The Skinny: Battlecross, the Motor City-based, Metal Blade Records thrashers, whipped through Heavy MTL 2015 playing to a thick crowd of metallers eager to hear cuts from the band’s third album, Rise To Power. Before they played though, we #Tourpeoed guitarist and co-founder Hiran Deraniyagala who gave us insight into life on the road with his crew of merry men.


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.