James Parry-Smith

James Parry-Smith

Co-Managing Editor, UK/EU (Derbyshire, England, UK)
- Eternal nineties metal kid from London with a penchant for extreme music and HM-2 clamour. My first-ever gig at the age of sixteen was Napalm Death, At The Gates and Crowbar - a baptism of fire that set in stone a lifelong love of metal and general noisiness. Writing for numerous online publications over the years (including Broken Amp and Cvlt Nation) has now led me to PGA, where the adventure and the quest for world domination will surely continue!
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This month’s 190 Proof artist, Scattered Hamlet bring the southern rock groove and outlaw country attitude in equal measures - bald eagles and Harle…
By on Aug 30, 2019
After a life-changing 18 months since the release of his third album, Death & Glory, we spoke at length with Hungarian synthwave artist Lazerpunk as h…
By on Aug 29, 2019
Aussie’s ripping rock quartet, Airbourne have confirmed an October 25th release of their fifth studio album Boneshaker via Spinefarm Records. Loads o…
By on Aug 27, 2019
The award-winning and genre-defying Muddy Roots Music Festival is back for its tenth incarnation in Cookeville, Tennessee between August 30th and Sep…
By on Aug 19, 2019
Tongue-in-cheek glam rockers Steel Panther release new video taken from upcoming album Heavy Metal Rules and announce 27-date US & Canada tour!
By on Aug 12, 2019
London’s prestigious Indie Daze festival returns this October to the Kentish Town Forum for its sixth instalment, with Therapy?, Swervedriver, Utah S…
By on Aug 01, 2019
With a no-holds-barred, dirty rock‘n’roll debut album, The Hex and the Healer, now under their belts, Johannesburg, South Africa-based hell-raisers H…
By on Feb 28, 2019
With the new year already in full swing, it’s time to punk things up with Danish rockers The NimbWits - January’s “190 Proof” artist of the month! Fi…
By on Jan 29, 2019
Fancy some spiky, quirky art-punk with a distinct mod twist and a bucket-load of energy? Step up, Perennial. With debut album The Symmetry of Autumn…
By on Jan 22, 2019
After a prolific 2018 with a full-length, three EPs and a split EP, Baton Rouge quintet Thou continue to live outside any presupposed musical confine…
By on Jan 17, 2019

9 / 10

Fa Ia! Ia! Hold those year-end lists, death metal fans, for H.P. Lovecraft devotees Sulphur Aeon are rising from the depths as the year prepares to d…
By on Dec 22, 2018
As we bring November to a close soon, let us get you better acquainted with our “190 Proof” artist of the month, hardcore and punk band American Stan…
By on Nov 26, 2018
PRIZING: ONE (1) lucky fan will win two FREE tickets to the London (UK) show at The Dome on Friday November 16th, 2018!
By on Nov 03, 2018
On the verge of both a European tour with Mono and the release of A Storm of Light’s new album Anthroscene, artist, multi-instrumentalist and compose…
By on Sep 30, 2018

8 / 10

Portland melodic black metallers UADA deliver a sophomore album full of energy and songwriting prowess that sets a high bar for the genre in 2018.
By on Jun 01, 2018
We spoke with Australian metallers Solace in Exile about their intricate writing process, metal meets musicals, and shouting expletives at audiences.…
By on May 18, 2018
After the success of their previous collaboration Skuggsjá, Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) have collaborated once again on impo…
By on Feb 19, 2018
On April 27th, Sacramento doom lords CHRCH will release new album Light Will Consume Us All via Neurot Recordings. Artwork, track-listing and tour da…
By on Feb 09, 2018
On April 27th, Scottish duo Midas Fall will release new album Evaporate via Monotreme Records (65daysofstatic, Sleepmakeswaves) - the title track is…
By on Feb 08, 2018
GOLD release remix EP plus video, with all proceeds to be donated to the preservation of the critically endangered white-backed vulture.
By on Feb 01, 2018

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