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Airbourne – ‘No Guts No Glory’ (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 12 March 2010 07:00
No_Guts_No_Glory_thmbWhen it comes down to good honest to goodness three chord rock 'n' roll, you'll be hard pressed to find a band that does it with quite as much passion as Airbourne. But being only a recent convert to the band, has Johnny H got guts or glory on his mind when he reviews the band's second album?
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Bat Racers - 'Big Cash' (BPO Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 09:00
BatRacers_Big_CashAfter reading the "press" that accompanied this CD proclaiming that "regardless of the passage of time, classic rock and roll finds a way to make it to the surface", Nev Brooks was just about to put on 'Reign In Blood' and phone in sick to ÜRHQ. But 'Big Cash' from Bat Racers proved to be more 'High Voltage' than he bargained for.
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We The Kings - 'Smile Kid' (S-Curve Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 07:30

wethekingsthumbWe The Kings, the latest US pop rockers to fall off the conveyor belt, turn in album number two on the back of a hugely popular music video and a guest appearance from the latest Disney discovery. David Prince goes 'In-N-Out' (Animal Style)

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Cemetery Superfly – ‘Ghosts In The Radio’ (Green Banshee Music, Inc) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 08:00
cemeterysuperfly_thmbFor a band that started in 1994 making experimental noise -or so the legend goes - Nev Brooks finds more of a band that sounds like Alice In Chains (albeit the one without Layne Staley), when he reviews Cemetery Superfly's 'Ghosts In The Radio' EP.
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High on Fire – ‘Snakes For The Divine’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Tazz Stander   
Monday, 08 March 2010 08:00

HOF_Snakes_thmbCalifornian trio High on Fire have, on their fifth studio album 'Snakes For The Divine', sharpened, darkened and sped ahead of anything they have done in the past. Über Röck's Tazz Stander gets a raging boner about this new release, and quite rightly so.

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The Smoking Hearts - 'Pride Of Nowhere' (George Street Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 08 March 2010 06:55

smokinghearthmapproved_smallThe need for musical mavericks, claims Gaz E, is as great now as it ever was. What better time then for The Smoking Hearts to unleash their storming debut 'Pride Of Nowhere', an album that has blown the roof off ÜRHQ.....

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Sedona - 'Golden Valley' (Avenue Of Allies) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Sunday, 07 March 2010 08:00
sedonagoldenvalley_86pxSedona may be French but their musical and spiritual home is way out west somewhere. Über Röck's Russ P goes California Dreamin' in an attempt to comprehend this obsession, and enter the 'Golden Valley'.
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M.I.C. - 'Out 2 Rock' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Saturday, 06 March 2010 07:00

micthumbTalk about a rock and roll curio! Dave Prince feels like a competition winner as he listens to the mysterious M.I.C. (Made In China) but has he won the booby prize?

 

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Serpentine - 'A Touch Of Heaven' (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 07:30

serpthumbIf majestic keyboard-driven AOR featuring Shy & TNT vocalist Tony Mills is your thing then Dave Prince is your man and this is your review.

 

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Guardian - 'First Watch' 20th Anniversary Edition (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 07:00

guardianthm'First Watch', the album by Guardian produced by Stryper guitarist Oz Fox, rises Lazarus-like for a nicely packaged 20th Anniversay Edition. Has this righteous rocker aged well? Dave Prince investigates.....

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Liberty N' Justice - 'Light It Up' (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:15

libertythmIf there really is a Hair Metal Heaven then Dave Prince must be knocking on the Jizzy Pearly gates as he checks out the "star" studded new long player from Liberty N' Justice, melodic rockers with a message.....

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Saint - 'Hell Blade/Crime Scene Earth 2.0' (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 08:00

saintthumbResurrected 80's religi-rockers Saint return with the remastered and part re-recorded 'Crime Scene Earth 2.0' and their eighth studio album, the thrusting 'Hell Blade'. Matt Phelps joins the crusade.....

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Year Long Disaster - 'Black Magic ; All Mysteries Revealed' (Volcom Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 09:10

yearlongthumb'Black Magic ; All Mysteries Revealed', the second album from Year Long Disaster, is about to open a new book of spells for the band. Matt Phelps shows you his teeth and tells you if buying this album is worth the sacrifice.....

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The Hotlines - 'Self Titled' (Devil's Jukebox) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 06:30

hotlinesthumbDom Daley checks out the debut album from UK punk poppers The Hotlines and finds lashings of Ramones and a hefty dose of Green Day, all brought to you by the cool people at Devil's Jukebox.

 

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Priestess – ‘Prior To The Fire’ (Tee Pee Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 08 March 2010 08:00
Priestess_Prior_thmbSome six years after Priestess released their 'Hello Master' debut album, they are finally back with album number two, 'Prior to the Fire'. Johnny H takes a voyage of musical rediscovery with his all new favourite Canadian band.
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Jacobs Dream – ‘Beneath The Shadows’ (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Sunday, 07 March 2010 08:00
Jacobs_Dream_thmbThe mere mention of the words 'concept album' normally have most of us at ÜRHQ quaking in our boots, looking nervously at the door for a quick exit.  But no so David Whistance. who revels in the epic glories of 'Beneath The Shadows' from Christian metallers Jacobs Dream.
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Broken Few - 'Demo' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Saturday, 06 March 2010 07:10

brokenthmDescribing themselves as "fast technical punk rock", Sunderland's Broken Few showcase a seriously DIY ethic on this seven track teaser for an impending album release. DTP tells it like it is.....

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Kreyson – ‘20 Years Of Kreyson’ (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 05 March 2010 08:00

kreyson_tmbIn the time that Kreyson have been together, the rock scene has seen an incredible rise in Christian rock music, displayed in various genres from Hardcore Punk through to Black Metal. David Whistance casts his all seeing eye over Eastern European Christian Metallers Kreyson, and their all new twenty year retrospective and waits for 'Judgement Day'.

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Crazy Lixx - 'New Religion' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Blakout   
Thursday, 04 March 2010 07:10

1acrazythumbWith former guitarist Vic Zino now widdling within the Hardcore Superstar ranks, Crazy Lixx return with 'New Religion' and Matt Blakout tells Über Röck that he is a believer......

 

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Echovirus – ‘Invictus’ (Casket Music) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 03 March 2010 08:00
Echovirus_thmbWith the British Heavy Metal scene as strong as it's been in years, David Whistance ponders the thought that he may have finally found the band to fill the hole left in his Death Metal heart since he heard that Carcass had decided to quit recording.  So read on as he uncovers the debut album from Echovirus.
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Treat - 'Coup De Grace' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Blakout   
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:00

1atreathumbA quarter of a century after their 'Scratch And Bite' debut was released, Swedish melodic rock legends Treat return with 'Coup De Grace.' Matt Blakout gets his muscle in motion and checks it out.......

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