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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: Morto ”Subsistencia Pesimista… Explorando El Concepto Del Vacio” [Black Spark Records]

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This is a wooly hat and gloves affair all right. The crackling cold chill that howls persistently throughout this three-track album from Morto is enough to send a ...
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Review: Banisher “Degrees of Isolation” [Selfmadegod Records]

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If punishing Polish death metal of the kind that Decapitated have been executing with such remorseless elan for almost a quarter of a century stokes your fires, then ...
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Review: Conan/Deadsmoke (split) ”Doom Sessions Vol.1” [Heavy Psych Sounds Records]

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There’s no disguising this one is there? Doom Sessions Vol.1 very much does what it says on the tin. But this is not just doom… oh no, this ...
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Review: Aleah “Aleah” [Svart Records]

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No one wants to start a review with the words ‘posthumous release’ – incredibly sadly that is the case with this self-titled farewell album from Aleah. The sheer ...
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Review: Foetal Juice “Gluttony” [Gore House Production]

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There aren’t many bands who would open an album with “Take Your Face For A Shit”. Fortunately Foetal Juice are one of them. To say these UK sewer ...
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Review: Shodan “Death, Rule Over Us” [Deformeathing Productions]

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Shodan have stepped up the plate with their latest album and promptly smashed it over your head. The pulverising Poles are in destructive mood on their sophomore release. ...
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Review: Sodomisery “The Great Demise” [Testimony Records]

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We’ve all become pretty familiar with majestic melodeath bands from Sweden over the last two or three decades. The birthplace of In Flames, Arch Enemy and At The ...
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Bloodstock 2020 cancelled

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Bloodstock has joined the long list of European metal festivals to have been struck down by the curse of Coronavirus. While the UK’s leading outdoor metal festival will ...
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Review: Ihsahn ”Telemark” [Candlelight Records]

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Telemark is the first of two EP’s to be released this year by the incomparable Ihsahn, this opening offering featuring three of his own compositions with a couple ...
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Review: Telepathy “Burn Embrace” [Svart Records]

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My first encounter with Telepathy was at Desertfest and the cosy confines of The Devonshire Arms – or simply The Dev to regulars. With four stages sprawled across ...
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Review: Downcross “Current Towards End” [Cavum Atrum Rex]

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With four scabrous black metal cuts cocooned into this searing EP, Downcross are as ever in no mood to play games. The Minsk men generated plenty of interest ...
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Bloodstock Clarifies 2020 Event Position + Further Bands Announced

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In these unprecedented times and following the recent cancellation of Download & other May/June festivals, BLOODSTOCK HQ wishes to reassure everyone that currently, this year’s event planning is proceeding with full ...
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Review: Sovereign “Neurotic” [Redefining Darkness Records]

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A brief but nonetheless fulfilling demo has landed courtesy of Norwegian newcomers Sovereign. Neurotic rolls out steak-sized chugs to suggest that a poor prize heffer has been sacrificed ...
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