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Barrio Tiger – ‘Ave Maria’ (Ghost Highway Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 04:30

Barrio Tiger - Ave MariaRight from its opening salvo, Dom Daley knew this new album was gonna be a hold on tight, hard rockin' ride of stunning calibre, coming out with its fist flying and ready to fight, rock and roll style. Click the link to find out why its subsequently busts his ass from pillar to post:

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Wolfpakk – ‘Wolves Reign’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Thursday, 27 April 2017 04:00

Wolfpakk artworkWith a host of well-known names once again lending their talents to this latest offering from the project fronted by metal legends Michael Voss and Mark Sweeney, it promised much… But, is its bark worse than its bite, or is the Wolfpakk snapping and snarling with intent? Phil Copper entered the cage and took his life in his hands:

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Handmade Festival – The Handy Über Rock Guide (Part Two) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 16:03

Handmade 2017 logoWith some of the hottest names in the UK lined up for Handmade Festival’s Saturday event, the question remained – how could you top that? By bringing out even more total belters, of course (including more than a few that have been raved about by yours truly in the past). Be it the socio-political outrage of IDLES or the crossover fury of God Damn, Über Rock has you covered with yet another list of must-sees for Handmade 2017:

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Body Count - ‘Bloodlust’ (Century Media Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Bunting   
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 04:30

Body Count - BloodlustWhen Body Count, the metal crossover project fronted by rap superstar Ice T, released their self-titled first album back in 1982, it was so controversial that it was quickly withdrawn from sale, before being subsequently being re-issued with a revised tracklisting. Almost three decades later, is the multi-talented movie star and producer still as pissed off as he was back then? Click the link for find out Matt Bunting’s verdict:

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Sons of Death Valley – ‘Fathers Of The Free’ (Prime Collective) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 04:00

Sons Of Death Valley artworkPhil Cooper takes a trip into the deserts of Scandinavia (yeah, we know) to search out the mix of gritty blues and break neck paced rock and roll that is the latest offering from Danish psyche stoner mob Sons Of Death Valley. Check out their tales of cowboys and the search for inner freedom by clicking on the link:

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Handmade Festival – The Handy Über Rock Guide (Part One) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:47

Handmade 2017 logoAs the May Bank Holiday draws near, Leicester is set to go off with Handmade Festival returning to the city for its fourth year. Pulling together a line-up culled from the very best British bands and artists currently on the circuit, the 2017 iteration of the festival has many a great act to get you in the summer spirit ahead of Festival Season. But, where to start? With a handy Über Rock guide, of course:

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Kill For Eden – ‘Petty Crimes’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 04:30

Kill For EdenNow and again an album pops through the letterbox here at URHQ which, when popped into the massive stereo on the top floor of our penthouse office, gets Über Rock editor-in-chief Mark Ashby truly go “what the absolute fuck is going on here?”. Click the link to find out what went on when he finally got past the front cover of this newbie from Kill For Eden:

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Los Pepes – ‘Let’s Go!’ (Wanda Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 25 April 2017 04:00

16711733 1217394184964678 128110899340099488 nFancy a little bit of something that sounds like The Who fighting the Buzzcocks in a deathmatch! A slice of rapid loud power pop from the band that Dom Daley reckons are the kings of the genre? And, he should, shouldn’t he? Well, Über Rockers, look no further than the other side of this here link:

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Glam Skanks – ‘Glitter City’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Monday, 24 April 2017 04:30

Glam SkanksIn these days of high speed broadband connections, new albums, no matter where they emanate from, can be transmitted across the Überverse at the speed of light… but, even in these hi tech times, it can take a while for a release to find its way the relatively short distance from Los Angeles to URHQ. Thankfully, our newest recruit, Gerald Stansbury, intercepted this debut full-lengther from Glam Skanks before it even left his North America:

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The King Blues – ‘The Gospel Truth’ (Cooking Vinyl) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 24 April 2017 04:00

THE KING BLUES COVER web  1492087054 94.1.129.45Dom Daley is down on his knees and praising the gods of rock ‘n’ roll, ‘cos The King Blues have come out of retirement and are preaching their particular brand of punk gospel to the masses with a brand new album. Click the link and prepare to see the light, brothers and sisters:

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HRH Blues – Sheffield, O2 Academy – 15/16 April 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 05:00

simon-mcbride-at-hrh-blues 33779864790 oLast weekend, the Hard Rock Hell team ramped up the volume with their dedicated HRH Blues festival, moving it from an adjunct to the HRH United event to a full-blown weekend shebang with its own dedicated venue. Faced with the prospect of not being able to get a drink, never mind not see a band, in their home town, UR’s Mark Ashby and Dark Queen hotfooted it over to Sheffield to check out some of the onstage action:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: Seether Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 04:30

SeetherFor last 15 years, Seether have been a staple of the alternative rock scene in America, consistent in both popularity and their creative output. According to our man Jonni D, their upcoming album, ‘Poison The Parish’, sees the trio taking some bold steps in terms of adopting a more unpolished sound, as they take advantage of a newfound, greater creative control over their music. JD recently took the opportunity to chat with primary songwriter Shaun Morgan about this fertile stage in the band’s career:

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The Big Über Rock Interview: The Raven Age Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Sunday, 23 April 2017 04:00

The Raven Age - Facebook profile picHaving supported some of the biggest and most prestigious names in the metal world over the past three years, The Raven Age have had the finest tutelage that our world can offer. Be it the gauntlet of fire of supporting Iron Maiden at international stadium shows, or a master-class of thrash in supporting Anthrax across the UK and Europe, this band has had to earn their stripes fast. Rich Hobson caught up with guitarist George Harris at the recent Hammerfest to find out everything he possibly could about them:

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The Quireboys/Last Great Dreamers – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 7 April 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Saturday, 22 April 2017 05:00

the-quireboys-10 33610496030 oA couple of weekends back, Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen once again hopped on the beer bus in the centre of Belfast and headed to the hills – quite literally – to catch up with one of the hottest rock ‘n’ roll tours so far this year, in the shape of the pairing of the inimitable Quireboys and the renascent Last Great Dreamers. Click the link to read what went down in the normally quiet village on the outskirts of Ballymena (hey):

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‘Women Of Rock Tour’ – Pontypool, The Dragonffli – 8 April 2017 Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:30

Jade-Ball Dan-Fry Digital-CriminalsProving not only that the live music scene is definitely kicking ass in southern Wales, but that the women of rock ‘n’ roll can do so with equal measure to their male companions, David O’Neill once again headed into the valleys to catch this four band bill of diverse bands which well and truly got his weekend off to the best possible start:

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Duncan Reid & The Big Heads/Spizzenergi/Role Models – Camden, The Black Heart – 11 April 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 22 April 2017 04:00

Duncan Reid Facebook photoIt was a warm humid night in London, so it must be something special to get Dom Daley up to the big smoke on a school night.  We guess Duncan Reid playing a show to preview his brand new studio album was a good enough reason and having those Role Models on board is the cherry on the icing on the cake, our man reckons. Click the link to get all the punk rock biz:

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