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She Made Me Do It - 'Endless Dream State' (Catranstic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 04:00

Endless Dream State CoverShe Made Me Do It is the new project from Will Crewdson and his former Rachel Stamp bandmate, Shaheena Dax. 'Endless Dream State', though, is, as Uber Rock's Ross Welford discovered, as far away from the alt. glam of their former band as it gets, this new sound rooted in '80s electronic pop.....

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Uriah Heep - ‘Live At Koko’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 04:00

Uriah Heep KokoHaving released ‘Outsider’ the band’s first album since the passing of bassist Trevor Bolder, 2014 saw Uriah Heep once again hitting the road to play to sold out crowds worldwide. Returning to the UK and the Koko in London the veteran hard rockers subsequently decided to film proceedings for a career defining live album. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince gets to review the resulting 2CD set right here right now. Just don’t ask what the DVD is like because we haven’t seen that…..

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The Answer - ‘Raise A Little Hell’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dan Hayes   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 03:00

The AnswerFollowing the disappointment of their ‘New Horizon’ album Uber Rock’s Dan Hayes was starting to think that perhaps he had perhaps already witnessed the best days from Northern Ireland blues rockers The Answer. That was until he got to hear the band’s all new album ‘Raise A Little Hell’. Hit the link to find out why our scribe thinks this record is actually “nothing short of incredible!”

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Refill - 'Let's Break Some Hearts' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 03:20

refillcoverRefill are a rock 'n' roll band based in Middelharnis, The Netherlands and 'Let's Break Some Hearts' is their self-released debut album. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks it out.....

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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock - ‘Spirit On A Mission’ (Inakustik) Print E-mail
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Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 03:00

Temple Of RockGuitar maestro Michael Schenker returns later this month with an all new Temple Of Rock album that this time around sees the mad axeman sharing writing credits on all twelve tracks with vocalist Doogie White along with other members of the band. Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill got an exclusive preview of ‘Spirit On A Mission’ recently, and here he spills the beans on what Schenker fans have to look forward to with this release.

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Inherit The Stars - ‘Beyond The Beacons’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 02 March 2015 03:40

Inherit The StarsInherit The Stars lay claim to being the next rock giants to explode out of the Sheffield music scene. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins returns from his reviewing hiatus to put their claim to the test as he listens to their recently released 5 track ‘Beyond The Beacons’ EP. Hit the link to find out more.

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Prong - 'Songs From The Black Hole' (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 02 March 2015 03:00

prongsongscoverTommy Victor and Prong follow up last year's 'Ruining Lives' album with a covers record celebrating the bands that influenced the NYC outfit when it was formed almost thirty years ago. The likes of Discharge, Killing Joke, Sisters of Mercy, Fugazi, Black Flag, Butthole Surfers and Neil Young get covered and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, the results are more than a little impressive.....

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Gouge - ‘Beyond Death’ (Hell’s Headbangers) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:40

GougeWhat's it sound like to go Beyond Death? Well let’s ask Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland shall we, as he reviews the debut album from Norwegian death metallers Gouge, which is coincidently also entitled ‘Beyond Death’. So if you fancy some ‘gross and gut fucking’ death metal to start your weekend you just need to hit that motherfucking link.

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Rick Springfield - 'Stripped Down' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:00

rickspringfieldstrippeddowncover'Stripped Down' is a new CD/DVD that captures fourteen songs - a mixture of hit single, cover version and new tune - at one of Rick Springfield's solo shows. In 1982 he said that 'Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet' and, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, it looks as if Dr. Noah Drake is still true to his word.....

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The Black Bullets - 'Bulletproof' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 04:00

BBBulletproofcoverThey may well have had more members than Annabel Chong, but The Black Bullets are back with a new EP, 'Bulletproof'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks it out and is happy to report that all is fine and dandy in Bullets HQ.....

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Kissin' Black - 'Heart Over Head' (Motor/ H'art) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:20

kissinblackcoverKissin' Black are acoustic and raw, sometimes fast and hard-nosed, at times slow-going but always catchy. That's what they reckon, anyway. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps checks out the band's debut album, 'Heart Over Head'.....

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Sarah Dunn Band - ‘You or The Whiskey’ (Audacity Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 03:20

Sarah DunnCountry rockers the Sarah Dunn Band boast that there is nothing that is typical about their music, so we thought that ‘You or The Whiskey’ the band’s 2014 CD that is getting even more airplay in 2015 should get a pretty untypical type of review from Uber Rock’s very own Rob Watkins. All you have to do is hit the link to discover one of the biggest surprises so far this year.

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Shemales - 'Shemales' (10inchrecords) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 04:00

shemalesSandra Bollocks, Donna Thunders and Dirty Harriet, who collectively make up the beat combo, Shemales, have Uber Rock's Dom Daley all confused with their new self-titled album. They might say that 'You Suck' but, as our very own HeShe discovered, they certainly don't. Well, musically at least.....

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The Val - ‘Heading For The Surface’ (Soundarella Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 03:20

The ValThe Val is a female fronted rock band based in Madrid who Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins raved about following the release of their highly acclaimed debut record ‘Back’ in 2011. At the tail end of 2014 the band returned with their second offering ‘Heading For The Surface’ and here once again Mr. Watkins gets to wax lyrical about another fine slice of AOR.

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The Violet Hour - 'Insatiable' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 02 March 2015 04:00

violetcoverThe Violet Hour are a female-fronted band out of Fort Smith, Arkansas who have just announced that they will be supporting Alien Ant Farm at a show in March. Uber Rock's Ross Welford has listened to the band's latest EP, 'Insatiable', and is now considering burning it with a sun-drenched magnifying glass.....

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Scorpions - ‘Return To Forever’ (Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 02 March 2015 03:40

ScorpionsAfter delaying their retirement ‘Return To Forever’ looks like it could finally be the last studio album from veteran German hard rockers the Scorpions. Long-time fan of the band Johnny H takes a look at the sixteen track deluxe edition of the album for Uber Rock and wishes that the band had actually called it a day when they had originally intended to. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out why.

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Disappears - ‘Irreal’ (Kranky) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 27 February 2015 04:00

Dissapears‘Irreal’ is the fifth album from Chicago's Disappears, and playing out like a dream sequence it’s eight tracks promise the listener another trip down the rabbit hole. Taking both the red and blue pills for this review is Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks, but will he end up in a musical wonderland? Read on to find out.

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MainStreet - 'Second Chance' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 27 February 2015 03:20

mainstreetcoverMainStreet are back with 'Second Chance', some five years after they released their debut album. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks out the '80s loving bunch from Milan and straps on an air keytar for the first time in, well, hours.....

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Yes - ‘Like It Is - Yes At The Bristol Hippodrome’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 26 February 2015 04:00

Yes BristolThe only non live review on Uber Rock today is actually a live album recorded back in the spring of 2014 as the current incarnation of progressive rock godfathers Yes toured some of their classic back catalogue of albums playing the likes of ‘The Yes Album’ from 1971 and 1977’s ‘Going For The One’ in full. Michael Anthony then tells it ‘Like It Is’ for ‘Yes live At The Bristol Hippodrome’.

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The Judas Cradle - ‘The Self-Inflicted EP’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 04:00

Judas CradleEight songs in around about eight minutes, that’s what you get when you pick up a copy of ‘The Self-Inflicted EP’ by Newport grindcore merchants The Judas Cradle. Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton is on hand to review this one but will his lyrical waxings be more than eight words? Hit the link to find out.

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Fukdust 4 - 'Lorraine' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 03:00

fukdust4500approved small 2013Fukdust 4 feature members of Wolfsbane, UK Subs and Drongos For Europe and their debut, three-track release, 'Lorraine', is awesome. Don't take my word for it, ask Uber Rock's Ben Hughes who already has this pencilled in at the Number One spot on his 2015 EP of the Year list.....

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