JOURNEY – ‘FREEDOM’ (Frontiers) AOR/MELODIC ROCK REVIEW BY THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PREACHER It would be fair to say that rarely has one album caused (a) such feverish excitement and expectation amongst Rock music fans, and (b) has conversely caused such widespread contradiction in thoughts about it! I’ve deliberately waited and lived with it for… Continue reading JOURNEY – ‘FREEDOM’ (Frontiers) AOR/MELODIC ROCK


reviewed by Darren Joyce Original New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Prowler were formed in 1975 by Brothers John and Trev Pattenden (Guitar and Bass respectively) and Martin Burrows (Guitar). Originating from Basildon, Essex they played many gigs with the likes of Budgie, Atomic Rooster and other New Wave Of British Heavy Metal contemporaries… Continue reading Prowler — REACTIVATE

Tyrannosaurus Nebulous Tyrant Lizard King (Album Review)

Reviewed by Darren Joyce Tyrannosaurus Nebulous from Stourbridge, England are a four piece  hard rock band who cite Influences as Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Jimmy Hendrix, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Healy, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Slash, Brian May, AC/DC, Black Crowes, The Beatles, the Eagles, Eric Clapton, Thin Lizzy,… Continue reading Tyrannosaurus Nebulous Tyrant Lizard King (Album Review)

SATAN Earth Infernal (Album Review)

Reviewed by Dennis Jarman As I’ve said countless times before, the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) genre that sprang up in the late 1970’s spawned many bands, one of which is still a firm favourite of mine. The band is Newcastle Upon Tyne based Satan formed in 1979 who have just released their… Continue reading SATAN Earth Infernal (Album Review)


Dennis Jarman reviews. Rewind to 1988 to my tape trading days as a fellow trader from Germany sent me The Morning After album by a band called Tankard. It was all thrilling thrash metal, but they had a punk edge to, point proven by the stone-cold classic song ‘Try Again’. Fast forward to 2022 as… Continue reading TANKARD – ‘FOR A THOUSAND BEERS’ (BMG RIGHTS) THRASH METAL