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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: 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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Review: Mgla ”Age of Excuse” [No Solace Records]

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  Any black metal fans fortunate enough to be in possession of a ticket for Damnation Festival in Leeds next month is in for a scorched earth treat ...
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Review: Serpens Luminis “Bright Euphoria” [Goathorned Productions]

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Anything that emerges from the dark corridors of Goathorned Productions is likely to be a hellish proposition even for the most committed black metal follower.  Serpens Luminis certainly ...
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Review: Mortem “Ravnsvart“

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If Mortem sound like all your Black Metal nightmares coming together into one stupendous ball of sonic filth and fury then perhaps that’s not altogether surprising. Certainly not ...
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Festival Report: Bloodstock Open Air 2019

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All pictures by: Vivien Varga Next year will mark Bloodstock’s 20th anniversary. Anyone seeking affirmation as to its pre-eminent place among Europe’s elite open air metal festivals only ...
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5 Black Metal bands to catch at Bloodstock

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Bloodstock Open Air is the UK’s best metal festival of the year. While the summer months feature an array of outdoor events BOA caters for the more discerning ...
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Countdown To Bloodstock Open Air 2019

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Tickets are moving fast for the UK’s greatest outdoor metal festival, Bloodstock, so don’t delay if you want one! You can pick up weekend tickets for £145 (+ fees) ...
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Review: Total Fucking Destruction ”#USA4TFD” [Give Praise Records]

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On the off chance that Richard Hoak stops by for a cup of tea it’s probably best not to make him one in your mum’s finest china cup. ...
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Review: Abnormality “Sociopathic Constructs” [Metal Blade records]

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If their first two albums introduced Abnormality to a growing number of admirers, this red hot of a poker follow-up to 2016 release Mechanisms Of Omniscience looks nailed ...
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Review: Inter Arma “Sulphur English” [Relapse Records]

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While Inter Arma may not be the only band playing music as intrinsically heavy as this, their well-defined sound remains quite distinct. Their 2016 release Paradise Gallows was ...
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Review: Árstíðir lífsins ”Saga á Tveim Tungum I: Vápn Ok Viðr” [Van Records]

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Those familiar with Árstíðir lífsins’ 2017 album Heljarkviða may feel the rug has been pulled from under their feet when their first chaotic charges of “Fornjóts synir ljótir ...
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Review: Goat Of Mendes ”Hagzussa – Riding The Fence” [Witches Brew Records]

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If asked to name a favourite German metal band it’s fair to say that such illustrious alumni as Kreator, Destruction and Sodom are likely to spring to mind. But these Teutonic ...
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