Brief Bio: BOOM!!! Rocking out of the barracks, Special Ops have returned to the battlefront with their third album – “Through the Heart of the Infidel.” The album produced by award winning producer/engineer/mixer Glen Robinson (Voivod, The Ramones, ACDC, Gwar, Queensryche, Nashville Pussy) along with the engineering and production talents of Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope, Monarchy). . These musical snipers have been spreading their protest songs for a dictatorship of atomic proportions. Emerging to become one of the most sought after outfits in an age where bottom heavy distorted elegance is found to consort with ethnically infused infectious rhythms. Thrusting with a double barreled vocal assault and securing with a well-armed rhythm section, it is standard operational procedure for this joint task force to be moving to higher ground. With quick and accurate bombardment, they have been able to blow away North American audiences using a fully equipped live musical attack. Singer Abe Froman with a style of his own and a stage energy that needs to be seen. Bassist Waldo Thornhill and Guitarist Akbar Johnson’s accuracy of a sniper and vocal balance followed by the pounding power of drums by Clarence Mcgillacutty for their second album setting Special Ops apart from the rest. The group has gained recognition by means of their unique chemistry which functions in creating their cutting edge music & blending a form that is curiously enchanting to the human ear.  [ END ]

ONE (1) grand prize winner will get a copy of the new album, Through The Heart of The Infidel, a copy of the previous record Phase 2: Amidst The Madness, a Special Ops t-shirt and guest list to an upcoming show in your area (upcoming tour to be announced). ONE (1) runner up will also win a copy of Through The Heart of The Infidel.

How to WIN:
Special Ops have a HOT chick as their mascot. But wait… they don’t have a story for her. We need YOU to name her and give her a back story. All we need you to do is send us an email and submit your codename & storyline for the Special Ops Robot Chick! Max 5 lines.

How to Enter:
Just send us an email to with the Subject: Special Ops Contest and be sure to include: Name, Email, City and your codename & storyline for the Special Ops Robot Chick!

Winner will be contacted by email and prize will be sent accordingly and announced on PureGrainAudio and Special Ops website and social networks.

How to Enter:
January 31, 2009.

Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.