December CD
John Monday – ‘Six Drugs and Rock and Roll’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Monday, 05 December 2016 03:00

John MondayIt’s Monday morning, and what better way to blow away the post-weekend cobwebs than with a bit of new generation rock and roll from a band called – well, John Monday? Our man Nev Brooks has become quite a fan of this German combo over the past few months… so, click the link to find out what he thinks of their latest recorded offering:

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The Ghosts Of Lovers – ‘The Ghosts Of Lovers’ (Angels In Exile Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 02 December 2016 03:00

The-Ghots-Of-Lovers-album-coverEighties also rans who wanted in on a scene that was a thriving underground or genuine contenders, The Ghosts Of Lovers shone briefly, but blink or sleep and you'd have missed them. It might have taken way too many years to release these songs, but it's better late than never and after many plays Dom Daley is glad adventurous new label Angels In Exile have finally got this long overdue collection out there, as you’ll find out when you click the link…

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Barren Womb - 'Nique Everything' (Spartan Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Saturday, 19 December 2015 03:40

BWombcoverBarren Womb blend hardcore punk with elements of black metal, grindcore and country. Yep, these Norwegian noiseniks don't play by the rules of subgenre convention. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checks out the Noise Rock of 'Nique Everything'.....

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Burning From The Inside - ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 18 December 2015 04:00

hidden-in-plain-sight-cd-cover-rebalancedapproved small 2013Whenever Manchester punks Burning From The Inside have played a gig that Uber Rock has attended they have never failed to impress us, FACT! So will ‘Hidden In Plain Sight’, their ten track debut album, live up to their live promise? Uber Rock’s Darrel Sutton certainly thinks so, and right here he explains why….

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Scott Sorry - 'When We Were Kings' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:00

sorrykingscoverapproved small 2013Uber Rock's Dom Daley was counting down the seconds until 'When We Were Kings', the new album from Scott Sorry, dropped into his inbox like punk 'n' roll Manna from Heaven. When it did, he was not disappointed. Why? Hit that link and read all about an early contender for 2016 Album of the Year.....

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Saffire - ‘For The Greater Good’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:20

SaffireSince the release of their 2013 debut ‘From Ashes To Fire’, Saffire have played all over their native Sweden, playing some of the biggest festivals alongside bands like Slayer, Steel Panther, At The Gates and Sabaton. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince immediately got a little worried when we sent him their follow up ‘For The Greater Good’ to review. I mean look at that logo! Ha! So will he find himself ‘South Of Heaven’ or in ‘Heaven Tonight’? Hit the link to find out…

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Matthew Alexander Powell - ‘Fearless Jack’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 04:00

matthewalexanderpowellWhen Shadow Of The Sun's Matthew Alexander Powell set out to record eleven songs in one day with just his acoustic guitar and two microphone he probably never banked on half of the Rhondda Valley’s rock scene turning up to lend him a helping hand. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince picks up the story of the resulting album, the somewhat prophetically titled ‘Fearless Jack’.

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Black Sunday - 'A Ghost In The City' (BS Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:20

blacksundaycoverBlack Sunday hail from Norway, were formally known as Psychotic Pain, and 'A Ghost In The City' is the band's debut long player. Uber Rock's Ross Welford checked out the spirited punk/metal crossover on offer for your reading pleasure.....

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Huron - ‘The Dead Stay Dead’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 03:40

Huron Cover artworkWell here’s something we didn’t know before today. Without South West metallers Huron Mark Ashby and Uber Rock would probably never have crossed paths. Now that’s an immense piece of trivia fact fans! Here our Norn Iron man expands on this tale as he reviews ‘The Dead Stay Dead’, a record that he reckons Lamb Of God and Machine Head should have made.

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Guardian - ‘Revolution’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 14 December 2015 04:00

Guardian Cover ArtworkWith lyrics/songs broaching the subject matter of the fragile equilibrium between mankind and Mother Nature, ‘Revolution’, the debut album from Northumberland bruisers Guardian could quite easily be described as possibly being the first Eco-conscious concept album birthed by the metalcore genre. Uber Rock’s Mark Ashby investigates and gets an intriguing listen in return.

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Kari Rueslåtten - ‘To The North’ (Despotz Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Cooper   
Monday, 14 December 2015 03:20

KariThe name of Kari Rueslåtten is a new one on a lot of us here at URHQ, her voice though, once heard, is never forgotten.‘To The North’ is her latest studio album packed full of Nordic Noir influenced folk and Uber Rock’s Phil Cooper can’t get enough of it. Hit the link to find out why.

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Flowerpot - 'Broken Stiletto' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Jonathon Kardasz   
Saturday, 19 December 2015 04:00

flowerpotcoverFresh from a support slot of the recent UK tour from Cherie Currie, Bristol-based all-girl trio Flowerpot release 'Broken Stiletto', a three-track EP that has Uber Rock's Jonathon Kardasz predicting big things for the outfit.....

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Joey Cape - ‘Stitch Puppy’ (Fat Wreck Chords) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 19 December 2015 03:20

Joey CapeReleased back in September of 2015 ‘Stitch Puppy’ is the latest solo album from Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape. Uber Rock’s Dave Prince reckons it’s one of the best records of the year and he wasn’t about to let it go unnoticed now was he! Hit the ‘Read more’ link to do just that…..

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Major Instinct - ‘Roots & Wings’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 18 December 2015 03:40

Major InstinctMajor Instinct is the new band formed by ex M.ILL.ION bassist/songwriter and founder B.J Laneby. Uber Rock’s Dave Tetley Prince loved himself a bit of M.ILL.ION so what will he make of ‘Roots & Wings’ the debut album from Major Instinct? Hit the link to find out!

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King Mastino - 'Sail Away' (Beluga Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:40

kingmastino300King Mastino hail from Las Pezia in Italy and play rock 'n' roll straight outta the garage. Uber Rock's Dom Daley checks out the band's new 'Sail Away' long player and likes it, likes it a lot.....

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Martina Edoff - 'Unity' (MRM Production AB) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:20

edoffcoverMartina Edoff is the new Nordic Queen of Rock! That's what Uber Rock's Ross Welford was told as he checked out the Eighties soft rock-inspired 'Unity'. With Taylor Swift's knob-twiddler at the helm of the first single, and another renowned rock producer working his magic, this album, our man says, could really go somewhere.....

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Thee Imperial Royales - 'It's Dark' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 03:40

royalesdarkcoverSeattle-based cool kids Thee Imperial Royales ply their trade in "Death Surf", an atmospheric exercise in instrumental surf punk that is as cinematic as it is rock 'n' roll. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey checks out a band that wants to sound like Joy Division meeting Link Wray.....

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EMA - '#Horror' OST (Matador Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz Tidey   
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 04:00

OSThorror'#Horror' is the newly-released directorial debut from former "it girl" Tara Subkoff, a tale of 12 year old girls and a social network game gone awry. Uber Rock's Gaz Tidey is horrified by most modern horror, but finds something beautiful in the movie's stark score from EMA.....

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Jameson Raid - ‘Uninvited Guests’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 03:20

Jameson RaidBirmingham based hard rockers Jameson Raid were around at the time of the NWOBHM and now in 2015 they return with their fourth album ‘Uninvited Guests’, a record chock full of Accept like riffs and some err very “interesting” lyrics. Nantyglo’s very own Metal God Mr Lee Kendrick investigates for Uber Rock.

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Voodoo Circle - ‘Whisky Fingers’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Lee Kendrick   
Monday, 14 December 2015 03:40

Vodoo Circle Whisky FingersRemember those halcyon days when you could go and see Dot Coverdale live and come away feeling like you’d just seen one of the best singers in the world of rock? Uber Rock’s Lee Kendrick remembers those times well, and so it would seem does Alex Beyrodt and his Voodoo Circle. ‘Whisky Fingers’ is the band’s fourth record and it’s one that sees our intrepid scribe walking in the shadow of some truly great bluesy guitar driven classic rock.

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Bloodlights - ‘Somebody Else’s Nightmare’ EP (Konkurs Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 14 December 2015 03:00

Bloodlightsapproved small 2013Released a month or so ago, it’s taken us until now to actually get our hands on a physical copy of ‘Somebody Else’s Nightmare’, the latest six track EP from celebrated Norwegian glunkers Bloodlights. Uber Rock’s Johnny H dropped the needle on this 10” vinyl beauty and even with the inclusion of a Billy Bragg covers remains undaunted by the review task that lay ahead for him. Hit the link to find out why!

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