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You Me At Six - 'Hold Me Down' (Virgin/EMI) Print E-mail
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Written by David Prince   
Friday, 22 January 2010 15:11

1ayoumeathmWith the cries of adoration still ringing in their ears after touring the UK as support to Paramore, the much-fancied You Me At Six release their second album 'Hold Me Down' and we asked the not-as-much-fancied David Prince to investigate....

 

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Lostprophets - 'The Betrayed' (Visible Noise/Sony Music) Print E-mail
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Written by Johnny H   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:54

Betrayed._thmbAfter a scrapped album and rumours of behind the scenes interference, Lostprophets installed bassist Stuart Richardson in the producer's hot seat and set about making their fourth album, 'The Betrayed'. Johnny H investigates.....

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Orden Ogan – ‘Easton Hope’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 18:44

ORDEN_OGAN_-_Easton_Hope_thmbOn the eve of Orden Ogan's second release 'Easton Hope', David Whistance has the worthy task of reviewing this latest contribution to the Heavy Metal world, but the question on everyone's lips is, can the band really live up to their debut?

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Izzy Stradlin - 'Smoke' (iTunes) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 16 January 2010 19:29

1aizzythmFormer Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin releases a new album exclusively to iTunes and we gave Dom Daley a Commodore 64 and some crayons and asked him for his thoughts on "ten bitchin' rock 'n' roll tunes".......

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For Selena And Sin – ‘Primrose Path’ (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 11 January 2010 17:53

For_Selena_and_Sin_thmbThe second album from Finnish goth metallers For Selena And Sin, 'Primrose Path', is an album featuring twelve solid rock songs, and some fine musicianship by anyone's standards. But what does our  man on the scene David Whistance think of a female fronted band once again hitting his deathdecks?

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Dark Funeral – ‘Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus’ (Regain Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 10 January 2010 10:26

Dark_FuneralIt's the coldest Winter in the UK in decades and Swedish black metal legends Dark Funeral unleash their new album 'Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus' to help warm us up. Darrel Sutton gets to warm his hands on the fires of Hell when he unleashes this black metal beast on his stereo.

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Brian Jonestown Massacre - ‘Who Killed Sgt Pepper?’ (Cargo Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 08 January 2010 18:04

BJM_thmbapproved_smallRecorded in studios across Iceland and Berlin throughout late 2009 and between tours of the US, 'Who Killed Sgt Pepper?' is draped in psychedelia, but brought bang up to date through a definitive trance feel. Nev Brooks gets to live the dream Brian Jonestown Massacre style...

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Buzzov*en - 'Violence From The Vault' (Relapse) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 07 January 2010 21:01

1abuzzthmUgly, violent music for ugly, violent people. You really didn't want to fuck with Buzzoven who reached their peak with the 'Sore' album back in '94. These tracks from the same sessions that spawned that opus have been lovingly resurrected by Relapse for this release and really show a band way ahead of their time in terms of sheer aural violence. 

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Heathen - 'The Evolution Of Chaos' (Mascot Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Wednesday, 06 January 2010 20:54

1aheathenthmapproved_smallBay Area legends Heathen have come up with an absolute masterpiece of an album with 'The Evolution Of Chaos'. This should leave any fans of the band's classic 'Breaking The Silence', along with any modern day thrash fans, in a state of utter ecstasy. 

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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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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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Wolfmother - 'Cosmic Egg' (Island/Interscope) Print E-mail
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Written by Kim Thore   
Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:42

Cosmic_Egg_thmbReleased at the tail end of 2009, 'Cosmic Egg' is the second album from Australian rockers Wolfmother. As the band starts their first trip around the globe touring said album we asked Kim Thore to witness the band's 'New Moon Rising'.

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Acey Slade & The Dark Party - 'The Dark Party' (TrashPit Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Sunday, 17 January 2010 16:52

1aceythmapproved_smallAcey Slade's most daring piece of work to date? Dom Daley investigates as he accepts an invitation to 'The Dark Party'. Read on for your chance to win a copy of one of the first true exciting album releases of 2010.....

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Dark Illusion – ‘Where The Eagles Fly’ (Battlefield Records) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Monday, 11 January 2010 18:05
Dark_Illusion_cover_thmbWhen he complained recently of over doing things this Xmas we sent David Whistance on an immediate course of intense heavy metal workouts to get him back fighting fit. And what better way to kick things off than with some Swedish melodic power metal courtesy of Dark Illusion and their second album, 'Where Eagles Fly'?
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Seizure Crypt – ‘Under The Gun’ (Bad Elephant Productions) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Sunday, 10 January 2010 10:35

Seizure_CryptThere's nothing more that Darrel Sutton likes to do of a Sunday afternoon than put on a relaxing CD that rips through nine tracks of total mayhem; fast, mad, DIY crossover thrash that really don't give a fuck. Sutton's got his neighbours 'Under The Gun' again as he reviews Seizure Crypt.

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The Wildhearts – ‘Chutzpah Jnr’ (Backstage Alliance) Print E-mail
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Written by David Whistance   
Friday, 08 January 2010 18:17
ChutzpahJnrthmbapproved_smallThe Wildhearts have become one of the greatest British institutions of musical integrity and in frontman Ginger they have one of the most talented singer/songwriters this fair country has produced. David Whistance reviews the band's gig only 'Chutzpah Jnr' CD.
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The Courtesy Group – ‘Tradesman’s Entrance’ (Ma Doocey) Print E-mail
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Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 08 January 2010 17:49

Courtesy_Group_thmbIn his first review for Über Röck, Nev Brooks gets to listen to The Courtesy Group's new album 'Tradesman's Entrance'. Question is did we give him a bum deal or is this some kick ass British pop? Find out here.

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Domes Of Silence - 'Temple Of The Wasp' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Darrel Sutton   
Thursday, 07 January 2010 20:52

1adomesthmShort and sweet little blast from UK based Domes Of Silence. Available in a variety of download only formats, Darrel Sutton checks out this piece of lo-fi fayre....

 

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Sid Brown - 'Sid Brown' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Saturday, 02 January 2010 15:21

1sidthmLo-fi rock 'n' roll with a hint of Bowie, Iggy and the Stones? Dom Daley is in r'n'r heaven as he shakes it, baby.......

 

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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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