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.

MetalTalk Venues / The Patriot, Home Of Rock

Discover the legendary South Wales live venue, The Patriot - Home of Rock. With a rich history since 2001, it's the go-to spot for top bands and a warm welcome. Words and Photography: @hutchie224 @patriothomeofrock

Bloodstock / The Special Festival That Feels Like Home

The magic of Bloodstock Open Air 2023 - a festival that feels like home. @Hutchie224 expresses his love for Bloodstock. @bloodstockopenair Read MetalTalk's 40 articles covering the event and find out what makes it so special.

Paul Hutchings / The Best Of Heavy Metal In 2023

Paul Hutchings - Recapping the Highlights: A Look Back at the Impressive Music and Live Events of 2023 in the World of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal at MetalTalk. Words: @Hutchie224

My ‘Effin Lifeson / Alex Joins Geddy Lee In Portsmouth

My Effin' Life: Rush. Geddy Lee Autobiography Tour: Alex Lifeson joins an intimate evening of stories and reflections at Portsmouth Guildhall - 17 December 2023. Words and Photo: @hutchie224 @geddyimages @thereallerxst @rush @portsmouthguildhall

Frostbite Orckings / First AI-Metal album nothing new or exciting

Album Review: AI generated debut fails to stir the emotions as Frostbite Orckings throw a chill across the land. The Orcish Eclipse is nothing new or exciting. Words: @hutchie224 @frostbiteorckings

Uli Jon Roth / Timeless Talent Is Stunning In Cardiff

Gig Review: Uli Jon Roth - The Globe, Cardiff - 20 November 2023. The great German's first show in Cardiff since 2002 is a delight from start to finish. Words and Photography: @hutchie224 @ulijonroth @theglobecardiff

Black Pyre Return With A Powerful Welsh Black Metal Album

Album Review: Black Pyre - Fall of the Northern Kingdom. Black Pyre returns: with a potent and heady mix of old-school and contemporary Black Metal. Impressive. Words: @hutchie224 @blackpyreband

The Sisters Of Mercy / A Bristol Gothic Masterpiece

Gig Review: The Sisters Of Mercy - The Virginmarys. A Night of Gothic Nostalgia at The Marble Factory. An experience few will have been disappointed with. Words: @hutchie224 Photo: @photos.bygeoo @sistersofmercy_ @thevirginmarys

Zac And The New Men and Dan Byrne / A Night Of Bristol Rock

Gig Review: Dan Byrne - Zac And The New Men - Louisiana, Bristol - 16 November 2023. A Night of Up-and-Coming Stars in a cold night in Bristol. Words and Photography: @hutchie224 @danbyrne__ @zacandthenewmen @louisiana.bristol

Butcher Babies, Ignea and Ghosts Of Atlantis Rock Bristol SWX

Gig Review: The electrifying performances of Butcher Babies, Ignea, and Ghosts Of Atlantis at Fear Factory's show in Bristol SWX. Read the review now. Words; @hutchie224 @butcherbabies @ignea.band @ghostsofatlantisofficial @swxbristol

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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