A swarm of underground metal and rock bands invaded Leeds University Union once again this month for the fourteenth installment of the UK’s Damnation Festival. PureGrainAudio was there to experience the now-legendary energy and diversity for which the festival is known.
Cevin Key’s Brap & Forth Vol. 8 showcases production over arrangement in a selection of outtakes and demos – but still captures the overall essence of Remission (1984) and Bites (1985), Skinny Puppy’s groundbreaking first two albums.
Revelations of the Red Sword is a deeply esoteric album, blessed with a huge presence and a constantly shifting undercurrent of unapologetic misanthropy. But it’s also a more refined expression than 2012’s Flesh Cathedral and a triumph for Iceland’s Svartidauði.
To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Eluveitie’s Slania is being re-released via Nuclear Blast; it’s a welcome opportunity to appreciate a band that are an important part of Switzerland’s musical identity.
Bohemian Rhapsody- starring Rami Malek, directed by Bryan Singer, and distributed by Twentieth Century Fox - is a solid movie about an iconic band and their fallible lead singer; just sit back and enjoy this love letter to Freddie Mercury.
My real beef with the state of reality TV shows today (especially Keeping up with the Kardashians) is it does not convey our current reality, but it is definitely trying to shape it into something ugly. It’s saying “Hey, we talk shit to each other in our family every day, but we look great doing it, and we resolve our issues in 30 minutes, so nothing here is really wrong.”
Due out via Transcending Obscurity, Dødsferd’s, Diseased Remnants of a Dying World is an excellent showcase of a long-running band that refuse to rest on their laurels and instead keep producing quality content.
Indie rock trio Saint Slumber offer us a track-by-track synopsis of their new EP YOUTH//2, released in September through Kingless Co. Records and Station House Recording.
Sunless Dawn'sprogressive death metal début Timeweaver, out November 16 on Prime Collective, showcases some of the most original progressive metal released this year, yet inconsistencies hold the album back from being a classic
New York pop-punkers From States Away display an impressive return to form with third EP I Swear This Light Won’t Fade.
Practically nothing that hints Ævangelist’s Matricide in the Temple of Omega was written for the ears of anyone other than the twisted beings creating it. And yet, there is something addictive about it. Out via I, Voidhanger.
Even if you’re not the least bit interested in the adventures of the world’s premiere Viking-themed melodic death metal band, 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm is a rockumentary the way it’s meant to be done.
Yep, we done gone EMO (insert sad emoji here)! Wait, but there’s hope! Or is there? No idea, but either way this week we’ve included our modern day Emo knight, Chris Carrabba, some Morrissey and Fall Out Boy in our emo edition of Throwback Thursday.
Vance Kotrla, the frontman of indie-folk purveyors Sci-Fi Romance, joins us for this exclusive guest blog to detail the creative process behind the band’s recent single, “Voices”, and corresponding, comic book-based video.
Extinction(s), out November 23rd via Century Media, is the seventh studio album from metal heavyweights Unearth, and it proves, once again, that the group is still a force to be reckoned with.
Even after extensively touring earlier this year, In This Moment is not yet done. Check out their remaining 2018 dates, plus our killer live shots, and don’t miss out!
Challenging metalcore convention, Silent Planet and Solid State Records combine for the group’s heavy-yet-complex third album, When the End Began.
Michael Hebb’s Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner), published on October 2nd by Da Capo Lifelong Books, is a great read with lots of practical information about a taboo subject, and it is sure to leave readers with much to think about.
Although the world may see Stan Lee as the genius behind Marvel Comics, or the goofy old guy that always had a cameo in the Marvel movies, the truth is that he was so much more than that. We take a quick look back at his unbelievable life and legacy.
Toronto’s indie-folk darlings, Birds of Bellwoods just released their debut full-length, Victoria and, to celebrate this monumental event, we are happy to have the band join us for a hilarious list of their Top 10 first Canadian tour pit stops.