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Faith No More - ‘Sol Invictus’ (Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 29 May 2015 04:00

Sol InvictusFaith No More returned recently with ‘Sol Invictus’ their first studio album in eighteen years and Johnny H was there day of release picking up his copy with all the other diehards…thing is he isn’t a diehard, in fact he’s anything but. Hit the link to discover why this record intrigued him quite so much.

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Youth Man - ‘Hill Of Knives’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 29 May 2015 03:40

Youth ManYouth Man are a bunch of noisy bastards from Birmingham who with the release of their second EP ‘Hill Of Knives’ have Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson declaring them to be “A kind of malfunctioning punk rock psychedelia mashup”. Intrigued? Well hit the link to find out exactly what that brave combination of genres actually sounds like.

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The Darkness - 'Last Of Our Kind' (Canary Dwarf Limited) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 May 2015 03:00

darknesslastofourkindAfter reforming with its original members four years ago, The Darkness now finds itself minus drummer Ed Graham and on a Spinal Tap-like quest to nail down his permanent replacement. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to the band's new album, 'Last Of Our Kind', and, ol' softy that he is, doesn't hate it.....

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Brother/Ghost - ‘Buried’ (Shelsmusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 03:20

Brother GhostFive years on from the release of their ‘Black Ice’ EP Austin Texas band Brother/Ghost get set to finally unleash their debut album ‘Buried’ on an unsuspecting public in June 2015. So what has taken them so long? Well, as Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks finds out this isn’t exactly an easy listen…so just imagine writing this stuff. Hit the link to discover a band quite like no other.

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Palace Of The King - 'White Bird/Burn The Sky' (Listenable Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:40

palacekingcoverUber Rock's Ross Welford is usually so damn cool, calm and collected... but right now he's going crazy for the retro rock wares of Australian six-piece Palace Of The King! Our man reckons that you'll be hearing more from this band real soon, and seeing them everywhere. Check out his album review to find out why.....

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SpitFire - 'Welcome To Bone City' (Rookies & Kings) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 25 May 2015 04:00

spitfirebonecity'Welcome To Bone City' by German rockers SpitFire is a Mad Max-style post-apocalyptic concept album that Uber Rock's road warrior Ross Welford thinks is loud, wild and dangerous. He likes it... and so should you!

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Cain's Offering - ‘Stormcrow’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:20

Cains OfferingDrawing their influences from both the classic hard rock scene and the European power metal scene Cain's Offering are something of a Finnish heavy metal tour de force if the PR blurb for their second album is anything to go by. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince finds that for once we had better believe the hype as he takes a look at ‘Stormcrow’, a record that really does exceed all expectations.

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Deez Nuts - ‘Word Is Bond’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 23 May 2015 04:00

deeznutscoverAustralian hardcore thugs Deez Nuts return with their fourth record ‘Word Is Bond’ and with their vocalist JJ Peters stating “I don’t give a fuck about haters” let’s just hope Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson isn’t cruising for a potential bruising as he gets to grips with the record’s fourteen tracks. Read on to find out more.

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Various Artists - 'Rock & Roll All Nite: A Tribute To KISS 1974-2015' (MVD/Wienerworld) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 23 May 2015 03:20

kisstributecdRon Keel, Keri Kelli, Ryan Roxie and members of Lillian Axe, Spread Eagle, Britny Fox, Steelheart and more team up to pay tribute to KISS on one of those albums that never fails to entertain. Uber Rock's Gaz E is going through Hard Times....

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Ash Is A Robot - ‘Sympathetic Vibration’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Friday, 22 May 2015 04:00

Ash Is A Robot

So here’s a new one for you, Portugal has a post hardcore scene. Not only do they have a scene but they also have great bands like Ash Is A Robot for us to discover too, and here with the band’s current EP ‘Sympathetic Vibration’ Uber Rock’s Mark Granger does just that. Hit the link to join him on his epic voyage.

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The Vibes - 'Standing At Your Own Grave' (Lux Noise Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 22 May 2015 03:20

vibesgravecoverThe Vibes are three rock 'n' roll rebels from Aarau, Switzerland who sound like Bud Spencer fighting with Quentin Tarantino while Motörhead plays live on stage... apparently. Uber Rock's very own Bud Spencer, Dom Daley, checks out the band's latest long player, 'Standing At Your Own Grave'.....

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Jonathan Boulet - ‘Gubba’ (Popfrenzy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 29 May 2015 03:20

JB GubbaOriginally released at the tail end of 2014 we finally got a copy of ‘Gubba’ the third album from Australian singer songwriterJonathan Boulet in our sweaty palms in order to give it a good listen and hopefully glowing review. Nev Brooks picks up this most curious of records to do the Uber Rock honours.

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InMe - ‘Trilogy: Dawn’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 03:40

INMeReleased at the beginning of May as the first of three new studio albums from Essex based quartet InMe, ‘Trilogy: Dawn’ sees the band utilising the PledgeMusic platform for the first time to deliver an expansive musical vision of the future. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson investigates.

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Matt Skiba and The Sekrets - 'Kuts' (Superball Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:00

mattskibakutscoverHe's touring with Blink-182; he fronts Alkaline Trio; how does Matt Skiba find the time to record solo albums? 'Kuts' is Skiba's second solo album, though this is more of a band affair, with AFI bassist Hunter Burgan and former My Chemical Romance drummer Jarrod Alexander roped in to help. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks it out.....

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The Exploding Eyes Orchestra - ‘I’ (Svart Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:20

Exploding Eyesapproved small 2013The Exploding Eyes Orchestra are the brainchild of Thomas Corpse, guitarist and songwriter with Finnish psychedelic band Jess And The Ancient Ones. The band basically being a vehicle for tracks that don’t fit with his main band. ‘I’ is the first volume of that material and as Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks soon finds out it is anything but throwaway stuff.

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Jace Pawlak - ‘Perspective’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:40

Jace PawlakReleased in the United States back in February 2015, ‘Perspective’ is the third collection of songs from Florida’s Jace Pawlak, a songwriter who likes to mix his melodic rock with a little bit of AOR on the side. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is the man with the review plan for this album, and he hopes there’s not too much perspective with this unholy alliance of genres at play.

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Ash - 'Kablammo!' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:00

ashkablammocoverapproved small 2013Ash said they were never gonna release another album, the dirty fibbers! Not only have the denizens of Downpatrick gone against their word and recorded a new long player, 'Kablammo!', they, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes discovered, have recorded one of the best long players of the year so far!  

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Shawn James & The Shapeshifters - ’The Gospel According to Shawn James & The Shapeshifters’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 23 May 2015 03:40

Shawn James and The Shapeshifters Combining haunting fiddle and plucking banjo amidst swampy, fuzz driven slide guitars Shawn James & The Shapeshifters like to call their music “rock and roar”. Question is though will Uber Rock’s Russ P also be doing his best lion impression and roaring with pride come the end of the band’s latest release ’The Gospel According to Shawn James & The Shapeshifters’? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Trixter - ‘Human Era’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 23 May 2015 03:00

trixter-humaneraapproved small 2013Hold the front page! There’s a new Trixter album due in town next month and Uber Rock’s Dave Prince was lucky enough to get a sneaky earful of the record just a few days ago. Now he wants to tell you all know just how much he loves the album, and who are we to stop him. So, sit back, relax and let Princey take you on trip through ‘Human Era’. Go on you know you want to join him…

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Baby Scream - 'Fan, Fan, Fan/The Worst Of...' (Baby Scream Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 22 May 2015 03:40

worstbabyscreamArgentine power poppers Baby Scream return with not one, but two new albums, containing no less than thirty-nine new songs! Uber Rock's Gaz E checked out 'Fan, Fan, Fan' and 'The Worst Of...'

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Wino & Conny Ochs - ‘Freedom Conspiracy’ (Exile On Mainstream) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 04:00

Wino'Freedom Conspiracy' is the second collaborative album to be released by Scott “Wino” Weinrich and Conny Ochs. Deftly fusing acoustic and electric guitars, with both artists’ distinctive vocal styles Uber Rock’s Mark Granger is for once left almost speechless by the record’s thirteen well-crafted brand new hymns. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out why…

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