JAGUAR

British Heavy Metal/Speed Metal – Bristol (UK)

Line-up
Garry Pepperd – Simon Patel – Nathan Cox

Biography
JAGUAR Biography, October 2015

JAGUAR are a British heavy metal band formed in 1979 in their home town of Bristol. As a pioneer of speed metal, the band is considered influential for many other bands to follow, including Metallica.

In the past 36 years JAGUAR released two demos, 5 LPs, several 7”, compilations and live albums. The band played hundreds of shows all across Europe, building a reputation as a fantastic, energetic live act.

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the band, JAGUAR released their critically acclaimed LP ‘Metal X’ in late 2014 on GoldenCore Records/ZYX MUSIC. The album is widely considered as a spiritual successor to JAGUAR’s legendary debut album ‘Power Games’.

The band is currently working on new music and looking for a new singer!

Press Quotes – LP Reviews
“[T]he album is a brilliant example of British finest old school speed metal. […] Best moments? Are you kiddin’? WHOLE ALBUM!!!”
http://metalinvader.net, Metal X review – 5/6

“Anyone who says Heavy Metal is dead – give them “Metal X”. JAGUAR is doing just fine creating relevant material today and not content on living purely on past adulation and accomplishments.”
Metal Temple, Metal X review – 10/10

“Die NWOBHM-Legende aus Bristol beweist eindrucksvoll, warum sie als Erfinder des Speed Metal gehandelt wird. Die gut produzierte Scheibe bietet all das, wofür JAGUAR einst so berühmt waren: pumpende Bass-Läufe im Stile der frühen Iron Maiden, schneidende Gitarrenriffs und dynamische Vocals. Guter Metal ist zeitlos, und so kann man nur hoffen, dass auch jüngere Fan-Generationen den Gründungsvätern des Genres eine Chance geben, anstatt sich die x-te Kopie aus Schweden in den Schrank zu stellen.”
Rock Hard #330, Metal X review – 9/10

“Metal X” ist das fünfte reguläre Album und es steht wieder ganz nah an den ersten Veröffentlichungen der Band. [… Man] bekommt […] es hier mit einer gehörigen Portion Edelstahl zu tun, die einfach ein Pflichtkauf für jeden traditionsbewussten Banger darstellt.
Crossfire Metal Webzine Metal X review – 8/10

Press Quotes – Live Reviews
“This sure was the peak of the afternoon. The garden was boiling and it’s absolutely fascinating to hear the crowd sing along to songs such as “Raw Deal”, “Dutch Connection” and of course “Axe Crazy”. An awesome gig from JAGUAR this day and it became tough for the rest of the bands hitting the stage after them.”
Metal Kaoz Headbangers Open Air review, July 2012

“Danach gab’s Jaguar! Was soviel heißt wie abfeiern, abfeiern, abfeiern zu Songs, die jeder Traditionalist, wird er nachts um 3.23 Uhr geweckt, auswendig runterleiern kann. […] In dieser Form können Jaguar noch Jahrzehnte lang die Bühnen dieser Welt unsicher machen. Exzellente!
Heavyhardes.de Metal Assault review, February 2014

Press Pack:
>> [soon]

Web:
>> http://www.jaguarnwobhm.com
>> https://www.facebook.com/Jaguarnwobhm
>> https://twitter.com/JaguarNwobhm

Record label:
>> http://www.zyx.de/Artists-35.htm+/a_id/2994/
>> https://www.facebook.com/GoldenCore-Records-299826863381818

Tourdates:
>> JAGUAR Tourdates

Booking contact:
South America: evilconfrontation.com
Rest of the world: groovemachine.net