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Bullet Ridden – ‘Demo 2009’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 18 September 2009 09:01

Bullet_Ridden_Logo_thmbapproved_smallJesus H Fucking Christ! The lead off riff of opening track 'The Light Is Retreating' is absolutely fucking crushing and would, I dare say, make nine out of ten cats shit blood.

 

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Smiler - 'Demo 2009' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 18 September 2009 08:36

Smiler_Logo_thmbFeaturing Gavin and Ioan of George Annihilation (ably assisted by Mike and Marc), Smiler bring you a 6 song taster of Sabbath/Spazz/Black Flag inspired insanity. 

 

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El Bronx - ‘Mariachi’ (White Drugs/Wichita) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 07:27
 

thmb_Mariachi_El_Bronx_coverUber Rock recently sent Johnny H off to the sunnier climes of Gran Canaria to get acquainted with the brand new El Bronx CD....  Well, that's what he told us anyway. Here's what he thought of The Bronx new side project.....

 

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Cheap Trick – ‘The Latest’ (Cheap Trick Unlimited) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 14:42

cheap-trick-the-latestCheap Trick really are something a bit special in this day and age. They can count themselves as one of only a handful of bands still in existence that can genuinely say they have influenced and outlasted generations of others that followed them (strangely some of those influenced musicians can be found guesting on this very album).

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Bulletboys - '10c Billionaire' (Chavis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 13 September 2009 20:46

1bulletboysthumbDom Daley did a little dance when Über Röck asked him to review girls kissin' girls - sadly for him, it was a track on the new Bulletboys album....

 

 

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Blackhole - 'Dead Hearts' (Search and Destroy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 September 2009 16:17

1blackholethumbYoung UK hopefuls Blackhole unleash debut album 'Dead Hearts' looking at laying a certain ghost to rest......

 

 

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Bleu - 'A Watched Pot' (Artist Garage/Fontana) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 20:03

Bleu-A-Watched-Pot_tmbapproved_small"It's like Twisted Sister meets Mister Mister, it's like a Shout at the Devil meets a Careless Whisper, it's like Motorhead and the Grateful Dead in a game of twister…" Bleu's back with a new album.

 

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The Used - 'Artwork' (Warner Bros) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 30 August 2009 22:55

1usedthumbI have to be honest here - The Used were a band that caused only a minor blip on my musical radar screen. They were, generally, promoted as being a band that people of my age would not understand or appreciate...... 

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FELL ON BLACK DAYS – ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 21 August 2009 15:37
Fell_on_black_days_tmbBe warned – read no further if you are weak of heart. Spawned from the debris of a former industrial wasteland, Fell On Black Days are a bruising, battle scarred behemoth ready to crush skulls, cities and doubters.
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Michael Schenker Group – Walk The Stage Official Bootleg Box Set (Chrysalis) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 18:04

thumb_MSG_wtsHaving been a long time fan of Michael Schenker (with UFO and mostly everything else he’s ever touched), this box set initially struck me as being a bit of an oddly timed...

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THE BLACK MOLLYS – ‘One Man’s Treasure Is Another Man’s Trash’ (Trashpit Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:50
thumb_blackmollys_albumIt’s 1999 and the massive success of ‘A Place In The Sun’ by Lit has opened the floodgates for the so-called Nu-Breed Of Power Pop to pick the bones of the back catalogues of Cheap Trick and Elvis Costello.
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Fall Against Fate – ‘Signals EP’ (Foot and Mouth Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 18 September 2009 07:52

FAF_CD_thmbThis really surprised me if I'm being honest. Fall Aganst Fate's press release and Myspace page (with impressive fringe gallery I must say) had me fearing the worst and preparing myself for generic fringe/deathcore but less than a minute into first track proper 'Safety Means Nothing' all fears are dispelled.... 

 

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The 69 Eyes – ‘Back In Blood’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 17 September 2009 07:08

thmb-69eyesbibapproved_smallStudio album number nine from Helsinki Vampires The 69 Eyes, and mark my words when I tell you this is a genre defining monster of an album, that will be the making of Jyrki 69 and his demon gang worldwide.

 

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Diamond Head – ‘The MCA Years Box Set’ (Universal) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 16 September 2009 13:53

MCA1It's safe to say that if it were not for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, this Uber Rock Soldier would more than likely not be listening to music these days. 

 

 

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Europe - 'Last Look At Eden' (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 11 September 2009 16:43

europethumbAfter a triumphant performance at this year's Bloodstock festival, can Europe silence more doubters with their classic rock inspired new album 'Last Look At Eden?

 

 

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The Wildhearts - 'Chutzpah' (Cargo) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 06 September 2009 11:53

1chutzthumbapproved_smallIs 'Chutzpah' the return to form that fans of The Wildhearts have been crossing their fingers, toes and toilet parts for? You betcha!!!!

 

 

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The Black Crowes - 'Before The Frost...Until The Freeze' (Silver Arrow/Megaforce) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 16:05

1crowthumbNew material recorded in front of an 'intimate' audience coupled with a free download link for companion piece '...Until The Freeze', but will this revolutionary release by The Black Crowes leave listeners cold?

 

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Candy Now! – Self Titled (BEZF – MVD Audio) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 21 August 2009 16:19

candy_now_tmbapproved_smallWhen Blag Dahlia the legendary frontman of the world’s scariest band, The Dwarves does a solo album, you know he’s not going to be doing something musically straightforward.  And this Candy Now! debut album most certainly isn’t straightforward in any shape or form.

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Jarle Bernhoft – 'Ceramik City Chronicles' (Mercury Norway) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 18:09

jarle_bernhoft_tmbapproved_smallWay back in November 1989 I had just started a Christmas job with the then high street music retailer Our Price. Up until that time if you’d asked me to name a soulful singer I’d probably have replied with either Don Dokken, or Tony Harnell.  I know, I was still quite young, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.

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LIFER – ‘Long Time Dead’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 19 August 2009 17:56
lifer_LTD_tmbLiving in a ghost town, all hope decaying in the acid Thatcher reign, shaped unfit lives and minds. Teenage rock fans barely alive in those fractured times two decades ago had two choices
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400 COLPI - 'Homo Homini Lupus' (Chorus of One) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 11:53
400colpiCoverGot to admit I was more than a little sceptical when the Hoss sent me this for review.  You see this lot are an Italian Hardcore outfit
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