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Silver Snakes - ‘Saboteur’ (Pelagic / Evil Ink Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Friday, 05 February 2016 04:00

Silver SnakesCalifornian rockers Silver Snakes are just about to release ‘Saboteur’, their third studio album, here in the UK. As the band will also be heading out on the road with Coheed And Cambria in the coming weeks, we asked Uber Rock’s number one C&C fan to pick this one up, namely Phil Cooper. Hit the link to find out his verdict.

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Mothership - 'Live Over Freak Valley' (Ripple Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 05 February 2016 03:20

MSFreak300Texan retro hard rockers, Mothership, return with their third album, 'Live Over Freak Valley', recorded on the band's first ever European tour. Uber Rock's Ross Welford had never heard Mothership previously, now he's in love, L-U-V.....

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Midway Still - 'Go Team No Home' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Craggy   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 04:00

Go Team No HopeMidway Still celebrate their 25th anniversary not only with an appearance at Wonkfest, but also a brand new album. Set for a March release, sixth album, 'Go Team No Home', is described by Uber Rock's Craggy as delightfully chaotic. Hit the link to find out why.....

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El Caco - '7' (Indie Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 03:20

elcacocover300Norwegian noiseniks El Caco return with album number, erm, seven, a record that Uber Rock's Ross Welford describes as menacingly hip. What on earth could that mean? Only one way to find out.....

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Third Lung - 'In The Chrysalis' (Oil Drum Records Ltd) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 03:20

TL86Reading-based alternative rock outfit Third Lung reveal debut album, 'In The Chrysalis', and Uber Rock got bug-turned-beautiful butterfly, Dom Daley, to spread his wings and let fly with a trademark review.....

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Reckless Love - 'InVader' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 03:00

RLInvadercover500As divisive a band as you're ever likely to find featured on Uber Rock, Finland's Reckless Love return with studio album number four, 'InVader', a record that contains songs self-described by the band members as being crosses between Alice Cooper/Mötley Crüe and Backstreet Boys/Britney Spears. Ross Welford does his best to get to the bottom of that conundrum for you.....

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Healthy Junkies - 'Box Of Chaos' (STP Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 03:40

HealthyJunkiesBoxOfChaos300London female-fronted crew Healthy Junkies describe themselves as a New Wave Punk Grunge band - would Uber Rock's Ben Hughes agree with that description? Our man checked out the band's third full-length album, 'Box Of Chaos'.....

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Wendy James - ‘The Price Of The Ticket’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 03:00

Wendy JamesWhen we saw the cover of ‘The Price Of The Ticket’, the third solo album from Wendy James we thought “we’ll have some of that”. The legend declaring that members of The Stooges, the Sex Pistols and Patti Smith Group were playing with one of our fave pop starlets was enough to send Uber Rock’s Dave Prince into spasms of joy…or perhaps he was looking at something else? Hit the link to find out exactly what it is that has got him so excited.

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Savages - 'Adore Life' (Matador) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 01 February 2016 03:40

savagescover300Previously nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, London four-piece Savages have been hotly tipped to do something more than a little special in this business we call music. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards has found that something special, and it is called, 'Adore Life'.....

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Ginger Wildheart - 'Year Of The Fanclub' (Round Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 01 February 2016 03:00

gingyear'Year Of The Fanclub' gets an official commercial release on February 12th via Round Records and features Ginger Wildheart's personal favourites from the massive 36 song G*A*S*S (Ginger Associated Secret Society) sessions. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is joining a fan club with his pen, filling his bathtub with holy water and amens.....

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Gareeda - ‘Leatherhead’ (Wasted State Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 30 January 2016 03:40

GareedaEdinburgh based power trio Gareeda claim to have recorded their recently released ‘Leatherhead’ album powered by whiskey, smoke and cheap blow. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson in response wrote the review for said opus powered by Night Nurse. Hit the link to find out what our intrepid scribe made of it all.

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Refused - ‘Freedom’ (Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 05 February 2016 03:20

RefusedNext month Swedish alt-punk legends Refused will play five fairly intimate shows here in the UK. We actually missed reviewing their ‘Freedom’ album when it was released back in mid-2015 so here’s Uber Rock’s Nick Russell to set the record straight. If you missed the release too then this really is a “must read”

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My Dying Bride - ‘Feel The Misery’ (Peaceville Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 03:40

My Dying BrideFancy a bit of doom metal to darken your Thursday? Uber Rock’s Nick Russell is the man with the review plan as he looks back at the twelfth studio album from UK extreme metal masters My Dying Bride. Hit the link and get ready to ‘‘Feel The Misery’…

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Tropical Contact - ‘XS’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Martin Haslam   
Thursday, 04 February 2016 03:00

Tropical Contactapproved small 2013Released this week via PledgeMusic, ‘XS’ is the full length debut album from “incorrigible rock puppies” Tropical Contact. Uber Rock’s Martin Haslam is the man responsible for that quote so we figured he’d be the best person to give this one a spin. Fancy discovering an album that combines the rock power of The Wildhearts and the pop suss of Mansun? Well, you’ve come to the right place….just hit that link.

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Temple Of Lies - ‘From Sand’ (Attic Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 03:20

Temple Of LiesBack in March 2014 Uber Rock’s Nick Russell raved long and hard to anyone who would listen after seeing Midlands bruisers Temple Of Lies live. Now it’s the turn of Phil Cooper to wax lyrical about the Leicester based quartet as he experiences the band’s sophomore studio effort, ‘From Sand’.

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Exumer - ‘The Raging Tides’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 04:00

ExumerBack in the mid eighties Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland proudly sported an Exumer patch on his denim cut off. With the German thrashers reuniting back in 2012 our intrepid scribe tried to find said garment to celebrate the release of ‘Fire & Damnation’, the band’s third album, but to no avail. Here in 2016 he’s now happy to simply bang his head to Exumer’s fourth album ‘The Raging Tides’, a record that he reckons is every bit as good as anything released by the Teutonic ‘Big Three’.

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Conan - 'Revengeance' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 03:20

conanrevcov300Merseyside's peddlers of Caveman Battle Doom, Conan, return with a new album, 'Revengeance', released via Napalm Records. Uber Rock's Ross Welford pulled on his studded loincloth to review the six-track behemoth for your reading pleasure.....

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Hell In The Club - 'Shadow Of The Monster' (Scarlet Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 01 February 2016 04:00

hellmonstercover300'Shadow Of The Monster' is the third full album from Italian hard rockers, Hell In The Club, just released via Scarlet Records. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checked it out, and thinks that this bunch are just a lucky break away from big things.....

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Random Hand - ‘Hit Reset’ (Bomber Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 01 February 2016 03:20

Random HandKeighley based ska punks Random Hand may be on an extended hiatus, but with the release of their final(?) Pledge funded album ‘Hit Reset’ at the tail end of 2015 they certainly made sure they went out with a bang! Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson looks back at that album and reflects on what might still be for a band that could blend genres as smoothly as a James Martin ZX886X.

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Demon - ‘Taking The World By Storm (Remix 2015)’ (Spaced Out Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 30 January 2016 04:00

DemonWay back in 1989 UK NWOBHM stalwarts Demon unleased their ‘Taking The World By Storm’ on a music world about to turn plaid. It was subsequently re-released three years later when nu metal was still in its infancy. Then in 2015 it was remixed for an all new generation of listener. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland investigates a record that seems to have enough timeless charm to defy all musical fads.

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Adrian Conner - 'Hush!' (Fantom Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 30 January 2016 03:20

connerhushcover300Adrian Conner plays lead guitar in U.S. all-female tributes to both AC/DC and Judas Priest, but 'Hush!', her eighth solo record, is an acoustic album that features reworkings of both original material and choice covers. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks it out.....

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