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Denial Fiend - 'Horror Holocaust' (Dry Heave Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 31 January 2015 04:00

denialnewscoverDenial Fiend feature members of Massacre, Down By Law, The Accused and D.R.I. and 'Horror Holocaust', the band's second album, was only ever available on CD in North America. That, as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, is all about to change.....

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Herman Rarebell & Friends - ‘Herman’s Scorpions Songs’ (Solid Rockhouse) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Saturday, 31 January 2015 03:40

Herman Rarebell‘Herman’s Scorpions Songs’ is certainly an interesting concept. Thirteen classic Scorpions songs (and one new one) that all involved their erstwhile drummer in the writing department recreated with some of the rock and metal world’s favourite sons involved. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland investigates this one hoping that it will rock him like a hurricane.

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Pat Travers Band - ‘Live At The Iridium NYC’ (Frontiers Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Eamon O'Neill   
Friday, 30 January 2015 04:00

Pat Travers Band LiveIf you believe the myth then Pat Travers Canadian axeman of some renown initially picked up the guitar after seeing Jim Hendrix live in Ottawa. Now, almost four decades on from the release of his debut record the bluesy attraction of his music is still as popular as ever as Uber Rock’s Eamon O’Neill is about to find out as he reviews his ‘Live At The Iridium NYC’ set, complete with a…you guessed it, Jimi Hendrix cover.

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The Talks - 'Live At Kendal Calling' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:40

thetalkslivecd300Hull-based 2-Tone/Ska/Reggae/Punk outfit The Talks have released a live album recorded at the Kendal Calling festival and you can get it for free at the group's Bandcamp page. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes explains why you'd be a fool to not hit the download button.....

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Awesome and the Ass Kickers - 'Quit Fucking With Our Crops!' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:00

awesomecover300Awesome and the Ass Kickers took five years to make latest album, 'Quit Fucking With Our Crops!', though you'd think it took them about five hours. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out the Mexican wrestling mask-clad trio and their righteously riotous record.....

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Amberjacks - 'Amberjacks' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 03:20

amberjacks300'Amberjacks' is the self-titled, abrasive debut from a Dutch band that you'd swear crawled out of a B-movie swamp in Louisiana - well, that's what Uber Rock's Michael Anthony writes in another must-read review. Let's be honest, we all want to know what a band that crawled out of a swamp sounds like, right?

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Otherwise - 'Peace At All Costs' (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:40

Otherwise artworkLas Vegas stadium rockers Otherwise may have sold an impressive 60,000 copies of their debut album stateside, but this popularity brothers and sisters seemingly comes at a cost. Returning with their sophomore release 'Peace At All Costs' Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby ponders if “sounding exactly like Nickelback” might just be a price too high to pay. Hit the ‘Read More’ link to discover the all-important Uber Rock verdict.

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Bonafide - 'Denim Devils' (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:00

denimdevilscover300Swedish retro rockers Bonafide return with studio album number five, 'Denim Devils'. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to an album recorded almost entirely live in an attempt to capture the celebrated spirit of a Bonafide show, and thinks Pontus Snibb and Co. have pulled it off.....

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Level 10 - ‘Chapter 1’ (Frontiers Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:40

Level 10Level 10 is a new trans-Atlantic hard rock alliance between vocalist Russell Allen and bassist/producer/writer Mat Sinner. Add into the mix an ex Helloween guitarist two members of Primal Fear and a member of Hardline and what we folks is yet another Serafino Perugino created supergroup. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince investigates ‘Chapter 1’ in the history of the band.

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Napalm Death - 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' (Century Media Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 02:00

apexcoverapproved small 2013'Apex Predator - Easy Meat' is the fifteenth studio album from Napalm Death and one that Uber Rock's Darrel Sutton thinks is essential listening. Think that Napalm Death are still churning out sub-ten second grind blasts? Then you're an idiot. Hit the link and Sutton will explain all.....

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Misconducters - 'Boundless' (Denfire Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 26 January 2015 03:40

misconcover300Misconducters are an "extreme rock band" from Brazil who have spent considerable time in the UK supporting the likes of Discharge, English Dogs, Disorder, Broken Bones and more. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps checks out their new album, 'Boundless'.....

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Black Light Machine - 'The Hanging Tree' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 31 January 2015 03:20

blacklightmachinetreecoverBlack Light Machine are a Swansea-based progressive metal outfit who feature former Tigertailz bass player Jason Sims within their ranks. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps checked out the band's debut album, 'The Hanging Tree', for your reading pleasure....

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Devilment - ‘The Great And Secret Show’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:40

DevilmentOriginally formed by guitarist Daniel Finch back in late 2011 amidst a bout of religious delirium, Devilment experienced a myriad of problems trying to hold down a stable vocalist before they settled on Daniel’s mate Dani Filth (he of Cradle Of Filth infamy). Uber Rock’s Nick Russell takes a look at the band’s debut release ‘The Great And Secret Show’. Hit the link to find out his verdict.

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Danko Jones - 'Fire Music' (Bad Taste Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 30 January 2015 03:00

dankofirecover300approved small 2013Uber-approved Canadian rock greats Danko Jones return with the band's seventh full studio album, 'Fire Music'. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds, amongst the wrestling themes, Misfits backing vocals and metal screams, one of the year's truly great albums.....

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Liv Kristine - ‘Vervain’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 29 January 2015 03:40

Liv KristineReleased at the tail end of 2014, ‘Vervain’ is the fifth solo release from Liv Kristine. The Leaves' Eyes frontwoman brings in some special guests for this one too as she duets with both Michelle Darkness and Doro Pesch, and as a result Uber Rock’s Dave Prince is all over this 10 tracker like a rash. Ever wondered what the electro era of Paradise Lost might sound like with a female singer? Well hit the link and you’ll soon find out….

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Cavorts - ‘Got Your Brass’ (In At The Deep End Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 04:00

CavortsBarnsley bruisers Cavorts have to date supported the likes of Skindred and Dragonforce whilst releasing an acclaimed EP on Distort Records. Signing to In At The Deep End has now given the four piece a chance to work with producer Jason Sanderson, so what will ‘Got Your Brass’ actually sound like? Well fans of Motorhead, Gallows and The Bronx should certainly take note, as Uber Rock’s Nick Russell discovers.

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Liberty Lies - ‘Fracture’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 03:20

Liberty LiesMidlands rockers Liberty Lies first came to the attention of Uber Rock when they delivered a sterling performance on the new band stage at Hard Rock Hell a few years back. Here in 2015 the band have just released ‘Fracture’ an all new four track EP and appear to have grown into an all new hard rock proposition. On hand to check out this one for us is new band talent scout (and Uber Rock HQ’s resident fanny magnet) Dave Prince.

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SSS - 'Limp. Gasp. Collapse' (Prosthetic) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 04:00

SSS Artwork Final'Limp. Gasp. Collapse' is the fourth studio record from Liverpudlian crossover mavericks SSS, and it’s also their first album for new label Prosthetic. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby gets to grips with the 13 song 27 minute sonic smash and grab and in the process somehow gets ‘Crushed By Drudgery’. Wondering what the hell we are going on about? Well hit the link and all will soon be revealed.

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Prima Donna - 'Nine Lives And Forty-Fives' (Alive Naturalsound) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 27 January 2015 03:00

PrimaDonnafortycover300approved small 2013Uber-approved glunk rockers Prima Donna return with 'Nine Lives And Forty-Fives', a new album featuring a trio of choice cover tunes and a few of the band's previously released singles. Uber Rock's Dom Daley knows that we've heard some of this record before but doubts that we'll hear many cooler for the rest of the year.....

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Goober Gun - 'Goober Gun' (DyHard Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 26 January 2015 04:00

gooberguncover300Uber Rock's Ben Hughes didn't hold out much hope when the self-titled album from Goober Gun hit his denim 'n' leather doormat... but could first impressions be deceiving? Our man throws out names like Eureka Machines and Foxy Shazam and The Wildhearts and Cheap Trick in this review - hit the link to find out why.....

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Ingested - 'The Architect Of Extinction' (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 26 January 2015 03:20

Ingested - The Architect Of Extinction artworkMancunian extreme metal mob Ingested have built a reputation as one of the most savage death metal acts to come out of the UK for a long time, and with their all new album 'The Architect Of Extinction' Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby thinks they have recorded the perfect album to reinforce that cast iron reputation. Hit the link to find out why.

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