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Wolfsbane - 'Howling Mad Shitheads : The Best Of Wolfsbane' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 02 January 2010 14:56

1wolfusethmA 'Best Of' collection with the songs picked by the band themselves and available only at gigs, Dom Daley finds much to like on Wolfsbane's 'Howling Mad Shitheads' release....

 

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NME The Album 2009 (Warner) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 22:15

nmethmDom Daley was a good boy all year so, for Xmas, he got the album he had been dreaming about. With tears in his eyes and angels kissing his ears he lets you, the humble Über Röck reader, into his fantasy world of hit indie singles.....

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SOS - 'Adult Situations' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:46

2804-sos_adultsituationsNew York City's "heavy melodic groove merchants" SOS formed back in 1995 and, for their fifth release, offer up the hefty dose of rock known as 'Adult Situations' - Gaz E investigates further......

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The Lost Souls Club – 'Five Track Demo EP' – (Hill Valley Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 08:58
Lost_Souls_Club_thmbThe Lost Souls Club maybe a musical home for the heartbroken and dreamers and be full of deviants, delinquents and deadbeats, but the band certainly know how to rip up a musical storm.  Johnny H gets his membership card and reviews their demo EP here....
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Killing Mood – ‘Just Another Love Song’ (GMR Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 08:32
Killing_Mood_thmbBloody Hell!!!! This CD has certainly had us scratching our heads, I can tell you. A country/bluegrass CD reviewed by Uber Rock? Never? Well, you better believe it, as Johnny H explores the delights of Killing Mood......
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Gun - 'Popkiller' (Townsend Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 20 December 2009 16:06

gunthumbapproved_smallGun return with former Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson replacing Mark Rankin as the band's singer. How will long term fans of the band react to this, and new mini-album 'Popkiller' - read on to find out.....

 

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Nervous Breakdown - 'Never Green' (Yes No Wave Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 19 December 2009 22:21

1nervthmHailing from Jakarta, Indonesia, Nervous Breakdown have been around in some form since 2006 but still sound really raw, peddling old school skatepunk a la Suicidal Tendencies. Darrel Sutton checks out a band who are fast, mad and full of youthful enthusiasm....

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Sgt. Roxx - 'Weapons Of Miss Distraction' (Eonian Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 19 December 2009 21:41

sgtroxxthmDom 'Downboys' Daley completes his cock rock quadrilogy with this sleezin', teezin' review of 'Weapons Of Miss Distraction' by the fantastically named Sgt. Roxx......

 

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Insomnium - 'Across The Dark' (Candlelight Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 18 December 2009 18:30

insomthumb"If you like Scandinavian blackened death/thrash/metal which is at times atmospheric, at times brutal, and musically very accomplished give this a spin." So says Darrel 'Doombringer' Sutton on the new album by Insomnium.....

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Dr. Grind - 'Speechless' (Eonian Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 December 2009 14:34

drgrindthbIf any of you feared that the Dokken references in the previous review were a one-off, then prepare to rest easy........Dom 'Dream Warrior' Daley gets his guyliner in a mess as he sheds a tear for the good ol' days of hair metal heaven....

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Marya Roxx - '21?!' The EP (EAA) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 22:20

maryathumbJust what it is about Marya Roxx? What does this girl possess that has convinced some major players in the world of rock to take her under their wings? Gaz E investigates. Also, read on for a chance to win a copy of the EP.....

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Mommy Sez No - 'Hotwaterburnbaby' (MSN Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 31 December 2009 21:55

mommyseznoWith possibly the best album cover of 2009 and guest appearances from Jason Voorhees and The Cryptkeeper, no self respecting horror punk fan could go on killing spree without having 'Hotwaterburnbaby' as its splattery soundtrack......

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The Bermondsey Joyriders – ‘Self Titled’ (Cherry Red Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 30 December 2009 10:39
Bermondsey_Album_thmbapproved_smallWham Bam, Thank You Ma'am! The Bermondsey Joyriders debut album is a musical smash and grab raid of your senses according to Johnny H. Find out exactly what he's on about here....
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Backyard Babies – ‘Them XX Box Set’ (Sony Sweden/Versity Rights) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 29 December 2009 08:43
Backyard_Babies_Them_XX_thmbBackyard Babies mean a lot of things to a lot of people.  Having carved out a twenty-year career in Rock 'n' Roll, the band have just released an Anniversary Book/Box Set called 'Them XX' to mark the occasion.  Johnny H get his claws into the beast and finds himself in Heaven (2.9)....
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The Quireboys - 'A Bit Of What You Fancy' 20th Anniversary Edition (EMI) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 20 December 2009 16:33

qboythmWhat better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of your debut album than to rerelease it in a shiny new remastered edition with bonus tracks? None! Dom Daley can't believe it has been two decades since he was first offered 'A Bit Of What You Fancy'

 

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Teenage Casket Company - 'Best Friend Is My Radio' (Trashpit Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 20 December 2009 15:52

1tccthm2009 has certainly been an interesting year for Teenage Casket Company. Reforming then finding themselves losing a bandmember hasn't dampened their ability to write yet another kickass catchy tune.....

 

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Born To Expire - 'Soothsayer' EP (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Saturday, 19 December 2009 22:10

1bornthmDrawing on a sizeable Crowbar influence, New York's Born To Expire peddle some of the heaviest metalcore that you'll hear in this lifetime......and their 'Soothsayer' EP is available as a free download.....

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Strike Twice - 'Self Titled' (Eonian Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 19 December 2009 21:28

strikethumbAnother day, another hair metal curio from Dom 'Dirty White Boy' Daley - this time Poison, Shark Island and Skid Row get namechecked as he dips his snakeskin-clad toe in the waters of the self titled album by Strike Twice......

 

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Manegarm - 'Nattvasen' (Regain Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 18 December 2009 15:23

manethumbDespite the press release emphasising the folkier elements and instrumentation of Manegarm's music this album really does have a very solid trad metal feeling to it. Darrel Sutton is as metal and traditional as they come so who better than he to review this Swedish slab o' metal?!....

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Felony - 'Helltown Hotel' (Eonian Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 18 December 2009 14:07

felonythumbFor those of you worried that we don't mention Dokken enough on Über Röck, now is the time for calm. Dom 'Danger' Daley rocks out with his cock out as he reviews the first of a sleazy slew of hair metal humdingerz from Eonian Records.....

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Abraxus - 'Wretched Existence' (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 21:42

abraxusthumbMixing hyperspeed, monstrous looping riffs that you can't help but bang your head to and enough aggression to make an army shit blood, Abraxus appear to have found a friend in Darrel Sutton...

 

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