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The Damned - 'Fiendish Shadows' / 'Punk Oddities & Rare Tracks' (Let Them Eat Vinyl) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 31 July 2015 03:00

damnedodditiesThe Double D tackles Double Damned today on the website to excite (awright!!) as he investigates Punk Oddities, Fiendish Shadows and Rare Tracks. Yes, it's a double vinyl double dip for the damn sexy Damned fan Dom Daley - try saying that with a mouthful of Tizer.....

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Pizzatramp - 'War Or Nothing' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 04:00

PizzaTramp2cover300approved small 2013Hotly-tipped South Wales mentalists Pizzatramp return with 'War Or Nothing', a crazed sophomore release so essential that Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey has started shitting in kettles in celebration.....

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degreed - ‘Dead But Not Forgotten’ (Sun Hill) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:20

degreeddegreed might feature Swedish Idol finalist Robin Ericsson on bass and vocals, but with the release of their third album ‘Dead But Not Forgotten’ Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reckons the quartet have just released a fourteen track “All Killer No Filler” record. Hit the link to find out why.

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Danger Alley - 'American Made' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 04:00

dangeralley largeDanger Alley specialise in Eighties-style arena rock so we got our resident Eighties-style arena rock guru, Ross Welford, to check out their debut album, 'American Made', to see if it is worth waving a crutch or licence plate at....

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Skintrade - ‘Scarred For Life’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 03:20

SkintradeMatti Alfonzetti and Skintrade are back with ‘Scarred For Life’, their all new album on AOR Heaven, and as you probably can imagine Uber Rock’s Dave Prince is like a dog with two dicks with this one. Hit the link to find out if the ex-Jagged Edge frontman and gang have managed to follow up their highly rated 'Refueled' opus.

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Tracer - 'Water For Thirsty Dogs' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 04:00

tracercoverAussie rockers Tracer found themselves with a top 10 album in the UK rock charts when second album 'El Pistolero' was released but, when it was time to record album number three, they found themselves without a record deal. Cue PledgeMusic and the fan-funded 'Water For Thirsty Dogs'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes loves it - here's why.....

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Charlie Barnes - ‘More Stately Mansions’ (Superball Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:20

Charlie BarnesWhen Rob Watkins starts throwing band names around like Muse and Queen during a review we either a) run to the hills in fear of our hearing, or 6) take a curious peak at what our self-styled bell-end has been listening to. In the case of ‘More Stately Mansions’ the new album from Charlie Barnes it’s thankfully the latter, and right here you can discover this fine pomp record too.

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Vardis - ‘200 M.P.H.’ EP (Hoplite Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 27 July 2015 04:00

VardisIt’s a staggering 35 years since Vardis unleashed their fiery ‘100 M.P.H.’ debut record on the metal world. 2015 and the trio finally return with an EP of new tunes going under the banner of ‘200 M.P.H.’ but will it live up to the band’s infamous NWOBHM legacy? Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland investigates.

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Burning Point - ‘Burning Point’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 27 July 2015 03:20

burningpointcoverSimple question - would you get excited about a band doing a cover version of a KISS track from their ‘Animalize’ period? Well, Uber Rock’s (Th)Rob Watkins certainly does as he reviews ‘Burning Point’ the sixth album from Finnish power metallers Burning Point. Is the rest of the album that bad then? Well seemingly not…hit the link to find out more.

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Borealis - ‘Purgatory’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Saturday, 25 July 2015 04:00

Canadian melodic metallers Borealis have just released their third album ‘Purgatory’ looking to leave a giant maple leaf shaped impression on a genre that is almost fit to bursting already. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins gets to grips with the 12 track opus and finds plenty to be impressed with.

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Xandria - ‘Fire & Ashes’ EP (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 25 July 2015 03:20

Xandria - Fire And Ashes artworkUber Rock’s Mark Ashby loved ‘Sacrificum’ the last record by German symphonic metallers Xandria so much that when their all new 7 track ‘Fire & Ashes’ EP dropped into the URHQ PO Box there was only ever going to be one man’s name on the review roster. So how will our brave scribe cope with an EP of new, old, and err… cover songs? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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Six Feet Under - ‘Crypt Of The Devil’ (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:40

Six Feet Under - Crypt Of The Devil‘Crypt Of The Devil’ the latest album from death metal veterans Six Feet Under marks a further twist in the band’s already rich musical legacy as Chris Barnes looks to give the record a “Seattle feel”. Don’t worry though he’s about to swap his distinctive hairstyle for a plaid shirt, as Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby all too quickly discovers here.

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Wonk Unit - ‘Feel The Wonkness’ (Drunken Sailor Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 30 July 2015 03:00

wonk unit lpapproved small 2013Three albums into their career and now has never been a better time for Brit punk rockers Wonk Unit. With national and international tours waiting they have also become the subject of a vinyl only career retrospective called ‘Feel The Wonkness’. Uber Rock’s Johnny H loves to get a hot 12”er in his hands, and this folks is certainly no exception to that rule.

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The Overalls - 'City Of Illusion' (Monstro Discos) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 03:40

overallscoverThe Overalls hail from Austria and 'City Of Illusion' is the band's second album for Brazilian label Monstro Discos. Uber Rock's Lee Kendrick checks the album out and likes what he hears, like it a lot....

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Stiv Bator - ‘Do You Believe In Magyck?’ & Johnny Thunders - ‘In Cold Blood’ Deluxe Edition (Easy Action) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 29 July 2015 03:00

StivJust a few weeks ago two double disc reissues of glunk rock goodness hit URHQ that left Johnny H scratching his shiny bonce. The albums, Johnny Thunders’ ‘80s release ‘In Cold Blood’ and Stiv Bator’s last studio tracks, now packaged up as ‘Do You Believe In Magyck?’ now both come with a second disc of live material, but are they really worth your time and money? Hit the link to read the all-important Uber Rock verdict…..

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Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK - 'Dreams Come True' (Qua Rock Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:20

lexrockcoverLawyer by day, rocker by night Paola Pellegrini LEXROCK is an Italian export specialising in female rock power! Uber Rock's Ross Wellford wonders if dreams can come true for this Joan Jettalike.....

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Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends - ‘Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:00

Reeves Gapproved small 2013You might know Reeves Gabrels as the guitarist in The Cure or perhaps Tin Machine, but he is a solo artist in his own right too. Here Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks checks out the six stringer’s latest release ‘Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends’ and finds plenty to get…very….excited about.

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Forklift Elevator - 'Borderline' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 27 July 2015 03:20

forkelcoveruseForklift Elevator are an Italian band whose interests are "sex, whiskey and metal" and tell us that "everybody wanna fork." Uber Rock's Ross Welford is the lucky forker entrusted with reviewing 'Borderline' for your reading pleasure.....

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Diamond Dogs - 'Quitters & Complainers' (Livewire / Cargo) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 27 July 2015 03:00

diamonddogsquitterscover500approved small 2013Swedish rock 'n' roll greats Diamond Dogs return with new studio album, 'Quitters & Complainers', complete with bonus seventy-minute live disc, 'Let's Have It - Live In Bilbao'. Uber Rock's Dom Daley welcomes back the band like an old friend, thinking that this new album might well be its strongest yet.....

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Ego Likeness - ‘When The Wolves Return’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 25 July 2015 03:40

Ego LikenessEgo Likeness is the long running musical project consisting of artist Steven Archer and writer Donna Lynch and ‘When The Wolves Return’ is the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed ‘Breedless’ record released back in 2010. Uber Rock’s Johnny H investigates an album that boasts to mix electronica, darkwave, trip hop, and rock. Hit the link to find out if it succeeds or not.

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Virtual Zero - 'I'm On Lithium' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 24 July 2015 04:00

virtualzerolithiumcoverVirtual Zero is a Portland-based collective that started in 1997 (as Irish Monkey!) who were regrouped in 2011 by founder member Andrew Zero. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks out the band's 'I'm On Lithium' album....

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