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The Quireboys - 'St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 27 March 2015 03:00

quireboysceciliacoverThe release of 'St Cecilia and the Gypsy Soul' makes it three full studio albums and a long-lost reissue in less than three years for The Quireboys. Recorded in Sweden with Bonafide's Martin Ekelund, this new album introduces us to a new pared-down Quireboys. Uber Rock's Gaz E remains easily misled.....

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A.D.D. - ‘Core’ (Pavement Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 04:00

ADDChicago based female fronted rockers A.D.D. (which is apparently short for Analog Digital Disorder) are this very week releasing their sophomore alum ‘Core’ via Pavement Entertainment. Uber Rock’s Mark Granger would dearly love to like this ten tracker but when comparisons to the likes of Creed abound we fear this review can only really go one way….So read on to find out which way that is.

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Agent Philby & The Funtans - 'Agent Philby & The Funtans' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:20

coverRemember reading of The Funtans in Michael Anthony's Gigs of the Year entry last December? Well, the dedicated uber scribe now fills us all in with an EP review from, to give the band its full name, Agent Philby & The Funtans.....

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Clifford Hoad's Kings Of The Sun - 'Rock Til Ya Die' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 04:00

kingssun300Remember Australian rockers Kings Of The Sun? They supported KISS on their European 'Crazy Nights' tour and famously got kicked off a Guns N' Roses tour. Well, drummer and founding member Clifford Hoad is still working under the band name and Uber Rock's Matt Phelps checked out the last album, 'Rock Til Ya Die'.....

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FYRE - 'Missy Powerful' (Soulfood/AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:20

fyrecover300Argentina-born singer Alejandra Burgos has Uber Rock's Rob Watkins looking for his laminator as he listens to her band, FYRE, and their aptly-titled album, 'Missy Powerful'. Hit Read More for, erm, more.....

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Sarasin - 'Sarasin' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 04:00

sarasin300Sarasin is a proper heavy metal crew from Hamilton, Ontario that has been raising the horns for three decades now. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps checks out the band's latest, self-titled album.....

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Feral Sun - 'Evacuate' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 03:20

feralsuncover300London-based metal crew Feral Sun have just re-released their debut album, 'Evacuate', and Uber Rock asked writing enigma Rob Watkins to review it. How impressed was The Butcher of Bethcar Street with a band who have Hard Rock Hell and Skindred support slots brightening their bio?

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Purple - '(409)' (Play It Again Sam) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 23 March 2015 04:00

purple409cover300approved small 2013Uber Rock's Ben Hughes wrote of seeing Texan trio Purple live last week, now he tackles the band's debut album, the curiously-titled '(409)'. Want to know why our man describes the long player as some of the sweetest punk rock noise he's heard in quite some time? Then hit the link.....

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Pryti - 'Tales Of A Melancholic' (Welcome To Pariahville) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 23 March 2015 03:20

pryticover300'Tales Of A Melancholic' is the debut album from Pryti, a hotly-tipped UK artist who sang and played guitar and bass on this long player, releasing it on her own label too. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins checks it out.....

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Garden Of Worm - ‘Idle Stones’ (Svart Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 20 March 2015 04:00

Garden Of WormGarden Of Worm is a doom prog trio operating out of Tampere in Finland and ‘Idle Stones’ is the band’s sophomore release. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland got to get a preview of this one this one and found plenty to get excited about within the psyche doom assault that ensued.

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Black Pussy - ‘Magic Mustache’ (Made In China Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 19 March 2015 04:00

BP‘Magic Mustache’ is the sophomore release from US stoner/doom rockers Black Pussy, but it’s the first one they have actually recorded together as a band. Intrigued to find out more than just the origins of their uber cool moniker we asked Jim Rowland to check this slab o’ rock out and this Uber Rockers is what he found.

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American Mafia - 'Rock N' Roll Hit Machine' (Grooveyard Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:40

amerimafiacover300American Mafia's 'Rock N' Roll Hit Machine' is, as Uber Rock's Ross Welford discovered, the best classic rock album you've never heard. Namechecking the likes of Bad Company, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Whitesnake, Rainbow and Tesla, our man is impressed.....

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Judas Priest - ‘Defenders Of The Faith - Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ (Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 March 2015 03:00

JPReleased earlier this month the 3CD 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Judas Priest’s ‘Defenders Of The Faith’ had Uber Rock’s Johnny H digging through his history books trying to remember why he missed out on the album first time around. Here he pinpoints a particular Hammersmith Odeon show from December 1983 as the possible reason as he once again rediscovers his teenage years. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to join him in his heavy metal time machine.

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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth - ‘Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth’ (Neurot) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:40

BOTSCWith Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth we welcome the return of Seattle legend Tad Doyle to the world of heavy music, with the former Tad and Hog Molly main man turning the drone up to 11 for the band’s debut self titled six track release. Uber Rock’s Mark Granger simply can’t get enough of this one, so hit the link and you’ll soon find out why

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Christmas - ‘Lose Your Illusion’ (Kidnap Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 03:00

ChristmasReturning with the rather wonderfully titled ‘Lose Your Illusion’, German death punks Christmas are ready to shock and rock the world with their sophomore release. Uber Rock’s Johnny H picks up the story behind the record, which is due to be unleashed on an otherwise unsuspecting public on the 8th of May 2015. Hit the link to discover why you need this one in your collections.

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Not Scientists - ‘Destroy To Rebuild’ (Kicking Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 03:40

Not Scientists finalTaking their influences from the likes of The Buzzcocks, The Thermals, Hot Water Music and Superchunk, French punk rock quartet Not Scientists are certainly a new name on us at Uber Rock.That is all about to change though as the band tour the UK this week promoting their ‘Destroy To Rebuild’ album, and as Mark Granger explains you really do not want to miss these boys…..

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Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts - 'Blaster' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 03:00

Scott Weiland The Wildabouts Blaster coverapproved small 2013Scott Weiland, the enfant terrible of rock 'n' roll frontmen, returns with a new band, The Wildabouts, and a new album, 'Blaster'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens and finds a long player packed with more hooks than a Cenobite's tool box.....

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Goat Leaf - ‘Dead In This Universe’ EP (Sea Of Green Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 23 March 2015 03:40

Dead In This UniverseWhen Rotherham based doom crew Goat Leaf hit Spain for a short burst of live action just a few weeks back they took with them an all new four track EP called ‘Dead In This Universe’ to sell at the merch stand. Uber Rock’s Jamie Richards was lucky enough to blag himself a copy on the band’s return to the UK, and this is what he got for his £5...

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FM - ‘Heroes And Villains’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 23 March 2015 03:00

FM HeroesNext month British melodic rock ambassadors FM return with their ninth studio album in the 30 year career when they release ‘Heroes And Villains’ via Frontiers Records. Here Uber Rock’s Dave Prince takes a sneaky peek at the twelve tracker and finds a hell of a lot to get excited about. Is it the best melodic rock album of 2015? Well our man seems to think so, hit the link to find out why.

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The Juliana Hatfield Three - ‘Whatever, My Love’ (American Laundromat) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 20 March 2015 03:20

JH3Following a two decade recording break The Juliana Hatfield Three returned recently with their sophomore release ‘Whatever, My Love’. Here, Uber Rock’s Dave Prince falls in love with the band all over again, just like he did when he first heard them back in the 90s. Hit the link to find out why.

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Chase The Ace - 'Are You Ready?' (Z Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:40

chaseacereadycover300Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, Chase The Ace ask "Are You Ready?" with a hot new album that has Uber Rock's Ross Welford writing of Tuff, Bang Tango, Poison and Kix. Why? Read on to find out.....

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