August CD
Karmakanic - ‘DOT’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:40

KarmakanicWho says we don’t love our prog here at Uber Rock? As Michael Anthony returns with a little poof - well prog hardly goes “bang!” now does it - to check out ‘DOT’ the recently released fifth studio record from the mind bending Karmakanic. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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Soto - ‘Divak’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:20

Soto-Divak‘Divak’ is the second album from Soto (the band) the latest musical venture from Jeff Scott Soto (the world renowned melodic rock singer). We asked Uber Rock’s Dave Prince to check this one out for us even though it’s a little heavy for Da Prince, yet still he managed to like the ballad best. Hit the link to find out what the hell it is we are on about.

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Running Wild - 'Rapid Foray' (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 27 August 2016 04:00

running-wild-rapid-forayapproved small 2013With his write-up of 'Rapid Foray', the sixteenth studio album from German legends, Running Wild, Matt Phelps waves goodbye to Uber Rock duties, the first to walk the plank... but who will follow?

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Ian Hunter & The Rant Band - ‘Fingers Crossed’ (Proper Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 27 August 2016 03:00

Ian HunterSet to be released in mid-September, ‘Fingers Crossed’ is the all-new opus from of the British rock legend known as Ian Hunter. For this one he reunited with The Rant Band at HOBO Studios in New Jersey to record 10 self-penned tracks including his tribute to David Bowie ‘Dandy’. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H goes all gooey eyed and sentimental as he realises ‘You Can’t Live In The Past’.

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Miss Behaviour - ‘Ghost Play’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 26 August 2016 03:20

Miss BehaviourFor ‘Ghost Play’ their fourth studio album proper, Swedish cock rockers Miss Behaviour enlisted the help of producer Patrik Magnusson (Crashdiet) to take them on to the next level. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince checks out the soon to be released 12 tracker and likes what he hears….eventually.

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StOp sToP - 'Barceloningham' (Metalapolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 04:00

StopStopUSE300If there's a harder working rock band in the U.K. than StOp sToP then we're not aware of them. Formed in Spain before relocating to the stages of every single rock club in Britain, this tousled trio is about to release new album, 'Barceloningham' - Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checked it out.....

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Devin Townsend Project - ‘Transcendence’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 03:00

Devin Album CoverTen tracks, nine originals and one cover version (of Ween’s ‘Transdermal Celebration’) make up ‘Transcendence’ the seventh release from Devin Townsend Project, set to be released worldwide via Inside Out Music on 9th of September 2016. Uber Rock’s Rob Watkins plays the numbers game and figures that this is odds on going to be a cracking album. Hit the link to find out if he is right.

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Dante Fox - ‘Breathless’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:40

Dante FoxThis Friday sees the release of ‘Breathless’ the fifth album from British melodic rockers Dante Fox. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reckons this one is “a must buy for anyone who loves great melodic rock.” So hit the magic link to find out why.

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J.B.O. - '11' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:30

JBO11coverErlangen 'edcases J.B.O. have sold over two and a half million records with their idiotic brand of comedy metal. Uber Rock's Ross Welford hears The Wurzels rather than Steel Panther, a good thing for sure.....

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Fireroad - ‘Unplugged: Live At The Borderline’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 04:00

Fireroad BordlineCaptured by an audience member on the last night of their tour supporting The Quireboys, ‘Unplugged: Live At The Borderline’ is the sound of Welsh rockers Fireroad at their raw acoustic best. Uber Rock’s Johnny H sits on a stool to get in the mood to review this one….

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The Bad Flowers - ‘The Bad Flowers’ EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:30

Bad FlowersMidlands based rock trio The Bad Flowers have already shared stages with the likes of Crobot, The Sheepdogs and The Sonics, but what will their debut self titled four track EP sound like? Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony finds plenty to get excited about with the virtual grooves of ‘The Bad Flowers’ EP, so hit the link to find out more.

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Lordi - ‘Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy)’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 03:00

Lordi16cover550In their seven albums to date, Lordi have followed a tried and tested formula, of what Uber Rock's new editor-in-chief Mark Ashby describes as "big riffs, big hooks and big, fuck-off catchy melodies".  But, with their new offering, they've gone and experimented with the recipe and produced something of a surprise package which sees them explore unfamiliar terrortory... Will their fans like it? Will our closet glam rock fan? Click the link to unravel this particular mystery...

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Lacuna Coil - ‘Delirium’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 27 August 2016 03:20

Lacuna CoilWith the release of ‘Delirium’ their 8th studio album back in May the Italian Gothfathers Lacuna Coil decided it was time to up the ante and switch into full on heavy mode. Uber Rock’s Dave prince having been a fan of the band for some time now initially found it all a bit of shock, but right here he wants to tell you all why it’s possibly the band’s best album yet.

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Misconducters - 'Circadian' (MS Metal) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 26 August 2016 04:00

misc300coverUber Rock's Matt Phelps, when reviewing the last album from Brazilian outfit, Misconducters, likened the band to Di'Anno era Maiden. Will he feel the same when listening to new album, 'Circadian'? Only one way to find out, kids.....

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Imperial State Electric - ‘All Through The Night’ (Psychout Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 26 August 2016 03:00

ISEnight550‘All Through The Night’ is studio album number five from Nicke Andersson’s Imperial State Electric, yet after that one off reunion by Andersson’s old band The Hellacopters earlier this summer as part of a special 20th anniversary celebration of that band’s stunning debut platter Uber Rock’s Dom Daley can’t help but wonder, "what might be", as he checks this all new ten tracker out.

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Uncle Rust - 'Anti-Collision' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 25 August 2016 03:20

URust86Featuring Justin McConville from the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, Uncle Rust returns with new album, 'Anti-Collision'. Matt Phelps, one of Uber Rock's true golden boys, listened, liked it, wrote about it.....

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Nick Oliveri’s Mondo Generator - ‘Best Of’ (Heavy Psych Sounds) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 04:00

Nick OliveriNick Oliveri has just completed a hugely successful European tour playing bass in the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, the muthafuckin’ Dwarves. Next month he will return for a series of dates (but sadly not to the UK) fronting his very own band, Mondo Generator. Here Uber Rock’s Johnny H takes a look at the 21 track ‘Best Of’ being released to coincide with said European jaunt.

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Wretch - ‘Wretch’ {Bad Omen Records} Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:30

WrecthAt weekends, and as a break from standing on one leg all week playing air flute, Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony likes to pop something new and different on the stereogram just to blow out those prog rock cobwebs. Here he checks out the self titled doom metal debut from Wretch and in the process almost demolishes his back wall. Such is the brutal force of this record. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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The Empty Page - 'Unfolding' (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 03:00

EPage300The Empty Page, the new band from Obsessive Compulsive's Kelii and Giz, have recorded a debut album funded via a PledgeMusic campaign and produced by an alt. rock knob twiddler par excellence. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes thinks that the only thing unfolding here is a very promising musical career.....

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Culver Kingz – ‘This Time’ (Escape Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:40

CulverKingsIf you long for hot summer nights and the feeling of a cool breeze blowing through your mullet (and let’s face it, don’t we all?) then ‘This Time’, the debut record from Culver Kingz might just be the perfect soundtrack to your magical throwback moments. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince rolls up the sleeves on his (not so imaginary) cotton suit to review this one.

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Antillectual - 'Engage!' (Redfield Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:20

AntiEngage300'Engage!', the new album from Dutch punks, Antillectual, offers "12 energetic, melodic and political songs." Uber Rock's Ross Welford has been engaged more times than Zsa Zsa Gabor so he just had to get on one knee and listen to this long player.....

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