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Mortiis - ‘The Great Deceiver’ (Omnipresence Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:00

MortiisAccording to his own PR Norwegian metal imp Mortiis isn’t particularly enamoured with his ninth studio release ‘The Great Deceiver’, its completion coming at a very high price to the band. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins can’t get enough of the record though, and if you hit the lipstick red ‘Read more’ link you’ll soon find out why….

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Dust Bowl Jokies - 'Dust Bowl Jokies' (Rodeostar) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:40

dustbowljokies300Dust Bowl Jokies hail from Sölvesborg, Sweden and managed to get the legendary Beau Hill to twiddle some knobs on their 2012 debut album. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is a celebrated knob-twiddler himself, so he was a shoe-in to check out the band's new, self-titled album.....

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Walls Of Jericho - ‘No One Can Save You From Yourself’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:20

Walls of JerichoIt had been eight years since metalcore outfit Walls Of Jericho released their last studio album, ‘The American Dream’. The wait for new material came to an abrupt end recently though with the release of ‘No One Can Save You From Yourself’ via Napalm Records. Here Uber Rock’s metal man reborn Rob Watkins welcomes Candace Kucsulain and Co. back with open arms.

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The Virginmarys - 'Divides' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:00

VMdivides300approved small 2013It's been three long years since the debut album from The Virginmarys seriously impressed Uber Rock's Ben Hughes. Would the long-awaited sophomore release have the same effect? You can bet your sweet bippy it could! Hit the link to read of one of the finest comebacks of the year.....

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Human Fortress - ‘Thieves Of The Night’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Monday, 02 May 2016 03:40

Human FortressGerman power metallers Human Fortress returned recently with an all new studio album going by the title of ‘Thieves Of The Night’. Uber Rock’s Lee Kendrick donned his studded gauntlets for this review and here he rejoices in an album full of flashy solos and screaming (for vengeance) vocals. Hit the link then to join his heavy metal celebrations.

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Brandy Row - 'Hold No Shame' EP (No Front Teeth Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 02 May 2016 02:00

brandycover300Brandy Row, former guitarist of The Gaggers, returns with a new EP via No Front Teeth Records. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes got to grips with the new four-track extended player, 'Hold No Shame', and will tell you why you should do the same with but one click of the mouse.....

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PEARS - 'Green Star' (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 29 April 2016 03:40

pearscover300New Orleans punks PEARS wrote their debut record in fourteen hours, just five weeks after forming in 2014. They've taken a little longer with second long player, the Fat Wreck Chords-released 'Green Star', and that's fine by Uber Rock's Ross Welford.....

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Flotsam And Jetsam - ‘Flotsam And Jetsam’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:00

Flotsam and JetsamHaving inked a worldwide deal with AFM Records Arizonan thrash legends Flotsam And Jetsam return next month with a twelve-track, self-titled, all-new studio record. Uber Rock’s long-time fan of the band, Ross Welford, takes a sneak peek at the album and says “Forget The Big 4” in the process. Hit the link, then, to find out why…..

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Sourvein - 'Aquatic Occult' (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 03:20

sourveincover300Around for over two decades now, Carolina Beach doom/crust crew Sourvein have inked a deal with the mighty Metal Blade Records, the new album, 'Aquatic Occult', falling onto the turntable of Uber Rock's Ross Welford with a hefty thud.....

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Magic Eight Ball - ‘Richest Men In The Graveyard’ (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 03:00

Richest Men In The Graveyard front cover artwork by Matt Whitbyapproved small 2013According to their PR blurb Magic Eight Ball's third studio album is a New Orleans-inspired funeral album; a Hallowe'en record for all seasons. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins simply thinks ‘Richest Men In The Graveyard’ is “a beautiful masterpiece.” Hit the link, then, to find out why this might be the band’s most accomplished record to date.

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The Offenders - ‘X’ (Bomber Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:40

The OffendersUber Rock’s Rich Hobson was looking through his music collection for something to usher in the feeling of summer when suddenly he stumbled upon ‘X’, the 2015 Bomber Music-released album from Berlin-based ska punks, The Offenders. “Oops, I was supposed to review this back in October” our man thought, "perhaps it’s about time I share my love of 'Hooligan Reggae' with the rest of the Überverse." Hit the ‘Read more’ link then to do just that…..

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Mantar - ‘Ode To The Flame’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 03:20

MantarNorth German noisy bastards Mantar return with their debut album for Nuclear Blast entitled ‘Ode To The Flame’, and on hand to review this one for Uber Rock is Johnny H. Hit the link to find out why fans of bands as seemingly polar opposite as Divison Of Laura Lee and Venom should really check this one out!

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The Grande Machine - 'Another Round' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Bill Lindsey   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 03:10

grandemachinecover300"Think MC5 and The New York Dolls drinking with Kiss and Bruce Springsteen and arguing about the Dead Boys, the Ramones, and Slade" - Uber Rockers are sure to love The Grande Machine, right?! Bill Lindsey does, as proved by his review of the band's latest album, 'Another Round'.

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The People The Poet - ‘Paradise Closed’ EP (Listen To This) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 02 May 2016 04:00

The People The PoetRecalling images of the very best bits of Counting Crows and classic Springsteen the last thing you’d probably expect to discover about The People The Poet is that they are in fact from the Rhondda. Neighbours to Uber Rock’s Dave Prince obviously (as we all live in one street down here you know), we couldn’t think of anyone better to review the band’s all new EP, the prophetically titled ‘Paradise Closed’.

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Dan Reed Network - 'Fight Another Day' (Frontiers Music Srl) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 02 May 2016 03:00

DRNfightcover300Dan Reed Network returns with studio album number four, a cool quarter of a century after the release of its third album. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listened to 'Fight Another Day' and, though a little surprised, found himself quickly falling for the long-awaited new album.....

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Deep Purple - ‘Long Beach 1976’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 29 April 2016 03:50

Deep PurpleJuly 2016 marks the fortieth anniversary of Deep Purple splitting up first time around. 2016 also marks the band’s induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, so as a timely reminder of perhaps one of the band’s most overlooked line-ups earMUSIC are releasing ‘Long Beach 1976’, a 2CD live celebration of the original post-Blackmore days. Uber Rock’s Johnny H dons his bell bottoms and splashes the junkie juice all over to review this one.

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Ian McNabb - 'Respectfully Yours' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:20

mcnabb300Ian McNabb of The Icicle Works returns with 'Respectfully Yours', a covers album where he tackles legendary songs by the likes of Neil Young, Black Sabbath, and the friggin' Bee Gees. Uber Rock's Dom Daley listened.....

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Johnny Thunders - 'So Alone' Special Remarquable Edition (Remarquable Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 03:30

JTcover300uReleased as an exclusive European 40th Anniversary Edition, this vinyl reissue of classic Johnny Thunders album, 'So Alone', from Remarquable Records is available on either black or splatter vinyl and comes with a new booklet that features two posters. Uber Rock's Dom Daley puts his arms around a memory.....

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Massive Wagons - ‘Welcome To The World’ (Off Yer Rocka) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 03:10

Massive WagonsThis weekend, ‘Welcome To The World’, the originally PledgeMusic-funded new album by Massive Wagons gets a full commercial release through Off Yer Rocka. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby took a look at the hard rock, AOR, heavy blues and erm, prog-influenced ten-tracker and came away both enthused and confused. Hit the link to find out why….

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Pearl Handled Revolver - ‘If The Devil Cast His Net’ (PHR Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Martin Haslam   
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 04:00

PHRReleased later this week, ‘If The Devil Cast His Net’ is the third album from UK rockers Pearl Handled Revolver, a record that celebrates the uninhibited whilst also adding just the right amount of grittiness to the mix. Uber Rock’s ‘local lad’, Martin Haslam, checks this one out and in the process gets his groove on.

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Autopsy Boys - 'Return Of The Acid Casualty Auto Humans' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:20

autboys300A twenty-one track album featuring guest appearances from Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves and legendary Scream Queen Debbie Rochon... that you can get for free? Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey waxes lyrical on the must-have second album from the Autopsy Boys.....

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