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Disaffection - 'Begin The Revolution' (Bombworks Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 09 June 2010 05:00

disaffecthumbDarrel Sutton put the new album from Disaffection into his death deck and he was suddenly transported back a quarter of a century to a time of white baseball boots, cheap lager and wild windmilling. Read on to find out why.......

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Pearl - 'Little Immaculate White Fox' (Powerage) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 06:00

pearlthumbWith a hugely famous father, a metal legend of a husband, a stint as a "Crüe Slut" and an album featuring guest appearances from Jerry Cantrell and The Nuge, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Pearl Aday has had a lot of doors opened for her. Matt Phelps tells us that, in fact, she is ready to kick those doors down all by herself.......

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Vince Neil - 'Tattoos & Tequilas' (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 07 June 2010 06:00
VINCE_NEIL_-_Tattoos__Tequila_thmbSolo album number three for Mr Vince Neil, and this time around it's a semi autobiographical affair for his upcoming book by the same name. 'Tattoos & Tequilas' may not be about to save the planet, but as David Whistance finds out it contains some of the purest bubblegum rock you'll find around in 2010.
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Lifescreen - 'Connexions' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Monday, 07 June 2010 05:30

lifescreenthumbNo fear of Matt Phelps 'Opting Out' when faced with the prospect of reviewing 'Connexions', the latest self released album from Leeds-based noiseniks Lifescreen. Big riffs are on the menu and Matt's stomach is rumbling for rock!!!

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VK Lynne - 'Whiskey Or Water' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Sunday, 06 June 2010 05:10

vkthumb'Whisky Or Water' chronicles the past three years in the life of bluesy rocker VK Lynne, three years dealing with Hollywood, love, religious hypocrisy and anorexia. Dave Prince is an expert in all four of these troubles so he was the obvious choice to check out the lady rock.

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Mark Sweeney - 'All In' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Saturday, 05 June 2010 05:30

markthumbShut it! This ain't a quality television show of a golden age, this is an album full of pop rock that features the guest appearances of former members of both Kiss and Accept. That's got you excited, eh?! Read on for the MOR lowdown.......

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D.O.A. - 'Talk - Action = 0' (Sudden Death Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 04 June 2010 05:45

doathumbCredited with coining the term 'hardcore', Canadian legends D.O.A. return with an album that is named after their slogan - Talk minus Action equals Zero. Darrel Sutton checks out the kings of punk, hockey and beer.

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Glyder - 'Yesterday Today And Tomorrow' (SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 06:00
Glyder_thmbIt's time for album number three from Irish bad boys of classic rock Glyder, the prophetically named 'Yesterday Today And Tomorrow'. David Whistance ponders the band's next steps as the natural successors to Mamas Boys or possibly even the mighty Thin Lizzy.
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Exodus - 'Exhibit B : The Human Condition' (Nuclear Blast) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 05:00

exodusthumbBay Area thrash legends Exodus return with 'Exhibit B : The Human Condition', their ninth studio album. Produced by Andy Sneap this album, says Darrel Sutton, is Exodus and thrash at its best - read on to find out why.....

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Final Axe - 'Beyond Hell's Gate - Collectors Edition' (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:00

Final_Axe_thmbThe phrases 'Underground Classic' and 'Christian Metal' are ones seldom bandied around together, but when it comes to Final Axe's 'Beyond Hell's Gate' David Whistance is first through Über Röck's church doors to get a piece of the action. Add a member of Stryper to proceedings and he's talking reissue of the year...surely not?

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Bronz - 'Carried By The Storm' (Your Tune Music) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 01 June 2010 06:00

bronz_carried_thmbNearly twenty-five years in the making, UK rockers Bronz finally release their second full album the prophetically named 'Carried By The Storm'. We asked David Whistance to roll up his satin jacket sleeves, strap on his air keyboard and step into the eye of the storm for a feast of AOR.

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Svölk - 'Self Titled' (Tuba Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 05:30

svolkthumbapproved_smallStandard advice when faced with a bear - play dead. Über Röck advice when faced with Norwegian bear metal - play loud! Gaz E gets grizzly with Svölk.

 

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Kingdom Of Sorrow - 'Behind The Blackest Tears' (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 07 June 2010 05:45

kingdomthumbapproved_smallFeaturing Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta and Kirk Windstein of Crowbar and Down, Kingdom Of Sorrow unleash their second album and Darrel Sutton, with ears ableeding and horns aloft, thinks this album is massive - read on to find out why he rates it so damn highly......

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Biters - 'Self Titled EP' (Underrated) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 06 June 2010 05:30

bitersthumb'Hellbound And Heartless' by The Heart Attacks gets on the ÜR stereo more times than a duster. Splitting up after the frontman was chosen to sew mail sacks instead of the seeds of rock 'n' roll, from the ashes of one cool band rises another. Dom Daley checks out the five track debut from Biters.

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Wiser Time - 'Beggars And Thieves' (Wisertime Music Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 05 June 2010 06:00

wiserthumbNamed after a tune by The Black Crowes and actually sounding more like the band in their pomp than they actually now do themselves, Dom Daley looks at the new album from Wiser Time. Guess which band he mentions in the review?

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U.L.F. - 'Entertainers & Soldiers' (Retroactive Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Craggy   
Saturday, 05 June 2010 05:00

ulfthumbCraggy agreed to write for Über Röck on one condition; if any material from Ulf Christiansson (founder of legendary Christian rockers Jerusalem) turned up at ÜRHQ, then he had to review it. Absolutely, positively had to review his all-time favourite artist. Here, my friends, is written proof that dreams do come true......

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Ballbreaker - 'Daddy Long Legs' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 04 June 2010 05:00

ballthumbRising from the ashes of an AC/DC tribute band like a bunch of musicians with instruments, Ballbreaker threw their B-movie inspired new album at Dom 'Showers' Daley to see if it would stick. It didn't.

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Annihilator - 'Self Titled' (Earache Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 03 June 2010 05:30

annithumbTwenty one years after releasing their debut album, Jeff Waters and Annihilator return with this, their self titled thirteenth album. Matt Phelps checks out the nine new tracks and a Van Halen cover before preparing himself for a dynamite enema.....

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Anathema - 'We're Here Because We're Here' (KScope) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:00
Anathema86pxWhat better way to relax at the end of a long hard day at work than with the new album from Liverpool ambient/prog/doom rockers Anathema? Well that's what Russ P asks as he devours the band's 'We're Here Because We're Here' opus like the musical equivalent of his favourite Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
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H.E.A.T. - 'Freedom Rock' (StormVox) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 05:45

heathumbHighly rated Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T. unleash the P.A.R.P. on 'Freedom Rock', their second full album on cult actor Peter Stormare's record label. David Prince, he of troubled record collection and Aorsperger's Syndrome, decides if this record is a winner or for the wood chipper.

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Kani - 'Rockabeast' (Nicotine Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Monday, 31 May 2010 06:00

Kani_thmbIf a hairy creature in a leather jacket ain't gonna get you interested in checking out an album then nothing will! Nev Brooks is a sucker for a beast in a bike jacket so, with horns set to stun, he attempts to tame the 'Rockabeast', the new album from Italian rock 'n' rollers Kani

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