Benjamin T. Mainwaring
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Benjamin T. Mainwaring

UK based writer covering all things blackened & unholy

Owner of Pretty Hate Records

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Dead To A Dying World is an epic-crust/black metal band based in Texas. 2018 saw the band release a re-imagination of their debut record, Reprise. We spoke to the band to get find out what led to this look into the past and what the future holds for them: Let’s start

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Bismuth are a two-piece drone band based in the UK. This past year saw them release one of the finest sludge/doom records of 2018 in The slow dying of the Great Barrier Reef. We caught up with the band to talk about how such a beautiful piece of art came

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre arrive in Bristol (England) on a stormy October Sunday (14/10/2018) to the suitably dingy backdrop of the excellent Motion music venue. Over the next two hours, BJM will deliver an awe inspiring performance that drives the electric capacity crowd to moments of pure ecstasy. Tonight’s set

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Private World are a new band based out of Cardiff, Wales. They have just released their stunning debut EP ‘Passage’ via Burning Rose Records. In a short space of time, they have established themselves as one of the most interesting bands in the Cardiff scene – blending gorgeous 80’s inspired,

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Steve Zing was born Steven Paul Grecco in New Jersey in June of 1964. A childhood friend of members of the Misfits – he later became the drummer of the legendary and highly influential Samhain. After leaving the band in July 1985, he went on to play in several key

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For those unfamiliar, Rata Negra (translated as Black Rat) is a three-piece (including members of Juanita y Los Feos and La Urs) Spanish-language melodic punk band from Madrid, Spain. They create high-paced, raw, yet catchy punk with an anthemic quality. Their new record, ‘Justicia Cósmica’ is a masterclass in melody

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