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The Darkness - 'Last Of Our Kind' (Canary Dwarf Limited) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 29 May 2015 03:00

darknesslastofourkindAfter reforming with its original members four years ago, The Darkness now finds itself minus drummer Ed Graham and on a Spinal Tap-like quest to nail down his permanent replacement. Uber Rock's Gaz E listens to the band's new album, 'Last Of Our Kind', and, ol' softy that he is, doesn't hate it.....

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Wonk Unit/Greazy Ratz/Trigger McPoopshute - Pontypool, The Dragonffli - 18th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 03:00

Wonk thmbAhead of their recent run of shows with hotshot duo Slaves and their upcoming headline slot at Slugfest 8, Wonk Unit returned to the Welsh valleys for a one off headline show at Pontypool’s The Dragonffli. On hand to sample the madness for Uber Rock was Johnny H, and thankfully unlike the rest of the crowd our man kept his moobs well hidden for this one. Hit the link to find out just what the hell we are going on about.

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Enuff Z'Nuff - London, Camden, The Underworld - 13th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 28 May 2015 02:00

ezngig86Uber Rock's Ross Welford headed into the Underworld for the cock rocking equivalent of the three Rs... and none of them were meant to be 'Review', but, so curious was he towards the reception afforded Johnny Monaco and the general lack of gig goers, he had to get something down.....

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Matt Skiba and The Sekrets - 'Kuts' (Superball Music) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:00

mattskibakutscoverHe's touring with Blink-182; he fronts Alkaline Trio; how does Matt Skiba find the time to record solo albums? 'Kuts' is Skiba's second solo album, though this is more of a band affair, with AFI bassist Hunter Burgan and former My Chemical Romance drummer Jarrod Alexander roped in to help. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks it out.....

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Electric Wizard/The Cosmic Dead/Purson - London, Camden, Roundhouse - 15th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 03:00

EW thmbFor the second time in 24 hours Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland is ready to watch a band make a long overdue live return to a London stage, this time around though he’s polishing his bullet belt ready for some Electric Wizard, and boy oh boy what a treat he is in for.

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Rock Goddess/Love Zombies - London, Islington, O2 Academy - 14th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 03:00

31 thmbEighties all female NWOBHM trio Rock Goddess are back, and they’ve got some unfinished business to attend to. Uber Rock’s Jim Rowland was at the band’s first live show in around three decades just a few weeks back and this is what he made of it all the second time around. Oi Jimbo! Stop polishing your bullet belt and get on with the review....

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Ash - 'Kablammo!' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:00

ashkablammocoverapproved small 2013Ash said they were never gonna release another album, the dirty fibbers! Not only have the denizens of Downpatrick gone against their word and recorded a new long player, 'Kablammo!', they, as Uber Rock's Ben Hughes discovered, have recorded one of the best long players of the year so far!  

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Ginger Wildheart - G.A.S.S. (A Retrospective) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 24 May 2015 03:00

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Over the last 12 months Ginger Wildheart has been releasing a plethora of new material via his online fan platform G.A.S.S. Here Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson takes a look back at what he got for his subscription fee whilst in turn putting some his highlights under the spotlight as only he can. Hit the link to experience his epic musical adventure.

 

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Trixter - ‘Human Era’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Saturday, 23 May 2015 03:00

trixter-humaneraapproved small 2013Hold the front page! There’s a new Trixter album due in town next month and Uber Rock’s Dave Prince was lucky enough to get a sneaky earful of the record just a few days ago. Now he wants to tell you all know just how much he loves the album, and who are we to stop him. So, sit back, relax and let Princey take you on trip through ‘Human Era’. Go on you know you want to join him…

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Brawlers - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 10th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 22 May 2015 03:00

Brawlers thmbHaving released one of the best albums of 2015 in the shape of ‘Romantic Errors Of Our Youth’ Leeds based pop punkers Brawlers were back out on the road recently supporting Kerrang! faves Set It Off and Decade all around the UK. Uber Rock’s Johnny H got his CRB check done just in time to attend this one, as he hit Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach for the second time in 24 hours just to check out the opening band. Why? Hit the link to find out.

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Girlschool - 'Propaganda!' EP (UDR Music) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 21 May 2015 03:00

girlschoolepcoverTicket buyers at Girlschool's first North American tour in twenty years are in for a special treat at the merch stand; a new EP limited to just 300 copies that teases the band's new album, offers re-recorded versions of classic songs, and covers the Bee Gees. Uber Rock's Gaz E checks out 'Propaganda!'

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Nelson - ‘Peace Out’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 03:00

nelsonpeacecover500Gunnar and Matthew Nelson return with ‘Peace Out’, their first new studio album in five years. On hand to review this one is Uber Rock’s very own prince of parp Dave Prince, but as the band promise this one to be a return to their rock sound we wonder if he will he be caught in a full or half Nelson by the tunes on offer? Hit the link and you’ll soon find out.

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UK Subs/Bad Sam/Pizzatramp - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach - 9th May 2015 Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 03:00

Subs thmbFollowing the recent release of their letter "Y" album ‘Yellow Leader’ perennial punks UK Subs were back out on the road earlier this month promoting said disc. Uber Rock’s Johnny H caught the band (for about the 20th time since Uber Rock has been online) in Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor and as you’ll soon find out he loved every bloody minute of it.

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Anti-Flag - 'American Spring' (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jamie Delerict   
Monday, 18 May 2015 03:00

antispringreview300approved small 2013Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag are about to release their ninth studio album, 'American Spring', so we thought that the best man to review it for Uber Rock was uber-fan Jamie Delerict! Did he like it? Did this FDC think it was AOK? Hit that link and find out!

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal Print E-mail
Written by Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal   
Sunday, 17 May 2015 03:00

BF thmbRon 'Bumblefoot' Thal has played guitar in Guns N' Roses, with Scott Weiland and RUN DMC's Darryl McDaniels, and now he tackles his toughest test yet; picking the ultimate thirteen song mixtape! Smokey Robinson alongside Manowar? Billy Joel alongside Judas Priest? This you have to read.....

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God Damn - ‘Vultures’ (One Little Indian) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Saturday, 16 May 2015 04:00

God Damnapproved small 2013It’s been a few years in the making, but earlier this week 'Vultures' the debut album from Black Country duo God Damn finally saw the light of day. Uber Rock’s Rich Hobson​ picks up the story behind this one, and says it’s a record we all need to experience sooner rather than later.

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