Dennis Jarman

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

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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U.D.O – Steelhammer.

Mr Udo Dirkschneider is back! The hard working gravel voiced front man will be releasing the 24th album of his career,surely one of the most prolific writers in metal and his latest solo effort is Steelhammer,released on May 24th 2013 via AFM Records. Many metal fans will know his name …

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M:Pire Of Evil – Crucified.

When a metal band features 2 ex members of Venom, one of whom was in the original line up then you can expect full on metal. Original member Mantas on guitar and Tony “demoltion man” Dolan on vocals/bass released their debut album Hell To The Holy in March 2012, a …

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Airbourne – Black Dog Barking

Love them or hate them  Airbourne are here to stay and if they keep making albums as strong as Black Dog Barking then their future is safe. I’ve been a fan since the release of Running Wild in 2008, seen them many times and they have always destroyed whichever indoor …

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The Ocean – Pelagial.

Once in a while an album will come along and completely blow me away with its sheer intensity. An album that strays away  from a collection of  songs  with the usual verse/chorus/verse/chorus/guitar solo etc.  Pelagial, the 5th studio album from Swiss based band The Ocean is definitely one of those …

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Anvil – Hope In Hell

Anvil began their comeback in 2007 with the self released album This Is Thirteen, the recording of which featured on their acclaimed film  The Story Of Anvil which introduced them to a completely different audience than  they are usually associated with. The doubters wondered if they could keep going as …

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Blanco Diablo – Attack the Fire.

Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 3 piece blues rock band Blanco Diablo have penned 12 hard hitting numbers on their 3rd full length studio album Attack The Fire and when you have the legendary producer Chris Tsangarides in the driving seat then you can do no wrong! Attack The …

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The Wildhearts – Manchester Academy 1, 5/4/2013.

Is there such a thing as a perfect gig? Well after going to them for over 30 years then this one was as close as you can get. A packed venue, a near perfect setlist ( The Wildhearts played the whole of their debut album Earth Vs The Wildhearts for …

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Pyrithion – The Burden Of Sorrow 3 track single.

I would be very surprised if the studio that the debut single by American band Pyrithion was recorded in is still standing judging by the 11 minutes of apocalyptic metal on show here as it crashes and thrashes at phenomenal speed. The studio is owned by Pyrithion vocalist Tim Lambesis, …

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M.A.I.R – Ear Ape Age ep.

 M.A.I.R was formed in Glasgow, August 2010. Their 1st ep followed a year later and since then one line up change with bassist Miranda Bradshaw being added brings us to the present day and the current release of 2nd ep Ear Ape Age. Available on digital download via iTunes it …

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The Self Titled – ‘Defaced’

To say that Kent based metal band The Self Titled have had line up problems is a bit of an understatement. They re-formed in 2010, recorded and recently released their debut album Defaced but the line up that recorded it has undergone 2 losses since then. Lead vocalist Mark Campbell …

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Antari – Symbolic Revolver (single)

Symbolic Revolver is a taster from the forthcoming studio album Campaigns Of Misinformation due in 2013 from St.Austell based metallers Antari. After numerous line up changes since their formation in November 2010 they are now ready to forge ahead and judging by the anger shown on Symbolic Revolver, it would …

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A Million Miles – What’s Left Behind

Whats Left Behind, the debut album from Hamburg based band A Million Miles is a very very impressive piece of work to say the least, containing 11 tracks of varying styles but with their own stamp firmly in place. The vocals of Mona Miluski give the band an edge similar …

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Sodom – Epitome Of Torture.

Formed in 1982, Sodom have rightfully earned their place in the top 3 German thrash metal bands along with Destruction and Kreator. Destruction released Spiritual Genocide in Nov.2012 and Kreator preceded that with Phantom Antichrist in June. Both albums showed they were still on top form so it is left …

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Lets Play God – Survival Of The Twisted ep

There must be something in the water in Glasgow judging by the recording of the Survival Of The Twisted ep by Lets Play God. 4 short, sharp pieces of feral metal are delivered with utter conviction. It will be released on March 14th 2013 and can be pre-ordered from LetsPlayGod.NET/Store. …

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Nightfall interview with Efthimis Karadimas – February 2013

I recently  emailed Efthimis Karaimas,founder member of Nightfall to discuss the band and their latest studio album Cassiopeia.     Can you introduce Nightfall to the readers, please? Hello Dennis and thanks for your time mate. Nightfall is an artistic vehicle running for about 22 years now, or 8,000 days …

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Hatriot interview – February 2013

 I recently had the opportunity to email interview Nick,Cody and Kosta from the thrash metal band Hatriot fronted by Steve Souza,ex vocalist from Testament and Exodus. For a debut album Hatriot sound very tight. Are you pleased with how the album turned out? Thank you very much.  We are very …

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Dio – Dream Evil (Deluxe Edition)

Dream Evil, the 4th solo album by Ronnie James Dio has been given the deluxe edition treatment by Universal Music as they did last year with Ronnie’s 1st 3 solo albums Holy Diver, Last In Line and Sacred Heart. To some it may seem like a cash in as Ronnie …

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