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Zeugen Der Leere - 'Seelenwanderer' (Under-grounded) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 04:00

Zeugen der Leere - Seelenwanderer ArtworkPlaying a mix of what they call “dark/black” metal, 'Seelenwanderer' the sophomore release from Zeugen Der Leere has Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby calling it a record that is “a lush, beautiful, dense album which should be tracked down by all lovers of darkly melodic black metal”. High praise indeed, so hit the link to find out more. Oh and once again you can download the album for free via a link at the end of the review.

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Smerins Anti-Social Club - ‘Primordial Cordial’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:40

Smerins Anti-Social ClubWhen Nev Brooks isn’t writing for Uber Rock he’s twisting people’s melons helping them to find a better path in life, but here one of his students turns his day job full circle on him by introducing him to a Bristol musical collective by the name of Smerins Anti-Social Club. Brooksy has not been the same since he discovered ‘Primordial Cordial’, are you brave enough to join him?

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Black Trip - ‘Goin’ Under’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Monday, 28 July 2014 04:00

Black TripBlack Trip are a Swedish trad metal NWOBHM influenced supergroup featuring Enforcer guitarist Joseph Tholl on lead vocals. Joining him is day job bandmate Jonas Wikstrand on the drums along with three ex members of black metallers Nifelheim. The result? 'Goin' Under' eight tracks of rifftastic 80s metal that has Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks getting all misty eyed.

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Whitechapel - ‘Our Endless War’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:20

WhitechapelFive albums into their career and ‘Our Endless War’ is the first time Whitechapel have crossed paths Uber Rock’s Nick Russell. Having more than just a little penchant for all things deathcore will our man be an instant recruit to the band’s bloody cause? Well click the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Vivalma - 'Human Effect' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:40

vivalmahumancoverUber Rock's Michael Anthony has always wanted a Brazilian, now we make his dream come true with 'Human Effect', the first full length album from São Paulo progressive metal band Vivalma. Like Pain of Salvation, Muse, Rush, Yes, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater and Symphony X? Then you might like this.....

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The Dagger – ‘The Dagger’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:20

The DaggerFormed by members of Grave and Dismember, The Dagger are the latest bunch of rock crazy Swedes to try to attempt the classic sounds of the ‘70s. Pulling on such influences as BOC, Sabbath, Rainbow and The Nuge, the band’s self titled debut should have Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland writhing in air guitar induced ecstasy. So hit the link to discover if he really is in hard rock paradise.

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Sweet Ermengarde - 'Raynham Hall' (Équinoxe Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:40

Sweet Ermengarde - Raynham Hall ArtworkHailing from Bochum in Germany Sweet Ermengarde specialise in making music that tells tales of gothic horror and mystery, case in point their latest release 'Raynham Hall', an album of nine tracks that are all about ‘The Brown Lady’ ghost. Want to know more? Hit the link and find out what Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby discovers hidden behind the curtain.

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Dead End Heroes - ‘Road Kill’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:20

Dead End HeroesNot for the first time this week Uber Rock’s Dave Prince is in AOR Heaven as he checks out the debut album from multinational supergroup Dead End Heroes, a band initially conceived as a side project for drummer Daniel Voegeli the resulting record ‘Road Kill’ turns out to be anything but a one man vanity project as our Prince O’ Parp is about to explain....

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Stillroom - 'Good To Be Alive' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:20

Stillroom-300x300Stillroom from Dublin are a band that Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby has watched grow up from their first demo to this 'Good To Be Alive', their first album. Trouble is that first demo tape received a few years back didn’t really instil that much faith in our Norn Iron Man that the band would ever be anything other than a bluesy bar band, but how things change. Hit the link and discover who the Stillroom flower really has gone full bloom.

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Fozzy - ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:00

FozzyReleased this week on Century Media ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ by Fozzy is perhaps the band’s most accomplished record yet, and thanks to a guest appearance from Steel Panther’s Michael Starr on ‘Tonite’ this can only help raise the band’s profile even higher. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince however argues that the band themselves now don’t need any gimmicks, as 14 years on even Y2J himself is now all about just the rock!

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Acacia Avenue - ‘Cold’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:40

Acacia AveWe all know by now how much Dave Prince loves his parp, in fact he is Uber Rock’s Prince O’ Parp for very good reason, he just loves his AOR. So as you can imagine any new release on AOR Heaven puts our man immediately in that place…AOR Heaven and ‘Cold’ the new one from Acacia Avenue certainly is not about to buck the trend. So strap on your air keytar and hit the link for another piece of parp perfection.

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To The Nines - ‘Dogs’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 03:20

To The Nines'Dogs’ is the latest ferrous slab of UKHC from Suffolk mob To The Nines. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell lets the bastard off the leash as everyone else at URHQ runs for cover. Yes folks it’s time to get into the pit for a 5 tracker that will leave you scarred for life. Oh and before we forget John from Raging Speedhorn makes a guest appearance too. You know what to do….hit it!

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Tim Bowness - ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:40

Tim BownessHaving built up a reputation as a member of No-Man, Tim Bowness returns in his own right ten years after his debut solo album to release his second solo record ‘Abandoned Dancehall Dreams’. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill gets his jiving shoes on for forty four minutes of introspective contemplation with not a lot of time left for any dancing.

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Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions - 'Injection' (STP Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 July 2014 03:00

Injection - Coverapproved small 2013Following on from an EP that offered a salty taste of things to come, Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions get to fourth base with 'Injection', a thirteen track long player that just has to be added to your collection...unless you're a tone-deaf tool, of course. Luckily Uber Rock's Dom Daley isn't, as proved by a glowing review.....

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The TripDown Project - 'Post Modern Delay' (Holier Than Thou Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:20

tripdowncover300'Post Modern Delay', the debut album from The TripDown Project, found its way to Uber Rock's Ben Hughes who quickly started throwing cool comparisons (Eureka Machines, Honeycrack, LostAlone, etc) around its tracklisting. Hit Read More to discover if this previously unknown band are about to explode.....

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Roxie 77 - 'The Ameriswede' EP (Bellyache Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 25 July 2014 03:00

roxieameriswedecoverapproved small 2013Alice Cooper/Casablanca guitarist Ryan Roxie returns with the first Roxie 77 release in five years. 'The Ameriswede' features two different mixes of six new songs, with one of Ryan's Alice Cooper bandmates at the controls. Uber Rock's Gaz E thinks that this is the best EP of the year - read on to find out why.....

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Midnight Masses - 'Departures' (Superball / Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:20

midnightmassescoverMidnight Masses was formed in 2008 by ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead pair Autry Fulbright II and Jason Reece. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checked out debut album, 'Departures', a melancholy soundtrack to the loss of a band member's father. Click the link for more.....

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Vintage Trouble - ‘The Swing House Acoustic Sessions’ (McGhee Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 24 July 2014 03:00

Swing HouseAt the end of this month Vintage Trouble return to the UK for 2 long since sold out shows at the Assembly Halls in Islington London, a fine setting for the blues/soul/rock quartet. On the merch table both nights should be this all new 5 track acoustic EP from the band that mixes 3 new songs with 2 reworked older tunes. Uber Rock’s Johnny H excitedly checks it out as he (likes most of us here at URHQ) waits patiently for the band’s sophomore studio release. Hit the link to find out what $10 can buy you these days.

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Bad For Lazarus - 'Life's A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!' (1-2-3-4 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:20

badforbangbangSelf-described as playing Motown Hell - that's a crazed combination of Motown and Richard Hell, of course - and featuring a member of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Bad For Lazarus have made a believer out of Uber Rock's Ben Hughes. Our man thinks that we all need 'Life's A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!' in our lives - hit the link to find out why....

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Tyson Leslie - ‘Train Wrecks, Havoc and Heartbreak’ (Above The Level Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 04:00

Tyson LeslieThe name Tyson Leslie was certainly a new one on us here at URHQ, but not for long as Rob Watkins our resident fanboy of things power and pop was soon on the case when ‘Train Wrecks, Havoc and Heartbreak’ dropped into our infamous PO Box 666. Almost lost for words at the records awesomeness what follows is our man’s attempt at telling us he’s possibly found his Uber Rock Album Of The Year…trouble is it was released in 2013.

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Reverted - 'Sputter The Worms' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:20

Reverted - Sputter The Worms Artwork'Sputter The Worms' is the debut album from London quartet Reverted and as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby quickly finds out it is a twelve tracker that mixes the groove and grind of the likes of Lamb Of God with the commercial thump of Metallica. So if the thought of that heavy hitting combination tickles your privates you know what to do next. Hit it! The ‘Read More’ link that is…

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