Aaron Willschick

Aaron Willschick

President, Editor (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Hey all, I’ve been the President of PureGrainAudio since it started all the way back in the early spring of 2005. What started as a hobby to help expose myself to some new music has turned into pretty much a second job. I love rock music, particularly alternative and hard rock, but mostly I just love good music. It could be blues rock, acoustic, classic, it just has to be good!
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London based EDM/Punk trio, ANiMAL, has released a music video for their latest track "Jump" featuring Mary Magdalan. ANiMAL is a three piece, bass-heavy EDM punk band from London that formed in 2012 with a residency on Modestep Radio and quickly moved to doing guest mixes for Radio 1Xtra, XFM, and Pulse. After a European last summer, ANiMAL retreated to the studio to work on remixes, collaborations, and begin writing new material. Soon the band signed a publishing deal with EMI and took to the road again, for two trips around the UK. They finished the year releasing their first track, "I Am Fire" on the EDM label 2 Much Bass Records, and the track was later featured in the Ministry of Sound Bass Annual 2013. ANiMAL recently performed a live session for broadcast on BBC.
on Apr 12, 2013
Pop punk band Forever Came Calling have released a new music video for their song "Ides" from their new album Contender. Forever Came Calling is a three piece pop punk band from 29 Palms, California made up of Joe Candelaria, John Swaba, Bryce Esquivel and Isaac Taylor. Since their formation in 2008, the band has toured the country with numerous bands, self-released an EP titled HopE.Passion and two other releases on Pure Noise Records, including their newest album, Contender.
on Apr 11, 2013
Alice In Chains will be releasing their new album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here next month on May 27th and they've just unveiled a hilarious spoof documentary "AIC 23" which tells the story of Alan Poole McLard, a film studies Professor at a community college, who is trying to make a documentary film about Alice In Chains to coincide with the release of their new album. The video includes not only the band members, but also cameos from the likes of Lars and Robert from Metallica, Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, Kim Thayil from Soundgarden and Duff McKagan from Velvet Revolver.
on Apr 11, 2013
Finnish atmospheric rockers The Chant have revealed a brand new video for "Spectral Light" taken off their album A Healing Place, which was released in summer 2012 on Lifeforce Records. A Healing Place is band’s third record in total. The majority of the songs were recorded by The Chant themselves and showcase a band going deeper into an even more complex and layered sound with unexpected twists and an arcane ambience. This album full of soundscape-driven, ambitious rock music should please fans of Anathema, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Porcupine Tree and A Perfect Circle.
on Apr 11, 2013
Conduit is the follow up to Funeral For a Friend's 2011 release Welcome Home Armageddon and is the first album since the addition of new drummer Pat Lundy.
on Apr 11, 2013
Hot-on-the-heels of opening for Grammy Award-Winning rockers Halestorm, Nashville buzzband Adalene have announced a release date for their sophomore EP, Atlantic Heart. Hitting digital stores and streaming services on April 9th via acclaimed Dallas-based Idol Records, the four-song EP will also be available on CD at their website and at shows. Formed in October 2009, Adalene has its formative roots in Texas, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan. When it came to writing, the band members instantly gelled in the songwriting-comes-first heart of Tennessee.
on Apr 11, 2013
Anthemic choruses, three part harmonies, powerful hooks and possibly the most highly charged rhythm section you’re ever likely to hear define the unique sound of Press to Meco. The band just released a video for the title track to their latest EP Affinity. The single will be officially released on April 15th with the EP following shortly after.
on Apr 11, 2013
What would you do for love? Today Senses Fail debuts a brand new video for “Mi Amor” that explores the question of a just how far someone will go for love. “Mi Amor” is taken from Senses Fail’s latest full-length, Renacer that has been unanimously praised by critics. Senses Fail formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey over 10 years ago and has sold over 1.2 million records worldwide. The band’s most recent studio album, The Fire, was released in 2010. A greatest hits album, Follow Your Bliss: The Best of Senses Fail, was released last year.
on Apr 11, 2013
After nine albums and over 25 years together, The Goo Goo Dolls are back with their tenth studio record titled Magnetic. The album has been over two years in the making, as the band commenced writing for the record all the way back in early 2011. The first single is "Rebel Beat" for which the band just released a music video to go along with the album's imminent release on June 11th.
on Apr 11, 2013
For Today has premiered a new video for the song "Flesh and Blood" directed by Ramon Boutviseth (All That Remains, P.O.D., Trivium). The song is from the band’s new EP/DVD, Prevailer (Razor & Tie), which sold over 10,228 units in its first week at retail and debuted today on a series of Billboard charts - #2 on Hard Rock, #2 on Christian, #12 on Independent, #14 on Rock, and #47 on the Top 200. The Prevailer DVD features a 90 plus minute film about the band from their humble beginnings to sharing the stage worldwide. Live footage was filmed from the band’s full Summer spent on the 2012 Van’s Warped Tour as well as from their 2012 Fight the Silence headline tour. The DVD also features all of the band’s official music videos (six in total).
on Apr 10, 2013
Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters Arsis have made a lyric video for the track "Scornstar." The song comes from the group’s upcoming fifth full-length album entitled Unwelcome. Artwork was handled once again by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick. The follow up to their 2010 release Starve for the Devil, will be released on April 30th. Unwelcome was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Florida with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, DevilDriver, Six Feet Under).
on Apr 10, 2013
San Francisco, California's I the Mighty will release Satori, their debut full-length album on June 11th. This Summer the band will also be on tour supporting the new album while opening for Equal Vision Records' labelmates Say Anything, Eisley, and HRVRD. Prior to their run with Say Anything, I the Mighty will head out on their first ever tour of Canada, sharing stages with two more EVR labelmates, Set It Off and For All I Am.
on Apr 10, 2013
The Relapse Symphony may have originated from Washington DC but their style, image, sound and attitude are straight from the Sunset Strip in its debaucherous-filled heyday. The band's five-song EP Time's Running Out was released in December 2012 via Standby Records. With this EP, The Relapse Symphony announced their arrival to the world with passion and intensity, issuing a warning to pretenders that The Relapse Symphony means business. The band recently completed work on a video for the song "Panic! (Time's Running Out)."
on Apr 10, 2013
Abiotic has launched their new music video, "Facades"! Director Dan Drescher once again mirrored the band's cerebral sound with an equally cerebral concept. In the video, vocalist Ray Jimenez is kidnapped and subjected to an underground brainwashing experiment. Will he become mentally scarred? Will the rest of the band come to his rescue? Abiotic's Metalfest Invasion Tour kicks off this Friday in Georgia. The tour is with fellow up-and-coming act, Dark Sermon.
on Apr 09, 2013
Stockholm, Sweden-based dark hardcore outfit No Omega have released a music video for "Sleeping In." It appears on their second full-length Shame, which will be available this month from Throatruiner Records. No Omega is hopeless and heartbreaking doomsday hardcore punk. Since their forming in 2010, No Omega have been working hard on creating a sound that's both vibrant and melancholic. The guitars are heavy, the vocals are filled with power and emotion, and the drums shift between straight up thrash/punk to lumbering and brooding metal. 2013 will be a year of constant touring and taking No Omega to the next level.
on Apr 08, 2013
Enter Shikari are very excited to announce the new music video and song for “The Paddington Frisk." Filmed in London by Kode Media under the direction of Mr. Jamie Korn, the video tells the touching story of a girl, her noose, and her anthropomorphic crocodile. The Paddington Frisk was co-produced by the band and Dan Weller, and recorded in Lincolnshire in February of this year. The track is the first release of 100% newly recorded material since the January 2012 release of the album A Flash Flood Of Colour.
on Apr 08, 2013
Toronto’s Liferuiner has signed with InVogue Records. The bands highly anticipated sophomore album titled Future Revisionists will be in stores June 4, 2013. A music video for the first single "Vacant" was also just released. Future Revisionists is their sophomore release that represents a strong message of equality, integrity, and passion. Liferuiner hopes to inspire change not only with their music, but also their message.
on Apr 08, 2013
Montreal extreme metal veterans Cryptopsy have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Square Mile." The song comes off the band's self-titled release, which came out last Fall and was greeted with mass approval from critics and long-time fans who have been thirsting for the return of Cryptopsy's tech-death glory days. Next week, Cryptopsy will join forces with Cattle Decapitation and Decrepit Birth for a 24-date trek across Europe.
on Apr 08, 2013
Greeley Estates is being very mysterious about their upcoming release Devil Son. This week the band released their first track titled, "Turn the Night Away," a ballad of sorts for the group. Today, the Phoenix five-piece have released another track off the EP but this time with a music video. This EP is the follow up to The Narrow Road EP released at the end of 2012.
on Apr 08, 2013
Norwegian jazz-metal band Shining have unveiled a video for "I Won't Forget," the first single from their upcoming album One One One. Its science fiction-inspired look gels naturally with the futuristic production of the audio track and creates a music video that perfectly portrays the unique aesthetics of the Blackjazz Rebels. Shining, whose unique "blackjazz" hybrid of extreme progressive metal, experimental jazz-fusion and industrial precision has earned extensive international acclaim, will release One One One, their first studio album in three years, this Spring.
on Apr 08, 2013

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