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Lizzy Insane - 'Bedroom Heat' (Fast Future Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:30

lizzythumbDom Daley raised a plucked eyebrow when Swedish cock rockers Lizzy Insane took his Can't Stop Rockin' mantra and turned it into a hair metal anthem. But is it any damn good? Read on for Dizzy Daley's analysis......

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Revenant Dead - 'Two Evils' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:00

revthumbDarrel Sutton opens his deathly account for the week with a look at 'Two Evils', the new album from doom-fuelled Birmingham quartet Revenant Dead.....

 

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Big Ball – ‘Hotter Than Hell’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Tazz Stander   
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:00

Big_Ball_thmbCalling all Uber Rockers, are you ready to get Hotter Than Hell for Big Ball?  They namecheck Krokus, Rose Tattoo, Manowar and Twisted Sister, but Tazz Stander's not a million miles away when she says they sound like Steel Panther without the irony. Read on and you decide.

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Rusty Eye - 'Possessor' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 19 March 2010 06:30

rustythmWith cover art by the legendary Joe Petagno and guest appearances from Alex Mitchell of Circus Of Power and Claudio Simonetti of Goblin, Rusty Eye's 'Possessor' rises from the grave offering more than cadaverous curiosity value......

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Die Wasted – ‘Wasteland Fugitives - 7” Single' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:00
Die_Wasted_thmbapproved_smallWhen a band sends you the best-looking review package you've ever received, you have to sit up and take notice. Step forward then Die Wasted, a noisy bunch of punk rockers from Illinois who just happen to drag Johnny H away from his bag of sniffy sniffy long enough to get his old record deck out.
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Falling Red - 'Shake The Faith' (Rocksector Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:00

fallingthmDom Daley shakes the faith and his poodle perm in time to the new release from UK upstarts Falling Red who have a foot firmly planted in LA circa 1988. Is it no good, so wrong or so right? Read on to find out......

 

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The Loyalties – ‘So Much For Soho - Redux Edition’ (Devils Jukebox) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:00

So_Much_For_Soho_Redux_thmbapproved_smallIt's now nearly two years since Johnny H first witnessed The Loyalties live for the very first time, celebrating the release of their debut album 'So Much For Soho'. Now here he is with a copy of the all-new Redux Edition of said album but is it still the best UK punk album he's heard in ages?

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Helix - 'Vagabond Bones' (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 15 March 2010 07:00

helixthmCanadian hard rock legends Helix return with 'Vagabond Bones', their fifteenth studio album in a career littered with white lace, black leather and heavy metal love. Gaz E attempts to find out if the kids are all shakin' again. 

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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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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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Raven – ‘Walk Through Fire’ (SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:00

Raven_Walk_Through_Fire_thmbBack with a vengeance in 2010 and ready to 'Walk Through Fire', athletic rockers Raven bring a smile to the face of David Whistance, as he welcomes the return of real heavy metal to URHQ. 

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Various Artists – ‘Bon Appetite Volume 2’ Digital EP (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 22 March 2010 07:00

BONTHUMBContinuing the ongoing Uber Rock Soldiers discussion regarding just what constitutes a good cover version, Johnny H uncovers 'Bon Appetite Volume 2' a download EP that features such hard rock luminaries as Helix and Derek St Holmes paying homage to AC/DC. But is it any good ?

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Alan Parsons - 'Eye2Eye Live in Madrid' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Thursday, 18 March 2010 07:00
alanparsonseye2eye_86pxAlan Parsons started off on that zebra crossing outside 'Abbey Road' before ending up on 'The Dark Side Of The Moon'. Today Russ P catches up with him, post-Alan Parsons Project, live in Madrid.
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The Hicks - 'Start A War?' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:00

hicksthmNamed after legendary US comedian Bill Hicks who, let's be honest, pretty much embodied the spirit of Über Röck, The Hicks have to be good to do justice to the name. Guess what? They are......

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Sven Larsson - 'Sunlight And Shadow' (Avenue of Allies) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 16 March 2010 07:00
svenlarsson86pxSven Larsson, guitarist of Swedish prog rockers Galleon, leaves behind the twelve-minute opuses and goes solo on this his first album. But can he escape the shadow of the prog and woo Über Röck's Russ P with his Steely Dan-like charms?
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Strawberry Blondes - 'Fight Back' (Not On Your Radio Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 15 March 2010 07:30

STRAWBERRYTHUMBDom Daley discovers that Newport punks Strawberry Blondes are back with a smart second album that reminds those US punks of where they got their style and sound. Let the Fight Back commence.....

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Voodoo Six – ‘Something For You’ (Digital Download EP) Print E-mail
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Written by Tazz Stander   
Saturday, 13 March 2010 08:00
Something_For_You_V6_thmbVoodoo Six play two kinds of music - rock and roll. So who better than Über Röck's very own Tazz Stander to get a touch of the rock 'n' rolls again with the band's all new digital EP 'Something For You'.
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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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