Dennis Jarman

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

Death Dealer – Conquered Lands

Ross The Boss is back with a vengeance as he unleashes Conquered Lands, the third studio album from Death Dealer via AFM and Steel Cartel Records. The quality shown from previous releases Warmaster and Hallowed Ground continues throughout these songs mainly from the astonishing drumming from Steve Bolognese as his …

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Iconic Eye – Back From Behind The Sun EP

Midlands based Iconic Eye return with a brand new five track EP titled Back From Behind The Sun and back with a new lead singer Janey Smith. Released on December 4th 2020, the band came to my attention from fan Robert Dyer who I’m very greatful to. The title track …

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Red Spektor – Heart Of The Renewed Sun

Welcome back Red Spektor! It seems a helluva long wait since their self titled debut crushed us four years ago but they are back with a vengeance with a new line up and new studio album Heart Of The Renewed Sun. Their stoner rock if anything has got even more …

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The Swamp Born Assassins – Gates Of Hades (single)

Welcome back to The Swamp Born Assassins! It’s been over 18 months since I reviewed their Dead Man’s Train album and they’re back and firing on all cylinders with their latest single ‘Gates Of Hades’ available now from Google Play, Amazon, i Tunes,Deezer,Applemusic, Spotify and from the band website. Since …

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The Wildhearts – ’30 Year Itch : Live’

 So do we need yet another Wildhearts live album? Phuq yeah we do and it just so happens that 30 Year Itch : Live is not just my album of 2020, it’s also one of the most intense live albums I’ve heard for many years! Wildhearts gigs are a lot …

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Son Of Shinobi – Lemon Spit (single)

What the phuq! Four years seems a helluva long wait since I’ve had chance to review new material from Crewe based Son Of Shinobi but with a new line up (Mark Ames on guitar) they return with a rip roaring single called ‘Lemon Spit’, available on all digital platforms. Thankfully …

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Sodom – Genesis XIX

In just under an hour Sodom vehemently prove that they are still flying the flag high for German thrash metal with the release on Steamhammer Records of their sixteenth studio album Genesis XIX. Still fronted by founder member Tom Angelripper since 1981, his dedication to the cause is utterly commendable, …

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Samantha Martin And Delta Sugar – The Reckless One

If there is a positive that has come from 2020 and there is not many, are the blues albums that I’ve been asked to review which takes me out of my rock/metal comfort zone. The Reckless One album, recently released by Samantha Martin And Delta Sugar on Gypsy Soul Records …

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When Rivers Meet – We Fly Free

Appearances can be deceiving sometimes, point proven by the cover of the debut album We Fly Free from husband and wife duo When Rivers Meet. I was expecting something laid back but could not be more wrong as they bring the noise with gusto. They are a new band to …

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Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons – We’re The Bastards

Releasing an album on Friday 13th? In Covid-19 ridden 2020? With 13 songs on it? What could possibly go wrong? The answer is absolutely nothing as Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons give a big middle finger to any doubts with We’re The Bastards released on Nuclear Blast Records! The …

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Twister – Cursed And Corrected

Now I’m of a certain age with over forty years of listening to and watching bands so it takes a lot to really impress me but here is my album of 2020 from one of the most exciting debuts I’ve heard for a long time. Channelling the audacity of early …

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The Midwich Affair – Hard (single)

Staffordshire based The Midwich Affair in just under four minutes power out a song that straddles the line between indie and hard rock with latest single ‘Hard’. It lives up to its title with a no holds barred delivery that burst through my headphones as lead vocalist Vicky Travis channels …

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King King – Maverick

You know that feeling when you play an album for the first time and one song jumps out at you so you keep going back to it? After the first spin of Maverick, the new studio album from Glasgow based King King, I got chills after at least three of …

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Mike Ross – The Clovis Limit Pt.2

Mike Ross

  Casually listening to Wyatt Wendels show on Planet Rock radio a few weeks ago on my night shift my ears pricked up when ‘None Of Your Business’ by Mike Ross caught my attention. It had one foot in the blues and the other in a quirky Frank Zappa kinda …

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AC/DC – Shot In The Dark (single review)

For well over forty years I’ve been listening, watching, headbanging and singing along to AC/DC, the greatest rock and roll band EVER! They have always done things their way, thundering along like a force of nature through many trials and tribulations. The losses of lead vocalist Bon Scott in 1980 …

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The Senton Bombs – Coaster (single review)

The Senton Bombs – Coaster (single review) Just when the UK needs cheering up, here come The Senton Bombs to save the day with ‘Coaster’, the fourth track taken from their forthcoming 2021 untitled studio album. ‘Coaster’ is a very personal song as frontman Joey Class says it’s “A special …

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Jim Kirkpatrick – Gravy Train

Jim Kirkpatrick

On September 4th 2020, guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick took a break from his duties with FM and Rhino’s Revenge to dish out a glorious twelve-track solo album Ballad Of A Prodigal Son. It amassed rave reviews from the music press including a 5/5 rating from myself. Said album covered a helluva …

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Voodoo Six – Simulation Game

Links to the band can be found below :- https://www.voodoosix.com/ It’s been too long since we’ve had any new music from Voodoo Six, in fact it was the Make Way For The King album in 2017. So here we are waiting for October 16th 2020 for the highly anticipated follow …

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Virus – Evilution Apocalypse

Since forming in 1986, it seems ok to label Virus a veteran thrash metal band and after all these years, they are still raging away like lunatics, point proven by current album Evilution Apocalypse, released via Combat Records. They like to stretch these songs out, many of which are over …

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