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The Montecristos - ‘Born To Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (Easy Action) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 28 August 2015 04:00

MontecristosAccording to their PR The Montecristos are “the midnight soundtrack for Jayne Mansfield; hips swaying like a storm at sea knocking at the Green Door of all your rock ‘n’ roll dreams.” And with the release of their debut long player they also claim to be ‘Born To Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Will they live up to all these claims? Well, let’s ask Uber Rock’s Dom Daley to put this one to the test.

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Primitive Race - ‘Primitive Race’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 28 August 2015 03:20

Primitive RaceFeaturing current and former members of Pop Will Eat Itself, Peter Murphy’s band, <PIG>, KMFDM, Ministry, Tricky, Nitzer Ebb and Combichrist we always knew that the debut self titled album from industrial supergroup Primitive Race was going to be more than just a bit good. But how much more? Well let’s ask Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks to reveal all in this here review!

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Neanderthal - 'Rock Formation' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:40

neanrockcover300Last week we reviewed Tairrie B's new hip hop album, now it's the turn of her husband Mick Murphy, himself releasing a new album as a free download. Uber Rock's Lee Kendrick checks out Neanderthal's 'Rock Formation'.....

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The Decline - ‘Resister’ (Pee Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 04:00

DeclineSince the release of their debut back in 2010 Australian Skate-Punk band, The Decline, have grown to be a recognisable name in the international punk community. Here, Uber Rock’s Mark Granger reviews the band’s all new album ‘Resister’ and finds that the band’s upwards trajectory career wise is still heading skywards. Hit the link to find out exactly why….

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Lotta Lené - 'Smoke & Mirrors' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:20

lottacover300Lotta Lené is a Finnish songstress with an unashamed love of AOR and melodic rock. She has yet to play a gig but, if debut album 'Smoke & Mirrors' is anything to go by, her upcoming stage debut will be as smooth as Uber Rock's Ross Welford's chat-up lines. Our man has Celine Dion in his thoughts - hit the link to find out why....

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Kataklysm - ‘Of Ghosts And Gods’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 04:00

Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods artwork‘Of Ghosts And Gods’ is the twelfth studio record from melodic death metallers Kataklysm, and it’s a record that Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby is calling a “motherfucking beast of an album.” Hit the ‘Read more’ link to find out why.

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Pentagram - ‘Curious Volume’ (Peaceville Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:20

PentagramLegendary American heavy/doom metal band Pentagram reunites with Peaceville Records for their new studio album, ‘Curious Volume’ and on hand to check it out for Uber Rock is Jim Rowland. Hit the link then to find out why our man has dubbed this one “a great album from a great band”.

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Fear Factory - ‘Genexus’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 24 August 2015 04:00

Fear Factory - Genexus artworkFear Factory returned recently with ‘Genexus’, their latest studio record and the latest chapter in their musical exploration of, and fascination with, technology’s increasing dehumanization of its creators. Hmm what would Uber Rock’s very own Iron Man Mark Ashby make of this one? Hit the link to find out.

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Shannon & The Clams - ‘Gone By The Dawn’ (Hardly Art Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 24 August 2015 03:20

Shannon And The ClamsWhen Uber Rock’s Dom Daley claims Shannon & The Clams could have been the backing band for Johnny Thunders' 'Copy Cats 2' he really does mean that as a compliment. So what is it about ‘Gone By The Dawn’, the latest platter from the San Franciscan trio, that has Double Danger doing his best Shaky dancing? Hit the link to find out.

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Toadstool - 'The Lady Electric' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:00

toadstoolcover300ladyForest Of Dean three-piece Toadstool finally follow up a couple of well-received EPs with their debut full-length album, 'The Lady Electric'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks the wait was well worth it.....

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Aeraco - ‘All Or Nothing’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 03:20

Aeraco“Great songs, great vocals and great tracks” that’s what Uber Rock’s Ross Welford thinks of ‘All Or Nothing’ the new album from American hard rockers Aeraco. This really is an album in the proper sense of the term and we suggest you hit the ‘Read More’ link right now to find out all about it.

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Trading Empires - 'Spilling Beans' EP (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 04:00

TRADING EMPIRESEarlier this week a four track EP by the virtually unknown Trading Empires arrived at URHQ, and the four songs contained herein suddenly had us all rejoicing in the joys of summer. Digging a little deeper into the history of the musicians responsible for this musical tour de force is Uber Rock’s Ben Hughes, a man who just loves to be 'Spilling Beans'.

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Cocksure - ‘Corporate Sting’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 27 August 2015 03:20

CocksureWhilst the mainstream rock world pisses it’s chinos over the new Iron Maiden album Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks has been soiling himself over ‘Corporate Sting’ the all new album from industrialist psychos Cocksure. In fact our man reckons this could be one of the albums of 2015 and who are we to disagree? Hit the link to find out why.

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Beneath The Divine - 'Voice Of The Deceiver' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:40

divinecoverChepstow-based bruisers Beneath The Divine return with a new four-track EP, 'Voice Of The Deceiver'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey discovers that the extended player's great cover art conceals a collection of songs equally as impressive....

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The Bones - 'Flash The Leather' (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Craggy   
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 03:00

thebonesleathercover500approved small 2013Uber Rock's roving hornsman, the Brno-based Craggy, was so disappointed when he listened to the new Backyard Babies album that we had to cleanse his rock 'n' roll spirit with an album from a Swedish band that actually has a pulse! The Bones 'Flash The Leather' on their first album in three years, and our man is saved!

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The Fabrockators - ‘Just A Fabrocation’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:40

The FabrockatorsHailing from Southern Maryland, The Fabrockators have sent their all new album ‘Just A Fabrocation’ all the way to the UK for a little bit of what we might call the rock ‘n’ roll knoop test. Casting his profilometer over this one for Uber Rock is our cold rolled scribe Ross Welford. That enough fabrication puns for you in one intro?

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Chris Cornell - 'Euphoria Mourning' (USM) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 03:00

euph500Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell released his debut solo album, 'Euphoria Morning', in 1999, but always felt that it was lacking... something. That something has been restored as the album is now being reissued in remastered form, and on vinyl for the first time, under its original title, 'Euphoria Mourning'. Uber Rock's Jamie Richards, usually putting the 'X' in Sex, now puts the 'U' in Mourning.....

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Shardborne - ‘Living Bridges’ (Out On A Limb Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Monday, 24 August 2015 03:40

ShardborneShardborne are a prog metal four-piece from Limerick, Ireland, and ‘Living Bridges’ is their full length debut following 2011’s ‘Aeonian Sequence’ EP. On hand to review this one for Uber Rock is our very own professor of prog - Dr Michael Anthony. Hit the link to get his diagnosis on this one.

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Backyard Babies - 'Four By Four' (Gain) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 24 August 2015 03:00

BYB4After a five year hiatus, Sweden's Backyard Babies return with 'Four By Four', a nine track album that Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey thinks will divide fans - those who think they have to like it, and those brave enough to admit that it is totally devoid of, erm, highlights....

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Dreadnought - ‘Bridging Realms’ (Sailor Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 03:40

DreadnoughtDreadnought are two guys and two gals who hail from Denver, Colorado. Their latest album ‘Bridging Realms’ claims to be a mix of progressive rock, funk, black metal, post rock, doom, folk and Latin jazz and Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony is here to put that claim to the test. Surely this unholy musical amalgam can’t possibly work? Hit the link to find out the answer to that question plus much more.

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Motörhead - ‘Bad Magic’ (UDR) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Saturday, 22 August 2015 03:00

MotorheadMuch has been said about Motörhead’s recent live performances, some have declared the shows to be amongst the bands best whilst others have stated that the band should retire. So with all of this in mind we wondered what ‘Bad Magic’, their 22nd studio album would sound like? Uber Rock’s Lee Kendrick, a lifelong fan of the band, investigates….

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