Pop Evil is an American post-grunge band from Muskegon, Michigan. It was formed in 2001 by Leigh Kakaty, Dave Grahs, Jamie Nummer, and Dylan Allison. Lead guitarist Tony Greve was originally added as a temporary/studio guitarist for the band, but then was invited to become a full-time member in early 2007.
Hey Everyone! My name is Matt and I’m new to the PureGrainAudio Team. If you're not already familiar with me, I had been interviewing bands on YouTube all by myself until the nice man Chris Gonda said; “I see something in you kid” and now he’s lending me a hand. I’d like to introduce myself with an interview I did with LIGHTS. What can I say about her; well she is one of the nicest…
October 7th, 2008 might have come and gone like any other night, but for lucky Canadian August Burns Red fans it will last forever.
Chicago-based Punk Rockers Rise Against hit up Toronto, Canada on October 3rd and again on October 4th for some wicked back-to-back Rock mayhem. Why 2 nights some of you may be wondering... well because they are that effin' good!
On June 22nd, 2008, Hardcore legends Hatebreed stopped through Toronto, Canada while co-headlining on the Jagermeister Music Tour. The Opera House was abuzz with happy fans and our Stoked interviewer Mitch Brown caught up with the legend himself, Jamey Jasta. Jamey had just woken up to do this interview, but was surprisingly astute. Once underway, Jamey talked about Hatebreed as well as his various other bands, project, record label and much more. What's funny about the interview is that Mitch didn't seem to mind the random cord dangling in his face throughout the interview... Oh well, at least Jamey got a kick out of it.
Gojira is a French progressive death metal band formed in 1996 in Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001.
Pendulum are an Australian Drum and bass influenced Electronic Rock/pop production group and live band originally from Perth, Australia formed between producers Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen and Paul Harding. In 2003, they relocated to the United Kingdom. They have gained major popularity in the UK, and have started making a name for themselves overseas.
Amon Amarth is a Viking-themed, melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1988 (current name since 1992), and named after an alternative name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.
Sixx:A.M. is a hard rock band formed in 2007 by Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba, and James Michael. It is the side-project of Mötley Crüe bass guitarist Nikki Sixx.
“We were half way through our tour with Kasabian,” Evan recalls, “and we got a call from our management telling us we were dropped before our album even hit the shelf.” Empowered by the experience and possessed with an even greater passion for music, the band finished the tour, went back to their hometown of San Diego and regrouped with a new found focus. They cleaned…
The video for Hollywood Undead’s "No. 5," like the lyrics, for the first single off Swan Songs
dissects the frivolities of Hollywood and captures the grit, grime and lesser known realities of a city normally cloaked in a façade of glitz and glamour. But don’t look to Hollywood Undead to be all choked up over it, the band uses wit, mystery and, of course, girls to paint the scene. Swan Songs
, featuring "No. 5" and "Undead" is in stores now. Head to www.hollywoodundead.com
for the latest news and tour dates.
All That Remains is an American melodic metalcore band from Springfield, Massachusetts which formed in 1998. They have released four studio albums, a live CD/DVD, and have sold over 486,000 albums in the United States.
Tickle Me Pink is a rock band from Fort Collins, Colorado currently signed to Wind-Up Records. The band is composed of Sean Kennedy (lead vocals, bass), Stefan Runstrom (drums), Joey Barba (guitar) and Steven Beck (guitar, vocals). After independently releasing their first two EPs, If Only We Were Twenty One and Up (2005) and Half Seas Over (2006), the band released its debut album, Madeline, on July 1, 2008.
Buckcherry is a Grammy-nominated hard rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1995. The band released two albums, Buckcherry (1999) and Time Bomb (2001), before dissolving in the summer of 2002. In 2005, lead vocalist Josh Todd and lead guitarist Keith Nelson formed a new band using the Buckcherry moniker and released a new album on April 16, 2006.
Austrian Death Machine is an American Thrash Metal project from San Diego, California, founded by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis to be a parody and tribute of actor and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies. Many in the press have pointed out that a Schwarzenegger movie-themed band concept was already being pursued by ArnoCorps, having been…
Mötley Crüe is a Grammy Award-nominated American hard rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981.
Greeley Estates was one of PureVolume’s top 10 unsigned artists with over a million plays—an accolade supported by having album sales in the top 10 on Smartpunk since October 2004. Their distribution record further secured them a position on the Smartpunk chart for "Sales of All Time". They signed to Record Collection, and they were on every date of the Vans Warped Tour in 2005.
Confide is a Christian metalcore/post-hardcore band from Los Angeles, California, which was formed in 2004. Confide was originally started in August of 2004, by Aaron Van Zutphen and Josh Plesh, as a deathcore act. In this period of time, they released two EPs, “Innocence Surround” and “Introduction”. In 2007, Former vocalist Josh left the band, replaced by current frontman Ross Michael Kenyon, previously from the UK band Penknifelovelife.
Many bands come and go in this over saturated world of music. But No Assembly Required make many appear lackluster in comparison.
Over two years in the making, Black Ocean is both intriguing and unsettling as an album. The music is devastatingly heavy and raw yet does not pull from any of the ephemeral trends suffocating the metal and hardcore scene as of late. The juxtaposition of the album’s dark, horrific concept to the epic and ethereal universe of sonic texture results in an effort that will no doubt secure Century's foothold in the heavy music community. The only question that remains is if that community is prepared for the sheer, crushing force of sonic annihilation that is Century.