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Interview with Bizzythowed; Urban Hard Rocker Discusses His New Record 'Blank Check, Volume I' and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Aaron Willschick on Feb 17, 2016
To help support his new record Blank Check, Volume I, we spoke to metal/hip hop artist Bizzythowed about his new record and musical career.
Interview with Twitching Tongues; Vocalist Colin Young Discusses Horror Movies, FSU, and People Who Think the Earth is Flat
Comments Artist Chats » by: Lance Marwood on Feb 09, 2016
We caught up with Twitching Tongues vocalist Colin Young on the last date of their tour with Terror and Wisdom In Chains. Check out his thoughts on horror movies, FSU, and people who think the earth is flat.
Geared Up: Black Shape Of Nexus Vocalist Malte Seidel Discusses His Vocal Rig Including the Shure SM58 Mic
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Feb 05, 2016
Black Shape Of Nexus vocalist Malte Seidel was kind enough to answer some gear-related questions offering us fans some insight into the sound on their forthcoming Exile On Mainstream release, Carrier
Interview with Patrick Walford; We Chat with the Canadian Radio Host, Journalist and TV Personality About His Career and More
Comments Artist Chats » by: Aaron Willschick on Jan 24, 2016
Patrick Walford is a young Canadian radio host, journalist, TV personality and technical producer who answered questions via email about his crazy life and how it has all come about.
Geared Up: Novallo Lead Guitarist and Producer Gino Bambino Discusses His Ernie Ball JPXI and Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II Preamp Processor
Comments Geared Up » by: Daniella Kohan on Dec 29, 2015
Novallo’s lead guitarist and producer, Gino Bambino, recently took the time to answer a few questions about some of the band’s key gear.
Interview with Sygnal To Noise; Lead Vocalist and Guitarist Mark "Coopa" Discusses His Band and New Album 'Under Construction'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 23, 2015
Mark "Coopa", lead vocalist and guitarist for melodic hard rock quartet Sygnal To Noise, answered questions via email and shed light on him, his band, and their newest album, Under Construction.
...And Justice For Art: A Guide to (some of) the Best Metal Album Covers of 2015 (Part 3) - Feat. Baroness, Ahab, Ghost, Slayer and More!
Comments And Justice For Art » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Dec 21, 2015
On this third and final chapter of And Justice For Art's guide to some of the BEST album covers of 2015, we continue to explore some of the graphics that have since become part of Metal's visual legacy. Directly from the artists themselves, let's see…
Interview with HUDSON; Guitarist and Producer Chris Llewellyn on Rock n' Roll, Songwriting, and New Album 'Cast Out''
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 19, 2015
HUDSON are a quartet that offer up some dirty, bluesy, swagger-infused rock and roll that's as artistically crafted as it is addictive. Guitarist and producer Chris Llewellyn helped us to better understand this talented group and their music.
Interview with SWMRS; Frontman Cole Becker and Drummer Joey Armstrong on Touring, Star Wars and a Plasticine Battle to the Death [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Damian FitzGerald on Dec 18, 2015
We chatted with Bay Area punk/rock quartet SWMRS about their experience touring with Rise Against, Star Wars, causes that are close to their hearts, and their reasons for changing the name of the band.
Geared Up: Lift the Medium Bassist Justin Kennedy on His Nordstrand Pickups, MusicMan Stingray 5 Bass and More
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Dec 15, 2015
In anticipation of the re-release of their album Mastermind, we asked Justin Kennedy, bassist with the Ohio heavy rock/metal band Lift the Medium, to talk to us about his key gear.
Geared Up: Dutch Drummer Koen Herfst Discusses His TAMA Starphonic Aluminium Snare Drum
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 09, 2015
With his debut solo effort, Back to Balance, out as of October 23rd, we were fortunate to grab some time with Dutch drummer Koen Herfst who, in turn, shared some thoughts on his TAMA Starphonic aluminium snare drum.
Geared Up: Die Choking Guitarist Jeffrey Daniels Discusses His Rig and Ibanez Universe 7-String Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 08, 2015
We connected with Jeffrey Daniels, guitarist for the Philadelphia, PA Grind/Punk/Metal trio, Die Choking, in order to better understand the sound on their The Compound Records full-length affair, III.
Interview with All Them Witches; Drummer Robby Staebler Discusses Writing, Recording, Drug Trips and a Golden Eagle?
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 07, 2015
Recently we grabbed some time with Robby Staebler, drummer for the Nashville-based delta-psych quartet, All Them Witches, to chat about the band and their music.
Interview with Feign; Guitarist Trevor Phillips Discusses the Band and New Album 'The New World Order'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Dec 04, 2015
We caught up with guitarist Trevor Phillips to better acquaint ourselves with the down-tempo, super heavy hardcore on the new album, The New World Order, from Houston, TX's Feign!
Geared Up: Culture Killer Guitarist Collin Townsend on His ENGL Savage 120 Watt Guitar Head
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 30, 2015
We connected with Collin Townsend, guitarist for Metal Blade Records' Daytona Beach, FL-based 5-piece metal band, Culture Killer, who told us about that 1 piece of key gear he uses.
Geared Up: Necrocosm Bassist Matt Brocking Discusses His Custom-made Acrylic Body Bass Guitar
Comments Geared Up » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 27, 2015
Matt Brocking, bassist for the Raleigh, NC melodic death metal fivesome, Necrocosm, helped us to better understand some of the gear used on the band's 10-track debut album, Damnation Doctrine.
Interview with Ritual; Vocalist Matt Ryan Tobin Discusses the Band, Future Plans, and New Self-Titled Album
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 25, 2015
We spoke with Matt Ryan Tobin, former Dead and Divine vocalist and mastermind of new Canadian metal band Ritual, who released their debut self-titled album on November 18, 2015.
Interview with Blindside; Guitarist Simon Grenehed Discusses the Band's Seminal Album 'Silence', Their U.S. Fans, Touring Plans, and Billy Corgan
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 23, 2015
We caught up via email with Simon Grenehed, guitarist of the Stockholm, Sweden-based post-hardcore quartet Blindside, to discuss the group and their music.
Interview with Full Devil Jacket; Vocalist Josh Brown on Music, Life, Faith, Art and New Album "Valley of Bones" [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Glen Wood on Nov 22, 2015
We recently spoke with Josh Brown, lead singer of the eOne Music-signed rockers Full Devil Jacket, about music, life, faith, art and the reformation of the band.
Interview with Jesse Lawson; Ex-Sleeping With Sirens Guitarist Discusses His Career, Songwriting, and Solo Album 'Chapter II'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Henry Maneuver on Nov 19, 2015
After stepping down as Sleeping With Sirens' rhythm guitar player, Jesse Lawson has embarked on a new musical journey.
Interview with Rivers of Nihil; Guitarist Brody Uttley Discusses New Album 'Monarchy' and Explains How "The Schooling Never Ends"
Comments Artist Chats » by: Kevin Stewart-Panko on Nov 18, 2015
As Rivers of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley details in this interview, the band's progression hasn't been without learning opportunities, hiccups and a shit-ton of rookie mistakes.
Interview with Stu Hamm; the Legendary Bassist Discusses His Solo Material and Working with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and Alex Skolnick
Comments Artist Chats » by: Charlie Steffens on Nov 16, 2015
For over 30 years, bassist Stu Hamm has played with some of music's most respected musicians on stages all over the world, and may well be the most famous bass player you've never heard of.
Interview with When Planets Collide Record Label; Owner Gareth Kelly Talks About Life Running This New UK Record Label
Comments Artist Chats » by: Simon Douglass on Nov 15, 2015
Despite it’s still fledgling existence When Planets Collide is quickly become a go to label for all things Sludge, Doom and Stoner. Pure Grain Audio sits down with label founder Gareth Kelly to find out a little more.
Testament Interview; Chuck Billy Discusses Their Upcoming Tour Dates, the Testament Crowd and his new Herbal Vaporizer
Comments Artist Chats » by: Bruce Moore on Nov 15, 2015
Ahead of the Roots Of Thrash Tour II, PureGrainAudio chatted to thrash legend Chuck Billy from Testament about a range of topics from the upcoming tour to his new Herbal Vaporizer.
Tremonti Interview; Mark Tremonti Talks Touring, Family Life and his Collection of Pinball Machines
Comments Interviews » by: Damian FitzGerald on Nov 15, 2015
Backstage at Download Festival earlier this Summer, we caught up with Tremonti mainman Mark Tremonti about a range of topics including life on the road, family life and his collection of pinball machines. Read on...
Tattoo Talk: Abhorrent Deformity Vocalist Mark de Gruchy and Guitarist Jason Keating Discuss Their Ink
Comments Tattoo Talk » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 15, 2015
Abhorrent Deformity is a brutal death metal quartet that hails from Kings Mountain, NC which, on October 30th, 2015, released their debut album, Entity of Malevolence, via Comatose Music.
Interview with Clutch; Bassist Dan Maines Discusses Festival Experiences, New Album, and Sci-Fi [w/ Audio]
Comments Artist Chats » by: Damian FitzGerald on Nov 14, 2015
Not too long ago, PureGrainAudio sat down and spoke with Clutch bassist Dan Maines about festivals, sci-fi and what's happening next for the riff merchants.
Interview with A Dark Orbit; Vocalist Chad Kapper and Guitarist John Schiber Discuss the Band and New Basick Records Release 'Inverted'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 12, 2015
Check out this interview with Basick Records and St. Louis, Missouri-based metallers A Dark Orbit. PLUS, the premiere of the band's new cut "Alter", taken from the forthcoming album , Inverted.
Interview with The Stanfields; Frontman Jon Landry Discusses the Band and New Album 'Modem Operandi'
Comments Artist Chats » by: Christopher Gonda on Nov 10, 2015
With themes of political and social dissatisfaction, we caught up with Jon Landry, frontman for the Nova Scotia rockers The Stanfields, to learn more about the new album Modem Operandi.
Geared Up: ORCumentary Mastermind Orc Adams on His Roland Juno GI Synthesizer
Comments Geared Up » by: Curtis Dewar on Nov 09, 2015
ORCumentary, which is a solo project of Orc Adams, recently released the album Destroy the Dwarves via Orc Rock Records. Check out Adams' Roland Juno GI synthesizer!