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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: The Crawling “Wolves and the Hideous White” [Grindscene Records]

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To describe The Crawling as one of the most impressive new bands to emerge from Northern Ireland lately is doing them a disservice. The trio from Lisburn, eight ...
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Review: Anaal Nathrakh ”A New Kind Of Horror” [Metal Blade Records]

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To their fans, Anaal Nathrakh is an entity of almost blinding beauty. To the rest they paint an unbearable soundscape almost written as the aural accompaniment to the apocalypse. ...
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Review: Azaghal ”Valo Pohjoisesta” [Immortal Frost Productions]

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While Immortal Frost Productions provide an invaluable window through which to glimpse new black metal extremities emerging, albeit not quite into the sunlight, that’s not to say that everything ...
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Review: Evilon ”Leviathan” [Wormholedeath Records]

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Swedish newcomers Evilon have announced themselves to the world with an outstanding debut album, full of mystique, Celtic influence and Nordic mythology. When the various pieces of the ...
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Festival report: Bloodstock Open Air 2018

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Bloodstock is the UK’s premiere metal festival, this year attracting a record 18,000 revved up metalheads to the leafy surrounds of Catton Park in Derbyshire. With four stages ...
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Bloodstock Open Air 2018 preview

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For a whole generation of young metalheads Judas Priest is a name that they’ve almost certainly heard of but possibly may not appreciate their full historical contribution to ...
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Review: Árstíðir ”Nivalis”

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Árstíðir – ”Nivalis” (Season of Mist records) With the success of Sólstafir, Auðn, Árstíðir Lífsins along with numerous others, the power and the glory of Icelandic music has ...
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Review: Yob ”Our Raw Heart”

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YOB- ”Our Raw Heart” (Relapse records) Few bands have written such immense doom psalms as Yob in recent years. Their last album left many plenty of us having ...
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Review: Ihsahn ”Ámr”

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Ihsahn – Ámr (Candlelight/Spinefarm records) Anyone naive enough to question whether the fires within Ihsahn’s belly may be starting to quell after a quarter of a century of dining ...
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Review: Primordial “Exile Amongst The Ruins”

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Primordial – “Exile Amongst The Ruins” (Metal Blade records) AA Nemtheanga doesn’t simply write songs. Instead, like storytellers of olde, the Irishman paints pictures so vivid and voluptuous, with grandiose ...
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Review: Memoriam “The Silent Vigil”

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Memoriam – “The Silent Vigil” (Nuclear Blast records) Hailing from the ashes of acclaimed British death metal crews Benediction and Bolt Thrower, Memoriam’s inexorable rise has been sharper ...
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Review: Drudkh – “Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About the Spring)”

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Drudkh – “Їм часто сниться капіж” (They Often See Dreams About the Spring) (Season Of Mist records) Drudkh remain an enigma. Staunchly steadfast to their strict ‘no press, ...
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Review: Jungle Rot ”What Horrors Awaits”

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Jungle Rot – “What Horrors Await” (Victory Records) Special 20 or 25 year anniversary celebration edition reissues are nothing new in the metal world. Jungle Rot have decided ...
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