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Grand Magus - ‘Triumph and Power’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Thursday, 30 January 2014 03:00

Grand Magusapproved small 2013Grand Magus play heavy metal music, Jim Rowland loves heavy Metal music, so will the coming together for the two for this ‘Triumph and Power’ album review be a marriage made in heavy metal heaven? Broadswords at the ready Uber Rockers as we enter a world that many will never return from.

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...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - 'Tao of The Dead Part III' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 03:00

TrailTao3coverartFunded via a PledgeMusic campaign, 'Tao of The Dead Part III' is ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead's 20 minute follow up EP to 2011's epic prog masterpiece 'Tao Of The Dead'. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes splashed the cash, sat back, and got lost in music. Possibly even caught in a trap. Hit that link and there's no turning back.....

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Sex Pistols - 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' High Fidelity Pure Audio (Universal) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 03:00

Bollocks coverIncluded in the second wave of Universal's High Fidelity Pure Audio releases, how would 'Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols' fare with the ultra high quality audio of this new format for Blu-ray technology? Uber Rock's Gaz E pressed play.....

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The Treatment - ‘Running With The Dogs’ (Spinefarm Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Monday, 27 January 2014 03:00

The Treatment - Running With The Dogs ArtworkExpectations are high for the sophomore release from Cambridge hard rockers The Treatment, after touring the globe with just about every man and his dog, christening their upcoming album ‘Running With The Dogs’ could be seen as the band’s stake in the ground as they look to step up and join the big guns. So is ‘Running With The Dogs’ the mutt’s nuts or a piece of pavement pipicaca? Mark Ashby is the man with all the answers.

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Vintage Concert Bill: The Return of KISS - September 1979 Print E-mail
Written by Bill Lindsey   
Sunday, 26 January 2014 03:00

billblogkiss201486What could be better than seeing KISS on their 'Dynasty' tour, with Judas Priest in support, no less? How about meeting Paul, Gene, Ace and Peter in a record store meet and greet the day before the show?! Impaler's Bill Lindsey was there, and to celebrate the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, dedicates his first feature of 2014 to 'The Return Of KISS'.....

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The Uber Rock Radio Show: Episode 30 Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 25 January 2014 03:00

URradio86Joined in the BRfm studio by a big player in the world of glunk and an even bigger box of new Uber Rock merchandise, Gaz, Johnny and Watkins almost remembered that they had a radio show to do as they celebrated 30 episodes of possibly the silliest audio exercise in radio history. Hit read more for details and Listen Again podcast links.....

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Rainbow - ‘The Singles Box Set 1975 - 1986’ (Universal Music) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Friday, 24 January 2014 03:00

Rainbow BoxDuring the early ‘80s Uber Rock resident glunk rock Mekon Johnny H was a full on fan of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ hard rockers Rainbow, even when they turned AOR he still stayed loyal, well to a point. Three decades on and Universal Music have seen fit to bring together all the band’s singles in a definitive box set of their career, so there was only ever one man for this review. What will he make of it all? Click the link and you’ll soon find out.

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The Ginger Wildheart Band - 'Albion' (Self Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 23 January 2014 03:00

albioncoverIt started out as 'Practical Musician', yet mutated into 'Albion' - yes, it's the new album from Ginger Wildheart, again released via a PledgeMusic campaign. Uber Rock's Ben Hughes checks out the fifteen tracks (count 'em!) making up the pledgers-only version of the album, telling the doubters to chill motherfuckers, chill.....

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Skindred - ‘Kill The Power’ (DoubleCross Records) Print E-mail
Written by Ian Bell   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 03:00

Skindredapproved small 2013Studio album number five from Newport’s finest ragga metallers Skindred, and ‘Kill The Power’ find long term fan Ian Bell chomping at the bit to get his top off and do the Newport Helicopter. So question is “are you ready to join our man?” If you are, then click the ‘Read More’ link…NOW!!!!

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Sister - 'Disguised Vultures' (Metal Blade) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 03:00

Sister-DisguisedVulturesSwedish serial sleazesters Sister release their second album for Metal Blade, 'Disguised Vultures', later this month and Uber Rock's Gaz E, after tipping the band for bigger things before they got signed, sits back and offers a wry smile while listening to the impressive new ten-tracker.....

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The Peckham Cowboys - ‘10 Tales From The Gin Palace’ (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 20 January 2014 03:00

Gin Palace coverapproved small 2013Since their arrival on the scene back in 2010, The Peckham Cowboys have been as unconventional as they are irrepressible. However with the band about to release their second album, the wonderfully monikered ‘10 Tales From The Gin Palace’ Johnny H ponders over the fact that for the first time the band might be about to play by the rules. Album Of The Year 2014 in January? Has our man gone crazy? Read on to find out.

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Midnite Mixtape Massacre - Rich Jones - The Ginger Wildheart Band Print E-mail
Written by Rich Jones   
Sunday, 19 January 2014 03:00

Rich thmbIn preparation for Uber Rock’s review of ‘Albion’ the new album from The Ginger Wildheart Band which we will have online later this week, we asked Rich Jones to compile the perfect C90 containing the 13 songs that have stayed closest to his heart through the years. But first he just has to get other the small problem that most, if not all, face when putting together a Midnite Mixtape Massacre. That being, picking just 13 songs.

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Leatherwolf - 'Unchained Live' (NIL8 Records) Print E-mail
Written by Matt Phelps   
Saturday, 18 January 2014 03:20

leatherwolfunchainedcoverIf only there was an über scribe at URHQ so dedicated to the triple axe attack of US metal veterans Leatherwolf that he actually had a tattoo dedicated to the band... Step forward Uber Rock's Matt Phelps, a man who has shed blood for Leatherwolf, yet still approached their new live album with caution. Why? Read on to find out.....

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Living Dead Lights - 'Black Letters' (GB Sound) Print E-mail
Written by Gaz E   
Saturday, 18 January 2014 03:00

livingdeadlightsblackcoverapproved small 2013Los Angeles-based rockers Living Dead Lights have been waiting in the shadows in the hope of breaking big for long enough: now, with a former manager of Guns N' Roses behind them, the band has a fighting chance. Uber Rock's Gaz E finds a light at the end of the modern cock rock tunnel with their debut album, 'Black Letters'.....

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Toby Jepson - Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club - 11th January 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 17 January 2014 03:00

TJ thmbUber Rock’s Mark Ashby was fair quaking in his New Rocks ahead of this, his first gig of 2014, because not only did it mean a trip to one of his favourite venues anywhere in the world but also it was to witness a solo acoustic show from Mr Toby Jepson. Find out of the night lived up to our man’s high expectation by clicking the ‘Read More’ link.

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Iced Earth - ‘Plagues Of Babylon’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 03:00

Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon ArtworkFor over a quarter of a century US metal titans Iced Earth have been forging a path in the world of heavy metal driven throughout by the steely conviction of band’s main man Jon Schaffer. ‘Plagues Of Babylon’ the band’s eleventh studio album sees the band building on the critical acclaim of 2011’s ‘Dystopia’ for what Mark Ashby calls “apocalyptically epic in its scale”. Read on to find out more.

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