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Purling Hiss - 'Weirdon' (Drag City) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Richards   
Friday, 19 September 2014 04:00

purlinghisscoverPhiladelphia-based band Purling Hiss release new album, 'Weirdon', later this month and Uber Rock's Matt Richards is absolutely in love with it! Indie, Punk, Pop - are the sounds of this long player as weird as the album title suggests? Only one way to find out.....

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Yellowcard - 'Lift A Sail' (Razor & Tie) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 19 September 2014 03:40

yellowcardsailcover500Yellowcard returns with 'Lift A Sail', the band's seventh studio album. Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered a much more mature and melancholic sound from the band, no doubt coming as a result of a tragic accident that affected frontman Ryan Key.....

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The Brave Ones - 'The Brave Ones Los Angeles' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 September 2014 03:00

braveonescover2014Bullets and Octane's Gene Louis returns with a new line-up of The Brave Ones and an album fan-funded via Indiegogo that also raised money for the fight against breast cancer. Like Uber Rock's Dom Daley needed any extra incentive to check out new music from a Gene who realises that rock 'n' roll is far from dead.....

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Bamboo Vipers - 'Dangling The Bait' (Santebal Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:20

bambooviperscoverBamboo Vipers are a UK mob dealing in punk and glam rock 'n' roll - that's glunk in our book, plain and simple. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checked out the new band's debut platter, 'Dangling The Bait', and liked what he heard.....

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Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable - ‘Leave Me Alone’ (Schnitzel Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:00

NO Leave Me AloneThe latest solo album from Nick Oliveri features nine self produced songs delivered in a little over 28 minutes ably assisted by the likes of Phil Campbell from Motorhead, Dean Ween from Ween, Marc Diamond from the Dwarves and Bruno Fevery from Vista Chino. Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates what ‘Leave Me Alone’ has to offer other than celeb guest spots and all he can seem to say is “Royal who?” Hit the link to find out why…

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Kissin' Dynamite - ‘Megalomania’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 03:40

Kissin DynamiteKissin’ Dynamite are a young German melodic rock outfit who have carved out their own particular niche in the genre during their three album career to date. 2014 gives us ‘Megalomania’, their fourth studio record and here to tell us all about it is Uber Rock’s Dave Prince.

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Various Artists - 'Baldy Longhair & Fleeting Youth Present: Two-Way Tie For Last' (Baldy Longhair Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 03:00

BaldyCassetteStoreDay300approved small 2013Record Store Day? That's so Spring, kids. No, Uber Rock, by way of the Godfather of Glunk, Dom Daley, now puts its considerable weight behind September 27th's Cassette Store Day starting with this 38 track cassette-only release that features a host of cool bands...and The Sick Livers. Hit Read More, tapeheads.....

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The Dustaphonics - 'Big Smoke London Town' (Dirty Water Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:40

dustaphonicscoverIf an album is released by Dirty Water Records then there's a good chance that said long player will be cooler than thou and on a retro tip. 'Big Smoke London Town' from The Dustaphonics pretty much ticks all those boxes. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks it out.....

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Various Artists - 'HollyWood Rose: A Tribute To Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits' (MVD/Wienerworld) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 15 September 2014 04:00

hollywoodrosecoverThere have been a few of these 'A Tribute To...' compilation albums arriving at URHQ for review, but Uber Rock's Dom Daley hadn't popped his tribute reviewing cherry...until now. Hit Read More to witness a man aflame with hatred for many a Z-list musician...and Ron Keel.....

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Send - 'Nuevo Camino' (Gatoencerradorecords) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 15 September 2014 03:20

sendcoverSend is a Spanish band that names the likes of Backyard Babies, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana, Oasis and Led Zeppelin as major influences, yet sounds nothing like any of them. So says Uber Rock's Ross Welford, our man with something more than just a raised eyebrow.....

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Lonely Kamel - 'Shit City' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Bunting   
Saturday, 13 September 2014 04:00

Lonely KamelThankfully, 'Shit City', the latest album from Oslo's Lonely Kamel, is not a concept piece about Swansea. Nah, it's actually one hell of a good, hearty, solid and bearded rock 'n' roll record as Uber Rock's Matt Bunting is about to discover. Hit the link if you want to join him in his musical adventures in time and space.

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Modern Earl - 'Hot Damn' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 19 September 2014 03:20

modernearlcoverUber Rock's Ross Welford can't understand why he got sent this country "rock" album to review. Did he spill his tanning lotion over the cover? C'mon, there's got to be a couple of things about this record he likes.....

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Daylight Robbery - ‘Falling Back To Earth’ (Code 7 - Solar Flare Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:40

Daylight RobberyUK melodic rock outfit Daylight Robbery return this autumn with their sophomore release ‘Falling Back To Earth’ and there to catch them is Uber Rock’s Dave Prince. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out what the all important Uber Rock verdict is on what many might call “the difficult second album”.

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Belphegor - ‘Conjuring The Dead’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 03:20

belphegorcoverIn demonology, Belphegor is a demon, one of the seven princes of Hell, who helps people make discoveries. So is ‘Conjuring the Dead’, the band’s tenth album, and their fifth for Nuclear Blast, going to be a discovery of monstrous metal proportions for Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland? Well you know what to do to find out, right?

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Audrey Horne - ‘Pure Heavy’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 04:00

Audrey HorneWhen Norwegian rockers Audrey Horne released their ‘Youngblood’ album back in 2013 Uber Rock’s Johnny H was half tempted to dig out his old leather studded gauntlets in celebration of its heavy metal majesty. So as the world awaits the release of their fifth album, the tantalisingly titled ‘Pure Heavy’, H Bombz once again goes back to his roots and finds a whole new Horney sound waiting for him.

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Black Jesuses - ‘Black Jesuses’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 03:20

Black-Jesuses-st-cdapproved small 2013Whilst hunting for news about the forthcoming album from The Parlor Mob Uber Rock’s Russ P fell upon the enigmatically named Black Jesuses put together by Mob guitarist, David James Rosen, and drummer Sam Bey in their downtime. This then is their self titled debut release which boasts ten hard hitting tunes that Russ found he just had to share with you all.

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Gasoline Stars - 'Good Looks, Bad Behaviour' (Rambo/Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 04:00

gasolinestarscoverGasoline Stars hail from Sweden and, well, that might be all some of you need to know. Uber Rock's Ross Welford seemed a perfect fit to review an album called 'Good Looks, Bad Behaviour', so hit the link and indulge yourself.....

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John Taglieri - ‘Days Like These’ EP (Code 7/Vanity Music Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 03:20

John Taglieri - Days Like These coverartWith his twelfth release John Taglieri defines why his music career is right where he wants it to be in 2014. Showing that musicians can still make a comfortable living in this day and age without being a household name and having to rely on major label advances just to get through. But what does ‘Days Like These’ actually sound like? Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins is the man with all the answers.

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Black Tongue - ‘Born Hanged / Falsifier (Redux)' (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Bunting   
Monday, 15 September 2014 03:40

Black TongueBlack Tongue are a bunch of noisy bastards from Hull as Uber Rock’s Matt Bunting finds out whilst reviewing their digital only release of their last 2 EPs ahead of their first album proper for new label Century Media. Does this beast of a release make our man nod his head or stroke his beard though? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Stryper - ‘Live At The Whisky’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 15 September 2014 03:00

StryperRecorded in front of a sold out audience back in October 2013, ‘Live At The Whisky’ is an audio/visual gift from the yellow and black rock gods known to you and I as Stryper. Here, Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins reviews the audio segment of this heavenly deluxe package which you can find in record shops from today.

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Hot Fire - 'Lost In Rock & Roll' (Fly Electric Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 13 September 2014 03:40

hotfirecoverHot Fire hail from Boston and claim to be ready to carry a crippled Rock & Roll to safety. Uber Rock's Ross Welford finds that, with hints of prime Swedish garage rock about their sound, they might just manage it.....

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