Dennis Jarman

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

Lord Volture – Will To Power.

Dutch power metallers Lord Volture have certainly been prolific with their recorded output since forming in 2009. In the space of just 5 years they have released their debut ‘Beast Of Thunder’ in 2010, ‘Never Cry Wolf’ the following year and  Setember 12th 2014 will see the European release of …

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Jonestown – The Erebus and the Terror E.P

Brighton based Jonestown have created a 4 track EP which is certainly not easy listening but in a good way. Not the sort of music you have in the background but something you have to totally immerse  into the lyrics of vocalist Harley Anderson. Every lyric seems to be a …

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Bloodstock Open Air – Thursday (August 7th) by Dennis.

Bloodstock is thankfully here with us once again with another 4 days of true metal but before the 3 main days the Sophie Lancaster stage hosts 5 bands on Thursday night, highlighting the wealth of UK metal.  Opening act  Stoke On Trent based Balls Deep wasted no time in stamping …

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Vardis – Rock And Blues Fest, Pentrich, July 25th 2014 by Dennis at PlanetMosh.

The resurgence of Vardis has been well documented and to use one of their song titles, 2014 has certainly seen them ‘Steamin’ Along’. I caught them last at their first gig since they reformed in March at Brofest in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Since then they have played at the prestigious …

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S.O.S Festival – Day 1- 19/07/2014 – Radcliffe Civic, Manchester.

So, my second low key festival in July and as with Les-Fest in Scotland a few weeks earlier, came away completely blown away by the wealth of known and unknown talent on display. S.O.S Festival is now in it’s seventh year, set up by Rocksector Records owners Lynne Hampson and …

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Stallion interview with Pauly – July 2014

PlanetMosh’s Dennis caught up with the band and here is what transpired 1: For people new to Stallion, When and where was the band formed? Pauly: Äxxl (Guitars) and me started the band in 2013 but we always had the dream of STALLION since we have been sharing a flat …

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Stallion – Rise And Ride.

Hailing from Southern Germany barely 12 months ago, 5 piece band Stallion already have a set full of strong songs. Their 1st demo was recorded in June 2013, a 6 track EP was released in October and in September 2014 their 10 track thrashtastic debut album Rise And Ride will …

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Krokus – Long Stick Goes Boom (Live From Da House Of Rust).

I’ve been a fan of Krokus for well over 30yrs and have always loved their songs with dodgy lyrics and AC/DC sounding riffs. This is their 3rd live album and it’s that good has gone onto the list of my favourite live albums ever. It really is a fan’s dream …

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Ted Nugent – Shut Up & Jam.

Even the most long standing Ted Nugent fan(myself included) realise he will probably never write another ‘Stranglehold’ or ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ again and his political beliefs and hunting have taken more of his time than his recorded output over the last decade or so. ‘Shut Up & Jam’ follows a …

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Les-Fest 3 Day 1 – Friday Review by Dennis

This was my first time attending Les Fest and this year’s event had been moved to a new location, Wiston Lodge situated in South Lanarkshire. Following a 4+ hour train journey from Crewe to Glasgow + connecting train to Lanark, then a 25 minute car journey, with an hours sleep …

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Les-Fest 3 Day 2 – Saturday Review by Dennis

Another day of glorious sunshine! Who needs an alarm clock when your first band of the day Bacchus Baracus are doing their sound check at 10.30am? Half asleep I trundled down to the marquee just as they started their set and was knocked back by a wall of feedback drenched …

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Les-Fest 3 Day 3 – Sunday Review by Dennis

So Sunday is here, the 3rd and unfortunately the last day of Les-Fest 3, easily one of the best, if not the best outdoor festival I’ve attended. Perfect location, food was of high quality and reasonably priced, accommodation was second to none, the bar was also reasonably priced and Les-Fest …

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Nightmare – The Aftermath.

If I was to name any French rock/metal bands I would only know Trust, Gojra or Shakin Street and now there is Nightmare, a very welcome addition to the list. I don’t really know why they have not crossed my path before as they were formed way back in 1979 …

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The Deep – Demo.

Well this is the second NWOBHM band I have reviewed this week with them having to  both alter their names. The first was Weapon UK and now we have The Deep with a top drawer 4 track EP. An early version of The Deep came about in the early 80’s …

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Weapon UK – Rising From The Ashes.

A very apt title for an album befitting the turbulent career of UK veteran NWOBHM stalwarts Weapon UK. In an ideal world I would be able to call them by their original name Weapon, which is what they were known as when I first saw them support Motorhead in 1980 …

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Death Dealer – War Master.

Ross The Boss (Ross Friedman) will be known to many for being one of the founder members of Manowar until 1988 but before that played with legendary New York punk band The Dictators  and French punk band Shakin Street. His Ross The Boss solo band released 2 albums in 2008 …

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Lets Play God – Never Died, Never Aged, Never Destroyed.

The ‘Survival Of The Twisted’ debut E.P last year showed plenty of promise for Glasgow based metallers Lets Play God but their latest release ‘Never Died, Never Aged, Never Destroyed’ raises the bar to a higher level with 7 new songs that go straight for the jugular. There is maturity …

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Stereo Nasty – Stereo Nasty E.P.

Faith No More once sang “From out of nowhere” which just about sums up County Kildare based metallers Stereo Nasty. As they were completely new to me until today and believe me, there is nothing nasty bout their 80’s tinged 3 track E.P which can be bought as a download …

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Vardis -Vigilante.

It was a brave move by Vardis to start their recorded career in 1980 with the live album ‘100 MPH’ as any following studio albums would have to be measured against it but the brace of ‘The World’s Insane’ and ‘Quo Vardis’ released in 1981 and 1982 respectively rose to …

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