The Skinny: Near the end of 2015, Toronto (as with much of North America), was treated to a totally wicked show with both Enslaved and Between the Buried and Me, the latter of which are currently supporting their new, Metal Blade Records progressive metal masterpiece, Coma Ecliptic. Before they tore up the stage, drummer Blake Richardson chilled with us and helped us to understand what is METAL or NOT?


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.