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Rage - ‘The Devil Strikes Again’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Palfrey   
Friday, 29 July 2016 04:00

Rage DevilUber Rock’s Michael Palfrey probably took as long to review ‘The Devil Strikes Again’ the 22nd album from German metallers Rage as the band did to write/record/master/release and tour the album. Yup I guess you could say he took his time, but for one very good reason, hit the link to find out what that is.

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The Thinking Men - ‘Queen Of The Ravens’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 29 July 2016 03:40

The Thinking MenSome might say that The Thinking Men play music for thinking men although that might be oversimplifying the band’s true musical appeal. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby takes a look at their soon to be released third EP, ‘Queen Of The Ravens’, and finds a diverse release chock full of memorable anthems. Hit the link to join him.

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Pleasure Addiction - 'Extra Balls' (Shotgun Generation Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 28 July 2016 03:20

PA300Pleasure Addiction hail from Paris and offered Uber Rock's Ross Welford some much-loved cock rock with a side order of 'Extra Balls'. Our man's review namechecks White Lion, Reckless Love, and Mötley Crüe amongst others, so you'll know what to expect.....

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The Graveltones - ‘Live At The Lexington’ (Brooklyn Brewery Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 03:00

Graveltones posterapproved small 2013Jamie Richards is not only Uber Rock’s resident sexual human being he’s also our number one fan of Australian garage rockers The Graveltones. So when said band released an ultra-limited slab of 12” green wax recently he just had to get himself a copy. The album in question is called ‘Live At The Lexington’ and right here he explains why you should all get a copy too.

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Brick - ‘Faceless Strangers’ (Scarlet Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 03:20

Brick‘Faceless Strangers’ is the debut album from Swedish metal supergroup Brick, a band featuring members of Band Of Spice, Keld, Armadillo Blues and Black Barrel Smoke. Uber Rock’s Lee Kendrick checks this one out and finds it to be a curious hybrid of metal, hardcore and pop punk.   Intrigued? Then hit the link.

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Bad ManKeys - ‘Case Conflict’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Monday, 25 July 2016 03:40

Bad ManKeysBad ManKeys are four young cock rockers from Finland who in ‘Case Conflict’ have just released a catchy as hell debut album. Uber Rock’s Mark Granger checks this one out and whilst he uncovers a lot to get excited about he also has a few concerns too. Hit the link then to find out what is grinding our man’s gears.

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Butch Walker - 'Stay Gold' (Lojinx) Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Pocock   
Monday, 25 July 2016 03:00

butchstaycover550approved small 2013When a new Butch Walker album arrives at URHQ it's always a scrum to get reviewing mitts on said long player. Ashley Pocock was quickest off the blocks when he heard that 'Stay Gold' had landed in the uber-inbox, writing here of why he thinks this new record is one of Butch's greatest albums to date.....

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Hammers Of Misfortune - ‘Dead Revolution’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 23 July 2016 03:40

Hammer Of MisfortuneHammers Of Misfortune have made it their aim to take two of the most precious things in Jim Rowland’s life, metal and prog, and turn them into something that isn’t actually either. With the release of their ‘Dead Revolution’ album imminent Uber Rock Ruislip HQ has been resonating to the sound of this one long into the night. Why? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Steven Tyler - ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’ (Dot Records/Big Machine) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 23 July 2016 03:00

Steven TylerFor his debut solo album Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has only gone and gone a little bit country on our sorry asses. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins checks out ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’ and finds a whole lot more than you might actually expect.

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Kissin’ Dynamite - ‘Generation Goodbye’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 22 July 2016 03:20

Kissin DynamiteGerman melodic rockers Kissin' Dynamite have just released their fifth album entitled ‘Generation Goodbye’. It’s rumoured to be not only be their best to date but also their most mature sounding. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins puts both of these claims to the test.

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Various Artists - 'Brown Acid - The Second Trip' (RidingEasy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 21 July 2016 03:30

BA2300USEUber Rock's Ross Welford fell hook, line, and sinker for the first 'Brown Acid' obscurities compilation from RidingEasy Records... and he's done pretty much the same for its follow-up, 'The Second Trip'. Hit the link for the lowdown.....

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Blues Pills - ‘Lady In Gold’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 28 July 2016 04:00

Blues Pills CD coverapproved small 2013Twenty odd years ago Uber Rock’s Johnny H was singing in a band trying to be the next Black Crowes now he’s sat on his arse writing about other bands wanting to do just the same. Swedish blues rockers Blues Pills have a very special USP in their bell bottom’s back pocket though, the stunningly talented Elin Larsson. Here our man explains with ‘Lady In Gold’ might just be the best record you hear all year.

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The Chris Rolling Squad - 'The Chris Rolling Squad' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 03:20

crsThe Chris Rolling Squad is a power trio that hails from France and sounds like a cross between Jimi Hendrix and Motörhead - so says Uber Rock's Ross Welford who checks out the band's self-titled EP for your reading pleasure.....

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Idlewar - 'Dig In' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 03:20

IWdiUSE300Californian trio, Idlewar, have a new full-length album coming out later this year, so Uber Rock's Ross Welford checked out their latest extended player to find out what to expect.....

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Whitford/St. Holmes - ‘Reunion’ (Mailboat Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 25 July 2016 04:00

WSHYou won’t believe the amount of bunkum we get sent here at URHQ that claims to be “the best new thing in melodic rock.” So what happens when the old guard actually release something that is “the best new thing in melodic rock” but without a flashy bazillion dollar marketing budget of their younger counterparts? Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates ‘Reunion’ the all new album from Whitford/St. Holmes, a record you really should check out!

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Pro-Pain - 'Foul Taste Of Freedom' & 'The Truth Hurts' Reissues (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 25 July 2016 03:20

profoul300'Foul Taste Of Freedom' & 'The Truth Hurts', the first two albums from NY hardcore crew, Pro-Pain, have been given the reissues treatment via Steamhammer / SPV. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps got ready to make war, not love.....

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Magic Eight Ball - 'Richest Men In The Dolls House' (Magic Cat Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 23 July 2016 04:00

M8Bdollscover300approved small 2013Rather than simply release a new single, Magic Eight Ball have taken another choice cut from their latest long player, and built a live album release around it; recorded at an Uber Rock club night no less! Ben Hughes listens to, and loves, 'Richest Men In The Dolls House'.....

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Criminal - ‘Fear Itself’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Saturday, 23 July 2016 03:20

Criminal‘Fear Itself’, the eighth album from thrashers Criminal was actually released back in March via Metal Blade, but so impressed by it was Uber Rock’s Nick Russell that he couldn’t let it go under the radar. Fancy discovering a still relatively unknown band who’ve actually been making brutally excellent music for around 20 years? Then all you need do is hit the link….

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Destruction - ‘Under Attack’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 22 July 2016 03:40

DestructionForget the Big 4 of thrash Uber Rock’s Nick Russell reckons it should really be a Big 12. German outfit Destruction are one of the first bands he’d have on his expanded roll of honour and checking out their recent album ‘Under Attack’ Nick explains why they are a band he has long since revered.

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Barb Wire Dolls - ‘Desperate’ (Motörhead Music / UDR) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 22 July 2016 03:00

Barb Wire DollsWhen Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught Greek punk rockers Barb Wire Dolls at Rebellion Festival a few years back he was less than impressed with their music and attitude. So what the hell is he doing reviewing ‘Desperate’ the band’s sophomore release and their first for Motörhead Music? Hit the link and all will be revealed

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DUNSMUIR - ‘DUNSMUIR’ (Hall Of Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 21 July 2016 03:20

DunsmuirTake the drummer from Dio add the singer from Clutch along with some healthy dollops of Fu Manchu guitar and what do you get? DUNSMUIR, a supergroup whose line up actually reads like a fantasy band to Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland. Hit the link then to discover if their self titled debut record lives up to his lofty expectations.

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