gear Review » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 12, 2015
We connected with Mazz-1, drummer for the New Orleans post-punk band The Pests, to learn about some of his gear, and how it helps to impact the band's well-known sound.
Interview with Apocalyptica; Drummer Mikko Sirén Discusses New Album 'Shadowmaker,' the Addition of Franky Perez, and What Sets Metal Fans Apart [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Amy Ebeling on Mar 10, 2015
Apocalyptica drummer Mikko Sirén took a minute to talk to PureGrainAudio about the intricate meaning behind Shadowmaker's name, the addition of frontman Franky Perez, and what makes metal fans so special.
Interview with Bad Guys; Guitarist Dave Silver on New Album 'Bad Guynaecology', the UK Scene, and Performing in the Nude
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 09, 2015
The band's lead guitarist, Dave Silver, recently took some time to answer a couple of our questions and fill us in on the colourful history behind the one and only Bad Guys.
Interview with Degenerhate; Lead Guitarist Gianluca Lucarini Discusses New Album and Metal Scene in Italy
Comments Artist Chats » by: Aaron Willschick on Mar 09, 2015
We chatted recently with Degenerhate's lead guitarist, Gianluca Lucarini, to get more insight into their new album, the writing process, and Italy's metal scene.
Interview with Furyon; Vocalist Matt Mitchell Discusses New Album 'Lost Salvation,' Writing Process, and UK Rock Scene
Comments Artist Chats » by: Chris Gonda on Mar 06, 2015
We chatted with Matt Mitchell, vocalist for the Brighton, UK rock quartet Furyon, to get insight into the band's writing process, his thoughts on the new record, and the UK rock scene.
Interview with Crazy Town; Co-founder Bret "Epic" Mazur Discusses New Album 'The Brimstone Sluggers' and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Mar 05, 2015
We recently had the opportunity to chat with Bret "Epic" Mazur, vocalist, rapper, producer, composer, and co-founder of the Los-Angeles-based, platinum selling rap rock/metal act, Crazy Town, about their new album, The Brimstone Sluggers.
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.
Interview with Enter Shikari; Bassist and Vocalist Chris Batten Discusses New Album 'The Mindsweep' and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Jan 22, 2015
Chris Batten, bassist for the UK-based electronicore/post-hardcore band, Enter Shikari, took a moment out of his hectic schedule to speak with me about the group's brand new release, The Mindsweep (be sure to read our album review).
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!