Dennis Jarman

Full time downtrodden album/gig reviewer and part time rock God!

Ted Nugent – Ultralive Ballisticrock.

I’ve been a fan of Ted Nugent for at least 35 years, bought all his albums and 6 of these  have been live  so to me it seemed a strange decision to release another one especially as the concert was recorded over 2 years ago on his I Still Believe …

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Metalwave UK – Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex, 05/10/2013

So was getting up at 5am to catch a 6.30am train from Crewe to Purfleet,Essex for a gig worth the effort? It certainly was and i’d do it again at the drop of a hat if there is (and hopefully there will be) another Metalwave UK in 2014! Billed as …

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Gary Moore – Back On The Streets (expanded CD reissue).

When my promo copy of Back On The Streets arrived it was like a visit from an old friend! I had the vinyl format many years ago but mislaid it and never replaced it. It is hard to believe it was released almost 35yrs ago,produced by Chris Tsangarides and Gary …

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Warlord UK – We Die As One.

Since their formation in 1996,Birmingham based death metallers Warlord UK have weathered a storm which would have finished most bands but Mark White (the only original member left) has not been beaten even though they are now without a major record deal and being made to change their name from …

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Moonbow – The End Of Time.

If you like stoner rock with demolition ball dynamics like the very best of Kyuss,The Sword and Fu Manchu then the debut album from Moonbow will make your speakers vibrate until they disintegrate! Formed in 2010 by lead vocalist Matt Bischoff,Kentucky based Moonbow have delivered 7 songs that should surely …

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Onslaught – “VI”

If ever the name of a band can describe their music then Onslaught certainly fit the bill judging by the ferocity of the material on their 6th studio album aptly titled “VI”. There have been some excellent thrash metal albums released in 2013 and “VI” is a worthy addition to …

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Uli Jon Roth – The Box, Crewe – 17/08/2013

Uli Jon Roth – The Box, Crewe – 17/08/2013

2013 has been  a very busy year for Uli Jon Roth with over 100 gigs scheduled and he made his second visit in 12 months to The Box in Crewe last Saturday. It was the first of 2 gigs in 2 days (the other at the Diamond in Sutton-In-Ashfield) before …

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Marc Bolan at the BBC – 6CD box set.

Even though i was brought up on early 1970’s glam rock, I only ever bought the odd 45rpm single by Marc Bolan now and then so after all these years the chance to make up for lost time by reviewing this stunning 6CD boxset was welcomed. The boxset is made …

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Reuben Archer’s Personal Sin.

Album of the year and it is only August? You betcha and I’d even put my house on it (even tho it is rented). Reuben Archer,currently handling lead vocals with Stampede has taken some time out to record a solo album called Personal Sin with fellow Stampede member,guitarist Rob Wolverson …

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Headbangers Balls – Manchester Club Academy, 03/08/2013

Gig reviews for Planetmosh are posted in a section called Event Reviews and the Headbangers Balls gig is worthy of being called an event and not just a gig due to the reasons behind it. The tour consists of 12 UK dates on weekends between July 12th to August 17th …

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Annihilator – Feast

You have to admire the tenacity of Jeff Waters,lead guitarist and founder of Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator. He formed Annihilator in 1984 and although he will never reach the upper echelons of the so called Big 4 he has earned a lot of respect from fans and bands that …

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Anvil interview, Cathouse, Glasgow 28th July 2013

Prior to Anvils show at the Glasgow Cathouse i was given the chance to interview Robb Reiner and Lips to  talk about their new album Hope In Hell and their current tour as well as other topics. AnvilGlasJuly2013             .           …

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X-Ufo – The Box,Crewe,21/07/2013

X-Ufo – The Box,Crewe,21/07/2013

It is a testament to X-Ufo’s professionalism that this gig even went ahead as there were more band members onstage than punters in the crowd. Whether or not it was due to the fact it was Sunday night,i would of thought more than 3 would have turned up to see …

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Firewind – Apotheosis Live 2012.

June 24th 2013 was a very important day for the Greek melodic power metal band Firewind as their earthshaking live album Apotheosis was released via Century Media Records. It contains 17 songs (19 on the digital format) taken from their 7 studio albums to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Apotheosis was …

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Warlord UK – Rock Zombie,Dudley,12/07/2013.

Warlord UK – Rock Zombie,Dudley,12/07/2013.

My first live encounter with Warlord UK was on a 9 band bill called the Full Thrash Assault at the Snooty Fox in Wakefield a few months ago and their mix of brutal death metal with precision speed metal riffing was a real ear and eye opener, so when i …

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Autopsy interview with Chris Reifert – July 2013

I recently had the opportunity to ask Chris Reifert,frontman and drummer with Autopsy a few questions about the band and their new album The Headless Ritual. Throughout your career you have remained with Peaceville Records. I assume they are happy with you and vice versa. Yeah, 25 years later here …

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Autopsy – The Headless Ritual

It is ironic that a record label called Peaceville release albums as heavy as Autopsy make but thanks to them Autopsy’s 6th full length studio album The Headless Ritual was unleashed on June 24th 2013 with a release date of July 2nd in the USA. The jaw dropping album artwork …

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Dio – Magica (Deluxe Edition)

Originally released via Spitfire Records on March 21st 2000,Magica is the latest Dio solo album to get the re-master treatment,this time via Niji Entertainment Group on June 25th 2013 and is eagerly awaited as the original release has been out of print for many years. The original sold over 100,000 …

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