Lead guitarist of the metal group Cradle of Filth. Also a graphic artist, he created a project called "Vomitorium: The Dark Art Of Cindy Frey And Paul Allender."
As a teenager, he was more interested in martial arts than in playing guitar.
During a 2009 concert, an audience member threw a piece of hard candy onto the stage and hit Allender in the spine, seriously injuring him.
He grew up near Colchester, England.
He and Vegard Tveitan both had careers as extreme metal musicians.