March CD
Jarrod Dickenson – ‘Ready The Horses’ (Proper Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathan Kardasz   
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 04:00

jarrod-dickenson-250x230Texas-born songwriter Jarrod Dickenson harks back to a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's, or indeed the world’s, imagination, and men wore hats every day. Jonathan Kardasz, returning to Uber Rock after a short lie down in a darkened room, donned his Stetson over his headphones and, on the day the man returns to these islands, checked out his latest album:

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Ginger Wildheart - 'Ghost In The Tanglewood' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:30

Ginger Wildheart by Paul HarriesOne of the hardest working and most prolific artists on the British rock ‘n’ roll scene, Ginger Wildheart has returned to PledgeMusic for the launch of his latest solo album. As Ben Hughes discovered, it is perhaps his most deeply personal offering to date, as the Geordie In Wonderland explores his lifelong love of country music:

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Thobbe Englund - 'Sold My Soul' (Metalville) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Monday, 13 March 2017 04:30

Thobbe Englund artworkOur resident shredder Marc Leach, perhaps surprisingly given his love of the artform that is heavy metal, has never listened to Sweden's finest war mongers Sabaton.  So, we thought we'd let him wrap his ears around the new solo album from former guitarist Thobbe Englund, to give a fresh perspective to a release which otherwise could have come with the burden of so many expectations:

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Jeff Dahl – ‘Made In Hawaii’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 10 March 2017 04:30

jeffdahlWhen Dom Daley heard that the prodigious talent that is Jeff Dahl had emerged from the darkness of the recording studio with a new album, he probably would have swam all the way to Hawaii to get himself a copy! But, luckily, he didn’t have to go to such extremes as, thanks to the wonders of the t’interweb, one came his way, ensuring he could get wet in a slightly different way:

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Renegade Twelve – ‘Renegade Twelve’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 09 March 2017 04:30

Renegade Twelve artworkHas UR boss Mark Ashby discovered the UK’s answer to Avenged Sevenfold in the form of a self-released debut album from a DIY band from Suffolk? Mmmm… there’s only one way to find out muthafuckas, and that’s to do the traditional thing of clicking the link thing:

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Sumo Cyco - ‘Opus Mar’ (Self-Released/Fontana North/RSK Entertainment) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 04:30

Sumo Cyco - Opus MarMarc Leach first came across Canadian punk metallers Sumo Cyco when they blew him away with their on stage performance while supporting Alien Ant Farm late last year. Would his first encounter with the band’s recorded material have the same effect? Well, click the link to find out why he was in a rather messy state after spinning this upcoming opus:

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Tragedy – ‘The Joy Of Sex’ (Beauty Rock Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 04:00

Tragedy - The Joy Of SexMarc Leach may be Über Rock’s resident shredder, but only a select few of know that he’s also a demon on the dance floor: so, who was better placed to strut his funky stuff and get on down with the groove on this latest album of carefully selected classic covers by the one and only ‘All Metal Tribute To The Bee Gees And Beyond’?

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Crystal Viper – ‘Queen Of The Witches‘ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Monday, 06 March 2017 04:00

Crystal Viper - QOTW artworkPolish metallers Crystal Viper have recently returned from a lengthy break, forced upon them as lead singer Marta Gabriel recovered from some serious health issues.  With the frontwoman now back and fighting fit once again, will Marc Leach fall under her heavy metal spell?  Click the link to find out:

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Gary ‘Guitar’ Lammin – ‘Gary Guitar Lammin’ (Requestone Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Martin Haslam   
Friday, 03 March 2017 04:30

COVERMartin Haslam has spent his time digesting and mulling over the debut solo album from the Bermondsey Joyriders main man… having expected to find himself enjoying something of a groovy ride, with Lammin’s stated intention of producing a body of work that stood apart from his “day job”, did Mr H enjoy the thrill of it all?

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Danny Worsnop – ‘The Long Road Home’ (Earache Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:30

Danny Worsnop artworkAsking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop has become the latest big name rock star, following on from the likes of Steven Tyler, Aaron Lewis and Chris Shiflett, to tread the country music path. Jonni D trades his reversed baseball cap for a Stetson to delve into its grooves and stories of battling depression and alcoholism:

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Bankrupt Pug – ‘I Can’t Believe I Ate The Whole Thing’ EP (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:30

Bankrupt Pug artThese maniacs from south Wales not only possess a name that made our Nev Brooks smile, but they also have song called ‘Golf, Strangling Animals And Masturbation’, which he reckons might well be the best title to come out this year. Click the link to find out how much of this debut EP he digested:

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IDLES – ‘Brutalism’ (Balley Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:00

IDLES - BrutalismIDLES are so pissed-off, frustrated and angry that they print their name in capital letters. Rich Hobson digs behind the layer of brutalism and characteristic violent dry humour to discover an album that really delivers a kick in the teeth. Make sure you call you dentist before you click the link:

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TormentoR – ‘Morbid Realization’ (Iron Shield) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonni D   
Monday, 13 March 2017 04:00

2017-050 cd tormentorAt our best reckoning, Über Rock can find at least four German thrash bands all going under the name of Tormentor: okay one of them was last active in the early 1980s and subsequently rebranded themselves as Kreator. Jonni D checks out one of the extant outfits to use that name, and comes to the morbid realization that thrash most definitely is alive and kicking in the federal state of Brandenburg:

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Ghost Avenue – ‘Impact’ (Pitch Black Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Marc Leach   
Friday, 10 March 2017 04:00

Ghost Avenue - Impact artworkSure does suck when you have to change your band name, huh? That is the case for Norway’s Ghost Avenue who were once called Ghost, a name which is now owned by a certain Grammy award winning band from Sweden. But, does a moniker change stop them making an ‘Impact’? Marc Leach has the answer:

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New Generation Superstars – ‘King Of The World’ (Underdog Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 05:30

NGS - KOTW artworkNew Generation Superstars may sound like the latest clichéd figment of fervid imaginations of the writers over at the WWE, but they are in fact – as many long-time Über Rock readers will know – a bunch of rock ‘n’ brawlers who have been kicking up dust for the past decade or so… It’s taken our head honcho Mark Ashby a while to get around to penning a few words on this, their fourth album: will he be crowning the new kings of punk ‘n’ roll? There’s only one way to find out:

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King Salami And The Cumberland Three - 'Goin' Back To Wurstville' (Dirty Water Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 04:30

King Salami artworkEveryone here at Über Rock loves a bit of sausage, no matter the flavour – and none so than Ben Hughes, who wrapped his mouth around no fewer than three different types during the course of this one album listening experience…. OK, OK, that’s enough of the innuendo: let’s let him get on with reviewing the damn thing, shall we?  Pass the mustard as you click the link:

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Cyanide Pills – ‘Sliced & Diced’ (Damaged Goods) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 06 March 2017 04:30

Cyanide Pills artworkDom Daley just has an unerring knack of uncovering great fucking punk rock albums by great fucking puck rock bands – and today is no exception as he slices and dices and dissects this latest power pop ‘n’ roll offering from these Yorkshire terriers… Click the link to find out why this won’t be off his turntable for quite some time – well, until they release their next album:

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The Uber Rock Singles Club - The "March" Of Technology Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 05 March 2017 04:30

approved image lrgWith the Singles Club once again back in action, it looks like our very own punk rock superstar has most definitely advanced into the digital age, as he’s not only been drawn into the mysterious world of Bandcamp but also that of the all-encompassing iTunes… but, in between, he’s also unearthed some rather tasty slabs of 7” vinyl:

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The Almost Three – ‘Three’ (Pott People) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 03 March 2017 04:00

The Almost Three coverIt’s been four long years since Mülheim muthatruckers The Almost Three last parked up at URHQ, but now they’re back in this part of the rock ‘n’ roll Überverse with their third – unsurprisingly, given the title - slice of blues/funk crossover… Mark Ashby was the one tasked with jumping in feet first and feeling the curate's egg of an experience it has to offer:

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All Them Witches – ‘Sleeping Through The War’ (New West Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 02 March 2017 04:00

All Them Witches artworkWe’re not quite sure what Rich Hobson was expecting to hear when he slipped this new album from All Them Witches onto his stereo system, but he sounds like he was quite surprised by what actually emanated from its speakers. But, did he have a little nap in the process, or did he get a rude awakening?

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Wrath From Above – ‘Beyond Ruthless Cold’ (Apathia Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:00

Wrath From Above artworkIf you’re keen to get heavier with your metal then and get a hefty dose of aural punishment to boot, then Phil Cooper reckons that ‘Beyond Ruthless Cold’, the debut slab of Russian-themed death metal from this French trio, might just provide an answer to what you seek. Click the link if you like to have your ears battered by all things nasty and noisy:

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