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The Quireboys – ‘Twisted Love’ (Off Yer Rocka Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 30 September 2016 03:00

The Quireboys - Twisted LoveWorkaholics The Quireboys are back with another record.  Their tenth in fact.  And 'Twisted Love' is an album that is particularly tickling the fancy of Uber Rock's Dom Daley, who proclaims that it is "a mighty fine long player that is and will continue to get plenty of air time ‘round this gaff".  Click the link to get the full shizz on another album that could well be a contender for our pick of the year...

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Brant Bjork And The Low Desert Punks - Tao of the Devil (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 03:00

Brant Bjork alWhen the new album from the man who practically invented the modern desert/stoner vibe landed in Uber Rock's inbox, there was one man positively snapping our arm to get his ears around it:  Uber Rock's Nev Brooks gets all down and dirty as he gives us the business on the imminent new album from Kyuss/QOTSA founder Brant Bjork and his new project...

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The Darlings - 'Live Attack!' (Hardline Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 03:20

The Darlings - Live AttackThe Darlings may be a new name to Uber Rock's Ben Hughes, but the Californian rapscallions have been kicking around for a decade or so now - and their new album aims to capture the reported energy of their live shows on limited edition vinyl... Click the link to find out why our man is dancing and prancing to his new favourite sound...

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Delain – ‘Moonbathers’ (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 26 September 2016 03:00

DelainNick Russell reckons that the mere mention of the words “symphonic gothic metal” could put many an Uber Rock reader in into a cold sweat! Well, why don't we find out as we find out what he found when he dived head first into the Euro pomp metal feast that is the fourth album from Charlotte Wessels and Delain...

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Battle Of The Reviewers Round One: New Model Army – ‘Winter’ (Attack Attack) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 24 September 2016 03:00

NMA - WinterOccasionally, a new album comes Uber Rock’s way that clamours for the attention of more than one of our highly talented writers: usually, we decide who is going to have the pleasure of reviewing it by sending them out into the nearest field to thrash each other with willow branches until one or other submits… but, with the latest offering from New Model Army, we decided to do something a bit different, and ask two of our team to offer their opinion… First up is Dom Daley…

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The DeRellas – ‘Freakshow’ (Rockaway Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 23 September 2016 03:20

DeRellas - Freakshow artworkWith their new EP 'Freakshow', released next week on their own Rockaway Records label, Uber Rock's Dom Daley finds The DeRellas eschewing the glam and the glitter in favour of a more punky approach - and we reckon we know what's gonna be top of his end-of-year honours list!  Click the link to find out why said release has our man salivating all over himself...

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Last Great Dreamers - 'Transmissions From Oblivion' (Ray Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:20

LGDCVRapproved smallPull on yer glitter stack heels coz those dandies from the underground, Last Great Dreamers, are back in town - having away for nigh on 20 years - with a brand new long player for your aural immersion.  Tasked with turning back the clock, and bringing the story up to date, is Uber Rock's very own flare-trousered and stack-heeled Ben Hughes, who wrapped his ears around the forthcoming new album, out next month...

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God Damn – ‘Everything Ever’ (One Little Indian Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:00

God Damn - Everything Everapproved smallGod damn, Uber Rock's Rich Hobson loves God Damn. It's a love affair which has been going on for more than three years now... but will that affection deepen even more with the release of the band's new album, 'Everything Ever', at the end of this week, or will they be heading for the divorce courts?  We know the answer - and you can find out by clicking on the link...

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Jetboy - 'Off Your Rocker! - European Edition' (City Of Lights Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 19 September 2016 03:00

Jetboy - OYROf all the bands that came and went in the 80's glam metal heyday, Jetboy were one that gained more attention than most even before releasing their major label debut album... now, almost three decades later, they're proving they're among the genre's last surviving rebels, with the long-overdue physical release of their last EP now hitting our shelves.  Breaking out the hairspray is Uber Rock's very own Ben Hughes...

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Equilibrium – ‘Armageddon’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 15 September 2016 03:00

Equilibrium - Armageddon - ArtworkTwo years after their last album had Uber Rock's Mark Ashby dancing round his living room, he finds German folk-metallers Equilibrium in altogether more contemplative and experimental mood with their just-released fifth album, forcing our man to set down his stein, get his thinking cap on and delve into the densely layered atmospherics of 'Armageddon'...

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Vader – ‘Iron Times’ EP (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 09 September 2016 03:20

vaderirontimescoverWith Polish death metal dealers Vader about to drop their 11th album in November, they offered fans a taste what is to come with the release of a new single package last month, comprising two original songs and two covers - including their take on Motorhead's 'Overkill'. Would Uber Rock's Mark Ashby feel the force, or would he be left wondering why they, or he, even bothered?  There's only one way to find out...

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Spike & Tyla's Hot Knives – ‘The Sinister Indecisions Of Frankie Gray & Jimmy Pallas’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 03:00

Spike-And-Tylas-Hotknives-1024x1024Two of rock 'n' roll's favourite pirates and rascals have reconvened to deliver unto us - and especially Uber Rock's Dom Daley - another bout of their Hot Knives.  Click the link to find out why our man believes the combination of Spike and Tyla is one which should be cherished...

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The Mission - 'Another Fall From Grace' (Eyes Wide Shut) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 03:00

The Mission - AFFGAfter his recent forays into the world of prog and suvern rawk, Uber Rock's Jim Rowland searches out his favourite black wig and carefully applies his white facepaint to set the atmosphere for the evocation of all things goth that a new album from The Mission inevitably brings with it... but, was he left with his mascara being ruined by tears of ecstasy or frustration?  There's only one way to find out...

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Battle Of The Reviewers Round Two: New Model Army – ‘Winter’ (Attack Attack) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Saturday, 24 September 2016 03:20

NMA - WinterSo, with Dom Daley having already given his opinion on NMA's latest opus, it is the turn of Nick Russell to take to the trenches and tell us what he thought of the band's 16th studio offering... will he disagree with his esteemed colleague?  Well, there's only one way to find out, isn't there?

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3rd Machine – ‘Quantified Self’ (Into The Limelight) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 23 September 2016 03:40

3rd Machine - Quantified SelfMark Ashby delves into the dark and murky world of the perils of modern technology when he explores the complex "modern metal album" from Dutch "modern metal band" 3rd Machine.  Click the link to find out if he came out the other side a "modern metal man" or was left just wanting to reboot his computer...

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Rattleplague – ‘Bourbon Scenes’ EP (Inverse Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Friday, 23 September 2016 03:00

RattlePlagueOur resident cowboy Jim Rowland once again dons his trusty stetson and dusts off his best pointy boots in his continuing quest for the best new suvern rawk sounds around... this time he finds himself swigging some of the finest sippin' whiskey in Finland as he gets himself a dose of Rattleplague and their debut EP.  Get infected and listen to some 'Bourbon Tales' by clicking the link...

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Guitar Force – ‘Different Universe’ (Inverse Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 03:20

Guitar Force-cover-640Guitar Force may sound like one of those all-star “jam” band type collaborations that is thrown together for one ignoble reason or anothe... but, as Uber Rock's Mark Ashby recently found, the particular combo bearing this monicker are a Polish act comprising three guitarists - and a fiddle player!  Are they are force to be reckoned with on the metal scene... click the link to find out what the boss man thought...

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Evergrey – ‘The Storm Within’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 03:00

Evergreyapproved smallSwedish metallers Evergrey initially were not planning to mark their 20th anniversary as a working band... but then they went and changed their minds and produced 'The Storm Within' - an album which, quite frankly, left Uber Rock's editor-in-chief Mark Ashby absolutely gob-smacked and hoping that this is not the end of creative force Tom Englund's "life plan"... Click the link to find out why our man in charge was almost reduced to tears by this truly epic creation...

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Smokey Fingers –‘Promised Land’ (Tanzan Music Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 15 September 2016 03:20

Promised Land - CoverFollowing his adventures in prog land, our very own good ol' boy Jim Rowland swapped his cape for his stetson and cowboy boots and went stomping around the backwoods of... er... northern Italy in search of some damn fine suvern boogie... Confused?  You won't be, when you check out what he has to say about this second album from a band who our man reckons might just be rebels by nature...

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Hey! Hello! – ‘Hey! Hello! Too’ (Round Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Saturday, 10 September 2016 03:00

Hey Hello TooTo say that the period leading up to the release of the second album from Ginger Wildheart's latest project, Hey! Hello!, was an eventful one would be something of an understatement on the par with all understatements.  It involved, of course, the band's singer quitting on the cusp of it's release, resulting in Ginger shelving the whole damn thing and starting over... Uber Rock's Ben Hughes is one of the few who has heard both versions of this sophomore effort... and here's his considered opinion on the outcome of the proceedings...

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Ruts DC - ‘Music Must Destroy’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 09 September 2016 03:00

Ruts DCHaving been impressed by what he (briefly) saw of them at this past summer's Rebellion festival, Uber Rock's Martin Haslam couldn't wait to wrap his ears around the Pledge-funded new album from ska-punk veterans Ruts DC.  So, can the old dogs still run with the pack?  Well, click the link to find out what our man thought...

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