On October 30th, 2007, Cradle of Filth rolled through Toronto, Canada and dropped a monstrous performance at the Docks, nightclub. Needles to say, a Metal show the night before Halloween was something magical and fortunately for the fans, we got to catch up with guitarist Paul Allender prior to the show. Paul talked about the newest album Thornography, the years in the scene, and fans you would not expect to rock out!
On November 9th, 2007, Sherwood graced the Guvernment with The Rocket Summer and The Acadmey Is.... It was a hell of a night and thankfully for the band and the fans, we caught up with Sherwood Keyboard maestro Mike Leibovich for some Q&A. He talked about tours, their new record and why it's NERF or nothing!
On August 1st, 2007, Toronto's Phoenix Night Club was privy to host a show headed by a band that is no stranger to our city! Silverchair is without a doubt, a group of phenomenal musicians, who not only stand the test of time, but also seem to produce forever- evolving new music! We were able to meet up with drummer Ben Gillies before the
As is customary with BIG summer festivals, the Warped Tour made its appearance in Canada again this year! With a huge bill and a a long day of heavy rocking, PureGrain staff were able to meet up with Still Remains frontman T.J. Miller and find a quiet spot (onboard their shared tour bus) to talk about the tour itself, their new album The Serpent, their pending tour with Aiden, and some deep philosophical talk about... MUSIC!!!
Manson & Slayer are names that you HAVE to know! In fact, most of you probably already know of them. But what about Bleeding Through? Once again this is a name and band that you NEED to be aware of! They are so rad in fact, that they are just coming off of a HUGE tour with the two aforementioned artists.
Though interviewer Spencer Matulaitis had barely heard of Simon Dawes, it was obvious that he was stoked on seeing them open for Incubus. Check out how the meet and greet with this up and coming band went when they hit up Toronto late Summer 2007, at the Molson Amphitheatre.
The Summer is ALWAYS all about BIG tours and festivals. You know those all day shows that make you want to call in sick to work and rock the EFF out! Well Warped Tour happened to be the most recent big day out and we caught up with As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa to see what was up. On their cooled bus, Nick told us about touring mishaps, details about the new album An Ocean Between Us, info on coming tours, air-guitaring, and how to dance at an AILD show!!!
For our last installment of the SOTU '07 viderviews we have a nice lil one lined up with This Is Hell guitarist Rick Jimenez. In a noisy cafeteria just next to the Kool Haus venue in Toronto, Canada, we caught up with the band and subsequently spoke to the hardcore axe-man in brief. Rick was a super-nice dude and gave us some great insight into the band's hardcore roots, their split 7 inch with Toronto's own Cancer Bats, and how stoked he was to be hitting up Europe soon after the band's SOTU dates ended.
Maybe you're getting sick of hearing about SOTU '07... but whatever... deal with it! For this installment of our viderviews, we are bringing you a candid interview with Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg.
You all know that this summer SOTU '07 demolished the whole North American content! Well, we caught up with an equally devastating group in Job For A Cowboy and spoke with frontman Jonny Davy and guitarist Bobby Thompson just outside the Kool Haus on a grassy knoll. The guys answered questions about their latest music video, new album Genesis, and a whole lot more including tour plans for the rest of the year! Enjoy ya'll!
Ah, Sounds of the Underground... what a fantastic Metal tour to enjoy on a hot summer day! On the 18th of July in a sunny Toronto, Canada, PureGrainAudio caught up with The Acacia Strain.
On June 27th, in a windy alley outside of the dingy-but-fun venue known as the Reverb in Toronto, Canada, we had the pleasure of briefly chatting with The Red Chord's frontman Guy Kozowyk. In the interview, Guy told us about the band's new album Prey For Eyes, the lack of fights on tour, bus breakdowns (what else is new), new guitarists, and most importantly... the answer to the question, "whose toast is it?"
On July 18th, this year's roaming, thundering beast that is SOTU hit Toronto, Canada. We caught up with Darkest Hour guitarist Mike Schleibaum for an on-the-fly interview.
On June 27th, Toronto, Canada was devastated with one hell of a Metal show. There was carnage everywhere, legs and arms flying around, and sweat, spit and blood pouring all over people. It was BRUTAL! During 5 seconds of quiet, we managed to grab All Shall Perish frontman Hernan "Eddie" Hermida and ask him several things about new material, Euro-tours, and BEER! Oh and there was a stupid seagull!
T'was a humid, sticky 2nd day of June in Toronto, Canada when we got temporarily relieved from the heat, with some cool tunes. On that day during the last stop of the sick Tour and Loathing tour, PureGrainAudio's Spencer Matulaitis connected with Protest The Hero frontman Rody Walker and spoke to him about pissing on tour bus beds, band fighting, oh... and their new record! Plus a random guest appearance by Stuart Aiken, front man of These Silhouettes.
So on an unseasonably muggy Saturday on June 2nd, Toronto, Canada was host to the last stop of the radical Tour and Loathing tour. Just prior to the musical madness at the Opera House, we got the privilege of speaking with Threat Signal frontman Jon Howard in a small, grungy bar. PureGrainAudio's Spencer Matulaitis spoke with Jon about all that is Threat Signal including; the band's search for a guitarist, being Canadian, and most importantly... BEER!
On a mad humid Saturday June 2nd in Toronto, Canada the amazing Tour and Loathing tour dropped by our local venue the Opera House. Before the show, PureGrainAudio's Spencer managed to catch up with All That Remains lead singer Phil Labonte and talked with him in brief about their coming European and Mexican tour dates, the progress on their future album, and of course... videos games!
We caught up with Against Me! drummer Warren Oakes for a chat about, the soon-to-be-released new album New Wave, how to react to "a rise to fame", and of course... when not to wear short-shorts.
Dimmu Borgir guitarist Silenoz took us aboard his bus-like fortress and answered some questions regarding the band's highly anticipated new album In Sorte Diaboli, touring, videos, and his "retirement plans!"
While on tour with Dimmu Borgir, DevilDriver, and Kataklysm, Unearth stopped at the Kool Haus in Toronto, Canada and were connected with PureGrainAudio for a short video interview. Bassist John "Slo" Maggard was kind enough to talk to us on his tour bus and during our brief discussion we touched upon Unearth's new track "The Chosen," touring and much more! Check it out!