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The Ghosts Of Lovers – ‘The Ghosts Of Lovers’ (Angels In Exile Recordings) Print E-mail
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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The Levellers / Ferocious Dog / Gaz Brookfield – Cardiff Tramshed – 23 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 03:30

levellersIn the second of our double whammy of live reviews today, Nev Brooks finds himself transported back to the dark days of Thatcherism and the miners’ strike, and a time when political activism charged the music of the day, as The Levellers perform their landmark ‘Levelling The Land’ in its entirety? Have they lost any of their angst and fury in this post-truth (fuck, we finally got to use the Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year!) era? Have they fuck, as you’ll find out when you click the link:

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Biffy Clyro / Brand New – Belfast, SSE Arena – 27 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 03:00

Biffy Clyro - SSE Belfast - Nov 2016 - 1Just a few months after last gracing a Belfast stage - at the annual Belsonic festival - Scotland's Biffy Clyro travelled back over the Irish Sea for their second gig of the year in the Northern Ireland capital.  Front and centre for the first in today's Uber Rock double hit of live reviews from the gigs that excite was uber-fan Marc Leach.  Read his thoughts and check out his pics by clicking the link...

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Teenage Casket Company – ‘Left For Dead’ (Trashpit) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:30

TCC - Left For DeadUber Rock’s Dave Prince has been shedding more than his fair share of tears in recent weeks, following the demise of a band who served as the soundtrack to a large portion of his life for the past decade – Teenage Casket Company. Here, he takes a trip down a lane filled with countless happy memories as he delivers his verdict on their farewell album:

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Dee Snider – ‘We Are The Ones’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:00

Dee Snider We Are The OnesWith the demise of Twisted Sister, frontman Dee Snider recently released his third solo album.  Uber Rock boss Mark Ashby felt he was the only one who could take on the task of getting under the skin of one of rock n roll’s true original characters and behind the drama of this ten song collection.  Click the link to discover the story behind one of our editor-in-chief's most ear-opening experiences of the year to date...

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Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – ‘Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons’ EP (Motorhead Music/UDR Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:30

Phil Campbell ATBHaving spent the majority of his adult life guitar slinging alongside the legendary Lemmy, Phil Campbell now emerges from the late metal maestro's towering shadow with his own project. And, as the band name suggests, he's brought his family along for the ride!  Uber Rock's very own 'Prince Of Parp' Dave Prince decides to get down and heavy for a change as he wraps his ears around the debut EP from Mr Campbell and his Bastard Sons...

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Electric Six – ‘Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:00

Electric Six - Fresh BloodNick Russell’s knowledge and experience with Detroit’s Electric Six is probably pretty much the same as the majority of people: the band that did those fucking annoying hit singles ‘Danger!High Voltage’ and ‘Gay Bar’ that are still on heavy rotation down your local club every Saturday night. But, as our man finds out, that is to do does a huge dis-service to a band with history that spans 20 years and, now, 12 albums. Buckle up, folks, ‘cos the review is on the side of the link…

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Brujeria – ‘Pocho Aztlan’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 28 November 2016 03:30

Brujcover550When metal luchadors Brujeria first emerged with their debut album, ‘Matando Gueros’, back in 1993, there was a bit of mystique and intrigue about them. Twenty-three years on and we know exactly who they are: any number of luminaries from the death/grind scene, some more obvious than others. Now back with their first album in 16 years – and an appearance at Bloodstock on the horizon for next summer – Nick Russell is the man tasked with lifting the bandana and exploring the music behind it…

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Tyla J Pallas Band – ‘The Extraordinarily Fine Line Between Love & Hate’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 November 2016 03:00

Tyla J Pallas Band artworkWhat better way to kick off the new week than with a dose of the inimitable Mr Tyla J Pallas and his latest double CD offering? Yes, you read that right – double CD!! The man does nothing else but offer value for money, as Uber Rock’s Dom Daley found out when he gave his considered listening time to said opus from one of British rock n roll’s most prolific talents…

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Stormzone / Divides Unfold / Saint Sapphire – Belfast, The Pavilion – 19 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Sunday, 27 November 2016 03:00

Stormzone - BelfastUber Rock’s Marc Leach recently found himself on the horns of a dilemma – two gigs on the same night. Fortunately for our newest recruit, the two gigs followed one after the other, giving the man with a plan time to leave one venue and get to the second one in time to catch this rare intimate performance by Northern Irish metal titans Stormzone…

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Planet of Zeus / Triggerman / Skypilot – Belfast, Voodoo – 23 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:30

Planet of Zeus - Belfast - Nov 2016Uber Rock head honcho Mark Ashby first came across Greek psychedelic stoner crew Planet of Zeus when they opened for Clutch almost exactly a year ago to this very evening. Now, with a new album – the wonderful ‘Loyal To The Pack’ – under their belts, the Athenians returned to Belfast, a mere 367 days later, to headline in their own right.  And guess who was front and centre (well, slightly off of it) to report from the frontline?

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DALLAS FRASCA – The Uber Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:00

Dallas Frasca Belfast November 2016Melbourne alt-rock trio DALLAS FRASCA recently celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band by releasing a new EP, ‘Dirt Buzz’, and then promptly hitting the road for an extensive European tour supporting Ugly Kid Joe. Thirty-five shows into the run, it stopped off in Belfast, where Uber Rock’s Marc Leach caught up with the woman behind the band’s moniker to chat about… well, changing hairstyles among other things! Intrigued? Well, you know what to do…

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Tigercub – ‘Abstract Figures In The Dark’ (Alcopop Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 25 November 2016 03:30

Tigercub - AbstractCausing something of a stir down in bohemian Brighton, our man Dom Daley reckons south coast upstarts Tigercub have the chops and now an album of big – no, make that BIG – songs with which to make you sit up and pay attention… so, click the link and do just that…

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Narnia - 'Narnia' (Narnia Songs) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Friday, 25 November 2016 03:00

Narnia album coverAh, Narnia. The mythical land created by Belfast-born author and theologian C.S. Lewis, who in fact this very week was commemorated in his native city with the opening of a beautiful new civic square, populated with statues from his series of books detailing the adventures of the Pevensie children beyond their wardrobe door… It’s a literary masterpiece which also inspired a Swedish Christian neoclassical progressive power metal band of whom our newest recruit Marc Leach has long been a fan. But, would he find their latest, self-titled opus equally inspiring, or would it be a case of the Black Friday blues?

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Black Peaks – Statues (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 04:00

Black Peaks StatuesDrawing sonic comparisons with acts as diverse as Tool, Dillinger Escape Plan and Deftones, it’s fair to say that Black Peaks are most definitely not your average hardcore bruisers.  And with Uber Rock's Rich Hobson throwing phrases like "prog" and "alt-rock" and comparisons to Shellac into the mix, there certainly has to be a lot going on sonically with this crew from the south of England.  Click the link to find out more...

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Juliette Lewis - 'Future Deep' (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:30

Juliette Lewis - Future DeepFollowing the reformation of Juliette & The Licks for a successful run of shows over the summer months, Juliette Lewis now returns with her first new music in nearly a decade. 'Future Deep' is a seven-track solo EP, a collaboration with Cage The Elephant's Brad Schultz, Jared Champion and Matthan Minster.  Uber Rock's Ben Hughes wouldn't reveal if he spent as much time ogling the arse rather prominently displayed on the cover as he did listening to the opus... but he must have done a fair bit of the latter, as clicking the link will reveal:

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