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StOp sToP - 'Barceloningham' (Metalapolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 04:00

StopStopUSE300If there's a harder working rock band in the U.K. than StOp sToP then we're not aware of them. Formed in Spain before relocating to the stages of every single rock club in Britain, this tousled trio is about to release new album, 'Barceloningham' - Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checked it out.....

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Uncle Rust - 'Anti-Collision' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 03:20

URust86Featuring Justin McConville from the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, Uncle Rust returns with new album, 'Anti-Collision'. Matt Phelps, one of Uber Rock's true golden boys, listened, liked it, wrote about it.....

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Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator - ‘Best Of’ (Heavy Psych Sounds) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 04:00

Nick OliveriNick Oliveri has just completed a hugely successful European tour playing bass in the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, the muthafuckin’ Dwarves. Next month he will return for a series of dates (but sadly not to the UK) fronting his very own band, Mondo Generator. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H takes a look at the 21 track ‘Best Of’ being released to coincide with said European jaunt.

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J.B.O. - '11' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:30

JBO11coverErlangen 'edcases J.B.O. have sold over two and a half million records with their idiotic brand of comedy metal. Uber Rock's Ross Welford hears The Wurzels rather than Steel Panther, a good thing for sure.....

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The Empty Page - 'Unfolding' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:00

EPage300The Empty Page, the new band from Obsessive Compulsive's Kelii and Giz, have recorded a debut album funded via a PledgeMusic campaign and produced by an alt. rock knob twiddler par excellence. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes thinks that the only thing unfolding here is a very promising musical career.....

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Culver Kingz – ‘This Time’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:40

CulverKingsIf you long for hot summer nights and the feeling of a cool breeze blowing through your mullet (and let’s face it, don’t we all?) then ‘This Time’, the debut record from Culver Kingz might just be the perfect soundtrack to your magical throwback moments. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince rolls up the sleeves on his (not so imaginary) cotton suit to review this one.

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Antillectual - 'Engage!' (Redfield Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:20

AntiEngage300'Engage!', the new album from Dutch punks, Antillectual, offers "12 energetic, melodic and political songs." Uber Rock's Ross Welford has been engaged more times than Zsa Zsa Gabor so he just had to get on one knee and listen to this long player.....

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Safire - ‘Under My Skin’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 22 August 2016 04:00

Safire‘Under My Skin’ is the debut three track EP from Norn Iron rockers Safire. Uber Rock’s very own Norn Iron man had already come into close contact with the band having seen them support British AOR giants Romeo’s Daughter, so who better to check out the release? Hit the link to read his all important verdict.

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Penetration Moon - ‘Penetration Moon’ (Burger Records/Greedy Worldwide) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 22 August 2016 03:20

Pentration Moonapproved small 2013When you go to see the Dwarves live you can always expect to come away with a few surprises but when Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught up with the band on their recent UK tour all he managed to blag (ouch) himself was a copy of the debut CD by some obscure ‘90s glam band by the name of Penetration Moon. Hit the link to find out why this actually gave him a full on robot chubby.

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Hands Off Gretel - 'Burn The Beauty Queen' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 22 August 2016 03:00

HoGalbum300approved small 2013We introduced UR readers to Hands Off Gretel last month via an über-cool Midnite Mixtape Massacre, now Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out 'Burn The Beauty Queen', the debut album from the self-proclaimed grrrl grunge band.....

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Psykosis - ‘Welcome To The Psyko Ward’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 20 August 2016 03:20

Psykosis - Welcome To The Psyko Ward Artwork Andrej Maggotmeister Bartulovic Metal Music Future PR“Psykosis are a band well named. Simply because they’re fucking psychotic” so writes Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby. So what about the Dublin quartet’s debut record ‘Welcome To The Psyko Ward’? Is that off the scale too? Hit the link as our Norn Iron man has all the answers….and more.

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Devin Townsend Project - ‘Transcendence’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 03:00

Devin Album CoverTen tracks, nine originals and one cover version (of Ween’s ‘Transdermal Celebration’) make up ‘Transcendence’ the seventh release from Devin Townsend Project, set to be released worldwide via Inside Out Music on 9th of September 2016. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins plays the numbers game and figures that this is odds on going to be a cracking album. Hit the link to find out if he is right.

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Dante Fox - ‘Breathless’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:40

Dante FoxThis Friday sees the release of ‘Breathless’ the fifth album from British melodic rockers Dante Fox. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reckons this one is “a must buy for anyone who loves great melodic rock.” So hit the magic link to find out why.

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Wretch - ‘Wretch’ {Bad Omen Records} Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:30

WrecthAt weekends, and as a break from standing on one leg all week playing air flute, Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony likes to pop something new and different on the stereogram just to blow out those prog rock cobwebs. Here he checks out the self titled doom metal debut from Wretch and in the process almost demolishes his back wall. Such is the brutal force of this record. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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Fireroad - ‘Unplugged: Live At The Borderline’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 04:00

Fireroad BordlineCaptured by an audience member on the last night of their tour supporting The Quireboys, ‘Unplugged: Live At The Borderline’ is the sound of Welsh rockers Fireroad at their raw acoustic best. Uber Rock’s Johnny H sits on a stool to get in the mood to review this one….

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The Bad Flowers - ‘The Bad Flowers’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:30

Bad FlowersMidlands based rock trio The Bad Flowers have already shared stages with the likes of Crobot, The Sheepdogs and The Sonics, but what will their debut self titled four track EP sound like? Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony finds plenty to get excited about with the virtual grooves of ‘The Bad Flowers’ EP, so hit the link to find out more.

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Lynam - 'Halfway To Hell' Deluxe Version (Lions Pride Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:00

LynamDeluxe300approved small 2013Lynam, fronted by Adler singer Jacob Bunton, are about to release an expanded edition of their 2013 EP, 'Halfway To Hell', in the hope of breaking big outside of the US with their first ever European release. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey details the product of what could be your new favourite band.....

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Change Of Heart - ‘Last Tiger’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 22 August 2016 03:40

Change of HeartEnglish melodic rockers Change Of Heart have just released their latest opus ‘Last Tiger’ through Escape Music. The band is the brainchild of vocalist Alan Clark and once featured members who went on to work in tribute bands. “More fool them” says Uber Rock’s Dave Prince as he celebrates the return of a band born to ‘Touch Your Soul’...

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Star Crystal - 'Follow Me' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 22 August 2016 03:10

StarCrystalcover300Female-fronted rockers Star Crystal hail from Ukraine and yelled "Follow Me" to Uber Rock's Ross Welford in the hope that he would fall in love with their album of the same name. Hit the link to see how that worked out.....

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Human Zoo - 'My Own God' (Bob Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 20 August 2016 03:30

HUMANZOOMy Own GodHuman Zoo hail from Balingen, Germany, play "Pure Rock", and have a full-time saxophone player. Yes, pure rock. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is a bit of a sax symbol himself - well, he likes to blow his own trumpet from time to time.....

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Various Artists - 'I'm a Freak, Baby: A Journey Through The British Heavy & Psych Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72' (Cherry Red Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Friday, 19 August 2016 03:30

FREAKBABY'I'm a Freak, Baby', a newly-released deluxe three-disc collection from Cherry Red Records, is an excellent, exhaustive trip through the UK psych hard rock scene of the late sixties and early seventies. Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz got his groove on for your reading pleasure.....

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