Dennis Jarman

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

Enforcer – Live By Fire II

Enforcer

Even the more famous live albums are not 100% the real deal with parts added and/or deleted before they hit the shelves but Live By Fire II from Enforcer seems to be a warts and all performance from 2019 in Mexico City. The South Americans sure do love their metal, …

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KREEK – Kreek album review

Kreek

KREEK – Kreek album review It’s been some years since I’ve heard from Antony Ellis on the music scene. August 9th 2015 to be precise when he was lead vocalist for the now defunct Bigfoot when they delivered an incendiary set at Bloodstock Open Air Festival. Fast forward to 2021 …

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The Sweet – Set Me Free (single)

Sweet

Rewind 47 years to when I was 10 years old at a Woodside Primary School disco in Oswestry, standing in the corner eating a Jammie Dodger washed down with watered down orange squash. All of a sudden I hear an air raid siren, then a huge riff and the unmistakable …

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The Senton Bombs – Aerial Threat

Aerial Threat

So 2021 brings us new hope and some of it comes from Blackpool bawlers The Senton Bombs with Aerial Threat, their sixth studio album released on March 27th via Regolith Records. The title could be to do with their “bombs bombs bombs away” catchphrase or even the dangers of washing …

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Black Coast – Paradise (single)

A double celebration is on the menu here for Stoke On Trent based metal monsters Black Coast as they release their latest single ‘Paradise’ and sign up with Blood Blast Distribution Nuclear Blast. This raging song is a bonafide skull crusher. They are not reinventing the wheel here but theirs …

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When Rivers Meet – Walking On The Wire (single) review

When Rivers Meet

I’m not sure whether the lack of gigs in 2020 has anything to do with it but with my writing, I looked beyond rock/metal for new horizons and one band that really caught my attention were the husband and wife duo of When Rivers Meet. In November I reviewed their …

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Black Tree Vultures – III EP

Formed in 2017, UK based heavy rockers Black Tree Vultures release their third EP simply titled III. It’s my first introduction to their music and these four songs are of the highest order! Currently available to buy, a statement of intent arrives early with opening track ‘The Unforeseen’. There is …

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Molly Karloff – She Said (Romesh Mix)

molly karloff

Oxfordshire based power trio Molly Karloff power up with new single ‘She Said (Romesh Mix)’ as well as donating all proceeds to the aid of UK mental health charity “Oxfordshire Mind”. Band frontmanSimon Gee explains that “Lockdowns are bad for mental health. It’s a serious issue and that’s why we’ve …

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Solid Liquid – Never Mind! (single)

I suppose with a band named Solid Liquid you can’t really expect any or no sanity from them and my gut feeling was right after the first of many plays of their recent single ‘Never Mind!’ This German based band are hard to categorize as these frantic four minutes are …

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Arielle – Peace Of Mind (single)

On Friday May 7th 2021 American guitarist Arielle releases her latest studio album Analog Girl In A Digital World and from it she has just released a single taken from it, ‘Peace Of Mind’. It’s a heavenly four minutes of guitar driven blues rock, recorded in one take with her …

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Inglorious – We Will Ride

Inglorious

If there is such a thing as The Fantastic Four then here comes The Fantastic Fourth album We Will Ride from Inglorious! Released today via Frontiers Music SRL, a change of line up sees them hit a rich vein of songwriting, point proven by these eleven finely crafted hard rock …

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Underking – Shadow I’ve Become (single review)

2021 sees the return to Earth of starship Underking, piloted by space cadet Mad Maxwell Jeffries, jettisoning their latest single, the recently released ‘Shadow I’ve Become’. Multi instrumentalist Stoke-On-Trent based stormtrooper Max handles all duties and channels his inner nerd for a Star Wars based song inspired by Darth Maul, …

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Joanna Connor – “4801 South Indiana Avenue”

Now this is the real deal as Chicago based slide guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter Joanna Connor releases her upcoming studio album “4801 South Indiana Avenue” on February 26th 2021 via Joe Bonamassa’s new independant blues record label Keeping The Blues Alive. Even more thrilling is that Joe plays on every …

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The Swamp Born Assassins – The Lockdown Sessions (acoustic)

The Swamp

The Swamp Born Assassins will give them a good seeing to and they do so with ease to the four songs featured on their ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ (Acoustic) EP. Released on the 8th of February 2021. Now then, now then, now then, if any band should have an acoustic punt …

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The Dying Lights – Crash (single)

On February 5th 2021, Cheshire based noisemongers The Dying Lights stick a big middle finger up to Covid-19 by releasing their slightly unhinged new single ‘Crash’. In just under four minutes they summon up some spine chilling inner demons. Formed in 2017 by guitarist Derek Holmes, several line up changes …

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Michael Schenker Group – Immortal

Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker celebrates his legacy and 50th anniversary as a musician by reforming MSG to release their eleventh studio album, the aptly titled Immortal and he announces that “I’m 65 now but still 16 in my head”. The album has just been released by Nuclear Blast Records and all ten …

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Second Cities – Out With The Old EP

Three singles from Birmingham based Second Cities released in 2020 got the ball rolling towards 2021 and that momentum has spawned their debut EP Out With The Old, a five track tumult that includes the three aforementioned tracks. The band proclaim that the EP title is from being sick of …

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HeLL PuPPeTs – From Hell (Music Video Review)

Sunday, August 8th 2015 at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival saw me alter my reviewing schedule by leaving midway through a very boring set by Black Label Society on the Ronnie James Dio Stage to check out HeLL PuPPeTs headline the Jagermeister Stage who were thoroughly a lot more entertaining …

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The Dead Daisies – Holy Ground

So the ever spinning wheel in The Dead Daisies personnel see the departure of Jon Corabi on lead vocals and Marco Mendoza on bass guitar replaced by the legendary Glenn Hughes and he has added a whole new dimension to the band, point proven by their recently released studio album …

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The Autumn Killers – Acoustic And Autumnised

South Wales based The Autumn Killers are another band that have recently given their music an overhaul as they have reworked their debut EP Dance Floor Mayhem into the tongue twisting titled ‘Acoustic And Autumnised EP’ with an added track. Said added track is a real curveball as their cover …

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