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Great White is yet another band that achieved great success in the mid to late eighties and has since been trying to reclaim just a portion of that acclaim. As with most of the groups from that era that are still knocking around, Great White has gone through countless lineup changes and has seen their fair share of tragedy, though they’ve still managed to release a number of decent rock n roll albums along the way.

The Firstborn are one of those types of bands that a lot of people are not going to like very much. I know it’s a bit cliche to say, but The Firstborn’s sound is quite hard to describe. According to their bio the band have their roots in black metal, which makes sense as vocally this sounds like that sort of release. Musically however, it sounds nothing like black metal. Instead it’s more like a weird, almost progressive-sounding disc with long tracks that average between 6-9 minutes in length.

To the casual on-looker, PS I Love You’s quick rise to the summit of the intensely competitive Canadian music landscape is the thing dreams are made of. Heck – just over one year ago the band released their highly praised homage to their hometown Kingston, Ontario. ‘Meet Me At The Muster Station’ was embraced by critics across the globe garnering consistently dazzling reviews. As a result PS I Love You’s Benjamin Nelson and Paul Saulnier began to tour ‘Muster Station’ around the planet.

The man, the legend, Mr. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister’s unmistakable front man) was kind enough to show PureGrainAudio some love back in 2009. There’s no way you can argue with this man, so let it be forever known that even Dee wants to ROCK with us! Be sure to check out Dee’s new studio album Dee Does Broadway and his his first ever autobiography, ‘Shut Up And Give Me The Mic’.

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Christopher Hall, front man of the electro-rock act The Dreaming about the bands newest release Puppet. The Dreaming is a star studded act comprised of Hall (Stabbing Westward), drummer Johnny Haro (ex-Econoline Crush, Stabbing Westward), guitarist Eric Griffin (ex Murderdolls/Wednesday 13), and bassist Martin Kelly (Living Dead Lights.) I have always been a big fan of Stabbing Westward so this project is just a natural…

Record Store Day is upon us. As a reminder, Warner Bros Records, the leading participant and partner of RSD, has yet another stellar menu of platters available for the November 25th, Black Friday event. These largely exclusive and limited editions will go on sale the day after Thanksgiving at over 700 independently owned record stores across the country.

Hello sports fans! Just writing to let you know some exciting news on popular Grammy-winning San Diego rock band Switchfoot, who are teaming up with ESPN this weekend to premiere 5 new songs from their upcoming album ‘Vice Verses’ during Saturday’s Oklahoma at Florida State game on ABC’s Saturday Night Football at 8 p.m. EST. The telecast will also feature Switchfoot’s new video of the first single “Dark Horses”.

Practically without guitars, without their typical pop-rock approach, and with a finished sound that is almost closer to Gibbard’s Postal Service sound than other Death Cab work, Codes and Keys is an album that succeeds in subtlety. The songs, the title track being perhaps the only exception, don’t have the typical instant-hit feel that many Death Cab songs brim with; which is refreshing.

Following news of their upcoming West Coast dates with Brand New, Long Island’s Sainthood Reps have just premiered two new songs from their forthcoming debut album ‘Monoculture’ (out August 9th on Tooth & Nail Records) HERE. The new tracks “Dingus” and “Hunter” follow the launch of the album’s pre-order which is available by clicking the link HERE.