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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For those unfamiliar with Constant Mongrel, they are a punk band based in Melbourne, Australia. This is a band clearly influenced by 1980s darkwave/post-punk but with their own unique, fresh take on the sound that brings it kicking and screaming into the modern age. Constant Mongrel have been around for

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MAGGOT HEART has just released its incredible debut album, “Dusk To Dusk” through Berlin-based imprint Teratology Sound & Vision. CVLT Nation caught up with the mastermind of Maggot Heart, Swedish guitarist/singer Linnéa Olsson (former member of BEASTMILK, GRAVE PLEASURES, SONIC RITUAL and THE OATH) to find out what exactly inspired

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Berlin’s infamous noise rock squad CUNTROACHES will be unleashing their first ever vinyl release through Teratology Sound & Vision and Instruments Of Discipline on July 20th. After their insane show in Cardiff, Wales earlier this year, CVLT Nation caught up with the band to find out exactly what it is

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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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