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The Ghost Of A Rock Legend Scuppered Our Album: The Story Of 'The Boys' Print E-mail
Written by Matt Dangerfield   
Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:40

The BoysExactly 40 years ago today, a then unknown band called, perhaps appropriately, The Boys, released their self-titled debut album. Little did they know that it would change the face of music, and especially pop punk, forever. On the anniversary of the album’s release, band founder and frontman Matt Dangerfield looks back on the story behind it, just on the other side of this link:

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Voodoo Six/Skam/The Dukes of Bordello – Sheffield, The Corporation – 16 September 2017 Print E-mail
Written by Geno D   
Saturday, 23 September 2017 04:00

Voodoo Six Sheffield 2017Voodoo Six are currently ripping up stages across Shit Island in support of their brilliant new album, ‘Make Way for The King’. And they’ve brought Uber faves Skam along for the ride! Woohoo, sounds like a bill too good to resist – well, we didn’t, and blooded our new team of Geno D and Claire Simmons by dispatching them post haste when they pulled into Sheffield last weekend:

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Cradle Of Filth - ‘Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Friday, 22 September 2017 04:40

COF CryptoriaGerald Stansbury admits that, over the past 20-odd years, not all of Cradle Of Filth’s albums have connected with him.  So, what would he think of the band’s 12th studio album, unleashed upon an unsuspecting Überverse this very day?  Well, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? And to click the link and get lost in it’s dark embrace:

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Ice War – ‘Ice War’ (Shadow Kingdom Records) Print E-mail
Written by Phil Cooper   
Friday, 22 September 2017 04:20

Ice War artworkIce War – or, rather, Jo Capitalicide – believes in keeping his metal simple, taking it back to its roots and eschewing all the fancy modern trickery and sub-categories which have made their way into the genre… Looking to deliver a hard-hitting metal album that has its roots firmly entrenched in the early days of metal with a rounded sound that owes nothing to the more modern stylings, can Ice War provide a fresh delivery to a classic sound? Phil Cooper has the answers on the other side of this link:

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Belphegor – ‘Totenritual’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Friday, 22 September 2017 04:00

Belphegor - Totenritual - Artworkapproved small 2013Some people might have thought UR boss Mark Ashby is mellowing in his old age, what with all the country and blues albums he has been reviewing of late… nothing could be further from the truth, as now proves by turning up the speakers and thrashing like a maniac to some good old-fashioned black metal. Click the link to find out why he reckons that this, the 11th album from Austrian blasphemers, is a masterpiece of the genre:

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The Darts ‘Me.Ow’ (Dirty Water Records) Print E-mail
Written by Gerald Stansbury   
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:40

The Darts artworkWith one half of the band – drummer Nicole Laurenne and bassist Christina Nunez – previously having been members of The Love Me Nots, The Darts had already gone a long way towards winning over Gerald Stansbury to their new project… so, would he find that their debut album would indeed be the cat’s whiskers?  Click the link to find out:

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Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – ‘Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real’ (Fantasy Records) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:20

LukasNelsonTPOTR rgbLukas Nelson is the son of one musical legend and a close collaborator with another – but does that stop him ploughing his own furrow as, ten years into his career, he finally gets around to releasing his debut album? Click the link to find out all about his famous connections and whether or not these have had any bearing on his own sound:

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Dyscarnate – ‘With All Their Might’ (Unique Leader Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 21 September 2017 04:00

Dyscarnate - With All Their Might ArtworkQuite how UK death metal trio Dyscarnate have been so shamefully underappreciated by the metal community, both on their home turf and abroad, is something of a mystery to our man Jonni D, as he reckons that, with three albums under their belt and over a decade into their career, these lads have been the most consistent purveyors of death metal on this side of the Atlantic. Click the link to find out why he reckons they might be just about to break through with all their might:

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The Gun Club – ‘Elvis From Hell’ (Bang! Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:40

The Gun Club artworkIt seems like only yesterday that Dom Daley was mulling over some plundering of bedroom demos and recordings from The Gun Club and Jeffrey Lee Pierce.  Now, he’s delving back into the JLP archive with this newly unearthed double dose of more gems and rareties, and revelling in the experience. Click the link to find out more:

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Paradise Lost – ‘Medusa’ (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
Written by Rich Hobson   
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:20

Paradise Lost - MedusaOn a constant path of reinvention, Paradise Lost have never been a band to shy away from taking musical left turns whenever the mood took them. The only consistent throughout their career has been a dogged adherence to reinventing the wheel in expanding the boundaries of what a band could achieve within doom metal. without alienating their fanbase. So why should ‘Medusa’, the band’s 15th studio album, be any different? Rich Hobson has the answers:

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Bigfoot – ‘Bigfoot’ (Frontiers) Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 04:00

Bigfoot artworkapproved small 2013What’s that we here stomping its way out of Wigan and into big bad rock ‘n’ roll Überverse?  Is it the Abominable Snowman? Or a Yeti? No, it’s five lads on a mission, to rock your world to its foundations with their particular brand of riffage. Click the link to find out why David O’Neill is already converted to their cause:

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Josh Todd & The Conflict – ‘Year Of The Tiger’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:30

Josh Todd Conflict artworkFollowing the surprise departure of guitarist Keith Nelson earlier this year, Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd decided to go solo – well, sort of, as he brought rhythm guitarist Steve Dacanay and drummer Sean Winchester along for the ride as well.  Our man Double D gets his claws into the project’s debut album and finds himself slightly conflicted by what he hears:

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Kickin Valentina – ‘Imaginary Creatures’ (Mighty Music) Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:00

imgcreaturesalbum1UR boss Mark Ashby came across the name Kickin Valentina a few years back when he got a friend request on ye olde social media from a guy who turned out not only to have a connection to his past but also to be the drummer in said band… Click the link to find out why, a little way down the timeline, the fates once again aligned and da Monk man found that he wasn’t imagining things when their new album arrived on his doorstep:

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Trucker Diablo – ‘Fighting For Everything’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by David O'Neill   
Monday, 18 September 2017 04:30

Trucker Diablo - FFEYou sort of know what to expect from a new Trucker Diablo album: big riffs, big hooks, big choruses – everything big, in fact. And their fourth album delivers just that – and more, as it is their heaviest, and also their most personal to date. Click the link as David O’Neill explains just what keeps the big truck rollin’:

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Midnite City – ‘Midnite City’ (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 18 September 2017 04:00

MIDNITE CITY 3000x3000pxHaving team up with the workaholic and Brit AOR guru that is Pete Newdeck, Rob Wylde is about to deliver a new album which is quite possible career-defining. Certainly, it is one he has always threatened, and wanted to make – and one which our very own ‘Prince Of Parp’ has been eagerly anticipating. Get ready to mop up the drool as he takes a stroll through the streets of Midnite City, right on the other side of this link:

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The Singles Club - Sensational September Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:30

Mick JaggerIn all the time he’s done the Singles Club, Dom Daley has come across some fantastic singles. It’s a format he can't get enough of and, whilst it might now come in many guises and formats, he still loves hearing a great single by a band or singer. But even he reckons that his month’s batch, without exception, is the strongest and finest selection to date. Click the link to find out why:

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