Garry Jennings

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Garry Jennings
Instrument(s)Guitar, keyboards, bass
Years active1985–present

Garry "Gaz" Jennings is an English musician best known for his work as the guitarist for doom metal band Cathedral.[1][2] In addition, he has also worked as the guitarist of thrash metal band Acid Reign,[3] punk rock band Septic Tank[4] and heavy metal bands Lucifer and Death Penalty.[5][6][7][8]


Jennings formed Acid Reign in 1985, along with Howard "H" Smith, Kevin "Kev" Papworth, Ian Gangwer and Mark Ramsey Wharton,[9] while attending Harrogate High School (then-called "Granby").[10] After recording their debut EP, Jennings departed from the band in 1988, being replaced by Adam Lehan.[11] Then in 1989, Jennings was contacted by ex-Napalm Death vocalist Lee Dorian with the proposition of forming a band together, which would end up becoming Cathedral, and would also include then-Acid Reign guitarist Adam Lehan.[9] In 1994, Jennings would briefly form a band called Septic Tank with Lee Dorrian, Repulsion vocalist and bassist Scott Carlson and Trouble drummer Barry Stern.[12] Cathedral would announce their breakup shortly after the release of their 2013 album The Last Spire,[13] leading to Jennings reforming Septic Tank, this time with Jaime "Gomez" Arellano, due to Barry Stern's death in 2005.[12] In 2014, Jennings released the self-titled album for a band he formed in 2010 called "Death Penalty".[8] Jennings would also form a band called Lucifer with Andy Prestidge of Angel Witch and Johanna Sadonis, formerly of the Oath; however, Jennings would later depart from the band, being replaced by ex-Entombed drummer Nicke Andersson.[14][15]


With Acid Reign[edit]

With Cathedral[edit]

Studio albums

With Septic Tank[edit]

Studio albums
  • Septic Tank (2013)

With Death Penalty[edit]

  • Death Penalty (2014)

With Lucifer[edit]

  • Lucifer I (2015)


  1. ^ "Former CATHEDRAL Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-SERPENTCULT Singer In DEATH PENALTY". Blabbermouth. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Chantler, Chris (30 July 2015). "Gaz Jennings' 12 favourite doom demos". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  3. ^ CHALMERS, GRAHAM. "Harrogate 'black metal band' sign to record label!". Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  4. ^ KENNELTY, GREG (27 March 2018). "SEPTIC TANK (CATHEDRAL, REPULSION) Channels Filthy 80s Punk On "Treasurers Of Disease"". Metal Injection. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ Treppel, Jeff. "MOURNING OF A NEW SAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH GAZ JENNINGS". Decibel. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  6. ^ Chantler, Chris (4 July 2018). "Lucifer – Lucifer II album review". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b Bennett, J. "With Riffs Like These, of Course We're Totally Pro-Death Penalty". Vice Media. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Acid Reign Biography by AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  10. ^ Chalmers, Graham. "Will legendary Harrogate metal band Acid Reign play home town?". Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  11. ^ Aleks, Comrade. "part 1 of a retrospective look at Cathedral's iconic career". Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  12. ^ a b "SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: 'Rotting Civilisation' Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  13. ^ Cook, Toby. "We're Really Not That Positive: Cathedral Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  14. ^ "LUCIFER Joined By ENTOMBED's NICKE ANDERSSON". Blabbermouth. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  15. ^ "LUCIFER Feat. ENTOMBED, Ex-THE OATH Members: 'California Son' Video". Blabbermouth. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.