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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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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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Review: Downfall of Gaia ”Ethic of Radical Finitude” [Metal Blade Records]

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Downfall of Gaia have consistently delivered high-end post black metal since first coming together in 2008. They have rarely dropped the baton since then and in Ethic of Radical ...
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Review: Hecate Enthroned ”Embrace Of The Godless Aeon” [M-Theory Audio Records]

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Hecate Enthroned fans have endured a five-year wait for this album, and Embrace Of The Godless Aeon is also notable for being the band’s first recording with Joe ...
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Review: Ondfødt ”Dodsrikets Kallelse” [Immortal Frost Productions]

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If you’re seeking an icy soundtrack to the winter months that still lie ahead then Dodsrikets Kallelse will not disappoint. This sophomore album from Ondfødt is the latest to drop ...
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Review: Slaegt ”The Wheel Label” [Ván Records]

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Anyone seeking a winter warmer best leave Slaegt alone. There’s a cold blast blowing through their new album The Wheel and the temperature never really rises from the ...
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Review: Eversin “Armageddon Genesi” [My Kingdom Music Records]

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Eversin mark their first decade together by releasing their fourth album, which in all likelihood is their strongest yet. The title of  Armageddon Genesi speaks volumes for the psychological ...
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Review: Immortal “Northern Chaos Gods” (Nuclear Blast)

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It’s never pleasant when a much-loved band split, even more so when this is accompanied by bucket loads of acrimony, petty point-scoring and derision as was the case ...
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