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King Diamond - 'Dreams Of Horror' (Metal Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 03:00

KingDiamond2CDcover'Dreams Of Horror' is a new twenty-three track compilation that collects the choicest cuts from King Diamond's deadly dozen solo albums. Uber Rock's Matt Phelps Hails to the King at every available opportunity, and does so again as he welcomes home the true, Grammy nominated, King of heavy metal.....

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Swingin' Utters - 'Fistful Of Hollow' (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Delerict   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 04:00

uttershollowcoverThe clued-in music lovers at URHQ were lining up to review 'Fistful Of Hollow', the new album from Bay Area punks the Swingin' Utters, but we had just one man in mind to pen his thoughts on this long player. Enter Jamie Delerict, self-confessed biggest Swingin' Utters fan in the world. Who's betting that he loves the record?!

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The Empty Hearts - 'The Empty Hearts' (429 Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 04:00

emptyheartscover300A Power Pop supergroup? You decide.... The Empty Hearts feature members of Blondie, The Cars, The Chesterfield Kings and The Romantics and their self-titled record has Uber Rock's Dom Daley dancing around his boudoir like a Mud roadie. Hell, it even features Ian McLagan tinkling the ivories. What's not to like?

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Radio Alcatraz - 'It's All Coming Up Roses' (Radio Alcatraz Music/Banquet Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 03:20

RAlcRosesCover300London post-hardcore crew Radio Alcatraz has a host of guest stars spread out over the tracklisting of second album, 'It's All Coming Up Roses', with members of Anti-Flag, Cancer Bats, Hell Is For Heroes and Reuben appearing. Has Uber Rock's Gaz E just discovered the next big thing?

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Dr. Boogie - 'Dr. Boogie' EP (Dr. Boogie Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 01 December 2014 03:20

drboogiecover300Dr. Boogie is a four piece Rock n' Roll band from Los Angeles, CA formed in early 2014. Uber Rock's Dom Daley namechecks The Black Crowes, Rolling Stones, Faces, The Dogs D'Amour, The Quireboys, Mott The Hoople and Faster Pussycat in his review of their self-titled EP - now you're interested, right?

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Foreigner - ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 01 December 2014 03:00

bestofforeignercoverWith ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 US hits, Foreigner are universally hailed as one of the most popular acts in the melodic rock world with a formidable 75 million albums sold worldwide. The band in 2014 now features only guitarist Mick Jones as its sole original member, but as Uber Rock’s Johnny H soon finds out with the release of ‘The Best Of Foreigner 4 & More’ it’s easy to see why the band still sell out tours on both sides of the Atlantic. Keytars at the ready, let’s rock!

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Crusher - 'In Heat' (Rockarchive) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 23 December 2013 03:40

crusherinheatcoverCrusher are a young band out of Switzerland mainlining eighties cock rock into their inexperienced veins. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checked out the band's debut album, 'In Heat', and couldn't help but mention classic bands like...umm....Reckless Love, Dokken, and White Lion.....

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Jizzy Pearl - 'Crucified' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 23 December 2013 03:00

jizzycoveruseapproved small 2013'Crucified' was set to be released as the new six-track mini-album from Love/Hate but, with the threat of legal action from a former band member looming, it now appears as a solo release from frontman Jizzy Pearl. Uber Rock's Gaz E tries to get to the bottom of it all, to a backdrop of some great new music......

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Jono - 'Requiem' (Musicano Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Friday, 20 December 2013 03:40

jonocoverJono are a five-piece Swedish band who feature one current and one former member of Within Temptation...umm...within their ranks. Uber Rock's Michael Anthony checked out the band's 'Requiem' album and couldn't help thinking about Queen. And Abba. And Sparks. And.....

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REO Speedwagon - 'Good Trouble' & 'Wheels Are Turnin' Collector's Editions (Rock Candy Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Friday, 20 December 2013 03:00

reogoodtroublecoverThe 'Remastered & Reloaded' collector's editions lovingly prepared and released by the great Rock Candy Records rarely disappoint, and that wasn't about to change when we stuffed these new editions of classic 1980s REO Speedwagon albums into the sweaty, AOR-loving palms of Uber Rock's melodic rock madman Rob Watkins.....

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Ian James Stewart - 'Junk DNA' (Dangerous Dog Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 03:40

junkdnacoverMulti-instrumentalist and producer Ian James Stewart is best known as the guitarist and main songwriter with the band Strangeways. 'Junk DNA' is his solo record that we thought Uber Rock's Michael Anthony would love to get under the microscope.....

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Love - ‘Love Songs: An Anthology Of Arthur Lee’s Love; 1966-1969’ (Salvo) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 03:20

Love SongsBased on a 2CD set originally released back in 1995 on Rhino Records, ‘Love Songs’ is a 37 track compilation album celebrating the life and times of Arthur Lee and Love, taking the whole of the band’s seminal third album ‘Forever Changes’ and bookending it with songs for the band’s other four studio records. Now reissued in the UK by Salvo Uber Rock’s Johnny H steps back in time to the original Summer Of Love to discover why this band has influenced so many others since.

 

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Bailey - ’Long Way Down’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 03:40

Bailey’Long Way Down’ is the melodic rock solo debut of Three Lions frontman Nigel Bailey. Cunningly adopting the name of Bailey this is a solo record like no other as it also involves Alessandro Mori on drums and Mario Percudani on guitar, making it more of a band effort than a vanity project. Uber Rock’s Russ P sets his reviewing time machine for an age when melodic hard rock was huge and gets ready for business.

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Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band - 'Black Power Flower' (Napalm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 01 December 2014 03:40

brantlowdesertcoverFormer Kyuss drummer Brant Bjork returns with the Low Desert Punk Band, featuring members of Unida, Void and Fatso Jetson, and the album, 'Black Power Flower'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes gets fuzzed-up and tripped-out as he checks it out.....

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Harem Scarem - ’Thirteen’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Monday, 01 December 2014 03:20

Harem Scarem ThirteenCanadian melodic rock giants Harem Scarem return with their thirteenth studio record, the imaginatively titled ‘Thirteen’ and Uber Rock’s Russ P hopes it isn’t unlucky for him as he gets balls deep in the eleven track opus. Hit the link to find out what he discovered.

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Truth Corroded - ‘The Saviours Slain’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 23 December 2013 04:00

Truth CorrodedChristmas is almost here Uber Rockers, so as we play out our final reviews of the year, we thought it only right to get in the spirit of the season with some brutal death metal. Cue Jim Rowland, cue ‘The Saviours Slain’ the latest album from Australian thrashers Truth Corroded, and let’s properly get in the party mood. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Silent Force - 'Rising From Ashes' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Monday, 23 December 2013 03:20

silentforcecoverSilent Force is the lovechild of guitarist Alex Beyrodt, usually found shredding for classic rockers Voodoo Circle. Uber Rock's Mark Granger checks out new album 'Rising From Ashes', released via AFM Records.....

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Million Dollar Reload - 'As Real As It Gets' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 20 December 2013 04:00

Million Dollar Reload - As Real As It Gets - CoverNorthern Ireland's Million Dollar Reload are pretty much regarded as a great live band, but would that raw talent translate well to a bonafide live album? Uber Rock's Gaz E finds out as he checks out the band's brand new 'As Real As It Gets' live platter.....

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Dogstate - 'Let It Loose' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 20 December 2013 03:20

dogstateloosecoverLondon rockers Dogstate follow up their debut EP with the long-awaited full-length, 'Let It Loose'. Uber Rock let Ross Welford loose with the album and asked him to find out just what it was about this cool UK outfit that made Kory Clarke use their song as an intro on the last Warrior Soul tour.....

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Ov Dust - 'Crushing The American Christ' (American Black Metal Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 04:00

ovdustchrist'Crushing The American Christ' - just what you need in the run-up to Xmas, right?! Ov Dust play politically-charged black metal that owes as much to thrash metal and punk rock as it does the musical left hand path it walks. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks it out, and glunkers, lest ye forget that Ov Dust's drummer is a member of The Erotics.....

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State Of Insomnia - 'American Psycho' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 03:20

StaeOfInsomniaAmericanPsychoState Of Insomnia are a Bakersfield outfit who have toured with the likes of Powerman 5000, HedPe and Static X. They also wear slightly more make-up than Uber Rock's Ross Welford, who checked out their 'American Psycho' album.....

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