Hywel Davies

Freelance Journalist

For the past few years, I have been thrown into the deep end of music and media journalism. Building myself from the ground up, I have covered a lot of ground in a very short period of time and look to expand my career further into music and media journalism.

To date, I have written for five magazine publications respectively, which include Bass Guitar Magazine, Drummer, Rhythm, Acoustic and Metal Hammer with over 30+ published features to my name.

With a plethora of experience which include reviewing live shows, albums, guitars as well as interviewing some of the worlds leading musicians, including Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Bullet For My Valentine, Korn, Mumford & Sons and many more, no challenge is too great as I meet any obstacle head on.

My enthusiasm for what I do knows no bounds and my ambition to further myself is even greater.

United Kingdom


Bass Guitar Magazine

Stage Time

Unsociably loud, theatrical and bombastic - but that's enough about BGM's Hywel Davies. Here's his little chat with Avenged Sevenfold bassist Johnny Christ


Pedal Punch'd

Metal heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch strike a knockout blow with new album 'Got Your Six'. Furioso drummer Jeremy Spencer talks to Hywel Davies about how double kick...


Tim Commerford on bass gear, taking the mic and Wakrat: 'I've never been in a band like this'

News Guitars Tim Commerford on bass gear, taking the mic and Wakrat: "I've never been in a band like this" Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine returns with a new band,...

Bass Guitar Magazine

Here To Stay

Reginald 'Fieldy' Arvizu of nu-metal titans Korn returns with album number 12, 'The Serenity Of Suffering'. Hywel Davies catches up with the man with the 15-string bass.


Life In The Thrash Lane

Lord of the ride and double bass demon Jason Bittner tells it how it is. The Flotsam And Jetsam stickman speaks to Hywel Davies about his new role and life as a metal drummer.

Bass Guitar Magazine

Knockout Punch

With hands that could crush a human skull to dust, Chris Kael was born to pound out heavy riffs on a bass. Hywel Davies runs for cover.


Maas Effect

Variety is truly the spice of life for drummer Chris Maas. Jazz fan and session player to Mumford & Sons, he is full of surprises. So what else does he have hiding up his sleeve?

Bass Guitar Magazine

Gun Metal

Bullet For My Valentine are bringing humanity's heaviest music from the valleys to a global audience. Hywel Davies meets new bassist Jamie Mathias.


Papa Knows Best

It's been seven years since heavy hitter Tony Palermo joined Papa Roach in the first major line-up change in the band's history. Four albums and a gruelling touring schedule...