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Lordi - 'Scare Force One' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 04:00

lordi cover 2014Lordi return with album number seven, the days of Nashville studios and Michael Wagener long gone; the band going back to Finland to work with a Finnish producer. The results, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovers as 'Scare Force One' crash lands onto his stereo, are monstrous.....

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Fearless Vampire Killers - 'Unbreakable Hearts' (Goremount Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:30

FVKcoveruse300Fearless Vampire Killers follow their 2012 full-length debut, 'Militia Of The Lost', with 'Unbreakable Hearts', an uber-ambitious long player released via their own label and produced by William Control. Uber Rock's Gaz E isn't joking here when he says that FVK should be massive.....

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Cavalera Conspiracy - 'Babylonian Pandemonium' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:00

Cavalera Conspiracy artworkapproved small 2013If you want to know what musical pandemonium actually sounds like then look no further than 'Babylonian Pandemonium' the third studio album from the masterful Cavalera Conspiracy. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby takes an in-depth look at a record he has already dubbed “one of the best metal albums of the year,” and after just one listen we reckon you’ll be saying the same too. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to find out why.

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Exodus - 'Blood In, Blood Out' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 04:00

Exodus artworkIts three decades since the mighty Exodus first started their career as one of the architects of the original thrash metal scene. So 30 years on what does their tenth studio album 'Blood In, Blood Out' (their first in many years with vocalist Steve 'Zetro' Souza back in the fold) actually sound like? Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby steps into the review pit and gets ready to bleed for his art.

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Fish - ‘A Feast Of Consequences’ (Chocolate Frog Record Company) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 03:20

Fish FeastOriginally released back at the tail end of 2013 we admit we missed out on ‘A Feast Of Consequences’ the tenth solo record from ex Marillion frontman Fish the first time of asking. Here Uber Rock’s very own lapsed Fish fan Jim Rowland steps back in time to reacquaint himself with an artiste he’s not purchased an album by since 1987. Will he like what he discovers? Hit the link and find out.

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Drug Shock - ‘Strength In Numbers’ (Rebel Sound Music/Joe Pogo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 03:20

drug shockDrug Shock have been assembled by former members of Iron Cross and Step-1 Music street punk band Copyright Chaos and in the process of recording their debut album ‘Strength In Numbers’ have played with the likes of Murphy’s Law, Misfits, The Warriors, The Meatmen, and Gang Green. So what does their 12 track debut actually sound like? Uber Rock’s Johnny H laces up his size 10s to tell you all about “perhaps one of THE punk rock surprise packages of the year”.

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Martin Barre - ‘Order Of Play’ (Edifying Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Monday, 27 October 2014 03:20

Martin BarreAccording to Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony, Martin Barre has been a force to be reckoned with as a rock guitarist for over 45 years. That’s because he is the man responsible for the distinctive and at times quite breathtaking guitar work that has previously helped shape Jethro Tull’s 60 million album selling career. Here on ‘Order Of Play’ he revisits some of his classic Tull work and reinterprets a few blues along the way classics too. Hit the link to find out more….

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The Ricky C Quartet - ‘Recent Affairs’ (Wanda Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 24 October 2014 03:20

ricky new lpapproved small 2013After the riotous punk rock celebration that was their rocket fuelled self titled debut album Uber Rock’s Dom Daley had been puzzling over what London’s The Ricky C Quartet could do next to top it. That was until he finally got his paws on their Wanda Records released follow up ,‘Recent Affairs’. Suddenly all his questions were then answered at once. Hit the link to find out why.

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Sunwheel Psychedelic - ‘Wise As Serpents’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Palmer   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:40

Wise As SerpentsSunwheel Psychedelic are a four piece hailing from the Windy City of Chicago who specialise in hard rock with a gothic twist. Uber Rock’s Jason Palmer is partial to a bit of twisted goth so we asked him to check out the band’s ‘Wise As Serpents’ album. This, Uber Rockers, is what he thought of it.

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Sonny Vincent & Spite - ‘Spiteful’ (Still Unbeatable Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:20

Sonny Vincent Spiteapproved small 2013Three years in the making, this latest album from Sonny Vincent sees our glunk rock hero teaming up with Rat Scabies, Glen Matlock and Steve Mackay to make ‘Spiteful’. Uber Rock’s Dom Daley has been like a punk rock dog with two dicks in the run up to this one finally being released, so has it been worth the wait? Hit the link to find out more about an album Double D says is “tooled up to the tits”.

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Tempesta - 'Roller Coaster' (Fastball Records/MV/Soulfood) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 03:20

tempestarollercoverTempesta are comin' atcha straight outta Wollerau, Switzerland. Uber Rock's Ross Welford took a ride on the band's 'Roller Coaster' record - would he be straight back in the queue for a second spin, or reaching for a sick bag? Click that link to find out!

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Ashestoangels - 'Horror Cult' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 31 October 2014 03:00

ashescultcover300Bristol-based "synthy goth punks" Ashestoangels tapped up William Control to produce their long-threatened 'Horror Cult' album, released on Halloween. Will this ten-track long player be scarily good or a bit of a horror show? Uber Rock's Gaz E digs up the bones of the record.....

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Grand Design - ‘Thrill Of The Night’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 03:40

Grand DesignWhen Uber Rock reviewed Grand Design’s debut album ‘Time Elevation’ back in 2009 there really was only one thing we could say about the band, and that was they sounded a hell of a lot like Def Leppard their mega platinum selling best. So 5 years on and with album number three, ‘Thrill Of The Night’, just released, will Uber Rock’s Dave Prince be in a state of melodic rock induced “hysteria” when he gets to hear this one? Hit the link to find out.

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Prude - ‘The Dark Age Of Consent’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 03:40

PrudePrude describe themselves as the mutated offspring of downed machine god Jared Louche, industrial demon-imp Matt Fanale and snarling ‘70s rock-noise genius Marc Plastic in head-on collision train-wreck against the sleazewave buzz of The Phil DiSiena Enigma, the whole retro-futurist dark-matter metastasized by shadowy co-producer Howie Beno. Hmmm… but is their new album ‘The Dark Age Of Consent’ actually any good? Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks is the man who likes to say “YES”!

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KMFDM - ‘We Are KMFDM: Live 30th Anniversary’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 03:40

KMFDM We AreTo celebrate thirty years in the business, KMFDM set off on a pair of tours in 2013. While on the road, Sascha, Lucia, Andy, Steve and Jules tore through blistering sets spanning the complete three decade discography. With ‘We Are KMFDM’, the band celebrates those shows in true style capturing 16 of the best songs from their extensive back catalogue. Here Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks experiences the full sonic force of an album he simply can’t get enough of.

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Blind Willies - 'Every Day Is Judgment Day' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 27 October 2014 04:00

blindwilliesdaycover300Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, when reviewing 'Needle, Feather and A Rope', the last album from Blind Willies, described the band as a promising mix of Folk, Blues, Americana and Rock 'n' Roll. How have the few years since that release affected them? Find out as our man checks out their new album, 'Every Day Is Judgment Day'.....

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The Quireboys - 'This Is Rock 'N' Roll II' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 27 October 2014 03:00

qboysrnrII300'This Is Rock 'N' Roll II' is a reissue of the Quireboys' third album, originally released in 2001, that is harder to find than a recent picture of Spike without his bandana, and comes complete with four re-recorded versions of some of the band's more famous songs. Uber Rock's Gaz E ponders the double dip.....

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Electric Six - 'Human Zoo' (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 24 October 2014 03:00

El6zoocoverElectric Six returns with album number ten, 'Human Zoo'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens and finds tales of teenage girl karate tournaments, worst movies ever, gun rights, the afterlife, and horseshit. Sounds about right.....

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Haliwel - ‘From The Inside’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ian Bell   
Thursday, 23 October 2014 03:40

HaliwelEven before he’d heard a single note of their music Uber Rock’s Ian Bell was already sold on Wisconsin’s Haliwel, largely due to their DIY get up and go attitude. So would ‘From The Inside’ live up to our man’s expectations? Hit the link and all will soon be revealed.

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Jake Starr & The Delicious Fullness - ‘Tastes Good’ (AM Records / KOTJ Records / Ghost Highway Recordings / Strange Magic Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 04:00

jake starrJake Starr was once upon a time the frontman of garage punkers Adam West now he fronts a very different sounding outfit that goes by the uber cool moniker of Jake Starr & The Delicious Fullness. Uber Rock’s Dom Daley investigates the band’s debut long player and finds that just like its title it definitely ‘Tastes Good’.

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Rancid - '...Honor Is All We Know' (Hellcat/Epitaph Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 03:00

rancidhonorcoverapproved small 2013Rancid return with the Brett Gurewitz-produced '...Honor Is All We Know', the band's eighth studio album and their first since 2009's 'Let The Dominoes Fall'. Uber Rock's Gaz E loves Rancid...and this new fourteen-track album isn't going to make him change his mind anytime soon.....

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