Benjamin T. Mainwaring
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Benjamin T. Mainwaring

UK based writer covering underground Punk / Post-Punk / Goth / Industrial / Black Metal.
Lover of all things dark & unholy.
Founder of Pretty Hate Records.

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Earlier this year, Dawn Ray’d released the critically acclaimed The Unlawful Assembly on Prosthetic Records and since then they’ve taken their incredible live show on the road and been making quite the name for themselves in the process. In a time that is seeing a distressing rise of right wing

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Buffalo Bar is the venue as Cardiff welcomes New York’s Uniform for a second time on a particularly miserable May evening in the Welsh Capital. At this point locals are genuinely starting to question whether the winter will ever end… Tonight, we have a superbly balanced / mixed bill (from

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It’s April in Cardiff and the spring has yet to reveal itself in the Welsh Capitol.  Luckily, tonight’s show fits perfectly with the grim, dreary weather outside.     London’s Scrap Brain are first on tonight’s bill and attack the audience with their dissonant brand of noise-punk.  Since releasing their

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Cardiff is the capital of Wales (UK), and although a small city by most standards, it is a metropolis crammed full of heart and passion. It’s quite unique for a variety of reasons: its inner city castle and National Stadium make it a hugely exciting city for tourists, and the

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  Emerging from the darkness in early 2016 and spat out of their native Houston, Lace are a blend of vitriolic hardcore and bitter, abrasive post-punk designed to tear down the world around them. Bursting onto the scene playing a brand of aggressive, lo-fi hardcore, Lace began to earn fans

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DRAB MAJESTY Plus: Dune Messiah, Private World. The Moon, Cardiff. 14.02.2018 In 2017 Drab Majesty unleashed their newest work The Demonstration onto the world and it didn’t take long for it to become clear it would be one of the stand out records of 2017. The UK had been eagerly

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