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Sunflower Dead: Exclusive Summer 2014 Video Tour Journal with Lead Singer Michael Del Pizzo (Part 5 - Portland, ME)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 22, 2014
Long Beach, CA hard rockers, Sunflower Dead, recently announced their tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The to…
Shevils - "Shivers" [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Brooke Taylor on Aug 22, 2014
Norwegian band, Shevils, dropped their single "Shivers" on August 21st, 2014. The 4-piece hardcore group packs a lot of shred…

Rating: 8 / 10

The Dirty Nil - "Cinnamon​ b/w ​Guided By Vices" [Single] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 22, 2014
Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices is the new two track release from the Canadian band, The Dirty Nil. I was turned onto these guys…

Rating: 7.5 / 10

Tesla - "Simplicity" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 22, 2014
It is great to see Tesla still cranking out exciting, relevant music. I was a big fan of the band back in the late '80s and e…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Swashbuckle - "We Hate The Sea" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Aug 20, 2014
Swashbuckle takes the anger, style and no-fucks-given attitude of pirates and channels it into thrashy, fast and rambunctious…

Rating: 7 / 10

Trioscapes - "Digital Dream Sequence" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Aug 20, 2014
The jazz-fusion band, Trioscapes, featuring Between The Buried and Me bassist Dan Briggs, drummer Matt Lynch and their very o…

Rating: 9 / 10

Sunflower Dead: Exclusive Summer 2014 Video Tour Journal with Lead Singer Michael Del Pizzo (Part 4 - Worcester, MA)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 19, 2014
Long Beach, CA hard rockers, Sunflower Dead, recently announced their tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The to…
Jonne Järvelä - "Jonne" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 19, 2014
Jonne Järvelä is well-known for his work as the front man of Finnish folk metal band, Korpiklaani, but on his brand new, solo…

Rating: 8.2 / 10

Charles Lavaigne - "Songs of Carlos Aguinaldo" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Aug 19, 2014
Singer/songwriter, Charles Lavaigne, is beyond any doubt, a global artist. He's from the Dominican Republic, resides in Spain…

Rating: 8 / 10

Sunflower Dead: Exclusive Summer 2014 Video Tour Journal with Lead Singer Michael Del Pizzo (Part 3 - Hartford, CT)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 18, 2014
Long Beach, CA hard rockers, Sunflower Dead, recently announced their tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The to…
Sunflower Dead: Exclusive Summer 2014 Video Tour Journal with Lead Singer Michael Del Pizzo (Part 2 - Poughkeepsie, NY)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 18, 2014
Long Beach, CA hard rockers, Sunflower Dead, recently announced their tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The to…
Sunflower Dead: Exclusive Summer 2014 Video Tour Journal with Lead Singer Michael Del Pizzo (Part 1 - Rochester, NY)
Comments Journals » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 15, 2014
Long Beach, CA hard rockers, Sunflower Dead, recently announced their tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE. The to…
Downset - "One Blood" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 12, 2014
While hip-hop/metal crossover is not a new thing, the pairing of the confrontational attitude of hip-hop and the aggressive n…

Rating: 7 / 10

A Breach Of Silence - "The Darkest Road" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 11, 2014
The Darkest Road is the second album from Aussie powercore quintet, A Breach Of Silence, and it has to be said that the Brisb…

Rating: 8 / 10

Darkest Hour - "Darkest Hour" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Daniella Kohan on Aug 11, 2014
Darkest Hour has been around for nearly two decades, but as their new self-titled album and recent signing to Sumerian Record…

Rating: 8 / 10

Capture The Crown - "Reign Of Terror" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 11, 2014
"I hope you know this song is about you..." announces Capture The Crown frontman Jeffrey Wellfare during "Red Light District,…

Rating: 7 / 10

Crowbar - "Symmetry In Black" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 02, 2014
For almost 25 years now, the sludge masters of metal, Crowbar, have been beating listeners into submission with some of the h…

Rating: 9 / 10

Julian Taylor - "Tech Noir" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Aug 02, 2014
With a smooth, sexy mix of funk and soul, Tech Noir is bit different from the music I usually review; and even though I have…

Rating: 6.7 / 10

DragonForce - "Maximum Overload" (Special Edition) [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Aug 02, 2014
Six albums in and you should know by now whether or not you're a fan of OTT power metal titans, DragonForce. Maximum Overload

Rating: 7 / 10

Mastodon - "Once More 'Round The Sun" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Stephen Hardy on Jul 31, 2014
Once More 'Round the Sun is Mastodon's sixth studio album and the first after the stop-gap live opus Live at Brixton, which w…

Rating: 8 / 10

Charm City Devils - "Battles" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 31, 2014
I had a chance to see Charm City Devils live a few years back, and I have been a fan ever since. If you are not yet familiar…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Show Review: Iced Earth & Sabaton @ House of Blues Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, CA) on May 2, 2014
Comments Show Review » by: Charlie Steffens on Jul 22, 2014
On the L.A. stop of the "Worldwide Plagues Tour", Tampa's power metal vets Iced Earth and Sweden's Sabaton, performed for a f…
Cemetery Road - "Silence In Solitude" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on Jul 21, 2014
One of the big benefits of writing for PureGrainAudio is getting a chance to listen to music that I might not have otherwise…

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Scars of Tomorrow - "Failed Transmissions" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 21, 2014
It's been six years since Californian metalcore wreckers Scars of Tomorrow took their final bow and, let's be honest, the met…

Rating: 7 / 10

The Great Sabatini - "Dog Years" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on Jul 18, 2014
Recently I was chatting to a friend at a festival about how some genres of music simply don't translate from the raw, unpredi…

Rating: 7 / 10