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Bad Sam – ‘Bring Me The Head Of...’ (Kriminal Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:30

Bad Sam artworkComing out of nowhere, a new Bad Sam album hits the streets without any fanfare at all - but it is a most welcome gift, at least as far as our man Dom Daley is concerned, who finds it the perfect antidote to all the mayhem going on around him in the world outside his own little punk ‘n’ roll kingdom. Click the link to find out what happened when he lit the fuse and then sat on top of this particular powderkeg:

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Hunter & The Bear – ‘Paper Heart’ (Self-Released) Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rowland   
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:00

Hunter Bear Paper HeartJim Rowland is a big fan of up-and-coming beat combo Hunter & The Bear and their fiercely independent approach to everything they do. So, will their debut album set his paper heart on fire or will it get all soggy with tears of joy? There’s only one way to fined out, and that’s by clicking the link:

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Biters – ‘The Future Ain't What It Used To Be’ (Earache Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 04:30

Biters - Future coverWe’re not gonna beat about the bush with any fancy intro here. Biters have a new album out. It’s a work of rock n roll art. And there can be only one man tasked with educating you about this work of genius. So, without further ado, click the link and get on with it:

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Warrant – ‘Louder, Harder, Faster’ (Frontiers Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dave Prince   
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 04:00

WARRANT lhf cover 3000Making a welcome return to the Über Rock pages after a bit of a break, our very own king of parp wraps his ears around the first new Warrant album since the death of Jani Lane six long years ago… but, does it have our man celebrating the band’s return with a slice of a certain-flavoured pie, or will he be heading for the door as hard and fast as possible? Click the link to find out:

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Danzig – ‘Black Laden Crown’ (AFM Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Monday, 22 May 2017 04:30

DZ BLC-C 1500x1500There’s no denying that Glenn Danzig belongs in the pantheon of the all-time great characters in the history of rock music. From his time in the Misfits through much of his solo material, Danzig has remained an iconic figure whose dark charisma has inspired everyone from Metallica to AFI. However, according to our man Jonni D, there is also no denying that Danzig has failed to age gracefully when it comes to his recent creative output. Has he rectified the situation with his forthcoming new album? Click the link to find out why JD’s low expectations were more than fulfilled:

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Various Artists – ‘Max's Kansas City: 1976 & Beyond’ (Jungle Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Monday, 22 May 2017 04:00

MKC 1976 coverDom Daley may be best known to many regular readers for bringing us the hottest new punk talent from across the rock ‘n’ roll Überverse… but today he turns back the clock and unearths a true musical artefact, in the shape of this re-issued compilation capturing the spirit of New York – and specifically a certain renowned hotbed of then emerging talent. It’s an experience you can share by clicking the link:

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The BIG Über Rock Exclusive: Luke Appleton talks (and plays) Iced Earth, Absolva and more… Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:15

Iced Earth - IncorruptibleHow’s this for an exclusive, you bad-ass bitches? Iced Earth bassist Luke Appleton recently sat himself down in front of a camera and recorded a short film, just for Über Rock and you, all our lovely readers. In it, he talks about Iced Earth and their brand new album, ‘Incorruptible’. But, wait, there’s more… but, to find out what it is, you’ll have to click this link thing:

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Baz Francis: ‘Face That Launched A Thousand Shipwrecks World Tour 2017’ Tour Diary Print E-mail
Written by Baz Francis   
Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:30

Skopje gig poster 1st April 2017 Photo by Tom ODonoghueEver wondered what life is like on the road for a travelling troubadour? Well, wonder no more, as, writing exclusively for Uber Rock, the inimitable Baz Francis reveals what it is like to face up to new challenges and explore new frontiers as a solo artist. The first part of this exclusive tour diary sees him travelling the highways and by-ways from Macedonia to Helskinki:

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The Über-Rockin’ Guide To Camden Rocks (Saturday 3 June) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:30

Camden Rocks Cover Artapproved small 2013The traditional definition of a “festival” dictates that it is an event held over three or four days, sometimes longer, and usually in the back side of nowhere (so as not to annoy the neighbours). Now, Camden Rocks may last for only one day – but, in that period, they manage to cram in 250 performances across 25 different venues in the heart of dear old London town… Nev Brooks does his best to try and pick out the bands he’d be least gutted to miss in the military action that will be involved in trying to catch as music of the action as possible:

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EXTENDED PLAY: Bite Size Chunks Of Musical Mayhem Print E-mail
Written by Mark Ashby   
Saturday, 20 May 2017 04:00

Cover Art - If There Was Ever Any DoubtMark Ashby has dug out another bunch of ye olde extended players from the bottom of the Über Rock mailbag – and an eclectic mix it is once again, from “loud and shouty” alt-punk through prog to some fairly brutal deathcore and gothic noir nonsense, via a group of undoubted rock goddesses making their long overdue return… so, click the link to jump right in and immerse yourselves in this month’s selection of EPs:

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‘Mike & Jules - While We Still Have Time’ Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 May 2017 14:17

Mike and Jules PetersThis coming Monday (29 May), BBC One Wales is to screen a documentary following a year in the life of The Alarm frontman Mike Peters and his wife Jules.  It was a year during which saw both of them literally fighting the fights of their lives, against cancer.  Dom Daley was privileged to be in the audience at a special advance screening.  Click the link to find out more about what promises to be a very moving film, and Dom’s thoughts on both the programme and the people involved:

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Control Freaks – ‘Mindless Entertainment’ (Slovenly Records) Print E-mail
Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 19 May 2017 05:00

Control Freaks artworkWe all love a bit of mindless entertainment… you know, the sort of stuff you stick on late at night when you don’t really want to concentrate anything, but just want some kinda noise in the background to take your mind off the travails of the day you’ve just had? Well, in the case of Dom Daley, it’s snotty, sloppy – and, above all, LOUD – garage punk that he turns to… and you can as well, when you click the link:

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Cock Sparrer – ‘Forever’ (Randale/Pirates Press Records) Print E-mail
Written by Nev Brooks   
Friday, 19 May 2017 04:30

Cock Sparrer - Foreverapproved smallNothing may last forever, but, in the brand new album from Oi pioneers Cock Sparrer, Nev Brooks has found an album that is going to hang around for quite a while and is likely to become one of the cornerstone classics of the genre. Click the link to find out why he’s already singing along at the band’s live shows – and they ain’t until September!

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Custard – ‘The Realm Of Tales’ (Pure Steel Records) Print E-mail
Written by Marc Leach   
Friday, 19 May 2017 04:00

Cover Custard A Realm Of TalesI do like me a bit of custard now and again, especially on my sticky toffee pudding! Mrs A ain’t so fond of it though… Marc Leach, on the other hand, absolutely loves the stuff – but a certain flavour of it… that being the German power metal variety. Only it doesn’t come out of a tin or a packet, but exploding out of his speakers… click the link to find out what we’re on about:

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The Dead Daisies - 'Live & Louder’ (Spitfire Music/SPV) Print E-mail
Written by Ben Hughes   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:00

Dead Daisies - Live coverRecorded during their European tour late last year, 'Live & Louder' is the first live album from the hard touring Aussie/US Supergroup and sees Messrs Corabi, Tichy, Mendoza, Lowy and Aldrich, aimed to capture the glory daze of the live album. Have they produced one which will sit proudly alongside the classic output of the double albums that already line the shelves of Ben Hughes’ already extensive collection? Click the link to find out:

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At The Drive-In - ‘in·ter a·li·a’ (Rise Records) Print E-mail
Written by Jonni D   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 04:30

ATDI artworkThe news that At The Drive In had reformed – for a second time – and were releasing their first album in 17 years took even the most dyed in the wool of their fans by surprise. Jonni D reckons that it could be argued that not only was this new release unexpected, but that it was largely unwanted by the band’s fanbase. Is he right? Click the link to find out:

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