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Black Sabbath – ‘Heaven And Hell/Mob Rules/Live Evil' Expanded Editions (Universal) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 06:00
Heaven_thmbapproved_smallContinuing in the tradition of Universal's award winning Ozzy Osbourne era Black Sabbath Expanded Edition CD's, these three Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath albums gave Johnny H a reason to turn it up loud and strap on that left handed Gibson SG air guitar just one more time.
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FM - 'Metropolis' (Riff City Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Tuesday, 06 April 2010 06:00

fmthumbJohnny H's favourite band - featuring his identical face twin Pete Jupp on drums - FM return with 'Metropolis' and, guess what, Über Röck's very own Derek Oliver loves it like a brother! Parpin' Dave Prince explains......

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Sahara Steel - 'Self Titled' (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Blakout   
Monday, 05 April 2010 06:30

saharathmParp Aid pioneer Matt Blakout tackles the self titled album from Sahara Steel in his never ending quest for cutting edge cock rock. Remixed by Beautiful Creatures guitarist Anthony Focx, this album should appeal to fans of Dokken, Bulletboys and Steelheart who, apparently, do exist...

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Solution 45 – ‘For Eons Past’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Sunday, 04 April 2010 06:00
Solution_45_thmbWithin their native Sweden, Solution 45 are seen as something of a "heavy metal super group", but will Nev Brooks get to grips with what the band like to term their own brand of melodic death metal on the band's debut album 'For Eons Past'.
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Scorpions – ‘Sting In The Tail’ (Sony) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 03 April 2010 06:00
Scorpions_-_Sting_in_the_Tail_thmbStudio album number seventeen for Germany's premier rock band Scorpions, and it's also their last. Herr H discovers that there's life in the old dogs yet as he uncovers their all-new opus 'Sting In The Tail'.
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The Famous Class - 'Make Or Break' (TFC Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Thursday, 01 April 2010 06:00

famousclassthmNew heirs to the pop punk throne? That's how highly Dave Prince rates The Famous Class, a hot new UK band with a definite buzz about them at this moment in time. Read on for five reasons why life feels good!

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Divided Multitude - 'Guardian Angel' (Silverwolf Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 06:00

dividedthumbA progressive power metal war horse, Divided Multitude would be best described to the uninitiated as a hybrid of In Flames, Nevermore and, due to Eskild Kløften's stunningly effective keyboard work, Dream Theater. Matt Phelps checks out their third full length album 'Guardian Angel.'

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Obiat - ‘Eye Tree Pi’ (SmallStone Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 07:00
Obiat_thmbapproved_smallPicture yourself in a room. It's pitch black, the air is heavy with Eastern spices and the sound that is emanating from the stereo in the corner is bass heavy, tripped out, sludge rock of the heaviest kind. Welcome to Nev Brooks' inner sanctum and welcome everyone to the world of Obiat.
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Phantom X – ‘This Is War’ (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 06:00
phantomthumbJoin David Whistance as he battles against all that is false metal with Dallas heavy metallers Phantom X, as they cordially invite you to join their battalion of heavy metal warriors on the band's third album, 'This Is War'.
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Ancestral Legacy – ‘Nightmare Diaries’ (Femme Metal Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 29 March 2010 06:00
NightmareDiaries_thmbIt's taken Norwegian metallers Ancestral Legacy ten years to get to record their debut album 'Nightmare Diaries'. So is David Whistance going to reign (in blood) on their first album parade?
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Colours Of One - 'Bad News Makes Big Noise' (Rogues Gallery Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Sunday, 28 March 2010 06:00

coloursthumbColours Of One release seven track mini album 'Bad Writer Makes Big Mistakes'...err....I mean 'Bad News Makes Big Noise' and Dave The Prince was on hand to dish out the damning verdict. As if, he loves this kinda shit!!!

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Subsource - 'Tales From The Doombox' (Doombox Recordings) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 05 April 2010 06:45

subsourcethumb'Tales From The Doombox', the debut album from genre-hopping UK mob Subsource, attempts to blur the lines between several musical movements, but can they pull it off? Gaz E is in the house to find out......

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Burzum - 'Belus' (Byelobog Productions/Plastic Head) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 05 April 2010 06:00

Burzum_Bellus_thmb'Belus' is Varg Vikernes' first album with Burzum since being released from prison in 2009. It's an eleven track celebration of all things Black and Metal, so who better to lay down his soul to the gods Rock 'n' Roll than our very own Count Darrel Sutton.   

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Rejected – 'Self Titled' (Mass Prod/Blind Destruction) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 04 April 2010 06:00
Rejected_thmbStalwarts of the UK hardcore punk scene Rejected release a new self-titled album that Darrel Sutton wants you all to know about. With song titles like 'Not In My Name' and 'Liberty Lost' you know this is going to be some pretty serious stuff. Find out exactly what he's raving on about here.
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Danger Angel - 'Self Titled' (Perris Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Blakout   
Friday, 02 April 2010 05:00

dangerthmTigertailz drummer Matt Blakout continues his quest to find the ultimate AOR album but, even with a guest appearance by the legendary Jeff Scott Soto, is in no danger of finding it on this self titled shiny disc.....

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Chris Laney - 'Only Come Out At Night' (Metal Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:00

laneythumbChris Laney only comes out at night. Understandable - that cue ball must burn like hell on a sunny day. With guest musicians including Bruce Kulick, Conny Bloom, Ian Haugland and Brian Robertson, this second solo outing leaves Dave Prince dizzy with excitement....

  

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Igneous Human - 'Pyroclastic Storms' (Tractor Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 05:00

igneousthumbDarrel Sutton checks out the eclectic range of influences contained within 'Pyroclastic Storms', the new album from metal Swedes Igneous Human....

 

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Bangalore Choir - 'On Target' Reissue (AOR Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 06:35

bangalorethumbDave Prince looks at the reissue of Bangalore Choir's 1992 album 'On Target' by AOR Heaven and reveals a nickname so hideous that even I couldn't have thought it up for him! Read on to witness DTP doin' the dance with hair metal history.....

 

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Greensleeves - ‘The Elephant Truth’ (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Monday, 29 March 2010 06:00
Greensleeves_thmbWhen ÜRHQ contacted Nev Brooks with the prospect of having a 'Brazilian' our brave colleague decided he'd take one for the team whatever the outcome.  Lucky for him then that the 'Brazilian' we had in mind was in fact Brazilian progressive metallers Greensleeves. Or maybe not...
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Adrenaline 101 - 'Twelve Step Program' (STF Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Sunday, 28 March 2010 06:10

101thmTrying to find success as a rock band in Switzerland can't be easy when the benchmark was set to epic proportions by legendary rock titans Krokus. Adrenaline 101 give it a go and Matt Phelps is in their denim 'n' leather corner.

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Haemorrhage - 'Grume/Apology For Pathology' Reissues (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 27 March 2010 08:30

apologythumbRelapse reissue the second and fifth albums from the back catalogue of Spanish goregrind pioneers Haemorrhage and Darrel Sutton is on horned hand to check them out for your future listening pleasure.....kind of.

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