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Band Of Skulls - 'Himalayan' (Electric Blues Recordings/Pias) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Friday, 18 April 2014 04:00

bandifskullshimcoverBand Of Skulls, the alt. rockers out of Southampton, have found themselves being groomed by those pesky classic rock fans but, as Uber Rock's Jamie Richards discovered when listening to their third studio album, 'Himalayan', they offer so much more....

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Rust - ‘Doctors, Lawyers, Strippers & Fools’ (Rebel Sound Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:40

RustAustralian bruisers Rust return with ‘Doctors, Lawyers, Strippers & Fools’ a coloured vinyl LP that collects the band's 7" output over the past year whilst adding 2 previously unavailable tracks to the mix. Uber Rock’s Mark Granger jumps on-board the band’s punk rock ‘n’ roll road train for this one, and likes what he finds.

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Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey - ‘Going Back Home’ (Chess Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 04:00

Wilkoapproved small 2013Bringing together ten Wilko Johnson originals and one Bob Dylan cover ‘Going Back Home’ is a celebration of UK R&B music quite like no other. Why? Well add in to the equation Johnson himself and his current band of Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe, plus the keyboards of Mick Talbot and vocals from none other than the legendary Roger Daltrey and suddenly you have a potential album of the year on your hands. Uber Rock’s Johnny H explains why.

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Killer Be Killed - 'Killer Be Killed' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:00

killerbekilledalbum'Supergroup' you say? Killer Be Killed are Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta) and the new project's self-titled album is set for release next month. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps set his horns to stun and got his thoughts down on one of the year's most anticipated releases.....

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Brainstorm - ‘Firesoul’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:40

BrainstormGerman riffmasters Brainstorm are one of Europe‘s most successful power metal acts. But as Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland discovers with a return to the sound and spirit of their early albums ruthless riff efficiency and maximum metal mayhem may not be enough to set ‘Firesoul’ apart from the burgeoning pack of young metal pretenders chasing at the band’s coat tails. Hit the link and find out more.

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Marc Ford - 'Holy Ghost' (Naim Edge Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:00

marcfordholyghostcoverMarc Ford, famous for his work with The Black Crowes and, before them, Burning Tree, returns with a new solo album, 'Holy Ghost', that threatens to walk away with the most prizes when the Americana awards are given out at year end. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens, and finds one of the most poignant releases of recent times.....

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Rusty Eye - 'Saca El Cobre' (Epoché Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:20

rustyeyesacaRusty Eye, the horror-fuelled Hollywood outfit originally out of Mexico City, says goodbye to arguably its most famous member with 'Saca El Cobre', an album devoted to celebrating the band's influences. Uber Rock's Gaz E waves goodbye.....

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The Golden Grass - ’The Golden Grass’ (Svart Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:40

Golden Grass“The glory of American hard rock has returned with the debut eponymous album by The Golden Grass,” so proclaims the PR blurb that accompanies the 5 song 37 minute long opus by the Brooklyn based trio. Well it’s certainly hard rock but is it classic hard rock? We asked Uber Rock’s Russ P to check it out, and here’s his all important verdict on the matter at hand.

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Sebastian Bach - ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:00

sebbacjhellcoverart400Returning with his first solo studio album in 3 years Sebastian Bach is promising to ‘Give ‘Em Hell’ this time around, and as Uber Rock’s Johnny H finds out it might just be Hell but not necessarily for all the right reasons. Join our intrepid scribe as he journeys to a place he seldom goes these days as he tries to avoid provoking his local dog population any further in the process. Hit the link to find out more…..

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Doctor Pheabes - 'Seventy Dogs' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:40

Doctor Phibeas - Seventy Dogs ArtworkHailing from Brazil Doctor Pheabes are made up of two sets of brothers who share a mutual love of all things hard rock and NWOBHM. We’ll that’s certainly what Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby hears from within the grooves of the band’s ‘Seventy Dogs’ album. Click here, and find out why the band ended up supporting Guns N’ Roses in the homeland just a few weeks back.

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Foxy Shazam - 'Gonzo' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:00

foxygonzocoverapproved small 2013Foxy Shazam, for which there is much love at URHQ, teased of a major announcement, which we all believed to contain new tour dates. Suddenly, and with zero warning, the band offered the Steve Albini-produced 'Gonzo', their fifth album, as an immediate download....for free! Uber Rock's Jamie Richards was first in line to review, and gives the brutal truth with just one click of the mouse.....

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Millenium - 'Ego' (Lynx Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Friday, 18 April 2014 03:20

egocoverWith latest album, 'Ego', Millenium have become Michael Anthony's second favourite Polish art-rock band. Yes, Uber Rock's resident prog warden finds plenty to get his teeth stuck into on an album detailed for you with but one click of a mouse.....

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Bob Wayne - ‘Back To The Camper’ (People Like You Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 03:40

Bob Wayne“Yeehaw!!!!” It’s time for another album from Nashville’s country rock straight shooter otherwise known as Bob Wayne. In the saddle for this one is Uber Rock’s Mark Granger as he goes ‘Back To The Camper’.

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Cherry Poppin’ Daddies - ‘White Teeth, Black Thoughts’ (Space Age Bachelor Pad) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 04:00

CPDThe Cherry Poppin’ Daddies just love to swing, and on their sixth album, the PledgeMusic funded ‘White Teeth, Black Thoughts’, they mix the old and new of the genre to make a package of songs that has Uber Rock’s Mark Granger cutting the finest of rugs across the URHQ dancefloor. Click the ‘Read More’ link to do just that.

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Element - 'WTF Happened to Journalism' (Lucidia) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 03:20

elementcoverUSEWigan-based band Element ask 'WTF Happened to Journalism' on their third full length album. Uber Rock's Michael Anthony ponders the question while taking in the band's Clutch meets Neurosis sound, with added Saxon influence and Cult cover. Hit Read More for the lowdown.....

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Messenger - ’Illusory Blues’ (Svart Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 03:40

MessengerLondon trio Messenger really are not what you would call a typical band, edging as they do into the world of experimental, esoteric, avant-garde, progressive rock mixing folk with more traditional rock sounds. We asked Uber Rock’s Russ P to investigate their latest album for the ever excellent Svart label and this is what he made of ’Illusory Blues’.

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Kodiak Jack - 'Alhambra' (Angry Badger Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 14 April 2014 04:00

kodiakjackcoverSouth Coast rockers Kodiak Jack headed across the Atlantic to work on the follow-up to their well-received debut, teaming up with Brian Wheat, the legendary bass player of Tesla, who produced, engineered and mixed 'Alhambra'. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps certainly thinks that things are gettin' better for the UK outfit.....

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Klogr - ‘Black Snow’ (Zeta Factory/Believe) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 14 April 2014 03:20

KlogrHaving recently just completed a short set of UK shows in support of Prong, Italian metallers Klogr have their all new album ‘Black Snow’ to promote, and as Uber Rock’s Nick Russell discovers it’s a twelve track opus that delivers everything you should want in this modern metal world.

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Alkbottle - 'Lager Export‏' (ATS Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 04:00

alkbottlecoverAlkbottle are German, play metal-tinged rock 'n' roll, and sing about beer, bier, and more beer...in their native tongue. Uber Rock's Ross Welford listens to the band's new album, 'Lager Export', and says he'll have 'alf.....

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Smash Fashion - 'Big Cat Love' (Electric Pudding Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 12 April 2014 03:20

smashfashionbigcatlovecoverapproved small 2013Take a cooler-than-thou rock dandy of a frontman, team him up with the Rock City Angels guitarist, the drummer from Smack, and punk rock royalty in bass player form (and only after working with a Quireboy), and what do you get? Smash Fashion, providers of, according to Uber Rock's Gaz E, a strong contender for album of the year with 'Big Cat Love'.....

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3 Dayz Whizkey - 'Black Water‏' (Timezone Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 11 April 2014 04:00

3dayzwhizkeycover3 Dayz Whizkey is a steaming hot Rhythm & Blues band from Regensburg, Germany. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is a steaming hot Cock Rock & Hair Metal expert from Surrey. When they met, it was moider.....

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