Archives by: Paul Castles

Paul Castles

0 comments

About the author

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

Paul Castles Posts

Review: Ols ”Widma” [Pagan Records]

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Ols ”Widma” [Pagan Records]

Interview: MORK

Written interviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Interview: MORK

Six more bands heading to Bloodstock 2020

News Upcoming gigs/fests
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Six more bands heading to Bloodstock 2020

Interview: The Infernal Sea

Written interviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Interview: The Infernal Sea

Bloodstock 2020 – Opening Party Night Line-up Confirmed

News
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Bloodstock 2020 – Opening Party Night Line-up Confirmed

Hatebreed Among the Latest Additions To Bloodstock 2020

News
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Hatebreed Among the Latest Additions To Bloodstock 2020

Review: Porta Nigra “Schöpfungswut” [Soulseller Records]

Reviews
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. ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Porta Nigra “Schöpfungswut” [Soulseller Records]

Review: SVARTTJERN “Shame Is Just A Word” [Soulseller Records]

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: SVARTTJERN “Shame Is Just A Word” [Soulseller Records]

Review: 1349 ”The Infernal Pathway” [Season of Mist Records]

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: 1349 ”The Infernal Pathway” [Season of Mist Records]

Review: Gurthang ”Ascension” [Immortal Frost Productions]

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Gurthang ”Ascension” [Immortal Frost Productions]

Festival Report: Damnation Fest @ Leeds- UK 2019

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Festival Report: Damnation Fest @ Leeds- UK 2019

Review: Opeth ”In Cauda Venenum” [Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Records]

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Opeth ”In Cauda Venenum” [Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Records]

Judas Priest and Behemoth Headline Bloodstock 2020

News
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Judas Priest and Behemoth Headline Bloodstock 2020

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

Reviews
  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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Mgla ”Age of Excuse” [No Solace Records]

Review: Serpens Luminis “Bright Euphoria” [Goathorned Productions]

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Serpens Luminis “Bright Euphoria” [Goathorned Productions]

Review: Mortem “Ravnsvart“

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Mortem “Ravnsvart“

Festival Report: Bloodstock Open Air 2019

Reviews
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on Festival Report: Bloodstock Open Air 2019

5 Black Metal bands to catch at Bloodstock

News
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 ...
Read more Comments Off on 5 Black Metal bands to catch at Bloodstock

Countdown To Bloodstock Open Air 2019

News
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) ...
Read more Comments Off on Countdown To Bloodstock Open Air 2019

Review: Total Fucking Destruction ”#USA4TFD” [Give Praise Records]

Reviews
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. ...
Read more Comments Off on Review: Total Fucking Destruction ”#USA4TFD” [Give Praise Records]

Grand Sounds Promotion - one of EU leading promo agencies since 2012!
Visit our website - https://grandsounds.net/