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R-A-M-S - 'Beaten Up Dogs Don't Dance' (Lux Noise Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 03:40

ramscoverZurich's R-A-M-S formed from the ashes of The Bucks and, with debut album, 'Beaten Up Dogs Don't Dance', released via uber-approved record label Lux Noise, Uber Rock's Dom Daley knew he would not be disappointed.....

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New Model Army - ‘Between Wine and Blood’ (Attack Attack Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 03:40

NMA WineAfter their critically acclaimed ‘Between Dog And Wolf’ record of 2013 New Model Army continue to tour the world in support of it. So whilst they are away in Europe we have a 2CD release that takes 6 new tracks and 11 new live songs to keep us all happy. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell gets his clogs on for this one and can’t stop dancing.

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Starblind - 'Darkest Horrors' (Stormspell Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 04:00

starblinddarkestcoverStarblind are from Stockholm, Sweden and love Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Manowar, Heavy Metal, Beer and Whiskey. They are now Uber Rock's Matt Phelps' favourite new band. Hit Read More to find out our man's thoughts on the band's 'Darkest Horrors' album.....

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Sick Of It All - ‘Last Act Of Defiance’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:00

SOIANYHC godfathers Sick Of It All return with album number 10 and as Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton discovers it just could be the band’s ‘Last Act Of Defiance’. Let’s hope that isn’t the case though eh? In the meantime is it business as usual for Messrs Setari, Majidi and Koller? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Saracen - ‘Redemption’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:40

SaracenHailing from the picturesque Derbyshire town of Matlock, Saracen are inextricably linked with the NWOBHM movement, although they were always at the more melodic rock end of the scale, with elements of prog and pomp aplenty. ‘Redemption’ is the band’s latest album and here Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland doesn’t quite know if he needs to wear his cut off or cape to get him in the mood for his review.

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Gerard Way - 'Hesitant Alien' (Warner Bros) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:00

gerard-way-hesitant-alien-album-coverGerard Way, former frontman of My Chemical Romance, returns with 'Hesitant Alien', his debut solo album. Will the famous modern rock god ever be able to leave his celebrated past behind and forge himself a respected solo career? Uber Rock's Rob Watkins goes in search of aliens.....

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Brimstone Coven - ‘Brimstone Coven’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:00

Brimstone CovenThis self-titled album from West Virginia’s Brimstone Coven is their 2nd full album since forming in 2011. This release from Metal Blade includes a re-mastered version of the debut EP, here Uber Rock’s Nick Russell dons his best cloak and joins the metal circle to discover what is on offer….

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Robert Plant - ‘Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar’ (Nonesuch Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:00

Robert PlantEver since Robert Plant released his debut solo album ‘Pictures At Eleven’ back in 1982 he’s been constantly evolving as an artiste. Some of his most successful records since his Led Zeppelin heyday coming from him playing musical genres well outside what many might consider to be his comfort zone. Here with ‘Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar’ he revisits the World Music and Folk influences of some of those previous records and it’s Johnny H who is on the case for Uber Rock.

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Gods Of Hellfire - 'Chronicles Of Death' (Burning Halo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 26 September 2014 03:40

godshellcover500approved small 2013'Chronicles Of Death', from Bradford-based metal monoliths Gods Of Hellfire, has been lying in its tomb awaiting release for some time: now, via a new deal with Burning Halo Records, the album, like the Kraken, is about to be released. Uber Rock's Gaz E marvels at its wares.....

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Steve Rothery Band - ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’ (SRM) Print E-mail
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Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 26 September 2014 03:00

Ghosts-cover-image-670x482Hot on the heels of last month’s ‘Live In Rome’ comes ‘The Ghosts Of Pripyat’, Steve Rothery’s first ever solo studio album. Working on the tracks right up to the production deadline, the album has been financed through an incredibly successful ‘Kickstarter’ crowd-funding campaign, it’s Rothery’s first ‘proper’ solo release in a thirty-two year career and Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill is the man bra..sorry we of course mean... lucky enough to experience it.

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4th Street Traffic - ‘Claim To Fame’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:40

4th Street TrafficOver the years we’ve been introduced to bands under some pretty odd circumstances, but how Uber Rock’s Johnny H ran into 4th Street Traffic really must be a first, as he first saw them live at his brother in law’s wedding. Suitably impressed and with the band getting some widespread airplay for their ‘Bitter Sweet’ track H Bombz thought it was time to track down the band’s ‘Claim To Fame’ album released earlier this year. Hit the link and you too can join him in discovering one of the AOR surprise packages of the year.

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Bulletrain - ‘Start Talking’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 03:20

BulletrainSweden’s Bulletrain sound like they would be prime contenders of a slot on The Uber Rock Radio Show’s Kock Rock O’Klock segment, but as Rob Watkins discovers there is something more to these boys than first meets the eye. So let’s ‘Start Talking’ about spreading the Bulletrain disease. Hit the link to get infected.

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Angels Or Kings - 'Kings Of Nowhere' (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:40

Angels Or KingsFrom their humble beginnings in the late 80s, Manchester’s Angels Or Kings eventually went their separate ways for whatever reason, now a little over 20 years later, the band are back and here to stay. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins reviews their reunion record 'Kings Of Nowhere'.

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In Flames - ‘Siren Charms’ (Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 29 September 2014 04:00

In FlamesIt’s over five years since Jesper Stromblad left In Flames, a move many thought would set the band on a downward spiral. However the success of the band’s last opus ‘Sounds O f A Playground Fading’ quickly put such fears to rest. Here Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton reviews the band’s all new album ‘Siren Charms’ and finds plenty to continue to get excited about.

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House Of X - ‘House Of X’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:20

House Of XFormed by ex UFO members Danny Peyronel, Laurence Archer and Clive Edwards along with ex MSG bassist Rocky Newton, House Of X are apparently the type of band who play hard rock music exactly how it should be played. Uber Rock’s Johnny H picks up a copy of the band’s self-titled debut album and wonders if really is ‘Too Hot To Handle’? Hit the link to find out the answer.

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Abysmal Lord - 'Storms Of Unholy Black Mass' (Hells Headbangers) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 27 September 2014 04:00

Abysmal Lord artworkHailing from the dank, dark, deepest depths of Louisiana, Abysmal Lord play the sort of traditional black metal that traces its roots directly back to Bathory and Venom. 'Storms Of Unholy Black Mass' is their latest 5 track EP and as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby finds out it is one that apparently involves donning lots of bullet belts and chains whilst stripping to the waist just to get into the mood.

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When We Were Wolves - 'Heartless' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 27 September 2014 03:20

whenwewerewolvesheartlesscoverSouth Wales post-hardcore crew When We Were Wolves are set to support The Blackout on their upcoming UK tour and, along with the release of the new 'Heartless' EP, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, the future is beginning to look a whole lot brighter for this hotly-tipped outfit.....

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Temtris - 'Shallow Grave' (Battlegod Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 26 September 2014 04:00

Temtris - Shallow Grave artworkTemtris come from the land down under where beer flows and heavy metal thunders, and with their third album 'Shallow Grave' they have released perhaps one of the biggest surprise packages of the year. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby explains why.

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Ryan Adams - ‘Ryan Adams’ (Columbia) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 26 September 2014 03:40

Ryan AdamsReturning with his 14th album in just as many years Ryan Adams unleashed his latest self titled record earlier this month to much critical acclaim. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H for once agrees with the mainstream media mafia that the man might just have released the album of his career, so hit the link and find out more.

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Iron Reagan - ‘Tyranny Of Will’ (Relapse Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 04:00

Iron Reaganapproved small 2013Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton thinks he might just have discovered the crossover album to end all crossover albums. What are we talking about? ‘Tyranny Of Will’ by Iron Reagan that’s what. So if you want to find out what a truly super group featuring members of Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour, Cannabis Corpse and Mammoth Grinder might sound like you know what to do.

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The Wild Magnolia Mariachis - 'Boogie Indians' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 25 September 2014 03:20

wildmagnoliacoverThe Wild Magnolia Mariachis hail from Munich, Bavaria and, on 'Boogie Indians', offer five original tunes and nine select covers from the likes of ZZ Top, Howlin' Wolf, and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes. Uber Rock's Gaz E swaps the chocolate bar for the twelve bar as he boogies his way across the keyboard.....

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