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Dee Snider – ‘We Are The Ones’ (earMUSIC) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 03:00

Dee Snider We Are The OnesWith the demise of Twisted Sister, frontman Dee Snider recently released his third solo album.  Uber Rock boss Mark Ashby felt he was the only one who could take on the task of getting under the skin of one of rock n roll’s true original characters and behind the drama of this ten song collection.  Click the link to discover the story behind one of our editor-in-chief's most ear-opening experiences of the year to date...

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Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons – ‘Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons’ EP (Motorhead Music/UDR Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:30

Phil Campbell ATBHaving spent the majority of his adult life guitar slinging alongside the legendary Lemmy, Phil Campbell now emerges from the late metal maestro's towering shadow with his own project. And, as the band name suggests, he's brought his family along for the ride!  Uber Rock's very own 'Prince Of Parp' Dave Prince decides to get down and heavy for a change as he wraps his ears around the debut EP from Mr Campbell and his Bastard Sons...

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Electric Six – ‘Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres’ (Metropolis Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 03:00

Electric Six - Fresh BloodNick Russell’s knowledge and experience with Detroit’s Electric Six is probably pretty much the same as the majority of people: the band that did those fucking annoying hit singles ‘Danger!High Voltage’ and ‘Gay Bar’ that are still on heavy rotation down your local club every Saturday night. But, as our man finds out, that is to do does a huge dis-service to a band with history that spans 20 years and, now, 12 albums. Buckle up, folks, ‘cos the review is on the side of the link…

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Brujeria – ‘Pocho Aztlan’ (Nuclear Blast Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nick Russell   
Monday, 28 November 2016 03:30

Brujcover550When metal luchadors Brujeria first emerged with their debut album, ‘Matando Gueros’, back in 1993, there was a bit of mystique and intrigue about them. Twenty-three years on and we know exactly who they are: any number of luminaries from the death/grind scene, some more obvious than others. Now back with their first album in 16 years – and an appearance at Bloodstock on the horizon for next summer – Nick Russell is the man tasked with lifting the bandana and exploring the music behind it…

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Tyla J Pallas Band – ‘The Extraordinarily Fine Line Between Love & Hate’ (King Outlaw Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 28 November 2016 03:00

Tyla J Pallas Band artworkWhat better way to kick off the new week than with a dose of the inimitable Mr Tyla J Pallas and his latest double CD offering? Yes, you read that right – double CD!! The man does nothing else but offer value for money, as Uber Rock’s Dom Daley found out when he gave his considered listening time to said opus from one of British rock n roll’s most prolific talents…

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Stormzone / Divides Unfold / Saint Sapphire – Belfast, The Pavilion – 19 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Sunday, 27 November 2016 03:00

Stormzone - BelfastUber Rock’s Marc Leach recently found himself on the horns of a dilemma – two gigs on the same night. Fortunately for our newest recruit, the two gigs followed one after the other, giving the man with a plan time to leave one venue and get to the second one in time to catch this rare intimate performance by Northern Irish metal titans Stormzone…

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Planet of Zeus / Triggerman / Skypilot – Belfast, Voodoo – 23 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:30

Planet of Zeus - Belfast - Nov 2016Uber Rock head honcho Mark Ashby first came across Greek psychedelic stoner crew Planet of Zeus when they opened for Clutch almost exactly a year ago to this very evening. Now, with a new album – the wonderful ‘Loyal To The Pack’ – under their belts, the Athenians returned to Belfast, a mere 367 days later, to headline in their own right.  And guess who was front and centre (well, slightly off of it) to report from the frontline?

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DALLAS FRASCA – The Uber Rock Interview Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 03:00

Dallas Frasca Belfast November 2016Melbourne alt-rock trio DALLAS FRASCA recently celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band by releasing a new EP, ‘Dirt Buzz’, and then promptly hitting the road for an extensive European tour supporting Ugly Kid Joe. Thirty-five shows into the run, it stopped off in Belfast, where Uber Rock’s Marc Leach caught up with the woman behind the band’s moniker to chat about… well, changing hairstyles among other things! Intrigued? Well, you know what to do…

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Tigercub – ‘Abstract Figures In The Dark’ (Alcopop Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 25 November 2016 03:30

Tigercub - AbstractCausing something of a stir down in bohemian Brighton, our man Dom Daley reckons south coast upstarts Tigercub have the chops and now an album of big – no, make that BIG – songs with which to make you sit up and pay attention… so, click the link and do just that…

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Narnia - 'Narnia' (Narnia Songs) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Friday, 25 November 2016 03:00

Narnia album coverAh, Narnia. The mythical land created by Belfast-born author and theologian C.S. Lewis, who in fact this very week was commemorated in his native city with the opening of a beautiful new civic square, populated with statues from his series of books detailing the adventures of the Pevensie children beyond their wardrobe door… It’s a literary masterpiece which also inspired a Swedish Christian neoclassical progressive power metal band of whom our newest recruit Marc Leach has long been a fan. But, would he find their latest, self-titled opus equally inspiring, or would it be a case of the Black Friday blues?

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Black Peaks – Statues (Sony Music) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 04:00

Black Peaks StatuesDrawing sonic comparisons with acts as diverse as Tool, Dillinger Escape Plan and Deftones, it’s fair to say that Black Peaks are most definitely not your average hardcore bruisers.  And with Uber Rock's Rich Hobson throwing phrases like "prog" and "alt-rock" and comparisons to Shellac into the mix, there certainly has to be a lot going on sonically with this crew from the south of England.  Click the link to find out more...

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Juliette Lewis - 'Future Deep' (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:30

Juliette Lewis - Future DeepFollowing the reformation of Juliette & The Licks for a successful run of shows over the summer months, Juliette Lewis now returns with her first new music in nearly a decade. 'Future Deep' is a seven-track solo EP, a collaboration with Cage The Elephant's Brad Schultz, Jared Champion and Matthan Minster.  Uber Rock's Ben Hughes wouldn't reveal if he spent as much time ogling the arse rather prominently displayed on the cover as he did listening to the opus... but he must have done a fair bit of the latter, as clicking the link will reveal:

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Hard Rock Hell X – Hafan y Môr – 12 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby and The Dark Queen   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:30

Ratt - HRH X 1So, the Uber Rock crue of Monk and The Dark Queen made it, relatively intact, to the third and final day of the tenth anniversary edition of Hard Rock Hell, where all sorts of delights awaited their aural and visual feasting... Herself was most anxious to get up close and personal with a certain member of a certain headline band - but we'll leave that aside for now and instead concentrate on what is on the other side of the link...

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Ugly Kid Joe/Dallas Frasca - Belfast, Limelight 1 - 12 November 2016 Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:00

Ugly Kid Joe Belfast November 2016 1A little more than four years ago, Californian rock 'n' roll hooligans Ugly Kid Joe forced Belfast's recently refurbished and rebranded Limelight 1 to open its doors somewhat earlier than the venue's owners had planned.  In the intervening period, the happy-go-lucky surf rockers have twice returned to the scene of the crime, most recently at the end of a gruelling European tour, with Aussie crew Dallas Frasca in tow. Uber Rock's Marc Leach was there to report from the pit...

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Datura 4 – ‘Hairy Mountain’ (Alive Naturalsound Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Kardasz   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:30

Datura 4Embarking on our global travels once again, we also welcome back Jonathan Kardasz, who travels geopgraphically and temporally - to the other side of the globe and back in time to the Seventies - as he surveys the psychedelic landscape of the 'Hairy Mountain', the second album from the latest Aussie combo to tickle UR's fancy, Datura 4.  Click the link to find out more...

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Baby Scream – ‘Life's A Trap’ (Baby Scream Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 03:00

Baby ScreamYesterday it was Germany. Today, Uber Rock's continuing quest for the best new underground music takes us to South America - Argentina, in fact, where Dom Daley discovered the joys of the one-man power pop machine that is Juan Pablo Mazzola and his Baby Scream project - and an album that has our man quoting Frankie Miller, Marc Bolan and the mighty Trigger Mcpoopshute in the same review... Click the link to find out what he's on about:

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