Ever heard the term “post-grunge” used to describe your favorite band? Over the years, this term has become quite common to describe the wave of alternative rock bands that came along in the mid-1990s and the early part of the twenty-first century after the grunge craze of the early 1990s led by the likes of Nirvana, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden. Without a doubt one of the most prominent post-grunge outfits has been…

Eve To Adam have built a reputation and a strong following through constant gigging and making themselves accessible to their fans whether after a show or via their strong presence on the internet and sites such as MySpace. With the release of their debut CD Queens to Eden, Eve to Adam have set out on a mission to bring their brand of rock and roll to as many people as possible. The CD rocks with the best of them and the band…

As is customary with BIG summer festivals, the Warped Tour made its appearance in Canada again this year! With a huge bill and a a long day of heavy rocking, PureGrain staff were able to meet up with Still Remains frontman T.J. Miller and find a quiet spot (onboard their shared tour bus) to talk about the tour itself, their new album The Serpent, their pending tour with Aiden, and some deep philosophical talk about… MUSIC!!!

Though interviewer Spencer Matulaitis had barely heard of Simon Dawes, it was obvious that he was stoked on seeing them open for Incubus. Check out how the meet and greet with this up and coming band went when they hit up Toronto late Summer 2007, at the Molson Amphitheatre.

The Summer is ALWAYS all about BIG tours and festivals. You know those all day shows that make you want to call in sick to work and rock the EFF out! Well Warped Tour happened to be the most recent big day out and we caught up with As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa to see what was up. On their cooled bus, Nick told us about touring mishaps, details about the new album An Ocean Between Us, info on coming tours, air-guitaring, and how to dance at an AILD show!!!

For our last installment of the SOTU ’07 viderviews we have a nice lil one lined up with This Is Hell guitarist Rick Jimenez. In a noisy cafeteria just next to the Kool Haus venue in Toronto, Canada, we caught up with the band and subsequently spoke to the hardcore axe-man in brief. Rick was a super-nice dude and gave us some great insight into the band’s hardcore roots, their split 7 inch with Toronto’s own Cancer Bats, and how stoked he was to be hitting up Europe soon after the band’s SOTU dates ended.

You all know that this summer SOTU ’07 demolished the whole North American content! Well, we caught up with an equally devastating group in Job For A Cowboy and spoke with frontman Jonny Davy and guitarist Bobby Thompson just outside the Kool Haus on a grassy knoll. The guys answered questions about their latest music video, new album Genesis, and a whole lot more including tour plans for the rest of the year! Enjoy ya’ll!

Very few punk bands crack into the mainstream and even less of them do it with a political message. Chicago’s Rise Against have screamed for political activism and social responsibility since 1999, but it wasn’t until the release of their major label debut, Siren Song of the Counter Culture, that they did it on a mass scale. The album sold in excess of 500,000 copies and introduced their viewpoint and ideals to a whole new audience.

On June 27th, in a windy alley outside of the dingy-but-fun venue known as the Reverb in Toronto, Canada, we had the pleasure of briefly chatting with The Red Chord’s frontman Guy Kozowyk. In the interview, Guy told us about the band’s new album Prey For Eyes, the lack of fights on tour, bus breakdowns (what else is new), new guitarists, and most importantly… the answer to the question, “whose toast is it?”

On June 27th, Toronto, Canada was devastated with one hell of a Metal show. There was carnage everywhere, legs and arms flying around, and sweat, spit and blood pouring all over people. It was BRUTAL! During 5 seconds of quiet, we managed to grab All Shall Perish frontman Hernan “Eddie” Hermida and ask him several things about new material, Euro-tours, and BEER! Oh and there was a stupid seagull!