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Third Lung - ‘Breaking Late’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Saturday, 18 November 2017 04:20

Third Lung artworkWhile bands have their whole lives to write their debut album, the difficult follow up album has snake bit many bands over the years. However, Gerald Stansbury reckons that Third Lung have asserted some serious confidence by releasing an EP as the follow up to the first record, in the process putting put out six songs that, for him far exceed their debut album. Click the link to find out why our man believes that, if these six songs are a hint of what’s to come, the band could have a breakthrough year in 2018:

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My Vitriol/Magic Mountain – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club – 9 November 2017 Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 17 November 2017 04:20

My Vitriol tour posterSixteen years after producing what Ben Hughes regards as a seminal album that married angular guitars and lazy harmonies that combined the sounds of The Smashing Pumpkins and The Posies, My Vitriol are back out on the road promoting a new, albeit fan-only, album. So, when the tour pulled into his favourite local venue, where was our man gonna be but front and central?

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Witterquick – ‘Fire & Ice’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:20

Witterquick Fire Ice artworkIt was the morning after the Friday night before, and UR supremo Monk didn’t want something too heavy too early, so he slipped this little shiny disc into ye olde deck of death to see if it would help wake him up gently… Did it do the trick? Click the link to find out:

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Vice – ‘Veni Vidi Vice’ (Pride and Joy Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:20

Vice artworkIt has been almost 30 years since German hard rockers Vice last bothered the charts with a new release – but, now they’re back in action and attempting to pick up where they left off… Have they succeeded? Well, click the click and find out why Phil Cooper reckons they haven’t quite risen to the challenge:

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Damnation Defaced – ‘Invader From Beyond’ (Apostasy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:20

Damnation Defaced artworkAt first glance, their name may not reveal it, but the album title should! While thoroughly ploughing the traditional death metal route, Damnation Defaced are not content to pursue the genre’s traditional themes of destruction and gore, but instead use their music, albeit brutally, to reflect their mutual love of a genre that, in itself, can often be seen to one of the campest around. Click the link to find out more:

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Theory Of A Deadman – ‘Wake Up Call’ (Roadrunner Records/604 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Monday, 13 November 2017 04:20

Theory sleeve loresJonni D recently returned from a jaunt around central America, and so we thought we’d welcome him home with something really special – the sixth studio album from the band once dubbed ‘Nickeleback-lite’ because of their closeness to their Canadian countrymen. Have they finally managed to shake off that tag, or is our lad wishing he was back in a wifi-less jungle? Click the link to find out.

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Various Artists – ‘Saving Souls With Rock And Roll’ (Wolverine Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 10 November 2017 04:20

savingsoulswithrocknrollGermany’s Wolverine Records are celebrating 25 years of releasing punk, psychobilly and a host of other sub-genres, and to do so they have just issued a CD jam-packed with 22 of the bands which have made up their roster in that period. It landed on the doormat at URHQ for only the briefest of moments before being winged straight to the valleys for Dom Daley to wrap his ears around and evaluate:

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Jaya The Cat – ‘A Good Day For The Damned’ (Bomber Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:40

Jaya The Cat artworkAvid readers of Über Rock will be familiar with the sites love of all things Jaya from the spin-off reviews to interviews to live reviews we've carried over time for these Europhiles from the Americas and their brand of reggae/punk. But, Double D reckons it’s not fair to pigeonhole these particular cats, as they encapsulate the rock ‘n’ roll pirate lifestyle… click the link to find out what he’s on about:

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Tony Mills – ‘Streets Of Chance’ (Battlegod Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 04:40

Tony Mills artworkSometimes the fates do indeed align… there was UR boss Monk prepping a playlist for one of his rare DJ gigs when, as he held a certain single in his hand, the new album from the singer concerned literally fell onto his doormat, representing a moment in time separated by three decades. Click the link to find out if the fates were indeed aligned, or was it just a matter of (streets of) chance:

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Bárbara Black – ‘Ad Libitum’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:20

Barbara Black artworkEvery now and then, an album comes along that, with its opening note, grabs you by the balls, pins you to the nearest wall and snarls right into your face, saying “you WILL listen to me”! The opening slide riff of ‘The Hill’ did just that not only to UR head honcho but also to boss lady DQ (her balls are so big she wears them on her chest)… To find out why, click on this here link and prepare to discover a surprising new talent:

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The Greg Kihn Band – ‘Rekihndled’ (Riot Records/City Hall) Print E-mail
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Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Monday, 06 November 2017 04:00

Greg Kihn artworkPerhaps best remembered for the MTV-friendly hits ‘The Breakup Song’ and ‘Jeopardy’, it has been 21 years since we last enjoyed a studio album from Greg Kihn.  But, he has rectified that situation now, with the emergence of this brand new opus.  Click the link to find out if he has ‘Rekihndled’ his career, as our resident doomster DJ Astrocreep steeps out of the gloom and into the light of AOR enlightenment:

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The King Is Blind – ‘We Are The Parasite We Are The Cancer’ (Calva Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 17 November 2017 04:00

The King Is Blind artworkapproved small 2013It may have taken Nick Russell a while to get around to reviewing the second album from East Anglian noise makers TKIB, but he reckons it’s worth the wait, as he draws comparisons with genre-defining metal albums such as Behemoth’s ‘The Satanist’ and Gojira’s ‘Magma’. Click the link to find out more about a release which the big man reckons is “insightful, interesting and thought-provoking”:

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Divide – ‘Embers’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Allan Maxwell   
Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:00

Divide EmbersHaving recently undergone both a line-up change and a slight shortening of their name, Glaswegian alt-rockers Divide are just about to release their latest EP, before heading out on a headlining tour early in the New Year. Would said mini-opus ignite Allan Maxwell’s inner fire? Click the link to find out:

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Anti-Flag - ‘American Fall’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 04:00

Anti Flag artworkGerald Stansbury first came across Anti-Flag when he heard the title track of ‘Die For Your Government’ on a compliation album (remember those?) back when it was first released, which sent him right back to the record store to buy the album. He hasn’t looked back since… so, how would he react to their latest album, the appropriately titled ‘American Fall’? Well, there’s only one way to find out and that’s click the distinctly Trump-disapproved link:

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Aetherian – ‘The Untamed Wilderness’ (Lifeforce Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:00

aetherian artworkWith their debut full-length album, Phil Cooper reckons that not only have Greek melodic death metallers Aetherian produced something fresh and exciting, but also have laid down a powerful statement of intent in regards to taking on some of their more famous Scandinavian cousins who have dominated the genre for so long. Click the link to find out why:

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Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons - ‘Ain’t No Pussy’ (Dirty Water Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Martin Haslam   
Monday, 13 November 2017 04:00

Pussycat JohnsonsAfter falling headfirst last year for their ‘Dirty Rock N Roll’ album, and having previously enjoyed ‘Exercise Your Demons’, Martin Haslam had high expectations for the new release from Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons. Were his expectations fulfilled? To find out, you know what to do:

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Santa Cruz – ‘Bad Blood Rising’ (M-Theory) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Friday, 10 November 2017 04:00

SC BBR CoverLRG02By the time a band reach their third album, fans should more or less know what to expect. But, with a new record company heralding a supposed new beginning, Finnish sleaze rockers Santa Cruz are looking to establish a slightly outlook for themselves… so, how have they combined introspection with their party attitude? Phil C has the answers on the other side of this link:

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Rose Tattoo – ‘Tatts: Live In Brunswick 1982’ (Golden Robot Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 09 November 2017 04:20

Rose tattoo livein brunswick 300x300Back in 1981, when Aussie rock ‘n’ wreckers Rose Tattoo battled their way into his native Belfast, UR boss Mark Ashby was too young to be allowed to go to the gig… but, thanks to some farsighted and highly plugged in dude at the BBC, it was recorded and subsequently beamed into his living room, helping to cement another part of his teenage education. Now, 35 years later, one of the band’s classic concerts has been given the re-issue treatment. Click the link to find out more:

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Indonesian Junk – ‘Stars In The Night’ (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 04:00

Indonesian JunkAnother day, another Rum Bar Records release and another day on which DD’s world is that little bit brighter. And on this particularly bright day, he once again takes a dander down to the joint which he reckons possesses the finest of jukeboxes.  Click the link to find out what he’s been lining up on this occasion:

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Jaimz Vokins – ‘Time Machine’ (AOR Blvd Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 04:00

jaimzvokins timemachine 0What do you get when you team a one-time Tigertailz frontman with Wrathchild's former guitarist?  Well, according to our very own 'Prince Of Parp', the result is a glam rock album that has one foot planted in the '70s but with the savvy sexy swagger of the 21st century.  Click the link to find out more about this new collaboration between two of the British glam scene's stalwarts:

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Sinocence – ‘No Gods No Masters Volume 3’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 06 November 2017 04:00

ngnm v3 cover smallFive years ago, Northern Ireland metallers Sinocence set off down an ambitious path. With three full length albums under their belt, they took inspiration from one of their heroes, Philip J Anselmo, and set out to record a triptych of thematically-connected EPs. Now, they have reached the end of the journey, with the release of the final instalment. Click the link for the story of this traumatic trip and its conclusion:

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