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Mage – ‘Green’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 05:00

Mage - GreenFor their third full album, Leicester stoner demons Mage went down the pledge campaign road, proving more than successful, with their target was reached well ahead of schedule. Nick Russell delves deep into its grooves and emerges more than satisfied that he has found a band more than capable of rising above the morass of doom/stoner bands which he reckons are cluttering the British scene at the moment:

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The Sly Persuaders – ‘The Sly Persuaders’ (Roadkill Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:30

Sly Persuaders coverCiting the likes of Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, The Birthday Party and The Cramps, Nev Brooks reckons that it may be only the end of February but he has already found his favourite album of the year… He didn’t need much persuading to share his thoughts:

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Suicide Silence – ‘Suicide Silence’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 04:00

SuicideSilence2017Have Suicide Silence, with the release of their revelatory new album, just reinvented, or re-energised, a genre that was dead at its core? Our man Rich Hobson reckons maybe so… Click the link to find out more:

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Pryapisme – ‘Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium’ (Apathia Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 27 February 2017 05:30

Pryapisme-Diabolicus-Felinae-Pandemonium-CD-DIGIPAK-55133-1Cat rock anyone? Yes, you read that right… French avant-garde quintet Pryapisme have an unhealthy fascination with our feline friends, as Rich Hobson found out when he delved into their mysterious Zappa-inspired world of prog, jazz, video-game music and even disco. Of course, this review comes with all the appropriate warnings that should surround such "batshit aural acrobatics":

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Angel Martyr – ‘Black Book Chapter One’ (Iron Shield Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Monday, 27 February 2017 04:30

Angel Martyr artwork“If you’re a fan of classic heavy metal then this is a 21st century band for you.” So asserts Phil Cooper of this, the debut album from an Italian trio who initially had him thinking of Spinal Tap playing prog! Confused? Click the link and you won’t be:

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Video Of The Week: Idles – ‘Mother’ Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:30

approved image lrg 2013Today's choice for 'Video Of The Week' is a smashing one... quite literally!  Click the link to find out Mark Ashby has chosen for your aural and visual delight (although, if you have a pet bull, you might want to make sure it's safely locked up in its paddock first):

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EXTENDED PLAY: Bite-Sized Chunks Of Musical Mayhem Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 26 February 2017 04:00

approved image lrg 2013Mark Ashby once again hops back and forth across musical boundaries, jumping from deathcore to glunk to heavy-ass blues to, well, the downright weird, as he digs deep into the latest pile of EPs to wing their way to URHQ:

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Sista Fista – ‘Pap Smears Are For Pussies’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jason Daniel Baker   
Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:30

Sista FistaJason Daniel Baker admits that he found it hard to open up this second CD from controversial Toronto punk gals Sista Fista, describing it’s artwork as “horrific”. In fact, so confrontational are these young ladies that not only did we struggle to find a copy of said cover online, we also couldn’t track down any reviews. But, at Über Rock, we pride ourselves on fighting the forces of mediocrity and standing up for freedom of expression. So, if you’re a prude, don’t click the link… if you’re open-minded like us, read on... you might get more than your eyes opened:

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The Über Rock Interview: Matt James (Blacktop Mojo) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 25 February 2017 04:00

Blacktop Mojo - Burn The Boats artworkTexan hard rockers Blacktop Mojo release their excellent second album, ‘Burn The Ships’, next month.  Über Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby caught up with singer Matt James to get the lowdown about the release, as well as chat about their musical influences, the importance of writing together as a band and their viral hit cover of an Aerosmith classic…

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Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard – ‘Supersonic Rock ‘N Roll’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Friday, 24 February 2017 04:30

Zombie Motor Wrecking Yard artworkZombie Motors Wrecking Yard may sound like some Tarantino-style B movie, but in fact, as Phil Cooper discovered, an Australian crew out to spread their particular brand of supersonic stoner rock via chugging riffs and foot-stomping rhythms. Click the link to find out more:

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Fueled Hate – ‘March Of The Pigs’ (Attic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 24 February 2017 04:00

Fueled-Hate-March-of-the-PigsAnyone who popped by the Jägermeister tent at last year’s Bloodstock may have caught Corby’s Fueled Hate creating a bit of chaos:  so enthusiastic was the response that the barrier in front of the stage had to be replaced at the end of their.  Will Nick Russell break anything in his enthusiasm for their debut album, or will he be swimming in swine swill?

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Antropofagus – ‘Methods of Resurrection Through Evisceration’ (Comatose Music) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 23 February 2017 04:00

Antropofagus MORTE artworkJonni D had been hungering to get his teeth into some good old-fashioned brutal death metal.  So, when we sent the new slab of same from Italy’s Antropofagus, he quickly sharpened his favourite knife, tucked his napkin into his blackest T-shirt and carved himself a slice of the action… but was his hunger satisfied?  Click the link to make a meal of this slab of extreme metal:

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Eureka Machines/Baby Chaos/The Chris Catalyst Group/Fierce Ideas - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - 11 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:00

Eureka Machines4Guitarist and all around workaholic Chris Catalyst recently celebrated his birthday by throwing a gig in his spiritual home, leaving our man Ben Hughes no choice but to don his most dapper gear and head down the club for a celebratory drink and a touch of raucous rock ‘n’f’n’ roll:

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Courtesans - 'Better Safe Than Sober' EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 04:30

Courtesans - Better SafeLondon four piece Courtesans describe their music as "pop lying on the train track". Following the release of acclaimed debut long player '1917', Ben Hughes reckons that this all female four piece have upped the ante with their new EP, as they aim “to take the dying carcass of pop music and inject it with a 21st century twist of goth-tinged rock”.  Click the link to find out what he means:

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Mike Tramp – ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ (Target) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 04:00

Mike Tramp - Maybe TomorrowWhile his past almost inevitably will hang over him like a veritable Sword of Damocles, over the past few years Danish singer-songwriter Mike Tramp has fought to virtually re-invent himself, shaking off the shadow of his stadium-filling days as frontman with White Lion to establish himself as an artist comfortable in the shoes in which he finds himself walking more than 20 years after parting ways with the band that shot him to international stardom – and almost killed him in the process.  Mark Ashby delves deep into his latest album to find the man once again in reflective but optimistic mood:

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HRH Metal – Birmingham, O2 Academy – 12 February 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:30

HellCrowd 1 HRHMetalHaving survived his own particular brand of “ear-splitting mayhem” on the first day of the inaugural HRH Metal, Rich Hobson once again found himself down the front and in the pit for the second day. To read his report from the front line of the Über Kingdom’s newest metalfest, click ye olde link with your fist of steel:

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