Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada's (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve of 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.

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.

May 4th was both a sad and rad day in Toronto, Canada. Sad, because it marked the last time that Industrial Metal pioneers Ministry were to play our city, and rad, well because we go to see them! What was even MORE rad, was that Meshuggah was their supporting act. Being a band who loves to play in Toronto and always gets a HUGE Canadian reception, it was no surprise then that rhythm guitarist Marten Hagstrom was kind enough to take time out to chat. We talked about the tour, playing with Ministry, the facts behind their punishing new effort, obZen and recording drums in a barn.

On the 20th of December, just before that jolly, warm, fuzzy time of year, Terror hit Toronto, Canada with Chimaira, playing a CRAZY show at the Opera House. Hardcore vets Terror, dropped a killer set, and just prior to the show we caught up with drummer Nick Jett for an interview. Nick talked with Mitch Brown about their…

On October 30th, 2007, Cradle of Filth rolled through Toronto, Canada and dropped a monstrous performance at the Docks, nightclub. Needles to say, a Metal show the night before Halloween was something magical and fortunately for the fans, we got to catch up with guitarist Paul Allender prior to the show. Paul talked about the newest album Thornography, the years in the scene, and fans you would not expect to rock out!