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Bonafide - 'Something's Dripping' (Black Lodge/Sound Pollution) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 16:52
  

Bonafidecoverthmbapproved_smallWhen the second album from Swedish rockers Bonafide hit the Uber Rock HQ sound system, we all collectively let out a rather ominously loud "Fucking Hell".  Find out why we all had this reaction when David Whistance finds out what's dripping in Pontus Snibb's musical cupboard and it's most certainly not bullshit.

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AC/DC – ‘Backtracks Guitar Amp Box Set’ (Sony) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Monday, 09 November 2009 08:16

acdc_thmbapproved_smallWithout doubt this has to stand as my most extravagant musical purchase of all time, I mean a box set that doubles up as an amp, c'mon you must be slightly intrigued to say the least.  I certainly was and I'm now £200 lighter of pocket as a result.  But is it worth the money?  Find out here.

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Slayer – ‘World Painted Blood’ (American Recordings/Sony) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Monday, 09 November 2009 07:50
 

Slayer_thmbapproved_smallDamned if they do, damned if they don't. Darrel Sutton discovers a 'World Painted Blood' breathes new life into the old dogs of thrash.  Just don't ask him if its 'Reign In Blood II', right!

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Nirvana 2002 - 'Recordings 89-91' (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 06 November 2009 10:34

1n2002thumbNo, not them.......Nirvana 2002 were vastly underrated yet highly influential Swedish death metal legends. 'Recordings 89-91' collects virtually everything that they ever recorded and Darrel Sutton urges you to "Buy or die!"

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The Shazam - 'Meteor' (Not Lame) Print E-mail
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Written by Neil Gibbs   
Thursday, 05 November 2009 00:21

Shazam_Meteor_thmbNever heard of The Shazam or powerpop wunderkid Hans Rotenberry? Those answering "No" hang your heads in shame and go to the back of the class as this band has been cranking out quality powerpop since their self-titled debut album first saw the light of day way back in 1998.

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Spit Like This - 'We Won't Hurt You (But We Won't Go Away)' Ultimate Edition (GMR Music Group) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 02 November 2009 19:22

1spitthumbapproved_smallWho better to review the lavish 'Ultimate Edition' of the Spit Like This album than the ultimate Über music nerd, Dom 'Doomsday' Daley? Twisted, dark, glam, sleazy, theatrical....this righteous redux is certainly something special......

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Villa Nova Junction - 'Self Titled' (Hellrow Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 02 November 2009 12:18

1villathumbGarage rock is the order of the day with the debut album from Malmo rawkers Villa Nova Junction. Dominic 'Disaster' Daley investigates....

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Bon Jovi - 'The Circle' (Island) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 22:35

1jovithumbRichie Sambora told Rolling Stone magazine earlier this year that new Bon Jovi album 'The Circle' was a return to rock 'n' roll for the band. Gaz E tells Uber Rock readers that Richie Sambora cannot know the meaning of the term 'rock 'n' roll'.......

 

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Guilt Machine – ‘On This Perfect Day’ (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 19:24

Gult_Machine_thmbIn 2009 Arjen Lucassen unveiled his latest musical project, Guilt Machine, a dynamic, epic journey of human nature. David Whistance gets up close and personal with the band's debut album  'On This Perfect Day'.

 

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Mean Streak – 'Metal Slave' (Black Lodge Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 14:27
Mean_Streak_thmbapproved_smallIt's time once more to wipe down your leathers, dust down those studded wrist bands and polish your bullet belts and submit yourself to 'Metal Slave' the debut album from Swedish power metallers Mean Streak.

 

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Grand Design – ‘Time Elevation’ (Metal Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 14:10
GRAND_DESIGN_-_TIME_ELEVATION_thmbGrand Design is the product of one Pelle Saether's musical imagination. Pelle is  the ex-Schizophrenic Circus vocalist, producer/engineer and soon to be heralded modern day melodic rock genius if 'Time Elevation' is anything to go on. 

 

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Von Benzo - 'Self Titled' (Orange Haze/Sound Pollution) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 09 November 2009 08:04

Von_Benzo_thmbScandinavian rockers Von Benzo like to tell us 'MTV Killed Rock N Roll' but David Whistance argues it's the shit role models that MTV buys into rather than the music station itself.  Find out what he means when he reviews Von Benzo's debut album.

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Coalesce - 'Ox' EP (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Friday, 06 November 2009 10:49

1coalthumbFollowing on from their critically acclaimed reunion release 'OX', Coalesce release the 'OX EP' to complete 'OX'...so to speak. Coalesce are pioneers of a genre yet to be defined and Darrel Sutton investigates.....

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Creed - 'Full Circle' (Wind Up Records/EMI) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 05 November 2009 00:33

Creed_Full_Circle_thmbScott Stapp rejoins Creed for their first album in five years, the Howard Benson produced 'Full Circle' - but is it any good? Can the band relive past glories? Rob Watkins finds out....

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Mama Kin - 'In The City' (Leon Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 23:38

Mama_Kin_thmbKarlstad, Sweden, 2001. Four guys make a drunken promise to form a band and take their first shot at naming their soon to be all conquering rock band. Someone suggests that the Aerosmith song 'Mama Kin' is a bit of a mission statement for a being a musician living on the edge and, before you could crab dance to your scarf festooned mic stand, a band was born.

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Saving Aimee - 'We're The Good Guys' (Hey You!) Print E-mail
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Written by Dave Prince   
Monday, 02 November 2009 12:30

1aimeethumbÜber Röck's very own future King Of Pop, Dave The Prince dips his pinky into the Justin Hawkins produced debut album by UK pop punkers Saving Aimee....

 

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Living Colour - 'The Chair In The Doorway' (Megaforce) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Saturday, 31 October 2009 16:24

The-Chair-in-the-Doorway-86approved_smallWhat's your favourite colour? Is Living Colour's new album 'The Chair In The Doorway' fit to stand alongside their early classics 'Vivid' and 'Time's Up'? What kind of chair is it exactly? Comfy, orthopedic or a rockin' chair? We're going through the door to find out.

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Soil - 'Picture Perfect' (AFM) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 22:25

1soilthumbKudos to Soil for even being around in 2009 releasing albums. When their breakout hit 'Halo' found itself in heavy - literally - rotation on the World's music television channels at the turn of the century, they were one of a glut of bands for whom the future looked bright.

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Firenote – ‘Self Titled’ (IVK Music) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 19:16
 

FirenoteFirenote are about to take you to a world full of chorus filled anthems, heart breaking ballads and AOR stompers and I can promise you it's all going to be pomptastic...... David Whistance feels the love for Finish Rockers Firenote.

 

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Grimmstine – ‘Self Titled’ (Metal Heaven) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 14:15

GRIMMSTINE_thmbWhen it comes to reviewing real old school Heavy Metal, Uber Rock knows the score. Johnny H was raised on stuff like Wolf (UK Version), More and Grim Reaper, so who better to review that band's former singer's Grimmstine project. 

 

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Lahannya – ‘Defiance’ (Kabuki Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Saturday, 24 October 2009 14:00

Lahannya_cover_art_thmbDavid Whistance enters a world of 'Defiance' when he reviews the second full album from Industrial Goth Metallers Lahannya, but does he like his Brave New World?

 

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