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The Adjusters - 'Reckless Relations' (Zodiac Killer Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 23 April 2010 06:15

adjustersthm"Not since the likes of Gunfire Dance has a UK band played this lovely trashed up racket with such appeal and carefree abandonment." A bold statement from Dom Daley but he can back it up with the 'Reckless Relations' album from The Adjusters. How? Read on for the chatter that matters....

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Axel Rudi Pell – ‘The Crest’ (Steamhammer/SPV) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 23 April 2010 06:00

pell_crest_thmbEx Steeler guitarist turned solo star Axel Rudi Pell is just about to release 'The Crest', his fourteenth studio album as a solo performer. David Whistance dons a white Stratocaster and plugs into his Marshall MS2 in celebration of a guitarist who can actually write songs.

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Tesla – ‘Alive In Europe’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:00

Tesla_Alive_thmbTwenty five years of Tesla's unique brand of hard rock crammed into one live disc, that's some mean feat if ever there was one. We asked Rob Watkins to put on his modern day cowboy hat and put the band's new 'Alive In Europe' album to the test.

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Asia – ‘Omega’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Rob Watkins   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 05:00
Asia-omega_thmbWith 2010 heralding the return of supergroups via Murderdolls and Them Crooked Vultures, Über Röck's Rob Watkins is more interested in THE original supergroup, Messrs Downes, Wetton, Howe and Palmer aka Asia who are back with 'Omega' and with it their iconic sound.
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Stormzone – ‘Death Dealer’ (SPV/Steamhammer) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 05:01
stormzone_Death_Dealer_thmbWhen it comes to the NWOBHM Über Röck can boast a few writers who know their Samurai from their Preyer. So who better than David Whistance to tackle Ireland's classic rock sensations Stormzone and their all new album 'Death Dealer' that just happens to feature one or two legends from that scene?

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Ratt – 'Infestation' (Roadrunner/Loud & Proud) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 05:00
Ratt_Infestation_thmbIt's lucky number seven album-wise for US arena rockers Ratt, as they are 'Back For More' with 'Infestation'. Johnny H recalls his mid Eighties infatuation with all things Pearcy and Co but this time around is he a 'Wanted Man' or a 'Way Cool Jnr'?
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Extreme – ‘Take Us Alive: Boston 2009’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Fraser Munro   
Monday, 19 April 2010 05:00

Extreme_Take_Us_thmbWhen it comes to all things extreme musically, then the man in the know is Über Röck's Darrel Sutton. Extreme the band however, well that's a different ball game, and one Fraser Munro is happy to kick around, as he reviews the band's all new reunion live album.

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - 'The Brutalist Bricks' (Matador Records US) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Friday, 16 April 2010 05:30

tedleothumbapproved_smallTed Leo and his Pharmacists were unknown to Gaz E until 'The Brutalist Bricks' got hurled through the window of ÜRHQ and, conveniently, landed in the box marked "Awesome". This is special - read on to find out why.....

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The Bad Samaritans - 'The Shithouse Sessions' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 15 April 2010 06:30

badthumbI think it's fair to say that when Dom Daley got asked to review 'The Shithouse Sessions' a whole new world opened up for him. Featuring former Cowboy Killers frontman Beddis, The Bad Samaritans come from Newport and aren't particularly enamoured with their surroundings....

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Crashdiet – ‘Generation Wild’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Fraser Munro   
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 06:01
crashdiet_GW_album_thmbAlbum number three from Sweden's Crashdiet, and 'Generation Wild' marks the recording debut for new lead singer Simon Cruz. Fraser Munro strips back the multi-layered production to find a reinvigorated band screaming to get out.
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Star Fucking Hipsters - 'Never Rest In Peace' (Alternative Tentacles) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 05:55

sfhipstersthumbFormed as a side project by Leftöver Crack vocalist Stza, Star Fucking Hipsters might have über-acting fave Ethan Suplee in their music video but even that can't twist Dom Daley's arm into loving this shiny disc.....

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Bloodlights - 'Simple Pleasures' (Silversonic Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:05

bloodlightsthumbapproved_smallIt was a very sad day for rock 'n' roll when the mighty Gluecifer announced that they were disbanding. But wait - guitarist Captain Poon has put together another gang of garage rockin' mofos called Bloodlights and Dom Daley says "Hell Yeah!"

 

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Raising Sand - 'All Out War' (Bullseye Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:30

raisingsandthumbMetal courses through the veins of Matt Phelps at such ferocity that, even when reviewing the cool retro rock of Raising Sand, he has to give a mention to his all-time heroes Manowar. Why? Read on and all will be revealed.....

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RX Bandits - 'Mandala' (Sargent House) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 05:00

rxthumb"This is how albums are supposed to start" say Russ P as he belatedly discovers RX Bandits and their sixth full length studio album 'Mandala' and ends up punch drunk. How and why? Read on for the truth.....

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Sick Of It All – ‘Based On A True Story’ (Century Media) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 05:00
Sick_Of_It_All_Based_thmbapproved_smallDoing this album review has really been playing on Darrel Sutton's mind since he first heard the album, because he really has been struggling to come up with enough superlatives to do it justice. Sick Of It All maybe twenty five years old this year but they're not slowing up just yet.
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The Glitterati - 'Are You One Of Us?' (DR2) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Monday, 19 April 2010 06:00

glitterathumbapproved_smallDid it all come a little too soon for The Glitterati? Major record deal, famous record producer, band being dropped - the slide into obscurity comes next, surely? But, in true Über Röck fashion, the band have gone against the grain and recorded a new album that comes out swinging.....

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Stairway - 'Interregnum' (Stairway Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Sunday, 18 April 2010 06:05

stairwaythumbVeteran heavy rockers Stairway "combine the brilliance of Iron Maiden with the vocal mastery of Queen." Join Gaz E, as he unfortunately checks out their fifth album, and smells bullshit....gumby metal bullshit.

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Soniq Theater - 'Unknown Realities' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Gaz E   
Thursday, 15 April 2010 06:35

soniqthumbThat image of a piece of toilet paper forced through a cheap inkjet printer on the left is actually the cover of the new album by Soniq Theater, the ginger brainchild of German one man bland Alfred Mueller. Could this simply be a poorly packaged work of fine art? Nope.....

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Revolting Cocks - 'Got Cock?' (13th Planet Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Thursday, 15 April 2010 06:00

revcothumb"Me so horny" cries Nev Brooks as he puts the needle on the record and investigates the sixth studio album from Revolting Cocks. If the cover doesn't convince you of the blackest humour that this album contains, the song titles will. Read on for the dirty details....

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Steve Cichon - 'Cranial Feedback' (Nightmare Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Russ P   
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 06:00
Steve-Cichon-Cranial-Feedback86pxAlbum number three for guitarist Steve Cichon and 'Cranial Feedback' is a live one to boot, or is it? Russ P unravels the mysteries of this musical mind journey combining jazz, Spanish classical and good old heavy metal all in one neat package.
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Rayburn - 'Self Titled' (Psych Of The South) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 05:30

rayburnthumbThese handsome devils on the left were called Rayburn and, in the sexy Seventies, they sent a million girls crazy. Okay, maybe not but, as Nev Brooks discovers, their brand of psychedelic rock is one retro curio worth checking out.....

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