Damian FitzGerald

Damian FitzGerald

Writer (London, England, UK)
- Nerd, TV/film junkie and music enthusiast. For me nothing is better then drinking warm British lager listening to live music, be it in a hot sweaty venue or in a muddy field during festival season. Delighted to be bringing a British twist to PureGrainAudio!
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Brand New Breed (out now via Metalville) is a blast from the past and a delightful resurrection for Dog Eat Dog. If you were a fan of the band back in the day, this is an EP you need in your collection.
on Dec 11, 2018

7.5 / 10

All in all, this is a fine example of AFI’s talents and demonstrates the band’s ability to write crowd-pleasing music. The Missing Man is simply a taster, and this appetizer will leave you hungry for more!
on Dec 04, 2018
Classic industrial metal band Pitchshifter, along with Earthtone9, hit The Garage in London for a show that proved the fact that both bands’ music has stood the test of time.
on Nov 28, 2018

6.5 / 10

Conceptually, Confusion Species by Oxygen Thief is a thought-provoking stroke of genius, but it is far from the sort of album you can throw on in the background.
on Nov 26, 2018
Anti-Flag and Cancer Bats could easily fill larger venues off their own back, let alone playing together, so it was amazing to see them headline London’s intimate, and most iconic of gay nightclubs, Heaven.Worriers.
on Nov 08, 2018

7 / 10

For fans of [Spunge], the track is a nostalgic nod back to days past. Although you may have forgotten about them since Hang On? they have not gone away.
on Nov 01, 2018

8.5 / 10

You Me At Six have clearly bounced back from any setbacks, and believe me when I say that VI is well worth your time!
on Oct 12, 2018
With American Reckoning, Anti-Flag have ensured that those who are willing to listen to what they have to say can really hear the band’s views on the state of the world.
on Oct 06, 2018
Mia Klose, the tiny Swedish blonde with the big voice, has returned with Stronger, her follow-up to 2012’s debut London. So, how does it fair?
on Oct 03, 2018

8.5 / 10

Clutch’s twelfth album, Book of Bad Decisions, out now on Weathermaker Music, is a triumph that captures the essence of the band and the sound that made them famous, yet also seeks out new elements to work alongside the blues rock/funk metal landscape.
on Sep 18, 2018
For many years, bringing the legendary Bat Out of Hell to a stage as a musical was simply an idea that was not to be... Until now. The recent performance of Bat Out of Hell at the Manchester Opera House was nothing short of magical.
on Sep 04, 2018
Bat Out of Hell, the hit musical that took the UK by storm, is riding over to North America. Warm up your voices for the singalong!
on Sep 01, 2018
For the second time this year, Alter Bridge front man Myles Kennedy returned to London with his Year of the Tiger tour. This time, though, he was supported by a full band to enhance the experience.
on Aug 08, 2018
Halestorm are in fine form, and Vicious has all the elements to make it go down as a modern classic.
on Aug 03, 2018

6.5 / 10

This record is living proof that artists like Trent Reznor are willing to push the envelope, experiment and push the boundaries of what is considered the norm in any genre of music.
on Jul 12, 2018
Giovanni Spanó is a very busy man with a career not only in acting, currently in the Bat out of Hell musical, but also with his band deVience. We covered both topics in length in this deep and informative new interview!
on Jul 11, 2018
On the first day of the UK’s Download Festival, we spoke with Volbeat bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen. How’s the new album coming along? What’s the “Burger King” incident? Does he enjoy dad-jokes? All is revealed herein!
on Jul 03, 2018
Day two of Download Festival saw the weather come out as thousands of metal fans soaked up the sun to a soundtrack provided by The Fever 333, Bury Tomorrow, Parkway Drive and the mighty Guns n' Roses.r
on Jun 15, 2018
It is sadly the final day of Download, the fans are shattered but still going strong and having the time of their lives and the sun has come out strong again for the final day of rock! Check out our review and photos here...
on Jun 15, 2018
Day one of Download Festival kicked off with a mix of old and new acts playing to thousands of fans across numerous stages at Donington Park. Check out our review and photos here...
on Jun 15, 2018


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