The English metal trio known as Red Seas Fire are a group (comprised of Robin Adams, Pete Graves and Jake Fogarty) which are slowly but surely making a name for themselves. With simple yet potent music featuring heavy riffs and whopping melodies, the band is bringing aboard new fans one at a time. Guitarist Pete Graves recently took some time to answer our gear review questions and offer us insight into some of his most cherished gear.
Rockers Lynam have recently released their first studio album since 2009 called Halfway To Hell. Bassist Mark Dzier, who has recently rejoined the band, took some time to tell us about the key gear he uses. The band also recently released their first music video since 2006 with the single “Cold” – check the interview and video below.
I recently had the opportunity to speak with guitarist Dave Whitaker of the North Carolina-based alternative hard rock band Another Lost Year about the favorite piece of gear in his arsenal. Here is what Whitaker had to say.
Instrumental rock guitar music is one of the few things that really gets white people amped up (Citation: Chapelle Show February 2004). In today’s saturated music market, few rise to the top as masters of their craft. I found one in Canada, and he was gracious enough to share a few words about his latest album, In a Locked Room on the Moon. Please meet Nick Johnston.
I recently chatted with Righteous Vendetta guitarist Justin Olmstead about his favorite piece of gear. The band is currently out on tour in United States and Justin was more than happy to let the PureGrainAudio readers in on the secret to his punishingly-downtuned sound. Here is how the conversation went.
With the release of their sophomore disc Freedom less than a month away, SpiralArms guitarist and vocalist Tim Narducci sat down with me for a quick chat about his favorite piece of gear. Here is what Narducci had to say about the one tool he uses to get his signature hard rock sound.
“Sierra Court Blues” is the debut novel from Lawrence Parlier; a former front man for the heavy metal group The Malevolent. Parlier taps into his music background and constructs a detailed drama based around the troubles and exploits of an up-and-coming heavy metal band. The book’s main character and front man for the band Bo Kineally attempts to juggle family, work, and music with varying degrees of success and soon learns that something has to give.
I recently had the chance to speak with brothers Adrian and Tony Perry of the rock and roll band Deadboots. That last name might sound familiar… and it should because their dad, Joe Perry, is the guitarist for legendary rock band Aerosmith. Even though the Perry’s might have rock royalty in their blood, the brothers’ brand of gritty, blues-oriented rock and roll stands on its own. Here is how the conversation went with the Perry brothers.
We recently had the pleasure of to speak with UK band Charming Liars’ lead guitarist Karnig Manoukian and ask him a few questions about his instrument of choice. Karnig has likely only been improving his skills and technique with his Fender 1975 Starcaster, as Charming Liars have been on the Rockstar Uproar Festival for the past month. In between dates and after the Uproar Festival concludes, Charming Liars will be supporting the Sick Puppies on tour through the Midwest United States. Charming Liars have a new EP out titled New Disorder.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Denver thrash band Havok. Lead guitarist and vocalist Reece Scruggs talked with me about his favorite amp that he uses while on tour.
Guitarist Anthony Crocamo of the California-based heavy metal band Huntress spoke to me recently about the one piece of gear he cannot live without. The timing was perfect because the band has just released their second record, Starbound Beast, and are currently one the road in support thereof. Here is how the conversation went.
Jungle Rot vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise recently took a moment out of his busy Summer touring schedule to speak with me about the band and their latest release, Terror Regime. Since the mid-nineties these guys have been cranking out a steady offering of crushing death metal and with the release of Terror Regime the aural assault continues. Here is how the conversation went.
I recently had a chance to speak with Jason Spencer, guitarist of the seriously hard rocking band, Wilson. The group is getting ready to release their newest offering Full Blast Fuckery on July 9th so I thought I would check in with Spencer and see what his favorite piece of gear is. Here is what he had to say about his guitar!
I was able to catch up with Mark Aceves, bassist for the San Francisco based rock act Zed, to discuss his favorite piece of gear. The group recently released a new disc, Desperation Blues, and I was interested to find out what Aceves used to achieve his signature sound on the record. Here is what he had to say.