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.

Cruachan craft the definitive Folk Metal release of 2023

Album review - Cruachan - The Living And The Dead may be Cruachan's most masterful work to date. Few would argue its the definitive Folk Metal release of 2023. Words: @hitchie224 @cruachan_official @despotzrecords

Blind River and Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters level The Patriot

Gig Review - Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters - Blind River - The Patriot - 18 March 2023. Two bands, fiesty, building momentum, and an absolute must-see. Words and Photography: @hutchie224 @bbatbdofficial @beth_blade @blindriveruk @patriothomeofrock

Wardress / Resurrected German Metallers direct vibrant old-school credentials

Album Review - Wardress – Metal ‘Til The End (MDD Records). Well played and with a vibrant energy that is infectious, there’s plenty you can enjoy if you want your Heavy Metal as routine as it comes. @wardressmetal @mdd_records

Night Demon / Exciting conceptual album delivers more on every level

In Outsider, Night Demon bring their A-game and deliver in some style. I, for one, am chomping at the bit to experience these tracks in the live setting. Words: @hutchie224 @irongripheavymetal @nightdemonmetal

Live Review / Conjurer and Celestial Sanctuary challenge Obituary in Camden

Gig Review: Conjurer / Celestial Sanctuary Electric Ballroom, London - 23 February 2023. Paul Hutchings battled through the rammed venue with his camera and pen. Photo: @hutchie224 @conjureruk @celestialsanctuarydeathmetal @electricballroomcamden

Stargazer / Think melodic dream, combining heavy riffs with soaring vocals

Album review: Stargazer – Life Will Never Be The Same (Mighty Music). It's a melodic dream, combining heavy riffs with the soaring vocals of Tore André Helgemo. Words: @hutchie224 @stargazer_thehardrockband @mightymusicdk

Enslaved / Heimdal is truly an album for all times

Norwegian legend's excellent 16th release weaves a mysterious tale steeped in Norse mythology. Words: @hutchie224 @enslavedofficial @nuclearblastrecords

Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve smash devoted Cardiff Arena

Alien Weaponry - Employed To Serve - Cardiff International Arena - 17 February 2023. Two bands that the Cardiff crowd will be with every step of the way. Photo: @photos.bygeoo Words: @hutchie224 @alienweaponry @employedtoserve @cardiffinternationalarena

Gojira / Destined to join the next Download headline collective

Gojira - Cardiff International Arena - 17 February 2023 - The full evolution of a band surely destined to stand as the next Download headline collective. Photo: @photos.bygeoo Words: @hutchie224 @gojiraofficial @cardiffinternationalarena

Insomnium / Anno 1696 a phenomenal release in a year of incredible music

Insomnium / Melancholic Finns draw on nightmarish inspiration for album number nine. Anno 1696 a phenomenal release in a year of incredible music. Words: @hutchie224 @insomniumofficial @centurymediarecords

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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