November CD
Ransom Briggs - 'The Sky's The Limit' (NMNL Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 05 November 2010 05:00

ransombriggsA musician since before he was born (yup I know), Ransom Briggs writes, plays and produces his eclectic music with the passion of a seasoned veteran.  So we asked Dave Prince to don his Stetson, break open a party keg and take a listen to an album where the sky really is the limit.

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The Poodles - 'No Quarter' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 04 November 2010 05:00

Poodles_thmbRecorded throughout their 2009 world tour, former Eurovision starlets and doyens of European stadium rock The Poodles are about to jump onto the next stage of their quest for worldwide fame with 'No Quarter', their first live album. We asked Dave Prince to take up a front row seat and enjoy the show.

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Symphorce - 'Unrestricted' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 05:00

Symphorce_thmbIt's time for album number seven from German progressive power metallers Symphorce, and the chains are off as the band becomes totally 'Unrestricted'.  Dave Prince steps out of the comfort of the AOR shadows and into the world of technical metal but will he enjoy what's on offer? 

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Crystal Viper - 'Legends' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by John Oakley   
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:00
Crystal_Viper_thmbBack with album number three, female fronted polish metal gods in waiting Crystal Viper are diving head first into a world of myths and legends, and unleashing an eleven track album that has John Oakley strapping on his bullet belts ready for the challenge ahead.
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Monster Magnet - 'Mastermind' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 01 November 2010 05:00
Monster_Magnet_thmbapproved_smallMonster Magnet are back with their all new album 'Mastermind', and we asked Johnny H to see if Dave Wyndorf and crew could once again recapture the momentum of their glory days?  He simply came back with "It's their best album in over a decade"... Read on to find out exactly what he means.
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Tyla & The Dogs - 'Bloody Hell Fire' (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 30 November 2009 14:30

tylatmbapproved_smallThe Iliad of Wolverhampton returns with a double album filled to the brim with songs that Dom Daley happens to think are up there with Tyla's best. Wanna know why? Then read on.....


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The Jim Jones Revue – ‘Here To Save Your Soul’ (Punk Rock Blues/Cargo) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 27 November 2009 09:50
 

Jim_Jones_Revue_thmbNovember has certainly been a fantastic month for new music releases here at Über Röck, and the month just got a whole lot better with this eight track EP from ex Thee Hypnotics/Black Moses frontman Jim Jones's all new rock 'n' roll revue.

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Diemonds - 'In The Rough' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 26 November 2009 16:42

diethbGet some fat Aerosmith riffs, mix them with the sound of early Mötley Crüe, throw in the best of two-decade-old hair metal hooks, get a badass band to play it and an extremely easy on the eye female vocalist to sing it and what do you get? Err...this!

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Fearless Vampire Killers - 'I Am Gonna Leave You' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:47

fearthumbRight now is either the very best or very worst time to be a band named after one of Roman Polanski's finest moments. One listen to 'I Am Gonna Leave You' by London based Fearless Vampire Killers and I guarantee that you will be humming it or singing it later in the day..... 

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Them Crooked Vultures - 'Self-Titled' (RCA/Sony) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:32

vulturethumbYou'd have to have been living on a kibbutz for the last six months or set off on a one-man mission to Mars not to have read or heard the blurb behind this debut release from Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones.....

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Soul Doctor - 'Way Back To The Bone' (Metal Heaven Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 08:56

souldoctorNobody likes going to see the doctor, especially not this time of year, but did Über Röck really just request I go test my hearing with someone called the Soul Doctor? Oh, you mean melodic rock singer extraordinaire Tommy Heart and his long time guitar sidekick Chris Lyne's band Soul Doctor.... OK, panic over, and let the rocking commence....

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Peter Blast - 'Straight Up No Ice' (Big Bang Entertainment Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 06:00

blasthumbFollowing up last year's 'A Plush Horse.....With A Monkey On A String' album, Peter Blast returns with a four track EP featuring guest appearances from the likes of Rick Richards, Sami Yaffa, Dan Curry, Geno Martino, Pablo Castro and Chips Z' Nuff. Dom Daley checks out the fearsome foursome o' rock 'n' roll.

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Spermbirds - 'A Columbus Feeling' (Rookie Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 05:00
Spermbirds_thmbapproved_smallOne of Germany's finest exponents of hardcore punk have got Darrel Sutton in a spin, he's not stopped playing the Spermbirds last album yet and that's been out six years, so will 'A Columbus Feeling' be a suitable follow up to its predecessor? Fear not Spermbirds fans, as all will be revealed in the click of a mouse button.
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Apoptygma Berzerk - 'Imagine There's No Lennon' (GUN Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 01 November 2010 06:00

apopthumbNorwegian industrial popsters who you have never heard of release a lavish career-spanning live CD/DVD set that acts as a swansong to their current line-up. Confused? Then read on for the thoughts of Ben Hughes as he possibly discovers one of the music world's best kept secrets.....

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Cradle Of Filth - 'Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa' (Peaceville) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 01 November 2010 05:00
COF_thmbSuffolk-ating in the black metal splendour that every new Cradle Of Filth album brings, David Whistance is pondering what yet another concept album from the band will mean, especially one based on the mythological tale of Lilith? Read on to find out.
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The Chuckies - 'Self Titled' (Nicotine Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 30 November 2009 14:19

chuckthumbLike being the finest rock 'n' roll band named after a ginger acting legend wasn't enough, The Chuck Norris Experiment decided to form an acoustic offshoot and call it The Chuckies...

 

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Prima Donna - ‘After Hours’ (Acetate Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 27 November 2009 09:40
AfterHoursCover_thmbOver the years there have been far too many atrocious bands claiming to the new Hanoi Rocks or the next New York Dolls...every once in a while a band comes along that is actually worthy of that title; a decade ago we had D Generation, then a few years back we had The Star Spangles, and now we have Prima Donna.
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Slade - 'Merry Xmas Everybody : Party Hits' (Universal) & Slade - 'Live At The BBC' (Salvo) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 26 November 2009 16:23

sladetmbSuch is the indelible mark Slade's 1973 Christmas number one 'Merry Xmas Everybody' left on the nation's psyche that if it went missing one year I think there would be a national outpouring of real grief in our land of joy. Johnny H looks at two timely Slade releases....

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Switch Opens - 'Self-Titled' (GMR Music) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:40

switchtmbThis self-titled debut album from Switch Opens is unquestionably a curious, unpredictable and ostentatious offering of the grandest proportions that appears to have divided opinions in the Über Röck camp, the obvious question being "Am I in the love it or hate it camp?"

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Mongrel - 'Revenge' EP (Bandcamp) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:47

mongrelthumbMisfits, Black Flag and The Bronx are all cited as influences on this five track EP of short, sharp and direct punk/metal that acts as a taster for a forthcoming album that could promote Mongrel to the Big Boys League......

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Outcry Collective - 'Articles' (Visible Noise) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 23 November 2009 20:04

outthumbapproved_small"Thud!" -  that's the sound of my chin hitting the ground midway through 'Out Of My System' the lead track off Outcry Collective's debut album 'Articles'. We may have been slow on the uptake with these guys but when we were tipped off to give this album a spin we never guessed it would be quite this fucking good. 

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