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Role Models – ‘Dance Moves’ (Glunk Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:40

Role Models Dance MovesStaying true to their word, Rich Rags and the boys are back in town to deliver their third long player in as many years. As Ben Hughes found, it is another cracking handful of tunes full of sentiment, romanticism and low slung rock ‘n’ roll riffs for you to devour. Find out why you should do just that on the other side of the link:

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Sully Erna – ‘Hometown Life’ (BMG) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 04:20

Sully Erna - Hometown Lifeapproved small 2013In 2010, Godsmack frontman, Sully Erna, surprised the mainstream rock world with the release of his captivating solo debut, ‘Avalon’, which showed a totally different side of the man, lyrically, musically and spiritually. Now, seven years down the line, he’s gone and done it again, delivering an album which Jonni D not only reckons more than delivers on the promise of the first but also reckons could lead to his main band taking more frequently occurring breaks:

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Phantom Of The Black Hills – ‘Scalped’ (Ratchet Blade Records/Cockroach Media) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 25 September 2017 04:30

Phantom Of The Black Hills ScalpedFancy going on a ghost hunt? UR boss Monk recently heard that there was a phantom lurking in the blackness of the hills, and, being the inquisitive type, he went on a quest to find out more… OK, it wasn’t difficult, ‘cos the answer landed right on his doorstep, in the form of a shiny little silver disc thing. Click the link to find out more about this mysterious bunch of hellbillies and their blend of bluegrass, country, NOLA-style doom and traditional rock ‘n’ roll:

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Propagandhi – ‘Victory Lap’ - (Epitaph) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Monday, 25 September 2017 04:00

Propaghandiapproved small 2013Phil Cooper reckons that, in a world where political leanings and cultural climate appear to be in a turbulent mixing pot poised to boil over, the time is certainly right for a punk/politically edged rock sound to take charge of the airwaves once again to provide a social commentary complimented by distorted guitar. In other words, after a five year silence, the time is right for the latest album from ferociously charged political commentators Propagandhi:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview - Stevie Pearce Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 24 September 2017 04:20

Stevie PearceTrying to pin down guitarist Stevie Pearce is like trying to catch a jack-in-the-box with a firecracker up it’s ass – virtually impossible, as the UR team found out at last month’s HRH Sleaze festival, where we supposed to sit down with for a natter about his new project, The Hooligans. It didn’t work out – but, we’re made of determined stuff, and Dom Daley finally managed to corner him, nail his feet to the floor and interrogate him on the band, their recently released debut album, working with Jizzy Pearl and Kory Clarke and what the future holds for this workaholic musician:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview – Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup) Print E-mail
Written by Linzi A   
Sunday, 24 September 2017 04:00

Jaret Reddick posterJaret Reddick, best known as the frontman of US pop-punk pranksters Bowling For Soup, has just rounded off a short run of dates on Shit Island, telling the stories behind the songs, and performing them in stripped-down interpretations of same, on what he branded the 'Heartache & Hilarity' tour.  Über Rock's Linzi A caught up with one of her teenage heroes, and the man who provided the soundtrack to much of that period of her life, just before he took to the stage in Manchester, to talk about crowd-funding, divorce and Frank Turner... Intrigued? Well, the full conversation, with no edits, is on the other side of this little link to a massive interview:

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The Ghost Of A Rock Legend Scuppered Our Album: The Story Of 'The Boys' Print E-mail
Written by Matt Dangerfield   
Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:40

The BoysExactly 40 years ago today, a then unknown band called, perhaps appropriately, The Boys, released their self-titled debut album. Little did they know that it would change the face of music, and especially pop punk, forever. On the anniversary of the album’s release, band founder and frontman Matt Dangerfield looks back on the story behind it, just on the other side of this link:

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Voodoo Six/Skam/The Dukes of Bordello – Sheffield, The Corporation – 16 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Geno D   
Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:00

Voodoo Six Sheffield 2017Voodoo Six are currently ripping up stages across Shit Island in support of their brilliant new album, ‘Make Way for The King’. And they’ve brought Uber faves Skam along for the ride! Woohoo, sounds like a bill too good to resist – well, we didn’t, and blooded our new team of Geno D and Claire Simmons by dispatching them post haste when they pulled into Sheffield last weekend:

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Cradle Of Filth - ‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Friday, 22 September 2017 04:40

COF CryptoriaGerald Stansbury admits that, over the past 20-odd years, not all of Cradle Of Filth’s albums have connected with him.  So, what would he think of the band’s 12th studio album, unleashed upon an unsuspecting Überverse this very day?  Well, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? And to click the link and get lost in it’s dark embrace:

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Ice War – ‘Ice War’ (Shadow Kingdom Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Friday, 22 September 2017 04:20

Ice War artworkIce War – or, rather, Jo Capitalicide – believes in keeping his metal simple, taking it back to its roots and eschewing all the fancy modern trickery and sub-categories which have made their way into the genre… Looking to deliver a hard-hitting metal album that has its roots firmly entrenched in the early days of metal with a rounded sound that owes nothing to the more modern stylings, can Ice War provide a fresh delivery to a classic sound? Phil Cooper has the answers on the other side of this link:

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Belphegor – ‘Totenritual’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 22 September 2017 04:00

Belphegor - Totenritual - Artworkapproved small 2013Some people might have thought UR boss Mark Ashby is mellowing in his old age, what with all the country and blues albums he has been reviewing of late… nothing could be further from the truth, as now proves by turning up the speakers and thrashing like a maniac to some good old-fashioned black metal. Click the link to find out why he reckons that this, the 11th album from Austrian blasphemers, is a masterpiece of the genre:

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The Darts ‘Me.Ow’ (Dirty Water Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:40

The Darts artworkWith one half of the band – drummer Nicole Laurenne and bassist Christina Nunez – previously having been members of The Love Me Nots, The Darts had already gone a long way towards winning over Gerald Stansbury to their new project… so, would he find that their debut album would indeed be the cat’s whiskers?  Click the link to find out:

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Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – ‘Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real’ (Fantasy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:20

LukasNelsonTPOTR rgbLukas Nelson is the son of one musical legend and a close collaborator with another – but does that stop him ploughing his own furrow as, ten years into his career, he finally gets around to releasing his debut album? Click the link to find out all about his famous connections and whether or not these have had any bearing on his own sound:

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Dyscarnate – ‘With All Their Might’ (Unique Leader Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:00

Dyscarnate - With All Their Might ArtworkQuite how UK death metal trio Dyscarnate have been so shamefully underappreciated by the metal community, both on their home turf and abroad, is something of a mystery to our man Jonni D, as he reckons that, with three albums under their belt and over a decade into their career, these lads have been the most consistent purveyors of death metal on this side of the Atlantic. Click the link to find out why he reckons they might be just about to break through with all their might:

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The Gun Club – ‘Elvis From Hell’ (Bang! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:40

The Gun Club artworkIt seems like only yesterday that Dom Daley was mulling over some plundering of bedroom demos and recordings from The Gun Club and Jeffrey Lee Pierce.  Now, he’s delving back into the JLP archive with this newly unearthed double dose of more gems and rareties, and revelling in the experience. Click the link to find out more:

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Paradise Lost – ‘Medusa’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:20

Paradise Lost - MedusaOn a constant path of reinvention, Paradise Lost have never been a band to shy away from taking musical left turns whenever the mood took them. The only consistent throughout their career has been a dogged adherence to reinventing the wheel in expanding the boundaries of what a band could achieve within doom metal. without alienating their fanbase. So why should ‘Medusa’, the band’s 15th studio album, be any different? Rich Hobson has the answers:

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