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Linda Sutti - ’Wild Skies’ (Cable Car Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Monday, 08 December 2014 03:20

Linda SuttiSometimes it’s better to not shout out about just how great you think you are as a musician, it’s better to just get on with the job at hand making music that provokes an immediate reaction that speaks volumes for itself. Take ‘Wild Skies’ for example, the new album from Linda Sutti. ”Who?” we here you cry. Well, as Uber Rock’s Russ P explains this is a name that should be on everyone’s lips in 2015. To find out more - hit the link.

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CJ Ramone - 'Last Chance To Dance' (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 08 December 2014 03:00

cjlastcoverCJ Ramone follows up his great 2012 crowd-funded album, 'Reconquista', with 'Last Chance To Dance', released via the always cool Fat Wreck Chords. We know how much CJ gave to the Ramones when he joined the seminal band, but just how much is he giving in 2014 with this new album? Quite a friggin' lot as it happens, as Uber Rock's Dom Daley found out.....

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Iron Butterfly - ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' (Salvo) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 05 December 2014 03:40

Iron ButterflyHot on the heels of Salvo’s debut UK collaboration with Rhino Records (the rather spiffing ‘Love Songs’ compilation by Love) comes this expanded 10 track reissue of Iron Butterfly’s legendary sophomore release ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'. Uber Rock’s Johnny H is back at his review time machine for this one and this time he’s back in 1968 remembering his twenty first birthday, spent mainly listening to the Butterfly. Hit the link to join him.

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Kaipa - ‘Sattyg’ (InsideOut Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Anthony   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 04:00

Kaipa SattygLegendary Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa returned in November 2014 with their twelfth studio album ‘Sattyg’. Here Uber Rock’s Michael Anthony gets beneath the skin of a complex and “traditional” sounding progressive record and finds something that will appeal to the Yes fan in us all….Hmmm.

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Grand Slam - 'Waiting For Tomorrow' (Self Released) Print E-mail
CD Reviews
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 03:20


GrandSlamWaitingForTomorrowSwedish poodle rockers Grand Slam formed several years ago dreaming of taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest. Yes, they are that rockin'. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks out the band's latest three-track EP, 'Waiting For Tomorrow', making his mind up on their long term prospects almost immediately.....

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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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Sledgeback - 'Land Of The Freak' (Sliver Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Friday, 05 December 2014 03:40

sledgefreak300approved small 2013Uber Rock's Matt Phelps is a man who should be trusted. Why, we're not quite sure... but we trust him all the same. That's why you should take his review of 'Land Of The Freak', the new album from Washington state punx Sledgeback, very seriously. It's a shoe-in for his Album of the Year list - read on to find out why.....

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Sparzanza - 'Circle' (Black Cult Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Friday, 05 December 2014 03:20

sparzanzacirclecoverFormed in 1996, Swedish dark rockers Sparzanza return with 'Circle', their latest long player. Uber Rock's Ross Welford is far from being a square so the brooding yet melodic heavy rock of this circle should appeal to him......

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Jesus Fucking Christ - ‘Homophobia Is Like Totally Gay’ EP (Venn Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 03:40

Jesus Fucking ChristCalling your band Jesus Fucking Christ is one way of garnering yourself some attention, naming your debut EP ‘Homophobia Is Like Totally Gay’ is another. Laurent Barnard’s, Venn Records have seen fit to release this 5 tracker by Remi Semshaug Langseth, the man otherwise know as Jesus Fucking Christ, and here Uber Rock’s Nev Brooks luxuriates in its heady mix of punk and electronica. Hit the link to find out more.

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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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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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