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The Scars Heal In Time - 'Double Exposure' (AngelWing Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 11 December 2015 03:40

scarsexcover300The Scars Heal In Time hail from Houston, Texas, are fronted by sisters Tayler and Kayla Smith, and their debut album, 'Double Exposure', made Uber Rock's Ross Welford want to hurt himself. Hit the link to find out why.....

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Manimal - ‘Trapped In The Shadows’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 11 December 2015 03:20

MM TITS-C 1500x1500Swedish heavy/power metal band Manimal have taken a long time to record and release their latest album ‘Trapped In The Shadows’, time that Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby hopes has been spent wisely in the songwriting department. So with a guest appearance from Udo Dirkschneider and Judas Priest references all over the album’s accompanying PR what does it actually sound like? Hit the link to find out!

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The Carburetors - ‘Laughing In The Face Of Death’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 10 December 2015 04:00
CarburetorsNorwegian rockers The Carburetors like nothing more than playing low down and dirty rock ’n’ roll, albeit as Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland soon finds out, reviewing their ‘Laughing In The Face Of Death’ album, they have something of a skeleton in their closet. Fans of Motörhead, Rose Tattoo and AC/DC hit the link, fans of Conchita Wurst step away… NOW!
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Firespawn - ‘Shadow Realms’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 10 December 2015 03:20

Firespawn - Shadow Realms artworkIf you had come to the conclusion that “Scandi-death metal had got just a little bit arsey in recent years,” you’re probably sitting there wondering what ‘Shadow Realms’, the debut album from Scandi-death metal supergroup Firespawn, could possibly add to an already over saturated scene? Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby is the man with the answer to that question, and much much more!

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WOAHNOWS - ‘Understanding And Everything Else’ (Big Scary Monsters Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 03:40

WoahnowsSo when is music pop but not punk, indie but not maudlin self-righteous shit? When it’s ‘Understanding And Everything Else’ the debut album from Plymouth trio WOAHNOWS. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson is on the case though, hit the link to bring back a little bit of summer to our wintery gloom.

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Slim Chance - 'On The Move' (Fishpool Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 03:00

onthemove slimchanceOriginal members Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart, and Steve Simpson return with a new Slim Chance album; the band perhaps more well known for being Ronnie Lane's post-Faces band, named in homage to his perceived chances of commercial success. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks it out and finds that more than a little of the magic remains.....

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Full Devil Jacket - ‘Valley Of Bones’ (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 03:40

FDJFull Devil Jacket hail from Jackson, TN and specialise in unashamedly big metal anthems, songs that one minute sound like Buckcherry and the next like Slipknot or Dope. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson investigates the band’s ‘Valley Of Bones’ album released in the early part of 2015 and in the process prods a stern finger in the chest of most modern day metal fans. Hit the link to find out why.

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The Black Bullets - ‘Bombshell’ EP (The Animal Farm) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 03:00

Bombshellapproved small 2013After being suitably impressed by a recent live encounter with the band, Uber Rock’s Johnny H set about reviewing The Black Bullets’ ‘Bulletproof’ EP hoping to maybe experience a few pleasant surprises along the way. What he got however was a very rude awakening, something he wants to share with each and every one of you. Hit the link to discover the best sleaze rock band in the UK right now!

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The Carnival Rejects - 'Dead Generation' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 07 December 2015 03:40

carnirejcover300Three best mates from York with a shared passion for melodic punk rock? The only thing they could do was form a band and have Uber Rock review their debut EP! Ben Hughes now belongs to the 'Dead Generation'.....

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Darrell Bath - 'Roll Up' (Livewire/Cargo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 07 December 2015 03:00

bathrollupapproved small 2013He's played with The Dogs D'Amour, Ian Hunter, UK Subs, The Vibrators, Nikki Sudden, and The Crybabys, but Darrell Bath is going it alone once again. Uber Rock's skin-up pin-up Dom Daley gets his hands on a 'Roll Up' that pretty much blows his glunk-addled mind.....

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Equator - 'Fire' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 05 December 2015 03:40

Equator - FireEquator, we are told, is a sensational new AOR band from Norway. Uber Rock's Ross Welford, however, thinks they are nothing but a Bergen boyband doing a disservice to the glory of melodic rock. Hit the Read More link to find out why.....

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Anti-Flag - 'Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Friday, 11 December 2015 03:00

antiflagacousticcover500approved small 2013Recorded earlier this year at an in-store performance during the Punk Rock Bowling event in Las Vegas, 'Live Acoustic At 11th Street Records' is a nine-track digital-only release from Pittsburgh punks, Anti-Flag. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey loves it.....

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Shaving The Werewolf - 'The Pissing Link' EP (Negative Vibe Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Thursday, 10 December 2015 03:40

pisswereShaving The Werewolf are another of those eclectic bands out of Norway that sound brutal, look mental, and don't give a flying fuck what you think. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey investigates 'The Pissing Link'.....

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Shevils - 'The White Sea' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:00

shevwhiteuse300Norwegian hardcore outfit Shevils return with album number three, 'The White Sea'. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey finds yet another great Scandinavian band more than worthy of your immediate attention.....

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Eldritch - ‘Underlying Issues’ (Scarlet Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 03:20

Eldritch - Underlying Issues artworkWhen we dispatched a copy of ‘Underlying Issues’ the tenth album from Italian power metallers Eldritch to Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby, he almost had a full on metal panic attack suspecting we were sending him a goth album to review. Thankfully matters were resolved as soon as he got this one on his stereo and here our self styled Norn Iron man finds a new/old metal band to get very excited about!

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Reverence - ‘Gods Of War’ (Razar Ice Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 04:00

ReverenceGodsOfWarCover“An impending power metal assault is coming your way, take cover!” That’s the advice Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby received when he opened up his copy of ‘Gods Of War’ the second album from American metal supergroup Reverence. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to find out if the record lived up to the band’s bold as brass opening gambit.

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RedLizzard - 'The Red Album' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 03:20

redlizzcover300Portuguese outfit RedLizzard have been around since 2008 but, for new release, 'The Red Album', have enlisted a name producer and, as Uber Rock's Ross Welford discovered, could be on their way to becoming the band of next Summer.....

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Stormbringer - ‘Blood And Rust’ (Attic Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 07 December 2015 04:00

Stormbringer - Blood And Rust artworkNorthampton based heavy rockers Stormbringer recently returned with their sophomore release ‘Blood And Rust’ issuing any journo about to review it the following simple set of instructions; “stick it on, turn it up and play LOUD!!” Going deaf for Uber Rock and loving every minute of it is Mark Ashby.

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Forever Still - 'Tied Down' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Monday, 07 December 2015 03:20

ForeverStillTiedDownFemale-fronted Danish melodic rockers Forever Still are about to release their debut full-length album, 'Tied Down', and Uber Rock's Ross Welford believes that we're all about to hear a lot more about them.....

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The Nomads - 'Demolicion! Live At El Sol, Madrid' (Ghost Highway Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 05 December 2015 04:00

nomadslivecover300Recorded live in Madrid on 20th November, 2014, 'Demolicion!' captures legendary band The Nomads in their prime environment. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out this fine fourteen-track release from Ghost Highway Records for your reading pleasure.....

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Intronaut - ‘The Direction Of Last Things’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Saturday, 05 December 2015 03:20

IntronautIn the words of American progressive metallers Intronaut their fifth studio record,‘The Direction Of Last Things’, is their “most technical, brutal, catchy, and straight up fearless.” Uber Rock’s Phil Cooper is the man tasked with putting this claim to the test and get absorbed by the Devin Townsend produced opus. Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that.

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