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Various Artists - ‘No Future: A Tribute To Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned’ (Released Emotions) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 25 June 2016 04:00

No FutureWith this being the ruby anniversary of UK punk rock, what better way to celebrate the occasion than with an eighteen track compilation of the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned? Hold on a minute ‘No Future: A Tribute To Sex Pistols’ actually features eighteen cover versions. Uber Rock’s Johnny H says “give it some bollocks” as he hopes the likes of Blaggers ITA, Leatherface and Attila The Stockbroker will put in a decent enough shift to help save this one from the bargain bin.

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Rob Moratti - ‘Transcendent’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 25 June 2016 03:40

Rob Moratti‘Transcendent’ is the all new studio album from Canadian melodic rock singer Rob Moratti. Here Uber Rock’s Dave Prince takes a look at said opus and can’t help but notice the frontman’s love of one legendary AOR band in particular. Hit the link to find out who that is.

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Rich Robinson - ’Flux’ (Eagle Rock Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 25 June 2016 03:00

Rich RobinsonIt’s been a busy year so far for Rich Robinson, the guitarist not only having his solo back catalogue reissued but he’s also just about to finish a set of US shows stepping in for Mick Ralphs in Bad Company. Quite how he managed to find time to record ‘Flux’, his all new studio record is beyond us, but it’s in the shops this weekend folks and here Uber Rock’s Russ P checks it out.

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External Menace - 'Off The Rails: Live At Blackpool 2015' (Violated Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 24 June 2016 03:20

EXMen300useVeteran Scottish punks, External Menace, were gonna split up after playing a final show at last year's Rebellion Festival... but decided against it. So, instead of being a goodbye of sorts, 'Off The Rails: Live At Blackpool 2015' is just a bombastic addition to the band's catalogue. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps kisses it.... quick.....

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The Amorettes - 'White Hot Heat' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 24 June 2016 02:00

amorettesheatcover300The Amorettes return with third album, 'White Hot Heat', recorded just minutes from URHQ, and in worryingly close proximity to the infamous Butcher of Bethcar Street. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey wonders aloud where the girls got the song title, 'Pervert Alert', from.....

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Broken Teeth HC - ‘At Peace Amongst Chaos’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:40

Broken TeethHardcore, you know the score. Uber Rock’s Lee Kendrick reckons Manchester based crossover outfit Broken Teeth HC certainly know the score as he checks out their debut album for Nuclear Blast the intriguingly titled ‘At Peace Amongst Chaos’.

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Anti-Flag - 'Live and Acoustic in Vienna' (Uncle M Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:00

AFviennacover550When on tour in Vienna at the tail end of last year, Anti-Flag recorded a live acoustic set directly onto vinyl, producing a one-of-a-kind record. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out the digital EP ripped directly from said slab o' wax, with 100% of profits going to Amnesty International.....

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The Order Of Israfel - ‘Red Robes’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:40

The Order Of IsrafelReleased at the end of May on Napalm Records ‘Red Robes’ is the second album from Swedish doomsters The Order Of Israfel. It’s a record that the band promises broadens their horizons past the usual Sabbath reference points that litter the genre. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland puts that claim to the test and finds that whichever way you look at it the band may already have sold their souls for rock ‘n’ roll.

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D Generation - 'Nothing Is Anywhere' (Bastard Basement Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:00

DGennew300Yay, D Generation are making a new record! Boo, it's never getting released! Wait, it is coming out... and we've got the review! Uber Rock's Dom Daley is like Augustus Gloop with his golden ticket, stuffing himself with succulent rock 'n' roll for your reading pleasure. But could the D Generation of this decade get anywhere near the D Generation of old?

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Lee Aaron - ‘Fire And Gasoline’ (Big Sister Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:20

Lee Aaron - Fire And GasolineFor those of us of a certain age the name of Lee Aaron will immediately spark some interesting memories. What many don’t realise though is that the Canadian Metal Queen never really gave up on music, she simply adapted during the grunge years and became more successful than ever before in the process. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby looks at ‘Fire And Gasoline’ the songstress’s first rock album in decades and finds her packing a truly knockout melodic rock punch.

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RoadRage - 'Beware of the Monkey' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 20 June 2016 04:00

roadragemonkey300German band, second album, new singer, obsessed with Motörhead, Gluecifer, and The Hellacopters. Yeah, you wanna know all about RoadRage, right? Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is warned, 'Beware of the Monkey'.....

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Telstar Sound Drone - 'Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles' (Bad Afro Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 25 June 2016 03:20

telstarcover300Copenhagen's Telstar Sound Drone, with their new album, can be your new God. So says Uber Rock's Ross Welford who now has 'Magical Solutions To Everyday Struggles'.....

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Anderson/Stolt - ‘Invention Of Knowledge’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 24 June 2016 04:00

Anderson StoltWith news breaking this week that Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are going to tour the music of Yes as ARW, the release of ‘Invention Of Knowledge’ the debut release from Anderson and Flower Kings guitarist Roine Stolt has never seemed more apt. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland explains why.

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MGT - ‘Volumes’ (SPV/Oblivion) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 24 June 2016 03:00

MGT Volumes‘Volumes’ is the debut solo album from Mark Gemini Thwaite, or MGT as he prefers to be known for this release. Boasting a diverse cast of guest vocalists ranging from Ville Valo to Julianne Regan and produced by Tim Palmer Uber Rock’s Johnny H drops this one on the stereo praying it isn’t going to be just another one of those ego trips for a six string gun for hire. Hit the link to discover one of the real surprise albums of 2016.

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Scorpion Child - ‘Acid Roulette’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 04:00

Scorpion Child - Acid Roulette“A rock ‘n’ roll record should unlock a journey.” So proclaims the PR blurb that accompanies ‘Acid Roulette’ the second album from Texan classic rockers Scorpion Child. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby investigates this audacious claim and finds that for once the blurb might actually be not too far from the truth. Hit the link then to discover what we prefer to call “a damn fine album.”

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Colt 45 - 'Snakes & Ladders' (Visible Noise Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:20

coltcover400Straight outta Cumbria, punk three-piece, Colt 45, up the ante with new six-track EP, 'Snakes & Ladders'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps checks out the extended player and thinks that it should have been extended further.....

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Nails - ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 04:00

Nails - You Will Never Be One Of UsCalifornian extreme-metal punks Nails have just unleashed ‘You Will Never Be One Of Us’ their debut album for Nuclear Blast on the largely unsuspecting world. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby has been following the career of these noisy bastards closely over the years though and he reckons this “is the most ambitious song Nails have yet committed to disc.” Hit the link to find out why.

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Pretty Little Enemy - 'Bitch PLEase!' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:20

PLEcover300Pretty Little Enemy are West Country alt. rockers and, after listening to their debut, three-track EP, Uber Rock's Ross Welford thinks BIG things could lie ahead for these girls and boys.....

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Raise Your Pitch - 'Risultati' (Anfibio Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:40

raisepitch300Crossover punk/hardcore from Italy float your boat? Then check out  'Risultati', the second album from Raise Your Pitch. Uber Rock's Ross Welford did just that, and couldn't help but be impressed.....

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The Interrupters - 'Say It Out Loud' (Hellcat Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 03:00

inter300approved small 2013Produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong (who also makes a guest appearance), 'Say It Out Loud', the second album from Los Angeles ska punks, The Interrupters, is Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey's favourite album at the minute. Why? Only one way to find out....

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Bat - ‘Wings Of Chains’ (Hells Headbangers) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 20 June 2016 03:40

BatAmerican speed metal cult act Bat have finally returned with ‘Wings Of Chains’, their debut long player for Hells Headbangers. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland reckons this “venomous” record is perhaps the best thing Ryan Waste has ever done and here he explains why.

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