Freelance journalist at Metal Hammer, Prog, WhatCulture, The National Student and more. Film Studies student at University of Winchester. Heavy metal maniac. Horror movie aficionado.
Beyond the Pale: An interview with Cradle of Filth
The metal messiah Dani Filth talks costumes, Cryptoriana and playing a metal gig in a church.
#GiveLittleMixABreak proves people’s naivety to the harsh world of touring
While you boycott Little Mix’s management and record label, there are thousands of talented musicians that would kill to be in the girl group’s spot.
Live Review: Cradle of Filth and Savage Messiah @ The Engine Rooms, Southampton, 8/11/2017
Old-school melodies unite with Gothic extremity in this manic double bill.
Festival Review: Holloween
Metalcore heavy-hitters Our Hollow, Our Home lead a stacked hometown bill of Halloween havoc.
Strategic Wankery: An interview with Sons of Apollo
Derek Sherinian and Mike Portnoy are two of the most prolific musicians in rock. And they have another treat for you in the form of Sons of Apollo.
Live review: Alter Bridge and the Parallax Orchestra @ The Royal Albert Hall, London, 3/10/17
The American rock titans play a monster of a set, complete with backing from a full, 52-person orchestra.
Album Review: Satyricon – Deep calleth upon Deep
Mixing extreme music with rock n’ roll, Deep calleth upon Deep could be black metal’s most accessible output yet.
Reappraising Individual Thought Patterns: Extreme metal’s overlooked magnum opus
The fifth album by Florida shredders Death changed the face of extreme music forever.
Reappraising Master of Puppets: A look back at heavy metal’s greatest triumph
To commemorate its impending re-release, we revisit the album that elevated metal, rock and music as a whole.
Album review: Alter Bridge – Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities
The American quartet's biggest show to date is finally immortalised on disc, with some additional B-sides for good measure.
Album Review: Leprous – Malina
A sumptuous slice of rock at its most adventurous and emotional.
Album review: Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
Diverse and gorgeous in equal measure, the fourth record by Caligula’s Horse is a modern prog triumph.
EP review: Arid Wave – Dead Friends
Angsty, grungy and raw, Arid Wave is bringing ‘90s alt rock back in a big way.
Breaking the Habit: A look back at Linkin Park and nu metal
Getting to know the movement that spawned Hybrid Theory, Meteora and some of the most important albums in rock.
Album review: Bad Sign – Live & Learn
Big melodies and even bigger riffs make this a powerhouse of a debut album.
Fearless Sound: An interview with Caligula’s Horse
The experimental Aussies get In Contact with forgotten dreams and subjective art.
Album review: Stone Sour – Hydrograd
After setting the rock world aflame with their House of Gold and Bones albums, does Stone Sour’s sixth record hold up?
Live review: Caligula’s Horse and Brutai @ The Black Heart, London, 28/6/17
A double bill of melodic, progressive rock descends on an unsuspecting London.