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After a totally over-indulgent festive period, the cobwebs had accumulated ‘tween the old lugholes and were in need of clearing, so what better place than Telford’s premier rock-oriented pub The Haygate to do the honours. On show were two of Shropshires top bands, Paraletica and Twisted Species, both of whom have great plans for 2012 (none of them involving world domination or invading small oil-rich countries). Paraletica have had a somewhat chequered history, mostly centred around key personnel changes, but have emerged at the other side all the stronger for it. Purveyors of classic ‘thrash’ style metal, much in the style of ‘the big four’ with smidges of Helloween and Kreator, and with a healthy dollop of Judas Priest, Paraletica cracked out a thoroughly entertaining hours worth of hard hitting metal. New vocalist Richard Austin has a great rock voice and puts everything into the performance, and is a great addition to the band. Plans are afoot to start gigging regularly, keep an eye open for them, these bad boys are well worth checking out - Andy Boden


Still working on that hot first release.



Formed originally in 2010 as an eighties cover band, Paraletica are an old school thrash metal band based in Telford, Shropshire, UK. It takes influences from Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Sodom, Kreator and many more.

After the band’s first gig, original vocalist Carl decided that the stress of gigging wasn’t for him, and promptly left the band. The band struggled unsuccessfully to find a replacement over the next 8 months, despite trying out several vocalists. During this time, the band found that it was already beginning to think about doing originals as well as covers. The priority though, was to get gigging, so Mark approached the vocalist from his previous band Pride and Glory to fill in on the mic. temporarily, until a permanent vocalist could be found. Rich agreed and after a few rehearsals decided to join permanently.

Rich fast-tracked learning the set and early in 2012, Paraletica started gigging again with some killer shows in Shropshire and The West Midlands.

Things came to a head and it became apparent that the band was divided about whether to stay as a covers band or to write original material. Rob decided to leave and the band once again finds itself looking for a metal lunatic to complete the line-up…

Previous Members

Carl Smith – Vocals 2010-2011
Rob Blodhemn Engvikson – Rhythm Guitar 2010-2012