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Inger Lorre - ‘Live At The Viper Room’ (Sweet Nothing/Cargo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 04:30

IngerLorreLATVRFormer Nymphs’ singer Inger Lorre, has been relatively quiet of late. But, while we await a new studio album, Dave Prince was delighted to find that she is filling in time with the release of what he reckons is a “somewhat official bootleg” recording of her sold-out performance at Los Angeles’ infamous Viper Room in May of last year:

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Cheap Trick - ‘We’re All Alright’ (Big Machine Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Friday, 23 June 2017 04:30

Cheap Trick - WAA artworkapproved small 2013Forty years since they released their self-titled debut album, Cheap Trick – regarded as one of the most eccentric and innovative, never minding enduring, hard rock bands of their generation – have emerged from the studio once again to present us with their 18th studio album. Our man Gerald Stansbury reckons it’s a wee bit more than alright, as he heaps copious praise on the opus and recommends that you rush out and get a copy post haste – but not until you’ve clicked the link to find out why:

 

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The Vulz – ‘Love Struck Bomb Delay’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:00

The Vulz - Love Struck artworkDom Daley was hugely impressed by London new age old-school punks The Vulz when they opened for The Boys at their 40th anniversary gig in the 100 Club a few weeks back.  His only problem was that he had never heard any of their songs before… so, would he be any more impressed when he actually got to hear them on glorious vinyl?  Click the link and prepare to be love struck:

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Devilskin – Be Like The River (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 30 January 2017 04:00

Devilskin - Be Like The River artworkAs New Zealand’s brightest rock prospects Devilskin prepare for head to the northern hemisphere for a UK tour, Rich Hobson turns back the clock a couple of months to re-appraise and immerse himself in their second album, released back in November.  Did he sink or swim?  Click the link to find out:

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Kreator – ‘Gods Of Violence’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 27 January 2017 04:30

Kreator - Gods Of Violence artworkWe’re pretty sure that there won’t be many metallians out there who will disagree with Nick Russell’s assertion that there aren’t many bands out there that have a pedigree that matches that of German thrashers Kreator. They have just unleashed their 14th studio album: does it see our man once again pledging allegiance to the flag of hate?

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Memoriam – ‘The Hellfire Demos II’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:30

Memoriam - Hellfire Demos IIThey say less is more… did this prove to be the case when Rich Hobson wrapped his ears around this latest offering from Birmingham death metallians Memoriam? After all, the ‘II’ bit on the end of the title is quite appropriate, as it features just two tracks. Click the link to find out if it was enough to tickle our man’s tastebuds:

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Hi-Fi Spitfires – ‘Nightraid’ (Bullet Teeth Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 04:30

Hi-Fi Spitfires - Nightraid artworkGetting released on vinyl a couple of years after it was first issued on CD, 'Nightraid' sees the light of day at a time when Hi-Fi Spitfires singer and guitar slinger Steve Racket (Straughan) gets the job in The UK Subs. According to Dom Daley, it's easy to see how and why he got the job. Find out why our man thinks so in this reappraisal of the reissue…:

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Thunder – ‘Rip It Up’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:30

Thunder - Rip It Up artworkTwenty-seven years into their careers, most bands would be sitting back and resting on their laurels, not messing with the formula, but sticking with the tried and tested, what works for them and for their fans… But, Thunder aren’t “most bands”. After all, most bands wouldn’t have Über Rock head honcho Mark Ashby listening to their album almost nonstop for the guts of a month… so, click the link and get ready to ‘Rip it Up’:

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A Sun Traverse – ‘A Sun Traverse’ (Mighty Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 23 January 2017 04:30

A Sun Traverse logo“If your release’s worst sin is that it makes you wish there was more of it to listen to, you haven’t done a bad job…”  So asserts Rich Hobson after wrapping his ears around the just released self-titled debut EP from Copenhagen doom/death dealers A Sun Traverse.  Click the link to follow our man as he becomes “submerged deep in pools of nastiness”:

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The Hot LZ’s – ‘Aggravate My Mind’ (Hate Street Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 20 January 2017 04:30

The Hot LZs artworkThe cover of the debut album by Oregon upstarts The Hot LZ’s has bars on it.  Uber Rock’s head man Monk reckons they should be behind bars for crimes pertaining to the abuse of the apostrophe.  But, the, they wouldn’t be able to make the sort of steaming hot platters of punk rock that our man Dom D loves so much, would they?

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Camel Of Doom – ‘Terrestrial’ (Solitude Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 20 January 2017 03:30

Camel Of Doom - TerrestrialKris Clayton was only 13 when he first put together his doom metal project – which may explain why its name sounds like a B list character from some D&D imitation console game… but, making music is a very serious business, and 16 years after he first started out, he has now given us the fourth full lengther from Camel Of Doom. Mark Ashby got lost in the heaviness…

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James Leg - 'Blood On The Keys' (Alive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:30

James Leg - Blood On The Keys artworkÜber Rock may be a bit late to the party when it comes to catching up with former Black Diamond Heavies organ grinder James Leg's third solo album, but then our man Ben Hughes does admit that he is still recovering from the Christmas cheer… Did ‘Blood On The Keys’ help him shake the last remnants of that hangover? Click the link and prepare to get all hot and sweaty:

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Danko Jones - 'Wild Cat' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 30 January 2017 04:30

Danko Jones - Wildcat artworkDanko Jones should need no introduction. Eight albums into their career and the Toronto three piece are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as Uber Rock’s Ben Hughes found out when he wrapped his ears around their forthcoming new album, the sex-drenched 'Wild Cat'.  Click the link to find out if his speakers survived the experience:

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T.S.O.L. – ‘The Trigger Complex’ (Rise Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 27 January 2017 05:00

TSOL - TriggerTo many Über Rockers it's no big deal when the news filters through that T.S.O.L have reconvened in the US of A to record a brand new album. But, to some of us who don't wear prog capes or studded wrist bands and spandex, it’s a BIG fuckin' deal – as Dom Daley can tell you… especially if you click the link:

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Grey Hairs – ‘Serious Business’ (Gringo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Bunting   
Friday, 27 January 2017 04:00

Grey Hairs - Serious Business artworkGrey Hairs are a four piece punk rock band from Nottingham who apparently live up to their name… but, like all of us here at Uber Rock, they’re not prepared to grow old gracefully – quite the opposite, in fact, as Matt Bunting found out when he discovered that, for them, making rowdy punk rock ‘n’ roll music is indeed a serious business:

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Thomas Nicholas Band – ‘Frat Party’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:00

TNB - Frat PartyWhen a star from a successful movie franchise branches out into the music world, most times it is right to be cynical. However in the case of Thomas Nicholas - Kevin from the ‘American Pie’ film series - you could not be more wrong. So here, our very own Dave Prince wraps his ears around the actor’s tribute to the music of the films that made him famous:

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Black Oak County – ‘Black Oak County’ (Mighty Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 04:00

Black Oak County artworkWith a name like Black Oak County, you would expect this debut album to epitomize the sound of the deep south of the good ol’ USofA, as produced by a bunch of equally good ol’ redneck country boys… well, you would be half right, as Marc Leach found out after he’d donned his favourite Stetson only to be told he was actually heading to the wilds of, erm, Denmark.  Confused, was he? Are you? Click the link to solve this particular riddle:

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Mangog – ‘Mangog Awakens’ (Argonauta Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:00

Mangog AwakensRaised on an exclusive diet of Black Sabbath records and psychedelic grooves, Mangog are, according to Rich Hobson, “doom metal in its basest form”. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, the band arrive on the stoner and doom metal scenes with the appropriately titled ‘Mangog Awakens’, prompting our man to declare a new genre… “insta-vintage”!  Click the link to find out what he’s on about:

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Berlin Blackouts – ‘Kissed By The Gutter’ (Wanda Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 23 January 2017 04:00

Berlin Blackouts artworkDom Daley has started 2017 the way he intends to carry on, by hitting the ground running and scouring the Überverse in his never ending quest to uncover, and bring to you, dear readers, the best underground punk sounds around.  Today, it’s the second album, in just a few short months, from former Radio Dead Ones vocalist Bev:

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Jack Russell's Great White – ‘He Saw It Comin' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 20 January 2017 04:00

Jack Russell artworkFor many years now, Great White – like a lot of other hair metal veterans – have had two incarnations of the band doing the rounds of the Überverse’s live circuit.  The advantage of the Jack Russell version, of course, is that the man is the voice of the original group… it still makes reviewing this new album a strange beast for our very own Prince of melodic rock, Dave Prince.  Did he see this one coming? Or was he blindsided?  You know what to do pop pickers:

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Sharks – ‘Killers Of The Deep’ (SMS Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 19 January 2017 04:30

Sharks - Killers Of The DeepFor the uninitiated, Sharks were a supergroup of sorts founded by former Free bassist Andy Fraser in 1972, and featuring guitarist Chris Spedding and vocalist Stephen ‘Snips’ Parsons.  Despite a huge fanfare and plenty of financial backing, the whole project fell apart just two years later.  Now, more than 40 years later, Messrs Spedding and Parsons are back with a new line up and a new album.  Jim Rowland jumps in at the deep end to find out if they’ve still got plenty of bite:

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