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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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Rush – ‘A Farewell To Kings’ Deluxe Edition (Mercury/UMC) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:20

Rush A FarewellMarking the 40th anniversary of its original release, Rush are preparing to issue a massive deluxe edition of their iconic fifth album. We tasked our resident DJ with delving deep into its layers and uncovering some of the surprises it contains. Click the link for a hint of what it is store when it hits the shelves this coming weekend:

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Circus of Power - ‘Four’ (Noize In The Attic Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 04:00

Circus Of Power FourAlmost a quarter of a century after embracing us with ‘Magic and Madness’, Alex Mitchell has resurrected his Circus of Power project – this time with former Kyuss and Fu Manchu man Brant Bjork behind the kit – with a new album: one which our man in Texas reckons has crept inside his brain and doesn’t want to let go. Click the link to find out why he can’t resist the urge to sneak off to play it again:

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Bigfoot – Cardiff, Fuel – 3 November 2017 Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Monday, 27 November 2017 04:40

Bigfoot Fuel November 2017David O’Neill has been a fan of Bigfoot since he first saw them at the Steelhouse festival the summer before last.  So, obviously he couldn’t resist wangling himself into their first ever headline show at one of Cardiff’s most prestigious venues, where he also had his ears opened by three other quality rock ‘n’ roll acts.  Find out more on the other side of the link:

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Evanescence – ‘Synthesis’ (BMG/Sony) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Monday, 27 November 2017 04:20

Evanescence artworkWhen is a new studio album not a new studio album? According to Jonni D, a man not known for pulling his punches, it’s when said album is “better described as an orchestral/electronic reworking of older material with several new stylistically similar compositions included”. Click the link to find out why the man with the same initials as our favourite brand of whiskey struggled to come to terms with this latest musical ‘Synthesis’ from Ms Lee:

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Sulo – ‘Full English’ (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 27 November 2017 04:00

sulo full english 17ceacec 842c 4e50 9de1 315b0652714b 1024x1024This unexpected solo album from the former Diamond Dogs/current The Crunch frontman may have taken our man Double D by surprise, but it turned out to be one ‘Full English’ to which he’ll gladly go back for seconds – or even thirds. Sprinkled with some UK r’n’r stardust, click the link to find out why our man’s appetite is more than satiated with this little disc of joy:

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The BIG Über Rock Interview: Mark Kelly (Marillion) Print E-mail
Written by DJ Astrocreep   
Sunday, 26 November 2017 04:00

Mark Kelly SquareJust prior to their recent appearance at the Manchester Academy, Über Rock’s resident DJ got the chance to sit down with Marillion keyboard player Mark Kelly to get his thoughts on the changing touring climate for bands, their writing process, the impact of Brexit and other such things. You can find out what all they discussed by clinking the link that tells you what to do:

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The Über Rock Interview: Kikamora Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Saturday, 25 November 2017 10:46

Kikamora artworkThe Über Rock top team of Monk and DQ used the recent Hard Rock Hell XI festival to catch up with one of the hottest young bands on the bill – Somerset hard-rockers-with-a-twist Kikamora… Hang on there boss, did you say they had a twist? Yessir, I did… but to find out more you’ll have to click the link that tells you exactly what to do to get that valuable info:

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The Über Rock Interview: Mattias Larsson and Tomas Wallin (tAKiDA) Print E-mail
Written by Sheila Hamilton   
Saturday, 25 November 2017 04:00

TakidaFollowing on from the release of their latest album, ‘A Perfect World’ earlier this year, Swedish rockers tAKiDA recently pulled into London for a headlining show. Shortly afterwards, after the band had re-crossed the English Channel back to mainland Europe, UR’s gig guru Sheila managed to catch up with drummer Mattias Larsson and guitarist Tomas Wallin for a quick chat. Click the link to earwig on the conversation:

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Smiler – ‘The Last Demo’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 24 November 2017 04:40

Smiler artworkShort and sweet! That not only sums up this farewell EP from the south Wales hardcore crew with the happy outlook (well, if their name is anything to go by) but the troubled history, but also Double D’s summation of same. Click the link to get straight to the point:

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