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The Emergency Please – ‘Remember You’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 04 December 2017 04:00

The Emergency PleaseThe summer (what fucking summer?) may be a memory fading fast in our mental rear-view mirrors, but this trio of south coast groovers are determined to ensure it carries on forever with their bright and breezy pop punk levity. Click the link to see if it had Monk basking in the sunshine of its love:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview: Matt Dangerfield (The Boys) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 03 December 2017 04:20

UMattMsChristmas may be fast approaching but Dom D is already looking past the annual present exchanging season and the month of January. Why? Well, that’s when The Boys pay what seems to be their annual visit to the iconic 100 Club. So, we send the man himself to catch up with Matt Dangerfield and find out the latest gossip from the Boys camp – and, boy, did he have some interesting stuff to let us in on.  So,ull up a chair pour yourself a drink and do what this link tells you:

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The Singles Club – December Sleigh Ride Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 03 December 2017 04:00

Steve Conte artworkWell, last month Dom D reckoned he might have closed the Singles Club for another year… but, lo, another unexpected of releases has forced him to re-open the doors and throw one last hurrah for 2017. Click the link and do what it says to see what he reckons should be top of every self-respecting rock ‘n’ roller’s wish list this coming present exchanging season:

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Damnation Festival – Leeds, University – 4 November 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 02 December 2017 04:40

DAMNATION2017 ParadiseLost 6257 CroppedWith the summer a fading memory and announcements already pouring in for 2018 festivals, you’d be forgiven for thinking that festival season 2017 is all but done and dusted – not quite. Dropping in November each year in the grim north of Leeds, Damnation Festival is the answer to metalheads’ calls for something truly brutal to get them through the winter, the primo extreme music event in the UK. Pulling together some of the biggest international names in the business is no small task, but Damnation has risen to the challenge each and every year in its 13-year run, as Rich Hobson explains:

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Cursed Sun – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 25 November 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Saturday, 02 December 2017 04:20

Cursed Sun JonesBirthdays and anniversaries are always important occasions, in every aspect of life, and so it was that Belfast groove metallers Cursed Sun decided to celebrate ten years together as one of Northern Ireland’s most respected wrecking crews by doing what they do best – throwing a little gig and inviting along any who cared to come or had nothing better to do… among the party-goers were our own Monk and DQ:

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BrainFreeze III - Ebbw Vale, Institute - 24/25 November2017 Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 02 December 2017 04:00

BrainFreeze III posterIn these days where festivals seem to be multiplying at a rate of knots, and more and more franchises are being rolled out UK-wide, Nev Brooks reckons that the excitement we used to feel at going to what was a unique event has maybe become dulled. But, then along comes something like BrainFreeze, which re-ignites his enthusiasm and makes him realize why he loves the underground music scene so much:

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Rain – ‘Abstract Vision’ (Venn Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Friday, 01 December 2017 04:40

Rain AV artworkSwindon's Rain, who have been championed by Radio 1 Rock Show's Daniel P Carter, may be the pure opposite of the big hair, parptastic keyboards that Dave Prince normally salivates over, but he always welcomes the chance to hear new bands creating new music, and doing it to the extent that he reckons seeing them, in this case, rewriting the shoegazing emo rulebook. Click the link to find out why:

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Diamond Head – Belfast, Voodoo – 24 November 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Friday, 01 December 2017 04:20

Diamond Head Belfast November 2017It was the start of busy weekend at URHQ, with DQ and Monk out covering three gigs in as many nights – but, hey, that’s rock ‘n’ roll, and they wouldn’t have it any other way… However, things didn’t look like they were going to get off to a great start as it turned out that the singers in not just one but both bands had been smitten down with the dreaded lurgy.  Did they battle through and prove that the show must go on? These aren’t pansy-assed pop divas, so of course they did – as you can find out on the other side of this link that tells you what to do:

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Ian Gillan – ‘The Voice Of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years’ (Store For Music) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 01 December 2017 04:00

Ian Gillan Gillan Years coverUR boss Monk has always been a massive fan of Ian Gillan and his voice. Hell, he was in the man’s fan club when they were both much younger than they are today. So, imagine his excitement when a box set called ‘The Gillan Years’ landed on his doormat… could it contain long overdue re-releases of albums such as ‘Glory Road’ or ‘Double Trouble’? Click the link to find out why he was slightly disappointed by its actual contents:

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Five Finger Death Punch - ‘A Decade Of Destruction’ (Prospect Park) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Thursday, 30 November 2017 04:40

Five Finger Death Punch A Decade Of Destruction ArtworkAfter a lengthy legal battle with long term label Prospect Park, and a period of widely reported inner turmoil, Five Finger Death Punch tomorrow release their first new music in two years, in the form of two new songs which kick off what is otherwise a “greatest hits” type package. Allan Maxwell prepares for their forthcoming visit to the Über Kingdom by delving into the package:

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Saltlake – ‘Medicate Me’ (Regent Street Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 30 November 2017 04:20

Saltlake artworkCan someone enlighten UR head honcho Monk as what in the name of all the owls in the forest is “alternative rock”? The reason he is asking? Well, it’s because how Sussex trio Saltlake describe their music… So, is it rock? Or is it something alternative to the music we know and love, and the reason we’re here? There’s only one way to find out and that’s do what thon wee link says:

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Electric Wizard – ‘Wizard Bloody Wizard’ (Spinefarm) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Thursday, 30 November 2017 04:00

electric wizard wizardbloodywizard coverThe build-up to Christmas. A time for decorations, (nativity) displays and... doom?! After an initially anticipated release date of 2016, Electric Wizard finally release their ninth studio album.  But, does it continue to retain the unmistakeable stamp of the band from which both they and it draw their titular inspirations.  Click the link to find out why our resident DJ reckons it’s their best release from an accessibility viewpoint:

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Defecto - ‘Nemesis’ (Prime Collective) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 04:40

Defecto artworkWith this, their second album, Phil C reckons Defecto have tackled that “difficult second album” syndrome head on and produced an opus which should see them break out of their native Denmark and take on the wider metal world. Click the link to find out why he has reached this conclusion.

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The Cherry Dolls – ‘Viva Los Dolls’ (Golden Robot Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 04:20

The Cherry Dolls artworkapproved smallWith a name like The Cherry Dolls you immediately think “glam band”, right? Yet, if you called this Australian mob “glam” they would probably punch your lights out, as Ben Hughes found out when he slipped the shiny little disc URHQ sent his way.  Click the link to find out why he reckons every self-respecting garage rocker should be adding this little gem to their Christmas pressie wish lists:

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The Lords Of Altamont – ‘The Wild Sounds Of...’ (Heavy Psych Sounds) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 04:00

TLOA CoverWith their sixth album, Double D reckons that not only have The Lords Of Altamont released their best contribution to the rock ‘n’ roll canon to date, but hands-down best garage rock 'n' roll record he’s had the pleasure of hearing for quite a while. Click the link to find out why the wild sounds of TLOA have our man creaming his leather pants:

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Milk Teeth – ‘Go Away’ (Roadrunner Records) Print E-mail
Written by Allan Maxwell   
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:40

Milk Teeth Go Away artworkHaving been nice to us over the summer, those vile children Milk Teeth – currently out on tour with Good Charlotte – are now telling us to ‘Go Away’ with their new EP… Okay, that’s enough of the silly puns. Allan Maxwell was the man charged with sinking his teeth (sorry, couldn’t resist another one) into the latest mini-offering from the Cotswold punx:

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