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Savatage - ‘Streets: A Rock Opera. Narrated Version’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 06 December 2013 03:00

Savatage Streets Narrated VersionBack in 1991 progressive metallers Savatage released their ‘Streets: A Rock Opera’ opus, a record charting the rise and fall of the fictional musician DT Jesus. The band though never felt that the full conceptual potential of the record was ever truly realised until now, with this CD/DVD expanded edition that not only adds narration, but a series of previously unavailable songs. Mark Ashby picks up the story of the expanded record here in 2013.

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Lynam - 'Halfway To Hell' EP (New Ocean Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 06 December 2013 02:40

lynamhalfwaytohellcoverapproved small 2013Singer/guitarist Jacob Bunton returns to Lynam after fronting Adler, the former Guns N' Roses drummer's cool band that never had a chance of ever following up a great record with great tours. Lynam's new EP, 'Halfway To Hell', as Uber Rock's Gaz E discovered, takes advantage of a raised profile and hits every required mark.....

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Rough Rockers - 'Pimped & Poisoned' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:20

roughrockers pimpedRough Rockers are a Swedish duo who released this extended player, 'Pimped & Poisoned', a few months ago. It has taken Uber Rock's Ross Welford this long to finally put pen to virtual paper as he still isn't quite sure what the fuck he's been listening to.....

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I Am Duckeye - 'Husband' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:40

iamduckeyehusbandThey come from Australia armed with songs like 'Punching Dicks' and 'Tea Baggin' - ladies and gentlemen of the jury I present to thee, I Am Duckeye. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checked out the band's self-released debut album, 'Husband', and thinks you should too.....

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Mystery - '2013' (Metalopolis Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:20

Mystery cover 0Flying out of Australia like Bouncer when it's bath time, Mystery are a bunch of metal loving teenagers who, with their '2013' album, appear to have impressed more than a few people; one of them being Uber Rock's Matt Phelps who couldn't give a XXXX for anything else.....

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Eat The Gun - 'Stripped To The Bone' (Steamhammer / SPV) Print E-mail
CD Reviews
Written by Mark Granger   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:40

eathteguncoverGerman rockers Eat The Gun have been around since 2002 and now present their fourth full-length studio album, 'Stripped To The Bone'. Uber Rock's Mark Granger checks the album out and thinks that people like people like people like you might like it.....

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Deafhorse - 'Human Meat' (Wire Rift Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Monday, 02 December 2013 04:00

deafhorsecoverThere are some horseheads at Uber Rock, some tone deaf clowns too, but no noisy collision of the two; that is about to change as UR's hunky male model type, Jamie Richards, gets the 'Human Meat' out, courtesy of fuzzed-out UK mofos Deafhorse.....

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Hell - ‘Curse And Chapter’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Rowland   
Monday, 02 December 2013 03:20

Hell Curse And Chapter thmbIt’s panto season once again, and you won’t get much better theatrical drama than UK occult metallers Hell, returning with ‘Curse And Chapter’ their follow up album to 2011’s critically acclaimed ‘Human Remains’. Jim Rowland dons his best ugly sister costume to sample the delights of an album he’s been waiting a mighty lone time to hear…no ne hasn’t….yes he has. Oh fuck it, just click the link.

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Gary U.S. Bonds - 'Christmas Is ON!' (G.L.A. Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 24 December 2012 02:45

garyusbonds86It's Xmas Eve so, at URHQ, Christmas Is On - official! Well, that's what Gary U.S. Bonds was quick to tell Uber Rock's Dom 'Boxing' Daley by way of a seasonal offering in long player form. Why did it send our man under the stairs with just a few party poppers and four cans of Skol for company? Read on to find out......

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Phantom Of The Black Hills - 'Enemy' (Ratchet Blade Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 21 December 2012 04:00

PhantomalbumsleeveUnknown men being lynched on the album cover, masked men with banjos and knives on the back, the promise of hellbilly doom country - what on earth would Uber Rock's Gaz E find when he cracked open the shrinkwrap on 'Enemy', the third album from the mysterious Phantom of the Black Hills? Hit that link and find out.....

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World Fire Brigade - 'Spreading My Wings' (Frostbyte Media Inc.) Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Richards   
Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:00

worldfirebrigadeA supergroup, you say? Members of Fuel and Smile Empty Soul, a man who has twiddled knobs for the likes of Anthrax and 36 Crazyfists, and an appearance from a member of Pearl Jam, you also say? Gotta be worth a listen, right? We asked Uber Rock's male model Jamie Richards to check out World Fire Brigade.....

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Roadfever - 'Wolf Pack' (Avenue Of Allies) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Granger   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:40

roadfeverwolfpackRoadfever are a bunch of Swiss rock 'n' rollers fronted by a female singer out of the UK. 'Wolf Pack' is the second album from the 'power rockers' and Uber Rock's Mark Granger couldn't wait to slap it on his deck......

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The Wife Beaters - ‘The Beat Goes On’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 05 December 2013 03:20

The Wife BeatersThe Wife Beaters are back, as politically incorrect as ever. This time though Dom Daley finds a band who have really stepped up to the mark in the song writing department as he checks out the 17 tracks that make up ‘The Beat Goes On’.

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Thee Eviltones - ‘Beat Macabre’ (Twenty Stone Blatt Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 03:40

Thee EviltonesThe Eviltones are an Anglo/Portuguese beat combo who specialise in farfisa organ driven rock ‘n’ roll music. Dom Daley dons his winkle picker boots, slinks into a black roll neck under his hipster leather jacket and gets ready to dance to the ‘Beat Macabre’. You dancing too?

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Dead White And Blue - 'Mary Jane' (‏Vanity Music Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 04:00

maryjanecoverWhat do you do if you wrote and recorded an album a dozen years ago only for a drugs charge to see you banged in the slammer? Easy, you release it in 2013, hand it to Uber Rock's Ross Welford and have him go apeshit over its qualities, comparing it to the likes of The Throbs, Sea Hags and Brides of Destruction. Hit read more for, well, more!

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The Cheek of Her - 'Megaphonic' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 03:20

cheekofhercoverThe Cheek Of Her consists of female artist Helen Dooley plying her trade in dramatic pop rock. She's currently looking for funding for a full-length album via PledgeMusic, but first Uber Rock's Rob Watkins listens to the 'Megaphonic' EP.....

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Left For Red – ‘Vol 002: Mercy Flight’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Monday, 02 December 2013 03:40

Left For RedInitially released a year ago ‘Vol 002: Mercy Flight’ the 3 track EP from Midlands metal troop Left For Red is apparently all about giving modern metal a progressive twist. Having gigged with the likes of Revoker, Sacred Mother Tongue and most recently Evil Scarecrow, the five piece certainly sound like they have what it takes. But do they have the songs? Rob Watkins investigates for Uber Rock.

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Tyla J Pallas - ‘Charmed’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 02 December 2013 03:00

Tyla CharmedYesterday we reviewed the new DVD from Tyla J Pallas, today it is the turn of his new album ‘Charmed’ a set of songs based around piano, acoustic guitar and the odd drum beat. Dom Daley lights up a candle or two in his caravan and waxes lyrically about an album that is both fragile and beautiful. Something we don’t get that often here at URHQ. So click the link to find out more.

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Fair Play - 'Self Titled' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Paul 'Zoot' Williams   
Monday, 24 December 2012 02:30

fair playHow's this for a stonker of a Christmas present? We let Uber Rock's clown prince Zoot loose with an album to review and a couple of crayons. How would our man-child cope with the instrumental strains of Swedish duo Fair Play? There's only one way to find out....Ladies and Gentlemen, please accept into your hearts the very first album review from Zoot.....

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Cultura Tres - ‘El Mal del Bien’ (Devouter Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 21 December 2012 03:30

Cultura Tres - El MalFour years on from the release of their acclaimed debut album, Venezuelan metallers Cultura Tres return with their sophomore release ‘El Mal del Bien’, but hold it right there a minute if you think this is just going to be an exercise in thrash by numbers because as Mark Ashby is about to explain Cultura Tres are a band with more than just a liking of doom, in fact they live a breath it. So click that linky to the right if you want to know more.

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Freitod - ‘Regenjahre’ (Ván Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 20 December 2012 03:30

Freitod - Regenjahre“Freitod are a German black/death metal band.” Okay you got that? Because Mark Ashby wants you to fully understand that fact right from the off as he reviews the band’s second full length album ‘Regenjahre’. So if you think this might be somewhat short for one of our usual review intros then you had better click the link to find out why.

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