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The Über Rock DVD Review: Iggy, Sid and some Portuguese punks called Parkinson… Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 29 January 2017 05:00

Gimme DangerOur man Dom Daly lives, eats, breathes – and probably shits – punk rock. So much so that, when he’s not hunting down the finest underground sounds to bring to the attention of the wider world via these very pages, he’s watching movies – or, more exactly, documentaries about some of the genre’s most influential figures… as well as some who feel through the cracks. Click the link to see what’s been flickering across his silver screen of late:

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The Über Rock Interview: Psycho Kiss Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Saturday, 28 January 2017 04:30

400Firm fan favourites in their native south Wales, Psycho Kiss have been slowly making a big noise for themselves outside Über Rock’s former home nation and spreading their fiery brand of rock ‘n’ roll. Lindsey Appleton caught up with the band to talk about their recently released third album and their plans for 2017:

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Lacey/Speaking In Shadows/Autumn Ruin – Manchester, Sound Control – 21 January 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Lindsey Appleton   
Saturday, 28 January 2017 04:00

LACEY ELECTRIC SETHaving seen the band known as Lacey before, supporting Bowling For Soup, Lindsey Appleton understandably was intrigued to see them do their own headline show, kicking off their recent tour in a small capacity venue such as Sound Control. Was she disappointed? Click the link to find out:

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T.S.O.L. – ‘The Trigger Complex’ (Rise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 27 January 2017 05:00

TSOL - TriggerTo many Über Rockers it's no big deal when the news filters through that T.S.O.L have reconvened in the US of A to record a brand new album. But, to some of us who don't wear prog capes or studded wrist bands and spandex, it’s a BIG fuckin' deal – as Dom Daley can tell you… especially if you click the link:

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Kreator – ‘Gods Of Violence’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Friday, 27 January 2017 04:30

Kreator - Gods Of Violence artworkWe’re pretty sure that there won’t be many metallians out there who will disagree with Nick Russell’s assertion that there aren’t many bands out there that have a pedigree that matches that of German thrashers Kreator. They have just unleashed their 14th studio album: does it see our man once again pledging allegiance to the flag of hate?

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Grey Hairs – ‘Serious Business’ (Gringo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Friday, 27 January 2017 04:00

Grey Hairs - Serious Business artworkGrey Hairs are a four piece punk rock band from Nottingham who apparently live up to their name… but, like all of us here at Uber Rock, they’re not prepared to grow old gracefully – quite the opposite, in fact, as Matt Bunting found out when he discovered that, for them, making rowdy punk rock ‘n’ roll music is indeed a serious business:

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Memoriam – ‘The Hellfire Demos II’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:30

Memoriam - Hellfire Demos IIThey say less is more… did this prove to be the case when Rich Hobson wrapped his ears around this latest offering from Birmingham death metallians Memoriam? After all, the ‘II’ bit on the end of the title is quite appropriate, as it features just two tracks. Click the link to find out if it was enough to tickle our man’s tastebuds:

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Thomas Nicholas Band – ‘Frat Party’ (PledgeMusic) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:00

TNB - Frat PartyWhen a star from a successful movie franchise branches out into the music world, most times it is right to be cynical. However in the case of Thomas Nicholas - Kevin from the ‘American Pie’ film series - you could not be more wrong. So here, our very own Dave Prince wraps his ears around the actor’s tribute to the music of the films that made him famous:

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Cursed Sun/Scimitar/Drakonis/Neamhni – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 21 January 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 20:17

Cursed Sun - Jones - Limelight BelfastIn his last review, UR boss Mark Ashby found himself writing about discovering new bands… well, less than 24 hours later he found himself on more assured territory, as he and The Dark Queen came out of hibernation again to check out four more bands from in and around the Belfast area as they attempted to lay devilish waste to the city’s most iconic venue:

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Hi-Fi Spitfires – ‘Nightraid’ (Bullet Teeth Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 04:30

Hi-Fi Spitfires - Nightraid artworkGetting released on vinyl a couple of years after it was first issued on CD, 'Nightraid' sees the light of day at a time when Hi-Fi Spitfires singer and guitar slinger Steve Racket (Straughan) gets the job in The UK Subs. According to Dom Daley, it's easy to see how and why he got the job. Find out why our man thinks so in this reappraisal of the reissue…:

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Black Oak County – ‘Black Oak County’ (Mighty Music) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 04:00

Black Oak County artworkWith a name like Black Oak County, you would expect this debut album to epitomize the sound of the deep south of the good ol’ USofA, as produced by a bunch of equally good ol’ redneck country boys… well, you would be half right, as Marc Leach found out after he’d donned his favourite Stetson only to be told he was actually heading to the wilds of, erm, Denmark.  Confused, was he? Are you? Click the link to solve this particular riddle:

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Heel Of Achilles/Call To Arms/Words That Burn/Lock Horns/Ketos – Belfast, Voodoo – 20 January 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:16

32364748081 e275e837cb zOne of the more attractive aspects of this game called music journalism is the joy of discovering new music – and especially great new music – by artists with whom you were previously unfamiliar. Just imagine our editor-in-chief’s sense of ecstatic expectation when he realized that four of the five acts being showcased this particular evening had not previously crossed his radar. Would his sense of rapture still be unbridled at the end of the night? Click the link to find out:

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Thunder – ‘Rip It Up’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:30

Thunder - Rip It Up artworkTwenty-seven years into their careers, most bands would be sitting back and resting on their laurels, not messing with the formula, but sticking with the tried and tested, what works for them and for their fans… But, Thunder aren’t “most bands”. After all, most bands wouldn’t have Über Rock head honcho Mark Ashby listening to their album almost nonstop for the guts of a month… so, click the link and get ready to ‘Rip it Up’:

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Mangog – ‘Mangog Awakens’ (Argonauta Records) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:00

Mangog AwakensRaised on an exclusive diet of Black Sabbath records and psychedelic grooves, Mangog are, according to Rich Hobson, “doom metal in its basest form”. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, the band arrive on the stoner and doom metal scenes with the appropriately titled ‘Mangog Awakens’, prompting our man to declare a new genre… “insta-vintage”!  Click the link to find out what he’s on about:

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A Sun Traverse – ‘A Sun Traverse’ (Mighty Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 23 January 2017 04:30

A Sun Traverse logo“If your release’s worst sin is that it makes you wish there was more of it to listen to, you haven’t done a bad job…”  So asserts Rich Hobson after wrapping his ears around the just released self-titled debut EP from Copenhagen doom/death dealers A Sun Traverse.  Click the link to follow our man as he becomes “submerged deep in pools of nastiness”:

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Berlin Blackouts – ‘Kissed By The Gutter’ (Wanda Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 23 January 2017 04:00

Berlin Blackouts artworkDom Daley has started 2017 the way he intends to carry on, by hitting the ground running and scouring the Überverse in his never ending quest to uncover, and bring to you, dear readers, the best underground punk sounds around.  Today, it’s the second album, in just a few short months, from former Radio Dead Ones vocalist Bev:

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