Dennis Jarman

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

Defy All Reason – Bad Blood (radio edit).

To be released mid/end of January 2015 and to be included on their full length debut album The Road Ahead at the end of March, ‘Bad Blood’ is probably the heaviest song I’ve heard from Defy All Reason but has enough hooks to make it widely accessible. It rolls along …

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Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen.

Just before I was to review Primordial‘s eighth studio album I was asked to compile my top 10 albums of 2014 for Planetmosh and had it all worked out until I played Where Greater Men Have Fallen. After the albums hour long duration it was a no brainer that it …

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King Diamond – Dreams Of Horror.

It is almost 30 years since King Diamond left Mercyful Fate in 1985 to form his solo band and is miraculously still touring following a triple heart bypass operation 4 years ago and has just completed a 2 month tour of North America . His trademark banshee vocals are still …

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Exodus – Blood In, Blood Out.

To say that the release of the 10th studio album Blood In, Blood Out by legendary Bay Area, California based U.S thrash metal innovators Exodus was welcomed by me and no doubt other long standing fans was a relief is an understatement following the 2010 album Exhibit B:The Human Condition. …

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AntropomorphiA interview with Ferry – October 2014

Ferry Damen, Vocalist & Guitarist from AntropomorphiA takes the time out to talk about their latest album ‘Rite Ov Perversion’ For anyone who has not heard of Antropomorphia, when and where was the band formed and how many original members are in the current line up? AntropomorphiA’s inception lies in …

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Jonestown – Cut Throat Lane single.

Following on from their raging 4 track EP The Erebus and the Terror, Brighton based Jonestown follow it up with their next release ‘Cut Throat Lane’ and have recently strengthened their line up with the addition of new bassist Tony Hardwick. The song was originally planned to be on the …

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Sanctuary – The Year The Sun Died.

Forming in Seattle way back in 1985, Sanctuary were poised for big things. Their 1987 debut album Refuge Denied was produced by Dave Mustaine from Megadeth who also helped them get signed  with CBS/Epic Records and took them out on tour but 3 years after their second album Into The …

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Antromorphia – Rites Ov Perversion

Even though Antromorphia formed in 1990 in Tilburg,in the Netherlands I knew of the name but had heard no music by them until their latest album Rites Ov Perversion. It will be released via Metal Blade Records on Sept.12th 2014 and it is one of the most brutal death metal …

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Opeth – Pale Communion.

Even from their humble beginnings in Stockholm  in 1990, Opeth have always pushed the boundaries in metal and none more so with their last studio album Heritage, released in 2011. The word prog rock was bandied around here, there and everywhere but those who cry out for their death metal …

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Steel Threads – Live E.P

As good as Steel Thread‘s studio albums are to chill out to, their live shows are a completely different animal. A lot of it is off the cuff, with assorted cover songs with added quips from members Neil Wardleworth ( vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion ) and Laura Wilcockson ( violin, …

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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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