ALL Interviews

At the beginning of the day it was said to allegedly rain until the night. The bad part about that news was that Mayhem was an outdoor show. Nevertheless, it was beautiful out all day and God shinned his light on the Christian boys of Underoath... when the ripped through their set with lighting. We caught up with screamer and guitarist Spencer Chamberlain, bassist Grant Brandell and and keyboardist Christopher Dudley and chatted…
on Aug 25, 2008
Fuck the American Dream! Mayhem is where it's at! PureGrainAudio spent a nutty day at this mega-festival and caught up with Walls of Jericho guitarist Mike Hasty at Downsview Park for the Rock Star Mayhem Tour. The interview was conducted just outside of Slipknot’s dressing room (which was pretty cool), and Mike dropped some knowledge on the new Walls' CD, the American dream, and more.
on Aug 22, 2008
08/08/08… what a date! 36 Crazyfists finally returned to Toronto, Canada and put on an extreme performance at Downsview Park for the 2008 Rockstar Mayhem Tour. In between sets, madness, and beers we caught up with 36 Crazyfists lead vocalist Brock Lindow, coincidentally, just steps away from the Slipknot, Disturbed, and Dragonforce dressing rooms. Despite the distractions, here’s what Brock had to say...
on Aug 21, 2008
Seventh Rule Recording artists Wetnurse are preparing to release their newest offering Invisible City on September 30th. A combination of hardcore, metal, grindcore and a healthy dose of punk, these guys mean business. Recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi (Helmet, Swans) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon) this is a well-produced, great-sounding record. Their self titled debut received critical…
on Aug 15, 2008
F5, the band formed by thrash metal bassist David Ellefson and drummer extraordinaire Jimmy DeGrasso are preparing to release their newest CD, The Reckoning, on August 19th. Heavy yet melodic this record is a must for metal fans of all kinds. F5 combine catchy hooks with unforgettable melodies that will draw the listener in and will have them singing along and banging their heads long after the record…
on Aug 12, 2008
The Revelation Diaries is the debut release for Los Angeles based thrashers Absolution. From the very first track the listener is greeted with an intensity and a ferocity that is reminiscent of the masters of this genre. With over an hour of hard, heavy, in-your-face riffing and finely-crafted songs, The Revelation Diaries pays homage to those that came before them, (Fueled By Fire, Overkill, Testament…
on Aug 04, 2008
If hard, fast, furious, and in-your-face extreme music is what you are looking for then look no further than Whitechapel’s newest offering This Is Exile. With their trademark three guitar assault these guys have crafted a record that will be a welcome addition to fans of the Death Metal genre. They are currently part of the Summer Slaughter Tour featuring The Black Dahlia Murder and Vader and they have shared the stage with Darkest Hour, The Red Chord, Cephalic Carnage, and The Devil Wears Prada. I recently caught up with guitarist Alex Wade and spoke with him about their tour and their new release This Is Exile.
on Aug 02, 2008
TORONTO! and all of you PureGrainAudio readers... I made my way to Belleville, Ontario to see Attack in Black open up for Sam Roberts and The Tragically Hip. There were 15,000 people at this outdoor event by the waterfront in Belleville. The place was packed, and the beer tent had a constant line the whole entire show. AIB brought the goods when they played an amazing set that day just shortly after the interview. I am…
on Jul 30, 2008
Facedown Recording artists Means have just released their newest CD To Keep from Sinking and are preparing to take their music and message on the road. The band has a solid tour schedule for 2008 and will be making a few festival appearances as well. To Keep From Sinking is filled with blistering guitar riffs that are offset by ferocious vocals and guarantee the listener will be banging their…
on Jul 28, 2008
Cleveland-based rockers Three Miles Out released their third disc on April 29th, 2008 titled Nobody. They have shared the stage with big name bands such as Boston, 3 Doors Down, and Styx and now are preparing to hit the road in support of their new record. This album has lots of very catchy hooks and even more cool guitars. Fans of good old Rock and Roll will not be disappointed. Enigmatic frontman…
on Jul 24, 2008
Rock and roll and politics just always seem to somehow mesh together and they do yet again on Filter’s latest album Anthems for the Damned. After a five year hiatus, Filter’s mastermind Richard Patrick has regrouped and put together a very solid rock and roll album that stretches towards social and political themes in a way we never knew possible of Filter in the past. In the years since Filter was a very significant player…
on Jul 17, 2008
If you’re a fan of rock music and you hear the term “supergroup,” your mind most likely immediately jumps to thoughts of Temple of the Dog or Audioslave or Velvet Revolver. Here for you to help mock the rock and roll supergroup is Supagroup, a real band led by Chris and Benji Lee from New Orleans, Louisiana. Supagroup has been going now for roughly a decade and has come up with their very own rock subgenre called…
on Jul 14, 2008
With so many newer bands adopting a classic thrash approach these days, the metal scene is getting cluttered with a lot of third-rate Exodus wannabees. Luckily, there is an elite breed of groups (Municipal Waste, Violator) actually doing the sound justice. Japan’s lone thrash purveyors, Grief of WAR have built a buzz around themselves the old-fashioned way; by writing blistering material and getting praise from the…
on Jul 11, 2008
Their latest album titled Full Circle is a good phrase to currently describe the rock/metal band Drowning Pool. In seven years together, the group has gone through two lead singers, some very rough personal times and a record label change from a major to an indie. For most bands events such as these would in all likelihood break the group apart but not Drowning Pool. The guys have persevered and are presently…
on Jul 08, 2008
To say that success has come quickly for the band Black Tide would be an understatement.
on Jun 20, 2008
The '80's were a time of rock n' roll excess. Hollywood's legendary Sunset strip played host to countless bands that have left their scar on the face of music forever. Nobody remembers that time better than ex- Black Sheep frontman Willie Basse. During that time frame Basse played with an impressive list of players that includes Slash, Paul Gilbert, James Kottak (Scorpions), Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne) and Mitch Perry.
on Jun 17, 2008
Musical gimmicks and trends aside, there's nothing quite like a straight up shot of down and dirty rock n' roll. Toronto's Sound and Fury are no-bullshit rock 'n roll, the kind that hits on your girlfriend while you’re in the bathroom or screams in your face after a show. The band just recently completed a Canadian and UK tour alongside punk-rockers SUM 41 and are now preparing for the release of their debut self-titled debut&hellip'
on Jun 11, 2008
Having recently signed to Facedown Records, New York City based Wrench in the Works is in the studio hard at work on their debut. With influences as varied as Bad Brains, Deadguy, and Johnny Cash these guys are heavy in sound as well as faith; but don’t let that fool you Wrench in the Works rocks. Bassist and vocalist Darrell Tauro recently spoke with me about the new CD, the bands message, and life on the road.
on Jun 10, 2008
Midnight To Twelve is not only an interesting band name but also a solid rock and roll group out of L.A. This five piece has been at it now close to a decade and are finally set to release their debut self-titled record on July 22nd. Staying true to the traditional rock and roll lifestyle, Midnight To Twelve are currently and will continue to tour the hell out of their new album, trying to get their music out to anyone and everyone. The summer…
on Jun 06, 2008
Hailing from Pennsylvania the Death Metal quartet Aletheian have released their long awaited CD Dying Vine on Metal Blade Records. Combining Death Metal with elements of Technical and Progressive Metal then adding in a bit of melody to boot Aletheian have constructed a record that was well worth the wait. Contrasting a brutal musical assault with a message of hope, Aletheian are taking their brand of Death Metal to the masses…
on Jun 02, 2008

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