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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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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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King 810 - ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’ (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:40

King 810Away from all the mainstream press bravado that accompanied the release of ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’ the debut album from Flint Michigan’s King 810 we asked Uber Rock’s quiet man, Nick Russell. to give us the cold hard truth about a band who seemingly can do no wrong for so many people. Here then, is the story of a record that was born to provoke a reaction

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OK GO - 'Hungry Ghosts' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:00

OKGOhungryghostsYou might not know this, but Chicago's OK GO actually release albums as well as groundbreaking music videos. 'Hungry Ghosts', funded via a PledgeMusic campaign, is just the band's third full studio album since their self-titled debut in 2002. Uber Rock's Rob Watkins has been waiting patiently for this new platter...and his wait was not in vain....

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TigerPunch - ‘Fight Of Your Life’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ian Bell   
Monday, 13 October 2014 03:40

TigerpunchUber Rock’s Ian Bell has been out of review action for a good little while, truth is he’s been in training waiting for a big return, and the one review that could change his life forever. That’s why he was perfect for the new 5 track EP from Black Country groove rockers TigerPunch. Get ready for ‘Fight Of Your Life’ Mr. Bell.

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Billy Idol - 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground' (BFI Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 13 October 2014 03:00

IDOL QUEENS COVER 1600-NEW-lo RESBilly Idol returns with 'Kings & Queens Of The Underground', his first studio album proper in almost a decade. With his new autobiography, 'Dancing With Myself', fresh on the shelves, this is a great time to be a Billy Idol fan. Or is it? Uber Rock's Dom Daley finds a long player so polished and radio-friendly that it couldn't get much further away from the underground.....

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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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220 Volt - ‘Walking In Starlight’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 04:00

220 VoltSwedish melodic rockers 220 Volt have been around since the late 70s and were firm favourites on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball during the ‘80s, so by 2014 you’d expect them to know their way around a recording studio. However what Uber Rock’s Dave Tetley Prince found within the virtual grooves of ‘Walking In Starlight’ surprised even him. Hit the link to discover a record our man calls "truly exceptional”.

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The Black Rain - 'Water Shape' (Atomic Stuff Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 03:20

blackrainwatercoverWe handed Uber Rock's Ross Welford 'Water Shape', the new album from Italian rockers The Black Rain, and asked him to tell us what it sounded like. He came back with both Y&T and Duran Duran. Hit that link to try to get to the bottom of that one!

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Opeth - ‘Pale Communion’ (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 13 October 2014 04:00

Opeth

From their humble death metal beginnings Sweden's Opeth have for quite some time now been slowly transforming into an all the more progressive musical tour de force. Uber Rock’s Nick Russell immerses himself in ‘Pale Communion’, the band’s recently released eleventh studio album and thinks he may have just discovered a new band...one by the name of King Floyd Van Der Genesis..

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Revolver Avenue - 'Bring You Back To Life' (RA-Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 13 October 2014 03:20

revolveravenuecoverRevolver Avenue are a Norwegian bunch of melodic rockers who Uber Rock's Ross Welford thinks could have been massive in the Eighties. But how will 'Bring You Back To Life' fare in these troubled musical times? Hit that link to find out.....

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Prosperina - 'Harness-Minus' (Maybe Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Saturday, 11 October 2014 04:00

prosperinaminuscoverSwansea-based outfit Prosperina returns with 'Harness-Minus', the follow-up to their impressive debut, 'Faith In Sleep'. With the band now operating as a four-piece, we needed an Uber Rocker experienced in handling extra members - Jamie Richards is at the controls.....

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