Dennis Jarman

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

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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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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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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FM – Futurama EP.

Although Futurama is classed as an EP it is in fact made up of 4 brand new songs, 6 live numbers and an extended mix of one of the new songs and is a fine example of prime  AOR. Futurama is currently available via Membran in the UK and the …

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Hatriot – Dawn Of The New Centurion.

‘Dawn Of The New Centurion’, the 2nd album by U.S thrashers Hatriot could possibly have got its title from lead singer and founder member Steve “Zetro” Souza who has just celebrated his 50th birthday, a half century. It could also apply to his welcome return to the thrash metal scene …

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Battleaxe – Heavy Metal Sanctuary

@PlanetMosh gives 5 star rating for .@Battleaxe2010 – Heavy Metal Sanctuary With a band called Battleaxe and an album titled Heavy Metal Sanctuary I was not expecting Nickelback type rock but was not expecting just how over the top it is. If it was any more metal it would take …

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