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Firewind – ‘Immortals’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Thursday, 02 February 2017 04:30

Press Cover 01The eighth studio album from Greek metal heroes Firewind is a thematic work based around the story of King Leonidas and his brave Spartan warriors in the face of the invading Persian hordes… can a modern guitar maestro evoke the spirit of that ancient battle? That is the question we posed to our resident metal axeman, Marc Leach:

JC’s Hopeless Sinners - Cardiff, Fluidity Freerun Academy – 20 January 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Dean Glyn Morris   
Thursday, 02 February 2017 04:00

Hopeless Saints 1Über Rock today welcomes another new recruit to our ever-expanding corps of committed writers (and, believe me, some of them truly should be committed...), with the arrival of Dean Glyn Morris, representing it from Cardiff city. For his debut offering, our new man popped along to an unlikely venue for an evening of some intimate blooze:

Ravager – ‘Eradicate…Annihilate…Exterminate’ (Iron Shield Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 04:30

Ravager artworkSo, dreary old January has finally fucked off and it’s the first day of a new month… and what better way to cross that new dawn than with some new blood, in terms of both music and writers? Über Rock’s latest recruit, Jonni D, was thrown in at the deep end when he was asked to check out the debut full-lengther from a thrash band who have been ravaging Lower Saxony for the last few years and are now ready to eradicate the rest of the world:

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – ‘Modern Ruin’ (International Death Cult) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 04:00

Frank Carter - Modern RuinFrank Carter has come to that stage in the career of his latest project – the “difficult second album”. So, will is it indeed a modern ruin, or does it have a sting in its tail? Click the link to find out what our Mark Ashby thought when he delved deep into its grooves:

James Leg - 'Blood On The Keys' (Alive Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:30

James Leg - Blood On The Keys artworkÜber Rock may be a bit late to the party when it comes to catching up with former Black Diamond Heavies organ grinder James Leg's third solo album, but then our man Ben Hughes does admit that he is still recovering from the Christmas cheer… Did ‘Blood On The Keys’ help him shake the last remnants of that hangover? Click the link and prepare to get all hot and sweaty:

The Vulz – ‘Love Struck Bomb Delay’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 04:00

The Vulz - Love Struck artworkDom Daley was hugely impressed by London new age old-school punks The Vulz when they opened for The Boys at their 40th anniversary gig in the 100 Club a few weeks back.  His only problem was that he had never heard any of their songs before… so, would he be any more impressed when he actually got to hear them on glorious vinyl?  Click the link and prepare to be love struck:

Danko Jones - 'Wild Cat' (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 30 January 2017 04:30

Danko Jones - Wildcat artworkDanko Jones should need no introduction. Eight albums into their career and the Toronto three piece are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as Uber Rock’s Ben Hughes found out when he wrapped his ears around their forthcoming new album, the sex-drenched 'Wild Cat'.  Click the link to find out if his speakers survived the experience:

Devilskin – Be Like The River (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Monday, 30 January 2017 04:00

Devilskin - Be Like The River artworkAs New Zealand’s brightest rock prospects Devilskin prepare for head to the northern hemisphere for a UK tour, Rich Hobson turns back the clock a couple of months to re-appraise and immerse himself in their second album, released back in November.  Did he sink or swim?  Click the link to find out:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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?

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:

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:

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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