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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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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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Dirty Woman - 'City Of Sins' (Dictatorship/Beetle Stone Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 03:20

dirtywomancoverDirty Woman hail from Mexico and, as Uber Rock's Ross Welford discovered when he put the laser on the record, 'City Of Sins' is a heady mix of thrash metal and stoner/sludge rock. Like the sound of that? Then hit that link.....

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Slipknot - '.5: The Gray Chapter' (Roadrunner) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 20 October 2014 04:00

slipgray300Somehow, in the midst of a soap opera, Slipknot has recorded a new album, '.5: The Gray Chapter', the band's first in six years and the first without late bass player Paul Gray and former drummer Joey Jordison. Uber Rock's Gaz E digs through the headlines to get to the music.....

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Jimmy Barnes - 'Hindsight' (Provogue Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 20 October 2014 03:00

jimmybarneshindsightcoverJimmy Barnes celebrates 30 years since the release of his debut with 'Hindsight', a guest star-littered album that reworks fifteen songs from his lauded back catalogue. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens, and finds collaborations with the likes of Johnny Diesel, The Living End, Baby Animals, Little Steven, Joe Bonamassa, Tina Arena, Neal Schon and more.....

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Dead City Souls - 'Dead City Souls' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 17 October 2014 03:20

deadcitysoulscoverDead City Souls hail from Stoke-On-Trent and, with this self-released, self-titled mini album, have Uber Rock's Ross Welford namechecking the likes of Bullets and Octane, Hardcore Superstar and Papa Roach, Hit the link to discover another impressive member of the nu-breed.....

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Dennis DeYoung - ‘…And The Music Of Styx Live in Los Angeles’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 03:40

DDYOn March 18th, 2014 Dennis DeYoung, the legendary front man of Styx and author of five key songs that define that band’s career, returned to Los Angeles for the first time during his solo career to a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Uber Rock’s very own Eric Cartman Mr. Dave Prince has the pleasure of reviewing the audio recording of that night, and wishes he had the accompanying DVD to make it ‘The Best Of Times’.

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Steak - ‘Slab City’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Bunting   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:00

SteakObvious meat related puns aside, with ‘Slab City’ the all new record from London groove rockers Steak, Uber Rock’s Matt Bunting had plenty to get his teeth into (ouch) with this one. So pull up a chair and get ready to fill your boots with a veritable “all you can eat” musical buffet (double ouch) that our man can’t get enough of. Hit the linky to find out why.

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Inside The Hole - 'Impressions' (logic[il]logic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:20

inside the hole coverInside The Hole are a Sicilian rock 'n' roll band and 'Impressions' is a reworking of the band's debut, originally called 'Beer! Sex! ...And Fuckin' Roll'. Uber Rock's Ross Welford once again goes inside the hole looking for rock hard satisfaction.....

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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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Meshuggah - ‘I (Special Edition)’ & ’The Ophidian Trek’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 04:00

Mess ITo celebrate Meshuggah’s twenty seventh year together as a band their record label Nuclear Blast recently decided to put out not one, but two, new releases to encapsulate their musical development through the years. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell dons his best party hat (at a suitably jaunty angle) and gets ready to party like its 2003 and 2012 all over again.

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Duncan Reid and the Big Heads - 'The Difficult Second Album' (Little Big Head Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 03:00

duncan2ndalbum300approved small 2013Former Boys man Duncan "Kid" Reid returns with 'The Difficult Second Album', the sophomore release from these Big Heads, but Uber Rock's Dom Daley finds that the album title is as far from the truth as one can get. Hit that link to discover why this one gets the uber-approved treatment.....

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Free Key Bit Chess - 'Havoc' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 20 October 2014 03:20

FKBChavoccoverFree Key Bit Chess (think about it...if you must) are a Munich-based bunch dealing in old school thrash and metal. Despite being around for almost two decades, 'Havoc' is just the band's second album. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks it out.....

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The Pleasures - 'Foursome Reason' (City Of Lights Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 17 October 2014 03:40

pleasuresfoursome300German glam rockers The Pleasures return to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary with a new record deal and a new EP. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the multiple penetration of 'Foursome Reason', the new extended player leaving him spent.....

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Bush - 'Man On The Run' (Zuma Rock Records/RAL) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 04:00

bushmanontherunBush returned after a decade with 'The Sea Of Memories' in 2011, and now follow it up with 'Man On The Run', funded, sorry, "pre-ordered" via a PledgeMusic campaign. Uber Rock's Gaz E listened to the new album and, if he managed to stay awake, he might have written a few words about it.....

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BAD DC - 'Ashes' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 03:20

baddcashescoverBAD DC are a US band playing venues with a mix of original and cover tunes. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is a man who thinks the person who paid to get the 'Ashes' CDs printed wasted his or her money. Read on to find out why.....

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Dalton - ‘Pit Stop’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:40

DaltonTogether with Europe and Treat, Dalton was a melodic rock force to be reckoned with in Sweden. They enjoyed successful touring, teen media coverage, TV appearances and a string of radio hits. Even Bon Jovi and Michael Bolton provided original songs to their two albums. Now following a successful “reunion” TV show the boys are back with ‘Pit Stop’. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince is in pole position for this one.

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Mark Lanegan Band - ‘Phantom Radio’ (Heavenly Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 03:00

Lanegan albumapproved small 2013After the acoustic melancholy of his previous two releases ex Screaming Trees man Mark Lanegan returns with ‘Phantom Radio’, an album that Uber Rock’s Johnny H dubs “electro Goth …to the max”. So hit the ‘Read More’ link and discover why this is possibly his best solo work to date.

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