Paul Hutchings

WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER
Paul's first three gigs were when he was 12. Saxon, Thin Lizzy and UFO made him a Metal Head for life. He has written for over a decade for numerous sites, including Moshville Times, Powerplay Magazine and The Razors Edge.


Paul now reviews interviews and photographs for MetalTalk and Musipedia of Metal, with occasional work for other sites.

Paul is part of The Miserable Metal Mind Podcast and in-house tog at The Patriot – The Home of Rock, Crumlin, South Wales. He often says his favourite band is Rush, followed by Opeth and Motörhead.

Lee Aaron / Canada’s Metal Queen Continues To Surprise

Album Review: Lee Aaron: Tattoo Me reimagines classics with a twist. From Zeppelin to Hole, her smoky vocals and fresh takes breathe new life into old favorites. Words: @hutchie224 @leeaaron.music @metalvillerecords

Interview: Lee Aaron Dives Into Covers On Tattoo Me

Interview: Lee Aaron - Tattoo Me features unique covers from Fleetwood Mac to Led Zeppelin, showcasing her interpretation of classic hits with a twist. Interview: @hutchie224 @leeaaron.music @metalvillerecords

Pantheïst Reignite Doom Metal At Newports The Pit

Gig Review: Pantheïst - The Drowning - Phantom Droid - The Pit at McCanns Rock Bar, Newport - 22 March 2024. Finally a soupcon of recognition for years of hard work. Words And Photography: @hutchie224 @pantheistband @drowningwales @phantom_droid_band

Coffin Storm / The Feisty Doom-tinged Metal Of Arcana Rising

Album Review: Coffin Storm – Arcana Rising (Peaceville). A work of many years, Coffin Storm's debut is an album that every fan of Doom-tinged Metal should hear. Words: @hutchie224 @coffin_storm @peacevillerecords

Preacher Stone / The Succulent Classic Southern Style Of V

Album Review: Discover the fifth Preacher Stone album V, a high-quality classic Southern rock blend with soulful vocals, searing lead work, and lush keyboards. Words: @hutchie224 @preacherstone

Necrophobic Show Their Relevance With Stunning Tenth Album

Album Review: Necrophobic – In The Twilight Grey (Century Media). Without doubt as ferocious and powerful as anything the band has ever released. Stunning. Words: @hutchie224 @necrophobic.official @centurymediarecords

Sanguinem / New Single Suggests Positive Future For New Blood Alumni

Sanguinem - Fragments Of Nothing is a brooding beast, one that improves on repeat plays. Words: @hutchie224 @sanguinemmetal

Pantheïst / Underground Status Belies Their Quality And Class

The remarkable EP Kings Must Die by Pantheist, a blend of doom-laden riffs and operatic vocals. A band whose underground status belies their quality and class. Words: @hutchie224 @pantheistband

Skeletal Remains Deliver A Level Of Death Metal That Few Meet

Album Review: Skeletal Remains – Fragments Of The Ageless (Century Media). The bludgeoning impact of a fierce Death Metal LP that demands respect and attention. Words: @hutchie224 @skeletalremainsofficial @centurymediarecords

Judas Priest Show Their Firepower In An Album Full Of Crunching Metal Anthems

Album Review: Judas Priest – Invincible Shield (Epic Records). Release Date: 8 March 2024. Is this one of the finest Judas Priest albums in recent years? Words: @hutchie224 @epicrecords @epicrecordsuk @judaspriest

Paul Hutchings

WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER
Paul's first three gigs were when he was 12. Saxon, Thin Lizzy and UFO made him a Metal Head for life. He has written for over a decade for numerous sites, including Moshville Times, Powerplay Magazine and The Razors Edge.


Paul now reviews interviews and photographs for MetalTalk and Musipedia of Metal, with occasional work for other sites.

Paul is part of The Miserable Metal Mind Podcast and in-house tog at The Patriot – The Home of Rock, Crumlin, South Wales. He often says his favourite band is Rush, followed by Opeth and Motörhead.

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