The Canadian Thanksgiving weekend was upon us and for October, it was a damn warm night. 28 degrees Celsius; nuts, yes, but a good way to foreshadow the events of the night. Kicking the night off with a bang was Toronto’s own, white-shirt clad, Dancing With Paris. Definitely the heaviest of the night, these boys always put on a good show and never disappoint. DWP’s set had a good mix of old favourites and tracks off their new album, The Drought.
Toronto’s Fatality is helping to bring you some straight up thrash metal, old school! Sexy dancers help amp up their high energy show, but to achieve the sound he needs, guitarist Eytan Gordon thanks his Mesa Boogie Mark V amp head. Check out what he has to say about it.
Ontario natives, Uplift, have been working their asses off the past few years to bring their brand of positive hardcore to you. Recently guitarist Sam Checchia revealed what piece of equipment he feels helps him bring the energy and crunch behind his riffs. Check out what he had to say.
If you’re in the Montreal metal scene, or at least most places in Eastern Canada, you’ve probably met or are friends with “Big James” Arsenian of Endast. Though most people may think that vocalists may not have an in-depth opinion of the gear they use, James had some interesting things to tell us about his Shure 55SH Series II microphone. Check it out!
Secrettes is making a name for themselves in the Toronto music scene and have just released their self-titled debut EP. Tickling the ivories, for lack of a better phrase, is Dan Miller aka “Wolf”. Wolf recently took sometime to tell us, and you, all about his Roland JP-8000. Check out what he thinks of this crazy music box and why he uses it!
Anthony Sestito has been performing and helping to record local acts in and around Toronto and the GTA for a while now. With his knowledge of the local scene and experience as a performance artist, he’s assisted these locals to achieve success around in our surrounding area. Scroll down to check out what Anthony has to say about his favourite gear.
Founded last spring over crossed wires, Secrettes are 2010’s fastest indie breakout. Featuring a charismatic male/female singing duo, sharp guitars and bombastic keyboards, Secrettes just released their debut album, produced by Moe Berg, this May. Secrettes currently host a residency at The Rivoli called Pop With Brains.
Rodrigo Wilde has been stirring up a storm in Toronto, Ontario and will soon be hitting the road. Currently in the studio recording their debut single, “Blazing”, Mario Anzola talks about the Fender Stratocaster axe he wields to help get the dancey tunes going.
Montreal’s hot, new rock band, Endeavors, is currently building their fanbase with their sick, heavy riffs. Providing half the riffs for the band is guitarist Chris Adolph. Check out what Chris has to say about his Gibson Les Paul, what makes it his key piece of gear and see who signed the headstock!
Backstage at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario; PureGrainAudio’s Spencer Matulaitis sat down with John Moyer of Disturbed. The date was March 31st and the topics ranged from social media and fan questions to music and the amazing live show that Disturbed brings to the table.
On March 31st, 2011, a perhaps over-excited Spencer Matulaitis sat backstage at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario with bass player Fieldy of the infamous band, Korn. The Q&A went over everything from Spencer’s father’s complete lack of metal knowledge (and Russian) to Fieldy’s new band, Stillwell. Check it out!
The beats provided by Jean-Jacques Tartaglia, aka JJ, have been a major part in providing a distinguishable sound for the hip hop-tinged metal act, Final Trigger. JJ recently took the time to talk about his favourite piece of gear, his Ahead TC drumsticks. Check it out!
If you’re looking for a hardcore band with poppy choruses and super-heavy riffs, look no further than Dancing With Paris. The band achieves their heavy tones with the help of some 8-string guitars; check out what guitarist Andrew Wilson had to say about his Ibanez RG2228 Prestige 8-String axe.
Canadian rockers, Inner City Elegance, are beginning to make a name for themselves throughout the industry. Providing the bass lines for these up-and-comers is Justin Parsons and his Fender Jazz Bass. Check out what he thinks of his weapon of choice in the gear review below.