James Parry-Smith

James Parry-Smith

Co-Managing Editor, UK/EU (Derbyshire, England, UK)
- Eternal nineties metal kid from London with a penchant for extreme music and HM-2 clamour. My first-ever gig at the age of sixteen was Napalm Death, At The Gates and Crowbar - a baptism of fire that set in stone a lifelong love of metal and general noisiness. Writing for numerous online publications over the years (including Broken Amp and Cvlt Nation) has now led me to PGA, where the adventure and the quest for world domination will surely continue!
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With a no-holds-barred, dirty rock‘n’roll debut album, The Hex and the Healer, now under their belts, Johannesburg, South Africa-based hell-raisers Hellcats were a shoo-in for our “190 Proof” artist of the month here at PureGrainAudio!
on Feb 28, 2019
With the new year already in full swing, it’s time to punk things up with Danish rockers The NimbWits - January’s “190 Proof” artist of the month! Find out why they should be on your radar now, and for 2019!
on Jan 29, 2019
Fancy some spiky, quirky art-punk with a distinct mod twist and a bucket-load of energy? Step up, Perennial. With debut album The Symmetry of Autumn Leaves comes a fleeting ball of raucousness and experimentation, and with album number two coming soon, we spoke with the band to discuss the past eighteen months.
on Jan 22, 2019
After a prolific 2018 with a full-length, three EPs and a split EP, Baton Rouge quintet Thou continue to live outside any presupposed musical confines. We caught up with Mitch Wells and Bryan Funck to discuss their influences while they handed us a Thou-curated playlist!
on Jan 17, 2019
Fa Ia! Ia! Hold those year-end lists, death metal fans, for H.P. Lovecraft devotees Sulphur Aeon are rising from the depths as the year prepares to draw its final breath, to deliver their newest masterpiece, The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos, via Ván Records!
on Dec 22, 2018
As we bring November to a close soon, let us get you better acquainted with our “190 Proof” artist of the month, hardcore and punk band American Standards. Find out why they should be on your radar now, and for 2019!
on Nov 26, 2018
PRIZING: ONE (1) lucky fan will win two FREE tickets to the London (UK) show at The Dome on Friday November 16th, 2018!
on Nov 03, 2018
On the verge of both a European tour with Mono and the release of A Storm of Light’s new album Anthroscene, artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Josh Graham discusses his visual work within album covers, music videos and creating concert visuals for some huge artists, as well as working with bands on delivering their vision.
on Sep 30, 2018
Portland melodic black metallers UADA deliver a sophomore album full of energy and songwriting prowess that sets a high bar for the genre in 2018.
on Jun 01, 2018
We spoke with Australian metallers Solace in Exile about their intricate writing process, metal meets musicals, and shouting expletives at audiences.
on May 18, 2018
After the success of their previous collaboration Skuggsjá, Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) have collaborated once again on imposing new piece Hugsjá. Stream the title track here.
on Feb 19, 2018
On April 27th, Sacramento doom lords CHRCH will release new album Light Will Consume Us All via Neurot Recordings. Artwork, track-listing and tour dates have also been announced.
on Feb 09, 2018
On April 27th, Scottish duo Midas Fall will release new album Evaporate via Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, Sleepmakeswaves) - the title track is streaming now!
on Feb 08, 2018
GOLD release remix EP plus video, with all proceeds to be donated to the preservation of the critically endangered white-backed vulture.
on Feb 01, 2018
Kent metal mob Cove reveal sophomore EP details & stream single ‘Coincide:Collide’.
on Jan 30, 2018
Agrimonia have returned with their new album Awaken, out now on Southern Lord.
on Jan 27, 2018
On March 16th, Britain's cult metallers Paradise Lost will release a remastered version of their legendary seventh studio album, Host
on Jan 26, 2018

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