Garry Jennings

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Garry Jennings
Birth nameGaz Jennings
Genres
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, keys, bass
Years active1985–present
Labels
Associated acts

Garry "Gaz" Jennings is an English musician best known for his work as the guitarist for doom metal band Cathedral.[1][2] In additional, 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]

Biography[edit]

Jannings 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, Jannings 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 becoming Cathedral, and 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 her 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]

Discography[edit]

With Acid Reign[edit]

With Cathedral[edit]

Studio albums
EPs

With Septic Tank[edit]

Studio albums
EPs
  • Septic Tank (2013)

With Death Penalty[edit]

  • Death Penalty (2014)

With Lucifer[edit]

  • Lucifer I (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former CATHEDRAL Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-SERPENTCULT Singer In DEATH PENALTY". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Chantler, Chris. "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. "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. "Lucifer – Lucifer II album review". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  7. ^ "LUCIFER FEATURING FORMER CATHEDRAL GUITARIST GARRY JENNINGS PREMIER "IZRAEL" MUSIC VIDEO". 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. 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. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  15. ^ "LUCIFER Feat. ENTOMBED, Ex-THE OATH Members: 'California Son' Video". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 22 July 2018.