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Rikard Sjöblom - ‘The Unbendable Sleep’ (Gungfly Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:40

Rikard Sjöblom jpgIf you’re a fan of either Beardfish or Big Big Train then you will no doubt already be aware of Rikard Sjöblom. Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony most certainly is, and right here he tucks into the veritable smorgasbord of progressive rock goodies that are available within the Swedish multi-instrumentalist’s second solo album, ‘The Unbendable Sleep’. Hit the link to join him.

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The Backseat Angels - 'Saturday Night Shakes' (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:20

BACKSEATANGELS300The Backseat Angels come from Belgium, love the glam of Slade and the Sweet, and the punk of The Boys and the Undertones. Uber Rock's Dom Daley, just like his favourite AOR band, Romeo's Daughter, finds heaven in the backseat.....

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Paul Gilbert - ‘I Can Destroy’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 04:00

Paul GilbertUber Rock’s Russ P likes nothing better than to sit in his bedroom studying guitar techniques and sequences instructional videos (on VHS of course). In fact his all-time favourite is ‘Intense Rock’ by Racer X and Mr Big’s Paul Gilbert. So, what will our shredding scribe make of said guitarist’s all new solo album ‘I Can Destroy’? Hit that lipstick red link to find out…..

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Tommy & The Rockets - 'Beer And Fun And Rock 'n' Roll' (Ghost Highway Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 03:20

tommyrockets300Straight outta Odense, Denmark, Tommy & The Rockets play bubblegum-smelling, '60s garage style surf rock 'n' roll. Uber Rock's Dom Daley doesn't smell of bubblegum, he smells of Spam. He can still listen to records, though... with his meaty ears.....

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The Decoys - ‘In Our Blood’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 03:40

The DecoysStraight outta Kamloops, BC come The Decoys, a trio influenced by the likes of Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Led Zeppelin. Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks likes at least two of those three too, so what will he make of the band’s latest record ‘In Our Blood’? Hit the link and all will be revealed.

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Death Angel - ‘The Evil Divide’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 03:00

DA AlbumThere are some of us here at Uber Rock HQ who believe that The Big 4 of thrash metal never really was the true cutting edge of the genre. Nick Russell is one such scribe, possessing a list as long as your arm of bands who should have made it to the big time. Here he takes a sneak peek at ‘The Evil Divide’ the soon to be released record by Death Angel, one of the bands at the very top of his list. Hit the link then to find out why “quality thrash will never go out of fashion.”

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Damon Johnson - ‘Echo’ EP (Double Dragon Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Eamon O’Neill   
Monday, 23 May 2016 03:40

Damon JohnsonAfter stints with the likes of Brother Caine, Alice Cooper and Thin Lizzy guitarist Damon Johnson finally appears to have found his true spiritual home in Black Star Riders, so what’s this all new five track solo EP ‘Echo’ all about then? Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill investigates.

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The Wildhearts - 'Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung - PHUQ Live' (Round Records Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Monday, 23 May 2016 03:00

WHPHUQcover300Due to be released on Ginger's new Round Records Records label, 'Never Outdrunk, Never Outsung - PHUQ Live' captures The Wildhearts on last year's anniversary tour of their supreme second album. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey was there, and thinks this new live album is a near-perfect companion piece.....

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Born To Destruct - ‘Devasteight With Destruction’ (STP Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 21 May 2016 03:40

BTDReleased at the start of April as part of a triple-threat release tour featuring Spunk Volcano And The Eruptions’ ‘Shit Generation’ and Skurvi’s ‘Get Em In’, Born To Destruct’s ‘Devasteight With Destruction’ finally gets a long overdue review here on Uber Rock. At the controls for this one is a ‘Eufuckinphoric’ Rich Hobson.

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Torpedohead - 'III' (Woodhouse Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 21 May 2016 03:00

torp3cover300approved small 2013German glunk rockers Torpedohead have done it again with their third album... erm... 'III'. But what otherworldly qualities could the album have to get Uber Rock's Ben Hughes thinking back to Christmases past? Read on to find out.....

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Chris Ousey - ‘Dream Machine’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 03:40

Chris OuseyChris Ousey, the voice of Heartland, Virginia Wolf and of course Snakecharmer is about to release his all new solo album ‘Dream Machine’. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince takes a look at the eleven track opus and finds plenty to get excited about. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy - 'Songs From The Garage' (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 26 May 2016 03:00

JimBreuercover300useUS comedian Jim Breuer pretty much broke the news of Brian Johnson's departure from AC/DC, so don't be surprised to find the legendary frontman guesting on his musical debut, 'Songs From The Garage'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey listens to a perhaps surprisingly accomplished album.....

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Miasmal - ‘Tides Of Omniscience’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 03:40

Miasmal - Tides Of Omniscience artwork‘Tides Of Omniscience’ is the third studio record from Swedish death metallers Miasmal and it’s an album that sees the band very much returning to their garage day roots, well sonically at least. Making his ears bleed listening to the aural brutality of this one is Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby.

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Phantom 5 - ‘Phantom 5’ (Frontiers Music srl) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 04:00

Phantom 5Containing members of Scorpions, Bonfire, Frontline and more Phantom 5 really is a 100% German hard rock supergroup. Question is though can this super group record a super debut album? Uber Rock’s Dave Prince takes a look at this Michael Wagner produced eleven tracker, but are you ready 4 his reaction? Hit the link if you are.

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The Country Dark - 'Hypnic Jerk' (Huma Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 03:20

countrydark300The Country Dark is a five-piece band hailing from the city of Kuopio, North-Savo, Finland, who deal in psychotic country. Uber Rock's Dom Daley investigated the wares of 'Hypnic Jerk' (for once not a typo) and his thoughts can be dissected with but one click of the mouse.....

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Vardis - ‘Red Eye’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 23 May 2016 04:00

VardisNWOBHM legends Vardis returned to our record shops over the weekend with the release of ‘Red Eye’ their first album of new material in 30 years. Queuing up to buy his copy in his best junkie juice soaked cut off was Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland, but was it worth the three decade wait? Hit the link to find out.

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The November Five - 'Throwing Rocks Against The Sun' (Montauk Industries) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 23 May 2016 03:20

NOVfive300London rock 'n' rollers The November Five return with new album, 'Throwing Rocks Against The Sun'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley was on hand to give the latest long player a listen or two for your reading pleasure.....

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Beastwars - ‘The Death Of All Things’ (Destroy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 21 May 2016 04:00

Beastwars‘The Death Of All Things’ is the third album from New Zealand based metallers Beastwars. Now for any horror movie nerds reading this and immediately wondering “where have I heard that band name before?” we’ll just say “Deathgasm” and leave it to Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland to fill in the rest of the gaps.

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Temporal Sluts - 'Modern Slavery Protocol' (Area Pirata) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 21 May 2016 03:20

tempslut300Hailing from Italy, Temporal Sluts have been doing their punk rock 'n' roll thang for over two decades... yet 'Modern Slavery Protocol' is the band's debut full-length album. Uber Rock's Dom Daley says it was worth the wait.....

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Satyricon - ‘Nemesis Divina’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 04:00

Satyricon NemesisTo mark the 20th anniversary of Satyricon’s dark art masterpiece ‘Nemesis Divina’ Napalm Records will be re-releasing the album tomorrow in its newly remastered by Satyr form. Reliving the black metal majesty of this album for Uber Rock is Mark Ashby. Horns up and hit the link.

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Goo Goo Dolls - 'Boxes' (Warner Bros. Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 19 May 2016 03:20

boxescoverIs there a band as divisive amongst its own fans as the Goo Goo Dolls? On one side of the debate you have the alt. rock kids who remember the early albums, on the other the soccer moms who like that song from that film. Guess which side Uber Rock's Dom Daley is on?

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