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The Über Rock Interview – Dan Lovett-Horn and Steve Graham (Promethium) Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Saturday, 20 January 2018 04:40

Promethium album coverFive years on from their last effort, Lancaster metallians Promethium are about to release a new album, ‘Faces Of War’. So, what better time for one of UR’s shield maidens to catch up with two of the guys from the band to find out about the forthcoming release, what they’ve been up to in recent years and what 2018 holds for them – and you can do just that on the other side of this link:

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Watain/Degial – London, The Dome – 12 January 2018 Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Saturday, 20 January 2018 04:20

Watain sigilIt had been a quiet couple of weeks for our resident gigaholic, and it took him a bit longer than some other members of the UR team to break his 2018 live duck – and also a 500+ mile round trip from Liverpool to London and back. But, was it worth it? As ever, you can find out on the other side of the link:

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My ‘Gig From Hell’ – Shane Gann (Hail The Sun) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Saturday, 20 January 2018 04:00

Hail The Sun GlasgowRecently seen in the Über Kingdom of Rock ‘n’ Roll supporting Silverstein, Hail The Sun are a Cailfornian progressive post-hardcore quartet who met when they were all studying music technology at college. Like most bands, they have endured their fair share of “gigs from hell” – but there is one that sticks out as particularly memorable, as guitarist Shane Gann recalled when Allan Maxwell caught up with him after the Glasgow leg of the recent tour:

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HELLO GOODBYE: SpeedTheory return for farewell show Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 19 January 2018 11:02

SpeedthoryWolverhampton heavy metallers SpeedTheory are to return for a one-off farewell show, and you can get all the gen on the other side of this link:

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Walking Papers – ‘WP2’ (Loud & Proud Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Friday, 19 January 2018 04:40

Walking Papers artworkHang on a minute… this is 2018, right?  Just about? Good, Jonni D is just checking… just as he’s also checking out the brand new second album from the “supergroup” comprising the talents of The Missionary Position’s Jeff Angell and Benjamin Anderson,Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin and G’nR’s Duff McKagan. You can find out if his ears were attuned to their retro rock vibes on the other side of this ‘ere link:

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Trampolene – ‘Swansea To Hornsey’ (Mi7 Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 January 2018 04:20

Trampolene artworkOur resident punk ‘n’ roller Double D loves himself a bit of poetry, especially when it comes coupled with a bunch of kick ass songs that range from ugly ballads to beautiful hard rockers… and he reckons that a forthcoming tour supporting thon super gob front bloke from Oasis can’t do anything but boost the profile of Swansea's swaggering hoodlums Trampolene and this superb debut album, about which you can read more on the other side of the link:

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Black Moth – Anatomical Venus (Candlelight Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Friday, 19 January 2018 04:00

Black Moth artworkIntentionally or not, the spirit of 2017 looms large on the third Black Moth record. Between its themes of femininity and objectification and the band’s established doom-with-a-twist inclinations, ‘Anatomical Venus’ could very well have slotted in nicely with the similarly themed and sonically-inclined 2017 releases by King Woman and Chelsea Wolfe, as Rich H explains on the other side of this link:

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Machine Head – ‘Catharsis’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:40

Machine Head CatharsisJonni D reckons that the declarative statement of “fuck the world” that opens Machine Head’s new record may be more telling than it initially appears, and wouldn’t be at all surprised if said album does not turn out to be incredibly polarizing among their fans. You can find out why on the other side of this link:

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Kane’d - ‘Show Me Your Skeleton’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:20

Kaned artworkapproved small 2013Welsh rockers Kane’d offer quite a unique proposition, in that they are front not by one, not by two but by no less than three vocalists, all of them sisters… they first came to Gerald S’s attention at the end of last year, when the title track to this, their latest album, became his current earworm.  But, would the entire opus have the same effect as its lead single? Well, you know where the answer is:

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Mean Motor Scooter – ‘Hindu Flying Machine’ (Dirty Water Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 18 January 2018 04:20

Mean Motor Scooter artworkDom Daley reckons that it doesn't seem fair that one label should be responsible for churning out great record after great record, again and again. But, when they are as consistently good as this latest bunch of garage rock ‘n’ rollers, is he complaining? Is he heckers like?  Click the link to find out why getting the shit kicked out of his speakers put a smile on his grizzled fizzog:

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White Wizzard – ‘Infernal Overdrive’ (M-Theory Audio) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:40

White Wizzard artworkIt’s been nearly five years since LA metallians White Wizzard last bothered the eardrums of Uber boss Monk with their brand of Maiden-meets-Manowar metal, but now they’re back on the aural attack with an epic new album, which has our main man seeking out his spandex and reaching for a box of badgers… To find out what we’re one about, click that link and shift your reading gears to (infernal) overdrive:

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Ammouri – ‘Dare To Be Happy’ (Pride And Joy Music) Print E-mail
Written by Tim Bolitho-Jones   
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:20

Ammouri artworkIn certain corners of the music industry, Swedish singer Marina Ammouri is already being spoken of as the second coming of Doro Pesch. But does she have the voice, the presence and the charisma – never mind the songs and the album – to live up to such high levels of expectation? Tim Bolitho-Jones gives his detailed assessment on the other side of this link:

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Bestialord – ‘Law of the Burning’ (Cimmerian Shade Recordings) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:00

Bestialord artworkThe new year may be just two weeks old, but already our resident DJ is in full-on Hallowe’en mould, thanks to the arrival on his death of this debut opus noir from this new occult horror metal crue from deepest, darkest Kansas… but will it be providing the soundtrack to all sorts of ghoulish goings-on ten months down the line from its release? Click the link to find out:

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The Defects – ‘Feed The Good Dog’ (Punkerama) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:40

The Defects artworkapproved small 2013Jim Rowland believes in putting things simply – and in doing so he reckons ‘Feed The Good Dog’, the third studio album from Belfast punk legends The Defects since they reformed in 2010, is “a great album from a great band”. Click the link to find out why:

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Dissociates – ‘A Capital Idea’ (Safety Second Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:20

Dissociates artworkThe first thing that grabbed Double D about this new album from London post-punkers Dissociates was the production and arrangements, resulting in a mighty fine polished long player that embraces great songwriting with plenty of thoughtful songs that are very well crafted indeed. You can find out what he means on the other side of this link:

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Greyhaven – ‘Breathe’ EP (Outsider Records) Print E-mail
Written by Tim Bolitho-Jones   
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 04:00

Greyhaven Cover Artworkapproved small 2013Post-hardcore lads Greyhaven seem to be on a roll at the moment. They’ve only been around since 2015 but they’re already on their third EP and have a small but dedicated following waiting on their every word. And if ‘Breathe’ is anything to go by, they’re going to have a very good year indeed, at least according to Tim Bolitho-Jones:

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