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Stillroom - 'Good To Be Alive' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:20

Stillroom-300x300Stillroom from Dublin are a band that Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby has watched grow up from their first demo to this 'Good To Be Alive', their first album. Trouble is that first demo tape received a few years back didn’t really instil that much faith in our Norn Iron Man that the band would ever be anything other than a bluesy bar band, but how things change. Hit the link and discover who the Stillroom flower really has gone full bloom.

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Bad For Lazarus - 'Life's A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!' (1-2-3-4 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:20

badforbangbangSelf-described as playing Motown Hell - that's a crazed combination of Motown and Richard Hell, of course - and featuring a member of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Bad For Lazarus have made a believer out of Uber Rock's Ben Hughes. Our man thinks that we all need 'Life's A Carnival, Bang! Bang! Bang!' in our lives - hit the link to find out why....

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Tyson Leslie - ‘Train Wrecks, Havoc and Heartbreak’ (Above The Level Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 04:00

Tyson LeslieThe name Tyson Leslie was certainly a new one on us here at URHQ, but not for long as Rob Watkins our resident fanboy of things power and pop was soon on the case when ‘Train Wrecks, Havoc and Heartbreak’ dropped into our infamous PO Box 666. Almost lost for words at the records awesomeness what follows is our man’s attempt at telling us he’s possibly found his Uber Rock Album Of The Year…trouble is it was released in 2013.

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Reverted - 'Sputter The Worms' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:20

Reverted - Sputter The Worms Artwork'Sputter The Worms' is the debut album from London quartet Reverted and as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby quickly finds out it is a twelve tracker that mixes the groove and grind of the likes of Lamb Of God with the commercial thump of Metallica. So if the thought of that heavy hitting combination tickles your privates you know what to do next. Hit it! The ‘Read More’ link that is…

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The Males - 'Her Golden Blood' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 21 July 2014 04:00

The MalesThe Males are a trio of mates from London who love to make some guitar fuelled noise and are a totally new name to us here at Uber Rock. Citing influences such as Fugazi and Jesus Lizard though we knew we immediately had the man to check out their debut three tracker, so step forward Ben Hughes as our intrepid scribe gets to experience ‘Her Golden Blood’ and said band for the very first time. All you have to do is hit the link to find out what he discovered.

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Reign Of Lies - 'The New Empire' (Keetch Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:20

Reign Of Lies - New Empire artworkReign Of Lies specialise in a genre of metal they like to call groove metal but having recorded their debut album back in 2012 you’ll forgive us for pointing out they took bloody long enough to get that groove on. Anyway Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby is about to put his dancing New Rocks on as he gets ready to celebrate the arrival of ‘The New Empire'. Question is “you gonna join him?”

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Tony Clark and Killing Time - ‘When I’m In My Car’ EP (Vanity Music Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 18 July 2014 03:40

Tony ClarkInspired by the likes of Picasso, Tom Waits, Foo Fighters, Yves Klein, Beck and Dali, Tony Clark and Killing Time are certainly an interesting prospect – well on paper at least. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins hits the play button on his CD player and absorbs ‘When I’m In My Car’, a 5 track EP he ranks against his Uber musical textbook. Find out what the band score by hitting the ‘Read More’ link.

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Red Tide Rising - ‘The Rising’ (Deathbox Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 04:00

Red Tide RisingRed Tide Rising are what people call “modern hard rock”, whatever that is. Their debut record ‘The Rising’ must then be just that…modern and hard rock. We asked Rob Watkins someone who loves a bit of the latter and is also ahead of the fashion curve here at URHQ to check out the 13 track opus, and this Uber Rockers is what he found.

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1000mods - 'Vultures' (The Lab Recs) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 03:20

1000mods1000mods might sound like a bank holiday in Brighton sometime back in the sixties, but this mob from Greece are anything but zoot suit wearers as Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks is about to find out as he flies with the ‘Vultures’. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to discover a band that fans of garage, stoner and sludge really do need in their lives.

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King Buzzo - ‘This Machine Kills Artists’ (Ipecac Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:20

King BuzzoThese days when he isn’t playing guitar and singing for the Melvins Buzz Osborne is recording and releasing material under his other name of King Buzzo. Intrigued by what his latest solo album ‘This Machine Kills Artists’ might actually sound like, we sent Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks off into the wilderness of a 17 track album no one else dare approach. Here’s our man’s report of what happened next….

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The About Blanks - 'Ignore This Product' (P. Trash Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 03:40

aboutblankscoverBerlin punks The About Blanks follow up their four track teaser EP, 'Ignore This Product', with the full length album of the same name. Uber Rock's Dom Daley didn't listen to the warning of the record title and dived right in, typing finger at the ready.....

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Fozzy - ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 03:00

FozzyReleased this week on Century Media ‘Do You Want To Start A War’ by Fozzy is perhaps the band’s most accomplished record yet, and thanks to a guest appearance from Steel Panther’s Michael Starr on ‘Tonite’ this can only help raise the band’s profile even higher. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince however argues that the band themselves now don’t need any gimmicks, as 14 years on even Y2J himself is now all about just the rock!

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Acacia Avenue - ‘Cold’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:40

Acacia AveWe all know by now how much Dave Prince loves his parp, in fact he is Uber Rock’s Prince O’ Parp for very good reason, he just loves his AOR. So as you can imagine any new release on AOR Heaven puts our man immediately in that place…AOR Heaven and ‘Cold’ the new one from Acacia Avenue certainly is not about to buck the trend. So strap on your air keytar and hit the link for another piece of parp perfection.

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Tyla J Pallas - 'The State We're In MMXIV' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:00

tylastate86Tyla J Pallas releases the second of three 'new' releases this year, a long-promised redux of The Dogs D'Amour's debut album, 'The State We're In', and Uber Rock's Dom Daley was on hand (paw?) to check it out for your reading pleasure. How will the MMXIV version compare to the original? Only one way to find out.....

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Uke-Hunt - ‘Uke-Hunt’ (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Palmer   
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:40

Uke HuntUke-Hunt by Uke-Hunt is an album of ten cover songs reinterpreted for the ukulele and voice. Originally given to Nev Brooks he found he wasnt man enough to sample the delights of Spike Slawsons brainchild, so he passed it on to Jason Palmer who immediately got more than just the not so subtle band name. Ladies and Gentlemen we give you Uke-Hunt.

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Hed PE - 'Evolution' (Pavement Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 21 July 2014 03:00

HedPeevolutionHed PE returns with studio album number nine, 'Evolution', ahead of a Winter tour of Europe and the UK with SOiL and American Head Charge. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the new record and can't help but be a little blown away.....

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Arch Enemy - ‘War Eternal’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 18 July 2014 03:20

archenemywaralbumcoverReturning for their ninth studio album, and their first with new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz Swedish melodic death metallers Arch Enemy are declaring ‘War Eternal’ with this one as Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks is about to find out. Horns up! Now hit the magic ‘Read More’ link.

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Chicago - ‘Now (Chicago XXXVI)’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 17 July 2014 03:40

ChicagoWe can never forget the wonderful rendition of ‘If You Leave Me now’ that Butters entertained us all to in Season 7 of South Park? Especially not since Uber Rock’s Dave Prince got hold of Chicago’s new album for Frontiers Records and all we’ve had is our very own version of Professor Chaos entertaining us with his version of songs like ‘Now’ and ‘America’. Hit the link and discover why our man is in such high spirits as he reviews ‘Now (Chicago XXXVI)’.

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AOR - ‘LA Connection’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:40

AORAnother month and yet another album from Frédéric Slama and AOR. This time around Uber Rock’s Dave Prince discovers the ‘LA Connection’ and finds 9 songs that make the perfect summer soundtrack. Join our man as he oils up strips to his Calvin’s and reconstructs every ‘80s muscle movie workout scene there ever was. All for the sake of his review of course.

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Ted Nugent - ‘SHUTUPANDJAM!’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 03:00

Ted NugentLove him or hate him Motor City Madman Ted Nugent can never be accused of doing what he doesn’t 100% believe in (even his '80s AOR albums recorded for Atlantic Records) so with his fourteenth solo album ‘SHUTUPANDJAM!’, his first studio venture for new label Frontiers Records, Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill already kinda knows what lies ahead of him. So get ready to yank it and crank it as The "mighty" Nuge returns.

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Overtures - 'Entering The Maze' (Sleaszy Rider Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 03:20

Overtures - Entering The Maze ArtworkPart history lesson, part rock critique, Uber Rock's Mark Ashby's review of 'Entering The Maze', the new album from Italian metallers Overtures, will both thrill and educate. It may well also make you laugh out loud at one point...or is that just me? Only one way to find out.....

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