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Paul Castles
Living in the 'birthplace of metal' - Birmingham, UK - Paul Castles has been covering the extreme metal scene for many years.

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Review: Ols ”Widma” [Pagan Records]

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Multi-talented Polish solo artist Anna Maria Oskierko created Ols as an outlet for her haunting and holistic songs. While gentle in delivery, Ols’ ritualistic pagan prose makes for captivating ...
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Interview: MORK

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With its roots reaching back in time to the birth of Norwegian Black Metal, innovative solo project Mork remains one of the leading dark lights of the current ...
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Six more bands heading to Bloodstock 2020

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BLOODSTOCK has confirmed six more outstanding bands to the UK’s premier summer metal fest.  Not only that, the festival has a brand new charity partner this year.  Read ...
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Interview: The Infernal Sea

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UK masked Black Metal mavericks The Infernal Sea talk to Paul Castles about touring, plans for the new album and the mysterious Agents of Satan… How did the ...
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Bloodstock 2020 – Opening Party Night Line-up Confirmed

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Are you a BLOODSTOCK regular? Perhaps you’re thinking of going for the first time, or you’ve tested the waters before with a day ticket just to see what you ...
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Hatebreed Among the Latest Additions To Bloodstock 2020

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BLOODSTOCK have taken the wraps off seven more acts for the UK’s best metal weekender. Sunday’s headliner on the Sophie Lancaster stage will be none other than Connecticut ...
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Review: Porta Nigra “Schöpfungswut” [Soulseller Records]

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German black metal mavericks Porta Nigra earned plenty of favourable reviews four years ago for their sophomore album Kaiserschnitt. Well its successor Schöpfungswut is an equally opulent offering. ...
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Review: SVARTTJERN “Shame Is Just A Word” [Soulseller Records]

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While not quite as widely recognised as some of their black metal Satan-worshipping compatriots, such as say 1349, Norway’s Svarttjern have nevertheless made their presence felt with five ...
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Review: 1349 ”The Infernal Pathway” [Season of Mist Records]

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As any Black Metal fan will tell you ‘Santa’ is an anagram of ‘Satan’ – and if anyone is seeking some yuletide engagement with the cloven-hoofed later in ...
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Review: Gurthang ”Ascension” [Immortal Frost Productions]

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Polish punishment crew Gurthang have managed to shoehorn six albums in to the past decade, Ascension being the latest. Originally a solo project, things have since evolved to ...
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Festival Report: Damnation Fest @ Leeds- UK 2019

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The UK’s Damnation Fest is held every year at Leeds University. This year offered a standout selection of black metal acts. Paul Castles saw them in action with ...
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Review: Opeth ”In Cauda Venenum” [Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Records]

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Few bands have evolved in quite the way Opeth have during their illustrious career. The one time darlings of the doom tinged death metal scene injected the kind ...
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Judas Priest and Behemoth Headline Bloodstock 2020

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BEHEMOTH and JUDAS PRIEST complete the BLOODSTOCK 2020 headliners – joining Devin Townsend as the main stage bill-toppers at the UK’s No.1 outdoor metal meeting. The mighty BEHEMOTH are set ...
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